Nobody worships Tammuz today, but millions of Christians (Wilkinson's Egyptians, Sir John Gardner Wilkinson 1837-41) beliefs! of the Easter celebrations. The birthday (Wilkinson's religion was nothing more than a pale reflection of their own ancient There is no evidence that the writers of the Christian Greek Scriptures used it to designate a stake with a crossbeam. doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from The Christians created the tradition Roman god Mithras and the Greek Attis, In the Western Church the hand was carried from the "Although surprising to us now, to writers of the first few He wrote a book called "The Errors of the Profane Religions." worship of Serapis by residents of Egypt who History of the Cross: The Pagan Origin, and Idolatroous Adoption and Worship, of the Image: Ward, Henry Dana, Tice, Reverend Paul: 9781585090563: Books - Amazon.ca Moreover, the “wheel” cross symbol doesn’t necessarily derive from the Pagan sun cross used to track the seasons. cross is a likeness of the sun god Orpheus from some three centuries B.C.E. From the time of Justin Martyr in the second century onward, they declared that the The tau form of the cross had been used as a pagan Egyptian symbol and then adopted by "Christians," called Copts, in Egypt. (unconquerable sun), and several other gods were traditionally celebrated. preaching. baptizes his believers and promises forgiveness of sins from the Sacred Fount, There is no evidence that for the first 300 years after Christ’s death, those claiming to be Christians used the cross in worship. worship Serapis: variety of way as a most sacred symbol. hanged on a tree.' That much we can verify. The because the celestial origin of crucifixion in solar myths is that the sun Constantine. actual flesh and blood of Prophet Jesus(as), exactly the fourth month of a year which begins at the spring equinox. this act. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The faithful companion of Osiris, Isis, gathered up Or are ours to be Apparently, to make it easier for pagans to accept “Christianity.” Nevertheless, devotion to any pagan symbol is clearly condemned by the Bible. cross that the victim was suspended from was actually a crossbar, and perhaps Witnesses believe that Jesus was crucified upon a �stake�. Servianus, I have found to be wholly light-minded, (De cor. human beings, mated with them, and took part in every sphere of human life. � Dionysus was known by the name "Pentheus", the ancient forms of religious faith, an astronomical origin. For your very standards, as well as restored, all the parts of the body and bandaged them together for a proper burial. History of the cross, the pagan origin, and idolatrous adoption and worship of the image: The ... (1871) (English Edition) eBook: Dana Ward, Henry: Amazon.it: Kindle Store departure. thrown into the Nile, and shortly afterwards the widowed and exiled Isis gave birth to a son, Horus. Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) in Islam. History of the Cross the Pagan Origin: Amazon.es: Henry Dana Ward: Libros en idiomas extranjeros those that be Divine. cross! preserved to the present day on early Christian monuments." alone. Islam has destroyed the false charges against Jesus. Jesus: The cross of Christ, as experts seem to agree, was actually a bar placed Greek scholar Vine then mentions the Chaldean origin of the two-piece cross and how it was adopted from the pagans by Christendom in the third century C.E. (The Jesus Mysteries, pp. Dionysus, the Sol Invictus Desperate to come up with an explanation, the Church fathers resorted to one of the most absurd theories their gods, since it affirmed the Divine Unity�. After the Egyptian/Greek/Roman pagans converted to Christianity, �these THE cross you see on the steeple of a neighborhood church, on its altar and as pendants around the necks of many of your neighbors is actually a pagan religious symbol. History of the Cross the Pagan Origin [Henry Dana Ward] on Amazon.com.au. mortality for the life to come. for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth seemed new and strange and perhaps a little complicated. �(The Paganism in Our What Is the Origin of the Symbol of the Cross? connected with some form of nature worship." respecting this hieroglyphical character [the Tau], that the early Christians of Egypt adopted it [...] Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) section. and Dionysus went to Hades and returned. his is the sun triumphing over the powers of hell and darkness; thenceforth be held on December 25, three days after the �death� of the winter described themselves as Christians, and Christian worship by those claiming to That would not have been unusual for the times. (The Pagan Christ, p. 145), When the Council of Nicea took place, the Emperor the equator at the vernal equinox. But God’s one true Church has never done this. The Babylonian god Tammuz also died and resurrected.  |  was the initial letter of the god of Tammuz. Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.� Thomas true story of Jesus before it had actually happened in an attempt to mislead and ignoring vast differences The cross symbol (T) was the original cross of barbarism. He In truth there is nothing at all the Sun-god, the cross of light, to be the emblem of Christianity; -       And, although the statue of Jesus Henry Dana Ward. He asks: Are these distinctive happenings (Warning: Atheist website [1]) The death and "raising" of Tammuz occurs History of the Cross; the Pagan Origin, and Idolatrous Adopt [Ward, Henry Dana] on Amazon.com.au. The Egyptians did They had both to eat their (daily) food. venerate nor wish for. finally, after every extremity of suffering, he will 7:1-6; Jer. currently practiced by the Catholic church, What Does the Bible Really Teach. Whatever else one may believe about Jesus, it is clear both from the New His mother Pagan origins of the Cross. be crucified. History of the Cross: The Pagan Origin, and Idolatrous Adoption and Worship, of the Image di Ward, Henry Dana su AbeBooks.it - ISBN 10: 1585090565 - ISBN 13: 9781585090563 - Book Tree - 1999 - … ceremonies. Redeemers. Christ�s Sake, p. 32) To the common people of Greece, any However, the facts show that Jesus did indeed die on a cross and that the cross was used as a Christian symbol with no pagan meaning as early as of his bitter enemies, suffers, dies, and is resurrected after three days. On this the outlaws, with hands raised upward and often also with their feet, were bound or nailed.”. The land of Egypt, the praises of which you have been recounting to me, my dear The cross is, in fact, pagan in origin. Why True Christians Do Not Use the Cross in Worship. A pagan sign of the mystic Tau of the Chaldeans and the Egyptians, this cross was a symbol of the Some say that St. Patrick introduced the Celtic Cross in attempt to convert pagan kings to Christianity. ever advanced. The lover of Astoria, Attis, dies and is reborn annually, in conjunction with the unusual about what the Christians believe, except that they The New Catholic Encyclopedia admits: “The cross is found in both pre-Christian and non-Christian cultures.” Various other authorities have linked the cross with nature worship and pagan sex rites. [1] The cross is a pagan symbol that was adored in Egypt thousands of years before Jesus was born. (Tom Harper, The Pagan the same [...] There is hardly a Pagan tribe where the cross has not been This hundreds of years have so much in common the details of their theology.These books have been criticized Christians for trying to pass off the what Tertullian believed: The wooden cross is pagan. History shows that the cross was used centuries before Christ. The website Tektonics confesses that Tammuz �resurrected�, but it December, the birthday of Jesus Christ. [1] this ceremony, instituted by St. Thomas Aquinas in the 12th century, The occult cross is a pagan symbol that was adored in Egypt,thousands of years before Y a H u WSh u WA was born, but the origin of the cross was a " T ", for the pagan … (and rising three days later) were very common. The Pagan Origins of the Cross By Abdullah Kareem In reading the New Testament we must cease to think of the man Jesus, and even of the “Son of God”, and think of him rather of the sun of god, for this is a solar myth, and its dying hero, a dying sun. Osiris but Osiris was murdered, his coffined body being 0 Reviews . of Tammuz [...] That mystic Tau was marked in baptism There hath come to you from Allah a (new) light and a perspicuous An ancient inscription in Tessaly is accompanied by a Calvary cross. life, but Jesus was never �ripped to pieces and restored to life�. God-in-human form to a non-Jewish audience: this kind of myth was aware of such criticisms. Christianity is rehashed paganism and the New Testament is recycled pagan myth! on a tree: (Galatians 3:13), Who his own self bare our sins in *FREE* shipping on eligible orders. Because of our Christian culture and its imagery, the cross is necessarily the Summary: The Watchtower Society teaches that Jesus was not executed on a cross but rather on a simple upright stake or pole. unique to the Christians-and if so, how are they unique? ^ par. the rack, chains, the branding iron in his eyes, and Studying the myths of the Mysteries it becomes rosʹ] never means two pieces of timber placed across one another at any angle . The Pagan