Answer for yourself: Have you ever wondered how a religion with a supposed Jewish Rabbi (Yeshua) at the center of it so quickly became a world-religion among anti-Semitic nations within just 2 centuries? Boy, that is a good question and the answer may surprise you!
To find this answer to the above question we must begin with the Essene priests which became some of the earliest followers of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament:
Acts 6:7 7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. (KJV)
It is these "priests" which were members of the group commonly referred to as "Essenes" or those of the "Qumran sect" which converted in mass to the later so called "Jesus Movement" following the supposed crucifixion of what we understand today to be "Jesus". This is very confusing when you do study in Astronomy and come to understand just what this "Jesus" actually symbolized.
Along with this so called "conversion" of these Essene priests, as related in the New Testament, it is of major importance to recognize that these Essenes/Qumran sect brought with them their existing religious beliefs and theologies concerning their "Teacher of Righteousness" and applied them to this "Jesus" as well. Once we understand the role and the origin for the religious beliefs attributed to the Essene Teacher of Righteousness following his death then we can more easily see how such these same "religious beliefs" were later applied to this "Jesus" following his "crucifixion" in the Heavens before the foundation of the world. If you have not had the opportunity to yet study out this "celestial crucifixion" I suggest that you follow the link and familiarize yourself with this "Vernal Equinox" which was later "personified" into a supposed historical person. All one has to do is compare doctrine for doctrine the religious beliefs held by the Qumran sect concerning their Teacher of Righteousness and those described in the New Testament concerning Jesus to see the uncanny similarities. Personification was a very big part of this "old time religion" and our failure to understand just "what" and "how" these Ancients "believed" will guarantee we misunderstand totally what we read today that reflects the beliefs of these olden days.
There is evidence which indicates that, about 70 B.C.E., or soon thereafter, an Essene prophet known as the Teacher of Righteousness had been put to death by the Jewish authorities because of doctrinal, ritualistic, and organizational heterodoxy; that, in due course, his followers declared:
Answer for yourself: Did you notice "key" astronomical concepts in the above description of this "man"? If not then I again encourage you that you study the articles at the above line to see how "astronomy" is the backbone of all religions in the world today.
Answer for yourself: Where do we have to look to find the origin for such religious beliefs as were held by the Essenes concerning their beloved Teacher of Righteousness? Well we can begin with Egypt and their cosmology and astronomy.
Answer for yourself: What do all of these above "religious beliefs" which are attributed to the Essene Teacher of Righetousness have in common?
That's right; all of the above religious tenants of the Essenes as applied to their Teacher of Righteousness had been applied to almost every Aryan Gentile nations' sun-gods since time immemorial.
That in itself may not be shocking but shocking should be the fact that this same Essenes/Qumran cult would see in concept of Jesus their "returned Teacher" and begin to apply these "solar-myths" and "sun-myths" to this "Jesus" once they converted to the Jesus Movement.
Answer for yourself: Did this "application" of prior "Astronomical beliefs" have anything to do with the "Precession of the Equinox" and the changing of the Age from Taurus to Pisces around this time? You bet it did! God was literally manifesting Himself once again through the Heavens which was understood by the Ancients as "new birth", "new beginnings" and literally the manifestation of new life and salvation from the Creator. This "Jesus" is, when examined in its original language, found to simply mean "God saves" and no one knew it any better than the Ancients as they understood this "salvation" represented to them from the "Energy" of God's Sun which provided photosynthesis that was the foundation of the food chain; both plant and animal. With increased warmth and light with the "resurrection of the Sun" following the Winter Solstice and the pangs of Winter man realized that the Creator was "giving His life" and Energy to them that they might be "saved". This is the fundamental religions concept found in the Hebrew word for "Yeshua".
When this all settles in then you should see that many of the very core religious beliefs of Christianity concerning Jesus are nothing more than re-cycled Sun-Worship (http://jesusastrotheology.netfirms.com). The facts and evidence are made available further on in this web-site for your inspection as well as other links to other sites which go into this subject in the detail necessary to convince the most intense skeptic.
