THE CHRISTMAS MAGI
So instead of being told what they really were, the public across the world, is treated to a variety of ridiculous explanations from "counter-reformationists" ministers and "traditions", and the more ridiculous the better. And of course, the farther and farther the world is led away, from the truth. So that what the world ends up with, is nothing more than the "3 stooges", for the "3 wise-men". (Thus the illustration)
Unraveling who the Magi were, and why they were called Magi, and why they showed up in Jerusalem looking for a Jewish Messiah based on a star, is no easy task because of the mountains of rubbish it has been intentionally buried under. Not to mention the fact that the actual sources of information concerning it, are filled with contradictions which violate standard explanations of history. And the turf under all the rubbish is what every particular interested group with a religious/political stake has laid claim to since the narrative was first written and read, ...not surprisingly. Including every small town in need of some tourism in the middle-east, adjacent to the eastern or southern border of Israel.
ANYTHING BUT THE TRUTH
First, there were three Babylonian Mithra worshipers, then there were three Persian magicians, then there were three Oriental kings, and more recently, they have gone to "3 Merchant-Masons". It's beautiful, in a sick way, how each looks into Snow White's mythical magic mirror asking "who's the fairest in all the land", and sees itself, perhaps unintentionally, instead of the real people it actually referred to. To the early Romanists, they were sun-worshiping Mithric syncretists, to the "Latin Fathers" they were "magicians", to the Imperialists of the Byzantium empire, they were 3 "kings", and then later to the Masons, they were 3 Merchant-Masons from Daniel's "Secret order" of Masons with his "Secret knowledge" from Babylon. To each his own except the one thing it was.
And in each phase of history, the error that was sweeping the western empire at the time, was inserted onto what appears to be, on the surface, this conveniently blank slate.
During the earliest age, dominated by the simplicity of Nicolaitan syncretism, they were Balaamite Persians from Babylonia after the manner of Saturn's "3 sons". Then came the age of sorcery and the rise of the sacerdotal "wizard-priests", and the "Magi" became "magicians", complete with hallucinogenic drugs and "magic" to "divine" the "secret". Then came the age of Byzantium imperialism, and they became "3 Kings from the ORIENT". Afterwards, during the Masonic renaissance, they became "Merchant-Masons" adept at Babylon's "esoteric wisdom" (members of a "secret order" of "king-makers", begun by Daniel, who had the inside "track" on the "secrets" of western civilization)
So in other words, they are whatever you wish to "make-believe" them to be, because the available information to contradict your claim is difficult to dig up, commonly debatable, and scant to the uninformed public. And the explanations are always different, depending on the "tradition" one is propagandizing for. Romanism, English Masonry, Neo-Pagan occultism, Luciferianism, etc. Always something other than, what in all probability, it really actually was taking place.
CONTENDERS FOR THE "TITLE"
And certainly, within the halls of esoterica and political intrigue there is no more promising ground for manipulating the masses with a little knowledge than can be written on this blank slate, for after-all technically, aside from the Shepherds in Bethlehem, this was as the traditional gospel record itself in Matthew records, the first progenitors of what constituted what would later become known as "the Christian religion", or "The Church" as is commonly said. The first "venerators" of Christ, the first "converts to faith" in his Messianic mission in the earth. The first to recognize his divine nature, and his incarnation in fulfillment of the ancient prophecies. So staking one's claim with a flag on this turf, is quite a promising point of propaganda for whatever hidden agenda might be at work, and this is extremely attractive as a point of entry for "secret society" esoteric systems that claim "special secret knowledge".
Universalist Sun worshipers, Sorcerers, Magicians, Secret Kings, Masons, Pre-Christian "Catholics", Political operatives, King-makers, Astrologers, Occultists, Drug users, Devil worshipers, Assassins, Gurus, Psychologists, Professors (everything but "plumbers") ... anything one might wish to squeeze into Christ as his "real" "founder", ..and thus his owner, keeper and ruler. [That's what the "Magi" are made into]. Whatever one wishes to "promote" that is not in the Bible, becomes "the Magi" with long explanations to make it appear so. Some explanations are pretty good [though still wrong], and some are so pitifully false, they are so offensive to sincerity and reason, to be even seriously entertained is credulity. And ironically, the more "official" the explanations get, the worse they become. Pointing to a very important historical "fossil" left to us, in this "cultural record" from our past.