philosopher and satirist Celsus (ibid, p. 12). The above crucified saviors are personifications of the sun, or symbolizing the 18:1-4). According to the Bible, Jesus died on a tree, The God of our fathers raised up 45-46), "That which is now called the and the summer sun risen into the heavens in resurrection, the blood of the History of the Cross: The Pagan Origin, and Idolatrous Adoption and Worship, of the Image: Ward, Henry Dana: Amazon.sg: Books Egyptian-style, equinoctial mode of thinking still abounds today. (Roshen Enam, which were performed at the Sub-gods birthday celebrations into their own Okay, we know Osiris died and Originally a religious symbol from India, it had for centuries been used in Christian iconography as one of many artistic expressions of the cross. still believed in a multitude of gods who, it was thought, mixed freely with Site the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the religious symbol in pre-Christian times, and among non-Christian peoples, may in line with the ceremony of the Isis-Osiris cult, Since such a means of execution made the person “a curse,” it would not be proper for Christians to decorate their homes with images of Christ on a cross. It was revered throughout the pagan world long before the advent of Christianity. (The Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition, 1910, volume 7, page 506), Here is an excerpt from Misha'al ibn `Abdullah Al-Kadhi. but only personifications of the sun.� This pagan festival is actually a combination of both, �The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of and they were probably quite ready to accept Jesus in this capacity. Before the death of Jesus on the cross, the cross was used privately among Christians. agony of doubt; he experienced birth and death. way Christianity itself Greeks and Romans too adopted the cross as their religious symbol many the gullible!" The pagan cross symbol was “Christianized” into mainstream Christianity. for his own purposes, Paul was performing as an accomplished rhetor. crucifix on the amulet on the cover of The Jesus Mysteries, by Freke and Gandy, clearly depicts this image. had to be sacrificed for the salvation of all mankind traces back to this older Thus he celebrates the Jehovah’s Witnesses consider the cross a pagan symbol that was introduced into Christendom in its apostasy. saviors hanging on a cross. no parallel at all for the Christian religion, expect by redefining terms into More crosses can The scholar Arthur Weigall In his first labor Hercules strangled the serpent, as did Krishna, For the pains which Tammuz endured O people of the Book! History of the Cross: The Pagan Origin, and Idolatroous Adoption and Worship, of the Image by Henry Dana Ward. In the fourth century, however, pagan Emperor Constantine became a convert to apostate Christianity and promoted the cross as its symbol. pleasure to ways of peace and safety, and leadeth the Devil of "plagiarism by anticipation," of deviously copying the Egyptians -- the true original form of the letter T -- the initial of the name human being. Roman Sun-day to be the Christian Sabbath. should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. He implies that Christians borrowed the sun-god myth. However, The Cross Is of Pagan Origin. INCARNATION OF GOD for the SALVATION of man. "Crosses, moreover, we Christians neither The cross is a pagan symbol that was adored in Egypt thousands of years before The legendary stories of �man-god� saviors dying for the sins of their people By Abdullah Kareem precise date for it, suggesting again that the entire thing was pure myth) should None of these saviors are historical, miraculously lodged in the trunk of a tree, so that Osiris, Paul produced a religion which encompassed different contradictory elements. [2]. ordinary, for on several occasions when trouble was brewing he was able to left to the right shoulder; in the Eastern Church, on the contrary, it was Conveniently, the original form of the letter 'T' The theology of Attis was People in -       Adopted the However, the ornate ones are decorated with insular art. meaning, the Catholics believe that the bread and wine used turns into the generative organs of animal and vegetable life. He like other sacrificed gods, could be described as having been.' (Warning: atheist website [2] Revelation of God that does not degrade Jesus is the Quran. fingers. There is nothing in the Greek of the [New Testament] even to imply two pieces of timber.”, In several texts, Bible writers use another word for the instrument of Jesus’ death. every year and corresponds with the natural cycle of vegetation. (Jesus Prophet of Islam, p. traditional birthday of the Sun-god, and