It is more than significant that followers of Christ in the Bible are called CHRISTIANS, but they are not called CROSSTIANS. In other words, they are identified by the PERSON OF CHRIST and not by the CROSS OF CHRIST.
Or again, CHRISTIANS PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, but they DO NOT PRAY IN THE NAME OF THE CROSS of Jesus Christ. In fact, Christians PRAY TO THE PERSON OF CHRIST, but they DO NOT PRAY TO THE CROSS OF CHRIST.
What is more, Jesus Christ told us TO BELIEVE IN HIM, but never instructed us to BELIEVE IN THE CROSS. We remember His words in John 14:1,
“Let not your heart be troubled, believe in God, believe also in Me.”