THE ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY
The Modern day Christianity generally believed and taught that Christianity was founded by the Savior Yahushua from Nazareth when He was on earth. The big question that comes to my mind immediately is, which particular sect was the one He originated ? This is very important, for any thinking person knows that there are over thousands of sects making up Christendom,and no two agree entirely. Naturally, the Savior did not inaugurate so many conflicting divisions. so who did inaugurate them?. The Roman Catholic Church claims to be the one and only church of God and the true bride of Christ, and that all Protestant sects are heretics. On the other hand, the Protestants deride the Catholic Church as the harlot mother of Revelation 17; 5, not knowing that the same text condemns them likewise, so the question is who are the true origin of modern day Christianity? lets find out.
Those that are knowledgeable the facts knows that Christendom is made up of Christian nations, whose faith was founded not by the Yahushua our Savior from Nazareth, but by pagan philosophers a generation after the death of Messiah's immediate followers. Christianity is an apostate, as we can readily prove. Todays
denominations, sects, churches or factions, which make up modern Christianity, are not followers of Yahushua Savior of the world or the doctrine He taught, the life He lived, the worship He practiced, are not those of modern Christianity.
Christianity is Hellenic paganism, nationalised by Roman emperors for national solidarity. It was moulded from the doctrines of Plato, Socrates and the Gnostic Grecian philosophers. Christianity is but a newer name of the old religion of the philosophers. It is moulded after them in doctrine, in practice, in worship and in name !
The Encyclopedia Britannica has this to say relative to this appeasement policy of the ( apostate ) church:
Nothing perhaps has tended more thoroughly to corrupt Christianity than the introduction into it of superstitions which are really pagan themselves, or have been suggested by pagan practices. Paganism, unable to oppose Christianity successfully, had done much to corrupt it, and in numberless ways had made inroads into its purity."
During the time of the Roman Empory Christianity, as such, was not firmly established as a religion until the time of Constantine the Great, who needed a national religion to solidify his empire. ( Same as Jeroboam 1 Kings 12; 26-33 ) He, therefore, adopted the new religion then going into apostasy, and made it into a national sect. He not only caused its acceptance as the one and only religion of the empire, but he formulated its policies, and caused to be accepted its doctrines, and stigmatised as heretics those who would not accept the new religion, banishing them from his kingdom, or putting them to death. Anyone may verify the above by referring to any religious encyclopedia on the life of Constantine. Thus began the Roman Catholic Church, from whence sprang the church daughters making up the sects of Christianity.
Yahushua the Messiah was born into this world to a mother who was a maid of Israel, from the tribe of Judah. He was born into a holy household, one which worshiped the Almighty Yahweh according to the doctrine and ritual given by the Most High Yahweh through the Holy Spirit to His prophet Moses. Yahushua the Messiah followed this doctrine and there is not one iota of evidence in New Testament records that the Yahushua ever departed from the religion of his people Judaism, which was the Scriptural worship of the prophets, the Holy Scripture, but, rather to obey them, fulfilling them in every yod and title. Think not I am come to destroy, but to fulfil. Matt. 5; 17. Yahushua taught the same precepts of holiness, practiced the same life of righteousness, observed the same sacred feasts, hallowed the same weekly Sabbath day, as did the patriarchs and the prophets before Him. But, for the apostate church of His day, he emphasised the power of a life of holiness so lived that its influence would change the vilest sinner, making him whole in body and spirit again. It was the message of the prophets placed into practice of His life, and in the lives of His immediate followers This life of holiness not only influenced individuals, but through them affected the course of nations, and remodeled the world, in a fashion. But the Savior died, then ascended, and His disciples carried on after Him, until they, too, died. As long as the immediate followers of the Messiah lived, they patterned their doctrine and manner of life after that of their Savior, for they were mainly of the Jewish ( Judean is the correct word, and hereafter used as such ) nation, and from the Israelite faith. They continued to live, to teach, to worship, as true Israelites, following the example of their Master.