This again explains the rapid acceptance of Christianity among the nations; those to whom the "Gospel" was preached only accepted only another "flavor" of religious beliefs concerning another "personified Godman" since these doctrines were already familiar to them and had been since time immemorial. This was understood because the same cycles and patterns observed both in the Heavens and in Mother Nature were found to operate within the physiology of the human being; see this parallel the Ancients understood this same "Divine pattern" resided within them for they truly then understood that they were "created in this image of God/Creator). To further answer the above question it becomes readily obvious, once one has the information, that the rapid acceptance of Christianity, with a Jewish Rabbi at its center, by non-Jewish nations almost worldwide, is attributable to the fact that these non-Jewish nations were presented nothing new with the spread of Christianity; the same religious tenants regarding "God in man or the 'Godman'" presented them were, for the most part, parallel with their prior religious beliefs taken from different manifestations of Sun-Worship as explained through the lives of their various "godmen" Having had to give up few of their existing religious beliefs, only modifying them slightly, one now understands the rapid advance of Christianity among Gentile nations. It was nothing new; the same pattern of the cycle of the Sun repeated in the life of another "representative" man, another example of the same where devotees of God saw the Creator's gift of "live, death, rebirth and the resultant responsibility to live their lives according to the observable "pattern" in the Heavens which spoke daily to them of a "Cosmic Order" to all existence which many "spiritually gifted" tried to emulate and live out in their daily lives. The vast majority of these Gentile nations, into which Christianity was to be later introduced, already had in their religious tenants the same beliefs as taken from Sun-worship that we later find undergirding the Essene/Cult since the very core of their religions beliefs were "allegorized and personified" movements of the Sun as told and expressed through the life of a representative man and these "concepts" were over time then later "applied" to various historical characters down through history. The "allegory" takes on a life of its own through these historical representatives like the "Essene Teacher of Righteousness" and well as others. Here is the recurrent pattern we find in these teachings which find their final synthesis with the Essenes:
If you did not notice, these "personified sun-myths," as taken from almost every Gentile nation of antiquity, are to be found reproduced in their entirety in the Essene/Qumran cult. We explore this in detail in our Essene Website.
Now let us pay attention. These facts, taken from both this website dealing with the Egyptian-Christian link, as well as the Website dealing with "Jesus and Astrotheology" as well as the above "Essene" site should be very problematic for the Christian especially in light of the announcement in the Book of Acts:
Acts 6:7 7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. (KJV)
These "priests" are Essenes and they bring their "star wars" theology with them and apply it to the "savior concept" which we call Yeshua today. Understanding these "Astronomical concepts" and how they were linked to this redefined "historical Jesus movement" should make us wonder just what we are believing about this "resurrected Jesus" which is tied to this "Easter resurrection" as were all the other "Sungod men". But within such a statement one should be again troubled why this Jesus, as did all other solar "godmen", have their resurrection at the Spring Equinox. Surely the most skeptical will denote that there is a "pattern here" or duplication of the same events. These facts began to "crack my egg" so to speak years ago and sparked my relentless investigation into these matters to find the truth that lays behind my "Jesus Story". The Websites of Bet Emet tell it all.
Answer for yourself: Where is truth? Simply said buried deep beneath forged texts which today have lost their "gnosis" and their "correct interpretation" and which are today sadly "misconstrued" as if "literal" when in fact they were allegorical and expressed "Divine Concepts" dealing with the "soul of man". I encourage you to read the link above and the 3 articles that explain these hidden "Divine concepts" which are so tragically misinterpreted today as if "literal" when the facts are that the Ancients NEVER interpreted them as if applying to just "one historical person" but rather "allegorically" to all of God's children.
These same "religious beliefs" which the Essene/Qumran cult applied to their beloved Teacher would later be applied to his successor "Jesus" by these same Essenes once they converted to the Jesus' Movement (Acts 6:7). This fact explains the two completely different pictures of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament: the Synoptic depiction of a "human" Jesus and the "super-human-cosmic" depiction of Jesus of the Gospel of John. In both of these depictions one should see both "God" and "Man" combined into one but separated by theological design. God is in man, all of mankind; not exclusive to one and this vehicle, the "Jesus Story" is correctly historically understood to be but an allegorical depiction of the pilgrimage of the Divine in man's flesh and the goal set before us to be "Holy for He is Holy" within us!
In spite of this true and recovered understanding of the "Jesus Story" you can read that many scholars today believe that this Jesus had for some years been a full-fledged member of the Qumran Order; and that, following his immersion where God spoke over him, that he was wholly persuaded that he was himself the Messiah expected by the Community, he subsequently left it and preached the Gospel to the public; and that finally, in a revised concept of his own mission, he declared himself to be the Christ, re-enacted the role and the passion of the slain Teacher, and proclaimed that in his eschatological role he would himself reappear as the last judge and the all-powerful Son of Man. This "interpretation" is taught because those doing so lack the "gnosis" and the "astronomy" necessary to see the "pattern replayed" in this "Jesus Story". If you ever see it once it is impossible, I said "impossible", to deny the evidence that the "path of the Sun", as God's "Divine Instructor", is told through the allegorical representation of a righteous man (the goal...."Karsat Likeness/Christ Likeness". This Christian "literal" interpretation of this "Spiritual Allegory" sounds wonderful until your studies include Astronomy and Egypt religion and you find this same "Jesus Story" in its entirety told through the myth of Osiris, Isis, Set, and Horus and see that this same "Jesus Story" in its entirety existed thousands and thousands of years prior to the time for the "historical Jesus". We find this same "Allegorical story of mankind's Divine Soul" later "literalized" in the later "telling" of the "Jesus Story" in the life of this New Testament "Christ/Karast". You see the bottom line to all of this is that these Essenes not only told this same "allegory" but they "literalized" it in the life of their "Teacher" and applied it later to his supposed successor and "Savior" and today few know such a fact without years of serious study which is necessary to put the pieces together to see what was done long ago.
