“Most other Christians use the cross as the symbol of their faith. Why don’t members of the Church wear crosses?” New Era, Nov. 2012, 44–45
The fact that our Church doesn’t use the cross does set us apart from other Christians. So why don’t we use it? President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) once answered this question in this way: “For us, the cross is the symbol of the dying Christ, while our message is a declaration of the Living Christ. … The lives of our people must become the most meaningful expression of our faith and, in fact, therefore, the symbol of our worship. … Because our Savior lives, we do not use the symbol of His death as the symbol of our faith. But what shall we use? No sign, no work of art, no representation of form is adequate to express the glory and the wonder of the Living Christ. He told us what that symbol should be when He said, ‘If ye love me, keep my commandments’ (John 14:15)” (“The Symbol of Our Faith,” Ensign, Apr. 2005, 3, 6).