I believe that the provisions of the Old Testament, being mostly prohibition’s, were specific to the fallen age of sin. In the coming age of redemption, sin would be eradicated. Thus the Old Testament commandments would no longer be of any use, as it’s practiced and understood widely by majority of Christians around the world. Yet it is blasphemy to suggest that the word of God might become superfluous and equally sacrilegious to say that it might change to meet the needs of new age. In Galatians, Paul completely over states living by the law and even goes to an extent mentioning, living by the law is totally destructive, but one must live by faith alone. How can the eternal word of God change, even for better? It couldn’t. Through the writings of Mathew, Mark, Luke & John; Jesus tells us lots on temptation and how to overcome it. However on the opposite end Paul goes a little extreme to imprint fear in the minds of readers, or I rather call believers, with confusing statements on dos & don’ts. Paul creates a carnal fear in reader’s minds, leaving the reader to bite his/her finger nails. Indeed Paul is optimistic enough to assume that God will always have an escape hatch for us subject to just having faith in Christ. He thinks God will never lead us into temptation as we stand no chance of resisting. When I closely examine Paul’s letters to the Corinthians, Galatians and others I think Paul’s God should have made us of sterner stuff is he expected for us to do any better !
Many Christians stop struggling against their vortex, compromise morally; telling themselves that they couldn’t help it, while making excuses when tempted. Afterward their guilt tells them how bad they were and yes they could have avoided and done much better. One of the most detestable of crazy ideas Christianity has managed to spawn is it happening in order to accomplish some particular purpose, as if you were a rat in Gods Skinner box and he was experimenting with you. Christians always have a reason if the charismatic miracles did not work on a particular believer.
No, given the way the world is, trails and tribulations must exist. Why does it surprise us? Look at the flesh you are made of : why should it surprise you that it aches and dies ? There is life & death cycle written into all living beings on earth. There is no mystery about that.
Christian devotion has always known this fundamental fact, though it has not always known very well how to express it. Nor does anyone else or me, but when you suffer, you must remind yourself of the dignity of your suffering. It is your cross to bear!
The insight is that “your own sufferings participate in Passion of Christ “ I guess Luke knew all this well about how to play and chain the minds of the next generations of Christians, as he says “If anyone would come after me, let him take up his cross and follow me” and “take up his cross daily”. Hardcore Christians are very firm on this basic concept issued by Luke on behalf of Jesus Christ.
Three major events at the death of Jesus Christ should allow us to confirm at least by the historical record
1) A BLACKOUT OF SUN
2) AN EARTHQUAKE
3) MASS RISING OF DEAD.
Despite Christian apologists making 2000 years of effort to find corresponding sources of confirmations for the above, no where close they have reached in discovering or perhaps inventing something more reliable. The scriptural reference to explain the above phenomena do not reflect anywhere in the world or authenticate in any other historical writings about this? This should have been the spine cracking event of all times, but Christians fail to validate this outside the Bible.
The earliest writings about Jesus, from Paul and others, contain no details of his life. The only reliable information that we really have about Paul comes from his letters in his name. If Paul had lived in the first century, the earliest copies of the letters are from the 3rd& 4th century. The early Christian sects varied in belief & their concepts and they did not accept Pauline writings as the inspired word of God. The early church fathers also didn’t acknowledge Pauline letters as God inspired works. In fact the originality of Paul’s letters is dubious. The Gnostic leader Marcion had copies of Paul’s letters that he claimed to be original and he declared that his opponents (Catholics) had inserted statements into their counterfeit copies to comply with the Catholic doctrine. It’s clear, that any potential changes done by the Roman Catholics to suit their concepts. Therefore, prior to this inclusion Pauline letters were never considered inspired, thus its evident that the Pauline letters are interpolations and not Divine.
Justin Martyr & Tertullian ( The early church fathers ) had more opposition than Paul or Peter during the early stage of Christianity. During those years many mysterious religions existed throughout the Roman Empire, these mysterious religions had several rituals & rites pre-dating Christianity. Today we notice these same rituals & practices of cup of blood, bread of life, Eucharist, etc., practiced by over Billion believers worldwide. When Justin Martyr was confronted by his critics debating on these rituals being copied by Christians, he said “which the wicked devil has initiated in the mysteries of Mithras, commanding the same thing to be done. For, that bread and a cup of water are placed with certain incantations in the mystic rites of one who is being initiated, you either know or can learn “ ( First Apology; Justin Martyr , 150 CE ).