If you begin with the goal of simply learning who they were, it will lead you in entirely different directions than pretty much everything you have ever heard about these "wise men", and produce entirely different conclusions, that most wrongly assume, in an act of "ignoring" Biblical text and the context of it's history. But the problem is, these are conclusions no one actually wants to "conclude" (as the truth often is). Thus why it is rarely heard, and when heard, even less commonly accepted, as part of the "official explanation"... given by Imperialists who love their kings, Masons who love their "secret orders", or Mithric Sun-worshipers who love the idea of synchronized global swimming in the lake of fire, or Socerers who prefer their sorcery.
You have already seen in many instances throughout this entire subject, "Christmas" is all about perpetrating a replacement identity. The real identity is not the one that is wanted, so it is intentionally REPLACED, for something that is more preferred.
So why would anyone expect to see anything different here when it comes to the characters of these "wise men"? Obviously one shouldn't, and the ever shifting sands of mass-religion and pop-culture explanations, demonstrate this objective fact.
The truth about these "Magi" is not that difficult to deduce, but wanting to deduce it to begin with, is a virtual impossibility for some segments of organized Christian religion, it's "State-Churches", it's "secret orders" and it's Babylonian "Cathedrals" that revel in their worship of the sun as a form of "esoteric knowledge".
For these, the real identity of anything in the Bible is not really much more than an irrelevancy, and no amount of arguing otherwise will change their mythologies which are dictated to them not by way of the truth, but by way of effect of social manipulations. But for those who are of sincere persuasions, and prefer veracity to manipulations, you are about to discover what they have intentionally buried, and ignored. And it will not look like anything they have told you. But it will look like what the author of Matthew was describing in his text.... as a Jew in 1st century Israel.
Hopefully, when you are done reading this section, you will understand why the "Ashteroth tree", goes so well together with the "Three Sorcerers", and why this intentional corruption, once again, points unmistakably to a "prophecy" by the Apostles themselves, of the very REPLACEMENT RELIGION being observed on December 25th.
And they had a king over them,
which is the angel of the abyss,
whose name in the Hebrew
tongue is Abaddon, but in the
Greek tongue hath
(Apollo, born Dec.25th)
Not only extending to Christ himself, who is "replaced" with a composite deity placed onto the template of Apollo, but even down to such details, as Mary riding on a Donkey, the Nikes which surround him, and of course, last but not least, the infamous "Three Magi"... who in reality were not "3", not Gentile, not "magicians", not "kings", not "sun-worshipers" and were not part of some "global secret society", despite the present day claims of impostures to actually BE them. (Which is the whole point of this "Trick" to begin with)
IN THE PAST
1) Nicolaitans (theologically) wanted to demonstrate a "universal" tradition for it's [spirit only] sun-Christ, so the "wise men" were "symbols" of the global "mystery religion".
2) Sacerdotal priest "Sorcerers" of that emerging "Universal" tradition, wanted to find "precedent" for their syncretism with Babylonian"Sorcery", so the "Magi" became "Christian " sorcerers.
3) The Post-Byzantium Vatican wanted to emphasize the "conversion" of Europe's "kings" to it's "tradition" so the "magi" became "Kings" from the other end of the world.
4) The Masons wanted to emphasize it's pre-existent role in manipulating society with it's secret knowledge, and secret-orders from ancient Babylon, so then the "magi" became "king-maker" Masons.
IN THE PRESENT
Today, the procedure is
no different, than what has already occurred in the past. To the
minimalist, they never existed, to the New World Order propagandist they are
"occult globalists" manipulating society, to the New age
sun-worshiper who see Christ as the sun themselves, they are the "three
stars of Orion's belt", add infinitum. It's all "make-believe" separated from fact.