After the destruction of Jerusalem, in the year 70, the Judeans were dispersed ( as prophesied by Messiah in (Matt. 12; 30) into all parts of the Roman Empire; and the disciples of the Messiah, being of the tribe of Benjamin, were scattered with the others. With them, these disciples took pristine faith, which they had received from the Savour. They formed assemblies wherever they went, and so the true faith was sown throughout the world
From among the nations where they were scattered, the true believers gathered proselytes to their true faith, and so the assemblies grew in members made up from the various nationalities mixed with believers from the nation of Judah. These new numbers, however, had been connected with other religions then, just as it is now. And then, as now, there was no salvation in them ! When these converts came into the fold from the pagan religions they neglected to leave all their former beliefs behind, but often brought their paganistic doctrines and practices into the true fold.
"The propensity of the rude and uneducated converts from paganism to cling to the festival rites of their forefathers proved to be invincible, so that it was seen to be necessary to seek to adopt the old usage's to the new worship rather than to abolish them altogether; moreover, although the Empire hand became Christian, it was manifestly expedient that the old ( pagan ) holidays should be recognised as much as possible in the new arrangement of the calendar." Encyclopedia Britannica. In time, as the true believers from Judea died off and the ones who held to the true faith decreased in numbers, the other element which had been proselytes from the pagan religions became the dominant force in the new faith, and soon, except for isolated instances, the new religion became a mongrel, a half-breed, part pagan and part true faith. It was not the faith of the Messiah, nor was it the old time paginate, nor was it known by any of the former names, but became known, in time, as Christianity. This change was gradual, beginning even in the time of St. Paul, and culminating in the Roman Catholic State Church during the reign of Constantine.
Unto this time ( the fall of Jerusalem, A.D.70 ) the church had been regarded by the Roman government and by the people at large as a branch of the Judean religion; but henceforth Judeans and Christians were apart. A small section of the Judean Christians endured for two centuries, but with ever decreasing numbers, ( Messiah said as in Luke 18; 8, " .......when the Son of Man cometh, will He find faith on earth ?") the Ebionites, a people by themselves, scarcely recognised by the general church and despised as apostates by their own race. "
The earliest Christianity was Judaistic in every way,i.e., it was, in essence, a Judaistic Reformation with the addition of Messianic principles which had been already current among the Judeans for about two centuries. Judaistic Christianity, however, practically disappeared after the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70." Funk & Wagnall's New Std. Encl. - Article Bible.
In the wars with the Judeans, the Romans considered them as enemies, as indeed they were. This feeling influenced the people of the Roman Empire in their attitude towards the true disciples , who were mainly from Judea. Many of the citizens of the empire refused to have anything to do with the new sect, because they consider it Judean. Even the members of the assemblies from the nations were influenced by this spirit, and said, " Let us have nothing in common with the rabble of the Judeans," and so everything in the new faith which had a taint of Judaism was discarded, and a new religion formed which had nothing Judean about it.
The new creation was Christianity, but not the faith of the Messiah. Christianity is not the faith of the Messiah, but Judaism. The modern day Christianity is an amalgamation of paganism and Judaism, sprinkled with a tincture of the true faith as taught by the Messiah.
As long as the church was mainly Judean, the Hebrew Sabbath was kept; but as it became increasingly Gentile, the first day ( Sunday ) gradually took the place of the seventh.
Not only was the Sabbath dropped from the new religion, and Sunday ( a holiday of the pagans ) adopted; but they likewise rejected the Passover, and the Feast of Unleavened bread, and adopted Lent and Easter Sunday ( Astarte's Sun-day ).
The Feast of Tabernacles and the Day of Atonement were forgotten, and the birthday of the Sun-god took their place as Christmas;
Sprinkling took the place of immersion;
immortality of the soul, adopted from paginate, replaced the doctrine of conditional eternal life;
This new church, different, was Christianity; and for its deities it adopted various ones from the heathen, discarding the Most High of the Israelite Scriptures, and His blessed Son, Yahushua
The new religion was not the old paganism, but really a new creation. It was a general amalgamation, made up of various beliefs of the new members of the old cults. They took something from one and another and formed the whole into Christianity; Sunday from pagan Romans, Easter from the pagan Egyptians, Christmas from the pagan Babylonians, the truingod from the Gnostic s; immortality from the pagan Greeks, and some from the teaching of the Messiah, and with many other doctrines were combined, and thus the religion of Christianity was formed, which, eventually, became the state religion of the Roman Empire.
