14 March 2014

We do not use the cross as a symbol on our chapels, temples, or on our scriptures or in jewelry.
President Gordon B. Hinckley explained: 
"On Calvary he was the dying Jesus. From the tomb he emerged the living Christ,
Because our Savior lives, we do not use the symbol of his death as the symbol of our faith. 
“We focus on the great atonement of our Savior, his sacrifice for us that makes eternal life possible. We think of his life and sacrifice every Sunday during the sacrament. Our testimonies become the precious things that we bear, along with our obedience, to show we are true followers of Christ.
“…the lives of our people must become the only meaningful expression of our faith and, in fact, therefore, the symbol of our worship." (“The Symbol of Christ,” New Era, Apr. 1990, p. 4).