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Cross & Crown

Christian Symbols Illustrated Glossary


The cross and crown represent the heavenly reward that awaits believers who first must suffer the trials of life on earth.
Cross & Crown

Cross & Crown

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The Cross and Crown is a familiar symbol in Christian churches. It represents the reward awaiting in heaven (the crown) that believers will receive after the suffering and trials of life on earth (the cross).

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (NIV)

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