You have probably seen this logo on a lot of my work. I get asked every so often what this logo means. So I want to break it down to uncover the meaning of the “One Way” logo, which is the core of this One Way Gospel movement. This symbol is composed of three simple geometric shapes, a circle, triangle and an arrow. Whether you are familiar with the universal meanings or not, each individual shape on their own carry their own meaning and every meaning is dependent upon your viewpoint.
Just about every symbol you can think of carry both an esoteric and exoteric meaning. Symbols are used throughout the world, both in the physical and spiritual realm and each of them have a specific purpose. Many of them have multiple meanings, making it difficult to understand at a glance, so we need to be aware of what we are dealing with. The meaning and definition behind every symbol is sealed at the moment of its creation. I believe there is a spiritual attachment to symbols either with a spirit or energy the moment it’s purpose has been defined by the creator. That spirit will have the same agenda and travel with its mark/symbol and when used or displayed by others, then that person is also entertaining the spirit attached to it. I will get deeper into this subject in a later post. For now, I will explain the interpretation of the One Way logo, break down each shape and give the meaning of each one.
From a basic level of the shapes and their universal meanings, we can break it up like this.
The circle used here represents the infinite existence of God. He that has no beginning nor end rules the universe. The circle’s universal meaning is creativity or creation and this meaning works well with the overall logo as you will see later on.
The triangle has many interpretations as it is a popular shape used for many different world symbols. The most widely used triangle shape is an equilateral triangle pointing up. This version of the triangle has been interpreted to represent male (man), God or enlightenment. You will also find that this shape in its 3 dimensional state, or pyramid, represents stability and standing firm because of the flat base.
An arrow shape has no real esoteric meaning to it besides the fact that it points to a certain direction. The arrow used in the One Way logo is pointing up, indicating the way in which we are to set our eyes. When possible I use a red arrow to indicate the war that we’re in daily with our flesh. The red also represents the blood that was shed to help us through the war.
As you can see, there is nothing deep about these shapes when they stand alone. But when they are combined, they do tell us a story. Shapes and symbols are used for all types of purposes and I have chosen this combination for a very specific purpose.
This logo is layered to tell a story beginning from the back to the front. The infinite God in all his majesty created all that we know and that which we do not know. We are but a speck in this visible earth and there is much that we haven’t even begun to explore nor imagine. His creating power and infinite mind is the foundation of our faith and hope. As the triangle stands firm as our source of enlightenment, it tells us that God came into his own creation to become a man through his son, Jesus. He came to this world not to condemn us for our faults but to show us the way back to him through his death. The red on the arrow is the blood he shed for us as payment for our debts. This arrow points the only way back to God the Father, and that way is only through Jesus Christ.
To summarize the logo in one verse:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
My hope and goal with the One Way logo is that it will have a positive effect through the different aspects of the ministry it travels with. Whether it is on apparel, in a video or on all other type of OWG swag, let it be an emblem of faith and hope to all that see it.
Last Updated: January 12, 2019