A series of distortions and lies about history and sacred texts, to smother the real actual probable identity of these "Magi" into oblivion. Could these "cover-stories" be hiding an even MORE important historical truth, than the one hidden behind the corruptions of their "composite Christ symbol" ? ...behind which has been hidden Rome's Apollo? The answer to this question, may very well be another, but an even more shocking, YES! (as you will see below)
FALSE "CONCLUSIONS" DRIVEN BY "FALSE ASSUMPTIONS"
How did they end up so far away from the truth? As you have seen, through the development of history, the "Three Kings" have been an "Inkblot" to "free associate" whatever social manipulators and liars have desired to insert into the text.
And as you have seen above, the original corrupters of this information, had no concern their fables and myths had not only no basis in Scripture, but actually on points completely contradicted it. They were not concerned because what they were worshiping wasn't something in the Scriptures to begin with. Whatever point of overlap they could find in a verse with a "free association" they would use, but beyond that, the concern their "myths" contradicted "the record", was of no concern. If Rome ever started worrying about being "unbiblical" it would no longer exist anyway, so that is why they do not. Protestants employed a faulty biased logic when dealing with these texts. The logic was fairly simple, but seriously flawed.
ASSUMPTION #1: Magi = (1) Magicians or (2) Astrologers or (3) Scholars or (4) any or all of the above [Thus "Wise men"] really means "Astrology"
ASSUMPTION #2: Magi are "Magician/Astrologers" so they could not be "Jews"
ASSUMPTION #3: Their location is said to be "from the east" (1) This means they are not from Israel (a) Are not Jews (b) and Therefore are obviously gentiles
ASSUMPTION #4: As Gentiles, they came to "recognize him" as God incarnate, and "worship" him. (Which they "fell down" and did), because of this unusual astrological "Star".
ASSUMPTION #5: They knew about the prophecy of the Messiah, but were "Gentiles", so it came from a "Gentile Prophecy" about the "Messiah".
ASSUMPTION #6: This must have been "Balaam", because he was (a) A gentile (b) prophesied something about a "Star" (c) and the "Magi" were Gentiles.
CONCLUSION: Therefore the "Wise men" were "Gentile Converts" to Christ, worshiping him as the "prophesied Star" of Balaam, that would "arise" in Israel.
The rest of it is allowed to be filled in, by whatever else Rome says about
it beyond these 2 facts, with it's "Traditions". Which... is
about as reliable as reading graffiti off a toilet stall at a Gas Station
in a very bad part of a very bad town, next to a very bad "bar" ...to
put it mildly. And even there chances are, the filth of the graffiti will pale
in comparison to the unbelievable pedophilia and perversions of blasphemy and
devil worship behind much of Rome's "occult meanings" and
"occult histories" in their rituals.
This "traditional explanation", has been repeated even by Biblically literate ministers and their congregations. But behind these "false assumptions" is a HUGE HISTORICAL ERROR. It is in fact SO BIG, the only way to "fix it" is create or promote Pseudepigrapha (such as the "Revelation of the Magi") in order to "Fix".
But if these basic assumptions concerning the "Magi" are found to be in "error", then the picture of what emerges will drastically change, and the change will be so drastic, the current popular notions of "Magi", even the current re-invented versions calling them "king-makers" will vanish entirely from the scene. What will be left in it's place will be the real story of the Magi, and piecing the rest of the story together will be found to be naturally cohesive and complimentary to the text and the reason it was mentioned in Matthew to begin with, ... and the reason it was mentioned in Matthew ONLY to begin with.
BUT, what you the reader should be aware of, is even after you learn the simple historical truth, do not be surprised at how regardless of these historical facts, people will "magically" always revert to "conjuring up their demons" to "explain" the Biblical "Wise Men", (even when they must contradict known historical fact to do it). This has always been the case throughout history, and will continue to be, no matter how loud the facts to the contrary are spoken.
