July 25, 2011

Organized Religion part 2: The Queen of Clubs

Posted in Organized Religion tagged , , , at 1:11 PM by E. M.

Invented 4000 years too late to stop the spread of religion

Among other things, the Third Dispensation saw the introduction of organized religion (formalized, systematic alternatives to God’s plan).  In the last post, we saw that the details of God’s plan were well known long before the Bible was written, so any such alternatives were intentional corruptions of the original.  How and why did these corruptions begin?  It all started with Noah’s great grandson Nimrod:

Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.  He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.”  And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city). Genesis 10:8-12

The name “Nimrod” means “we will rebel” (names in the Bible are often prophetic).  Nimrod built the first world-empire and became the world’s first monarch.  The verse above shows that Nimrod had achieved legendary status by the time Genesis was written.

How was he able to get men to follow him and be ruled by him?  The verse says that he was a great hunter.  In that society, prowess in obtaining food would certainly have  resulted in admiration and renown (as anyone who has ever brought the pizza to a party can attest).

The interesting thing is that it says he was a great hunter “before the Lord”.  We know from his name and actions that he was not on God’s side.  Actually a better translation would be that Nimrod was a great hunter “in the face of the Lord”, or “in defiance of the Lord”.

There is also speculation that Nimrod was a Nephilim.  We know from Genesis 6:4 that the weird angel/human hybrid stuff also occurred after the Second Dispensation (Goliath of “David and Goliath” fame was a Nephilim, and Nephilim occupied that Promised Land that God intended for Israel after the Exodus from Egypt).  Nimrod is called a “mighty one” which also harkens back to Genesis 6:4.

If  Nimrod was a Nephilim, it provides another reason why people would subjugate themselves to him, as those hybrids were known to be physically very intimidating.

But Nimrod did not rule alone.  His wife (the world’s first queen) was named Semiramis.  She is not directly mentioned in the Babel narrative, but she is mentioned by her other names elsewhere, and her presence and influence is felt throughout the Bible.  Most of what we know about her comes from various ancient historical texts, and to say she has a colorful story would be an understatement.

Semiramis was apparently the wife of Nimrod’s father Cush previously, meaning not only was she Nimrod’s wife, she was also his mother! (I know, ewwww!) And if the Nephilim speculation is true, then she cheated on Cush with…an angel.  (I realize that this is getting into Jerry Springer territory, but this sordid mess actually ties in to the next couple of posts).

Semiramis shared the throne with Nimrod, but as we’ll see, her impact on history was much greater than his.

During their rule, Nimrod and Semiramis had no problem with the idea of mixing church and state (they would not have been very popular with the ACLU).  Under their leadership the Tower of Babel was constructed, and as we saw in the last post, the tower was likely a religious edifice dedicated to worshiping the Mazzeroth.

Its is entirely possible (and probable) that Nimrod and Semiramis promoted themselves as gods on earth while Nimrod was alive.  However their “divinity” was firmly and indelibly established after his death – partly as a power grab by Semiramis, and partly as a means of self-preservation.

At some point during their reign, Nimrod was killed (historians believe that Semiramis was involved).  A short time later, our intrepid queen became pregnant.  Given the timeline (and the futility of necrophilia from a reproductive standpoint) we can assume that the kid was not Nimrod’s, meaning someone else got busy with the queen.

Rather than admit that she got her groove back during what should have been a period of mourning, Semiramis took advantage of her knowledge of the Mazzeroth to cook up the first and most far reaching religious fraud in history by plopping her erstwhile family into the plan of redemption!

Knowing that the redeemer would be the Son of God and God in flesh as well as the progeny of a miraculous conception, Semiramis claimed that instead of dying, Nimrod’s spirit ascended into the Sun and he achieved full godhood.  He then miraculously impregnated her spiritually (like say, a virgin birth?), and her new son Tammuz was the reincarnation of Nimrod in the flesh.

So now you have this counterfeit trinity being worshiped by the population.  You have Nimrod the “father” – the great ruler, organizer, and “creator”, and Tammuz the “son of god”, and god himself (through reincarnation), but instead of the Holy Spirit as the third member, Semiramis  inserted herself!  As the wife of the “Sun god”, she was worshiped as the “Queen of Heaven” and the goddess of nature.  As the matronly vessel of his reincarnated body, she was also the “Mother of God” and the goddess of fertility.

Of course 10 minutes of contrastive thinking would have shown the lunacy of Semiramis’ story, yet her subjects bought it.  Why?  Because they wanted to!  They had already taken the comparative step of rejecting God and glorifying man via the Tower of Babel.  This was the next progressive step.

Instead of reacting to Semiramis’ compounded sacrilege with contrastive thinking, the people of the Third Dispensation became more religious, and thus more brain damaged.

When God Judged and dispersed the people of the third Dispensation by confusing their language, the first organized religion spread and evolved as each language group and culture modified the names and stories into variants to fit their society.

Nimrod became known as Osiris, Baal, Bel, Molech,  Marduk, Chronus, Janus, Abir, Zeus, and others depending on the culture.  Among others names, Semiramis became Isis, Astarte, Ashtoreth, Ishtar (Easter in English), Cybele, Allilah, Venus, Aphrodite, Europa, Artemis and Devaki.  For Tammuz, it was Horus, Dagon, Krishna, Bacchus, Ninus, Zoroaster (son of Ishtar), Cupid, Dyonisses, etc.

Some of the religious concepts Semiramis introduced include reincarnation, “mother/child” cults, celestial worship, nature worship, fertility rites, and incestuous “royal bloodlines” (she married Tammuz as well).

As the inspiration for all these false religions and practices, Semiramis and the cult of Babel is truly the “Mother of Harlots“.

