BC 3474- Adam dies at the age of 930 [3474 B.C.E.]
BC 3450 (?)-The legendary Tower of Babel in Babylon reaches up to the heavens. ~Genesis 11:4. Does man, once again, wish to attain the powers of God, to be with God, and dwell in his domain? Dimensions of “E-temen-an-ki” or “The Foundation of Heaven and Earth” are derived from a cuneiform tablet of Anubelshunu from the year BC 229 during the reign of King Seleucus using Sumerian measurements, each side being 90 double cubits [90 cubits being the distance a man could walk in one minute]. Thus 4 X 90 = 360. There is a clear reference to sacred numbers and magical beliefs in the text, which further states, “The initiate is to show this to the initiate. But, the un-initiate shall not see it.” ~The Gods of the Egyptians by E.A. Wallis Budge, vol. 2, Dover Publications.
The Akkadian language uses the word “Bab-ilu,” which translates into “Gate of God,” and tablets that have been found among the ruins of Babylon, with the exact form of the name by which its inhabitants called it: “Bab-ilu,” which means, the “Gate of God.” ~Witness of Assyria, Pg. 37.
Sometimes written with two signs, a gate and god. The ancient Hebrew bears the same interpretation without any forced etymology, Babel: the Gate of God. The place was not founded by Semitic Babylonians, but by the Akkadians, and it was neither a city nor a town, but a temple, consisting of seven platforms, each being tinted a different color, and dedicated to the seven [known] planets, the topmost one being dedicated to the moon. It was called by the Semitic invaders, Ca-dimorra, the gate of God thus being translated by them into their own tongue.
The story of the confusion of languages was a theory born in the imagination of the writer of the “Inspired Text.” The concept of a Sabbath originated with the Akkadians, who occupied a tract of land in the historic valley of the Tigris and Euphrates about five thousand years before the “Christ” Jesus, where the civilization of the world is alleged to have commenced. It was believed for many centuries that God would punish the Sabbath breaking individual and the Sabbath breaking nation.
The Akkadians were eventually conquered by the Assyrians, and from the ruins of whose empire subsequently arose the monarchies of Nineveh and Babylon, were the inventors of cuneiform writing, which consisted of figures of various kinds of animals, limbs, etc., traced with a style upon clay cylinders or tablets. Many of these have been found under the ruins of the buried cities; twelve were found in Babylonia in AD 1876, others at Tel-el-Amarna in Egypt in AD 1887, and among the ruins of Lachish in Southern Palestine, and are now decipherable. The religion of the Akkadians, Shamanism, from the Semitic Shamas = Sun, was both astronomical and phallic. They had their “Trinity, “ a ‘Celestial Father’ and ‘Mother,’ and their off-spring, the ‘Sun God,’ an infant, Sargon ,who was placed by his mother in a reed basket, and left on the bank of a river, subsequently found, and eventually becoming king of Babylon, in 3750 BCE. The name Adam is derived from the Assyrian Adami, meaning man.
They also had their “Holy Water,” “Penitential Psalms,” table of “Shew-bread,” and “Ark” containing the images of their gods. They dedicated special days to the sun, moon, and five planets: Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn, each cycle of which became a week of seven days.
“The number seven thus became sacred to them,” as did the number twelve, which represented the twelve signs of the zodiac, and from which the idea of the twelve apostles was derived. “They had a special deity who received honor, as patron of the number seven; and destructive tempests and winds were believed to be directed by the will of seven wicked spirits.” ~F.J. Gould, A Concise History of Religion.
The seven heavenly bodies are represented in the seven platforms, by which the astronomer priests ascended to the summit of their temple, in the so-called “Tower of Babel.” The 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th days of each month are called 'Sabbaths,' or 'Rest Days,' and are rigorously kept, not even the king is permitted to eat cooked food, change his clothes, drive his chariot, sit in the judgment seat, review his troops, or even take medicine on any of these days. The Sabbatical concept widens, from the Akkadians to their Semitic conquerors, the inhabitants of the neighboring countries of Phoenicia, Phrygia, Canaan, and Syria; and from these to the Jews during their captivity. The Puritans in the 16th century attempted, to revive the ceremonial obligations of the Jewish Sabbath; but altering the day of the week from the seventh to the first, which secured for them the name of “Sabbatarians.” The Jews kept the 'Sabbath' with infinite strictness, and with them, this period of time known as the Sabbath became so Holy that he who violated it by working was punished by death. Sabbath breaking and murder were equal crimes. On the Sabbath the pious Jew could not build a fire in his house, ate cold victuals, and thanked God for the good that he ate. The gates of the city were closed on the Sabbath, no business was done on the Sabbath, and the traveler who arrived at the city on that day remained locked outside until evening.
If he happened to fall and hurt himself doing so, he remained where he fell until the sun had gone done. Remember, even Jesus Christ was chastised for performing miracles and healing the sick on the Sabbath. ~Exodus 20:8, 31:13, Leviticus 25:2, 26:34, Isaiah 56:4, Ezekiel 20:12, 22:8, Matthew 12:8, 24:20, Mark 2:27, Colossians 2:16, Hebrews 4:9, Hosea 2:11, Luke 14:5, Acts 1:12.
Saint Augustine does not say however that they kept Sunday as a festival, but merely that they [Manichaeans] then worshipped the Almighty Sun: “Vos in die, quem dicunt solis, solem colitis.” ~Faust. Bk XVIII. c. 5, .
The early Christians did not hold the seventh day in such veneration, and as a matter of fact, they ceased to regard it as Holy, even changing the sacred day from the seventh to the first in an attempt to distance themselves from their Hebrew roots. This change was really made by Emperor Constantine, because the first day of the week was the Sunday of the Pagans, change would delineate the Jews from the Christianized Jews, and this day was given to the pleasures [sexual] and recreation as well as to religious ceremonies for many centuries prior.
After Emperor Constantine designated the first day to be kept Holy and observed by Christians, Sunday eventually became the accepted sacred time for Jesus. But, the early Christians, kept the day much as it had been kept by their Pagan contemporaries, by attending church in the morning, and in the afternoon enjoying their leisure. The Catholic Church adopted the prevailing customs, and to accommodate itself to Pagan ways and superstitions, it agreed, as far as it could, with the basic concepts of the Pagans to facilitate their conversion. ~Sabbath Superstition Robert Green Ingersoll
The Hebrews were more forgiving in acceptance of other religions. According to Eliyahu Silver and Rabbi Yitschak Goldstein Although anyone who is driven by the right motives can become Jewish and join the Jewish people, this is not a necessity in order to enter heaven.
Noah was not Jewish, but nevertheless it is written about him , “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations.” ~Genesis 6:9. And what was his reward? “And Noah walked with God.” The same holds true for Job. He was also not Jewish. “Job was perfect and upright, and one that eschewed evil.” ~Job 1:1.
Therefore you don't have to be Jewish in order to be a God fearing and righteous person. The Jewish people believe they have a different mission in life: “And you shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation.” ~Exodus 19:6.
For this reason the Jewish people have to live according to *613 Commandments. For the Noachide, non-Jew, life is considerably easier; he has far fewer commandments.
Seven of them are particularly notable, because if he transgresses them, he will be punished by a human court.
7. Establish courts of law.
8. Do not murder
9. Do not worship idols
10. Do not blaspheme
11. Do not steal.
12. Do not commit adultery
13. Do not eat the limbs of a live animal.
*For deeper revelations into the Jewish faith, read, The Seven Laws of Noah, by Jacob Joseph, School Press. 1981 New York, The Path of the Righteous Gentile, Targum Press, Southfield 1987, or contact The International Lubavitch Organization, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, also active in informing non-Jews of their God given Code of Law.
“For all the gods of the nations are idols; but the Lord made the Heavens.” ~Psalm 96.
BC 3400- Seth's great-great-great grandchild, Enoch, son of Jared is born. Enoch lives 365 years and fathers many sons and daughters. The Arabian name of Enoch is Edris, and their traditions of him are that he is an eminent astronomer, mathematician and a great prophet of God.
Seth's great-great-great-great grandchild, Methuselah, son of Enoch is born, and Methuselah lives 969 years, making him the oldest of the ancient ones, and also the oldest man to ever live. Methuselah's name means, “At his death, it will come.” After Methuselah's birth, the Bible records that Enoch develops a close relationship with God leading to his transformation to Heaven at the age of 365. Methuselah dies the year of the flood. Methuselah fathers many sons and daughters. “And Enoch walked with God 365 years and begat sons and daughters.” ~Genesis 5:22. “And he was not for God took him.” ~Genesis 5:24.
BC 3300- The marriages of brothers and sisters is quite common [Biblically] until prohibited by the Law of Moses in 1491 B.C.E. “It is said of Seth, and his posterity, that they were very good and virtuous, and very happy, without any considerable misfortunes for seven generations.” ~Flavius Josephus.
“Seth and his posterity were the inventors of that peculiar sort of wisdom, which is concerned with the heavenly bodies and their order.” ~Flavius Josephus, 2nd century.
Jewish astrological practice holds that astrology is to be used to rescue Moses from death following the Pharaoh’s hard line decree that every newborn Hebrew male child will be cast into the River Nile. This story is addressed in the Midrash: “Why did they decree that they should cast them into the river? Because the astrologers foresaw that Israel’s savior would be smitten by water, and they thought that he would be drowned in the water: but as we know it, it was only on account of the well of water that the decree of death was pronounced upon him...” ~see Numbers 20:1-13, Exodus Rabbah 1:18.
Moses’ Hebrew mother follows the child and later serves as his nursemaid, teaching Moses the Hebrew tribal traditions, while Moses attends royal schools, finish in the great astrological college at Annu. As Pharaoh’s adopted son, Moses is fully initiated into all the sacred surreptitious rites, and becomes, like the Pharonic family, a professional astrologer and an astrolator-priest.
BC 3200-Intermarriage is frowned upon, “The Cainites held greater and greater influence over the godly descendants of Seth as intermarriage became more and more pervasive.” ~Genesis 6:1-2. Bloodshed, debauchery, and wickedness characterize a growing proportion of human society. ~Genesis 6:1-2,4-5, 11.
Seth's great-great-great-great-great grandchild, Lamech, son of Methuselah is born. Lamech lives 777 years and fathers many sons and daughters. Lamech is the first man [on record] who dies of a natural cause before his father. Lamech is able to talk with Adam [56 years], and learns of the Garden of Eden, etc., directly. Lamech’s grandsons Japheth, Shem and Ham [98 years], thus becoming the prevailing link that possibly will bring the eyewitness history from “God’s Creation” to the death of Shem after the flood, which is a period of 2158 years.
BC 3113- The Babylonian sage Berossus says, “The world will burn when all the planets that now move in different courses come together in the Crab, so that they all stand in a straight line in the same sign, and ... the future flood will take place when the same conjunction occurs in Capricorn. For the former is the constellation of the summer solstice, the latter of the winter solstice; they are the decisive signs of the zodiac, because the turning points of the year lie in them.” ~ Zimmer, Heinrich. Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization. Pg. 15.
BC 3102-February 17th is believed to be the beginning of our own “World Age” and will last for 1,200 “Divine Years.” The Kali Yuga is the last cycle of the Indian Sacred Books and is characterized by the mixing of the castes [separation of castes still prevails in India] in a lawless declining epoch.
BC 3100- Methuselah talks with Seth 355 years, Enos 453 years; Cainan 548 years; Mahalaleel 603 years; Jared 735 years, and with Enoch 300 years. The Book of Enoch is translated in 3017 B.C.E., at the age of 365.
BC 3000-Chaldeans develop Astrology, a belief that astronomical spheres control the destinies of mankind [freewill vs. destiny.] It is a fact that more crimes are committed during the full moon than at any other time of the month. Is there some truth to it? Some believe the stars do not lie, only the Astrologers. This system survives and spreads, eventually being adopted by the Greeks in BC 500. ~The Church, through the centuries with new dogmas, has removed most references to Astrology and reincarnation, in the Bible. However, we still have mention of Astrology in: Matthew 2:2, 2:7, Ezekiel 4:6, Daniel 2:27, and Exodus 40:38. Remember, it was the Persian Magi [Astronomers] who read the signs in the sky as denoting the savior is born.
Orpheus, the earliest Greek poet, relates how Bacchus also had a rod with which he drew water from a rock, and performed miracles, and this rod he could change into a serpent at pleasure; and that he passed through the Red Sea dry shod at the head of his army.
BC 3000 (?)-Hindu Astrology is developing in predicting actual events in a person’s life and the circumstances involved. Indian palmistry is found in Vasishtha Rule 21 whereby it is explained that palmistry is forbidden [To practice Palmistry, Astrology, and Omens as a living for any financial gain].
It is the Essenes who are believed to have introduced the Gospel of Chrishna, the Hindu Savior, to the Holy Land via ancient translations from the Sanskrit to Aramaic. In AD 325, these translations are incorporated into the new Christian faith.
The “Godhead” is represented in Hindu religious observance as “Atman,” [Immortality of the individual soul], who is said to be the only thing that truly exists, an immortal substance that transmigrates from body to body. Brahma, the creator, appears in the lotus of Vishnu’s dream.
The cosmic dream dissolves after 100 Brahma years. 360 days and nights of Brahma equal 3,110,400,000,000 human years. One divine year equals 4,320,000 human years.
In Numerology the three aforementioned figures individually add up to nine, which is considered a magical number in many cultures. In India, under the name of Vishnu, the ‘Preserver’ or ‘Savior’ of men, though a god, is worshipped as the great “Victim-Man,” who before the worlds were, because there was nothing else to offer, offered himself as a sacrifice.
The Brahmins, to exalt themselves as a priestly, half-divine caste, to whom all others ought to bow down, for many ages will teach that, while the other, lower castes came from the arms, and body and feet of Brahma, the visible representative and manifestation of the invisible Brahm, and identified with him, they alone came from the mouth of the creative God.
Brahma is referred to as the ‘One Supreme God,’ as cannot be accounted for, except on the supposition that Brahma had the very same meaning as the Hebrew Rahm. Thus, we find the God Krishna, ‘Christ,’ in one of the Hindu sacred books, when asserting his high dignity as a divinity and his identity with the Supreme, using the following words: “The great Brahm is my womb, and in it I place my fetus, and from it is the procreation of all nature. The great Brahm is the womb of all the various forms, which are conceived in every natural womb.” ~The Ultimate Deception-The Two Babylons or The Papal Worship Proved To Be The Worship of Nimrod and His Wife, By The Late Rev. Alexander Hislop.
“It has been contended that neither a God, nor man, called Jesus Christ existed in Jerusalem... Or men called Christ once existed in Jerusalem, any more than we should deny that a man named Brama, Vishnou, or Chrishnou, once did certain things in India; or that a man called Hercules once played a conspicuous part in Phenecia and Egypt; but it is denied that a man or God, called Christ, was ‘Born of a Virgin,’ performed certain miracles, was crucified by the Jews, and after remaining three days, or nearly so, in the tomb, ascended into Heaven, it is denied that a man called Jesus Christ performed those wonders, and delivered those instructions which have been ascribed to him. All Christians will agree that the story told by ignorant and abused Indian enthusiasts about the god Brahma coming down upon the earth in the form of a man, and eating of flesh like a Cannibal, is absurd and unworthy of credit. What Christian would believe that Chrishnou, or Chrishna, or Vishnou, suffered all the metamorphoses which credulous Indians believed they did? Who, one degree above or below lunacy, would credit the idle tales [for idle and most mischievous they are when taken in relation of facts] about Hercules and his club, Balaam and his ass, Sampson with and without his hair, Jupiter and Juno, Ceres and Bacchus, Prosperine and Pluto, and a hundred other gods and goddesses, whose histories have been deemed veritable, sacred, and most holy,—to disbelieve which, was deemed execrable, and a crime worthy of death. The poet says, 'Would that God the gift would give us to see ourselves as others see us. If Christians could see themselves as others see them, they would be far more humble, far less self-sufficient and arrogant than they now are, think less highly of themselves, and far better of others, have less of love for themselves, and more for their fellow-beings,or rather, their self-love would be far more social in its consequences.” ~See: A History of Freethought in the Nineteenth Century, J.M. Robertson, vol. 1, 76.
BC 3000-2000-Ishtar is principal goddess of the Babylonians and Assyrians. Ishtar is the fertility goddess identified with the Morning Star; later Venus receives this honor. Ishtar has two faces, one warlike and the other gentle. Apsu is identified with the waters of the rivers, Mummu is the Womb of Chaos, Tiamat is God of the Sea, Anu is God of the Heavens [sky].
In King Hammurabi’s kingship, Anu is known as the “King of Gods,” the “Sky God,” or “Sky Father,” and his insignia is the shepherd’s staff, while Ea is ‘God of the Earth’ and Marduk the ‘Sun God’ born of Ea and the personification of perfection of all the gods. Truth seekers find it exceedingly interesting that thousands of years before the Hebrews wrote their ‘Genesis’ we have in the Assyrian Books, the ‘Babylonian Epic of Creation,’ beginning very much like Genesis, “When the heavens above were not yet named, or the earth beneath had recorded a name, in the beginning the deep was their generator, the Chaos of the Sea was the mother of them all.” ~Is It Gods’s Word? By Joseph Wheless.
The most perfect of the Chaldean monuments, a large four sided monolithic pillar, unearthed from the debris of the ages, is a beautiful black diorite stele of Hammurabi, the King of Abram's own native country about 2350 B.C.E., or some three or four hundred years before the advent of that Pagan patriarch. In the preamble of King Hammurabi's Code, in which he styles himself as the ‘King of Righteousness,’ the self-same title as that of Abram's Bible friend, Melchizedek, the heathen Jebusite King of Salem, it is written, “Priest of El-Elyon, God Most High.” ~Genesis 14:18.
The Hammurabic Code concludes with a series of ‘Blessings’ for those who will obey his laws [similar to the Beatitudes in Scripture], and a long series of ‘Curses’ against those who will give not heed to the laws or interferes with the words of his code, similar to the format used by the Hebrews, followed by the Apostles, thousands of years later, in their coercing the ignorant masses to believe the myths of the new God-man. Ancient tribes accepted the idea that if it was written, then it must be true.
A carving at the head of the stone is said to represent Hammurabi standing before the god ‘Shamash’ with a scepter in his hand, and some [The error got into Well's book, Outline of History] erroneously state that it is the King receiving the Code of Law from the god. However, Hammurabi expressly says that he compiled the code himself, thus excluding any religious influence.
The entire code, which is more than a thousand years older than the first Hebrew prophet, is more strictly and comprehensively based upon principles of justice than any other known code until modern times. From certain archaic features, we have the inclusion of the 'Lex talionis,' ‘An eye for an eye,’ and the death penalty for adultery.
Professionals conclude that the laws are much older than 2000 B.C.E. and go back to the Sumerians; and it is an ironic comment on the Hebrew ‘genius for morality’ that in borrowing from the Babylonian for the so-called ‘Mosaic Code,‘1,300 years later, the Jews omit the most salient features, that of justice to woman, minimum wages for the workers, etc., yet retain such principles as the ‘lex talionis,’ or salient threats of fear.
In the Hammurabi Code priests have no distinct privileges and are mentioned only as ordinary citizens; and it is noteworthy that, while the Code envisages every aspect of life and work, there is no reference in any clause to the compulsory prostitution in the temples before marriage, which religious writers often quote, in spite of the warning of experts, from Herodotus.
Sex crimes are the most heavily punished, while adultery, which civil laws very rarely treat as a crime, the penalty is death, unless the King should forgive the man, and the husband forgives his wife, which suggests that it is an old law that was not strictly enforced.
The penalty for incest and rape is death; and a priestess who incurs suspicion of looseness can be condemned to death. Justice to woman, who in Babylon, as in Egypt, was the equal of man, is a conspicuous feature of the Code. If a man divorces his wife, or even a concubine, he must return her dowry, and a wife may on liberal grounds divorce her husband, and she may retain her dowry, and a man cannot divorce his wife to marry a concubine. There are sixty clauses regulating marriage, divorce, and property on a basis of justice. Modern law is archaic, until a century ago, compared to these codes instituted a millennium before Christ, while the notion that Hebrew prophets began to teach the world justice twelve or thirteen centuries after the time of Hammurabi is one which any minister or priest ought now to be ashamed to repeat. ~C. Edward's Hammurabi Code, 1904. Cf. much later Mosaic Code see S.A. Cook's Laws of Moses and the Code of Hammurabi (1903).
Marduk and the representation of the Sun God will play an important part in later history. The Babylonian god, Marduk is the first-born son of Ea, whose wife is Sarpanitum, the primary Babylonian god. Endiku challenges Gilgamesh, a Babylonian King to a wrestling match [deification has now been accomplished in history and from now on all kings will claim descendency from the gods].
Of course, Gilgamesh vanquishes his foe and the legend continues. Gilgamesh hears of a Great Flood, from Utnapishtim, which will destroy mankind. Utnapishtim builds a ship and brings “… The seed of life of every kind into the ship.” On the 7th day Utnapishtim sends out a dove, the bird returns, it can find no land to rest. Then a swallow is sent out, and finally, a raven that does not return [the striking similarities between Utnapishtim and Noah can only lead one to believe that there is a relationship, somewhere far back in history].
Uta-Napishtim [Utnapishtim], a wise man, reveals to the king a plant that bestows eternal life [Tree of Life?] Gilgamesh dives into the to retrieve the plant but loses it to a Serpent of the deep [again, the similarities between this story and Biblical stories shows the inter-relationships amongst cultures]. The stories of Gilgamesh and Marduk change only slightly with the passage of time and due to encounters with new ethnicities the ancient beliefs are assimilated into the various Sumerians [Zui], Babylonians [Marduk], Assyrian, Hittite, Phoenicians, Greeks cultures.
The gods, being extremely jealous of their powers and retention from mankind withheld from man any hope of ever achieving immortality. When human beings died, they crossed a river to the “Kingdom of the dead,” where they lived in absolute darkness and dust, forever hungry and thirsty, unless there remained in the “other world,” a living person, who remembered them and offered them food and drink. The White Temple [most likely due to its limestone outer covering] is constructed and dedicated to Anu, God of the Sky, and Supreme Master.
The Persian Magi teach the concepts of good and evil under the names of Ormuzd and Ahriman. The world as a constant struggle of good and bad, black and white, etc., is carried over into other religious groups and sects. “The Persians believed in a Day of Judgment, when God [their one great god, Ahura Mazda] would destroy the earth, summon before him the souls of all men who had ever lived, reward the good and punish the living.”
“It is clearly from Persia that certain sects of the Jews, and Christ and the early Christians, borrowed this idea of [in Persian language] the coming of the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’…The Roman Catholics, and in a less explicit way other Christians, believe in two judgments of the dead: the Particular Judgment, of each soul after death, and the General Judgment, of all men at the close of the human comedy. Roman Catholics, I find, are astounded and embarrassed to learn that this particular judgment of each soul after death was the most outstanding and most influential belief of the ancient Egyptians from the very dawn of history, and probably long before it.” ~From Joseph McCabe, Rationalist Encyclopedia.
“…The Egyptians were peculiar once more in their conception of the nature of man. He had a body and a soul, and he had a third something, which they called the’ ka.’ In fact, as time went on the ‘immaterial’ part of man was broken up into a number of principles, which puzzle the most learned Egyptologists. There was the khu, the soul proper, the intelligence. Then there was the ‘Ka,’ or double, the seat of sense and perception, so closely allied to the body that it was almost regarded as an ethereal counterpart of it, even as a sort of guardian angel. There was also the ‘Ba,’ vaguely conceived as a disembodied soul, winged like a bird and flitting about the tombs and cemeteries at night. Moreover, there were other fanciful abstractions -- an essence of the heart, of the navel, and so on -- and the confusion of all these in what remains of Egyptian thought gives a big task to the expert.” ~From J. McCabe, Rationalist Encyclopedia.
According to the Assyrian “Seven Tablets of Creation” In the beginning, there existed a primeval abyss. Mûmmu-Tiamat and ApzÛ-RishtÛ, deities of the watery accumulation, which contain the boundless life forms of every kind of living matter, combine the non-existing appearance that bears no name and no destiny and creation begins.
The text is written in cuneiform and most probably copied from another more ancient papyrus or scroll. Tammuz [Thammuz] or, in ancient Sumero-Babylonian, Dumuzi, is a fertility god associated with crops and the harvest, and is no doubt associated with a death-and-resurrection ritual, which was related to the annual cycle of vegetation. ~Ezekiel 8:14.
The women referred to by Ezekiel are celebrating the annual death of their god Tammuz by weeping for him. Now the Christians weep annually over the death of Jesus Christ, and rejoice each year on the Easter of his resurrection.
Tammuz is a ‘Sun God’ who, in his daily cycle, rises from his cave in the morning, travels across the sky by day, before returning to his cave at night. Tammuz is then said to have descended into the “Land of no return” before his resurrection the following day. The death and resurrection of Pagan gods is alluded to in the Bible, specifically in Ezekiel. Yahweh had brought him in his vision to the north door of the Temple at Jerusalem; “And, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.” ~Ezekiel 8:14.
One month of the ancient Hebrew calendar is actually named Tammuz and, “It was unmistakably allied with the worship of Adonis and Attis, and even of Dionysus. Much might have been hoped for these religions with their yearly festival of the dying and rising Gods [Sun Gods].” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. XI, p. 388.
All Sun Gods and saviors are born in caves, as was Jesus.
“This was the darkest abode from which the wandering Sun starts in the morning. As the dawn springs fully armed from the forehead of the cloven sky, so the eye first discerns the blue of Heaven, as the first faint arch of light is seen in the east. This arch is the cave in which the infant is nourished until he reaches his full strength, in other words, until the day is fully come... At length the child is born, and a halo of serene light encircles his cradle, just as the sun appears at early dawn in all his splendor.” ~Doane, Bible Myths.
Significantly, as dawn approached the next day, a halo appeared, encircling the rising sun. The halo worn by the infant Jesus is said to be connected with the Tammuz myth. In addition, the Christian practice of praying with eyes closed is a reminder that Jesus originally descends from a sun god tradition “Son of God,” or “Sun of God.” Why else would the ancients pray with their eyes closed unless it was to shield their eyes from the sun moving across the sky? Like Jesus, Tammuz, in his seasonal cycle, was born to a virgin, called Mylitta, on December 25th the height of the winter solstice.
Tammuz allegedly performed miracles, healed the sick and suffered a painful death in order to become mankind's savior. On the third day, some accounts claimed, Tammuz is resurrected, like Jesus, into a new life of eternal blessedness. This resurrection is celebrated in an annual lamentation that involved washing with water and anointing with oil. “When those who lament, men and women, come up with him to me,” said one Akkadian text, “May the dead arise and smell the incense.” The annual lamentation of Tammuz is described by the ancient Hebrews in the Old Testament: “Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.” ~Ezekiel 8:14. With the return of Tammuz, the lands of the Akkadians became fertile [resurrection or rebirth] again and the seasonal and daily cycles continued.
The Great Flood is related as Tamzi [Tammuz] looked out of his ship and saw that "mankind was turned to clay; like reeds the corpses floated.” Tammuz relates how he was commissioned by the gods to save himself and his family.
“I alone was the servant of the great gods. Their father, Anu, their king; their counselor, the warrior Bel; their throne-bearer, the god Uras; their prince, En-nugi; and Hea, the Lord of the Underworld, repeated their decree. In this destiny hearing, He said to me: Destroy thy house and build a ship, for I will destroy the seed of life.” ~Tammuz.
Instructions are then given as to the size of the ship, which eventually landed on Mount Nizor, Mount Rowandiz, and the Akkadian equivalent of Olympus.
To the Christians, Tammuz became the disciple Thomas while to the ancients he became Adoni [Phoenician], Adonai, Syrio-Hebrew, and Adonis, Greek, ... Adonis, whose name Adon in Hebrew means “Lord” or “Master,” was born to a virgin on December 25th. It is alleged that Adonis, also known as the “Anointed One,” “Suffered for mankind,” before his death and resurrection at the time of the Spring Equinox, now known as Easter. According to M.D. Aletheia, the festival of the “Resurrection of Adonis” was observed in Alexandria, the cradle of Christianity, in the time of Pope Zosimus, AD 417-18.
The festival also was observed at Antioch, the ancient capital of Syria, where the followers of Jesus were first called Christians in the time of Pope Liberius I, 352-66 C.E. “The celebration in honor of the Resurrection of Adonis came at last to be known as a Christian festival,” says Aletheia.
“The ceremonies held in Catholic countries on Good Friday and Easter Sunday are nothing more than the festival of the death and resurrection of Adonis...” ~from the works of D. Christie Sinton Arnoume.
The Phoenicians venerated the Sun God as a deity also, for in the inscriptions of Assur-bani-pal, an Assyrian King, we read that the name of the then crown-prince of Tyrenus Yahu-melek, “Yahuh is my King.”
On a coin from Gaza of the 4th century B.C.E., now in the British Museum, is a figure of a deity in a chariot of fire, over whose head is written “Yho,” in old Phoenician characters. “Yahuh” held only a subordinate position in the mythology of the Semites, and he only owes his notoriety to the fact that he was chosen as the patron deity of the Beni-Israel.
The word “Ashera” or “Asherah” is admitted to in the preface to the Revised Bible to be “Uniformly and wrongly rendered as grove” in the Christian Authorized Versions of the Bible. But, why such mystical and misleading nuances? Perhaps it is to conceal the coarse character of the item signified as “ Ashera,” which is an upright stone, and unquestionably a Phallic, sexual, symbol. ~ M.D. Aletheia, The Rationalist's Manual. Bank of Wisdom, Box 926, Louisville, KY 40201.
