|Background – Origin of the gentile/pagan crosses|
|Origin of the ‘christian’ cross|
There are times that we have to be shaken to wake up. The Roman Church had caused many ideas to sink into those they control during the last sixteen centuries or so. Normally these were to sever ties with the Y’hudim (Jews) and/or Judaism or alternatively to obtain a better reception from the gentile masses they were so keen to absorb into the Church. With the cross it was exactly the same. In this case it was a matter of fitting better with the sun worshipping gentiles.
The question one tends to ask hastily is: “Now what could the Roman Church have done with the Cross? It is, according to all ‘Bibles’ the way Y’hushua (Jesus) paid for man’s sins!” (this is of course yet another lie). Look at the illustration: The two thieves on straight poles! And Y’shua? Who knows? Look at the sun disc, the moon and the star!
The cross in its most simplified form is known in Northern Europe as Odin's cross, after the chief "god" of the Norse pantheon. It is often used as an emblem by Asatruar, followers of the Norse religion.
This cross was represented at times with one long arm and one short arm. It was also represented with arms of equal length and also in a circle, representing the sun. An additional cross was also used occasionally. These represented the spring and autumn equinoxes. Instead of 4 arms there were now 8 arms (sometimes 6). It now also resembles the 8 spoke wheel. This, however, existed long before the wheel was invented. The wheel, however, became an object of worship at a later stage. The cross was used for the layout and design of towns in many places, i.e. Ireland.
Various early forms of the cross and sun wheel
Many of the above are confirmed and/or deducted from rock art and excavations. In the Middle East, however, we have sufficient proof from as early as 1500 BCE that the cross was associated and identified with the sun and thus the ‘sun god.’
The Tau cross also had enormous phallic significance. In reality far more than the equal-armed cross of ancient times. Most of the learned scholars believe that the Tau cross developed from the axe – an ancient symbol of the sun, widely used. It is also evident from a variety of research that the Tau cross was in fact the symbol of the mystic Tammuz. We know that Tammuz is the Babylonian ‘sun god’ and that Adonis and Adoni are respectively the Greek and Phoenician versions.
Two basic forms of the Tau cross
The Ankh cross is the symbol of everlasting life and was worn by the Egyptian (Mitsri) ‘gods’ (elohim) and priests as a mark of ‘godliness.’ The Ankh has yet again, phallic connections. There are even people describing the Ankh as the unity of the male and female sexual organs. The Ankh is also called the Tau by some or the Tau with a “handle”. The Ankh is also the first cross used by the Coptic Christians in Egypt. It also resembles the biological symbol for the female.
The Ankh Cross
Constantine had apparently seen a “cross” in the sky and he was supposed to use this symbol for his victory. What is interesting, though, is that even regarding Constantine’s cross there is no consensus of opinion. Some claim that it was the Greek letter X (which is a guttural G such as the Scottish ‘ch’ in loch). Others claim the letters X and P (Ch and R) from the Greek alphabet. There are those claiming it was on the sun and others that it was the Ankh. Be it as it may, with reference to the origin, it is clear that the cross in ANY form has its origins in sun worship just like Christianity.
In reality, the Chi-Rho cross – well known in ‘church’ circles – has its origin many centuries before the birth of Christianity. It was part of the sun wheel with 4 or 8 arms and originated from it. The Rho or Greek letter P is also connected to the hammer of Thor or an axe. Through the ‘vision’ of Constantine he ensured just another ‘sun god’ – one of many!
Different forms and development of the Chi-Rho cross
When we look further into where the idea of a “cross” or “crucify” come from, we sit in the dark. It is not from the Greek ‘New Testament’! The Greek word stauros is translated with cross and the verb stauroō with crucify. Have a look at what WE Vine has to say in his Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words (1st edition 1940 -to 17th edition 1966):
STAUROS (σταυρός) denotes, primarily, an upright pale or stake. On such malefactors were nailed for execution. Both the noun and the verb stauroō, to fasten to a stake or pale, are originally to be distinguished from the ecclesiastical form of a two beamed cross. The shape of the latter had its origin in ancient 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. By the middle of the 3rd cent. A.D. the churches had either departed from, or had travestied, certain doctrines of the Christian faith. In order to increase the prestige of the apostate ecclesiastical system pagans were received into the churches apart from regeneration by faith, and were permitted largely to retain their pagan signs and symbols. Hence the Tau or T, in its most frequent form, with the cross piece lowered, was adopter to stand for the cross of Christ.
As for the Chi, or χ, which Constantine declared he had seen in a vision leading him to champion the Christian faith that letter was the initial of the word "Christ" and had nothing to do with “the Cross”
It is very clear that this word stauros means a stake. There is no mention of a cross. It is true though that people were nailed or tied to stakes resembling a cross. The stakes used had different forms. The normal was a straight upright pole, the Tau cross, a T-cross, and also a Y-cross or pole. It is possible that any of these were used. With the Tau and the T, the convicted had to carry the crossbar – very heavy by itself – to the site of execution. With the others the convicted had to carry the entire stake.
Various forms of stakes used in the time of 100BCE – 100CE. The first is the standard STAUROS
What is very interesting is that the first group of “christians” that used the cross as a symbol did so many years after the supposed crucifixion and start of the “christian movement”. Furthermore, it is greatly thanks to the translation into Latin during the 2nd century where the word stauros was translated with crux (cross). Neither was the cross used in the growing “church” of Rome until the 4th century. Thereafter it was strongly supported by the Roman Church and the cross itself was worshipped. Even with all the esteem that belongs to our Almighty Creator Elohim, YHWH. This new movement started by Constantine, caused many other pagans to enter the “church” along with all their rituals, symbols and superstitions. Most of these originated from sun worship just as Constantine himself.
What followed this was of co course the crucifix or as is well known Jesus (Iesous) nailed to the cross! Initially this was a ‘live’ Jesus (Y’hushua), but with time it was later replaced with a more realistic tortured and/or dead image. This is of course the same Wotan (Odin) that was also crucified and had a spear in the side!
Different Romish Crosses
The question is: What are we to do? The Scriptures say the following:
Flee from the midst of Baḇel, come out i of the land of the Kasdim. And be as rams before the flock.
– Yirmejahu 50:8
Flee from the midst of Baḇel, and let each one save his life! Do not be cut off in her crookedness, for this is the time of the vengeance of YHWH, the recompense He is repaying her.
– Yirmejahu 51:6
“Come out of Baḇel! Flee from the Chaldeans! Declare this with a voice of singing, proclaim it, send it out to the end of the earth! Say, ‘YHWH has redeemed His servant Ya’aqoḇ!’ ”
- Yeshajahu 48:20
If we really want to be obedient to the Word of our Master, the only Creator, YHWH, we must seize the worshipping of the cross. We must seize to use it as a symbol around our necks, as symbol of identification or decoration as our places of worship. Our Elohim cannot be made a part of Baḇel or any of her idols. This may sound radical and it probably is, but it is the truth and nothing but the truth. It is time to clean out our dwellings on every level and surface and be pure and clean before our Creator, YHWH.
I trust that you will not reject this message summarily, and will allow the Spirit of Truth to convince you. Only then will the truth set you free.
- The Two Babylons – Alexander Hislop
- Come out of her, my people (The Final Reformation) – Dr. CJ Koster
- Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words – WE Vine
- Sun Disc to Crucifix – Ian McNeil Cooke
- Body Guards – Desmond Morris
- The Scriptures – ISR (Institute for Scriptural Research)