In fact, once these assumptions are properly dispensed with Biblical texts, all of the pieces from Biblical text, history, culture and even the nativity of Christ himself falls together as a connected narrative with a clear purpose.(The way it was written and intended to be understood by it's readers). Is this "ambitious" given the constant claim by so many that the "magi" are a "mystery"? (Including even the "Pope" of Rome?) After-all, if the POPE HIMSELF calls this a "mystery", who could possibly know the truth?
THE "MAGI" ARE NOT A BIBLICAL "MYSTERY"
Why is the term "Mystery" constantly invoked when talking about "THE MAGI"? ??
The term "mystery" (μυστήριον) is used 27 times throughout
the New Testament. Not once, not even a single time, is it ever applied to,
hinted at, or insinuated as "applicable" for this text in Matthew
concerning THE MAGI.
When you hear this term being constantly and repetitively invoked in violation of the Biblical meaning of the term "Mystery", you should be aware that it is being used as a code word by Roman & Masonic "Secret Babelists", [i.e., Mystery Babylon] meaning they have hidden the truth under a lie, on this topic. The Bible NEVER calls "THE MAGI" a "mystery". This is code for MYSTERY BABYLON, not a "Biblical Mystery" (meaning in the Biblical sense, something previously unknown but now "Revealed" or something now "Revealed" that simply because of the complexity of it's nature, cannot be rightly understood through systems of binary logic).
The "Magi" are no "mystery", despite the fact SECRET
BABELISTS would prefer to keep it a "Mystery". Once you drop
the assumptions provided to you through the "Pavlovian conditioning",
courtesy of Roman empire theology, it is no "mystery".
Once you take off the counter-reformation "rose-colored glasses", and read this text in Matthew as any Jew in 1st century Israel would have read it, it's meaning will no longer remain a "mystery", and neither will, why "Secret Babelists" (a/k/a Mystery Babylon) continue to hide it's real meaning from the public, with it's "MAGI GAMES".
"FOOLISH DESCRIPTIONS" OF THE "WISE MEN"
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
The "magic" of Matthew's "wise men" - Ask a person who the Biblical "wise men" were, and without another question, you will know almost everything there is about WHO this person is and what they VALUE. Because without even realizing it, what has happened, is that the person who answers, will give you their definition of what "Wisdom" is (or contrary to the Biblical claim, what they think it wasn't). But it always seems to "come out" virtually consistent with "who" is answering the question, and how they approach (or avoid) the question of "truth".
When the common Christian hears someone from their circle of great esteem,
stand up and pass on what is a known lie about the "Wise men", as
though it is the result of some "great" or "deep" scholarly
opinion, they are participating (and being made the victim) unknowingly, of an
act of fraudulent deceit. This deceit is precisely that, because the
identity of these "Wise men" has been known for a very long time, and
there is not that much left that is not really known.
And "denying it", that is intentionally ignoring it on purpose, for no other reason than to knowingly advocate a lie about it, is precisely what these people in "religious" and particularly troubling, "Protestant/Evangelical" circles ARE doing. They are openly lying about known facts of history. And the reason they are openly lying is because of attitudes which the Bible openly calls "sin". So when you hear these claims, if you are a Biblically oriented Protestant/Evangelical, you need to call them out for what they are, and what is really going on with them, regardless of their "esteem". They are complete frauds, morally, spiritually and intellectually, if they are "posing" as "ministers". And the more "esteemed" they are, the more you should "abase" them.
And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be *abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
*ABASE: ταπεινόω, tapeinoō, tap-i-no'-o, to depress; figuratively to humiliate (in condition or heart): - abase, bring low, humble (self).
