I have some friends that ask why Mormons have no crosses at church, or dont believe in wearing them around their neck. Can you please help me? Thanks.
The cross signifies the death of Jesus. We like to think more of his resurrection. He said,
I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (John 11:25).
Also, we tend not to decorate our churches with such things as statues in accordance with scripture,
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me (Exodus 20:4-5).