THE COLORS OF THE CROSS

Why is the cross on the property of Open Door Baptist Church in Clearbrook

arrayed with different colors after dark?

When the electrical power is off, the cross is black, representing sin and death and separation from God. Each of us is guilty of sin, “There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” EC 7:20. “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. 
 
 

BLUE

Blue and Sapphires reflect a beautiful sky-blue color  representing Heaven and the  heavenly realm. 

 
“And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.”
Exodus 24:10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GOLD

We always start with GOD.  Add the “L” (for love) to GOD and you’ve made the word “Gold”.    That makes it easy to remember that gold represents GOD.

 
“Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,”
1 Peter 2:7
 
 
 
 
GREEN
 

Green represents a healthy growing  green plant which symbolizes a Christian life that produces good fruit and finds rest in Christ. 

 
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;”
Philippians 3:10
 
 
 
 
 

PURPLE

 
Purple represents Kingship.  Creating a purple dye was expensive in ancient times, therefore purple became a color of prestige, nobility and royalty.  The Bible reveals purple to be symbolic of wealth, prosperity and luxury:
 
“Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.”
Ezekiel 27:7
 
 

 

 

 
 

RED

 
Red in the Bible represents blood and redemption. 
 
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”

Leviticus 17:11

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

WHITE

 
Replaces the blackness of sins when a person comes to Jesus confessing their sin.
 
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
Isaiah 1:18