Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Trinity Fish Symbols

       This trinity fish symbol is very old and not in common use anymore, except for it's use on Chrismon trees. This is because Chrismon trees depict the histories of many people.
       Some sources say that the converted Celtic Christians used this symbol prior to becoming Christians and then transferred it to Trinity worship because it represented the God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit so perfectly. 
       Symbolic language in ancient times did change throughout history. Just as meanings attached to much of our own vocabulary changes over time. This is not a strange phenomena, in fact, it happens all of the time. In order to correctly establish meanings behind symbols, one should contextualize them for the time, place and their use by the people who used them. 
       The Lord brought many gentiles into his church and with this gift came much cultural heritage. This does not mean that every symbol that has former history must be eliminated from our memory. It does require, however, that that history be understood, taught and valuable lessons be learned from it.

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