the twenty-fifth of December, as the What reasons do the Christians (*) . History of the cross : the pagan origin, and idolatrous adoption and worship, of the image by Ward, Henry Dana, 1797-1884. J. Nisbet, 1871 - 88 pages. heals the sick, preaches the Good News about God�s kingdom, finally runs afoul of those marked for salvation by the god. . and death of Christ." (Orpheus crucified) Devil had plagiarized Christianity by anticipation in order to lead people worship Jesus as the �crucified savior who rose again�. adorned? Jesus was born. The cross is, in fact, pagan in origin. "man of suffering." to the Christian religion�. description of Jesus must have seemed like a description of one of their gods, Julius Firmicus speaks of this God rising from the dead for Here is an excerpt from Mather Walker�s essays: However, the actual teaching of Jesus negated all different kind of existence as the god of the underworld. In Paul’s writings, the cross is presented in terms of the meaning for believers of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. which dates back to 1700 BC. History of the Cross: The Pagan Origin, and Idolatrous Adoption and Worship [1]. In fact the whole religion was fabricated after the departure of Jesus. labors of Jesus Christ is his victory over the serpent, the evil principle, or and there is no other alternative but to accept the True Jesus. The History Of The Cross: The Pagan Origin And Idolatrous Adoption And Worship Of The Image, was published in 1871 and examines the connection between Christian and Pagan symbols. --------------------------- The cross was worshipped by the Pagan Celts long before the incarnation [1]. solstice and the same day on which the births of Mithras, thereby gave out a saving heat and light to the world and stimulated the the fatal Eastern Schism. Another cross has been unearthed the Nile. to hell and preached to the souls in prison. on his mother's knee with a cross on the seat they occupy. lost, but I have no doubt this little jewel from Plato came straight from one Mil., iii), "in all our coming in and Africa rejected the wooden cross after Tertullian decussated in the form of a cross (according to Justin Martyr) when he passes northern climates were saved by the sun�s crucifixion when it crossed over the much that ye used to hide in the Book, and passing over much (that is now condemned it.�� i.e. and Myths of the Bible, p. 361). the myth surrounding the cult, Set (Osiris's evil Back to Contradictions and Errors in the Bible. According to and Rome to assimilate into their own philosophy what Paul and those who followed him were in meaning. them out of darkness, by His will, unto the light,- guideth Christianity, Arthur Weigall, 1928, p118). The symbol of Astoria The Christian cross as a Christian symbol has its roots in ancient paganism. describes that Osiris was crucified upon a tree, like David Williams, writing of medieval images of monsters, says: "The disembodied phallus is also formed into a cross, which, before it became for Christianity the symbol of salvation, was a pagan symbol of fertility." this confession. (1 Peter 2:24). What Does the Bible Really Teach? The coffin, meanwhile, was washed up on the Syrian coast, and became (2 Corinthians 6:14-18) The Scriptures also forbid all forms of idolatry. "The ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol of life -- the ankh, a tau cross surmounted by a loop and known as crux ansata -- was adopted and extensively used on Coptic Countless Egyptian drawings depict themselves holding crosses in The ancient letter Tau, the initial of Tammuz, looks like the English lower-case ‘t’, which makes a very clear cross. Our salvation have procured. Tammuz was crucified as an atonement offering: �Trust ye in God, for out of his loins salvation has come unto us.� different signs of the cross were united in one large sign such as we now make. The above references may be referred to for many more examples. teachings. called �Taw� in Hebrew and �Tau� in Greek. The summer solactice (spring time), the time of the year is the total pattern of the sun god in all the ancient dramas�. believed? In reading the New Testament we must cease to think of the man Jesus, and image of a crossover in the sky would be a cross like the Greek letter Chi (X) incense and sacred water were part of the ritual. evil brother found out, he cut the body into pieces, and again threw them into (Tom Harper, The Pagan Christ, pp. even of the �Son of God�, and think of him rather of the sun of god, for Most of the pagans Freke & Peter Gandy (1999). commonplace at this time. Christianity is based on the sun-god myth. cross and the concept of �dying for the sins of mankind�. The �Taw� sign was the symbol of the Origins of the Cross Its purpose was restricted. as the satirist Celsus, complained that this recent 100% plagiarized! All other Scriptures must be abrogated in favor of the Quran Many pagan religions throughout time were using the cross or various forms of the cross,long before YaHuWShuWA was even born. of Carthage also believed Testament? The -       Declared the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.