An Inverted Cross can also be called Upsidedown Cross, Cross St. Peter or Petrine Cross. The cross is seen as either of devilish ideas or humble Christian faith.
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The Upside Down Cross Meaning in the Bible
According to Biblical sources, the Apostle Other was crucified during Nero’s uprise on an inverted cross or upside down cross. It iss said to be a symbol of humility in faith because the Apostle would not be crucified in the exact manner that he, Jesus Christ was crucified.
However, the story of Peter’s death has not been edified in the Bible. When we check in John 21:18, Christ made a prediction on the desperate nature of Apostle Peter’s sudden death.
“Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”
Jerome born nearly 300 years after the passage of Peter affirmed that Peter was crucified upside down. Also, in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (1563), Foxe relied on Jerome’s account;
“Jerome saith that he was crucified, his head being down and his feet upward, himself so requiring, because he was (he said) unworthy to be crucified after the same form and manner as the Lord was.”
The Upside Down Cross and The Occult
It is more of a common symbol attached to the Church of Satanism or the devil himself. It is also used in some Satanic Temple events revealing the Baphomet statue.
In famous culture, like in the movies and music, the upside down cross can stand in place of anti-christian and Satanist sentiments or against social and political power. In some Hollywood such as The Conjuring and Rosemary’s Baby, it is associated with satanic activity and evilness. The nature of it is best seen by its context.
Upside down cross in the Bible
In Christianity, it is generally associated with the martyrdom of the Apostle Peter. The symbol comes from the Catholic tradition that before he was sentenced to death, Peter and that his cross be put in the upside down direction because he felt unworthy of being crucified in the same way Jesus was.