Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Escallop Sea Shell

 The Escalop-shell, when used in Christian art, signifies two ideas: baptism and pilgrimage. It is both the usual emblem of that Holy Sacrament and the emblem of pilgrims.
Scripture References for the Escallop Sea Shell:
  • "those who disobeyed God long ago when God waited patiently while Noah was building his boat. Only eight people were saved from drowning in that terrible flood. And that water is a picture of baptism, which now saves you, not by removing dirt from your body, but as a response to God from a clean conscience. It is effective because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 3:20-21 (NLT)
  • "Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life." Romans 6:3-4 (NASB)
  • "At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove." Mark 1: 9-10 (NIV)
  • "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10: 9-10 (KJB)
  • "Therefore go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. And look, I am with you every day, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28: 19-20 (NHEB)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Constructive comments are appreciated. All comments are moderated and do not immediately appear after publishing. Thanks and have a nice day!