It is also the conclusion of many scholars, and rightfully so, as well as the New Testament as well (Acts 6:7), that the core of the newly emerging and pristine Christian communion consisted of individual Essenes who defected to it soon before the war with Rome; that soon after the destruction of Jerusalem they came over in large numbers and constituted the Christian-Jewish communion known as the Ebionites and Nazarenes; and, finally, that many of the multifarious primitive Gnostic communions, which flourished during the early centuries of this era, bear the indelible imprint of Essene origin and influence. We inherited as Christians this same "literalized" allegory and don't know what lies behind it because our "texts" have been crafted in such a way to make sure the reader leaves such a reading with a "literal" understanding of the texts when the "gnosis" and proper interpretation of them depict an allegory of the growth of man's soul.
But what is unknown to most Christians today is that the above "religious beliefs" attached to the Essene Teacher of Righteousness by the Essenes following his crucifixion, although foreign to conservative Biblical Judaism, are not foreign to the Aryan nations of the world; in fact these religious tenants of the Essene/Qumran cult are the very basics of Sun-Worship known throughout the world by the non-Jewish nations as found in their "sungod men" and later reproduced verbatim in the life of this "New Testament Jesus"
These "personified" sun-myths of the Essene/Qumran cult can be traced from the origin of mankind and our earliest written documents of the Ancient nations reveal this along with many other archeological finds; we only need start with Osiris and Egypt to find the origin of such a Godman and trace the "Osiris-Horus Pattern" to the New Testament. Not surprisingly these documents show little variation in these sun-myths among the Gentile nations down through the centuries. This used to really bother me until I came to understand why all of them, including the "Jesus Story" read the same; you will come to see that the whole thing is the "personification of the path of the Sun through the Zodiac" which the Ancients understood on a "Spiritual Level" that dwarfs our understanding of the Divine today. Once you see this then you will understand why I say they were "Spiritual Masters" who knew this God better and we today who think we are the fulfillment of what the "Holy Spirit" is doing in the world today. Seeing this we are literally a "joke" so far off the track of this Divine Wisdom it is not funny. You can thank Rome for that! That is why all nations of earth "saw the same things in the Heavens and told the same stories regardless of what nations were involved". The Heavens were, and are today, God's blackboard where He is writing His "Eternal messages" to mankind but few show up to learn. It took me 40 years to get there and tears of gratitude never cease to flow as I gaze into the Sky and see and understand the simplest and earliest messages of my Creator which Egypt cherished and captured for all time in the genius of "myth" and which Rome destroyed by "literalizing" it and confining it to one supposed person...the New Testament Jesus.
It needs be said again that what is of interest for us in our study is that these "solar myths" of the Aryan nations would eventually find their way into the Essene/Qumran community which they would tragically "literalize" and immortalize in their "bastardized translation of the Hebrew Scriptures when mistranslated into the Greek and which would later become the foundation for the later "Christian Jesus Movement" which adopted this Greek Bible over the Hebrew. Again this is critical once one understands what has happened and it dawns upon them that it is these same Essenes from Qumran that become the backbone of the Jesus Movement and the early "literalized" Christian movement which finds it final expression in Rome.
Of major importance in our study are the reasons why such "sun-myths" would be accepted by this Essene/Qumran group which began as a fiercely Judaizing program at their beginning. Once one understands the history and the dynamic developments which occurred that pushed this staunchly Jewish Essene fraction away from Judaism then one is better equipped to understand how they would desert from conservative Biblical Judaism over the span of 250 years and adopt a religious philosophy which has more in common with Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and Pythagoreanism than Judaism. Once one understands the momentous developments that occurred that influenced these "pious ones" during the Inter-Testamental years then he is better equipped to understand not only the religious evolutions of the Qumran sect but how they could develop into an esoteric cults of celibate-communist apocalyptists at the end which almost rejected conservative Judaism in toto.
It is to these developments that the serious student must turn momentarily if he is to ever truly understand why the Essenes "literalized" this "Christ within" and why they separated from Conservative Biblical Judaism and spawned "Literal Christianity" which Rome would later adopt because of their "Literal Emperor Worship". But first, having been acquainted with the Essenes and their astrotheology, the end result of such solar-mythology is the personification of these allegorical sun-myths that find their ultimate expression in the New Testament "Jesus Story". It is to this "pattern" of Godmen adopted by the Essenes we now turn.
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