The Eastern Semites of Accadia, Babylonia, Assyria, etc., the originators of the Chaldean religion, were astrologers and astronomers, and diagramed the ancient skies and zodiac.
The Chaldean Mysteries can be traced up to the days of Semiramis, who lived only a few centuries after the flood, and which is known to have been impressed upon the masses to instill the sacred image of their own depraved and polluted mind. The primary object of the priesthood was to introduce privately, by little and little, under the seal of secrecy and the sanction of an oath, what it would not have been safe all at once and openly to propound.
To drink of “Mysterious beverages,” says Salverte, was indispensable on the part of all who sought initiation in these Mysteries. These “Mysterious beverages” were composed of “Wine, honey, water, and flour.”
From the ingredients avowedly used, and from the nature of others not avowed, but certainly used, there can be no doubt that they were of an intoxicating nature; and till the aspirants had come under their power, till their understandings had been dimmed, and their passions excited by the medicated draught, they were not duly prepared for what they were either to hear or to see.
If it be inquired what was the object and design of these ancient “Mysteries,” it will be found that there was a wonderful analogy between them and that “Mystery of Iniquity,” which was later embodied in the Church of Rome.
The ‘Queen of Babylon’ was herself a paragon of unbridled lust and licentiousness, but in the ‘Mysteries,’ which she had a chief hand in forming, she was worshipped as ‘Rhea,’ the great “Mother” of the gods, with such atrocious rites as she was identified with Venus, the Mother of all Impurity, and raised the very city where she had reigned to a bad eminence among the nations, as the grand seat of idolatry, and consecrated prostitution.
Thus seated was this Chaldean queen a fit and remarkable prototype of the “Woman” in the Apocalypse, with the ‘Golden Cup,’ in her hand, and the name on her forehead, “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.” ~See Revelations 17:5.
The ‘Mystery of Iniquity’ as embodied in the Papacy boasts of being the "Old Religion," and truly they are, for it appears that it is ancient indeed, tracing its lineage far beyond the era of Christianity, back over 4000 years, beyond the Hebrews, to near the period of the Flood and the building of the Tower of Babel, stealing from the Babylonians, and then claiming history as its own, which of course it is, of its own making.
The Apocalyptic emblem of the Harlot woman with the cup in her hand was even embodied in the symbols of idolatry derived from ancient Babylon, as they were exhibited in Greece; for thus was the Greek Venus originally represented, and it is singular that in our own day, and so far as appears for the first time, and the Roman Church actually took this very symbol as their own chosen emblem [The Chalice]
The Gospel, the Spirit of God bares the clear and distinct testimony of Paul, which is derived from the Babylonians, “The mystery of iniquity doth already work.” ~2 Thessalonians 2:7.
This system of iniquity, which had been convincingly instilled in the pagans divinely foretells what was to issue in a pompous apostacy, that in due time would be appallingly revealed to man, and would continue until it should be destroyed “By the breath of the Lord's mouth, and consumed by the brightness of His coming.” ~2 Thessalonians 2:8.
“Protestantism was the triumph of Paul over Peter. Fundamentalism is the triumph of Paul over Christ.” ~Will Durant
In its first introduction into the Church, the secret rituals came in furtively, subliminally, and by stealth, with “All deceivableness of unrighteousness.” Wrought “Mysteriously,” under reasonable, but false pretences, leading men away from the simplicity of the truth as it does in the alleged words of the man called Jesus, and the distortion of his ostensible adages.
And, it does so secretly, if not covertly maliciously, for the betterment of the priesthood, for the very same reason that idolatry was secretly introduced in the ancient ‘Mysteries of Babylon,’ it is not safe, it is not prudent to do otherwise, for the superstitious masses needed their idols, and the Church will be all too willing to let them keep their icons if only to facilitate conversion. “Satan's Masterpiece,” if there be one, is the Roman Church, the perfection of a religious institution created to deceive and perpetuate the priesthood, of policies for deluding and ensnaring the world, of claiming the minds of innocent children whom it condemns upon conception, of the thief who disguises itself as the meek and mild lamb, of the corrupter of nations and of people, of the Church that has claimed more lives than all the wars known to man.
For this very institution knows no bounds in the dissemination of its despicable and corrupt ways, leading men astray and compelling one to believe that it is for the good of God and his only begotten son, the Christ. To the Jews, everything written in the New Testament must comply with the Old Testament, and not the other way around. The New Testament cannot stand on its own without the Old Testament, because it claims to be the fulfillment of the Old Testament. “Think not that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets, I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.” ~Matthew 5:17. “And there was delivered to him the book of the prophet Esaias... And he began to say unto them: 'This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears.” ~Luke 4:16-21.
But, the Hebrew One God is a yet another patent Forgery and Myth; a mycological Father-god can have no “Only begotten Son;” and Jesus Christ is a myth even before he is mythically born in the elaborate fairy story of the Church Fathers. With respect to the mythical Hebrew-Christian God or gods, we may securely say, as says Father Justin Martyr apropos of the other mythic Pagan gods. “And we confess that we are atheists, so far as Gods of this sort are concerned.” ~Justin Martyr, First Apology, ch. vi; Ante-Nicene Fathrs, vol. i, 169.
As possessing supreme authority, also, over the faith, the Church will reveal little or much, as they judge most expedient; and hoard the great truths of religion, which were as essential a principle in the system of Babylon, as it will be in Romanism or Tractarianism. It is this priestly claim to dominion over the faith and reasoning of men, that will “Imprison the truth in unrighteousness” in the ancient world, so that “Darkness will cover the earth, and gross darkness over the people.”
It is the very same claim, in the hands of the Roman priests, that ushers in the Dark Ages, when, through many a dreary century, the Gospel is unknown, and the Bible will become a sealed and forbidden book to the masses who will faithfully offer their lives in the name of Christ, for that, which they know not. In every respect, then, we see how justly Rome will bear on its forehead, “Mystery, Babylon the Great.” Why were exactly 'Four Gospels,' out of the many brought for consideration from all parts of the known world, included in the New Testament, while II Thessalonians, the Pastoral Epistles and I & II Peter, which are accurately called forgeries for they advocated views, which were never held by the persons the writings were attributed to?
Why only four Gospels? “There are four principle winds, four pillars that hold up the sky, and four corners of the universe; therefore, it is only right that there be four Gospels.” ~Saint Irenaeus.
We have extensive evidence that Egypt and Greece also derived their religious beliefs from Babylon, and we have equal collaborating evidence that the religious system of the Phoenicians also came from the same source. The distinguishing feature of the Phoenician idolatry practice was imported from Assyria, which included Babylonia. “The worship of the Architic Venus, formerly flourished as much among the Assyrians as it does now among the Phenicians.” ~Macrobius.
In 1825, on the occasion of the Jubilee, Pope Leo XII had a medallion struck bearing on the one side his won image, and on the other, that of the Church of Rome symbolized as a “Woman,” holding in her left hand a cross, and in her right a ‘Cup,’ with the legend around her, “Sedet Super Universum,” meaning, “The whole world is her seat.” ~The Ultimate Deception-The Two Babylons or The Papal Worship Proved To Be The Worship of Nimrod and His Wife, By The Late Rev. Alexander Hislop.
A library of clay tablets was created by King Sargon I., in 4,000 BC, at Nineveh, which presented stories of the Creation, Flood, and of a conflict between the Sun God and the demon Tiamat, also the descent of Ishtar into Hades, etc. Their gods were Bel, the Sun, son of Ea; Bilit, or Mylitta, Bel's wife, to whom every Babylonian woman had to offer her virginity; Sin, the moon; Ishtar, evening star, for Ishtar's sake men made themselves eunuchs, and women yielded to prostitution; Dagon, the fish-god, is of Chaldean origin.
The Western Semites of Canaan, Syria, Phoenicia, Phrygia, and Asia Minor, retained many of the traditions and concepts of the Easterns. Bel was by then transformed into Baal; Ishtar into Ashtoreth and Astarte; Moloch into Ashera, and Priapus, the phallic god. They had also the legend of the dying Sun God, and of a ‘Great Flood.’
Many of the stories of Jesus may be traced to these ancient Pagan legends. “We may... Suppose that Canaan was also influenced by Egypt in the sphere of literature, just as it was in that of sculpture. We should certainly encounter Egyptian influence in the literature of the Phoenicians, were that preserved; but in Hebrew literature also, which belongs to so much later a period, there are a number of features that strikingly remind one of the body of Egyptian writings—namely, in the wisdom-literature of the Hebrews, in the Psalms, and in the ‘Song of Songs.’ It might be supposed that similarities of this sort are to be traced, at least indirectly, to Egyptian prototypes. That being so, then even we ourselves must, without suspecting it, have all along been under the influence of the intellectual life of Egypt.” ~From: The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians, Poems, Narratives, and Manuals of Instruction, From the Third and Second Millennia B.C., Adolf Erman [1854 - 1937], Translated into English by Aylward M. Blackman, Methuen, 1927 (apparently, 1923 German).
With this understanding of the history of cultures influencing and being influenced by others it is understandable why there are distinct similarities between the religion of the Christians and that of the Egyptians.
BC 3000-Secret organizations at this period of time are mainly from the priestly craft. Initiates are taught the mysteries of life through phases or degrees. To conceal the true meanings of the craft from the layperson secret symbols and code letters are used, requiring the initiates to perform furtive rites at each step of advancement into the next degree to protect their secret knowledge of the ‘Mysteries.’
BC 2962- Seth's great-great-great-great-great-great grandchild, Noah, son of Lamech is born. Noah lives 905 years and fathers three sons. Seth dies at the age of 912 in 2962 B.C.E.
BC 2953-2838-Fu Hsi, FÛ-hsî, the first of five emperors believed to have been conceived by his mother after a twelve-year period of gestation. Alleged to be the originator who wrote the original Eight Diagram I Ching [Book of Changes] The Chinese develop a philosophy of life rather than a religion of life.
“Upon the altars of the Chinese temples were placed, behind a screen, an image of ‘Shin-moo,’ or the 'Holy Mother,' sitting with a child in her arms, in an alcove, with rays of glory around her head, and tapers constantly burning before her.” ~Gross, Heathen Religions, p. 60.
According to the Chinese legend, on which perhaps the story of the virgin birth of Jesus is based, when but one man and one woman lived on the earth, the woman refused to sacrifice her virginity even to people of the globe.
The gods, honoring her purity, granted that she conceive beneath the gaze of her lover's eyes, and thus a virgin mother became the parent of humanity. ~From The Ten Commandments by Joseph Lewis, an in depth research of the reasons why we do what we do and the superstitious natures of man leading up to the cultural differences and culture gaps.
BC 2900-Enos dies at the age of 905 in (2864 B.C.E. Intermarriage is now common, and the Cainites now hold pervasive influence over the godly descendants of Seth. Perhaps the basis of miscegenation, high moral, social and religious principles are fast becoming extinct, and violence, debauchery and immorality now characterize almost the entirety of human society. ~Genesis 6:11.
BC 2750-Stonehenge is constructed by an ancient culture to mark the path of the stars. Little is known of the original people who inhabited this area of Britain as they did not put to writing their beliefs but used word of mouth and ritual to extend their realm.
BC 2700-Many believe that in deference to the Babylonian gods that the Jews, who were enslaved by the Babylonians, when translating ancient Scripture wrote, “In the Beginning….” vs. “The Father of Beginning.” What this translates to in English from the ancient Hebrew is the Scriptures beginning with the Hebrew letter “B”[second letter of the alphabet] instead of the letter, “A.” [First letter in the Hebrew language] Later on in the New Testament we will have a correction that states, “I am the Alpha and the Omega…,” which attempts to correct the original translations. ~Revelations 1:8, 21:6, 22:13. “A” being the first letter of the alphabet, “A” being the beginning, “A” representing the creation that existed prior to all else. The forged New Testament booklets and the reckless abandonment of writings of the early Christian Fathers, are the sole “Evidence” we have for the alleged facts and doctrines of most Holy Christian Faiths, as is admitted by the Roman CatholicChurch.
“Our documentary sources of knowledge about the origins of Christianity and its earliest development, are chiefly the New Testament Scriptures and various sub-Apostolic writings, the authenticity of which we must to a great extent take for granted here.” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 3, 712.
The Church declares the Gospels ‘God Inspired,’ and now states that we must take for granted [their word] that Scriptures speak the truth? One must bear one question in mind, “Does the Church lie?” “Hearsay at second-hand, and handed about among many, amounts to nothing as evidence.” ~Father Bishop Eusebius, the first Church historian.
BC 2686-2613-The Step Pyramid is constructed and designed by Imhotep, High Priest of Heliopolis, during the reign of Pharaoh Zozer as a virtual stairway to heaven, a means for man to be closer to his god, and the pharaoh is seen as the god-king, god incarnate, as seen by the inhabitants of Egypt [later on in history, the Romans leaders will also be deified].
From this deification we get the term, ‘Apotheosis,’ which is the act of raising a mortal to the rank of God. The High Priest of Heliopolis, Imhotep, is accredited with performing miracles and healing temples are erected in his honor. In 525 B.C.E., Imhotep is deified [attains the status of a god]. This is the first recorded example of the “deification of a person” who never claimed to be a god [Apotheosis].
Abu’l Hassan Ma’sudi, a Coptic scribe, in his manuscript ‘Akbar-Ezzzeman’ relates to a King of Egypt, Surid, who has two pyramids constructed, into which he has deposited the wisdom of his kingdom. These documents are to be preserved forever for all the descendents who could read the signs. Abu’l Hassan Ma’sudi claims that the pyramids are older than previously recognized and that they were constructed prior to the Great Flood, a claim later made by Cicero, a Greek historian in BC 106-43 in his “Histories Apodexis” that the priests at Thebes handed down from father to son for 11,340 years the stories of the Great Flood occurring after the pyramids were built and of gods living among men.
“Cicero was well aware that the deities, which men worshipped, were false. For when he had spoken many things, which tended to the overthrow of religious ceremonies, he said nevertheless that these matters ought not; to be discussed by the vulgar, lest such discussion should extinguish the system of religion, which was publicly received... Nay, rather, if you have any virtue, Cicero, endeavor to make the people wise: that is a befitting subject, on which you may expend all the powers of your eloquence ... In the dispersion of the errors of mankind, and the recalling of the minds of men to a healthy state.” ~Father Lactantius, Divine Institutes, II, iii; Ante-Nicene Fathers, VII, 43.
Herodotus in BC 484-25 makes the same assertions as the quotation above. ~See Table of Nations.
BC 2600-2360-In the Early Dynastic Era of Egyptian civilization we have the hieroglyphic royal listings of the ages of the pharaohs as between 625 years and 1200 years. The author of “History of the Old Testament,” Claus Schedl, goes through a comprehensive if not an exhaustive history of this lineal patronage to the ancient kings tracing back through time to the ages of Adam, as 930 years [Genesis 5:5], and Noah, as 950 years [Genesis 9:29] and their former chronological links in other ancient societies. The Christian faith borrows not only from the Hebrews, but also from the existing Pagan faiths as well.
“He formed man out of the dust of the ground, from which he was called man, because he was made from the earth. Finally Plato says that the human form was godlike; as does the Sibyl, who says, -- 'Thou are my image, O man, possessed of right reason.” ~Lactantius, Divine Instit II, lviii; p. 58.
The ancient Chaldean Noah declared, “In his anger also the secret counsel he poured out; To scatter abroad his face he set; He gave command to make strange their speech; Their progress he impeded.” ~Is It God’s Word? By Joseph Wheless.
Ancient texts have Noah as sending out the raven, then the dove to find land. The New Version of the Bible has the dove flying about with an olive branch…a clear case of revision if one studies and uses the counting system of the old manuscripts discovered. However, the dove has a stronger symbology. The Iranian Flood has Ahuramazda speaking of the coming blizzards and the Great Flood to Jima, the Flood being the judgment of God upon the sinful man. The Greek tradition tells of Deucalion and Pyrrha who, after the Flood, throw stones over their heads, thus creating the first humans. That the ancient kings were buried with an entourage is evidence of the deification paid them by their subjects.
Their retinue would be literally “Buried alive” with the king to share in his splendor in the “Hereafter” or next world. This sharing of a higher form of existence will later on in history be used to convert people all over the world by promises of a hereafter that will last an eternity. It will have a new name, with a new leader, and still newer components, borrowing from the ancient civilizations it will condemn as followers of heresy, myth, legends, spurious materials, illegitimate documents, and apocrypha, the word apocrypha is from the Greek, compound root, “To hide away” “Secret teachings” “Not for the uninitiated.”
The Sun religion is documented in the Egyptian Texts that tell of the god Atum creating the first divine pair, Shu and Tefnut, by “Eexhaling and spewing out.” Each culture has its own story or version of “The First Man and First Woman.” “But that there is a Son of the Most High God is shown not only by the unanimous utterances of the prophets, but also by the declaration of Trismegistus and the predictions of the Sibyls. The Erythrean Sibyl proclaims the Son of God as the leader and commander of al.” And another Sibyl enjoins, “Know him as your God, who is the Son of God'; and the Sibyl calls Him 'Counsellor.” ~Lactantius, Divine Instit IV, vi; p. 105.
“Because of the vogue enjoyed by these heathen oracles and because of the influence they had in shaping the religious views of the period, the Hellenistic Jews in Alexandria, during the second century B. C. composed verses in the same form [hexameter verse] attributing them to the Sibyls, and circulated them among the Pagans as a means of diffusing Judaistic doctrines and teaching. This custom was continued down into Christian times, and was borrowed by some Christians so that in the 2nd or 3rd century, a new class of oracles emanating from Christian sources came into being. Hence the Sibylline Oracles can be classed as Pagan, Jewish, or Christian. In many cases, however, the Christians merely revised or interpolated the Jewish documents, and thus we have two classes of Christian Oracles, those adopted from Jewish sources and those entirely written by Christians…It seems clear, however, that the Christian Oracles and those revised from Jewish sources all emanated from the same circle and were intended to aid in the diffusion of Christianity.” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, article by Patrick J. Healy, as transcribed by Douglas J. Potter, vol. XIII, Sibylline Oracles.
Alexandria, with its basic consent of religious tolerance, is known both as a center of Hellenism and Semitism, and is believed to be the birthplace of the Gnostic Christians. Some historians suggest that Jesus Christ may have visited Alexandria, as well as the famous Library of Alexandria, conceived by Demetrius of Phalerum and constituted during the reigns of Ptolemies I and II, 323-246 B.C.E., which was the first truly universal library in history, which was known to have hundreds of thousands of sacred manuscripts from all over the known world, attracted the most eminent philosophers, scholars, and visionaries of the entire civilized world. ~Alexandria by Dan Sewell Ward. Many famous scholars lived nearby in the royal palace, acting as “Living Books,” whom the rulers of Alexandria could call upon for advice at any time [In other words, the Roman Church plagiarized from the Greeks, Pagans, and Jewish faiths. Saint Augustine, Father Justin Martyr, and Clement of Alexandria also believed that the Greek Sibyls were also ‘Divinely Inspired.’] The Temple of Alexandria, the Sarapeum, housed a much smaller library containing many duplicate copies of books from the museum, and was intended to provide access to these books to the entire city of Alexandria. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by Christians in 391 C.E. as a Pagan temple, and to avoid the Christians from distinguishing the similarities to Pagan faiths.
BC 2595-2345-The Solar Temple of the Pharaoh in Egypt is constructed. The gigantic pyramids are built to impress upon the people the massive powers of god and to show god their respect and eternal reverence for Him. The play on words: son and sun, is just the beginning of other religious beliefs that will knowingly or unwittingly borrow from the Egyptian culture as well as other previous cultures.
In dispute is whether the Egyptians practiced a true polytheist religion [worshipping many gods or one primary god with lesser gods under him]. Amen-Ra is: King of the Gods, the god who cannot be seen [also known as Amon: the hidden], the Hidden God, the Invisible God, hidden to gods and men, the God of Invisible Creative Powers. The Egyptian god is, God of the Living as well as the Dead, Source of all Life and all Light. Neither the Christians nor the Jews are the first to conceive of an invisible God or an everlasting God, one who will outlive mankind. When the Egyptian priests were no longer included in the plunder from raids to Syria and Nubia, they convinced the Pharaoh to levy taxes on the people of Thebes and revenues from the city.
The people found it difficult to support the priesthood and the vast lands that they controlled and resorted to robbery of the Royal Tombs. It is now a documented fact, that corrupt government officials looked the other way in exchange for tributes while the treasures of their kingdom were pilfered and desecrated.
14. Halos, nimbus, are used to portray divine figures in earliest Egyptian works. This creation of a glowing inner spirit from the paintings is used to communicate a power more powerful than the layperson.
15. Later civilization such as the Greeks, Romans, Native Americans, and Indians would also incorporate the Halo to depict divinities.
16. The Halo also signifies a higher level of consciousness in this material world.
With circles about their heads, the portraits of Christ are also frequently surrounded, and in the case of Jesus, if His head had been merely surrounded with rays, there might have been some pretense for saying that it was borrowed from the Evangelic narrative, where it is stated, that on the Holy mount His face became resplendent with light.
But nowhere, in the whole compass of Scripture, do we ever read that His head was surrounded with a disk, or a circle of light, yet what will be searched for in vain in Biblical Scriptures, is found in the artistic representations of the great gods and goddesses of Babylon. The disk, and particularly the circle, were the well known symbols of the Sun-Divinity, the Pagan Sun God, and figured largely in the symbolism of the East. Some anthropologists felt that there was direct communications between the ancient worlds due to the similarities in beliefs. Due to the annihilation of religious matter by Catholic zealots, little did they know then the borrowing of religious texts from more ancient ancient civilizations was purposeful in order to build a new faith. Apollo, the child of the Sun, was often thus represented. Goddesses [the mothers], that claimed kindred with the Sun were equally entitled to be adorned with the nimbus or luminous circle.
Compare the nimbus around the head of the ancient goddess Circe, the sorceress daughter of the ‘Sun God,’ Helios, and the sea nymph Perse, whose mystical potions and incantations were alleged to be able to turn people into beasts with the ‘Halo’ around the head of the Catholic ‘Perpetual Virgin.’
“But although death was very important to the Egyptians, life was considered to be more desirable. One sage of the period advised: “Enjoy your days. Delight your nose with balm and sweet perfume, offer lotus garlands to your wife to adorn her arms and neck. Let her whom you cherish be seated at your side, and let singing and music delight your ears. Cast care from you; think only of your pleasure until the day comes to enter into a world where silence reigns... For you must understand that no-one can take his worldly goods with him, and no-one has ever returned after his departure.” ~From: The Egyptian Way of Death, Mummies and the Cult of the Immortal, Ànge-Pierre Leca, Translated by Louise Asmal, Doubleday, 1981 (1979) (1976 French).
The worst fear though was that the corpse might be destroyed, which would also destroy its chance of eternal life. “Die not a second time” was written hopefully at the bottom of some coffins. “Palestine was so closely linked geographically with Egypt that the influence of that great civilization must have been immense on the smaller and less civilized country. But to the jealous and barbarian Hebrews the splendor of Egypt was an offence, though they borrowed largely from the ideas and ideals, and even the very language, of the Egyptians. Yet in spite of hatred and malice, the influence of Egypt on the religion of both the Canaanites and Hebrews can be clearly seen, and through the Hebraic Scriptures that influence is found in the later religions, Christianity and Islam.” ~From: Egyptian Religious Poetry, Margaret A. Murray [1863 - 1963], Pub. John Murray, 1949.
BC 2545-2520-Pyramid of Khufu [known as Cheops in Greek] 756’ x 756’ square at the base at an angle of 51° 52´, with its sides running north/south and east/west, with 2,300,000 stone blocks weighing 6,500,000 tons of stones transported from Aswan, six hundred miles away [Napoleon calculated the materials in the pyramids to be equivalent to a wall ten feet high and one foot thick around the country of France]. Newly discovered Egyptian documents tell of magicians performing before the Pharaoh Cheops. Magicians were part of the priesthood and practiced their magic to both entertain and to mystify the ignorant masses by revealing only enough of their mystical powers to keep the masses in fear of them. -Genesis 41:8, Exodus 7:11, 9:11, Daniel 1:20, 2:2, 4:7, Isaiah 2:6.
BC 2530-2150-The Solar Barge journeys across the night sea beneath the earth carrying the “Tree of Life” in Akkadian religious beliefs. Isis, the benefactor of magical arts and the resurrectress of Osiris [Resurrection is not a Christian invention, but dates back to ancient Egyptian mythology, which also borrows from other cultures, at least 2500 years before the advent of Jesus Christ] .
Apepi is a huge serpent, living in the Nile, who tried to intervene in the ‘Sun-god’ Ra’s traveling across the sky in his boat. Representing darkness and the evilness that pervades mankind, Apepi is now associated with the left-hand path [alternative to the followers of goodness].
The Old Testament is revised by the inheritors of the new priest craft in an attempt to show the Egyptian priests that the new God of the Hebrews is more powerful than their ‘Sun God’ Ra. ~See Exodus 10:21-23, and 2 Kings 10:26-28, where Jehu destroys the Baal idols.
17. The Egyptians believed in the Immortality of the Soul: a concept interpreted as transmigration of the soul by Christine Doctrine.
18. Redemption of the soul of man is what mummification was all about.
19. The hieroglyph for the material body of man after the departure of his soul is symbolized as the fish, and two thousand five hundred years from this era the symbol most often used by Christians to represent the spiritual manifestation of Jesus will be the fish.
20. It is written that Ra, the God of the Sun, Lord and Creator of the World, God of Birth and Rebirth, in his old age becomes senile and orders the destruction of mankind on earth.
21. The goddess Hathor is sent along with the god Sekhmet to destroy man.
Hathor is also called the “Queen of Heaven.” ~cf. Jeremiah 44:17, 18, 19, 25. In Egypt, the goddess Athor, “The Habitation of God,” signifies that in her dwelt all the “Fullness of the Godhead.’
‘Athor,’ the Venus of Egypt, is represented as a cow, to indicate the light complexion of the goddess that the cow represented, the cow's head and neck being gilded [made to look like gold or Yellow Hair]. The most famed pictures of the Virgin Mother in Italy represent the mother of Jesus, from a dark race, as of a fair complexion and with golden hair.
To point out the great goddess-mother, in a Pantheistic sense, as at once the Infinite and Almighty one, and the Virgin mother, this inscription was engraven upon one of her temples in Egypt, “I am all that has been, or that is, or that shall be. No mortal has removed my veil. The fruit, which I have brought forth, is the Sun.” ~The Two Babylons by The Late Rev. Alexander Hislop.
Watching the slaughter of mankind becomes too much for Ra [the Sun-God] to bear and he Floods the land with beer dyed with red ochre. Thinking the beer dyed red is blood, Hathor and Sekhmet partake of it and become intoxicated forgetting about the killing of mankind and thus saving the world from destruction.
The Egyptians allegedly surrounded the mummy with a mystical aura, a cosmic force of god, of which we know nothing about at present, because man in his ultimate wisdom could not deal with a metaphysical world that challenged his newly found religion or simply wanted to eliminate the competition.
Along with the sun, as the great ‘Fire-God,’ and, in due time, identified with him, was the serpent, which was also worshipped. “In the mythology of the primitive world,” says Owen, “The serpent is universally the symbol of the sun.” In ancient Egypt, one of the commonest symbols of the sun, or ‘Sun-God,’ is a disc with a serpent around it, representing the sun, the ‘Great Enlightener’ of the physical world, so the serpent is held to have been the ‘Great Enlightener’ of the spiritual ddomain, giving mankind the “Knowledge of good and evil.”
Millenniums later the Egyptian gods will be given a new name, their miraculous feats will be combined into one, their divine given powers will be claimed by a newly created god, one who will have universal acceptance, one who takes on the attributes of man made gods from all over the world, one who will assimilate into all societies, cultures, and religious spectrums, one who will be the god for all mankind, one who will be a man-god like the Egyptian Pharoahs, one who will be claimed to offer salvation to man, one who will be called Jesus, the Savior, and woe unto him who does not accept this new universalized god. The temples, statues, and libraries of older cultures, older civilizations, and gods will be destroyed so that none may practice, read, or see the god of their fathers.
For knowledge of the past will be forbidden by claiming the evil satanic spirit traveled back into the past to deceive the faithful and new laws of this alleged pure faith will be called ‘Catechisms,’ ordering the faithful not to read or listen to anyone who could potentially sway them from their faith.
In the ancient Egyptian culture, the worship of the serpent began side by side with the worship of ‘Fire’ and the ‘Sun,’ and the inspired declarative statement of Saint Paul seems decisive on this subject, as he states, “When men knew God, but glorified Him not as God.” The glory of God, was transformed not only into an image made like corruptible man, but into the likeness of “Creeping Things,” or, that of the serpents. ~Romans 1:23.
Of profane writers, Sanchuniathon, the Phoenician, who is believed to have lived about the time of Joshua, says, “Thoth first attributed something of the divine nature to the serpent and the serpent tribe, in which he was followed by the Phoenicians and Egyptians. For this animal was esteemed by him to be the most spiritual of all the reptiles, and of a fiery nature, inasmuch as it exhibits an incredible celerity, moving by its spirit, without either hands or feet... Moreover, it is long-lived, and has the quality of renewing its youth, as Thoth has laid down in the ‘Sacred Books;’ upon which accounts this animal is introduced in the sacred rites and Mysteries.” ~The Two Babylons by Reverend Alexander Hislop.
The "Great Fiery Serpent" is, in addition, represented with all the emblems of royalty, with all its heads encircled with "crowns or diadems;" and so in Egypt, the ‘Serpent of Fire,’ or ‘Serpent of the Sun,’ in Greek was called the ‘Basilisk,’ that is, the “Royal Serpent,” to identify it with Moloch, whose name recalls the concepts both of fire and blood, and properly signifyiing “The King.”
