I have a question for you. What is the significance
of the "Jesus fish" that many people have on their cars? Is this
something that, as a Christian, I should have on my car? Is this an
effective witnessing tool?
The fish is an ancient Christian symbol known from the 1st century catacombs in Rome. The first literary reference to a fish as a Christian symbol is from Clement of Alexandria During times of persecution, many early Christians would scratch a fish symbol on the ground, or on rocks, or doorposts, as a means to distinguish friend from foe. The Greek word within the fish is "ICHTHUS" which means "fish" in Greek. It's also an acronym for the phrase Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.
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