Justin Martyr states that ‘wicked devils’ have initiated these mysteries in the Mithras religions because these rituals existed before the Christian religion; the claim was that Satan had initiated these mysteries in advance of Jesus. I find there is problem with the logic of Justin Martyr, however one thing is for sure the Christian rituals are similar to Mithraism rituals. Many of the practices, such as baptism and sacred meals, which were part of Paul’s teachings, were already thousands of years in use among the mystery religions in Greece, Roman & Egyptian world. The Christian cult around the world which fundamentally glorifies them as the true religion have copied and corrupted the ancient Egypto-Gnostic Mythology. We can only debunk this Judeo-Christian fraud by looking into the ancient Egyptian written works, which pre-dated Judeo-Christianity by thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians did not take the scriptures literally, but did signify it fully in terms of mythology and secret wisdom of astronomy.
One fact concealed is the connection between the Semitic Jehovah and Satan. In fact I observe both as same. A reading of the Old Testament, especially the books of Exodus & Deuteronomy, details of bloodlust and mass murder that are done in the name of God should align the doubt of any rational reader as to the identity of Jehovah. In 25000years of Egypt’s history the civilization and study of science was at the peak (which we now observe in 21st century). Pythagoras, Plato and many Greek Philosophers, visited Egypt to study religion and sciences of that country. Apparently with the coming of Judeo-Christian religions the bloodshed started in the world. Romans, Greeks, Druids, Irish, and Indians were all frequent travellers to Egypt to become learned men & women. The mystic letters of I.H.S., familiar from our childhood on altar fronts, embroidery in gold thread by pious ladies, were used as symbols of Bacchus and venerated in his temples by unreasoning but faithful worshippers just as we do today. Thors hammer was a cross. The Gospel itself is undisputedly Greek origin as Hebrew creation. The essential doctrines of Greek religion were imported from Egypt.
There is also Jewish Cabala, containing an explanation of the priestly secrets and mysteries of the Hebrews, but no one at the present day can fully understand it. One can understand how much today the doctrines and present religions have been concocted and corrupted from the ancient science and wisdom. Many of the mysteries of our Holy books are not understood by our clergy and can never offer us a full-fledged explanation. The deplorable fact, which we have now to regret is, that the priests who ought to be able to tell us the meaning of the scriptures, which they undertake to expound, know nothing whatever of their real significance. It is probable, that there is not a single Christian priest who knows what the canon of the Church is, or why a certain office or literary arrangement is canonical or what makes it so. He would deny the Old Testament and Gospel are allegorical books but has no explanation to offer for the absurdities which occur in it. The modern priests and pastors to whom we naturally turn for instruction in the mysteries of the church, is the very last person from whom we are likely to get information. Let us therefore leave these unaware people on in their cult.
“ The great mass of women and common people cannot be inclined by mere force of reason to devote themselves to piety, virtue and honesty: superstition must therefore be employed and even this insufficient without the aid of marvelous and the terrible. For what are the thunderbolts, the aegis, the trident, the torches, the dragons, the barbed antique theology, but fables employed by the founders of states as bug bears to frighten timorous minds? “(STRABO’S GEOGRAPHY BK.1.CH2.V8)
Theology, in its various forms, has always been the epitome of art, and constituted the law for its guidance. The ancient Egyptians only communicated by symbols and parables, this constituted the most important form of mystical, yet literary art. We find the in four Gospels the writers have implied mysteries, symbols, parables & signs throughout their narration, indeed an Egyptian style of narration. Today everything has changed. Theology has dropped her secrets; her symbols have become meaningless ornaments and parables no longer understood.
The biggest mystery concealed in Genesis is the creation of man (Adam) by God in his own image. This is the cover, a false cover to conceal the identity of woman (Female – Eve). If the creation consists of male & female in all species on planet then there has to be a source of creation somewhere which understand and knows more then us about the male & female concept. Its evident that the heavenly kingdom ( if there is any ) should have male & female Gods both. I fail to understand, why we consider our creator/ or our supreme being as male. If the idea of female originated from God, that means there has to be a female source in the Universe. Even the temptation of Eve as described in Genesis is one way of concealing the identity of female source and to lower her image throughout the generations, due to this one act of disobedience against God. Woman has always been subjected to many traumas and could not possess equal rights with men after this story of Genesis came into theology. If the serpent had to chose woman in that story to tempt, then one thing is for sure , either woman was more wise than man at that time or it is an allegory to lower woman in eyes of the mankind forever for this act. Everything around and about wisdom was connected to woman in the ancient world. Before the Judeo-Christian era the woman held equal rights & also spiritual rights throughout the world. The Bible hides the real potential and powers of wisdom of woman right from the beginning chapter of Genesis. Man & woman are both attributes of God and his creation and similarly we all have attributes of God in us. If woman is blamed for mans fall then we should look at the origin of the fall closely. Prior to creation we have heard & read stories of fall of angels, later the same group of angels condemned to Hell. Today we call their leader Devil, Satan or Lucifer, an adversary of God. Its certain that if those angels were fallen fro sin and if all this happened in heaven, so it means that heaven had sin even before the temptation of Eve. Did sin originate in heaven ? If God placed the serpent in the Garden of Eden, which means God is in possession and total control of evil. I know this theory is not plausible by most, but I am examining and explaining with pure logic what is hidden in our scriptures and how we are taken for a fake spiritual ride by the invisible authors of the Gospels – “Alias the word of God”.