The Basilisk was always, among the Egyptians, and among many nations besides, regarded as "The very type of majesty and dominion.”
The image of the serpent was worn affixed to the headdress of the great Egyptian monarchs; and it was not lawful for any one else to wear it, as the sun is identified with this serpent and is called “P'ouro,” which signifies, “The Fire” and “The King,” and from this very name the epithet “Purros,” the “Fiery,” is given to the “Great seven-crowned serpent.”
The Christian adoption of the soul and the soul living on, the soul being indestructible, and the soul being capable of enjoying life forever and ever is from Paul who learned Hellenistic [Greek] ways that are an adoption from Egyptology. The soul is known as “Ka,” and the physical body after death is known as the “Khat.”
The Egyptians as well as the Hindus believed that man had an invisible body, ghost, or shade, that is, a soul, ka, within the material body. Among the former, the dead were spoken of as “Osiriana,” that is gone to Osiris. On a monument, which dates ages before Abram is said to have lived, is found the epitaph, “May thy soul attain to the creator of all mankind.”
Saint Jerome will declare, “The dignity of a soul is so great, that each has a guardian angel from its birth.”
Khem is the phallic god of reproduction. Sculptures and paintings in the tombs of the dead represent the deceased ushered into the world of spirits by funeral deities who announce, “A soul arrived in Amenti.”
The Roman Catholics, and in a less explicit way other Christians, believe in two judgments of the dead: the Particular Judgment, of each soul after death, and the General Judgment, of all men at the close of the human comedy. Roman Catholics are astounded and embarrassed to learn that this particular judgment of each soul after death was also the most outstanding and most influential belief of the ancient Egyptians from the very dawn of history, and probably long before it.
BC 2500-Noah's sons are born. Shem, the eldest son carries on Seth's godly line. Shem lives 600 years and fathers five sons. Shem is 98 at the time of the Great Flood. ~Genesis 10:21.
Japheth, the middle son, fathers seven sons, and Ham, the younger son, fathers four sons. ~Genesis 9:24.
Noah is called upon by God to build an ark and warns of the coming flood [2466 B.C.E.]. ~Genesis 6.
Noah begins 120 years of prophesying regarding the devastating coming flood to come [God asks Noah to conduct this warning for humanity].
In the Americas, Mayan culture flourishes in the Yucatan region of Central America. The Mayas developed a system of counting utilizing the concept of zero one thousand years before the Arabs, Indians, or Egyptians. The Mayans calculated 405 full moons in a 11,960-day period.
Today we calculate the same period at 11,959.888-day period. Four thousand five hundred years later, they were only off by 112th of a day or 2.688 hours every 292 years.
Their written history dates back to a day calculated at August 11th, BC 3114. How were the Mayans able to be so accurate in their astrological calculations if they were so primitive as the Christian Spaniards claimed?
Some say that there was interaction [trade] amongst the early Asian civilizations and the new world. Historians for years denied that these events could happen and claimed that the inhabitants of the new world traveled across a land connection from what is now Alaska down [South] to the Americas. Historians, traditionalists by nature, are prone to ridicule by their adversaries if they deviate from accepted practices and are quite reluctant to deviate from accepted norms. We now know of strong ocean currents that could very possibly have made trade possible before the European migrations in the 16th centuries.
The Mayan High Priest is portrayed as half man and half god. Religious rituals were performed by sacrifices to appease the god of the sun and god of rain. All articles relating to religious and scientific findings of the Mayans are destroyed by the invading Spaniards.
The word “Tradition,” as used by the early Fathers and the Holy Mother, the Church, will frequently be implored upon the masses as evidence of the reality and verity of those occurrences “Taken for granted” by the beneficiaries of the ‘Catholic Authorities,’ as support upon them. “Tradition,” being that alleged evidence of things naturally incredible and unverifiable, of alleged events and miraculous happenings un-witnessed or un-documented over a century before the “Traditions’ invariably contradictory eventually came to be ‘found’ by the impious as well as the pious, which allege them as facts for the Faith.
“If the very order of Episcopal succession is to be considered, how much more surely, truly and safely do we number them from Peter himself, to whom, as to one representing the whole Church, the Lord said, 'Upon this rock I will build my Church...’ Peter was succeeded by Linus, Linus by Clement, Clement by Anacletus, Anacletus by Evaristus....” ~Saint Augustine of Hippo, Letter 53, 412 C.E.
Tradition, in actuality, as admitted by the Catholic Church being Jewish in nature, but then denounced by the 6th century when the Church relinquishes its Jewish history.
“The famous texts of Irenaeus on Apostolic Succession are a testimony to the faith of the 2nd century, rather than an example of historical narrative.” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 7, 341.
The Holy Mother, the Church, admits that the first few centuries of Popes were often the creations of the her over zealous monks and followers.
“Tradition” has it that Jesus appointed Twelve Apostles, which is derived from the zodiac, and also, “The number twelve was symbolical, corresponding to the twelve tribes of Israel.” ~Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. 1, 264. However, the whole story is fictitious. ~So says Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. 3, 2987. With the soundest Scriptural basis for its conclusion.
The Church is reluctant to reveal, that blessed with remuneration for ‘Discovering’ ancient manuscripts, the monks became intoxicated with printer’s ink.
“The blessed Apostles, then, founded and built up the Church in Rome. They committed the office of Bishop into the hands of Linus. Of this, Linus, Paul makes mention in the Epistles to Timothy. To him succeeded Anacletus. After him, in the third place from the Apostles, Clement was allotted the office of Bishop.” ~Saint Irenaeus, Against All Heresies, 180 A.D.
BC 2500-Excavations from Nimrod, capitol of Assyria, provide evidence of Babylonian Astrology, where the Babylonian calendar is discovered to be divided into thirteen lunar cycles starting at the beginning of the growing season.
The Astrological Babylonian signs are: A Vase and a Fish, a Firebird, a Hero, a winged Ibex (goat), a Genie (Spirit of Protection), a Griffin, an Oryx (antelope), a Man riding an Eagle, a Serpent, a Dragon, a Sphinx, a Swallow, and a Huntress.
One complete cycle of the Zodiac [Platonic Year] requires 25,920 years. Divided by 60, one soss, the Mesopotamian sexagenary scale, equals 432. It is not known when the Zodiacal signs in the heavens were formulated to be inclusive of 2,170 years [some say 2000 years].
22. “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men, which were of old, men of renown.” ~Genesis 6:4.
23. “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” ~Numbers 13:33.
24. “Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.” ~Deuteronomy 2:11.
25. “That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims; A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the Lord destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead...” ~ Deuteronomy 2:20-21.
26. “For only Og, king of Bashan, remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? Nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man. And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites. And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.” ~Deuteronomy 3:11-13 .
27. “A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak!” ~Deuteronomy 9:2.
28. “And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei...” ~Joshua 12:4.
29. “All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.” ~Joshua 13:12.
30. “And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward...” ~Joshua 15:8.
31. “And Joshua answered them, ‘If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.’” ~Joshua 17:15.
32. “And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the Giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the South, and descended to Enrogel, And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Enshemesh, and went forth toward Geliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben...” ~Joshua 18:16-17.
33. “And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.” ~2 Samual 21:20. Note: Hitler will expound upon this believing that once the Aryan race was pure and they roamed the earth as giants.
34. “And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant.” ~1 Chronicles 20:6.
35. This will be of great importance to the early Christians in their interpretations of Biblical Scriptures from the Greek and the word Aeons, which means, “Age.” Nimrod, the ‘Inciter,’ the ‘Rebellious One,’ is identified as a ‘Giant’ amongst men, or ‘Nephilim.’ ~Genesis 6:4, also known as Anakim in Deuteronomy 2:20-21, 9:2.
In the year 2000 we are in the Age of Aquarius. Many religions today interpret Aeons [from the Greek meaning Age or Era] in the Scriptures to mean the. This misunderstanding from the Greek “Aeon” does not mean the end of the World, but the end of an age. The Hebrews frowned upon the old civilizations that used Astrology as a means of prophesizing. In The Old Testament we have a disclaimer as to the works of Astrologers as sorcery. “Of the great antiquity of this primitive worship there is abundant evidence, and that it originated among the inhabitants of the Assyrian plains, we have the united testimony of sacred and profane history. It obtained the epithet of perfect, and was believed to be the most ancient of religious systems, having preceded that of the Egyptians (Egyptiis vero antiquiores esse Magos Aristoteles auctor est in primo de Philosophia libro.” ~Theopompi Frag., Isaiah 48:12-13.
“The identity of many of the Assyrian doctrines with those of Egypt is alluded to by Porphyry and Clemens…” and, in connection with the same subject, Ouvaroff quotes the following from Birch on Babylonian cylinders and monuments, “The zodiacal signs... Show unequivocally that the Greeks derived their notions and arrangements of the zodiac and consequently their Mythology, that was intertwined with it from the Chaldees. The identity of Nimrod with the constellation Orion is not to be rejected.”
After discovering the fact that the Egyptian priests claimed the honor of having transmitted to the Greeks the first elements of Polytheism, one can only conclude that other elements were also borrowed, “These positive facts would sufficiently prove, even without the conformity of ideas, that the Mysteries transplanted into Greece, and there united with a certain number of local notions, never lost the character of their origin derived from the cradle of the moral and religious ideas of the universe. All these separate facts--all these scattered testimonies, recur to that fruitful principle which places in the East the center of science and civilization.” ~Ouvaroff.
For committing such blasphemous ideas into writing, Porphyry's book was burned by edict of the Church in 448 C.E., as criticism of the origins of Christianity have been suppressed ever since.
BC 2500-The First Stonehenge is constructed with massive rocks placed in a circle. The alignments of the stones are used to predict the paths of the moon and stars as well as eclipses. Some say this ability to predict summer and winter extremes enabled the agrarian civilization to plant their crops at the right times to benefit from the weather and good fortune of the gods. Minor changes are made through three successive groups.
BC 2499–2000 BCE: Angels marry women; Nephilim; Violence on earth; the Great Deluge and its devastating effects upon mankind; Nimrod; Death of Noah; Birth of Abraham [According to Jehovah’s Witnesses].
BC 2494-2181-In the Egyptian Fifth and Sixth Dynasties we have a solar calendar established with five bonus days at the end of the year. Star watching is now a predictable science in which the priests can calculate eclipses and they use this power as a means to control the naïve and superstitious masses.
BC 2400- Lamech dies five years before the Great Flood at the age of 777 in 2353 B.C.E. Methuselah also dies shortly before the flood at the age of 969 in 2348 B.C.E.
Noah’s ark is completed [2348 B.C.E.] ~Genesis 7.
The 120 years of inundation warnings came to an end. ~Genesis 7. The flood deluges the earth [2348 B.C.E.] ~Genesis 7. Noah and his family are in the ark for one year and ten days [They entered in 2348 B.C.E., and exited in 2347 B.C.E.]
Christians still cannot get their dates together regarding the Deluge. For the Deluge, different dates are assigned: Usher and English Bible, 2348 B.C.E.; the Hebrew Bible, 2288 B.C.E.; the Playfair Bible, 2352 B.C.E.; Clinton Bible, 2482 B.C.E.; Samaritan Pent, 2998 B.C.E.; the Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, 3146 B.C.E.; Dr. Hales, 3155 B.C.E.; and the Septuagint, 3246 B.C.E.
In China, basic “Trigrams” of I Ching invented by Emperor Fu Xi in China. I Ching is the Chinese practice of divination. The Chinese system of I Ching is more of a philosophy of life than a true religion. Some of the primary symbols are: ☰ father, ☱ youngest daughter, ☲ second daughter, ☳ eldest son, ☴ eldest daughter, ☵ second son, ☶ youngest son, ☷ mother.
BC 2350-2175-The Ladder as a means of climbing up into the heavens in religion is as old as the history of man. Early texts on Egyptian mythology state, “The deceased ascends on the ladder that Re, his father, made for him.” as discovered in the Pyramid Text. In Memphis, Egypt we have mention of an ‘Underworld.’ [No fire, no suffering, no pain].
“He knew the dispositions of earth and hell; there was nothing hidden from; he covered with a veil the side of all that he had seen.” ~Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians by Manley P. Hall.
This theme is borrowed over and over again throughout history as the inspired 'Infallible Decree' “Unionis,” which lets all Christians who depart from the Church know when and where their souls arrive and what to expect upon arrival, which will also be contradicted later on in Catholic history.
“The souls of those who depart in ‘Mortal Sin,’ or only in ‘Original Sin,’ [infants]go down immediately into hell.” ~Council of Florence; Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. VII, p. 208.
In the Babylonian “Lay of Ishtah” from which the Hebrew’s revelation borrowed this and other matters of revelation, the underworld to which the shade of the departed, sinner and saint alike, sank after death, is described correctly, in gloomy shades, being variously and poetically called “The pit,” the “House of darkness,” the “Land of no return,” metaphors strangely reminiscent of “Pluto's gloomy realm” of Homer, of the “Go down to the pit,” of the Psalmist, of Isaiah, and of Job; of the “Bottomless pit” of the Apocalypse; of the “Outer darkness” and “Pits of darkness” of the evangelists; of the “Land of forgetfulness” of the sweet singer of Israel. ~Psalm 88:12. Of “Death, and the house appointed for all living” of the man of boils and patience. ~See Job 30:23. Of the “Borne from whence no traveler returns” of another of high inspiration.
BC 2348- Apr 05, Noah's ark is broached on MountArarat.
BC 2300- The destruction of the Tower of Babel causes the dispersion of Babylon's population, spreading the people to the ends of the earth. It is 101 years from the flood to the “Confusion of Tongues,” and the “Dispersion.” [approximately 2247 B.C.E.] ~Genesis 11:1-9.
“Exaggerated chronologies are common to a large number of nations. Critical examination has (in all cases but one) demonstrated their fallacy; and the many myriads of years postulated for their past civilization and history by the Babylonians, Assyrians, Hindus, Chinese, and others have been shown to be pure fiction, utterly unworthy of belief. Cuneiform scholars confidently place the beginning of Babylon about B.C.E. 2300, of Assyria about B.C.E. 1500. The best Arian scholars place the dawn of the Iran civilization about B.C.E. 1500, of India about B.C.E. 1200. Chinese investigators can find nothing solid or substantial in the past of the 'Celestials' earlier than B.C. 781, or, at the furthest B.C. 1154.” ~Rawlinson, Temple of Jupiter Belus was named by Nebuchadnezzar. The Temple of the Seven Lights of the Earth at Borsippa-Barzipa. ie, Tower of Tongues, located eleven miles from the north ruins of Babylon was described thus by Nebuchadnezzar in the Borsippa Inscription.
Shem's great-great grandchild, Peleg, son of Eber is born. Peleg's name means, “Division.” “During his lifetime the people of the world were divided into different language groups and dispersed.” ~Genesis 10:24.
Peleg lives 239 years [contradicting the shorter lifespans after the Flood], and fathers sons and daughters. His brother's name is Joktan. Joktan fathers 13 sons.
* The descendants of Japheth dispersed, populating Greece, Parthia, Russia and northern Europe.
BC 2042 (?) 2198 (?) 2247 (?) 2167 (?) 1400 (?)-The birth of Abraham [descended from Arpachshad of Upper Mesopotamia, the land of Mitanni], the Jew, Astrologer, Priest, and Levite [Gen. 21:5]. Terah, the father of Abraham is also known as an Astrologer & priest of Nippur & Ur.
The discrepancies in the various dates are due to changes made by the priests to adjust the calendar to coincide with predictions, which did not occur as envisaged in Jewish prophecy.
BC 2000±Noah dies at the age of 950. Noah lives after the flood, 350 years, and dies two years before Abraham is born [1998 B.C.E.] Terah's third son, Abraham, is born. Abraham is called “The Father of the Faithful” and “The Friend of God.” Haran's daughter, Milcah, is born, Terah's daughter, Sarah, is born, Haran's daughter, Iscah, is born, Reu dies at the age of 239 years [1978 B.C.E.], Haran's son, Lot, is born, Nahor and Milcah are married, Milcah is niece and wife to Nahor.
The Chinese practice Astrology with “Twelve” animal signs [Rat, Ox, Tiger, Cat, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.]
The Epic of Gilamesh [Gilgamesh] is written down, the first literary evidence of werewolves [Saint Christopher was a werewolf/dog-head]. “... Just as Genesis 1-11 as a whole corresponds to the structure of the Atrahasis myth, so the garden of Eden story has incorporated many of the themes of the great Gilgamesh poem.” ~Professor Blenkinsopp, Notre Dame University, on Atrahasis and Gilgamesh motifs in Genesis, pp. 65-66. Human Origins, Genesis 1:1-11:26. Joseph Blenkinsopp. The Pentateuch, An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible. New York. Doubleday. 1992. ISBN 0-385-41207-X.
Even up to the 21st century, Christian authors continue their denial of Pagan influence, and on the “Priestess,” [Shamhat the harlot-priestess of Uruk] being recast as Adam's second wife, Eve: “Some elements of the Fall of Man myth in Genesis are of great antiquity; but the composition is late...The Gilgamesh Epic, the earliest version of which can be dated about 2000 B.C.E., descibes how the Sumerian Love-goddess Aruru created from clay a noble savage named Enkidu, who grazed among gazelles, slaked his thirst beside wild cattle... Until a priestess sent to him by Gilgamesh initiated him into the mysteries of love. Though wise as a God, he was now shunned by the wild creatures; and the priestess therefore covered his nakedness, using part of her own garment, and brought him to the city of Uruk... Another source of the Genesis Fall of Man myth is the Akkadian myth of Adapa, found on a tablet at Tell Amarna, Pharaoh Akhenaten's capital... This myth supplies the theme of the Serpent's warning to Eve: that God had deceived her about the properties of the forbidden fruit.” ~Robert Graves and Raphael Patai, The Fall of Man, pg. 78-79. Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis, New York. Doubleday & Company. 1963, 1964. Reprinted 1983 by Greenwich House a division of Arlington House Inc.
BC 1800-The Hittite Empire is written on cuneiform tablets that describe how the Prince Anitta of Kussara conquered the city of Hatushash that he starved into capitulation and then he destroyed the city and cursed it. The “Execration Texts” tell the names of ancient cities and their princes whose names were written on clay figurines or clay pots and then shattered in an attempt to curse or perform some magical blight upon the enemy.
BC 1766-1122-Chinese court priests of the Shang Dynasty prophesy the future via hot pokers applied to turtle shells.
BC 1750-The Beaker People take over the ceremonial region now known as Stonehenge that existed from a previous civilization around BC 1900. The stones were placed in a circular manner that we interpret today as a means of following the paths of the moon and stars and in all logical conclusions could determine eclipses. Many of their beliefs find similarities in the later Christian faith and the transformation to Christianity is facilitated by this fact.
BC 1740-1190-The Hittite [Kash] culture believes in many gods. They attack Babylonia in BC 1595 and are overthrown in BC 1225 by Tukulti-Ninurta. There is a mixing of cultures and religious philosophies and their religious beliefs spread, eventually permeating Greek culture.
BC 1700-1155-Kassites conquer most of northern Babylonia. A city is built into a country under their rule, but little is known of this group other than they were fierce fighters/warriors.
BC 1670-1570-Hyksos Period: the era when Foreigners ruled Egypt.
BC 1550-The three phases of the early Egyptians beliefs: 1. New born: at dawn 2. Mature: full-grown at 12 noon and 3. Old and dying: at the end of the day and back to earth. All three are considered of one divinity [Trinity]. The Papacy, in some of its Catholic churches, such as, in the monastery of the ‘Trinitarians’ in Madrid, contains an image of the ‘Triune God,’ with three heads on one body, a facsimile of the Babylonian ‘Triune Divinity,’ worshipped in ancient Assyria, whose mystical concepts later migrated to Egypt.
In India, the supreme divinity, in one of the most ancient cave-temples, is represented with three heads on one body, under the name of “Eko Deva Trimurtti,” “One God, Three Forms.” In Japan, the Buddhists worship their great divinity, Buddha, with three heads, in the very same form, under the name of "San Pao Fuh." This was the format of Pagan idolatry representing the Triune God, and there is evidence that, at a very early period, an important change had taken place in the Babylonian notions in regard to the ‘Divinity,’ and that the three entities had come to be, the ‘Eternal Father,’ the ‘Spirit of God’ incarnate in a ‘Human Mother,’ and a ‘Divine Son,’ the fruit of that incarnation.
The Exalted Christian Savior who is fated to appear before the World’s End is from an old synopsis in the Buddhist scriptures known as Kalki Avatara, the “Destroyer of Sin,” who will come from Heaven to proclaim Doomsday. Persians replicate him, transforming his designation to “Son of Man,” or “Messiah.” ~ Mahanirvanatantfa, Sir John Woodroffe translation, Pg. 48.
BC 1500 (?)-Hindus believe that after death one is reborn in another body: this can be an animal, human being, mineral [rock], or vegetable. Hindus also develop a “Trinity,” Brahman [God Creator], Vishnu [Protector of the Universe] and Shiva [Deity of Good and Evil]. The destruction of the Indus culture is propagated by the Arians who take possession of their lands [1500-1200 B.C.E.]. Arian meaning “Hospitable” or noble while the non-Arians are referred to as “Dasyu” or ungracious.
BC 1450-Space Aliens(?) “During the reign of Pharaoh Thutmose III around 1450 B.C.E., there is a description of multiple ‘Circles of fire,’ brighter than the Sun, and about 5 metres in size that appeared over multiple days.” They finally disappeared after ascending higher in the sky. ~Unidentified Flying Objects: Do You Believe? By S.G.H.A.P.I., http://www.ruhaunted.com/UFO.html
BC 1433 (?) 1466 (?)-Moses and ‘The Exodus,’ on the 14th day of the month Nissan, 1433 (?) 1466(?) the Pharaoh, Amenhotep II, changes his mind and in his anger sends forth 200,000 foot soldiers, 600 war chariots, and 50,000 horsemen to bring the Israelites back to Egypt. Biblical error from Antiquities of the Jews: From Flavius Josephus’ original source quoting a time span of 1062.5 years between the Exodus and the Babylonian Exile, which he believed to be recorded in Solar years, Josephus erroneously deducts 115 years [701-586 BCE] instead of 136 years [722-586 BCE], which results in a 947 year calculation for the period 'Exodus to Fall of Samaria,' instead of 914.5 years. Moses flees the enemy of the Hebrews and later commands his people to set up large stones and to spatter them with plaster. ~Deuteronomy 27: 2.
There is reason t believe that Moses may indeed have witnessed a burning bush, a bush that burned, but is not consumed. Recent scientific findings reveal that, ‘Ball lightning’ can act in this manner, a fiery ball of various dimensions, which appears suddenly and vanishes just as mysteriously.
Some say that Moses was a sorcerer because, “Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.’” ~Acts 7:22, NASB.
Pliny describes Moses as having founded ‘A sect of magic’ magices factio that, ‘Iannes’ and ‘Iotapes’ were also members. ~Pliny, Natural History 30.11. Early Christians also viewed Moses as a great magician, having also been educated in Egyptian magic. An ancient amulet found in Acrae on Sicily describes how Moses became phykikos [a magician] after climbing the Sacred Mountain. Moses’ magic is considered greater thatn the court Egyptians as he defeats the Egyptian magic, but it is also considered ‘Good’ because Moses performs his magic to serve God. “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Work a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.’ So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as the Lord had commanded and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers, and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did the same with their secret arts. For each one threw down his staff and they turned into serpents. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.’” ~Exodus 7: 9-12. Flavius Josephus, a 1st century historian also argues that Moses’ acts are superior to the magical arts because they are Divine in Nature. ~Josephus, Antiquitates Judaicae 2.284.
It is this manner of offering that he writes the laws. God tells Moses on the mount that he knows not of the name Yahweh. ~Exodus 6:3, 3:14, Genesis 5:2, 4:26, 32:30. See also Luck, Georg. Witches and Sorcerers in Classical Literature. Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome. University of Pennsylvania Press (November 1999) ISBN: 0812217055.
The name of God is a not spoken in Hebrew [YHWH, YHVH, YWVH and other similar variations of the Tetragrammaton are aspects of the Godhead. The Jews deny the Christian Godhood of Yahveh, “The god who is the hero of these [Genesis] stories is not the ‘Supreme Cosmic God,’ the ‘Father of the Lord Jesus Christ,’ in whom we live, and move, and have our being, but the ‘Tribal god of the Hebrews,’ according to their earliest and crudest conception of his character. He is known by two names: ‘Elohim,’ meaning God, in general, and’ Yaho.’ The latter is a proper name, like Asshur, Moloch, Baal, etc. He is only one God out of many.”
Every nation and people during this era had one or more gods. The Hebrews were forbidden to worship any other god but ‘Yaho.’ “Yaho is generally but less correctly given as Yahveh and Jehovah.” ~From the works of Rev. Charles P. Fagnani, D.D., Professor of Scripture at Union Theological Seminary.
The seven given names of God are: “El, Eloha, Elohim, Yahweh-Tsabbath, Elohim-Tsavvath, Shaddai.” ~Genesis 4:26 & Exodus 6:3. “And neither does he know Adonai. “Shadday,” the ancient name of the Hebrew God, which means “To overpower” and “To treat with violence,” is invoked at the singularly appropriate time in the apprehension of a thief. ~From The Ten Commandments by Joseph Lewis.
The early transcribers knew what they were doing when they translated the Hebrew Scriptures. Their sole purpose was to enhance their new religion. “To use the word ' God' or ' Lord God,' instead of 'Elohim,' or 'Yaho,' is misleading and disastrous. It conceals from the unsuspecting reader that the un-Godlike sayings and doings recorded are those of an imagined, primitive deity, not those of the God of the New Testament.” ~Fagnani, The Beginnings of History according to the Jews, pp. 18-19; Boni, New York, 1925.
The early Christian Fathers are not troubled by the truth so much as spreading their ‘Word,’ and gaining cnverts. “Transcribers freely added new matter from the same sources on which the original authors had drawn, the traditions of their own locality or sanctuary, variants of historical traditions or legend. Every new copy was thus in some measure a fresh rescension... Scribes compared different copies, and combined their contents according to their own judgment or interests... Of records or monuments there are but a few traces, and these for the most part doubtful.” ~Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. ii, 2075-76.
Old or New Testament “Canonical” and “Apocryphal” literature is created for the gullible, and countless examples of the imaginative process of these early history-writing religious activist abound in all the writings of the ancient, as all who are familiar with such classics as Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Josephus, Livy, may recall. This appears to leave the Pagan god ‘Yahveh’ and his pretended ‘Holy Word’ as both a myth and fable. “It will very soon appear most probable, that he [Jesus Christ] was not born at all; but, like Minerva from the head of Jupiter, the fiction sprung from the brains of the early Christian priests.” ~From: The Existence of Christ Disproved, by Irresistible Evidence, in a Series of Letters, From a German Jew, Addressed to Christians of All Denominations.
When Moses asks God his name, God does not answer directly, but states, “I am who I am.” [Ebyeh asber ebyeh whose translation is closest to “Never you mind who I am, or “Mind your own business”].
The name of God is Jah-Bul-On-Jah, and is only spoken once a year in the Most Holy of Holies. Jah: from the Sumerian meaning his essence. ‘Bul,’ from the Assyrian, meaning , ‘Lord.’ Or, from the Egyptian meaning ‘Father of All.’ Together they are interpreted as meaning I am and shall be: Lord in Heaven, Father of all. Therefore, when God states he does not recognize the name he is called, it is not necessarily, because it is not his name but man is not allowed to pronounce his name except in strictest reverence in the Hebrew Tabernacle only once a year within the Holy of Holies. God’s name may be found in Exodus 14:19 containing three verses which also contain seventy-two Hebrew letters [Shem ha-meforash] Moses is taught all the mysteries and wisdom of the Egyptians [Palmistry (Cheirosophy) & Astrology are included as part of the esoteric arts] The Bible reflects on palmistry in Job ~Job 37:7. It is in Exodus 20:13 that we have God’s word regarding Murder. ~See also Leviticus 24:13. The Scriptural interpretation is delineated in Exodus. The commandment is “Thou shall’t not murder!” Why would God help the Israelites kill their enemies and later help them kill the Canaanites if the law is “Thou shall’t not kill?” A concept still argued over to this day in most Christian countries, yet, did not stop the Church from murdering or killing its dissenters.
In the Canaanite, culture the serpent [dragon] is seen as a sexual symbol and the phallus is the sign of Ba’al [the bull]. Baal is the god worshipped by those who lost faith in Moses when he stayed too long on Mount Sanai, and doubted his ability to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land during the Exodus. The earliest writings are ascribed to the most important people in the history of Israel as this would give the books more importance and authenticity, such as Moses, Abraham, and Noah.
“Priests of the goddess discovered, to their advantage, that it was particularly fortunate for women to have commerce with them. Priestesses were not likely to avoid the act of which their goddess was the presiding genius. Large carvings of the sex-organs stood unblushingly in the temples: until Englishmen and Americans came along in the 19th century.” ~From the books of the former benedctine monk, Father J. McCabe’s, Rationalist Encyclopedia. The early priesthood is so pre-occupied with sex that it is written, Noah is ordered to take two of each animal into the ark, “For fear that even beasts should be born of adultery... Even unclean birds were not allowed to enter with two females each.” ~On Monogomy, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Ch. iv; p. 62.
“The Fathers of the Church were persuaded that Orpheus was the disciple of Moses. They saw in him a type, or rather a prototype, of Jesus, since he to had come to teach mankind, and had been at once its benefactor and its victim. Emperor Severus Alexander, Roman Emperor 222 - 235 (208 - 235)] placed a statue of Orpheus in his labarum, besides that of the Christian Messiah.” ~From: Scriptores Historiae Augustae.