THE "MAGI" BECOME A REFLECTION OF ONE'S SELF
(1) THE DOGMATIC DENIALIST - Nothing in the Bible is true, (even if there occasionally is) therefore there were no "wise men" [even if there actually were].(Pro 17:12, Psa 92:6, Pro 26:12, Psa 14:1 )
(2) THE ANTISEMITE - They were "wise" gentiles, (no matter what the facts are), [because as everyone knows "Gentiles" are wise, and Jews are stupid]. (Pro 10:18,Pro 18:2, 1Jn 2:19, 1Jn. 2:18,22; 4:3; 2Jn. 1:7)
(3) THE ROMANIST - They were kings, (because this is what made them important). [Because who cares, if it was not about the Empire] (SEE #4 - 7 also - Mat 16:23, Luk 16:, Mar 7:815,Mar 8:33, Isa 29:16, Php 2:3, Job 36:19 )
(4) THE GLOBALISTS - (They were each of the "3" races of man, symbolizing "all nations coming to Christ" [smile]) It doesn't matter who they really were.(nor who Christ really was) - [not a "Christ of the flesh", but "Christ" as a "universal symbol"]. [Pro 17:24, Antichrist- 1Jn. 2:18,22; 4:3; 2Jn. 1:7]
(5) THE BABELIST - It was all about the prophecy of "Balaam" and the "Star" (Balaamite Nicolaitans) - ["Secret Babelism"] - It was Balaam's "prophecy". [Rev 2:14, Rev 17:5, Rev 18:4]
(6) THE OCCULTIST - Priests of "Zoroastrianism", "Magicians", "Sorcerers" (the "True" origins of "Christianity"). (And if you knew all their "Secrets", you would be like us) - [Act 8:9, Act 8:22,23]
(7) THE NEO-PAGAN - They were "sun-worshipers" from Persia, linked with the Zoroastrian Priesthood. Christianity is really "Mithraism". [Jas 2:19 , Rev.9:11, Rev 2:6,11, 1Co 10:20,21 - Lev. 10:1; Num. 3:4; 26:61]
(8) THE AGNOSTIC- I don't know WHO they are, and no one else does either (even if it is actually known). [Pro 12:15, Pro 17:10, Pro 17:16, Pro 18:2, Pro 23:9, Pro 26:12 ]
The "Psychology" of asking someone to "describe the wise men", always solicits within a person a description of how they see themselves, and what THEY think is "Wisdom". Antisemitism, Occultism, Secret Babelism, Imperialism, Devil worship, you name it... it will always surface in the typically "Subjective" answers people both construct and promote about "The Wise Men". This problem illustrates how America has developed an "entire culture: of non-real, self-centered subjectivism, following directly in the footsteps of the same Rome, it now worships and serves (and now sharing all of it's errors as well)
THE "THREE WISEMEN" MYTHOLOGIES
THE THREE WISE MEN WERE ...
(1) THREE MITHRA WORSHIPERS
(2) THREE MAGICIAN/SORCERERS
(3) THREE KINGS
(4) THREE MASONS
(5) ALL OF THE ABOVE
For the sake of logical development, before looking at who the "wise men" actually were, it is just as important to understand who they were "Changed into" in order to "become". The record of how their identities were "Changed" is just as revealing as the raw facts of who they were, which the reader will be show below in detail, with 70 proofs, detailing their buried historical and Biblical identity. But, before we begin citing the facts of who they were, and what they did, we must begin by noting what they weren't, and how their identity was intentionally "Changed" according to each epoch of history in Rome and western Europe. Understanding these "Changes", reveal as much as do the facts of who they were. For each "Change" that is introduced, an original "Fact" of who they were (was hidden).
While there are debates over the various ways to interpret and date the chronology of Christ's birth between Luke and Matthew, they both agree on the fact, Herod the Great was still alive when Christ was born. Herod died in 4 B.C., so Christ by necessity of both accounts, would have had to have been born prior to 4 B.C.
