Pagan Worship in Christianity?
A study by Timothy Youngblood
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In this second page concerning Sun worship in Christianity we will see even more abominations of sun worship and how sun worship has crept into the Christian religion and has been blindly accepted by the masses. Many Protestant churches that claim they have separated from the Church of Rome did not complete the separation. They brought with them the pagan sun god of Ra and Horus (below) and Ester, Argus, as well as the pagan god Tammuz in the form of the cross. The Babylonians were sun worshipers, and in ancient Persia worship of the sun was an integral part of the elaborate cult of Mithras. The ancient Egyptians also worshiped the sun god Ra, or Ray. In ancient Greece the deities of the sun were Helios and Apollo. Did you know that Ray is still being worshiped, but under a new name and new symbols in Christianity? You can read the research on these other three pagan gods that has been accepted in the Christian religion at the end of this study.
Who do you worship and do you dare read this factual research?
There is an interesting deception that is being brought against the true Messiah and the churches going under the name of Christ who have accepted pagan religions. Yes these deceivers use these churches beliefs to discount the true Messiah and His true teachings and miracles all the way from the virgin birth, to the resurrection from the dead and His ascension to the throne of the Holy Father in Heaven. These Christian leaders have truly taken things out of Satan’s own playbook by incorporating pagan gods into their churches thus casting pagan shadows over the very bible that teaches against these pagan gods.
These deceivers are using old pagan gods such as Mithra or Mitra (Sun-God)
This Mithra or Mitra (Sun-God) is believed to be a Mediator between God and man, between the Sky and the Earth. It is said that Mithra or the Sun took birth in the Cave on December 25th without any known source thus a virgin birth. It is also the belief Mirthra travelled far and wide and he has twelve satellites, which are taken as the Sun's twelve disciples. Mirthra also has great festivals which are observed in the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox corresponding with Christmas and Easter. The Mithraic Mysteries were a mystery religion practiced in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to 4th centuries AD. The name of the Persian god Mithra adapted into Greek as Mithras, was linked to a new and distinctive imagery. Writers of the Roman Empire period referred to this mystery religion by phrases which can be anglicized as Mysteries of Mithras or Mysteries of the Persians; modern historians refer to it as Mithraism; or sometimes Roman Mithraism. The mysteries were popular in the Roman military. This information is From Wikipedia,
The similarities between Mithraism and pagan Christianity have included their chapels, the term "father" for priest, celibacy and, it is notoriously claimed, the December 25th birthdate. Over the centuries, apologists contending that Mithraism copied Christianity nevertheless have asserted that the December 25th birthdate was taken from Mithraism. As Sir Arthur Weigall says: We also found that Justin Martyr contrasted Mithraic initiation communion with the Eucharist. The Roman cult of Mithras had connections with other pagan deities, Syncretism being a prominent feature of Roman paganism. Mithra's birthday on December 25th has been so widely claimed that the Catholic Encyclopedia ("Mithraism") Remarks:"The 25 December was observed as his birthday, the natalis invicti, the rebirth of the winter-sun, unconquered by the rigors of the season."
Many of these pagan religions teach that the converts MUST achieve salvation by a series of works. Yes, devotion and relationship are packed into their belief system. But these are built up from works. And, in practice, there remains a push to chant more, dance more, and always work harder, lest one retain some debt and fail to enter into their kingdom and in good standing with their god. Self-denial and sacrifice are also crucial for salvation in as an example salvation for the Hare Krishna is thoroughly entwined with the Hindu concept of karma, or retributive justice.
How different this is from the compassionate and merciful God of the Bible who "so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16). The Bible is clear that salvation is by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus the Messiah (Ephesians 2:8-9). "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21). No amount of good deeds can ever achieve salvation for anyone although good works are a RESULT of the grace of God. All humanity have only one hope for eternal life which is Jesus the Messiah, crucified, resurrected and exalted forever after placing His shed Holy blood on the Holy of Holies. All other paths lead to eternal destruction. Jesus Himself said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by Me" (John 14:6) for "there is salvation in no other one; for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
Another sign of sun worship we need to look at is the halo. Halos are pictured as a luminous ring or a disk of light that surrounds an object. Webster's Dictionary describes a halo as the aura of glory, veneration, or sentiment surrounding an idealized person or thing. The golden or jeweled crowns worn by royalty, meant to signify their "divine right" to rule, were originally modeled after the halo. But it was the ancient pagans that originated this practice of using halos or "sun-disks" to signify the divinity of the sun god Ray. Many of the customs and much of the icons of our worlds religions were adapted from paganism, and Sun worship is what spawned the use of these sun disks in pictures and graven images. People who worshipped the sun emulated its rays by wearing rings of feathers or leaves on their heads, and anytime rays are about the head it is "Ray" even though some may try to call it Jesus. Halos commonly appear in so-called 'Christian' religious art as a symbol of saintliness or divinity. The truth is that the halo did not come into Christian art until the third century at a time when pagan religions were suppressed and the halo fell to disuse among them and it was around that time the Catholic Church grabbed it. In the beginning, the Catholics only had the halo around their Jesus god, but by the fifth century, halos were used for the pagan goddess Mary, Popes, Pagan Angel like creatures and their saint gods. So let's call it what it is, the Sun god Ray. The last two pictures below of the Pagan Jesus and queen of heaven with the hearts on the chest and a flame with the pagan cross are symbols of the pagan fire worshippers. We have a research paper titled "Zoroaster the head of the fire-worshippers" that covers the hearts on the chest and flame with the pagan cross symbols and you can access that study at the end of this study.
