What the Logo Means
The cross, pitcher, laver and crown are the four symbols which join to illustrate our central theme in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, that is: “Jesus Christ is our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King.”
The CROSS: Christ our Savior.
We believe Jesus Christ is the only Savior and Lord. We believe that Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes unto the Father but by me. (John 14:6) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
The LAVER: Christ our Sanctifier.
We believe Jesus Christ is our Sanctifier, that is, He lives in us to make us holy. We believe in the Holy Spirit of God and His fullness by which alone we can live a holy and victorious Christian Life. Jesus said. I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. (John 15:5)
NOTE: THE LAVER SYMBOL REPRESENTS A VESSEL USED IN THE TEMPLE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, THE PRIEST USED IT TO WASH HIS FEET BEFORE ENTERING THE HOLY PLACE. IT SIGNIFIES THE DAILY CLEANSING FROM SIN BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
The PITCHER: Christ our Healer.
The pitcher shows that we believe that Jesus Christ is our Healer. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is the same, his power has not diminished, his hand is not shortened, his ear is not deaf to our cry. Jesus provided for the healing of our mortal bodies by his stripes we are being healed. We have but to reach out and touch the hem of his garment by faith.
NOTE: THIS SYMBOL REPRESENT A PITCHER CONTAINING OIL TO ANOINT THE SICK FOR HEALING THAT COMES THROUGH OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WORD.
The CROWN: Christ our Coming King.
We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Rapture of the church. His coming is premillenial and can occur at any moment. We do not know the day, nor the hour, but that he is coming at any moment is our motivation for missions. For Jesus said concerning the time of his coming. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Matthew 24:14)
The globe represents our mission in the world. Freely you have received, freely give (Mathew 10:8), the Lord urged His followers as He sent them to spread the good news throughout the land. That appeal from His heart to ours will continue until the gospel, through the efforts of His Church, has reached all peoples, and He comes again.
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