In many places the pagan temples were turned into Christian churches. The services of worship increased in splendour but were less spiritual and hearty than those of former times. The forms and ceremonies of paganism gradually crept into the worship. Some of the old heathen feasts became church festivals with change of name and worshiped. The censors as censors had been swung in the adoration of Bacchus. The girdle and cassock of the priests came from Persia; the veil and tonsure were from Egypt; the alb and chasuble were prescribed by Numa Popilius; the stole was borrowed from the official who used to throw it on the back of the victim that was to be sacrificed; the white surplice was the same as described by Juvenal and Ovid." -Atlantis, pp. 210,211. The pagan temples not only became churches, the heathen festivals became church feasts, the Sabbath was replaced by Sunday, but even the heathen worship was transferred, as they substituted the adoration of the Virgin Mary for the worship of Venus and Diana.What did the pagan care about the name of the idol, or the name of the religion, just so that he could understand that it was the same. So the new religion adopted the statues of Venus and Diana, Jupiter, or Zeus, Apollos, etc., and chiseled off the pagan names, and engraved thereon the new names adopted for the new religion, called Christianity. The heathen had been worshiping Diana, or Venus, so they were now adoring the Virgin Mary. They had worshiped Zeus, or Jupiter, as the supreme deity, so now they were told the new name was Theos, or Dios, or God. There saviour was Zeus, so now they were to accept Jesus ( Iesous, or Zeus ). Pagan temples became Christian churches, pagan idols became holy-days, pagan rites and ceremonies became Christianised - and so was born Christianity.
The Hebrew prophets worshiped the Creator of the world, and to them He had revealed that His name was Yahweh (Isa 42 :8 ) The prophet declares this was the only name ( Pls. 83; 18 ) of the Almighty. Just as Scripture reveals that there is only one Supreme Almighty, so it also declares that He has but one name, and that name is Yahweh 7 000 times the sacred Scriptures reveal that sacred name to man. The patriarchs, the prophets, the Savior and His disciples worshiped the only true Creator and called upon Him by His only revealed name of Yahweh or the shorter form YHWH then the saviour was with man and He worshiped the Mighty One of Israel, and knew and taught the sacred name. He prayed, " I have manifested Thy name unto the men Thou gavest Me out of the world." John 17; 6. " I have kept them in Thy name." John 17; 12. " I have declared upon them Thy name." John 17; 26.After the death of the disciples, Yahweh was no longer the one worshiped in the Assemblies, and the gods of the nations ( Yahushua warned the judean that another one would come in his own name, and that man will listen to him, John 5; 43, another , 2 Cor. 11; 4 ), took His place in the Bible, and the new religion. The prophet said, " All nations walk, every man in the name of his god, but we will walk in the name of Yahweh Mighty one to times aged-abiding and beyond. " Micha 4; 5. When the Sacred Writings were translated into the tongues of nations, the translators ignored the sacred names revealed in the Scriptures, and inserted the names of the national deities in the place of Yahweh In every case the national deity in opposition to Yahweh as placed in the honoured position. Each of the nations worshiped a supreme deity, and it had a national name. Where such a name could be used, it was placed in the translations. And thus, foreign gods received the praise, the honour, the worship, which were justly Yahweh's that is why the Almighty declares, " I Am Yahweh that is My Name, and My esteem will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images." Isa. 42; 8." The god of nineteen-twentieth of the Christian world is only Bel, Moloch, Zeus, or at least Osiris, Mithras or Adonai, under another name, worshiped with the old pagan ceremonies and ritualistic formulas. It is the statue of Olympian Jove, worshiped as the Father, in the Christian church that was a pagan temple; it is the statue of Venus, become the Virgin Mary. temple; it is the statue of Venus, become the Virgin Mary.