“Between Orphism and Christianity there were, indeed, analogies so evident and so striking that it was impossible to accept them as accidental. A common source of inspiration was assumed…. If on examination we find something of Orphism in every religion, it is because Orphism made use of elements common to them all, drawn from the depths of human nature, and nourished by its most cherished illusions.” ~From the Encyclopedia Religion & Orpheus A History of Religions, Salomon Reinach [1858 - 1932], Newly Revised and Enlarged, Tr. Florence Simmonds, Liveright, 1942 (1930) (1909) (1909 Paris).
The scribes in the translations of the ancient writings, to insure accuracy, would count the number of words and letters on each page and in each chapter. The letters would be counted going down as well as across the page, and the totals summed in each book, to insure accuracy of the scribes. Later Christian versions/translations are not so strict in their interpretations and accuracy. In the Akkadian mythologies, BC 2414, we have Sargon [Sharru-kin: the king is legitimate], whose father is a Semite. At birth he is placed in a reed basket by his mother and set him adrift in the Euphrates River, where he is discovered by a water pourer [the gardener Akki], who takes him home and raises him [does this story sound familiar?] He later falls in love with the goddess Ishtar. The Akkadian kings are known to prefix their names with the sign for divinity, a trait, which is to be carried on throughout history…all Akkadian kings are henceforth descendents of gods [A practice continued into Europe and all parts of the world].
It was also the custom in primitive times, when an infant's legitimacy was doubted, to throw it into the water. If it floated, that proved its legitimacy; if it sank, it was a bastard. This may have accounted for the original story of why Moses was put in the bulrushes, rather than the legend of Pharaoh's wrath. Moses was the son of Amram, who had married his paternal aunt, which, according to Hebrew law, was an incestuous union. ~From The Ten Commandments by Joseph Lewis.
BC 1433-The Longest Day vs. the Longest Night- (?)-Aztec and Mayan civilizations report the Longest Night; the day the sun did not rise under the reign of Titu Yupanqui Pachacuti II. The natives feared it was due to disrespect to the gods and customs. -Compare this with Joshua 6:20, & 10:12, The Longest Day, half way around the world during a comparable period.
BC 1400-1250 (?)-The walls of Jericho come tumbling down. -Book of Joshua 6:20. The historical significance is that by following the word of God, one will achieve success in one’s undertakings. This criteria, will lead to many nations proclaiming that God is on their side when declaring war upon their enemies.
BC 1400-1200-Ugarit Texts describe Asherah [goddess of fertility] as the mother of the gods and consort of Ba’al. Perhaps seldom known, yet of immense significance is the religion of the Canaanites [Ki-in-a-nim], whose lands are described in Biblical lore that lends itself to our modern Bible translations in the way it is presented in not only language, but also to its poetic prose. -Numbers 34:1-12.
Texts discovered in Ra Shamrah, show a cuneiform alphabet as Phoenician in derivation and Semitic in nature. Discovered in what was once known as the town of Ugarit, now Ra Shamrah, in western Syria, these texts lend credence to the fact that the Hebrews also borrowed from ancient religions.
The Habiru are mentioned in the Legend of Naram-Sin during the Akkadian era [BC 2350-2150] and described in the Tablets of Nuzi as aliens who sell themselves in groups as slaves. They fight as mercenaries with the kings of Larsa, Warad-Sin in BC 1770-1759. Abraham is described as a Hebrew [Genesis 13, 14,] and is described as an Aramaean. ~Genesis 25, 20, 28, 31, Deuteronomy 26, 5.
BC 1350 (?)-1362-The “Heretic” Pharaoh Akhenaten introduces a strict monotheism [one god concept] that is frowned upon by the priestly class. The Ancient Egyptians had all ready delineated good and evil and the main characters were set in stone, a good world [heaven] and an evil one [underworld]. They also worshipped sacred animals and birds.
Controversy surrounds the gods of the Egyptians when the Pharaoh eliminates all but one. His decision is not popular with the populace either. The Egyptians were monotheists with the lesser gods having some attribute of their primary god. Also known as the Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, husband of Nefertiti, the Pharaoh establishes the Cult of Aton, the Sun God. He moves the capitol to a new city that he has built in the desert, Aknetaton. The Pharaoh renames himself Akhnaton in honor of the god Aton. By overthrowing all the old gods, at one time Amenhotep IV drew the wrath of the priestly craft as well as the populace who later come to know him as the “Heretic to the throne of the Pharaohs.” It was a matter of too much change at one time. He took away the power and status of the priests and upon his death; all mention of him [inscribed in stone] is removed from the idols and sacred temples of Egypt [His name is removed forever from the eyes of man and god].
After the heresies of Akhenaton/Amenhotep the priests declare the Trilogy of three main gods [three gods in one]: Amen, Ra, and Ptah. Upon his death, his son-in-law [King Tut, Tutankhamen the boy King] moves the capitol back to Thebes. King Tut dies mysteriously at age eighteen, and upon his death he is buried with full honors deserving of a god with his coffin inlaid with god, skin of the gods. ~Note: Sigmund Freud concludes, in his 1939 book, “Moses and Monotheism,” that Moses was not an Israelite but an Egyptian whose teachings derived from Akhenaton's belief in pure monotheism [which he had imposed for apparently imperative economic reasons].
Recent examination of Tut’s remains shows a distinct split at the base of the skull. It is now believed that the high priest, who later became Pharaoh, may have murdered the boy king and the queen to gain power and the seat of the pharaoh. His reign [the high priest] however, was short lived.
BC 1301 (?)-1207 (?)-“The Healing Place of the Soul” A magnificent library located inside the palace of Pharaoh Ramses II with many manuscripts from all parts of the known world. Later to be destroyed to protect the teachings of a new faith. With the increased tensions along the delta region, Ramses relocates the capital and names it after himself “City of Ramses.” The Biblical cities Tanis and Avaris are the same… “City of Ramses.”
BC 1300-1000-Veda: ancient Sanskrit [not of human origin] literature of Hinduism. Thirty-three Devas are said to govern the three regions of heaven, earth, and air. The Vedas describe a variety of evil creatures, including the “Asuras” and the “Panis,” who harm people and work against the Hindu gods. God of the Hindus, says, “Of Him whose Glory is so great, there is no image.” ~Veda.
He “Illumines all, delights all, whence all proceeded; that by which they live when born, and that to which all must return.” ~Veda.
In the “Institutes of Menu,” he is characterized as “He whom the mind alone can perceive; whose essence eludes the external organs, who has no visible parts, who exists from eternity... The soul of all beings, whom no being can be comprehend.”
BC 1300 (?)-Runes, the casting of stones with markings are used as a means of divination in the Scandinavian countries. Bishop Wulfila in his 4th century Gothic translation of the Bible mentions runes in Mark 4:11.
King James and later Christian versions delete mention of the runes [stones] in their Bibles. King James I said: “No Bishop, no king,” but he might as well have said, “No cross, no crown.” “The king owned the bodies, and the priest the souls, of men. One lived on taxes, the other on alms. One was a robber, the other a beggar, and each was both.” These robbers and beggars controlled two worlds. ~From The Great Infidels, 1881, by Robert Green Ingersoll.
‘The Gothic religion, taught the being of a supreme God, Master of the Universe, to whom all things were submissive and obedient.” ~Tacit. de Morib. Germ.
The king made laws while the priest made creeds. With bowed backs the people received the burdens of the one, and with wonder's open mouth the dogmas of the other. If any aspired to be free they were crushed by the king, and every priest was a Herod who slaughtered the children of the brain. The king ruled by force, the priest by fear, and both by both.
Herod has his own wife murdered in a fit of jealousy, “His passion also made him stark mad and leaping out of his bed he ran around the palace in a wild manner. His sister Salome took the opportunity also to slander Miriam and to confirm his suspicions about Joseph [Miriam's alleged lover]. Then out of his ungovernable jealousy and rage he commanded both of them to be killed immediately. But as soon as his passion was over he repented of what he had done and as soon as his anger was worn off his affections were kindled again... Indeed, the flame of his desires for her was so hard that he could not think she was dead but he would appear under his disorders to speak to her as if she were still alive...”~ Flavius Josephus.
The king said to the people: “God made you peasants, and he made me king. He made rags and hovels for you, robes and palaces for me. Such is the justice of God.”
And the priest said: “God made you ignorant and vile. He made me holy and wise. If you do not obey me, God will punish you here and torment you hereafter. Such is the mercy of God.”
“God made the male and female for the propagation of the human race.” ~ Saint Irenaeus Against All Heresies, 180 C.E.
Infidels are intellectual discoverers. They sail the unknown seas and find new isles and continents in the infinite realms of thought. He is an intellectual capitalist, and for that reason excites the envy and hatred of the theological pauper. Willing to trust logic to that of blind faith. Especially the blindness which is being created by a superstitious clergy to enrich themselves at the expenditure of the poor masses. Is it necessary that Heaven should borrow its light from the glare of Hell? ~From the works of Robert Green Ingersoll
BC 1225-Assyrians capture Babylon and there is an assimilation of the Babylonian culture and religious beliefs. The temples are subordinate to the king who often appoints his own children to high positions in the priesthood [a practice later adopted by the Christians]. Cuneiform type of writing is established.
Winged Creatures [Angels?], those having special powers and capabilities first appeared around the 9th century BCE. Assyrians began depicting spiritual creatures [kari-bu] that were half man, half animal. Western civilization would later portray angels [cherubs and seraphim] with wings about the 4th century AD. ~Job 38:4-7, Daniel 7:10, Jude 9, Hebrews 1:14, Revelation 14:6, 22:8, Matthew 9:32, 12:22, 17:15, Timothy 4:1.
Angels are made a part of Christian dogma in AD 325 with the Council of Nice. The Roman winged goddess of victory, Victoria, is also portrayed with wings.
Speaking of the almighty power of King Nimrod, the Bible says, “Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son; now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and mighty, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory; and he shall come up over all his banks. And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over; he shall reach even unto the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.” ~Isaiah 7:6-8.
Cyrus the Great, as told by Herodotus, dreamt that he saw the son of one of his princes, who was at the time in a distant province, with two great “Wings on his shoulders, the one of which overshadowed Asia, and the other Europe,” from which he immediately concluded that he was organizing rebellion against him. ~The Two Babylons or The Papal Worship Proved To Be The Worship of Nimrod and His Wife, By The Late Rev. Alexander Hislop.
Wings were ancient signs of sovereign power, which may be why some versions of Genesis refer to the birds as being the first created. So utterly idolatrous was the Babylonian recognition of the Divine unity, that ‘Jehovah,’ the Living Hebrew God, severely condemned His own people for giving any countenance to it: “They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens, after the rites of the ‘Only One,’ eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together.” ~Isaiah 66:17.
BC 1200 (?)-Descendents of Abraham [Father of a multitude] arrive in Canaan. The Canaanites worship Baal-Habad, the god of storm and fertility. Baal lives with the high god. El. Baal dies and descends to the underworld of Mot, god of death and sterility.
Anat, Baal’s lover/sister comes to his rescue. Baal is resurrected and returns to Anat. Beelzebub, a powerful demon, is originally Baal-zebub, god of Ekron. ~See also Biblical references in: I Kings 16:31, 18:21, 2 Kings 1:2, 10:18, 10:28, Romans 11:4, Deuteronomy 4:3, Hosea 9:10, and Judges 2:13, Luke 2:15.
The Merneptah Stele, is one of the earliest archaeological accounts of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel, where they further develop their monotheistic religion, Judaism, and enjoy periods of self-determination under the Egyptian Pharaohs.
In Virishna, the sacred Indian god who lived twelve hundred years before Jesus we have respected records teaching Virishna was:
36. Born of the virgin Devaki.
37. Was a spirit (or ghost)
38. Ordered killed by Cansa, the ruling entity at that time [as were all the children under two years of age during this period].
39. Angels or spirits attended his birth
40. He performed miracles
41. Was put on a cross between two thieves
42. He dies, and is resurrected (arose from the dead).
43. Virishna is known as the Protector of the Universe, guide, and friend of all humankind.
44. Virishna’s final appearance will be at the End of the World, marked as Kalki.
45. Tradition has it that Virishna was crucified by being put to death on a cross between two thieves and he descended to the underworld, rose from the dead, and ascended to heaven in sight of all. Incarnated on several occasions [believed to be from ten to thirty nine times] in times of calamity to save the world.
BC 1140-King Wen pairs the I Ching [Book of Changes] tri-grams to form sixty-four combinations.
BC 1122-Palm reading [Dermatoglyphics] and face reading are popular in China during the Zhou Dynasty.
BC 1027-Beddou, also known as Fot, ancient Chinese God, prevailed over Japan, Ceylon, and China.
One thousand and twenty years before the time of Jesus:
46. Fot is born of a Virgin
47. At birth, a king sought to put him to death orders all male children born during this period to be put to death.
48. He is saved by shepherds and lives in the desert until thirty years of age.
49. He teaches a Doctrine of Truth and performs miracles.
Does any of this sound familiar? The worship of 'The Virgin,' the ' Queen of Heaven,' the Great Goddess,' the ' Mother of God,' etc., has become one of the majestic features of the Christian religion. The historical documents record, “These sayings [of Jesus Christ and apostles] consisted of a number of strange parables, and doctrines of our Savior, which the authority of so venerable a person, who had lived with the apostles, imposed on the Church as genuine.” ~Bishop Papias, Apostolic Father, in Mist. Eccles. Bk. III, Ch. 39.
And yet, the Holy Church offers little in clarification of what Jesus allegedly said or quoted. The Church will have one believing that Jesus worshiped his mother. Taking the Gospels for the moment as historical, but excluding John, which is a notorious 2nd century romance, Jesus actually detested his mother, and is disliked by her, while his father, Joseph, appears to have died before the time described.
BC 1004-Duke of Zhou adds explanatory texts to existing I Ching hexagrams as a systematic sacred text. “The Book of Changes” is popular as a means of divination and is used to gauge the flow of Yin and Yang energies.
BC 1000-Vedas: Hindu evil spirits. Later Christian teachings will incorporate good and bad spirits. -Job 1:6-22. The Devil is later developed from the Greek, Diablos, which means “Slanderous.” Kali is the Black Goddess, omnipotent and protector against fear who is appeased only by human sacrifices. The Binderwurs of Central India eat their sick and aged believing that this pleases their god. Kali is believed to be able to watch over her devotees against fear and to give them limitless peace.
As the darkness pervades, devouring all that exists, Kali is depicted as standing on the corpse of Shiva, with the garland of skulls hung around her neck, symbolizing the remains of finite existence.
The Vishnu Purana, Hindu Holy Book, tells of a king who massacres the male children in an attempt to find the Divine Krishna [omnipotence, limitless power, and good and bad are similarities between this and Christianity, and are so striking that later Church Fathers claim that it is the work of the devil to deceive Christians].
In the Rationalist's Manual, M.D. Aletheia said “The idea of redemption from sin by the sufferings and death of a Divine 'Incarnate Savior' was common among the ancients." He said redemption was "the crowning point of the idea entertained by primitive man, that the gods demanded a sacrifice to atone for sin or avert calamity.’
Among the Hindus, whose religion predates Christianity by up to two thousand years, Aletheia states that the concept of redemption and resurrection was prevalent long before Christianity. “Krishna came upon earth to redeem man by his sufferings,” Aletheia states.
“He is represented hanging on a cross, the tradition being that he was nailed thereto by an arrow." Long before Christ, Krishna was called the “Lord of Lords” and “The Redeemer,” who “Rose from the dead, and ascended bodily into heaven so that all men saw him...”
“Krishna, whose history so closely resembles our Lord's, was also like him in his being crucified.” ~Dr. Inman, Ancient Faiths, vol. 1, p. 411.
This might explain why, when Pope John Paul II arrives to deliver a public mass in New Delhi in November of 1999, he was met with hostility. “It was bad timing…”
Hindu activist Raju told New Delhi reporter Uli Schmetzer, “It's like the Caliph of Mecca coming to visit the Pope in Rome on Christmas Eve.” Many Indians see Christianity as "Westernized Hinduism,” hence, they saw the Pope as a man who was trying to sell their own religion back to them. This perception is hardly surprising given that, in “The Historical Jesus and the Mythical Christ,” Gerald Massey finds over one hundred similarities between the two gods.
Kersey Graves in “The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors,” finds over 300 resemblances. Both authors use the more common earlier English spelling of Krishna, “Christna,” which reveals the relationship between the Hindu and Christian gods [Christna predates Christ by at least 1200 years].
Krishna came upon earth to redeem man by his sufferings. He is represented hanging on a cross, the tradition being that he was nailed thereto by an arrow. ~Guigniaut, Religion de l'Antiquite. As well as both gods being Resurrected Redeemers, Christna was born to the virgin Devaki, or “Divine One.” The son of a carpenter, Christna was of royal descent, as was Jesus, and his birth was attended by angels and shepherds. “The pure virginity of the celestial mother was a tenet of faith for 2,000 years before the virgin now adored was born.” ~Dr. Inman, "Ancient Faiths" Vol. 1, pg. 159.
The infant Christna also was presented with gold, frankincense and myrrh by wise men. As a child, Christna is allegedly persecuted by a tyrant who orders the slaughter of thousands of infants. As an adult, Christna “Lived poor and loved the poor,” hence, he was called the “Shepherd God,” “Sin Bearer"” and “The Liberator.” He was also called the “Firstborn,” the “Universal Word,” and the “Beginning and the End,” “Alpha and Omega.” Christna, like Jesus, was described as omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent; and proclaimed he was the “Way to the Father.”
Just as Christ was baptized in the Jordan, Christna was baptized in the Ganges. Christna's ministry was marked by “Many miracles and wonders.” He raised the dead and healed lepers, the deaf and the blind. Christna used parables to teach the people about charity and love. "Eyewitnesses" claimed Christna was transfigured in front of his disciples; hence, they bestowed upon him the title “Jezeus,” meaning “Pure essence.”
In some traditions, Christna died on a tree or was crucified between two thieves. He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven where he is said to return to “Do battle” with the “Prince of Evil” who will “Desolate the earth.” Even the Hindu and Catholic priesthoods have much in common, according to the Australian author Peter Bowler in “True Believers.”
Both have nunneries and monasteries; both believe celibacy is a virtue; both impose penances; both offer indulgences; and both use beads for religious significance... ~from the works of D. Christie Sinton Arnoume.
Hanging on a tree was a common form of punishment. It was frequently called “The accursed tree.” If this be true, then is Jesus then accursed by the very words of Holy Scripture?
“He that is hanged on a tree is accursed of God.” ~Deuteronomy 21: 22 and Galatians 3:13.
If an artificial scaffold were made, it was cruciform, yet it was still called “A tree.” ~see Higgins, Anacalypsis, Vol. 1.
BC 1000-King David looks up between earth and the heavens for a sign and sees an Angel of the Lord with a sword stretched out over Jerusalem. -1 Chronicles 21:16. This star in the heavens may have been an occurrence of a comet.
BC 966-The date of Solomon's temple and the Great Jewish Exodus is believed to be 966 B.C.E., and 1446 B.C.E. ~ 1 Kings 6:1. Note: Moses is 80 ½ years at the time of the Exodus, which is quite old in those times.
“Heaven was born of the sky, and nurtured by cunning priests, who made man a coward and a slave. Hell was built by priests, and nurtured by the fears and servile fancies of man during the ages when dungeons of torture were a recognized part of every Government, and when the deity was supposed to be an infinite tyrant, with infinite resources of vengeance ... the devil is an imaginary being, invented by primitive man to account for the existence of evil, and relieve the deity of his responsibility.” ~Doane, Bible Myths.
BC 949-992-King Solomon of Israel builds his famous Temple in Jerusalem, “King Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, on Mount Mariah, which had been shown to David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the thrashing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. When all the work on the Temple was completed, King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand oxen, and one hundred and twenty thousand rams: and the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. And Solomon began to build in the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.” ~Second Book of Palalipomenon.
King Solomon believes that he has power over the spirits of the Invisible World. This knowledge of power is given to him by an Angel of God and passed down to his son Roboam and called the Clavicle or Key of Solomon. In Jewish myth Solomon acquires a reputation as a magician who employs legions of evil spirits to assist in building of the Temple compelling them to obey by the power of a Magical Ring [I Kings 8, 4:30, Songs of Solomon] Asmodeus, an evil spirit, angers King Solomon by preying upon one of his wives. The records of Josephus tell of Eleazer, Roman Emperor Vespasian, who was able to drive away the evil spirits by using the alleged magical ring of Solomon along with the use of some herbs.
The Archangel Michael hands Solomon a magical ring to conquer this demon. Preparations for the Temple included 186,000 men with 3,300 overseers, 80,000 hewers and 70,000 laborers. David contributes 108,000 talents of gold and 1,017,000 talents of silver for its construction. Solomon was one of the most impressive of ancient kings of Judea and Israel, with his ocean fleets trading in the Mediterranean and Red seas, his subjects mining gold in what is now Saudi Arabia, and with his wealth he built the great Temple in Jerusalem.
In BC 950, Solomon's household included 700 wives and 300 concubines. Solomon is best remembered in history for his wisdom and is credited with authoring all or part of three books of the Bible [Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Songs of Solomon]. Was Solomon guilty of adultery when he indulged in the sexual embrace with more than seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines? Or was Solomon like the Duke of Ferrara [Niccolo D'Este], who had ninety-two illegitimate children, yet made a law that marital infidelity should be punishable by death?
The Church has pawned the illegitimacy of children, as well as the nobility, as being of lesser beings. Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1515, one of the world's most versatile geniuses, was the illegitimate son of a Florentine lawyer and a mother of humble station. Giovanni Boccaccio, 1313-1375, celebrated Italian writer and scholar, and author of the Decameron, was a love child. The great Catholic Emperor, Charlemagne, never denied his illegitimacy. Pope Clement VII, an illegitimate son, was Pope from 1524 to 1534, despite the Biblical quotation which said that, “… A bastard shall not enter the congregation of the Lord.”
Erasmus, “The man who laid the eggs that Luther hatched,” was the son of a Dutch parish priest and his housekeeper servant. Jean d'Alembert, 1717-1783, one of the most brilliant mathematicians and writers of his time, famous for his work on the great French Encyclopedia, was the illegitimate son of an artillery officer and was picked up as an infant on a doorstep in Paris. August Strindberg and Alexander Dumas’ fils were unlawfully begotten.
Erasmus remains within the Church, and tells the racist, Martin Luther, “I always freely submit my judgment to the decisions of the Church whether I grasp or not the reasons, which she prescribes. Most of the controversy is regarding the following Biblical passage, “And there are three who give testimony in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.” ~1 John 5:7,8 King James Version, Catholic Douay-Rheims Version.
“Erasmus was attacked for not adding the ‘Comma Johanneum,’ 1 John 5:7,8. He answered that he had not found the words in any Greek manuscript, including several he examined after publishing his editions. However, he unwisely said that he would insert the Comma Johanneum in future editions if a Greek manuscript could be found that contained the spurious passage. Interestingly, one was found, or made, that contained the words.”
“The manuscript was made by a Franciscan friar named Froy or Roy, in 1520 A.D. Erasmus kept his word and added the passage in his 3rd edition, but he added a long footnote expressing his suspicion that the manuscript had been prepared just so to confute him.” ~from Professor Daniel Wallace.
Abraham Lincoln and Alexander Hamilton were born from men other than those to whom their mothers were married. James Smithson, 1765-1829, is founder of the Smithsonian Institution, which is “Devoted to the increase and diffusion of learning among men,” was born in France, the natural son of Hugh Smithson, first Duke of Northumberland, and Mrs. Elizabeth Keate Macie. Booker T. Washington, great Negro educator, and George Washington Carver, Negro scientist whose achievements in the field of food and plant chemistry are acclaimed the world over, did not know who their fathers were.
Bible records show notable instances of illegitimate births. Solomon was a bastard, and his descendant, Jesus, was born from seed, other than his father's, an “Angel” of the Lord commits adultery with Elizabeth, and John the Baptist is born. ~From The Ten Commandments by Joseph Lewis.
BC 950 (?)-In the Judaic laws and history written in the Southern Kingdom, and also the Sumero-Babylonian Goddess Belit-ili, Belili, and the Canaanites we have the first wife of Adam, Lilith. She is substituted with “Night Monster,” a quarrelsome woman who is against childbirth in the Hebraic version. Lilith, now portrayed as a female demon, propitiates human sacrifice, vengeful, and eventually runs away rather than subordinate herself to the will of Adam.
Adam's first wife, the demon wife, Lilith, has been suppressed and the meaningless expression, “The night monster,” substituted by the early Christians. Adam talks to God who sends three angels to return her. Many interpretations of the Bible have completely omitted this passage due to its modern interpretations on divorce. ~In the Book of Isaiah, 34:14.
Lilith is supposed to fly during the nocturnal darkness searching for newborn children to kidnap or murder. When she visits men, during the night, she seduces them and propogates demon sons. In the Hebraic version Lilith is created as Adam’s conjoined twin [back to back] who demands equality with Adam and refused this she leaves in anger. Muslims sometimes portray Lilith, after leaving Adam, as having slept with Satan creating the demonic Djinns. Middle Eastern herdsmen believed that Adam only married her because he tired of coupling with animals. ~See Deuteronomu 27:21.
Lilith refusing to lie beneath Adam during sexual conjugation would not let Adam subjugate her and runs away. God then sends three angels, sanvi, Sansanvi, and Semangelaf to bring the pariah back to Eden, but the angels are cursed by Lilith who then runs to the Red Sea whereby she becomes a lover to demons and produces 100 babies a day [daughters known as lilim]. ~Genesis 4:11. God then gives the forlorn Adam a more docile and cooperative partner who we have come to know as Eve. The Babylonian version of “The Creation” has Marduk who creates “Lulla,” the first man. On a tablet from Ur, 2000 B.C., she is called Lillake. The ancient Greeks knew her as Lamiae, Empusae [Forcers-In], or daughters of Hecate. Christians will know her as the Harlot from Hell, or succbi, as the monks would attempt to fend her off by clutching their genitalia in one hand and a crucifix in the other. With the knowledge of the discrepancies in translations, one begins to wonder if the first man was not a “Woman” instead, noting the similarities in the names “Lulla” and “Lilith.”
Christian Bibles have also removed the name of Lilith for how can they [Christians] espouse “No Divorce,” if Adam, the first man, had another wife? Eve [Hawwah-Mother of All Living Things] is a complete contradiction to the first wife who is argumentive and does not want children, Eve being obedient, helpful, and having children. Was Eve the first sin and not the apple? In the ‘Book of Jasher’ we have Eve giving birth to two sons, and three daughters, the second son conceived is Seth, which is similar sounding to the Egyptian’s Set. ~Genesis 1:12, Genesis 2:1, and Book of Jasher. In the Middle Ages Lilith, and her daughters, the Lilim, is still dreaded, and the Jews continued to make amulets to protect themselves from visitations from the nocturnal demons who copulated with man in his dreams causing nocturnal emissions.
“Eden as a peaceful rural retreat, where man lives at his ease among wild animals, occurs... I the story of Enkidu...The fervent love between Enkidu and the priestess, though omitted from the Genesis story, has been preserved by a Talmudic scholiast [annotator] who makes Adam wish for death rather than be parted from Eve. Yet the myth of the Fall licenses man to blame woman for all his ills, make her labor for him, exclude her from religious office and refuse her advice on moral problems.” ~Robert Graves and Raphael Patai, pp. 80- 81, The Fall of Man, Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis. New York. Doubleday & Company. 1963, 1964. Reprinted 1983 by Greenwich House a division of Arlington House Inc.
BC 874-853 [?]-King Ahab, King of Israel, allows his wife Jezebel to practice paganism and she in turn brings in priests of Baal. Ahab reigned during the time of the Great Prophet Elijah who is son of and successor to Omri [BC 876-869] King of Israel who chose Samaria to be the capital of Israel in BC 870. -I Kings 16:16, 21-23, 27-29. Ahab’s rule is distinguished by his strong alliance with the Kingdom of Judah and by his successful stand against the Assyrian invaders.
The Prophet Elijah criticizes Jezebel, Ahab’s wife, for worshiping the Canaanite god Baal. The Hebrew Prophet also denounces Ahab for idol worshipping and destroys 450 seers of Baal. Ahab is killed in battle and succeeded by his sons Ahaziah and Jehoram, and nine hundred years later, when Jesus is first introduced to his “Cousin,” John the Baptist, he is asked if he believes, that John is a reincarnation of the Prophet Elijah. Jesus neither admits nor denies reincarnation at this time. ~Matthew 11:14, 17:11; Elijah is spoken of in I Kings 17 and II Kings 2.
There was an attitude among the people who lived contemporary with Jesus to believe in most anything. It was a naive age, and all leaders of religion had recommended themselves to the public by working miracles and curing diseases. The expected Messiah, in order to stand any chance of success, must therefore work miracles and heal from sickness.
The Essenes, pretended to effect miracles and extraordinary cures, and Jesus was an Essene. The biographers of Jesus, therefore, not wishing their master to be outdone, made him also a performer of miracles, of which prodigies and wonders the legendary history of Jesus contained in the New Testament is full. Without them Christianity would not have prospered.
“The Hindu sacred books represent Krishna, their ‘Savior’ and ‘Redeemer,’ as in constant strife against the evil spirit, surmounting extraordinary dangers, strewing his way with miracles, raising the dead, healing the sick, restoring the maimed, the deaf, and the blind; everywhere supporting the weak against the strong, the oppressed against the powerful. The people crowded his way and adored him as a god, and these pretended miracles were the evidences of his divinity for centuries before the time of Jesus.” ~Doane, Bible Myths.