Mennasseh Ben Israel, a writer of the 19th century says “God delivered to Moses the written law and the commentary called the oral law which was to be retained mentally and transmitted traditionally. Its therefore termed ‘Cabala’ – (received) “.
Hebrew language is considered as the ‘Holy tongue’ and proceeds from consummate ‘wisdom’, which is infinite; each word in itself contains the profoundest mysteries.
R. Simon Ban Jochai says in Zohar, “Woe to him who imagines that the law only contains superficial structure of narration…”
Doctrines of Nasseni seem to show their creed derived from Cabala and has valuable illustration of its meaning. The Nasseni were Christian Gnostic sect, who worshipped logos under the name and image of serpent. They were Hebrew origin , they took their word NACHASH, a serpent a Hebrew word. The Nasseni affirm concerning spirit of the seed that its cause of all existing things and is the secret and unknown mystery of the universe concealed and revealed among the Egyptian’s, who, after the Phrygians, are of greater antiquity than all mankind, and were the first to proclaim rites and orgies of all Gods as well as the unspeakable mystery of Isis.
According to Josephus, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt in seventh Olympiad ( 749 BC ) but this date is uncorroborated, and agrees with no other account. The LXX declare that he lived in A.M. 3839, the Hebrews put the year of exodus A.M. 2423. None of these dates, however, can be supported by any authentic evidence outside the above whatsoever.
According to St. Clement, “therefore some who say that 300 cubits ( Tan,300 ) are symbol of the Lords sign “ ( Miscell Bk 6 Ch 9 ) The letter Tan or cross, was the emblem of the Phallus , predated Christianity. Noah’s Ark was 300 cubits in length.
A perfect lucidity and yet confusing, meaningless quote by St. Athanasius: “ …one God in Trinity, and Trinity in unity; neither conforming the persons, nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost”.
This is the Christian Trinitarian basis or the Catholic dogma. An explanation can never be given by any Christian. I fail to understand why God would like to triple roles . The Judeo-Christian God is nothing but derived from mythos to catch the imagination and religious belief of an ignorant mind. It simple an ignorant worshipper who is caught in this faith drama can never look beyond the Christian era to understand the earlier similarity with the Egyptian mythos.
We strive for unknown mysteries, mystics & traditions, which has always given us confused theories with confound meanings which are yet difficult in present day to understand without study of Egyptology. Science has great future, but today its limited. We linger between the religious dogmas and quest for science without aspiring to see reasoned truth and thoughts that we are never been able to express.
A glimpse at Clementine Homilies, an inspired writings by the faction of Peter., by them Paul is designated as “Hostile Man” and an ‘ANOMOS’ ( Lawless ), here Peter flung backs at Paul, says “Thou hast opposed thyself as an adversary against me, the firm rock, the foundation of the Church”. Pauls conversion according to Peter is abnormal and attributed as the false Christ, Gnostic and Spiritualistic as opposed to historic Christ . ( Homily 17 ) : Peter obviously hits back at Paul “Can anyone be instituted to the office of a teacher through visions?”.
Today around the world we find many pastors, priests, saints who try to expand their Churches, Ministries and collection boxes, by their so-called visions about Jesus, Mary or Saints. Several Churches will relate their endless stories about the visions, end times prophecies, and redemption. Is this not directly contradictory to Peters statement, a statement from the Rock of Christianity., Why are the Christians overlooking today the most important part instructed by the Church father himself?
Although the feud between Peter, James, John against Paul has always been a black mark in the early church history ( If it ever was true ). This feud between their historic Christ’s apostles and spiritual Christ’s apostle, if dug further, can only lead us to the myth of Jesus Christ and the abnormalities’ of the Church and its dogma. That’s the reason Peter tells his disciples not to publish true Gospel until the rise of the Anti-Christ, that’s none other than his arch rival Paul. As Paul would rent out more and more of his gnostic Christ through his Epistles, at the opposite side Peter had to wait until the passing away of his rival, so that in future Peter and his disciples could openly preach their Gospel, unlike the secret preaching which they were carrying on at that time. However, the founders of the unified Gospel and the creators of the Roman Catholicism had to later, merge, forge, compile, falsify Peters, Paul’s , James, Johns & Peters teaching or ascribe teachings to them in our todays Holy Gospel. Interestingly the Gospel compilers seem to be either under pressure to compile the gospel or overlooked certain contradictions, which can be seen by an intelligent or logical person, to figure out the lies of Christian book , the total messed up Holy Bible. Even the early Church fathers Justin Martyr was from Peters group and Peters disciples had always shun away Paul and his Gospel as false. Alarmingly even the Book of Acts, a history about Paul, never mentions Paul’s martyrdom or death in Rome.
