Indeed, nothing new is under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9)...
THE TRUTH REVEALED!!!
In ancient history, the Cross can be traced all the way back to the days of Babylon -- during the period of Nimrod-Babylonian rule. The "t" symbol represents the "t" seen in many crosses, and originates from the worship of Tammuz, a nature deity -- often associated with the sun-god. In the Book of Ezekiel, this pagan nature deity is even mentioned -- noting that women were weeping for this sun-god; one of the many accounts of abominations spoken of in Scripture (Ezekiel 8:10-15).
In fact, according to The Encyclopedia Brittanica, 11th ed., 1910, Vol. 7, pg. 506: "Various objects, dating from periods long anterior to the Christian era, have been found, marked with crosses of different designs, in almost every part of the old world. India, Syria, Persia and Egypt have all yielded numberless examples, while numerous instances, dating from the later Stone Age to Christian times, have been found in nearly every part of Europe. The use of the cross as a religious symbol in pre-Christian times, and among non-Christian peoples, may probably be regarded as almost universal, and in very many cases it was connected with some form of nature worship." This lets us know that the Cross does in fact originate from pagan roots, and had been worshipped thousands of years before the time of The Messiah.
We also see many Egyptian hieroglyphics, papyruses, sculptures, and paintings depicting Ankhs, also known as Ancient Crosses. And they're not just depicted in Ancient Egyptian artwork either -- as mentioned above, they were once a universal symbol used worldwide.
But how did this relic transition into modern Christianity? In 325 AD, Constantine sought to blend ancient paganisms into a new religion -- the religion what would be known as today's Christianity. In doing so, they reformed the cross to be the universal sign of all religion once again: hence what we have today. Over history... "That mystic Tau was marked in baptism on the foreheads of those initiated into the Mysteries. . . . The Vestal virgins of Pagan Rome wore it suspended from their necklaces, as the nuns do now. . . . There is hardly a Pagan tribe where the cross has not been found. . . . [T]he X which in itself was not an unnatural symbol of Christ, the true Messiah, and which had once been regarded as such, was allowed to go entirely into disuse, and the Tau, "†", the sign of the cross, the indisputable sign of Tammuz, the false Messiah, was everywhere substituted in its stead." (See Alexander Hislop's "The Two Babylons," 1959, pg. 198-99;204-05).
In essence, with the blending of paganisms into this new religion, the Cross was still used as a symbol for the worship of Tammuz, the nature sun-deity.
--- Now then, what is the TRUTH about Our Mashiyach (Messiah) YAHUSHA? Well, he was in fact hung on a tree (See Acts 5:30; Acts 10:39; Acts 13:29; Galatians 3:13-14; and I Peter 2:24 -- Also See: https://youtu.be/Sxsf-Cj1otU), he had NOTHING to do with the "Cross," and he was definitely NOT Resurrected on a Sunday! ---
AND AS ALWAYS, REMEMBER TO SEEK YAHUAH AND HIS TRUE SON YAHUSHA FOR EVEN MORE TRUTH!!!!!!!
Independent Study: http://www.yahuahkingdom.com/uploads/8/3/6/9/8369443/the_cross.pdf
Cross in Egyptian Mythology: http://www.reformation.org/cross-busters.html
Cross Pagan: http://www.cgg.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.sr/CT/ARTB/k/471/Cross-Christian-Banner-Pagan-Relic.htm
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ALSO SEE SWASTIKA-CROSS ORIGINS
Buddha symbolized with swastika (which is another form of a cross): http://www.uncommonobjects.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/buddhist-2.png
Cross according to Brittanica: http://www.britannica.com/topic/cross-religious-symbol