WHAT IS SUTLEJ?
Sutlej is the name of a river ♒ that flows in the region of Bahawalpur. The meaning of Sutlej is ‘Who excludes seven rivers from itself’.
It is the longest of the five major rivers that flow through the region of Punjab in northern India and Pakistan. In Punjabi, the river’s name is written ਸਤਲੁਜ. In Sanskrit, it is शतद्रु or सुतुद्री/Suṭudri. In Urdu, it is ستلج, and Hindi सतलुज. In the Mahabharata, the river is named the Satadree. It is also known as the Red River.
THE CHURCH LOGO:
The Logo of the Sutlej Reformed Church of Pakistan expresses through symbolism the basic convictions of the denomination.
The BURNING BUSH (Exodus 3:2) on the left suggests indestructibility of God’s word and the presence of Lord God in grace with His covenant people and so they are not consumed.
The OPENED BOOK represents the HOLY BIBLE – Affirmation of the Scripture of the Old and New Testament as the authoritative, God-breathed Word of God, without error in all that it affirms.
The CROSS forms the central emphasis of the seal and represents the Person and the sacrificial redemptive work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Living Word.
The CIRCLE is emblematic of eternity and was used in medieval symbolism to represent God the Father. It also signifies the eternal benefit of the redemption secured on the cross by the death of Jesus Christ.
A FAMILY symbol describes that we are a not only a building but we are family, one body in one Spirit.
The WATER symbolizes life, and life is only found in Jesus Christ who said, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38)”
The SCROLL beneath bears the motto that what we all do it is, “For the Glory of God” (Psalms 72:19).
The colors are chosen for their meaning as well.
BLUE traditionally expressive of fidelity.
GOLD suggests royalty and wealth – on the cross, it particularly suggests the royalty and the wealth of Jesus Christ.
RED is the color of sacrifice and the blood of Jesus Christ – precisely the costly sacrifice of Christ by which man’s redemption is secured.
WHITE suggests purity – “the sinless purity of Him whom God hath made to be sin for us who knew no sin” (2 Corinthians 5:21)