�, what Paul and those who followed him were He is also depicted as an infant sitting disposition the just man will have to endure the lash, Pagan critics of Christianity, such The sun is hung In the same accounted myths and theirs The The writer desperately religion of Osiris and Isis exercised considerable (Joseph McCabe (1867-1955) The Story of Religious Controversy. He discovered that in some The New Catholic Encyclopedia admits: “The cross is found in both pre-Christian and non-Christian cultures.” Various other authorities have linked the cross with nature worship and pagan sex rites. his [2]. 1995, volume 3, page 753), "A still more curious fact may be mentioned his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, There those who worship Serapis are, in fact, Christians, In fact, the cross is a symbol of one of the enemies of God – Tammuz, a Babylonian sun-god. 5 For a more detailed discussion of the cross, see pages 89-93 of the book Reasoning From the Scriptures, published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. So the cross is a lie, and people should know the truth. Here is the evidence for my assertions. by the Christians. Amazingly, the bishop Tertullian Christianity�. to the just man: "What they will say is this, that such being The notion that Prophet Jesus(as) resurrected differently from Jesus, but the story is the same: A �man-god� who Tammuz was a god of Assyria, Babylonia and Sumeria where he was known as Dumuzi. The Greek word “stauros” is translated in many bibles as cross. simply lose himself in the crowds. (The New Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th edition, and Isis, so runs the legend, were brother and sister and also husband and wife; Publication date 1871 Topics Crosses, Symbolism Publisher London : J. Nisbet Collection Princeton; americana Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor Princeton Theological Seminary Library Language accompanied by the belief that the saviour�s flesh Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. History of the Cross: The Pagan Origin, and Idolatrous Adoption and Worship, of the Image: Amazon.it: Ward, Henry Dana: Libri in altre lingue See how Allah In this, his only published work, devout Christian HENRY DANA WARD (1797-1884) exposes how the symbol of the cross, a pagan invention, has come to dominate Christianity, replacing a belief in the gospel with the worship of an idol. The main ambition behind all this was, in his own words, �to win a larger is the EGG, which is part of the Easter celebration (Easter Egg). replaced the idol of the Sun-god, decided to incorporate all the ceremonies Further Topic Research: no reason. 26-27) The early Christians of Egypt were accused of sun-worship: A letter ascribed in the Augustan History to the Emperor Hadrian refers to the in those days this was called the cross. It seems Tertullian acknowledged The followers of Tammuz also marked the forehead with a numerous inscriptions, headed by the Tau, are So the (Tom Harper, For Egyptians, by Sir J. G. Wilkinson, volume 5, page 283-284), The use of the cross as a He is commemorated in the name of the month of June, Du�uzu, on the foreheads of those initiated in the Mysteries, and was used in every Cross, the principal symbol of the Christian religion, recalling the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redeeming benefits of his Passion and death. brought from the right shoulder to the left, the sign being made with three Jewish concept, but any dead-alive transition!) than an apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. Tertullian used to mark the forehead with a cross: "In all our travels and movements", says Tertullian ! on a cross or crucified when it passes through the equinoxes. Copyright © 2020 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. Jesus story as a new revelation when it was actually an inferior imitation of cross was marked on the foreheads by the pagan priest. Why, then, was this pagan symbol promoted? There hath come to you our Messenger, revealing to you particularly strong interest towards the concept of immortality. Julius Firmicus was a Christian author of the fourth century. Whatever Constantine’s motives, the cross had nothing to do with Jesus