In 1976 in Christ Chapel, Raleigh, North Carolina, as I stood on the platform worshiping God, our logo came to me as a vision. The Book, the Cross, and the Dove represent the most important points of true Christianity, and the main ingredients of balanced spirituality. It illustrates the essential elements of emphasis for Christians, our Church, and our Bible school.
And finally, the surrounding circle simply draws it altogether into one, just as the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one in three and three in one. The circle keeps these things together and in balance just as we are to be balanced emotionally and intellectually—loving God with all of our heart and with all of our mind.
- The open volume of Scriptures is the basis and foundation of our faith, for "...faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" (Romans 10:17). The Bible is the revelation of spiritual understanding, Divine wisdom, and heavenly knowledge. We are cleansed and sanctified by the Word of God (John 15:3). If you say what the Word of God says, and I say what God's Word says, then we will be in one accord and agreement. The Word must be taught and taught rightly.
- The Cross represents Christ Himself crucified for our sins, that we might be saved by God's mercy and grave. Jesus, the Prime Revelation and Express Image of God, is our focus. It is in the center, as we are to be Christ-centered, and always keep our eyes on Him, who is the visible manifestation of God
The Cross further signifies the supreme act of God's Love, through which we may enjoy the rich, warm, fellowship of the Body of Christ, as 1 Peter 4:8 says, "And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves..." Thus, the Cross of Christ is our common rallying point around which all true Christians may gather in one.
- The Dove represents the Holy Spirit, to whom we are to yield and surrender our hearts and lives that we might be led and guided by Him in all we think, say, and do. We are to be filled with and baptized into the Holy Ghost in order to receive power for service, and anointing to preach, teach, and sing. The Dove is the symbol of the Holy Ghost and "...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty" (1 Corinthians 3:17). John 4:24 tells us, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." All truth comes from the Spirit of Truth. The Bible didn't produce the Spirit; the Spirit of God produced the Bible; and finally, the Dove is the insignia of the Charismatic Gifts of the Spirit, which enables believers to pray with other tongues.
This is the significance of our symbol and no other design more simply and clearly denotes God's Word, God's Son, God's Love, and God's Spirit; and what could be greater than these? This is our Christian banner, emblem, and the principles that the Full Gospel of Christ Fellowship is founded upon, and why it decorates our books and letterhead.