Buddha performed what appeared to be “Great miracles for the good of mankind, and the legends concerning him are full of the most extravagant prodigies and wonders.” “It was by belief in these, that the religion of Buddha was established.” ~Burnouf. Buddhist garments and staffs were supposed to imbibe some mysterious power, and blessed were they who were allowed to touch them. A Buddhist saint, who attained the power called ‘Perfection,’ was able to rise and float along through the air, his body becoming imponderous. Buddhist annals give accounts of miraculous suspensions in the air.
We are also told that in B.C. 217 nineteen Buddhist missionary priests entered China to propagate their faith, and were imprisoned by the emperor; but that an angel came and opened the prison door and liberated them. The Hindu sage, Vasudeva, Krishna, was liberated from prison in like manner. We may, therefore, easily see where the legends of Peter and his release from prison and the Ascension, came from.~ Acts 5:21-24, Bank of Wisdom, Box 926, Louisville, KY 40201.
But alas, the Buddhists were not immune from corruption either as discovered a few miles from Tokyo was a large and rich monastery of what was understood to be the very strictest sect of Buddhist monks.
“They were so Holy that they closed their doors against the wicked world and wanted to be alone. But in their extensive grounds there was a home for feeble-minded women, tended by the good monks, and a rumor spread in Tokyo that numbers of these unfortunates were just unwanted wives whose husbands paid the monks to take them over. A Tokyo paper organized a raid in 1928, and though the police at once suppressed it, published an amazing story. The Buddhist monastery was a colony of sadists, just as the German Franciscan friars were found to be colonies of sodomists. When the raiders burst in they found the monk-keepers gambling and squabbling with blood-splotched paper money, while the women, half mad or half dead, lay about, mutilated, exhausted, fouled with the monks' excrements. Women were chained even in the temple, and rape, sexual mutilation, and ignominy were but a few of the foul performances that took place." And this is the second greatest "spiritual" religion of our time: the religion over which our idealists and scorners of materialism go into ecstasies!’” ~The Fruits Of Romanism, The Catholic Church Does Far More Harm Than Good by Joseph McCabe, Edited by E. Haldeman-Julius.
BC 853-King Ahab dies. “By integrating Biblical data with those derived from Assyrian chronological records, the yr 853 B.C. can be fixed as the year of Ahab's death, and the year 841 as the year Jehu began to reign. The years in which Ahab and Jehu had contacts with Shalmaneser III of Assyria can also be given definite dates [by means of astronomical calculations based on an Assyrian reference to a solar eclipse]. With these fixed points, it is possible to work both forward and backward in the lines of the kings of Israel and Judah to give dates for each king. By the same means it can be determined that the division of the kingdom occurred in 930, that Samaria fell to the Assyrians in 722-21 and that Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 586. The synchronistic data correlating the reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah present some knotty problems, which have long been considered nearly insolvable. In more recent times, most of these problems have been resolved in a satisfactory way through recognizing such possibilities as overlapping reigns, co-regencies of sons with fathers, differences in the time of the yr in which their reign of a king officially began, and differences in the way a king's first year was reckoned.” ~Introduction to 1 Kings, NIVSB, by J. Vannoy, See also, Gleason Archer, pg., 369, Vol., 1., The Expositor's Bible Commentary, Leon Wood, A Survey of Israel's History, Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia, Vol., 1, pg. 347, Edwin R. Thiele, A Chronology of the Hebrew Kings; all by Zondervan Pub.
BC 850- The Odyssey includes many traces of werewolf beliefs.
BC 800-Carthage, a small city along the northern coast of Africa, home to many early Christian Bishops, Saint Cyprian [248 C.E.], Tertullian [155 C.E.], and Saint Augustine [354 C.E.].
The Romans will not outlaw Child Sacrifices until 146 B.C.E. Carthage is later razed to the ground and rebuilt by order of Caesar and then later captured by the Arabs in 698 C.E. The African congregation will have a marked impact on Christian throughout history, especially by the first black Saint, Augustine. Augustine’s miysogynist views and acceptance of Pagan gods [the Sun God], and Augustine’s Western Christianity, will give the Church its theological excuse for mass murder and genocide against heretics such as the Gnostics, Arians, Donatists, etc., and strangely enough, Augustine’s theology originates from the early Gnostics [Manichaeans].
“This work has shewn that Hercules, Mithra, and other gods, were but personifications of the ' Sun,'—while, at the same time, it has incontestably proved that the religion and worship of Christ is but a copy of the religion and worship of Mithra, the god Sun of the Persians. Certainly, as noticed in the second number, Augustine, Firmicus [Firmicus Maternus 4th century], Justin [Justin Martyr c. 100 - c. 165], Tertullian [c. 160 - 220], and others, having perceived the exact resemblance between the religion of Christ and the religion of Mithra, did, with an impertinence only to be equaled by its outrageous absurdity, insist that the Devil, jealous and malignant induced the Persians to establish a religion the exact image of Christianity that was to be, for these worthy saints and sinners of the church could not deny that the worship of Mithra preceded that of Christ, so that, to get out of the ditch, they summoned the devil to their aid, and wi th most astonishing assurance, thus accounted for the striking similarity between the Persian and the Christian religion, the worship of Mithra and the worship of Christ; a mode of getting rid of a difficulty at once so stupid and absurd, that it would be almost equally stupid and absurd seriously to refute it.”
“The worship of Christ, and the religion based upon it, is an exact copy, in all its essential features, of the worship of Mithra and the religion of the Magi; if so, is it not morally certain that the Persians did not copy the religion of the Christians, but that the Christians copied the religion of the Persians? The early fathers must have been very reluctant to admit the likeness was so complete; the admission was, however, wrung from them, by facts they were compelled to receive as such, and which could not be explained or argued away by any other than a devilish kind of sophistry.”
“It is, therefore, incontestably proved that Mithra was the original personification of the god Sun—of which Christ is the copy—as it is certain the original must exist before the copy can be made; and Mosheim informs us that ‘Manes’ [also: Mani, c. 216 - 276] or Manchaeus, as he is sometimes called by his disciples, by birth a Persian, educated among the Magi, and instructed in all those arts and sciences which the Persians and the other neighbouring nations held in the highest esteem, who had penetrated into the depths of astronomy, in the midst of rural life studied the art of healing, and applied himself to painting and philosophy, that this great genius [continues Mosheim] combined these two systems (that is, the Persian and the Christian system), and applied and accommodated to Jesus Christ the characters and actions which the Persians attributed to the god Mithra.”
“The comparison instituted by us in our second number, between Mithra and Christ, renders it unnecessary to write another line in order to show that those who worship Christ as a god, are idolators, bowers down to an idol formerly worshipped in Persia under the name of Mithra, and that Manes was right when he accommodated to Christ the character and actions, which the Persians attributed to the God ‘Mithra.’” ~From: The Existence of Christ Disproved, by Irresistible Evidence, in a Series of Letters, From a German Jew, Addressed to Christians of All Denominations, pgs. 202-203.
BC 800-700 (?)-The Phrygian [part of Asia Minor] deity is Cybele, known as the Great Mother of the Gods. She takes for her lover a young and handsome god named Attis. When he proves himself unfaithful to her, the angry goddess has him castrated, and he dies of his injuries, but he later returns to life.
The priests of Cybele are castrated, so as to play the role of Attis, and adherents of this religion work themselves into frenzies with drums and cymbals, slashing themselves with knives and rubbing the blood over their bodies.
In his book, “The Golden Bough,” Dr James Frazier notes the striking similarities between Jesus and ancient pagan god known as Attis or Atys, “The only begotten son and Savior” of the Phrygians. Like Jesus, Attis is depicted as a man nailed or tied to a tree, at the foot of which was occasionally depicted a lamb. Some accounts said Attis castrated himself beneath the tree, giving rise to a priesthood that practiced either self-castration or enforced celibacy [centuries later Pope Gregory VII, AD 1073-1085, will enforce celibacy on the Roman Catholic clergy]. It is claimed that after Attis was crucified [Or, some say castrated], Attis, like Jesus, descended into hell and arose after three days.
“The reason why the 'Christ,' Jesus, has been made to descend into hell, is because it is part of the Universal Mythos, including the ‘Three days' duration. The Saviors of mankind had all done so; he must, therefore, do likewise.” ~Doane, Bible Myths, p. 213.
Like Jesus and even Mithras, the festival of the “Resurrection of Attis” is celebrated at the time of the Christian Easter. “In point of fact it appears from the testimony of an anonymous Christian, who wrote in the 4th century of our era, that Christians and pagans alike were struck by the remarkable coincidence between the death and resurrection of their respective deities, and that the coincidence formed a theme of bitter controversy between the adherents of the rival religions, the pagans contending that the resurrection of Christ was a spurious imitation of the resurrection of Attis, and the Christians asserting with equal warmth that the resurrection of Attis was a diabolical counterfeit of Christ. In these unseemly bickerings the heathen took what to a superficial observer might seem strong ground by arguing that their god was the older and therefore presumably the original, not the counterfeit, since as a general rule an original is older than its copy.” ~Doane, Bible Myths.
Dr. James Frazier admits the Christians confessed that in this point of time, Christ was the junior deity, but they triumphantly demonstrate his real seniority by falling back on the subtlety of Satan, who on so important an occasion had surpassed himself by inverting the usual order of nature. “Taken altogether, the coincidences of the Christian with the heathen festivals are too close and too numerous to be accidental...”
Jesus was accused of being a “Necromancer, and a magician, and a deceiver of the people,” says the early Christian, Father Justin Martyr. He was said to have been initiated in the magical arts while in the heathen temples of Egypt, and both Jesus, and Horus the ‘Egyptian Savior,’ are represented on monuments with wands, in the received guise of necromancers, while raising the dead to life.
“There was just reason to suspect that there was some fraud” In the actions of these Yesuans, or primitive Christians, who traveled about from city to city to convert the Pagans; and that, “The strolling wonder-workers, by a dexterity of jugglery, which art, not heaven, had taught them, imposed on the credulity of the pious Fathers, whose strong prejudices and ardent zeal for the interests of Christianity would dispose them to embrace, without examination, whatever seemed to promote so good a cause ... the pretended miracles of the primitive Church were all mere fictions, which the pious and zealous Fathers, partly from a weak credulity and partly from reasons of policy, were induced to espouse and propagate for the support of a righteous cause.” ~Dr. Middleton, Letters From Rome.
Saint Martyr is a Gentile ex-Pagan of Samaria, turned Christian, and supposed to have suffered martyrdom in the reign of Marcus Aurelius, in whose name he forged a most preposterous rescript. His principal works, in Greek, are his two Apologies, the first addressed to the Emperor Antoninus Pius [whose reply he also forged], the second to “The sacred Senate” of Rome; his Dialogue with Trypho the Jew, and his Hortatory Address to the Greeks. He describes himself and fellow Christian Fathers as “We who formerly used magical arts.” ~I Apol. Ch. xiv.
From the MacMillan Contemporary Dictionary we obtain the definition of Easter: "From Eastre, the Teutonic goddess of the dawn, whose rites were also observed in the spring." The Easter eggs and bunny are pagan fertility symbols. The exact date of birth of Jesus is not given in the New Testament, but it is very unlikely that it happened in the winter, because the shepherds were out in the field at night, Luke 2:8-11, and this was not the custom in the winter, the rainy season.
BC 772-221-Olmecs in Central America developed Astrology and a calendar of 360 days equal one conventional year. 7,200 conventional years equal one baktun. 144,000 days equals one pictun, 2,880,000 days equals 8,000 conventional years.
They also built massive ziggurats with a ceremonial chamber at the apex to be closer to their god. Olmecs invented a game with a ball and a hoop at each end of a court [the precursor to basketball?] The losers in this ball game would pay with their lives. The winners, permitted to run into the crowds, claim any jewelry they can grab.
BC 763-A solar eclipse occurs during the reign of the Assyrian King Ashur-dan III that is calculated to have occurred on 15 June. This astronomical recording makes it possible to compute the eras of ancient kings using computers to back track through history to pinpoint significant events.
BC 721-705-King Sargon II of Assyria exiles the Jews after defeating Shalmaneser V. The Assyrians conquer the House of Israel and its ten Northern tribes which spreads scatters them as far as Nineveh where they repopulate parts now known as Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and Northern Israel is re-populated with the Assyrians own people who speak Aramaic in Assyrian dialect [Aramaic is the language spoken by Jesus]. These scattered tribes are later to be known as the “Lost Tribes of Israel.” -I Kings 17:1-6.
BC 700-Indra: Verdic god of storms, rain and battle, born of a virgin in Tibet.
BC 679-Aristeas of Proconnesus, mystic, poet, is said to have the capabilities and powers to leave his body and to fly while in this state of transition. Mentioned in the writings of Pliny, Maximus of Tyre, and Herodotus. He is the composer of the poem, “Arimaspea” that tells how he becomes possessed by Apollo and journeys to the Issedonians and encounters mythical griffins [winged lions].
“The Egyptians were the first who asserted the doctrine that the soul of man is immortal.” ~Herodotus, from: Alexandria: A History and a Guide, E.M. Forster [1879 - 1970], Anchor Books, 1961.
Herodotus is the first to use the word ‘Chrestos,’ the meaning of which is applied to both things and persons, meaning ‘fated,’ someone who is doomed by an oracle, a sacrificial victim, or the ‘Word.’ ~Read The Gospel According to Thomas., by Raghavan Iyer, 1983.
The name ‘Christian” was first invented, by sneering, mocking Antiochians, as early as AD 44, but had not come into general use before their persecutions by Emperor Nero, occurring in the New Testament only three times, and only then with a negative connotation, the Christians being despised and detested for their atrocities and crimes. ~Acts 11:26, 4:16, 26:28, See also the works of Canon Farrar.
“People who believe absurdities commit atrocities.” ~Voltaire.
Regarding the Trinity, Tertullian declares, “Credo quia incredibilis est – I believe because it is unbelievable;” and, like Paul's, “I am become a fool in glorying," he vaunts thus his own folly: “Other matters for shame I find none which can prove me to be shameless in a good sense, and foolish in a happy one, by my own contempt for shame. The Son of God was crucified; I am not ashamed [to believe it] because men must needs be ashamed of it. And the Son of God died; it is by all means to be believed, because it is absurd. And He was buried and rose again; the fact is certain because it is impossible.” ~De Carne Christi, ch. v; Anti-Nicene Fathers, iii, 525.
The Greeks already had their own gods, their own ‘Trinity,’ and their own ‘Logos.’ "But the Greeks speak of Him as the Logos, more befittingly than we do as the word, or speech: for Logos signifies both speech and reason inasmuch as He is both the speech and reason of God. ... Zeno represents the ‘Logos’as the arranger of the established order of things, and the framer of the universe. ... For it is the spirit of God which he named the soul of Jupiter. For Trismegistus, who by some means or other searched into almost all truth, often describes the excellence and majesty of the Word.” ~Lactantius Div. Inst. IV, viii-ix; Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. vii, 106-7.
There can be no mistake that the Christ was and is founded upon the Pagan Myth, as the old Greek “Logos” of Heraclitus and the ancient philosophers who gave it a face-lift and declared it ‘Inspired’ by the Greek priest who wrote the first chapter of the “Gospel according to Saint John” and worked his way up into the “Incarnate Son” of the old Hebrew God for the consumption of the religiously famished Christians as the most sacred Article of Christian Faith. Their most Holy Saint John expounding upon the old faiths and declaring, “In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was made.” ~John 1:1-3.
The doctrine of the Logos was a Pagan invention of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, who lived 535-475 years before Christ, and had never heard of Christ. From the word the science of Logic takes its name; and on it the first principle of Stoicism and the Christian doctrine of “The Word” are based. “The Word, ‘Logos’ [Greek: Logos; Lat. Verbum] is the term by which Christian theology in the Greek language designates the Word of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. Before Saint John had consecrated this term by adopting it, the Greeks and the Jews had used it to express religious conceptions, which, under divers titles, have exercised a certain influence on Christian theology... It was in Heraclitus that the theory of the Logos appears for the first time, and it is doubtless for this reason that, first among the Greek philosophers, Heraclitus was regarded by Saint Justin [Apology, I, 46] as a Christian before Christ. ... It reappears in the writings of the Stoics, and it is especially by them that this theory is developed. God, according to them, 'did not make the world as an artisan does his work -- [although Genesis 2 says he did] but it is by wholly penetrating an matter that He is the Demiurge of the universe.' He penetrates the world 'As honey does the honeycomb.’” ~Tertullian, Adv. Hermogenem, 44.
“This ‘Logos’ is at the same time a force and a law ... Conformably to their exegetical habit, the Stoics made of the different gods personifications of the ‘Logos,’ e.g. of Zeus and above all of Hermes. ... In the [Apocryphal] Book of Wisdom this personification is more directly implied, and a parallel is established between Wisdom and the Word. In Palestinian Robbinism the Word [Memra] is very often mentioned... It is the Memra of Jehovah, which lives, speaks, and acts... Philo's problem was of the philosophical order; God and man are infinitely distant from each other; and it is necessary to establish between them the relations of action and of prayer; the Logos is here the intermediary... Throughout so many diverse [Pagan and Jewish] concepts may be recognized a fundamental doctrine: the Logos is an intermediary between God and the world; through it God created the world and governs it; through it also men know God and pray to Him... The term ‘Logos’ is found only in the Johannine writings... This resemblance [to the notion in the Book of Wisdom] suggests the way by which the doctrine of the Logos entered into Christian theology.” ~From the Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 9, pgs. 328-9, Note: Paul spoke not of knowing God but of being known by God. ~1 Corinthians 8:3; Galatians 4:9.
There is nothing new under the sun as the Logos is entered into Christian theology. It was definitely not created by Christian theologists nor the Church Fathers, nor was it ever ‘Inspired,’ as declared by some Christian groups. In the admittedly forged ‘Book of Wisdom,’ which is none the less continues to be part of the ‘Inspired’ Canon of the Roman Catholic Bible [Douay-Rheims], the ‘Pagan Demiurge’ becomes, ‘Divine Wisdom’ and “Paralleled” with, “The Word” of the Hebrew God, and “Is the Memra of Jahveh, which lives, speaks, acts.” The Jewish philosopher Philo evolved it into “An intermediary [Mediator] between God and the world, through which God created the world.”
This Pagan notion reverberates as, “There is one mediator between God and men, the man, Christ Jesus.” ~1 Timothy 2:5, Forgery in Christianity by Joseph Wheless, 1930, from the Bank of Wisdom, www.bankofwisdom.com.
The Church will condemn and put to death those who do not accept this Holy Doctrine declared by the Vicars of Christ and blasphemy laws of England and later a number of Colonial American States will decree imprisonment for ridiculing the ‘Most Holy Mystery of Christian Faith.’ Father Lactantius pursues the incontestable Pagan “Proofs” through his seven Books, and so attempts to vindicate the truth and divinity of Christianity.
The eminent Doctor Lactantius concludes with his strange turning away from that which was unclear to the Pagan Emperor, assuring him of the overthrow now of all error, and the triumph of the new Catholic Truth, a new history that will supercede all others, “But all fictions have now been hushed, Most Holy Emperor, since the time when the great God raised thee up for the restoration of the house of justice, and for the protection of the human race... Since the truth now comes forth from obscurity, and is brought into light!” ~Lactantius Div. Inst VII, xxvi; p. 131.
The Apostolic Constitutions (7.2) forbade all non-procreative genital acts, including anal sex and oral intercourse. The sensual art displayed by prostitutes consisted in making full use of sexual techniques which would increase their clients' pleasure. Therefore Lactantius will condemn sodomy, oral intercourse and prostitution. Divin. Inst. 5.9.17. One technique was perfected by prostitutes, which considerably increased the pleasure of their partners and was also contraceptive. Lucretius' description of prostitutes twisting themselves during coitus [De rer. nat. 4.1269-1275] was reverberated by the Babylonian Talmud. ~Ketuboth 37a: 'Rabbi Yose is of the opinion that a woman who prostitutes herself turns round to prevent conception'.
“Truly religion is the cultivation of the truth, but superstition is that which is false. ... But because the worshippers of the gods imagine themselves to be religious, though they are superstitious, they are neither able to distinguish religion from superstition, nor to express the meaning of the names.” ~Father Lactantius Div. Inst. IV, xxviii; p. 131.
BC 669-627-Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria [from Egypt to Persia] amasses a great collection of writings. At a library in Nineveh are discovered 25,000 tablets, which are alleged to contain symbols of secret magical texts in the language of Shumer [BC 2900]. Ashurbanipal claims to have read and understood the texts learning from them the “Magic of Ancient Knowledge,” known but to a few. “I understand the mysterious words in the stone carvings from the days before the Flood,” he declares.
BC 664-610-Psamtik I, Psammetichos, King of Egypt during the 26th Dynasty, nurtures two of his children without hearing any spoken languages in the hope of them developing a godlike language. It is rumored that when they did speak, they spoke Phrygian, an ancient Asia Minor language.
BC 650(?)-570(?)-‘The Golden Rule,’ Pittacus of Lesbos, “Do not that to thy neighbor that thy wouldst not suffer from him.” ~Research courtesy of Hank Shiver on the Internet
BC 640-558-Solon, Greek lawgiver writes of a great civilization that existed long, long ago which was handed down to him from an Egyptian priest who claims to have Athenian ancestry. Legends of a lost continent and race of people existing centuries ago and the place referred to is generally thought of as The Lost City of Atlantis.
The first documented accounts of Atlantis, which is said to have been swallowed up by the ocean as the result of an earthquake, appear in “Timaeus” and “Critias,” two dialogues by the Greek philosopher Plato. According to his account in “Timaeus,” the lost island is described to the Athenian statesman, Solon, by an Egyptian priest.
The priest asserted that Atlantis was larger than Asia Minor and Libya combined. The priest revealed to Solon that a prosperous civilization had reputedly centered on Atlantis about the 10th millennium BC, and that the country had conquered all the Mediterranean peoples, except the Athenians. In his work “Critias,” Plato records the history of Atlantis and depicts the nation as Utopian [the perfect civilization]. Speculation as to Plato’s descriptive material and history are rampant, but the possibility exists that he may have had access to other documents that did not survive. Ancient Greek mythology, in a poem by Pindar, tells of a King De Calion who is saved from a Great Flood caused by the god Zeus.
When it is discovered, that “Zeus the Savior,” is only a title of Dionysus, the “Sin-Bearing Bacchus,” his character, as “The Savior,” appears in quite a different historical light. Bacchus is the patron of the ‘Heavenly Host,’ and of fire worship, who is canonized by Rome; few realizing that this “Saint Bacchus the Martyr” is the identical ‘Bacchus of the Pagans, ‘The ‘god of drunkenness and debauchery,’ is evident from the time of his festival; for October the 7th follows soon after the end of the vintage.
The old Pagan Romans celebrating what was called the “Rustic Festival” of Bacchus; and about that time, so does the Catholic festival of “Saint Bacchus the Martyr” occur. As the Chaldean god is also admitted into the Roman calendar under the name of Bacchus, so also is he canonized under his other name, that of Dionysus.
The Vicars of Christ in their excess of zeal for saints and saint-worship, actually split ‘Dionysus Eleuthereus’ into two, making two saints out of the double name of the one Pagan Divinity; and the innocent epithet “Rusticum,” which, even among the heathens, had no pretensions to divinity at all, forms a third; and on date of October the 9th, we read this entry in the Roman calendar: “The festival of Saint Dionysius, and of his companions, Saint Eleuther and Saint Rustic.”
In Egypt, the Chaldean god esteemed as the great object of love and adoration, as the god through whom “Goodness and truth were revealed to mankind,” he is regarded as the predestined heir of all things; and, on the day of his birth, it was believed that a voice was heard to proclaim, “The Lord of all the earth is born,” and in this character he is styled “King of kings, and Lord of lords,” it being as a professed representative of this hero-god that the celebrated Sesostris caused this very title to be added to his name on the monuments which he erected to perpetuate the fame of his victories.
Not only is he honored as the great “World King,” he is regarded as ‘Lord of the Invisible World,’ and “Judge of the dead,” and it was taught that, in the world of spirits, all must appear before his dread tribunal, to have their destiny assigned them.
In addition, in the Greek mythologies we have the Cyclops [a one eyed giant] who salubriously devours his victims [cannibalism]. The Greeks believed the sun was a chariot driven across the sky by the sun god Helios. The Oracle at Delphi lived in a temple on the southern slope of Mount Pernassus. It was customary to bring gifts to the Oracle for assistance in foretelling the future. It is rumored that Emperor Nero stole five hundred of the statues donated to the Oracle.
Pagan temples were not meeting houses in which the people merely sat or stood in rows with long faces chanting doggerel or listening to some priest pontificate on some virtue. They were also art museums, built to honor the gods, such as: Zeus and Aphrodite, of Apollo and Athene. In four or five centuries they had “Inspired” a wonderful artwork. Writers of the Gospels are inspired to say that the Apostles said various quotations, which they never did. It was quite common in those days to say so and so says.
In a century or two sculptures, paintings, and architecture had made more progress than the more ancient world had made in 3,000 years, and it was accumulated in the temples for the people to admire and enjoy. From about 390 to 420 most of these went up in smolder fires.
Priests and monks, with the new Catholic powers that the Bishops had inveigled from the emperors, led mobs to attack and destroy that which they did not understand, and all over the Greek world there was such a holocaust of art as never before.
BC 640-546-‘The Golden Rule, Thales of Miletus, “When asked how men might live most virtuously and most justly, he answered, “If we never do ourselves what we blame on others.”
BC 628-551- Buddha rejects many of the significant aspects of the Hindu philosophy, challenging the authority of the priesthood, denying the validity of the Vedic scriptures, and rejecting the sacrificial cults based on these premises. He revealed to his members, of all castes, that denying a person’s spiritual worth is a not a matter of birth.
Buddha refers in his writings to Zoroasterism, believers in one god [monotheism]. This could place this religion to as much as 6,000 years older than previously thought. The Bible of the Zoroastrians is the Gathas. The religion is still practiced in parts of Iran and India today as Parsiism. The Muslims refer to the Zoroasters as Gabars [infidels].
Fire is also seen as a divine or sacred element and the worship of fire has its fullest development in ancient Persia [Iran], where the ceremonial keeping of the flame was the chief attribute of the Zoroastrian religion whereby mankind is believed to be washed of his sins by the purifying fires.
50. Zoroaster, like Jesus, is conceived by a 15-year old virgin.
51. Zoroaster is born in a cave
52. Zoroaster ascends into Heaven.
53. Fire is believed to be the earthly manifestation of the “Divine,” and the “Heavenly light.”
54. The term for “Priest” in the Zoroastrian scriptures is Athravan, “Belonging to the fire.”
55. Zoroaster becomes known as the I”Logos.”
56. The conquest of Persia by the Muslims is denoted by the extinction of the “Holy Flame” in the Persian temples, and when the Zoroastrians fled as religious cast outs from their native land to India, the sacred fire they carried with them was a sign of their nationality and of their faith in their god.
57. Zoroaster, Persian, founded a monotheistic cult, which believed in one and only one God.
58. The Magi who sought the child Jesus are believed to be of Persian origin and followers of Zoroasteism.
59. Penance is an effort not to sin again.
60. Sins may be erased through Confession.
61. The winter solstice [December 25th] is also celebrated as the birthday of the Unconquerable Sun [Sol Invictus, the Saturnalia being celebrated between the 17th and 23rd of December].
62. Zoroaster held that good and evil co-existed but could be avoided and overpowered.
The basic tents of Zoroasterism are simple: Good Thought, Good Word, Good Deed. In AD 224, this religion is declared the official religion of the Sassanid Empire and its members increased during the 3rd to 7th centuries.
Ormazd is the King of Light and Ahriman the Prince of Darkness [Darkness is portrayed as the evil world and lightness as the good]. The spiritual creation would live for three thousand years followed by that of material creation. At forty-two years of age, Zarathustra, converts king Vishtaspa. By 75 BC, this religion is the predominant religion of the Roman legionnaires.
The similarities between this religion and Christianity facilitate the spread of Christendom. The third period is that of the Evil One who would dominate before the coming of the revelation. The last period is the Day of Judgment. Zoroaster has a vision of the Supreme Being, Ahura Mazda, and the “Holy Spirit,” who preaches the gospel of a god who overcomes evil.
The concept of the “Supreme Being” having many aspects, Ahura Mazdah, is later combined into one being, that of “Holy Spirit” and “The Wise Lord.” The Zoroastrian world is divided into the “Followers of Truth” and “Followers of the Lie.” The similarities do not end here, for we also have: All evil will be exterminated on earth by fire and molten metal. Zoroaster [Zarathustra in the Old Iranian] founded a religion that claimed the need for hatred of unworthy things. [Thereby, discovering Evil].
The Gathas [Sacred Scriptures] known as Avesta, which is said to have been written in gold ink on 12,000 ox hides, are alleged to have been destroyed by Alexander the Great in 330, B.C.E. Zoroasterians followers believe in the “Resurrection of the dead, the last judgment, and everlasting life in paradise [Paradise is a Persian word]. At death, each person’s ' is to be judged at the “Bridge of Discrimination.”
Luminous rays emanating from the soul occasionally divinely penetrating the body, which is then of itself raised above the earth, and this is also said of Zoroaster.