Yet and still, Semiramis was only one person and could only be in one place at a time.  How could her religion spread and flourish through the years and various cultures in her absence?

Those who knew the religion the best filled the vacuum of power.  They used their knowledge, secrets, and alleged connection to the divine to their great advantage.  Through it, they have retained positions of great influence and power in every culture.  Their methodology of creating, controlling, hoarding, and guarding “sacred” information has been used throughput the centuries (and even to this day) by power brokers of all ilk’s.  They were called priests, shamans, advisors, orders, brotherhoods, guilds, and other assorted mystics.  How did it start and what is the impact on the Dispensations?  Next time…

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July 10, 2011

Organized Religion part 1: Its in the Stars

Posted in Organized Religion at 2:54 PM by E. M.

IF ASTROLOGY WERE TRUE, WE’D ALL BE DOCTORS

The Third Dispensation featured the first instance of man uniting under a common purpose.  Unfortunately, their purpose was comparative and the dispensation failed.

Although their community was fractured and dispersed as a result of judgment, the people took what they established at Babel with them, and it formed the basis of much of our historic social structure.  One of the things established at Babel was “organized religion” (systematic alternatives to God’s Plan).

I’d planned on looking at the two people who started the institutionalization of organized religion, but I need to give some background information first. Organized religion is a corruption of God’s true plan. But in order to show how that truth was corrupted, it has to be shown that the truth of God’s plan was established and known in the first place.

When I was a college undergrad, I took a class on anthropology (mostly because I was pursuing a cute girl who was in the class…but I digress).   I received a lower than expected grade on a paper I wrote about ancient civilizations, and when I asked about it, my professor stated that I lost points because I used the Bible as an academic reference.

When I objected, he (literally) laughed in my face and told me that the Bible is completely unreliable and fraudulent.  He said that the major themes of the Bible – creation, original sin, the fall of man, redemption, the virgin birth of the “Son of God”, his sacrifice and resurrection, as well as his return to judge evil – all pre-date the Bible by many centuries.  He claimed that the writers of the Bible simply plagiarized these ideas and modified them to fit their culture.

When I did more research, I found that what he said had some merit!  There are striking similarities between many of the ancient religious of the other cultures in the area where most of the Biblical narrative takes place (Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Sumerians, Greeks, etc). So does this make the Bible the first occurrence of identity theft?

The Bible was written between 1500 BC and 95AD, but we know that God’s plan for man’s redemption pre-dates the Biblical manuscript (in fact it begins with the first two people that existed.  It can’t get much earlier than that).  And logically, a manuscript that documents this plan can’t be considered fraudulent based solely on the idea that it was written many years after the fact.

But the truth is that the Bible is not the first documentation of God’s plan.  It was documented in a medium that is much older even than any of the ancient texts from which people like my former professor claim that the Bible plagiarized.  Where?  Just look up!

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;  and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. –  Genesis 1:14-15

God intended the stars to be used to track seasons and signs.  What signs?  Among other things, signs that tell the story of His plan!  God used stars and constellations as a pneumonic of the entire plan of redemption.  The gospel message is literally written in the stars.

The constellations that are a common part of astronomy tell the story of redemption.   From the time of Adam forward, men had knowledge of the major themes of redemption from the virgin birth to the Second Coming.  The charts on this site are a good place to start if you want to do an in-depth study of this.

Now I know that this subject matter is pretty controversial because it looks like tacit endorsement of astrology.  Let me be clear, I AM NOT mixing God and astrology.   Astrology is a man-made, quasi-occultic corruption of the original intent of the constellations; which purports that our personalities and destinies are influenced by the position and gravitational effects of the stars when we are born (which is kind of silly since the doctor who delivered you had a far greater gravitational effect on you that a constellation millions of light-years away.)

But does the Bible acknowledge named constellations and their importance?  Actually, yes.  In the book of Job, God gives the titular protagonist a three-chapter science lecture/quiz, and the constellations was one of the topics:

“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season?  Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?  Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?  Can you set their dominion over the earth? –  Job 38:31-33 (NKJV)

“Mazzeroth” is the Hebrew word for constellation.  Also mentioned in this passage are the constellations of Orion, the Pleiades, and Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Great Bear with its cubs).

Its also interesting that the familiar word for the constellations “Zodiac”, is Zodiakos, in Greek, meaning a “way having steps (or stages)”.  The root word comes from the Hebrew “soad” which means “the way”.  The first followers of Jesus were initially called followers of “the Way”.  (They were later labeled “Christians” by others in a semi-derogatory way.)

Again, the Mazzeroth has NOTHING to do with any sort of mystical divination, fortunetelling, date setting, predictions, or the like.  It was (and is) a visual depiction, and constant reminder that that God has a plan.

But don’t worry if the whole “Gospel in the stars” idea still doesn’t fly with you.  The Mazzeroth isn’t the only proof that the details of God’s plan were known before the Bible was written.  The book of Jude says that Enoch, who lived during the Second Dispensation, preached about the second coming of Christ accompanied by believers to execute judgment.  So either Enoch got a 3000 year advance copy of Revelation 19, or the details of God’s plans were circulating during his time.

So the reason that all the ancient religions have similar features is because they are all corruptions of the original story.  And how do we know the Bible is the accurate original?  Because it was inspired by the first cause of existence.

The people of the Third dispensation are responsible for the first corruption of the Mazzeroth (the Tower of Babel is believed by Bible scholars to have been a Ziggurat – an ancient temple used to worship the stars). After the people were dispersed, they carried the corruption (organized religion) with them and modified it to fit their cultures and social structures.

So how exactly did the corruption begin, and why was it so influential?  We’ll begin answering those questions in the next post.

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