I went to tune a piano here in rochester at the local Salvation Army headquarters in Rochester, NY and noticed the logo outside their buildling.It is a wheel like a cog, with a Crown on top of it, inside was a cross and two swords. it readsBLOOD and FIRE.Anyone know the history of this logo, and it's true meaning?Thanks!In Christ,Doug
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[img]http://www.sermonindex.net/images/crest.jpg[/img]The symbolism of The Salvation Army crest is explained in the Chapter 11, Section 3 of Orders And Regulations for Officers, 1997, as follows:(a) The round figure 'the sun' represents the light and fire of the Holy Spirit(b) The cross in the centre represents the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ(c) The letter S stands for Salvation(d) The swords represent the warfare of salvation(e) The shots represent the truths of the gospel(f) The crown represents the crown of glory, which God will give to all his soldiers who are faithful to the end.These explanations go back to the 1900 edition of Orders And Regulations for Field Officers, which is the earliest description of the crest we have found. Although the explanations have not changed, the details of the design have varied considerably through the years, and from country to country.The number of shots varies from five, in our earliest examples, up to ten or more. Seven did not become standard until around 1910. From all our research, we have concluded that, as far as the symbolism of the crest is concerned, the number of gospel shots is not significant, any more than the number of rays on the sun, or whether the stars on the crown have three, four, or five points.
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The children of Salvationists were dedicated by being wrapped in the flag and their parents giving their consent to their child living and dying for the sake of the gospel.
and their parents giving their consent to their child living and dying for the sake of the gospel
Isn't it a bit extreme to have to consent to the possible death of your children as a condition to dedicating them to the Lord?