“The disciples of Jamblichus asserted that they had often witnessed the same miracle in the case of their master, who, when he prayed was raised to the height of ten cubits from the earth. The greatest miracle which Rome pretends to work, is when, by the repetition of five magic words, she professes to bring down the body, blood, soul, and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, to make Him really and corporeally present in the sacrament of the altar. The Chaldean priests pretended, by their magic spells, in like manner, to bring down their divinities into their statues, so that their ‘real presence’ should be visible manifested in them.” ~From the great works, The Two Babylons by the Late Rev. Alexander Hislop
“Followers of the Truth” will cross over to paradise. “Followers of the Lie” will fall into Hell. The Persians believed in a Day of Judgment, when God, their one great god, Ahura Mazda, would destroy the earth, summon before him the souls of all men who had ever lived, reward the good and punish the living. It is from Persia that certain sects of the Jews, and Christ and the early Christians, borrowed this idea of “The coming of the Kingdom of Heaven.’
In spite of the glosses of preachers and divines, educated Christians recite with some hesitation the words of the Apostles' Creed: “He, Christ, descended into Hell.” This intriguing clause, of what is called the simplest expression of the Christian faith, is based chiefly upon the alleged words of Peter in Acts 2:31 that, “His soul was not left in hell.” Hades in the Greek text corresponding to the Hebrew Sheol, and upon the statement in 1 Peter 3:18, that Christ after death preached to “The spirits in prison.” Here is the earliest inventions of the forever burning Christian Hell of fire and brimstone for eternal torture, “The wicked shall go down into the Sheol of darkness and fire and dwell there forever;” this being “One of the earliest mentions of Sheol as a Hell of torment.” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. i, 602-3; Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. i, 223-5.
This descent into Hades is accepted literally, by the earliest Fathers of the Church, Irenaeus, Clement, Tertullian, etc., and later incorporated in the Creed. Later the same Latin word, infernum, is used to render both Hades and Gehenna, the latter being the Hebrew abode of the demons.
Saints Peter, and John, are described to be “Anthropoi Agrammatoi Kai Idiotai,” or “Unlearned and ignorant men.” ~Acts 4:13. All Twelve of the Apostles are of the same type, chosen from among the humblest and most superstitious of the Galilee peasants, fishermen and laborers, allegedly being “Called” personally, by the Son of God, the proclaimed soon to be King of the Jews. The ‘Chosen ones’ are to be his counselors and associates in the establishment of the earthly and heavenly Kingdoms of Jews. ~Note: Being Chosen to represent God is not in the Bible. The Catholic Church’s Second Vatican Council's Ecumenical conduit breaking Nostra aetate [Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions] clearly renounces any basis in Scripture for regarding Jews as “Renounced or cursed by God,” but precedes that claim with the bold statement, “The [Catholic] Church is the new people of God.”
“The chronology of the birth of Christ and the subsequent Bibical events is most uncertain.” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 7, 419.
Jesus is even regarded as insane and his relatives seek to restrain him by force, if necessary. ~Mark 3:21; cf. John 10:20. “If the Lord were from other than the Father, how could He rightly take bread, which is of the same creation as our own, and confess it to be His Body and affirm that the mixture in the cup is His Blood? When, therefore, the mixed cup and the baked bread receives the Word of God and becomes the Eucharist, the Body of Christ, and from these the substance of our flesh is increased and supported, how can they say that the flesh is not capable of receiving the gift of God, which is nourished by the Body and Blood of the Lord, and is in fact a member of Him?” ~Saint Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 189 A.D.
It is Saint Irenaeus who notices the name ‘Teitan,’ or ‘Titans,’ who were often called the ‘Elder Gods,’ supreme rulers of the universe, being of enormous size, and incredibly strength, contained the Mystic number 666, and believed that ‘Teitan’ was “By far the most probably name” of the beast from the sea. ~Revelation 14:9, 19:20, 20:4.
Historically it will be found, that while ‘Saturn’ was the name of the visible head, ‘Teitan’ was the name of the invisible head of the beast. Teitan is the Chaldean form of ‘Sheitan,’ the name by which ‘Satan’ has been called from time immemorial by the Devil worshippers of Kurdistan; and from Armenia or Kurdistan, this Devil-worship embodied in the Chaldean Mysteries traveled westward to Asia Minor, and thence to Etruria and Rome. ‘Teitan’ was known by the classic nations of antiquity to be ‘Satan,’ or the ‘Spirit of Wickedness,’ and originator of moral evil. The history of ‘Teitan’ and his brethren, as given in Homer and Hesiod, two of the earliest earliest Greek writers, although later legends are co-mingled, show quite evidently the exact counterpart of the Scriptural account of Satan and his angels. Homer says, that all the “Gods of Tartarus,” or Hell, “Were called Teitans.” Hesiod also tells us how these Teitans, or “Gods of Hell,” came to have their dwelling there. The leader of the Teitans commits a particular act of wickedness against his father, the ‘Supreme God of Heaven,’ with the approval of the others of the “Sons of Heaven,” that father “Called them all by an opprobrious name, Teitans,” pronounces a curse upon them, and then, in consequence of that curse, they are “Cast down to hell,” and “Bound in chains of darkness” into the etrnal abyss.
Catholics accordingly accept the gloss of Thomas Aquinas, that Christ did not go into the infected company of the damned sinners, but into, “That part of Hell,” a sort of never-never land for exiles from heaven, where there is no fire or Devil, and where the company consists of innocent children and blameless souls who are excluded from heaven just because they inherited the guilt of Eve's terrible sin, and were never baptized [what of those who lived before the dogma of baptism was invented?]
Aquinas adds that Christ could not take them with him to heaven, so inescapable is the penalty of their inherited sin. This repulsive farrago of the Scholastic “Genius” is still taught in Catholic seminaries, Hurter's “Theologia Dogmatica,” II, 519-21; and Protestants, who are debarred from such consolation, regard the descent into hell as a mystery or reject it, though it has the same authority as the witnesses they quote for the Resurrection.
The supposed prophecy of Jesus, Matt. 12:40, that he would spend three days “In the heart of the earth,” and the few other references, show that the early Christians, in borrowing the story of the Resurrection [regeneration] from contemporary cults, Attis, Adonis, Isis, Horus, Cybele, etc., found it intimately connected with a descent into the underworld, and rather lamely took this over. Jesus, pronounced in Hebrew Yezua, was a very common name.
The Jesus of the New Testament is, to a large extent, a personification of the Sun God and Savior, Bacchus, the Phoenician Ies, identical with the Hindu Krishna or Christna, the Persian Mithra, the Egyptian Horus, and other Sun Gods. After the captivity the name was interchanged with Joshua or Yahoshua, the successor of Moses; and in the Greek it is Yesous or Jason.
In the Authorized Biblical Versions it is rendered Jesus. ~Acts 7: 45, Hebrews 4:8. But in the Revised Versions it is rendered Joshua, the “Same word rendered Jeshua.” ~Nehemiah 8:17. The concept connected with the word Jesus, and with the letters I H S and I E E S, is a Phallic vigor personifying regeneration and creation. ~See Webster’s Dictionary definition: [phal•li•cism "fa-l¤-'si-z¤m noun, (1884: the worship of the generative principle as symbolized by the phallus. © 1996 Zane Publishing, Inc. and Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. M.D. Aletheia, " The Rationalist's Manual," and Bank of Wisdom, Box 926, Louisville, KY 40201.
In Scripture, he is known as Tammuz and is commonly known among historical writers under the name of Bacchus, that is, “The Lamented one.” ~Ezekiel 8:14.
To the ordinary reader the name of Bacchus suggests nothing more than revelry and drunkenness, but it is now well known, that amid all the abominations that attended his orgies, their grand design was professedly “The purification of souls,” and that from the guild and defilement of sin.
This lamented one, exhibited and adored as a little child in his mother's arms, seems, in point of fact, to have been the husband of Semiramis, whose name, Ninus, by which he is commonly known in classical history, literally signified “The Son.” ~The Two Babylons by The Late Rev. Alexander Hislop
A three days' interval between the commemoration of the death and that of the resurrection of the god is familiar to the ancient religions. This was a necessary foreshortening in ritual of the third of the year during which the vegetation-god had to remain below the earth. The adoption of this descent into the underworld between death and resurrection lends legitimacy that the founders or compilers of the Legend of Jesus took the material from the popular cults of their time. It shows also that they were superstitious men of weak intellect, for the story as it was told about Attis, Osiris, Persephone, etc., was quite logical in its primitive way, it is altogether inconsistent when applied to Jesus. To the Christian, or the Jew who is passing into that phase, the underworld is a place of sin and torment; Attis and Persephone had been regarded by their worshippers as beings compacted of spirit and body, to say nothing of their divine and human natures.
The Christian “Hell” affords a useful insight into the confused making of the new religion, and we hardly wonder that it was a stumbling block to the educated Greeks and Romans. ~from the works of J. McCabe, Rationalists Encyclopedia. The Catholic Church, upon discovering the attributes and the striking similarities between the beliefs of the Zoroastrians and the early Christians, as well as other so called Pagan religions, stated that it is a trick of the devil to deceive them.
Religious leaders tell Christians that the devil put certain writings into the beliefs of other people to deceive them and the early Christians believed that ancient records were doctored or forged to mislead them and have them renounce their leaders. The writings on the pyramids had not yet been translated to prove the early Christian Fathers were lying. The Three Wise Men were Zoroastrians. ~Matthew 2:1.
Balthasarancient, Kasper, and Melchior of the East who were of a priestly caste, one of the six tribes of Medes that are described by Herodotus. “Herodotos, the first student of comparative religion, boldly identifies Dionysos with [the Egyptian] Osiris and asserts that the so-called Orphic and Bacchic rites were in reality Egyptian and Pythagorean [Pythagoreanism founded 6th century B.C.E., southern Italy].” ~Encyc. Philos.
“Whatever the precise value of such generalizations may be, we can at least infer that there were substantial points of agreement between the Dionysiac religion and its Egyptian counterpart.” ~From: Zeus A Study in Ancient Religion, by Arthur Bernard Cook, Volume I, Zeus God of the Bright Sky, Biblo and Tannen, 1964 [1940-1914 Cambridge].
The Halo that one sees in many religious paintings is an early Persian ornamentation [adopted by the Egyptians] that appears in later Christian, Chinese, and Indian and Buddhist art. The Halo decorates such alleged luminaries as Pope Saint Victor I, friend of the most brazen concubine in the harem of the debauched Emperor Commorlus, Collistus, ex-slave and, imprisoned for theft, and a corrupter of the Church.
Saint Damasus, who got elected by his followers, after murdering 150 of those of his rivals, is an acknowledged forger of lies and myths, and the only Pope, AD 366-384, who was indicted by the civil authorities for adultery. Rebuked by the whole Church for his arrogance and was on peculiarly good terms with the Emperor's passionate concubine. Little can be said of Catholic art, which was inspired by theft or pagan temples, and in the medieval era by such luminaries as Paolo Veronese, who was dragged before the Inquisition for the irreverence of his art, or Filippo Lippi, a loose friar who seduced a nun and co-habitated with her for years with her while he painted beautiful religious pictures. ~See La Decandence de I'art Sacre (1931), by A. Cingria [a Catholic]. It is enough to translate the title, The decadence of Sacred Art..
The man that came into the Bishopric of Rome, as a thief and a robber, over the dead bodies of hundreds of his opponents, could not hesitate as to the selection he should make regarding the direction of the ‘New Faith.’ History shows that Pope Damasus had acted in character, that, in assuming the Pagan title of Pontifex Maximux [Pontifex maximus, with tribunician power and imperium superseding all others], he had set himself at whatever sacrifice of truth to justify his claims to that title in the eyes of the Pagans, and as their legitimate representative of a long line of Pagan Pontiffs.
The title of Pontifex Maximus also makes the Emperor the chief administrator of all religious affairs, granting him the power to conduct all religious ceremonies, consecrate religious temples, control the Roman calendar [powers to add or remove days as desirable], appoint the Vestal Virgins and some Flamens, lead the Collegium Pontificum, and recapitulate the dogma of the Roman religion.
In the 8th century B.C.E., a vestal virgin, named Rhea Silvia, finds herself pregnant. But she got pregnant through no fault of her own, she was raped by the God Mars! A recognizable story that predates the Christian account by some 800 years, a woman who has physical relationship with a God, ‘ergo est,’ she remains a virgin, yet gives birth [Silvia Rhea gave birth to twins; Romulus and Remus].
The Romans practiced Emperor Worship, and Julius Caesar undergoes an acqusition of numerous titles, with investment in the Republican offices of consul four times, dictator five times, appointed dictator in perpetuity [dictator perpetuo] in 45 B.C.E., and had attained the title of “Pontifex Maximus” for several decades, being handsomely prepared for his future deification; he did not gain these positions without the majority of a vote by the people nor senate, which will later lead to jealousy, suspicion, and resentment, and eventually, his assassiation in 44 BC.E., after Celopatra convinces him that he is a god, and Caesar has coins struck in his image [Give unto Caesar that, which is Caesar’s].
“Under Roman Law... Christians were liable to suffer penalties imposed by Roman law just because they were Christians, Christian apologists continued to protest that they were innocent of any crime but their protests went unheeded... Those who voiced such protests were told that they might easily prove their loyalty to the [Roman] Empire by worshiping the state gods, and in particular by burning incense to the Emperor's image or swearing by his divinity... The Christians refusal to countenance such claims, and the language in which they ascribed divine honor to Jesus, could easily be given the appearance of sedition. Of all the provinces of the Roman Empire, there was none in which emperor-worship was more thoroughly organized than in Asia. In the Asian city of Pergamum the cult of Rome and Augustus was established as early as 29 BC. Some think that John had this cult in mind when he described Pergamum as the place 'Where Satan's throne is' [Revelation 2: 13], although others think of the cult of Asklepios, the healing-god with his serpent-image, which was also located there. At any rate, in addition to the other forms of Paganism with which Christians in the province of Asia had to live, there was this specially seductive form. Coolness towards the imperial cult might be put down to lack of patriotism. We remember how Paul had friends among the Asiarchs of Ephesus, who warned him not to enter the theater when the riotous demonstration was being held in defense of the great goddess Artemis against her traducers. But it was from the Asiarchs, the leading men in the cities of the province of Asia, that the high priesthood of the imperial cult was recruited, and the Asian aristocracy thought it an honor to serve in this way. The temptation must at times have been strong for Christians to compromise just a little, to avoid giving their pagan neighbors the impression that they did not appreciate the blessings of peace and prosperity which the institution of the empire had brought to that part of the world. But the majority would not compromise, and to them the imperial cult proved a deadly enemy.” ~F.F. Bruce The Defense of the Gospel, Revised Ed., England: Inter Varsity Press, 1982, p. 67.
It is evident also that Caesar, and his successors are accepted in light of that divine character by the Pagans, who, in flocking to the Roman Church, and rallying around the new Pontiff, changed neither their creed nor worship, but bring both into the Church along with them. Many feel that the Catholic Pope is only fulfilling Scripture. ~Daniel 11:36.
A statue is dedicated to Caesar in the temple of Quirinus in 45 B.C., with the words “To the Invincible God.” Before his death, Caesar even had his own temple under the name “Jupiter Julius;” which is the first step in establishing a religious cult; by honoring a living hero according to the Greek tradition, thus becoming, Divi filius, or Son of a God. The second step in the cult of Caesar is taken with his official apotheosis [elevation to divine status] after his death. As a dead hero, Caesar is conveyed to the number of the gods, and the senate and people officially declare him a god, and during the celebration in honor of the Divus Julius the appearance of a comet is taken as divine proof that his soul has been received into the number of the great immortals. The very people most devoted to “The worship of the strange god,” which is introduced into the Christian Church, are victimized by ingratitude and self-interest by those who would conspire to promote the new doctrines, and Jovinian, and all who resisted the newly adopted Christian Pagan ideas and Pagan practices, are excommunicated and persecuted. “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lamp-stands...” ~Messafe to the goddess, Ephesus, Revelation 2:1-7.
Only those who were heartily attached to the new apostacy are favored and advanced, and such men are sent from Rome in all directions, to restore the reign of Paganism, being magnified with high titles, the conquered heathen lands being divided among them, and all to promote “The gain” of the Holy Catholic, the Romish See, to bring in “Peter's Pence” from the ends of the earth to the Roman Pontiff.
Pope Saint Boniface I, AD 418-422, fought his way to the throne, Pope Saint Zosimus I, AD 417-418, whom some historians think as bad as Saint Damasus, Saint Symmachus, repeatedly accused of adultery, AD 498-514, and Hormisdas, whose son, Saint Silvarius, succeeded to the Papacy, all are portrayed with halos. The Church, moreover, gives the first 30 Popes their halo on the ground that most of them earned the crown of martyrdom, whereas, even the Catholic experts on the martyrs like Duchesne, Delehaye, Ehrhard, etc., admit that only one Pope ever died for his faith.
The Persian Zend Avesta says that Ahriman threw the Universe into disorder by raising an army against Ormuzd, and, after fighting against him for ninety days, was at length vanquished by Hanover, the Divine Word. The account of the war in heaven is similar to that held by nearly every nation. The Christian account is given in Revelation 11:7, and in the Apocryphal book of Nicodemus; it is to be found in the Talmud and in the Hindu “Aitareya-brahmana,” written seven or eight centuries before the Christ. The Egyptians' legend told of a revolt against the God Ra. ~from the works of M.D. Aletheia, The Rationalist's Manual. Bank of Wisdom, Box 926, Louisville, KY 40201.
The apocryphal “Gospel of Nicodemus” also gives an account of the descent of Jesus into hell, of his rising again on the third day, and ascending, in company with numerous saints and the first man, Adam, into heaven; and of the attempt of Satan and the Prince of Hell to close the gates of hell against him; when, in a voice of thunder, accompanied by the rushing of winds, is heard: “Lift up ye gates (of hell), O ye Princes, and be ye lifted up, O ye everlasting gates, and the King of Glory shall come in.”
The name ‘Apocrypha’ was used for ancient religious writings, meaning that such writings were to be read by people from a specific group, because people who were not from this group would not be able to under stand them.
The meaning of the word itself is: “Mysterious, Hidden, Vague and Difficult.” This is the basis of the Roman Church denying its followers the privilege of reading the Bible for centuries.
The Catholic Bible [Douay-Rheims] will modify, and/or delete that which disagrees with the current Catholic Doctrines, sometimes eliminating whole books, such as Ezra I and II, which at one time were part of the Catholic Bible, but fell into disfavor after a few centuries. The word ‘Apocrypha’ will reappear in the early ages of Christianity and is used for some of the illegal writings of the Old Testament as well as the New Testament, in particular the writings, which are about revelation concerning the future and the final victory of God’s Kingdom. Such writings were believed to be superior and beyond the thinking of ordinary people, books for the elite Christians, or clergy, as late as the Middle Ages, the Bible was often times chained to the pulpit to prevent theft and coming into the hands of the masses. The religion of Zoroaster, later to expand and be known as Mithraism, is confessed by the Catholic Encyclopedia to be a divinely revealed Monotheism, worshipping ‘One God,’ and having a ‘Divinely Revealed’ set of rules by which their followers are controlled, a ‘Moral Code’ comparable to the Christian’s, a sacrosanct system claimed by Christians to be a monopoly of the newly founded Hebrew-Christian religion to the exclusion of all heathen systems, thousands of years later. The confession reads, “The Avesta system may be best defined as Monotheism, modified by a physical and moral dualism, with an ethical system based on a Divinely revealed moral code and human free will.” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 2, 156.
The Catholic faith, having borrowed heavily from the religious beliefs of the Roman legionnaires, reluctantly declares that Mithraism is praiseworthy, acceptable, but not quite as good as Christianity.
“Mithraism is the highest religious result to which human reason unaided by Revelation, can attain.” ~Catholic Encyclopedia.
BC 600(?)-Mention is made in Chinese culture of the “I Ching” or “Book of Changes,” a form of wisdom and fortune telling. For over three thousand years, philosophers, mystics, politicians, alchemists, scientists, and oracles as well as mathematicians have used the Chinese “I Ching” for inspiration and guidance in their lives. The translations go back further than its 12th century BC renditions by Yi King.
Five hundred and fifty years before Jesus, Confucius states, “If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yi, and might then escape falling into great errors,” and “Respect spiritual beings if there are any, but keep away from them.” He had not the least idea of founding a religion, as is usually said, and the system called Confucianism is a unique case in history of the survival of an ethic without religion. Golden Rule: “Do not to another what you would not want done to yourself; thou hast need of this law alone; it is the foundation of all the rest.”
And, “Acknowledge thy benefits by return of other benefits, but never avenge injuries.” ~ Confucian Analects VII, xvi
BC 600-Emperor Jimmu takes the throne as Japan’s first Emperor. Alleged to be a descendent [great-grandson] of the goddess Amaterasu Omikami [the Great Spirit Illuminating the Heavens].
BC 600-529-The Great Persian King, Cyrus, known as “The Anointed of Yahweh.” Cyrus is Non-Hebrew and perhaps is given this name of great significance due to his being a fair and just ruler and allowing the Jews to return to Israel to rebuild the Temple of Solomon. Cyrus has a revelation in which he is directed by the God of Heaven to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.
BC 600-The Persian cult of Mithraism spreads the teachings of monotheism [one god.]. Their leader is Mithras, mythical son of Ahura Mazda, god of Zoroaster.
The Christian Churches have suppressed the following information for centuries. “…If Rome had not become Christian, it would have become Mithrasian.” ~D. Jason Copper, Mithras: Mysteries and Initiated Rediscovered.
At one time Mithraism is the semi-official religion of the Romans. Mithras is known as:
63. The All Knowing God who is the opponent of all evil forces on earth and associated with Astrology and Taurus the bull, which heralds the coming of spring. The blood of the bull was considered as a life force.
64. The Way, the Persian god of light in the Avesta who rides across the sky in a chariot drawn by four horses.
65. The Light
66. This religion included a baptism and sacraments of bread and wine.
67. December 25th also denotes the setting and rising of the sun, which is representative of death and resurrection.
68. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter. Regenerator of Earth, and the Creator of Life.
69. Mithra is known as “God out of a Rock,” and services are held in caves [does this sound like Saint Peter?].
70. The Mithraic celebration of the sun, “God’s Birth,” is celebrated on December 25th , the day he is born in a stable of a virgin.
71. The Sun is “Born Again” on December 25, a Holy Day, and a day of celebration.
72. Members are advanced by degrees [seven, corresponding to the seven known celestial planets] as they learn the mysteries of life. The Apostles were also advanced by degrees.
73. The Mithraic “Taurobolia” was a symbol of a divine sacrifice and of the saving effect of blood.
74. Paul later says of Jesus, “They drank from that spiritual rock and that rock was Christ.” [I Corinthians 10:4] Identical words found in Mithraic scriptures except the word Mithra is used instead of Christ.
75. He is pictured carrying a lamb on his shoulders.
76. He was born of a virgin.
77. Sunday [Sun Day] is sacred to them and is known as “The Lord’s Day.”
78. The Mithraic figure Aion is said to represent the keys to the world beyond.
79. Mithra is placed on a rock tomb called “Petra.” After three days, he is removed with celebration, festivities, and joy.
80. Mithra followers believed that there will be a day of Judgment when Non-Believers would perish and believers would live in a paradise or heaven.
Later Saint Paul, who is very knowledgeable and well traveled, adopts these teachings and consolidates them into the new religion. “He [Saint Paul] threatens, moreover, the stubborn and forward and denounces them, saying 'Whosoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of the Body and Blood of the Lord.” ~1 Corinthians 11:27.
“The Orphic cults in Greece, the Osiris and Isis cult in Egypt, the worship of Attis and Adonis in Syria [of which Palestine is part], the purification and communion ceremonies of Mithraism, all turned about the idea of a secret means of salvation. The God dies and is resurrected; the Virgin Goddess gives birth to a Son; the members of the religious community eat of their God and gain strength from the sacred meal. “
“The Church Fathers were aware of these similarities, and sought to explain away their resemblances by means of the theory that the Devil had blasphemously imitated Christian rites and doctrines." I may pause to point out that these pagan rites long antedated the Christian analogies, and therefore the theory loses force.”
“The death and resurrection of a Savior-God was very prevalent in Tarsus, Paul's own city. The Attis Mysteries were celebrated in a season which corresponded to the end of our Lenten season and the beginning of Easter. They were preceded by fasting and began with lamentations; the votaries gathered in sorrow around the bier of the dead divinity; then followed the resurrection; and the risen God gave hope of salvation to the mystic brotherhood; and the whole service closed with the feast of rejoicing, the Hilaria.” ~Ray Wood Sellars, The Next Step in Religion: An Essay Toward the Coming Renaissance, New York, The Macmillan Co. 1918, pp. 23-24.
Jesus never wrote a Gospel nor did he ask his disciples to do so. He did , however, allegedly ask them to go to all personages to tell them about the news of salvation, although many never realized they needed it and were living quite comfortable without it. One of the most inveterate forms of imaginative creation on the part of the old Christian historiographers is the development of sayings and whole speeches, which, just as do the narrative fiction writers of today, they place entire paragraphs into the mouths of their fictional personages of whom they were writing, which discourses they often fabricate whole, but always write them in the style and manner of the writer of the epoch in question, and not in those of their ancient subjects. Thus, the Apostle Paul says, “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by His Son, whom he appointed heir of all things and through whom he made the universe.” ~Hebrews 1:1-2. A statement, which very few Jews during his time accepted. The partaking of bread and wine was part of the secret mystery performed by those who had participated in instructions and rituals leading to higher degrees of initiation and the bread and wine represented the Body and Blood of their Savior.
Mithras, after slaying the bull as a salvific blood sacrifice, had dined with the 'Sun God,' and this supper became the Mithraic ' Cultic meal,' similar to the terminology of the Christian ‘Eucharist’.
Mithrasians’ “Last Supper,” like the modern Communion or Eucharist, also included wine as a symbol of “Sacrificial Blood,” and “Bread in wafers, or small loaves marked with a cross, was used to symbolize flesh.”
Paul’s “Belief that he received the myth from the ‘Heavenly’ Jesus himself has obscured his own role in creating it.” ~ Hyam Maccoby, Paul and Hellenism.
“Was any man ever so mad, was any man ever so mad as to take that, which he feeds on for a god?” ~So says Cicero, who himself was a Roman augur and a priest
The host, or consecrated wafer, is proclaimed as the ‘Body and blood’ of the ‘Prodigious God’ of the Catholic Church. The host is enshrined in a box adorned with gold and silver and precious stones, and made manifest as that of “A god” whom even the Pope's Pagan “Fathers knew not,” who to this day honors in the very manner that which the terms of the Biblical prediction imply that he would.
Thus, when the Pope was invested with the Pagan title of ‘Pontifex,’ and set himself to make that title a certainty, he in effect fulfilled the prediction of Daniel recorded more than 900 years before. –Daniel 11:36.
It will not be until the 4th century, when the ‘Queen of Heaven,’ now enshrined as ‘Mother Mary,’ will begin to be worshipped in the Christian Church, and the “Unbloody Sacrifice” the Eucharist, will be brought in from Africa and become popular. Epiphanius states that the practice of offering and eating it began among the women of Arabia; and at the time it was well known to have been adopted from the Pagans.
The very shape of the ‘Unbloody sacrifice’ of Rome indicates whence it came, for it is a small thin, round wafer; and on its roundness the Church of Rome lays so much stress. “If, in making the roundness the ring be broken, then must another of his fellow-cakes receive that honor to be made a god, and the crazed or cracked miserable cake, that once was in hope to be made a god, must be given to a baby to play withal.” ~John Knox. The round disk, so frequently displayed in the sacred emblems of Egypt, symbolizes the Sun, and when Osiris, the ‘Sun-Divinity,’ becomes incarnate, and is born, it is not merely that he should give his life as a sacrifice for men, but that he might also be the life and nourishment of the souls of men.
“…In their hidden character, the enigmas of the Egyptians were very similar to those of the Jews.” ~Clement of Alexandria.
“The Clementine Homilies,” are considered heretical books as they show a distinct proclivity to equate Jesus with the sun and the solar year.
The Egyptians adopt many of the Greek gods and religious ways after thieir conquest by Alexander the Great, and the ‘Sun,’ as the ‘Son’ is, in addition, symbolized by the golden color of “Corn,” by the ancient Egyptians, as the ‘Sun-Divinity’ incarnate, which, according to the sacred oracles of the great goddess of Egypt state “No mortal hath lifted my veil. The fruit, which I have brought forth is the Sun.”
What is more natural then, if this incarnate divinity is symbolised as the “Bread of God,” than that he should be represented as a “Round wafer,” to identify him with the Sun? “A plate of silver, in the form of a Sun, is fixed opposite to the ‘Sacrament’ on the altar; which, with the light of the tapers, makes a most brilliant appearance.” ~Hurd.
“And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence, and the images [Sun-Images] that were on high above them, he cut down.” ~see 2 Chronicles 34:4.
The early Pauline Church portrays Jesus is a failure because this 'Savior' is compatible with the humble Jesus of the Apostles, leaving intact the spiritual and triumphant ' Christ' of Paul. The faithless Peter and the family of Jesus, which thinks he is insane or possessed are portrayed as failures also.
For the Paulinists, “The Apostle” remained Paul, for them, the truth being drawn from Paul’s 'Mystical Union' with Christ, having never met the man, and not from the earthly Jesus as portrayed by Peter. “Dedicated to Truth, yet always mindful that all faith is false, all faith is true truth is the shattered mirrors strewn in myriad bits; while each believes his little bit the whole to own.” ~The Kasidah of Haji Abu el-Yezdi; as translated by Sir Richard F. Burton.
Neither Jesus nor the faithless relatives of Jesus threaten Paul’s 'Divine Christ' nor Paul’s leadership. Historians point out that a number of Greek and Roman writers like “Diodorus, Cicero, Livy, Pausanias, and Strabo” thought that mythic figures such as, “Theseus, Herakles, Odysseus, Minos, Dionysus, Castor, and Pollux...” must have had a historical basis, which was eventually mythologized, the job of the historian being to discard the fictional elements, leaving the biographical core exposed, as Herodotus attempted to do for Herakles [Hercules].