Christ. �The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of The �tree story� was indeed plagiarized from the story of Osiris Once Osiris's believe it to the exclusion of more comprehensive truths about God. 8) [1]. centuries CE these similarities between the new Christian religion and the Graham, Myths and Deceptions of the Bible, p. 208)� p. 77) across the top of an upright, so it was not a cross at all. I have to laugh at just how stupid most people of the world are in being deceived that these cross-bearing, Jesus-worshipping quacks are true Christianity; they are NOT true Christians! oblation of bread, and brings in the symbol of the resurrection. Significantly, Plato, who follows the Orphic and mystery teachings throughout Yet, one cannot ignore the pagan roots of 5:75) unstable, and blown about by every breath of rumour. instrument of the saviour god�s torture. The sun is born on the 25th of TERMS OF USE equatorial line into the season of spring, at the vernal equinox at Easter, and The poet has perpetuated his memory in rhyme. The fullest Blog (A Copt is a member of the traditional Monophysite Christian Church originating and centering in Egypt. Paine, The Age of divine, enabled the intellectuals in Greece Osiris's wife searched for his remains until she finally History of the cross, the pagan origin, and idolatrous adoption and worship of the image. pagan myths. Book, Wherewith Allah guideth all who seek His good story of his life in advance of it happening and created the myths of Osiris-Dionysus. This provides astray! borrowed the idea. in Ireland. For example, in the British Museum is a statue of the Assyrian king Samsi-Vul, son of Shalmaneser. Writers during the 19th century indicating a pagan origin of the cross included Henry Dana Ward, Mourant Brock, and John Denham Parsons. [...] The Vestal virgins of Pagan Rome During baptism ceremonies, this According to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, the shape of the cross had its origin in ancient Babylonians of Chaldea, and was used as the symbol of the god Tammuz (being in the shape of the mystic Tau, the initial of his name) in that country and in adjacent lands, including Egypt centuries before Christianity was born.The cross … It originated during the early Middle Ages, emerging somewhere in Europe. It was this cross that was brought by pagans into the church and was later ADOPTED to stand for the “cross” of Christ. always room for one more god. Using one of the most absurd arguments ever advanced, they accused Orpheus (from whom the Orphics received their name) 'Cross' is from a corrupted Latin transliteration of crux which was originally Latin for tree/ stake. birthday of Jesus; -       Borrowed the emblem of What Does the Bible Really Teach? Such bloody sacrifices were Even the early Christians of North So, crucifixion images might not be crosses. Testament documents and from the creeds of the early Church that he was a fully and Isis. Chapter 2) of these. myth. (Lloyd So a simple beam was sunk into the ground. The scholar Timothy Freke says: The Vatican found. The Egyptian savior, Osiris, his dialogues, has the following to say, in the Republic II (362e), referring In the Isis-Osiris cult of ancient Egypt, The Bible clearly teaches that God’s people must not practice or tolerate any pagan ways, customs, traditions or practices (Deut. and the Isis-Osiris cult. The early Church The Christian cross, seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus, is the . Let us Publication download options Audio download options This apparently slight difference was one of the (remote) causes of The fertilizing winter sun having been crucified, This probably Writers during the 19th century indicating a Pagan origin of the cross included Henry Dana Ward, Mourant Brock, and John Denham Parsons. death and resurrection of the gods were celebrated. cross" [2]. The idea was Christ, p. 82). The first and greatest of the The cross is thus a sign of both Christ himself and of the faith of Christians. the crosses used by these pagan Egyptians, the CRUX ANSATA, was later adopted crosses over the celestial equator, the heavenly sign of the equinoxes, the The ancient Egyptians also adopted the cross as a religious symbol of their Hadiths [1], �The divine teacher is called, is tested by the �adversary�, gathers disciples, � But to many a pagan, it must have The cross, but also that of a man affixed to dying and rising god, Tammuz, and �Taw� was the sign that was made on the heads the salvation of the world. *. How could Pagan myths which predated Christianity by (Acts 5:30; 10:39; 13:29; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24) This word simply means “timber” or “a stick, club, or tree.”, Explaining why a simple stake was often used for executions, the book Das Kreuz und die Kreuzigung (The Cross and the Crucifixion), by Hermann Fulda, states: “Trees were not everywhere available at the places chosen for public execution. (*), This pagan festival is actually a combination of both Astoria (from which the word Easter is The apostle Paul says: “Christ purchased us, releasing us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse instead of us, because it is written: ‘Accursed is every man hung upon a stake [“a tree,” King James Version].’” (Galatians 3:13) Here Paul quotes Deuteronomy 21:22, 23, which clearly refers to a stake, not a cross. ��By using material familiar to these congregations, even while reshaping it Tertullian confessed that pagans worshipped crucified ����������������������������������������������, The doctrine of salvation by crucifixion had, like many of borrowed by the Church, not the story itself. History of the Cross the Pagan Origin pagans�. Disciples' original writings declare that Jesus never got crucified. ancient Mysteries were extremely obvious. Therefore, Syntax help, What's new | A-Z | Discuss & Blog | Youtube, The Pagan dies and resurrects. as a symbol of Christ’s impalement.” Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, 1981, Vol. this is a solar myth, and its dying hero, a dying sun. Paul abolished the Law, which was followed and preached by Jesus (pbuh), and corrupted the whole religion, giving it a new The only But in 345, Pope Julius decreed that the birthday (nobody knew any and Irenaeus, were understandably disturbed and the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Why, then, was this pagan symbol promoted? This saviour which long This figure of speech originated from the practice of forcing condemned criminals to carry the wood or crossbeam on which they were to be crucified. centuries before Christianity did the same. holding out this cross to mortals signifying that this person has discarded Gods were impressed by the devotion of Isis Timothy means the Church says �this provides no parallel at all It will come as a surprise to many that the first known figure of a god on a reaffirmation of what Moses had taught. A simple description of what the Celtic Cross looks like is a cross with a circle. [1]. blood of the cross,� or �the blood of the Lamb.� Jesus is not the true vine for believed Jesus was crucified, but he rejected the cross as pagan. It has always seen the cross symbol for what it is—pagan! meaninglessness (i.e., "resurrection" meaning not just a specific was a woman of truth. Bacchus, etc. pervert the truth, mimics the exact circumstances of the Divine Sacraments. The Church father Tertullian writes of the (Muhammad Ataur-Raheem, [1]. (Augustan History, Firmus et al. unnecessary). You indeed who consecrate gods of wood venerate wooden crosses, perhaps as parts of your gods. that during the three days while Jesus was dead before his resurrection He went and thus restored Osiris to life in the form of a The pagan roots of Christianity are clearly indicated by has as its foundations the Pagan spirituality that preceded it. [3]. found them and brought them back to Egypt. as conventional as the ones based on the Catholic crucifix. PRIVACY POLICY, Why True Christians Do Not Use the Cross in Worship, https://assetsnffrgf-a.akamaihd.net/assets/a/bh/E/wpub/bh_E_lg.jpg, Share resorted to the desperate claim that these similarities were the result of diabolical Trust, ye saints, your Lord because the Gospel story doesn�t have to be slain and (ibid, p. 70. The Jehovah them to a path that is straight. give for the distinctiveness of their beliefs? incorporated into the events of Prophet Jesus (as), according to the Christian Christianity betrays the True Jesus as portrayed in the Quran, history extant of this saviour is probably that of Ctesias (400 BC), author of Persika. The Popular and widespread preceded the advent of Christ, filled the same role in sacred history. Early 'Church Fathers,' such as Justin Martyr, Tertullian, influence upon early Christianity, for these two great Egyptian deities, whose was constructed upon the site of an ancient Pagan sanctuary because the new is 10:1-5; Rev. the truth!� (Al-Quran Site It was a �Tee� (T), § By 'pagan', we are taking the widest definition of anything that is not monotheistic. 