They used to put crosses in the mosaic floors of churches, but in 427, Emperor Theodosius II forbade it, saying the symbol was profaned when people walked on it. Perhaps the cross is not so much profaned by what we do with the likeness of it as it is by what we do with the Christ who died on it. If we honor and obey Him, we honor His cross. If we doubt or disobey Him, we dishonor His cross far more than any footstep.

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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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