In Mark II, the associates of Jesus, who were illiterate and naive are also rehabilitated. ~Acts 4:13. Peter replaces Paul as the founder of the new religion, and in Matthew, Jesus says he will build his church upon Peter, and in Luke the Apostles do not desert Jesus at his arrest and death, and by the end of the 1st century the Jesus and Pauline parties had polarized, each defending their own interpretations, the Pauline system of belief of 64 AD differentiating with those of Justin, by 160 CE.
The Apostle, Mark, will reverse the historical process by providing an adequate core for the historical Jesus of Paul. Then, further enhancement to the created mythological figure will be furnished with Mark II, a supplemental to Mark I, producing the current Gospel, which threatened the Paulinists version. Mark’s 'Divine Jesus' will now forgive sins, regulate the Sabbath, walk on water, calm the brutal seas, raise the dead, perform various sundry miracles, and predict his own death, to allegedly fulfill God’s plan in the Hebrew Scriptures. Mark no longer predicts that the baffling Son of Man will come in the future, nor that he himself will become this figure after his death. Now, during his lifetime, Jesus will become the Son of Man. Later, in Matthew and Luke, Jesus is proclaimed 'Divine' even before his Baptism, and the Gospel of John has Jesus “Eternally Divine.” ~See “..The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” ~John 1:1.
The priestly symbols were a staff, a ring, a hat, and a hooked sword; members are called brothers, and priests are called “Father.” The “Mitre” hats worn by today's Orthodox Bishops were first worn by Mithrasian high priests, as the hat's name, mitre [mitra] suggests. The “Dog collar” worn by today's clergy dates back to the ring or halo associated with another Roman god, Saturnus, whose feast was celebrated on December 25th. Christians took the Mithras' festival, the festival of the “Resurrection of Mithras,” and turn it into what would later became Easter.
“Speaking from the standpoint of pure history, no one will deny that much in the antecedent and environing aspirations and ideals of paganism formed, to use the Church phrase, a praeparatio evangelica of high value. 'Christo jam tum venienti, crede, parata via est.' sings the Hymn of Prudentius. The pagan world 'saw the road,' Augustine could say, 'from its hill-top.' 'Et ipse Pitaetus Christianus est.' said the Priest of Attis; while, of Heraclitus and the old Philosophers, Justin avers that 'there were Christians before Christ.' Indeed, the earlier apologists for Christianity go far beyond anything we should wish to say, and indeed made difficulties for their successors.” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. XI, p. 393.
The architecture of the Christian Church, from the cavernous interiors to the ceremonial altars are borrowed straight from the Mithraic temples, which were destroyed. The early Christians desecrated the Mithraic Temples, and built their own churches, oftentimes on the same foundations as the old Mithraic Temples.
December is a special month for the followers of Mithra and many other religions of this time, for on December 21st and 22nd, the sun, traveling south, reaches its lowest points in the sky, otherwise known as the winter solstice.
By December 25th, the sun is returning northward. Mithraic teachings traveled with Alexander the Great and in 250 C.E., become a major rival to Christianity that had to be eliminated. This cult is also in existence when Pompeii returned to Rome after capturing Jerusalem in BC 63 [Before Christ]. Their celebration of December 25th is the spring equinox [Estra or Easter], the forty days, which are later to become Christian Lent. Mithra is born at midnight of December 25th the exact moment the year turns from growing obscurity and darkness to that of light. Early Christian Fathers are hard pressed to explain the similarities of Christianity and Mithraism and actually claim that the Christians believed in rebirth and resurrection first which is hard to accept now in light of sequential historical facts.
“Owing to the cult's secrecy, we possess almost no literary evidence about the beliefs of Mithraism. The few texts that do refer to the cult come not from Mithraic devotees themselves, but rather from outsiders such as early Church fathers, who mentioned Mithraism in order to attack it, and Platonic philosophers, who attempted to find support in Mithraic symbolism for their own philosophical ideas.”
“However, although our literary sources for the “Mithraic Mysteries” are extremely sparse, an abundance of material evidence for the cult exists in the many Mithraic temples and artifacts that archaeologists have found scattered throughout the Roman Empire, from England in the north and west to Palestine in the south and east. The temples, called Mithraea by scholars, were usually built underground in imitation of caves. These subterranean temples were filled with an extremely elaborate iconography: carved reliefs, statues, and paintings, depicting a variety of enigmatic figures and scenes. This iconography is our primary source of knowledge about Mithraic beliefs, but because we do not have any written accounts of it’s meaning the ideas that it expresses have proven extraordinarily difficult to decipher.”~from The Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras, by David Ulansey, http://www.well.com/user/davidu/mithras.html.
David Ulansey further states, “The celestial equator was often described in ancient popular literature about the stars. Plato, for example, in his dialogue Timaeus said that when the creator of the universe first formed the cosmos, he shaped its substance in the form of the letter ‘X,’ representing the intersection of the two celestial circles of the zodiac and the celestial equator. This cross-shaped symbol was often depicted in ancient art to indicate the cosmic sphere. In fact, one of the most famous examples of this motif is a Mithraic stone carving showing the so-called ‘Lion-headed god,’ whose image is often found in Mithraic temples, standing on a globe that is marked with the cross representing the two circles of the zodiac and the celestial equator. Mithraic temples were built in imitation of caves. But caves are precisely hollows within the rocky earth, which suggests that the rock from which Mithras is born is meant to represent the Mithraic cave as seen from the outside. Now as we saw earlier, the ancient author Porphyry records the tradition that the Mithraic cave was intended to be ‘an image of the cosmos.’”
“Of course, the hollow cave would have to be an image of the cosmos as seen from the inside, looking out at the enclosing, cave-like sphere of the stars. However, if the cave symbolizes the cosmos as seen from the inside, it follows that the rock out of which Mithras is born must ultimately be a symbol for the cosmos as seen from the outside. This idea is not as abstract as might first appear, for artistic representations of the cosmos as seen from the outside were in fact very common in antiquity. A famous example is the ‘Atlas Farnese’ statue, showing Atlas bearing on his shoulder the cosmic globe, on which are depicted the constellations as they would appear from an imaginary vantage point outside of the universe.. .the rock from which Mithras is born … Represents the cosmos, which is proven by the snake that entwines it: for this image evokes unmistakably the famous Orphic myth of the snake-entwined ‘Cosmic Eegg’ out of which the universe was formed when the creator-god Phanes emerged from it at the beginning of time. Indeed, the Mithraists themselves explicitly identified Mithras with Phanes, as we know from an inscription found in Rome and from the iconography of a Mithraic monument located in England.”
“The birth of Mithras from the rock, therefore, would appear to represent the idea that he is in some sense greater than the cosmos. Capable of moving the entire universe, he cannot be contained within the cosmic sphere, and is therefore depicted in the rock-birth as bursting out of the enclosing cave of the universe, and establishing his presence in the transcendent space beyond the cosmos. This imaginary ‘Place beyond the universe,’ had been described vividly by Plato, several centuries before the origins of Mithraism. In his dialogue ‘Phaedrus,” BC 247, Plato envisions a journey by a soul to the outermost boundary of the cosmos, and then gives us a glimpse of what the soul would see if for a brief moment it were able to “Look upon the regions without.”
“Of that place beyond the heavens, none of our earthly poets has yet sung, and none shall sing worthily.” ~Plato
BC 600-The human sacrificing of children is outlawed in the Kingdom of Israel.
BC 600-The Plates of Brass are brought by the people of Lehi from Jerusalem containing “The Five Books of Moses” and also a record of the Jews from the beginning, ...down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah, King of Judah. Quotations from the Book of Mormon are cited in Isaiah and other Biblical and nonbiblical prophets. ~From the Book of Mormon.
AD 606- Amid the convulsions, confusions, and spiritual despots of the nations, Pope Sabinian, of Rome is made ‘Universal Bishop,’ with the ten chief kingdoms of Europe recognizing him as ‘Christ's Vicar’ on earth, the only center of unity, the only source of stability to their thrones, the only voice of God on earth.
There is hardly a form of “Pious Fraud” or saintly imposture practiced to this day along the banks of the Tiber River, in ‘God’s City,’ that cannot be proved to have had its counterpart on the banks of the Euphrates, or in the structures that come from it. Even the images of the Virgin Mary, made to shed tears, tears long ago shed by the pagan images, oftentimes destroyed by the good Christians, who would adorn the images with images they will call their own. To these tender-hearted idols Lucan alludes, when, speaking of the prodigies that occurred during the civil wars, he says, “Tears shed by gods, our country's patrons, and sweat from Lares, told the city's woes.” Virgil will also refer to the same hypocrisy when he says, “The weeping statues did the wars foretell, and holy sweat from brazen idols fell.” ~The Two Babylons by Rev. Alexander Hislop.
Virgil tell us that when the priests put forth their magic powers, “Then statues laughed, and lamps were spontaneously enkindled.” When in the consulship of Appius Claudius, 300 BC, and Marcus Perpenna, Publius Crassus is slain in a dreadful battle with Aristonicus, Apollo's statue, at Cumae, is said to shed tears for four days without intermission.
BC 597-538-The concept of Angels as messengers and celestial beings is being developed. Jewish faith is influenced by Babylonian beliefs that show pictorial representation of beings with wings.
BC 593-Space Aliens(?) Disputed space ship/vehicle encounter of Biblical Ezekiel. In the Bible, Ezekial sees a whirling wheel within a wheel turning together in the sky.
BC 587-Nebuchanessar, Chaldean King, casts out the remaining two tribes of the House of Judah from Southern Israel. Upon conquering Jerusalem, he has the Hebrew Temples and ancient scrolls destroyed. Many of the Jews are taken prisoner to Babylon [70 years of captivity] The Temple of Solomon is ordered destroyed during the reign of Zedekiah, BC 588, leaving only the foundation. ~2 Kings 25:8-9, 2 Chronicles 36:19-20.
BC 586-538-Genesis and Numbers of the Old Testament are formally written down for future generations of Jews. The Jews, being conquered and enslaved by the Babylonians, practice the first true separation of church and state. They do not consider themselves citizens of Babylonia, but of the Jewish faith. Caesaropapism is the term to be accepted by the Church, which denotes the subordination of the Church to the religious claims of the dominant political power until the advent of Pope Gelasius I in 492 CE who will declare the “Two Swords Doctrine” in which the church and state are accepted as co-equals [spiritual and temporal].
“Out of 182 works accepted for centuries as the genuine writings of Christians during the first 180 years of the present era, only twelve are now contended by theologians to be genuine; 170 forged writings permitted by the alleged 'Guider into all Truth' to have existed for centuries, and believed in by poor, feeble man.” ~Julian, Old and New Testament Examined.
A date upon which most historians agree upon, which is a date that is usually uncontroversial is the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon in 586 B.C.E. ± 1 year. ~ Ezekiel in 4:1-5.
BC 585-Jeremiah, the Prophet. ~2 Chronicles 36:21, Jeremiah 1:1, Daniel 9:2. Jeremiah is alleged to have traveled to Ireland bringing with him many meaningful objects from Jerusalem. One item is the exalted “Ark of the Covenant.”
The Church, through the centuries, has played down this significant event. The Patriarch Saint of Ireland, falling upon “Saint Patriarch,” the Roman Catholics choosing to bestow the honor upon their own Christian missionary who died in the county of Down, on March 17, AD 465, one thousand and fifty years later. Saint Patrick is not the traditional patron of Ireland, but it serves the Roman Catholic Church’s purpose. The “Ark of the Covenant,” in J.H. Allen’s book, “Judah's Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright,” notes that Jeremiah and a princess (daughter of an Eastern king) carried with them the harp, an ark and the stone called “Liafail.” This ark allegedly the true “Ark of the Covenant.”
Irish history tells that the last place the Ark of the Covenant was seen was in Ireland! “The fact is, Rome began early to covet Ireland. Once they got possession, it was necessary for them to destroy the influence of Jeremiah. This they did, in part, by substituting the name of Saint Patrick in the place of the prophet's; and more, they then set to work to destroy even the old and famous capital city of Tara . In 565 AD, Saint Ruadham, along with a posse of Bishops and chiefs of the South of Ireland, cursed the city, so that neither King nor Queen might ever rule or reign therein again. They forced the government, monarchy, and people to abandon the place. From thence Tara was deserted...” ~From The Ten Lost Tribes, Rev. Joseph Wild, D.D., 1883, London: Robert Banks, Printer, Racquet Court, Fleet Street, E.C.
Some believe that ancient visitors carried out breeding experiments and produced a phenomenal creature intelligent enough to have the rules of society imparted to it. These bizarre new beings invented agriculture and became the first artists, then created their own warlike civilizations. Sodom and Gomorrah are said to have been destroyed by an ancient atomic bomb, and the Ark of the Covenant is allegedly an electrified transmitter that allows Moses to communicate with the space-astronauts. Von Daniken claims that ancient astronauts, complete with space helmets, were carved on stela at the Mayan city of Copan. ~ Erich von Daniken, Chariots of the Gods, 1968.
Suppression of the truth is pervasive and necessary in attempting to destroy the traditions of the “Tuath de Danan,” of Irish folklore in order to spread the news of Christianity. By sword or by book unbelievers will be converted as written accounts of the Hebrews show how they transplanted their royal lineage and priesthood from Palestine to Ireland, for safe keeping via the Prophet Jeremiah and Barech, but now are lost.
Was the last place the Ark of the Covenant was seen really in Ireland? Catholic Historians reject it as legend, fable and prose. “Irish historians are unanimous that about 580 B.C.E. there arrived in Ulster a notable man, a patriarch or saint, accompanied by an Eastern princess, and a lesser person by the name of Simon Brach , or Barech. This party brought with them several remarkable things about which Ireland's songs and legends cluster; those things were a harp (David's harp), and a wonderful stone, the Stone of Destiny, the Lia Phail, Irish tradition tells us that Jeremiah married the princess Tamar Tephi to Eochaidh, the Heremon, or head king of Ireland, after the latter embraced the worship of the true Jehovah. Jeremiah became the chief figure in Irish history, life and religion.” ~Tracing Our White Ancestors, by Frederick Haberman.
Irish Legends include: “The Wishing Well,” similar to the pit where Joseph was cast down or hidden and his blood soaked pieces of his coat of many colors was taken from him [the kilt is the Irish substitute worn today]. Northern and Western Ireland were once called Scotland [and they also had the kilt of many colors as well]. Irish legend has wishing wells, with small bits of torn clothing placed about the edge. Supposedly brought to Ireland by the Prophet Jeremy [Jeremiah] and his companion Barech, of Palestine. “Sacred Wells,” common in Ireland, based upon Joseph’s grandeur in Egypt being brought about by his being put in a pit [Genesis 37:24, in the Septuagint it is a ‘Cistern,’ and in the Vulgate Bible it is ‘Cistern’, while the Fenton Version has ‘well’]. The LXX [Septuagint] is a Greek translation of the Old Testament and is much less reliable, especially when it comes to the historical recording of numbers in the text. It adds one hundred years to most every patriarch from Adam to Terah, thereby adding a total of about 1,500 yrs to the genealogy.
It is at the well that his brother, Reuben, tears his clothes, because Joseph is not in the well. ~British History Traced From Egypt & Palestine And Other Essays, Israel in Ireland, by Covenant Publishing Company Limited, 1927.
The Septuagint, which begins with the creation of the world and traces the development of the Hebrew people through the patriarchal period up to the invasion of Canaan, was believed from very earliest times to be the work of one person, Moses. ~See II Chronicles 25:4; Luke 2:22; 24:44.
There are those who questioned the Mosaic authorship, and about 500 C.E. a Jewish scholar wrote in the Talmud that the last eight verses of Deuteronomy, which tell of the death of Moses appear to have been written by Joshua. ~Baba Bathra 14b-15a: Joshua wrote . . . Eight verses of the Law.
By the time of the Protestant Reformation, Roman Catholic and Protestant scholars were already discussing the difficulty of maintaining the Mosaic authorship of the Torah to one Biblical person. ~Old Testament Life and Literature by Gerald A. Larue, 1968. The Jewish Bible begins with the Five Books of Moses, known as the Torah, which was canonized in the 5th century B.C.E. Historically speaking, there are few records dating to the earliest days of Jewish civilization: “The precise origin of the Hebrew tribes is unknown. There are records dating from the Egyptian New Kingdom that mention a homeless nomadic people called the ‘Habiru’ or ‘Hapiru.’” Much of the early history of the Hebrew people must be pieced together from the Hebrew Scriptures, which were written between the 13th and 3rd centuries B.C.E. [ca. 1200-200 B.C.E.] ~Jewish Tradition, History and Culture by Janice Barsky, October 14, 2000.
There are considerable indications that whoever wrote certain portions of the Pentateuch was in Palestine, within the territory which in the time of Moses had not yet been entered. ~See Genesis 50:10, Numbers 35:14, and Deuteronomy 1:1, 5, 3:8, 4:46. It is said that Moses commanded, “He that understandeth Genesis, let him not reveal it.” However, Gen-Isis should be revealed that we may have a proper conception of the beauty of astrology, that is, Gen-Isis, and not “The beginning,” but what Isis, the mother nature, who generates or produces, Isis, the great ruler of waters; Isis, the menstrual of all nature, Isis, which, when combined with air and heat, generates all reason and purpose. “And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters” [i.e., the air, the wind, or the air in motion].~ Genesus 1:2.
The Biblical references speak of places which are located “Beyond the Jordan,” which is to say on the east side of the Jordan and outside of Palestine proper. Such a statement could only be made by someone on the western side of the Jordan river, and Moses never entered that land. ~Deuteronomy 34. Father Tertullian, however, gives full credence to the legend of the Septuagint.
“To this day, at the temple of Serapis, the libraries of Ptolemy are to be seen, with the identical Hebrew originals in them.” ~Apology, to the Rulers of the Roman Empire, I, xviii; Ante-Nicene Fathers, iii, 32.
Many believe that, “The pot of gold,” is a reference to a pot made of gold [not filled with gold] This is in reference to the “Ark of the Covenant” being covered with gold, as depicted in the “Throne Room of God,” and under the rainbow [in heaven]. “The Little People,” as the angels argue over the body of Moses, at his death, the angels disagree over the hiding place of the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark is finally hidden and the angels still argue over the place it is kept. This is a spiritual battle, reflected in modern day Ireland with the conflict between the Protestants and the Gentile Christian Church attempting to have dominion over the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. A conspiracy theory having the Ark hidden behind legends would conceal the real roots and national background of the people of Ireland and their roots being from the Israelites. Jeremiah takes the consecrated Ark and other sacred objects along with the royal princesses to a New World, for safety to be re-united with the remnant of their own people, Israel when the time was appropriate. “Birth Stones,” the emerald is the stone of the tribe of Dan, tribe of Israel, which migrated early in Israel's history, to far off Ireland.
BC 582 (?)-479-Pythagoras, mathematician, philosopher, teacher, is the first to teach that the earth is round and revolves around the sun [A fact that is lost in later history and for which many are condemned because the Christian Church Authorities would believe otherwise. How could the earth be round?] Surely, we would fall off if this were so! If the earth is round, would not the Bible tell us so?
The early Church Fathers without knowledge [many were illiterate] set themselves up as the scientists, doctors, and interpreters of all that lay within the domain of God. Pythagoras used mathematics and musical scales to relate the orbits of the planets and developed his concept of “Music of the spheres.”
It is alleged that Pythagoras applied for admission into the occult school, Mysteries of Isis, at Thebes, and waited many years before he was approved, and only then by producing proper credentials. Pythagoras believed that he was the Trojan War warrior Euphorbus reborn, believing in immortality and transmigration of the soul. This mystery school is to have profound influences on the religious history of the world, influencing people as far away as Galilee.
Its religious beliefs however will not be called Isian but a new name, an appellation that would identify the followers of its founder. Hades is the Greek, “God of the Dead,” “God of the Underworld,” son of Titans, and brother of Zeus & Poseidon. His palace in the underworld is where the good are rewarded and wickedness is punished. No mention is made of fire or brimstone.
Gehenna, Gahanna, Valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem [II Kings 27:10] is known as the place of abomination where the Israelites sacrificed their children to the god Moloch [in Arabic literature it’s Jahannam]. Later this area is converted into a dump [refuse area] kept ablaze perpetually to prevent the spread of disease. It also becomes synonymous with Hell.
The Greek word for dead is Hades [their God of the Dead] The use of Hades, Hell, and Burning Inferno is later to become the same in Christian literature. A concept spread by Dante in the 13th century.
Asclepius, or Esculapius, the “Son of God,” the “Savior,” “Rose from the dead,” after being put to death ... in Greek mythology, the god of medicine. He is a son of the god Apollo and Coronis, a beautiful maiden of Thessaly. Angry because Coronis was unfaithful to him, Apollo kills her and rips the unborn Asclepius from her womb. He later sends Asclepius to the centaur Chiron to be raised.
Asclepius learns all that Chiron knows about the art of healing and soon becomes a great physician. Because Asclepius threatens the natural order on earth by raising people from the dead, the god Zeus kills him with a thunderbolt. Prometheus, another Greek god, descends from Heaven as “God Incarnate as Man.”
Like Zoroaster, he was also called the “Logos,” and like Horus, he was called the “Word.” His intentions, like Jesus, Christna, Buddha, Mithras and Attis, is “To save mankind.” “The cave of the Vatican belonged to Mithra until 376 A.D., when a city prefect suppressed the cult of the rival Savior and seized the shrine in the name of Christ, on the very birthday of the pagan god, December 25.” ~Barbara G. Walker.
The Centaur is found on coins struck in Babylonia showing that the concept must have originally come from that era, and the Centaur is also found in the Zodiac, the antiquity of which goes up to a higher period, and which had its origin in Babylon.
The Greeks admit this antiquity and derivation of the Centaur; for though Ixion was commonly represented as the father of the Centaurs, they also acknowledge that the primitive Centaurus was the same as ‘Kronos,’ or ‘Saturn,’ the father of the gods. Kronos is the first King of Babylon, or Nimrod; consequently, the first Centaur is the same, created to manifest an aura of mystery regarding monarchial power.
The Centaur is the same as the zodiac sign ‘Sagittarius,’ or “The Archer.” The founder of Babylon's glory was “The Mighty Hunter,” whose name, even in the days of Moses, was “Wherefore, it is said, Even as Nimrod, the mighty hunter before the Lord.” ~Genesis 10:9.
BC 563-483-Prince Siddhartha Gautama, known as Buddha. “Between Buddhism and Christianity there are a number of resemblances, at first sight striking. The Buddhist order of monks and nuns offers points of similarity with Christian monastic systems, particularly the mendicant orders. There are moral aphorisms ascribed to Buddha that are not unlike some of the sayings of Christ. Most of all, in the legendary life of Buddha...there are many parallelisms, some more, some less striking, to the Gospel stories of Christ. A few third rate scholars [contend that these are borrowings from Buddhism. Why not, as everything else is?” ... “One of its most attractive features was its practice of benevolence towards the sick and needy. Between Buddhists and Brahmins there was a commendable rivalry in maintaining dispensaries of food and medicine” -- long claimed as a holy monopoly of ‘Christian Charity.’” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 3, 28-34, passim.
‘The Supreme Brahm, the most Holy, the most high God, the Divine being, before all other gods; without birth, the mighty Lord, God of gods, the Universal Lord.” ~The Two Babylons or The Papal Worship Proved To Be The Worship of Nimrod and His Wife, By The Late Rev. Alexander Hislop.
Christians adopt the images and personas of world religious figures to further their favorable reception. Buddha preaches enlightenment through morality, meditation, and moderation.
81. He surrenders all his worldly powers and material wealth to help right injustices in the world.
82. Founder of a humanized religion and preached “The Way.”
83. A person who prays to “Bodhisattva” can be reborn into a paradise in the Buddhist cosmology.
Buddha is a “Divine Individual” who, like Christ and Christna, is believed to have been "Resurrected from the dead,” and just as many Christians now believe in an historical Christ, many Buddhists believe there existed a living, breathing Buddha.
Unfortunately, as with Jesus, there is little if any physical evidence supporting the claim Buddha ever walked the earth. All that is known is the legends and sayings surrounding the Buddha character predate Christ by five hundred years. Therefore, it could be argued that Christianity draws just as much from Buddhism as it does from Hinduism.
Just as Christ is said to have died while hanging from a tree, Buddha is believed to have expired while sitting at the foot of a tree. Some claim that Sakya Buddha was crucified, like Jesus, in a sin-atonement. Buddha, like Jesus, suffered for three days in hell, and was allegedly resurrected: Buddha ascended to Nirvana; Jesus arose to Heaven.
On his burial, Buddha's funeral clothes were said to have “Unrolled themselves, and the lid of his coffin was opened by a superhuman agency, when he ascended bodily into heaven.” Similar to Jesus, whose tomb was opened by an “Angel of the Lord,” who came and “Rolled back the stone.” During this period, an imperial edict, found possibly at Nazareth, decreed the death penalty for anyone who destroys a tomb, or casts out the buried, or “With evil intent removes them to some other spot.” ~M. P. Charlesworth, Documents Illustrating the Reigns of Claudius and Nero, Cambridge 1939, 15, no. 17.
Like Buddha, Jesus' grave clothes were all that were found in the empty tomb after his “Resurrection.” Going over Buddha's life one discovers that, like Jesus, he was known as the “Savior of the World” and the “Light of the World.” He was born of the Virgin Maya, who was considered the “Queen of Heaven.” Christna, Christ, and Buddha were of royal descent. Buddha was called by his disciples the “Good Shepherd,’ the “Carpenter,” the “Enlightened One,” and the “Infinite and Everlasting.” Buddha grew up teaching chastity, temperance, tolerance, compassion, love, and the equality of all. It was Buddha who first said: “If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
Similar to Matthew 5:39. These words are also attributed to Lao-Tze, 500 years before Jesus. Buddha, like Jesus, abolished idolatry, was a “Sower of the Word,” and preached “The establishment of a kingdom of righteousness.” He performed miracles and wonders, which included healing the sick. Like Jesus, Buddha was said to have “Walked on water” and to have fed 500 men from a “Small basket of cakes.”
In his final years, Buddha was said to have “Crushed a serpent's head” and to have been “Transfigured on a mount ...” The father of Chinese Buddhism, Hui-Neng [AD 638-713] teaches his pupils to apply the principles of “Seeing into nothingness” in order to maintain a state of “No mind,” in an attempt to transcend the processes of thought itself. The account given by Catholic Encyclopedia of the ‘Lord Buddha’ and of Buddhism, by the uncomplicated substitution of the names Christ [the name already being known as the Savior of Buddhism] is, ‘Crishna, the Incarnation,’ of the Supreme God Vishnu.
Christianity may well be mistaken for a sermon of this ancient ‘Holy Faith’ and Founder who would no more recognize the present day Christianity that acquired its name than would Buddha. “It is noteworthy that Buddha was a contemporary of two other famous religious philosophers, Pythagoras and Confucius. In the sacred books of later times Buddha is depicted as a character without a flaw, adorned with every grace of mind and heart.”
“There may be some hesitation in taking the highly colored portrait of Buddhist tradition as an exact representation of the original, but Buddha may be credited with the qualities of a great and good man. ... In all pagan antiquity no character has been depicted as so noble and attractive.Buddha's order was composed only of those who renounced the world to live a life of contemplation as monks and nuns... [In the time of King Asoka, 3rd century B.C.] Buddhism was in a most flourishing condition; it had become a formidable rival of the older religion [Brahmanism], while a tolerant and kindly spirit, [unknown to Christianity] was displayed towards other forms of religion… [By the 7th century CE, here it parallels Christianity again] an excessive devotion to statues and relies, the employment of magic arts to keep off evil spirits, and the observance of many gross superstitions, complete the picture of Buddhism, a sorry representation of what Buddha made known to men… The vast majority of the adherents of Buddhism cling to forms of creed and worship that Buddha, if alive, would reprobate Northern Buddhism became the very opposite of what Buddha taught to men, and in spreading to foreign lands accommodated itself to the degrading superstition of the people it Sought to win.”
It is now quite evident as to the intentions of the Holy Mother, the Universal Church of Rome as to why she vaccilates between the auspices of idols and icons, financial rewards. The Church makes millions upon the lack of knowledge of its congressional membership as to the history of its icons and religious facts. “Wheresoever the bishop shall appear, there let the people be; even as where Jesus may be there is the Universal Church.” ~Saint Ignatius, ad Smyrn., n. 8.
“It is now evident, and will further so appear, that there is no single novel feature nor "revealed truth" in all the Christian religion: our Holy Faith is all a hodgepodge or pot pourri of the credulitles of every superstition from Afric Voodooism to the latest one anywhere in holy vogue among the credulous. Even our ‘Idea’ of God with its superlatives of "revealed" high attributes is very primitive: The idea of a Being higher than man, invisible, inaccessible, master of life and death, orderer of all things, seems to exist everywhere, among the Negritos, the Hottentots, the Bantu, the Nigritians, the Hamites; for everywhere this Being has a name. He is the 'Great,' the 'Ancient One,' the 'Heavenly One,' the 'Bright one,' The 'Master,' sometimes the 'Author' or 'Creator'. ... Nowhere is He represented under any image, for He is incapable of representation.” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. One, 183, 184, Forgery in Christianity by Jopseph Wheless, and the Bank of Wisdom, www.infidels.org.