The word, pagan, according to Webster's International Dictionary;
1. Heathen, a follower of a polytheistic religion. ( as in ancient Rome )
2. One that has little or no religion and that is marked by a frank delight in and uninhibited seeking after sensual pleasures and material goods: an unrestrained irreligious hedonist and materialist < is a ~ of the decadence...takes the world with exquisite nonchalance and prefers a well-ordered dinner to a dissertation on the immorality of the soul - T.L.Peacock >
Yahweh is not the supreme one of Todays modern Christianity because the songs, the prayers, the praise, and the honour, ascend to the name of a foreign god, in every language under the heaven. ( Even Adonai, the Jewish form of the pagan god Adonis.) The Greeks pray unto Kurios and Theos; Strong's exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, # 2962; Kurios; by implicating Mr. a respectful title: - God, lord master, Sir. In other words not the name of Yahweh. The Germans unto Herr and Gott; the Poles unto Bog and Pan ! the English unto Lord and God. Hosea 2; 16. and shalt call Me no more Baali, from the Companion Bible Baali = Lord. And so it is throughout Christendom. The name of Yahweh is ignored by the apostate religion. When the Savior was born into the world his mother was a Hebrew maid of the tribe of Judah; but His Father was the Almighty whose name alone is Yahweh Strong's, Hebrew # 3050; Yahushua is the sacred name as He was the Son of Yahweh as evident that He would carry His Father's name, and He plainly states saying, " I am come in My Father's Name." John 5; 43. Our translated scripture says that Yahweh's Son's name is Jesus a compound word of i.e. and Zeus. But remember the heavenly messenger spoke unto a Hebrew, and declared His name in the Hebrew, which the writer explained to mean, "Yah is Salvation." This name, Yahushua was objectionable to the Greeks and Romans, who hated the Judeans, and so it was deleted from the records, and a new name inserted. Yahushua was thus replaced by i.e.-Sous, now known to us as Jesus.
The new religion was known as Christianity, because the supreme deity of it was called Christos, and so we ask, whence came Christos ? The Hebrews called their coming Savior the Messiah. The disciples of the Savior accepted Him as such, and to them He was known as Yahushua the Messiah. The Greeks, however, rejected the Hebrew name, and called Him Christos, similar to Chrisna ( Krishna ), name of the deity-saviour of the East. Among the people of the East, a sun-god saviour was worshiped by the name of Krishna, and so among the Greeks of the new religion the Savior was known as Kristos, or Christos. Thus the Sanskrit name was of the Indian messiah became the name of the messiah of the new religion, and it was known as the new Christian ( Krishna ) faith.The religion revealed in the Scriptures is the worship of the Creator, whose Name alone is Yahweh.
baal is not the Creator, Adonis is not the Almighty, Pan is not the Holy One, neither is Lord, Kurios or God. Yahweh is the Supreme One the Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth the beginning and the end the ONE and ONLY Yahweh, Worship Him only. ps 91; 14, " Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will deliver Him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name." The only Savior in the Scripture is the Yahushua the Son of Yahweh who has come to restore us with Yahweh through RIGHTEOUSNESS alone. He came in His Father's Name and by that we must adore Him. Away with the pagan name Christ, heathen name Jesus, and exalt the Savior, Yahushua, the Son of Yahweh by His own name. Let's forget Christianity with its pagan worship and pagan deities, pagan festivals, pagan doctrine. Matt. 6; 33, " But seek ye FIRST the kingdom of Yahweh and His RIGHTEOUSNESS; and all these THINGS ( from verses 31 and 32 ) shall be added unto you." Righteousness, get back to the old ways, Jer. 31; 21. Our entreaty today to the reader is to consider well his ways so that he can enter the rest; Hebr. 4; 11, " Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest ( be sure to read 3; 10 and 11 as well as Matt. 7; 21-23 !!), lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Reject all traditions and commandments of man, and worship Yahweh in Spirit and in Truth. May Yahweh bless you.
Isaiah 2:3 And many people will go and say; Come and let us go up to the Mountain of Yahweh, To the House of the Father of Yaaqob, and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths
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