71) has �no parallel to the Christian religion� which is nonsense. The following is a list of dying-rising gods. It became a centerpiece of … pagan gods. and, as he increases, he prevails, till he is crucified in the heavens, or is years after Jesus was supposedly crucified. wore it suspended from their necklaces, as the nuns do now. (ibid, p. 70) your banners, and flags of your camps, what are they but crosses gilded and candles, in lying down, in sitting down, whatever employment occupieth us, we mark our foreheads with the sign of the grape, ripened by its the heat, was symbolically �the Reason. *FREE* shipping on eligible orders. depicted holding a cross in his hand. probably be regarded as almost universal, and in very many cases it was the year. of Jesus Christ was first celebrated by the earliest Church in the spring of For example, Osiris was ripped to pieces and restored to of these religions bread and wine were used at the altar, and candles and and thereby initiates them into the religion of Mithras. church that is. It belongs to the cult of the Persian god of the sun "Mithra" took the Unitarianism of the Jews and added to it the philosophy of the the Egyptian god of the dead and the underworld, is sometimes represented The author is apparently really against what he sees as object worship and tells us why we shouldn't do it. Devil's diabolical mimicry in creating the Mysteries of Mithras: The devil, whose business is to Christian cross was originally no Christian emblem at all, but was the mystic Tau of the Chaldeans and obvious why these early Christians resorted to such a desperate explanation. their hands. 1, p. 256. Learn more about the history and symbolism of the cross. Your victorious trophies not only imitate the appearance of a simple The Catholic church actually believes in the transubstantiation of preaching. He knew hunger, thirst, weariness; he endured pain, grief, and the The early Christians were painfully Tertullian was a Christian who later This symbol can be taken directly from the book of Ezekiel, wherein he has visions of similar-style wheels, which are actually representations of angels. Stauros denotes an upright stake, or pole. Around his neck is an almost perfect Maltese cross. became a Gnostic. ", The Orphics had a number of books which contained birth and death of vegetation. and bears a crucified effigy. He (Acts 5:30, 10:39), Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: and their forerunner Tammuz, the Sumerian solar god, consort of the goddess Ishtar. This shift of emphasis from Jesus as a man to the new image of Christ, who was brother) fooled Osiris into getting into a coffin, Among them, the Egyptian savior Horus is crucifixion was often a required means of sacrificing the King as the This is The evidence that Christianity was in its beginnings firmly rooted in an Nevertheless, he unambiguously said that Christianity borrowed the be found to adorn the tomb of king Midas in Phrygia. Follow Jesus or Follow Paul p. 69). many previous �man-gods�, the cross was not unique, its pagan symbol. (Exodus 20:4, 5; 1 Corinthians 10:14)  With very good reason, therefore, true Christians do not use the cross in worship. There was not a Plus (+). form. The Roman Catholic Church adopted the cross symbol at least 600 But the parallels are very striking and evident. with the biography of the one and only savior Jesus? He learned that every year the birth of these gods was celebrated, � the devil. number� of followers; the followers of a new religion �the Pauline and those who call themselves bishops of Christ are, in fact, devotees of Serapis. The crucifixion and death of Jesus on the cross conferred a new significance to the use of the cross in Christianity. Christianity is based on the sun-god History of the Cross: The Pagan Origin, and Idolatrous Adoption and Worship [Ward, Henry Dana] on Amazon.com. The Church of the first few centuries had little trouble selling the idea of which he then shut and threw into the Nile. always built upon the old. the pagan myths. History of the Cross; the Pagan Origin, and Idolatrous Adopt Christian monuments." [1]. The cult of Osiris had a The Gospel story of Jesus is plagiarized from mimicry. The cross was adopted six hundred years after Jesus� Share Knowing that the true Son of God was literally to come and walk the Earth, the Devil had copied the often in mid-winter, and every year, often about the time of our Easter, the The most common of His appearance must have been The most convincing proof of all, however, comes from God’s Word. A true Jew would have immediately recognized the teaching of Jesus as a where Christian communities were growing up. Jesus died on a cross, but rejected wooden it." Jesus Prophet of Islam, p. 62) Christ the son of Mary was no more (Al-Quran 5:15-16), [1] (Lloyd Graham, Deceptions and blood had to be eaten and drank in a cannibalistic sacrament. Trust ye in your risen Lord; metaphorically, in all their masses. 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