BC 558-468-Darius I, King of Persia, in BC 552, the Magian Priests attempt to dethrone the king. Chief Priest Gaumatais is defeated. The events of the reign of Darius are carved into limestone for posterity in three languages. Called the “Behistun Inscription,” the languages written are: Cuneiform [Old Persian], Assyrian, and Elamite. The Cuneiform is from an ancient language dating back to about BC 3000.
BC 551-479-K’ung-Fu-Tzu, Confucius, taught high moral principles, ancient classics in Chinese literature, and power by example in a time rampant with crime, low morals, and excessive government corruption. Chinese communism in the 21st century still has to deal with government corruption.
BC 550-Jainism: Doctrine of Ahimsa, reverence for life [all living things] Members walked about unclothed until religious laws forced them to wear garments. In the 15th century, they reluctantly chose to wear white robes.
BC 539-Cyrus, Persian Ruler [Iran] conquers Babylonia and worships at the Temple of Marduk. Freedom is granted to the exiled Jews inhabiting Babylon. These Jews now speak Southern Aramaic, which is a tongue adapted from their previous conquerors. Later, Jesus [Yeshu, is the shortened version of the Hebrew Hehoshua, son of Nun] and his disciples will speak in the Northern dialect. The Greek term for Aramaic is Syriac. Jesus is accused of being a “Necromancer, and a magician, and a deceiver of the people.” ~ Justin Martyr.
[Nigromantia, by folk etymology fr. LL necromantia, fr. LGk nekromanteia, fr. Gk nekr- + -manteia -mancy] (1522), conjuration of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events].” ~1996 Zane Publishing, Inc. and Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.
He is said to have been initiated in the Magical Arts in the heathen temples of Egypt. Both Jesus, and Horus the Egyptian savior, are represented on monuments with magic wands, in the received guise of necromancers, while raising the dead to life. Father Justin Martyr treats the Pagan books of Christian evidences, as prophetic Scriptures and divine, and speaking of their prohibition by the Roman Emperors, says: “By the contrivance of Demons it was made a capital crime to read them, in order to deter men from coming to a knowledge of what is good.” ~Apologia, I, ch. 77; Ante Nicene Fathers vol 1, 178.
‘Not as common bread nor common drink do we receive these; but as we have been taught, the food which has been made into the Eucharist by the Eucharistic prayer set down by Him, and by the change of which our blood and flesh is nourished, is both the Flesh and Blood of that incarnated Jesus.” ~Saint Justin Martyr, First Apology, 150 A.D.
But the Blood of the Gods is not a new concept, as in Greece the virtue of “The blood of God” had once been known, though that virtue, as exhibited in its poets, was utterly obscured and degraded. That word is ‘Ichor,’ and the bards of classic Greece know that Ichor is the term peculiarly appropriated to the blood of a divinity.
Homer refers to the blood of God, “From the clear vein the immortal Ichor flowed, such stream as issues from a wounded God, pure emanation, uncorrupted flood, unlike our gross, diseased terrestrial blood.” ~The Two Babylons By The Late Rev. Alexander Hislop. Compare with, The Blood of God. Acts 20:28.
In his First Apology to the Emperor Antoninus Pius, Father Justin Martyr makes a strong appeal for the use of reason in defiance of tradition and authority, a discriminating gesture to the Pagan Emperor, but a principle seldom applied by a Christian in point of his own imposed creeds, “Reason directs those who are truly pious and philosophical to honor and love only what is true, declining to follow the opinions of the ancients, if these be worthless.” ~Chap. ii, Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. i, 63.
Dr. Middleton tells us that, “There was just reason to suspect that there was some fraud” in the actions of these Yesuans, or primitive Christians, who traveled about from city to city to convert the Pagans; and that “The strolling wonder- workers, by a dexterity of jugglery, which art, not Heaven, had taught them, imposed on the credulity of the pious Fathers, whose strong prejudices and ardent zeal for the interests of Christianity would dispose them to embrace, without examination, whatever seemed to promote so good a cause... Tthe pretended miracles of the primitive Church were all mere fictions, which the pious and zealous Fathers, partly from a weak credulity and partly from reasons of policy, were induced to espouse and propagate for the support of a righteous cause.”
The primitive Christians were perpetually reproached for their credulity; and Julian says that “The sum of all their wisdom was comprised in the single precept, 'believe.’”
According to the very books, which record the miracles of Jesus, he never claimed to perform such deeds, and Paul declares that the great reason why Israel did not believe Jesus to be the Messiah was that "The Jews required a sign.”
“John,” in the 2nd century, makes Jesus reproach his fellow-countrymen with “Unless you see signs and wonders you do not believe.” It is evident, therefore, that, had he performed the miracles that his followers said he did, the Jews would have accepted him as their Messiah; and that, since he was not accepted by them, we may justly conclude that he performed no miracles. His miracles were evidently concocted and recorded for him.
When told that, if he wanted people to believe in him, he must first prove his claim by a miracle, he said: “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign, and no sign shall be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” This answer not satisfying the questioners, they came to him again, and asked: “If the kingdom of God is, as you say, close at hand, show us at least some one of the signs in the heavens which are to precede the coming of the Messiah?”
It was generally understood then that the end of the present age was at hand, and was to be heralded by signs from heaven. ~ Bank of Wisdom, Box 926, Louisville, KY 40201
BC 522-438 [?]-Pindar, one of the greatest lyric poets of ancient Greece from the city of Thebes. Held in acclaim even 100 years after his death, when Alexander the Great defeated the Thebans, killing and enslaving the citizenry, sacking the city, and razing the buildings, Alexander ordered that the house that had once belonged to Pindar be spared, and forty-four of his epic poems have been preserved.
Legend has it they were chosen for use as school texts in the 2nd Century AD. In Greek mythology version of the flood, first mentioned by the poet Pindar, legend has Zeus as destroying the Earth. Only the good King Deucalion and his family are saved who take refuge in an ark well stocked with provisions.
BC 520-518-Zechariah, Hebrew Priest and Prophet who stresses obedience to God, commitment towards one’s innermost spirituality, and a world where Jews and gentiles worship in the future as one. Zechariah believes that all this will come about via “Supernatural” or “Divine Intervention.”
BC 500-Greeks, practicing Astrology develop the modern “Twelve” sign zodiac around BC 450, which the Roman Church will use in their corruption of pagan beliefs as the twelve apostles.
84. The Greek god Dionysus is born of a virgin.
85. Born in a stable.
86. Turns water into wine.
Superstitions and folklore have the Scythians recorded as believing the Neuri to be werewolves.
BC 484-425-Herodotus, famous Greek historian, writer, poet: Herodotus, whose famous work, “History” which is from the Greek word meaning “Inquiry” traveled extensively and wrote abut the lands and peoples he encountered in the Middle East, Northern Africa, and the Mediterranean Area. Herodotus describes Egypt as the “Gift of the Nile.”
He believed that the Greeks assimilated many of the Egyptian gods and cultural practices and while his works are not entirely accurate about specific events, his descriptions of roads, cultures, and warring practices of various countries give insight into the lives of the people living two thousand five hundred years ago.
Herodotus wrote of the cannibalistic practices of African cultures, mentioned here, for five hundred years later we will have the generation of a new religious group which claims, “Bread as the body of Christ, and wine as his blood.”
It is easy to see the assimilation of the new religion when one has already accepted the former as a religious practice. The only difference is the latter being now symbolic rather than practiced.
BC 480-411(?)-Protagoras, Greek teacher and philosopher. Protagoras was the first thinker to call himself a Sophist and to teach for pay, receiving large sums from his pupils. He gave instruction in grammar, rhetoric, and the interpretation of poetry. His chief works, of which only a few fragments have survived, were entitled Truth and On the Gods.
The basis of his speculation was the doctrine that nothing is absolutely good or bad, true or false, and that each individual is therefore his or her own final authority; this belief is summed up in his saying, “Man is the measure of all things.”~–From the Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia, 1998.
“As to the gods, I have no way of knowing either that they exist or do not exist, or what they are like.” ~Protagoras.
Protagoras was charged with impiety, as were other Greek thinkers of his time who denied the pagan gods, such as Socrates and Anaxagoras, who were sentenced to death, but Protagoras was merely banished from Athens, his books burned, and as he sailed into exile, he drowned.
BC 477-First Buddhist Council, The Dhammapada, poetic teachings from the Gautama is said to be from this era. Includes the “Four Noble Truths,” and the “Eightfold Path.”
BC 458-“The Book of Ezra,” originally written in Ancient Hebrew, is censored by the Christian Church in later centuries. The Book of Ezra details how God’s words are to be shared with the people, however there are interpretations, or ‘Secret Mysteries’ that are not to be given to public but only to the wise men, in secret. Ninety-four books are written of which only ten remain today. Secret teachings are not unknown amongst the Hebrew and Christian cleric. ~See: Daniel 7:25.
BC 436-338-‘The Golden Rule,’ Isocrates, "Do not do unto others what angers you if done to you by others."
BC 428-348-Plato contemplates epistemology and the nature of wisdom. Influenced by Pythagoras and Indian ideas, disciple of Socrates, founder of the Academy in Athens.
In Plato’s cosmology of the world, the universe is a spherical entity and the three Fates [Lachesis, Clotho, and Atropos] direct human destiny, always allowing for freedom of choice, thus man is ultimately accountable for the good and evil in his life.
It is also alleged that Plato applied to the Mystery School of Isis, with a religious doctrine that borrows heavily from the Egyptians.
No one is admitted to the school that is a slave or previously convicted of a crime. In the initiation, the novitiate is blindfolded so that he may see with the eyes of the soul and not the eyes of the body. “As above, so below,” believed to have come from the Egyptian Mystery School, is adopted by the Greek Secret Cults [Isis Cult] that alludes to everything on earth having a double or counterpart in another world. A religious leader who will change the religious opinions of the world later adopts this two-world system.
The story of a “Lost Continent” and/or civilization is found in documents written by Plato who asserts there was an advanced civilization existing 12,000 years ago [the dialogues, Timaeus & Critas.] Was he speaking about the Lost Garden of Eden or another great culture that preceded the Greeks?
Where did he get his information? Plato, in “The Republic” asserts: “The just man, having suffered all manner of evils, will be crucified,” [written three hundred and fifty years before the birth of Christ]. Crucifixes displaying the god Indra are to be seen at the corners of the roads in Tibet. In Some parts of India the worship of the crucified god Bulli, an incarnation of Vishnu, occurs. The “Incarnate God” Buddha and “Suffering Savior expired at the foot of the tree.” The expression is frequently used in the Roman Missal.
‘The Golden Rule, “Do unto others as I would they should do unto me.” ~Plato.
The Egyptian gods Osiris and Horus were also crucified as saviors and redeemers. The sufferings, death, and resurrection of Osiris formed the great mystery of the Egyptian religion. Attys was “The only begotten son and savior” of the Phrygians, represented as a man nailed or tied to a tree, at the foot of which was a lamb. Tammuz or Adonis, the Syrian and Jewish Adonai, is another virgin born god, who “Suffered for mankind” as a “Crucified Savior.” Prometheus, of Greece, was with chains nailed to the rocks on Mount Caucasus, “With arms extended,” ~Murray, Manual of Mythology, pg. 82.
BC 400- Damarchus, an Arcadian werewolf, is said to have won boxing medal at the Greek Olympics.
The Purim story takes place in Persia, 5th century B.C.E., where Esther is the Jewish wife of King Xerxes. She reveals herself as a Jew to the king in order to save her people. The people are threatened by the evil court adviser, Haman, who is offended that Mordecai, a Jew, will not bow before him.
BC 384-22-Aristotle; philosopher, teacher, monotheist, scientist and tutor to Alexander the Great. It is this Greek philosopher’s deductive reasoning that is later used by Church representatives to prove the subsistence of the Church Doctrines. In BC 350, Aristotle writes, “Palmistry is a judgment made of the conditions, inclinations, and fortunes of men and women, from the various lines and characters which nature has imprinted in the hands, and which are almost as various as the hands that have them.” ~The Benham Book of Palmistry by Wm. G. Benham [for palmistry in the Bible refer to: Job 37:7]
“Aristotle distinguished three kinds of souls or immaterial principles: a vegetative soul (for functions of a plant-nature), an animal (non- intelligent) soul, and a human or intelligent soul. This idea was taken over (with scores of others) from the Moors of Spain who followed Aristotle, by the schoolmen of the Middle Ages, and it is still taught in Catholic philosophy. For instance, stories of the growth of a corpse's beard or nails, after the soul has departed, are explained by saying that the ‘vegetative soul’ still lingers and can promote these ‘Plant-like’ growths!’” ~From J. McCabe, Rationalist Encyclopedia.
“Lay myrrh upon thy head; clothe thyself in fine linen, Anointing thyself with the truly marvelous things of God. Adorn thyself; make thyself as fair as thou canst; And let thy heart sink not. Follow thy heart and thy joy. As long as thou livest upon earth: Trouble not thy heart until the day of mourning come upon thee. With joyous countenance keep a day of festival, and rest not in it; For no one takes his goods with him; Yea, no one returns that is gone hence. ~From: The Egyptian Book of the Dead, as translated by E. A. Wallis Budge. Cf. Ecclesiastes.
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men, although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.
BC 370-Eudoxus of Cnidus postulates that the earth is round. The Church will overlook this fact during the “Dark Ages” due to its inability to explain it. Superstitions still prevail, even within the passageways of this great institution. If this were so, would common sense dictate to you that the people on the other side would fall off? It is the superstitions of the priesthood that dictate what reality is.
BC 370-328-The Greek Doctor, Theophrastos describes a hypnotic and aphrodisiac plant, Mandragora officinarum, as part of the ingredients for a love potion [also described in Genesis] The mandrake also has sinister implications as it is said to resemble the human genitalia. The mandrake contains alkaloids scopolamine and hyoscyamine, ingredients used in medieval witches’ liniments.
A favorite pupil of Aristotle, Theophrastus, while traveling with Alexander the Great in Babylon describes the citron fruit [etrog] that cannot be eaten. However, in the 2nd century Greek physician Galen is writing recipes for this fruit [more about this fruit later]
BC 356-323-Alexander the Great is taught by Aristotle, Plato’s famous pupil. Alexander of Macedonia, Alexander the Great, in AD 332, defeats the Persians and the Greeks. Cross culturalization begins in the Jews adapting Macedonian and Greek ways and the Macedonians worshipping Yahweh [Iao] next to Zeus and Dionysus. After plundering Persia of its gold in 334 B.C.E., Alexander the Great buried huge portions of his great treasure along the route home to lighten the burden of his soldiers. Gold, being extremely heavy, is twice as heavy as the same-sized bar made of lead, is difficult to transport.
“Alexander the Great demanded a formal act of deification from the Greek states. At Sparta the motion ran: ‘If Alexander wishes to be called a god, agreed.’” ~From: The Wit of the Greeks and Romans, Compiled and Newly Translated by John Ferguson, Leslie Frewin: London, 1968.
A great library is set up in Egypt and named after Alexander. Many Jews, upon hearing of this vast library, send their learned scribes, who were well versed in Greek, and many of their ancient scrolls that had been prepared by Esdras [Ezra] the Priest. Jasher had compiled one of the scrolls [Book of Jasher] The Mysteries of the Egyptian Hierophants survives in the chambers of learning. Gnosticism, Judaism, Cabala, Zohar, and Talmud all co-existed in an atmosphere of enhancement of all cultures, faiths, and religions.
There is strong reason to believe that the Apocryphal Books may have originated from the Alexandrian Library that was destroyed by the early Christians who sought to destroy the books associating their faith with the faith of the Egyptians or other ancient pagans [Book of Enoch, Gospel of Thomas and the Second Book of Esdras]. “It [Book of Enoch] had left its imprint on the New Testament and the works of the early Fathers... Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Origen, and even Saint Augustine suppose the work to be a genuine one of the patriarch... The work is a compilation, and its component parts were written in Palestine by Jews of the orthodox school... In the latter part of the 2nd century before Christ.” ~See Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. i, 602. passim; Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. v, 220-224.
“The first of that most mischievous of all institutions—universities, was the University of Alexandria, in Egypt; where lazy monks and wily fanatics first found the benefit of clubbing together, to keep the privileges and advantages of learning to themselves, and concocting holy mysteries and inspired legends, to be dealt out as the craft should need, for the perpetuation of ignorance and superstition, and consequently of the ascendency of jugglers and jesuits, holy hypocrites, and reverend rogues, among men.. All the most valued manuscripts of the Christian scriptures are Codices Alexandrini. They very first Bishops of whom we have any account, were bishops of Alexandria. Scarcely one of the more eminent fathers of the Christian church is there, who had not been educated and trained in the arts of priestly fraud, in the University of Alexandria,—that great sewer of the congregated feculencies of fanaticism.” ~ From: The Diegesis Being A Discovery of the Origin, Evidences, and Early History of Christianity, Never yet Before or Elsewhere so Fully and Faithfully set Forth, By the Rev. Robert Taylor [1784 - 1844], Founder of the Christian Evidence Society and of the Society of Universal Benevolence; reprint: Kessinger, n.d. (1829).
The books of Apocrypha of the Old Testament were written between 200 BC and 100 AC. The importance of these books was to explain the history of the Jews and the religious and cultural situation in that era. Christians now acknowledge that the 'Apocrypha of the New Testament' includes several books, letters and translations about false Gospels that are named after people, who never wrote them. These books are not included in the Holy Bible, because they were of less spiritual importance than the books of the New Testament, claiming that they were written by some people who had personal aims or to prove certain viewpoints [But the church does not reveal whose intentions]. The Church knew their malice of intention and refused them completely [Which does not explain why the Christians accept the Books of Moses as Moses most assuredly did not write them either.] “The cult, which he established, outlasted him for at least a century.” ~Lucian, Harmon, iv, 1953, 173.
“Alexander made this dramatic entrance into his homeland after a long period. He was a striking figure, putting on an occasional show of madness and foaming at the mouth. This came easily to him by chewing soapwort, a plant used in dyeing, but others thought the foam an awesome visitation.” “When the city was overcrowded with people who lacked all brains and sense and were not in the least like human beings [those creatures who live on bread], but were indistinguishable from beasts of the field apart from outward appearance, Alexander went into a particular room and sat on a sofa, robed just like a god, and took the Asclepius [snake, Coluber aesculapii? Greek Medicine in Rome, 532, 46] from Pella on his lap [a snake, as I have already said, of considerable size and beauty], coiling it round his neck and letting its long tail pour from his lap and trail in part along the ground. Its head was the only part he kept out of sight, under his armpit [the snake would put up with anything]… The astonishing thing about this episode is the reputation that the oracle [the mouthpiece of the deity (O.E.D.), etc.] attained. Even the emperor Marcus Aurelius [Roman Emperor 161 - 180 (121 - 180)] consulted it. The snake can be seen on coins, and the oracle was actually still in being more than fifty years after Alexander's death.” ~H. Mattingly and E.A. Sydenham The Roman Imperial Coinage Vi Aurelian.
Matthew and John were two of Jesus’ disciples, Mark being a disciple of Peter and Luke being a disciple of Paul. Mark and Luke wrote their testament under the supervision of the two disciples Peter and Paul. Matthew wrote his Gospel to his own people, the Jews, which is evident in the way he focused on clarifying how the prophecies of the Old Testament were allegedly fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
Mark allegedly wrote his Gospel for the Romans, as he had lived among them. He focused on what the Romans considered being their example and concentrated on the alleged greatness and power of Jesus, who the Romans perceived of only as a rabble rouser.
Luke wrote to those who came from a Greek [Hellenized] background, and he focuses on the ‘Will and Heart,’ without which no man should deserve to be human and with which God’s love is allegedly revealed to the world. Many people, therefore, call the Gospel of Luke ‘the Gospel of Mercy.’ John did not write his story until afterwards, when Christianity began to take a foot hold in various pagan cultures by adopting them into their writings. He wrote it in an attempt to clarify some matters and respond to some heresies that were threatening Christianity [which were actually the peoples who were content with their own paganism and cared not to be obligated to another version of their Paganism]. At the present time there are copies of ‘Greek Gospels’ that date back to the 6th century to the 12th century, when the Church had almost completed its revisions on historical documents, and many of these are blatantly admitted by the Holy Mother the Church as unashamed forgeries. The history of ancient forgery bears this out: it was in fact a common practice to invent a companion or other second-hand witness as an author, to lend greater credibility to fabricated documents, and to create a good basis for excusing charges of omission or chronological error or stylistic inferiority.
The Old Testament could not be changed after the arising of Christianity, because it was already widely known to the non-Jewish world. Alexander the Great founded in 332 before the Common Era (B.C.E.) the magnificent city Alexandria, known for its wisdom and great library. The Jews had there from the beginning a prominent place, and at one point there were living there one million Jews.
So fascinated are the Greeks with the Jewish religion, that the Greeks become the first people to translate the Old Testament Bible into another language when King Ptolemy II, 250 B.C.E., compels 70 Rabbis to translate the Hebrew Bible into Greek [Koine Greek, which is the commonly spoken Greek of the time] [now known as the Septuagint, which means ‘70’ in Greek].
Therefore a Greek translation of the Old Testament ias made for the Jews there, known as the Septuagint, who made this translation, which is not finished until about 250 B.C.E. One copy of the Septuagint is kept in the great library of Alexandria. ~From the works of Eliyahu Silver & Rabbi Yitschak Goldstein
“To sum up, then, Alexander [King of Macedonia 336-323 B.C.E., 356-323 B.C.E.] united the whole civilized world for the first time under a single head and gave to it a common language and culture. By the natural gifts of his extraordinary personality, he at the same time set before it a perfect model of kingship and thus ensured the persistence of the monarchical principle for two millennia. This, his conscious work, had a direct effect on the evolution of monotheism, while in other respects his conquests proved the turning point in the history of religions. By breaking down the barriers, which racial and lingual divisions had hitherto set up between different nations of the earth, these conquests led to a great fusion of the religions hitherto professed by them, and thus opened the door to the world-religions which were afterwards to share between them his vast Empire... Thus, from the scientific point of view, there is none among the forerunners of Christianity who did more to prepare and make ready its way than.” ~Forerunners and Rivals of Christianity, From 330 B.C. to 330 A.D., Francis Legge [26-27]
Early transcripts of the Old Testament were in Greek [versus Hebrew translations] due to the Jewish scholars being more knowledgeable and conversant in Greek than the Ancient Hebrew [Aramaic]. Coptic Christians followed the ministry of Saint Mark who worked and died in Alexandria. “The Secret Gospel of Mark” with its Gnostic implications is written in Alexandria and is actually the additional notes of The Gospel of Mark.
After the death of Alexander the Great, the lands conquered by Alexander, and territories, are divided up amongst his generals, with Ptolemy I Soter taking control over Egypt in 305 B.C.E. The concept of sin, in Catholic logic, is not contained in the Gnostic system, and sin to them, unless it be the sin of ignorance, required no necessity for an atonement. Jesus is not perceived as God, but merely as his prophet.
Cleopatra is the last of the Ptolemaic Rulers and is later defeated by the Romans but through her charm, she continues to rule as Queen under the authority of Julius Cesar and later on by Mark Antony. Some say that she was part black, but this error has existed only since the 20th century. She was of Mesopotamian ancestry, now considered Greek. With the advent of Greek [Hellenistic] culture, there is further dissension amongst the priests as the masses look upon their fair skinned conquerors as demi-gods, similar to the Pharaohs, but with a unique feature, and that is that those with fair skins will come to be worshipped, and the Greeks will further perpetuate this fraud by building monuments to themselves.
This unique feature will not be lost in centuries to come as Saint Paul will also eulogize the dark skinned Jewish Jesus, the Christ, and his mother, as being fair skinned to further develop the acceptance of Jesus as a God, the last fair skinned [light complected] Pharaoh to rule being Cleopatra.
The Sacred Mysteries, its rites and ceremonies are no longer held sacred due to the conquerors having their own gods. This violation of the inner sanctuaries causes the priests to conceal their innermost rituals from all but a select few in order to protect the last vestiges of their ancient gods.
In the aura of the desolate desert sands, the priest-craft will continue to perform the rites practiced for primal centuries of which the aura of secrecy is later to be carried on by the son of a carpenter in a far off land.
The Romans will hold an uneasy truce over Egypt with proliferous corruption and elevated taxes often making the populace angry, and centuries later, the corruption of the Romans will also be assimilated in a continuum of corrupt ways with the adaptation of Christianity, which adapts Roman traditions. The Greeks, and now the Romans, have assimilated their gods and the Isis Cult will wield great power for another seven hundred years within the Roman Empire.
In order to maintain a peace about the land the Romans restore some of the smaller Egyptian temples and even have their names carved as cartouches representing themselves as pharaohs and gods. Deification of the Roman leaders will be replicated by European monarchs, who will declare, “All kings are descendents of God,” and initiate the conflict between the church and the state that will continue into the 21st century.
BC 350-The Mahabharata, “The sum of all true righteousness: deal with others as thou wouldst thyself be dealt by. Do nothing to thy neighbor, which thou wouldst not have do to thee hereafter.”
BC 340-Berossus, the priest of Bel-Marduk in the temple of E-sag-ila writes an historical compilation of his people written in Greek entitled, “Babyloniaka,” completed in 275 B.C.E. Book One recounts the Babylonian Cosmogony, Book Two is a chronological listing of the Babylonian kings, including the ten kings before the Flood, culminating with Alexander the Great. His works are dedicated to King Antiochus I Soter, BC 280-260. The Biblical historian Flavius uses these manuscripts to trace ancient legends and cultures.
Antiochus issues a decree, which until that time was unheard of in the multicultural and religiously tolerant ancient world of Rome: He outlaws another people's religion, banning the teaching, and practice of Judaism. The book of the Maccabees [probably written by a Jewish chronicler in the early 1st century B.C.E.] describes it as follows: “Not long after this, the king sent an Athenian senator to compel the Jews to forsake the laws of their fathers and cease to live by the laws of God, and also to pollute the Temple in Jerusalem and call it the Temple of Olympian Zeus.” -II Maccabees 6:1-2.
BC 329-Space Aliens(?)329 BC - Central Asia, during the reign of Alexander the Great, 356-323 B.C.E. A historian, for the period of the reign of Alexander the Great allegedly tells of two strange crafts appearing like two silver shields in the sky, that dived repeatedly at his army, until the war elephants, the men, and all their horses panicked and refused to cross the river where the bizarre incident occurred... The historian describes the objects as “Great shining silvery shields, spitting fire around the rims... Things that came from the skies and returned to the skies.” ~Frank Edwards, Stranger Than Science, Pan Books, London, p. 198.
BC 320-“Ben Sirah,” containing parts of the Apocrypha is written [Ben Sirah is a son of the prophet Jeremiah] A Greek version is found in the Septuagint known as Ecclesiasticus. A Hebrew edition is later published in AD 1798, which of course, the Church denies its authenticity.
BC 310-250-Aristarchus of Samos shocks his fellow Greeks when he announces that not only is the earth round, but the earth goes around the sun.
In AD 1616, Galileo makes this same assertion, and is later forced to retract this statement by Catholic authorities, after his many years of research, observation, and scientific analysis, in front of Church Authorities, under a penalty of excommunication.
BC 309-246-The “Library of Alexandria,” founded by Ptolemy I, has over half a million volumes. Most of the volumes are in Greek and are destroyed by Roman Emperor Aurevian in late AD 3rd century. The guardian of the scrolls [one of which is The Book of Jasher] upon hearing of the intent to burn the library quickly removes many scrolls and sends them to Arabia for safekeeping. In AD 391, the Christians also destroy another smaller library due to its non-Christian works.
The Christian destroyers are quite elated in the destruction of this famous library of the “Heathens.” Books dating back for centuries dealing not only in Egyptian cultures, but cultures from various parts of the known world at that time are burned and lost forever.
Ptolemy II was the most brilliant of the dynasty, the greatest monarch of his age, and the most clearly skeptical. His learned tutor is known in Greek literature as “Theodorus the Atheist,” and the man who became the first scholar of Alexandria. It was a golden age of culture-and of skepticism. ~See Hundred Men Who Moved the World, vol. III.
BC 270-Epicurus, “Let nothing be done in thy life, which would cause fear if it became known to your neighbor.”
BC 247-183-Hannibal, Carthaginian General from Northern Africa, with a deployment of 40,000 men, crosses the Alps from Spain into Italy to defeat Roman Legions using a new type of warfare, elephants. After the Romans adapt to the new tactics and defeat the General, Hannibal commits suicide by taking poison.
The Romans are predominantly followers of Mithra, the way, the light, and the all-knowing god, which has many similarities to the new religion, which will attempt to take over the world [see BC 600]. Throughout the history of mankind we have the priest-craft documentating religious leaders being:
87. Born of a virgin
88. Condemned to death by a king or other ruler.
89. Performing miracles.
90. Turning water into wine.
91. Preaching of the goodness in this world and for man to be good to his fellow man.
92. Being crucified on a cross between two thieves.
93. Performing miracles after their death.
These men of great and extraordinary manifestations traveled about in various times long before Jesus Christ in China, Japan, India, the Mideast, and North America. Stories of great floods also abound in various cultures and peoples around the world. What are we to make of all this?
That something is being told to us. Something that is quite simple in nature and not expensive. Quite the contrary, it’s free, “To be good to our fellow man.” Almost too easy or simplified to believe! The rest of this book will endeavor to show the corruption of man in the pursuit of this simple journey through the centuries.
You be the judge as to who is telling the truth and for what reason. The primary purpose of religion was in many cases being in power, the power to control and the power to levy taxes and collect monies from the masses. Is there truly one and only one religion of God who can save us? Sixteen centuries ago, a “Father of the Church,” Firmicus Maternus, wrote a book called “The Errors of the Profane Religions.”
Tag der Veröffentlichung: 29.11.2010
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