Many of the meanings of the scriptures have still to be ascertained and that even pre-dating back prior to the Judeo-Christian era. The ancient Egyptian scribes were as much puzzled as we are today while reading over scriptures. The copying of the older texts into new scriptures or religions manuscripts was nothing new to every religion that we know today. The gaps and profound unexplained meanings in scriptures is owing to carelessness, ignorance or weariness, that they made blunders which modern student of theology is unable to explain or correct.
The story of creation in EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS , as told by the God NEB-ER-TCHER ( Lord to the uttermost limit) & the character of God suggests that the word “limit” refers to time & space, in fact the everlasting God of the universe. The name occurs in Coptic texts, and then appears to possess all attributes of Gods in modern nations. The existence of NEB-ER-TCHER or origin is not explained, believed to be almighty & invisible power which filled all space.
MAAT – Goddess of law, order, truth and the “heart of the God Ra”. She assisted NEB-ER-TCHER to transform as a creator KHEPERA in arranging his thoughts and their visible forms for creation. She also plays a major part of WISDOM, as described in BOOK OF PROVERBS, for it was by MAAT that he “laid the foundation “ ( PROVERBS , viii, 22ff) it appears that the entire Egyptian verse is copied word to word in our current Old Testament .
I have come to look upon as constituting the unpardonable sin of the father and mother against the helpless innocence of infancy is permitting the mind & soul of their children to be inoculated with old false orthodox dogmas and delusions, by allowing them to believe that the fables of ancient mythology are sacred and solely true “WORD OF GOD”. Its like after 500years parents will teach their children that Lord of the rings , Harry Potter & Narnia are true historical stories and the heroes within are sons of God or God himself divine. It took almost half of my life to throw of the mass of corrupting error instilled into us during our childhood. Unfortunately the mass of people never get rid of this infection, nor stop from giving the disease to others. My logical questioning of the Christian dogmas and doctrines which seemed to me finally inexplicable and unintelligible were extremely mysterious and true explanation to them is death to their false pretentious. Take the doctrine of Trinity for instance; no theologian throughout all Christendom gave intelligible account of its origin and primary meaning.
However, when I went beyond theology and researched mythology in Pre-Judeo-Christian era, I discovered Trinity all over the world, the triangular God or Triune that pre-dated religions. Myths & allegories whose significance was once unfolded to the initiates in ancient mysteries, have been adopted in ignorance, and re-issued as real truths divinely vouchsafed to mankind for first time in Hebrew writings.
The Hebrew devil, or Satan means opponent or adversary and the first great natural adversary recognized by primitive man was Darkness – simply DARKNESS, the constant & eternal enemy of the light – that is, the power of darkness was literal before it became metaphorical, moral or spiritual. The first form of devil was female , called “Dragon of Darkness”, who was TIAMAT in Akkad, and TYPHON in Egypt. Typhon gave birth to SUT, who later became Egyptian devil – our Satan – ANGRO-MAINYUS ( Persian Devil ). Primitive man didn’t imagine or personify a devil behind visible phenomena that caused the darkness. Hence darkness itself was devil.
Today as deeply rooted in religious beliefs, superstitions, traditions we look for salvation 18 centuries ago, without excavating the nature of humanity from our own selves. Ages and ages have passed with obstruction of religious ignorance, which keeps us bounded to our mythological scriptures just because of the fear of Hell-fire. Humanity has lost its real meaning and mind crippling laws have become sacred religious texts. We cannot look beyond our own selfishness today. We depend fully upon God to work out quick miracles whenever we are faced with pain. Everything in the world is result of cause and effect and sometimes we do get caught in results of the other people’s actions or lawless actions of state, government, natural calamities, sickness etc which we are part of it today. Sometimes it’s not the individual’s actions that we result in loss or pain but also actions from outside our own control, but that is the effect of social life or an organized society that we live in today. The leaders, State, theology and religion keep us grounded with chains, so that we are never able to break out from the fear & scriptural prejudice. The Religion tool is the most used tool to manipulate mass and to create turmoil by the leaders and governments. Politics number resource – Religion. Ultimately we have lost our ability to understand true humanity, peace, and stopped understanding our very basic nature of instinct.
Eternally the creator intends to show us that humanity is one, and the family is more than an individual, nation is more than the family and the entire human race is more than the nation and if we do not accept this revelation lovingly and kindly , then we shall always be caught in the doctrine of heaven, hell & salvation and the oneness of humanity will never rise. We shall be always killing, invading and destroying others, nature and our own soul. The present age gives the result of honesty mostly as poverty, then the church goes on to say that its because these people do not visit church they ended up like this.