Next we will look at the true alter of Baal the sun god that is set up in the Vatican, and just as they did all the other pagan gods in the Vatican, they also have given this alter a Christian name called St. Peter's chair.
The first picture from the right is looking up at the sun disk that's made as a dome in the ceiling and the Sun rays come through the top and shine down into the room. It's also very important to notice the symbol of the Sun in the very center of the dome where the real Sun Rays come through along with the windows around it. Also notice the Rays coming through the Sun window in the picture to the right of the dome and we see in the third picture that is taken at the entrance looking at the alter Sun rays that is shinning and does so every day the Sun is out. It is interesting to note that the name of the old Egyptian Sun god Ra is the "Ray" of sun-ray's. You see, it's the Ray's that are worshipped as well because they come to earth and give life.
The fourth picture above is a statue that the Catholic Church refers to as the statue of Peter but is actually the pagan statue of Jupiter that was removed from the pagan temple called Pantheon in Rome and this statue has been renamed "Peter" to make it acceptable to the masses. We found in our research that on December 23 1950 - Pope Pius XII "declared" that the tomb of St. Peter had been discovered beneath St. Peter's Basilica in Rome which is reported to be the exact place on Vatican Hill that Simon the Magus (Magus means ‘The Magician’) was believed to be buried. Also notice in the fourth picture above the Sun Rays which are coming through the dome actually shine on this Idol as well and notice in the fifth picture of the "Alter chair" Sun Rays shinning on the chair and in the sixth picture above, where the Popes kneel to pray, the Sun Idol is above and the Ray's emit from this Alter and notice the Dove bathed in Sun Rays. The enlarged picture shown at the left of the Alter above is of the Sun-Dove that is above the pagan Jupiter’s alter and is also lit up by Sun-Rays.
Next we will see below the "Sun Wheel" that is above this idol of Jupiter's head is very similar
to the first picture that is a pagan Sun Wheel from antiquity. We also find scripture that proves these
wheels do belong to the chariots dedicated to the Sun gods. It is recorded in II Kings 23:10-11, "And
he defiled Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, that no man
might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire to Molech. Then he
removed the horses that the Kings of
Next we will look at the sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini decorating the tomb of pope Alxander VII. At the four corners surrounding the enthroned pope, are the four virtues, Charity, Prudence, Justice, and Truth. Charity is on the front left in the slide on the left. La Verita, which means "The Truth" is on the right front in the slide on the left. Notice that "Truth stands with her foot on a globe of the earth. This symbolizes her power over the earth. Now what is very interesting about this statue called truth is that when we look close at the blow up slide of her to the right of the large view we see she is embracing the pagan sun god. What could it truly mean that the so called goddess of truth holds the sun god as a child? What does it mean that these many sun gods are worshipped by the Catholic Church? Pagan
Look at the sun god in her arms in the middle above, and the pagan Greek sun
god Apollo carved on the
At the far right, and see the truth about what is being worshipped in the Catholic Church.
In the below pictures you will find that the Christian church has the very symbol of Baal.
Back to first study Sun worship in Christianity
For those that want to study about the the pagan fire worshippers; Zoroaster head of the fire-worshippers
Please go to Is Easter Christian or Actually Sun Worship?
I have stated many times that it is the nature of mankind to digress
from the creator God.
It is the nature of mankind to follow and worship the creation they can see rather than the creator they can not see.
This is the reason they will not give up the pagan worship of the Sun god Ray, also found in Christ-mass and Easter.
In Jesus' Service Timothy M. Youngblood
Author and webmaster of:
The Master's Table web site.