I saw this commercial on TV a few weeks back and it caught my spiritual attention. If you haven't watched it in its entirety, do that before continuing with the post.
First, there's a woman giving testimony that the stone from Yeshua's tomb in the necklace made her feel closer to Him. There's nothing wrong with the stone or the necklace as long as it doesn't become an idol. But in truth, the only way to feel close to The Lord is to be close to Him by relationship. You can have as many necklaces and stones as you want, enough to fill 50 jewelry boxes, but if you're not reading The Written Word, praying and listening and being transformed from glory to glory by seeking His Kingdom and serving Him and others, you are not close to God, Yeshua or Holy Spirit.
Second, the middle section claims to represent the exact spot where Jesus was born. What does that even mean? Of all the places in The Word where God instructed altars to be built to Himself, as far as I know - and I haven't studied the Hebraic teachings/writings on His birth in fullness, yet - in The Holy Scriptures He never instructed one to be built for remembrance at Jesus' birthplace. Can we honor His birthplace? Yes. And one important way to do that is to intercede faithfully for The Nation of Israel and its people worldwide.
Third, they have the boldness to say, "There's no greater gift you can give than a symbol of your love for Jesus Christ." Well, that contradicts The Logos because the greatest gift we can ever give is that of introducing someone to The Savior Himself so that they can be delivered from sin, death and hell. I know they just want to sell things and they've chosen their words specifically. This calls our attention to how important our ear and eye gates are, and how important discernment and knowing The Word and The Spirit of Truth (Holy Spirit) personally is to believers.
Fourth, they note that it's honored by The Vatican. Well, a lot of the Catholic religion is about idols, relics, superstition and works, so as a believer in The Bible, you have to take that with a grain of salt ... and light.
But the thing that really made my eyes pop was the angel brooch special gift. I couldn't find the full commercial on YouTube, but they make the claim that the angel brooch draws angels to you. That is a direct contradiction of The Written Word. Psalm 103:20 tells us that God's mighty angels only listen to and move at The Words of God, spoken or written. So if that brooch pulls anything to its wearers what they're pulling are not angels of Yahweh.
I'm not meaning to attack The Nativity Stones Cross jewelry or its makers. My goal as a teacher of The Word is to help believers confirm what's available to us in the world with The Word.
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.