DETAILS OF CHRIST'S BIRTH & EARLY LIFE
Some of the confusion for scholars in the past, has come from the fact that Quirinius was governor twice. (Not once as some previously assumed). His first reign began in 12 B.C. as a co-regent, and in the year 9 B.C. did in fact, give orders for a "census". Another aspect of historical logistics is that unlike today, a census in the 1st century BC/AD took literally YEARS to complete. This census occurred from 9 B.C. when it was ordered, to 6 B.C. in order to "complete", placing the birth of Christ after 9 B.C. and before 6 B.C. (8 BC - 7 BC)
These facts create the time frame during which the gospel accounts record his birth as having occurred; Augustus as Caesar, Quirinius as governor, and Herod as King. (8 BC - 7 BC)
Joseph and Mary were originally from Bethlehem according to the Scriptures, and by deduction would have been the place where they had first become acquainted with one another. The Scriptures indicate one of the requirements for the census was to return to their towns of origin to be registered by the Roman empire. Thus the home of their families, and additional extended relations, would have been present in Bethlehem.
Their relocation to the town of Nazareth, probably due to the fact an ambitious building program, under-way in Galilee, offering employment for Israeli trade craftsmen which Joseph was recorded as having been. A new city, Sepphoris, was being constructed by Herod Antipas to be the new "capital" of Galilee, only 4 miles away from Nazareth.
Joseph was not a "carpenter" but a τέκτων. While this term is translated "Carpenter", the actual meaning of the term is "craftsman" or "artisan", without reference to the "material" that one is a "craftsman" with. It has been assumed to be "carpentry", but archeology has shown there was very little wood in the area to work, and most work of this sort of "craftsman" was actually working with "stone", "brick", "mosaic"or "plaster". There were no "carpentry shops" in Nazareth as is portrayed, and Joseph was much more likely to have been closer to a "skilled construction laborer", than a "carpenter", with a "shop".
While antagonists have attempted to charge there was no Bethlehem, and no one lived in Nazareth, recent archeology has given less and less, credence to their claims. Residential structures dating to the time of Christ were excavated in Nazareth, showing the town did exist, and was inhabited, and had a daily routine of life, and a bulla seal dating from the 7th century CE, from the first Temple period, lists Bethlehem as an already established town with commerce, trade and taxes being recorded in Jerusalem.
No doubt, as time continues to pass, and more and more of the incomplete archeological records are filled in with newly discovered artifacts, the future prospects of such minimalist theories will continue to grow less and less credible, with each passing discovery. This fact due to the simple reason, when these things were first written, they were written to be believed, that is, to be "credible". Obviously citing cities which do not exist, or cities in which there are no inhabitants, would hardly make these accounts "believable" to local inhabitants of Israel, to whom it's first accounts were published, and which numbered not in the dozens or even hundreds, but the thousands.
When Joseph and Mary
returned to their home-town, the idea they would have stayed in an
"Inn", rather than with extended family as anyone would have normally
done, is a violation of middle-eastern custom, history, and based on the
misconception created by the translators in their treatment of the term "
κατάλυμα", which they translated as "Inn".
Middle-Eastern Customs of "Hospitality"
1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality,
Heb 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Luk 1:39,40,56 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
In the nativity accounts, the term is translated as the word "Inn", but later in Luke 22:11, it is translated as "guest room"/"guest chamber" and verse 12 is translated as "Upper Room". So the term is not being translated consistently, and can mean any of the above, as demonstrated in it's various translations.
Evidence later in the text, suggests it was NOT an "Inn", but a HOUSE. [Mtt.2:11] As was would normally be expected according to custom, the "house" of an extended family member or parents, with whom they stayed during the census period and Mary's birthing.
And when they were come into THE HOUSE, they saw the young child with Mary his mother,
What emerges, is an almost unrecognizable story [from the Bible] that has been in the face of [and ignored] by "Christians" for almost 2 millennia. Why? Because the REAL STORY (Along with the REAL CHRIST) was of no concern. It wasn't "him" they were "celebrating" anyway. If you really ARE "worshiping" someone, the very least you would do, is actually know the man's real name. Much less who his real family was, how he was really born, what his real religion was, and what he really taught. None of which, they have apparently, even really been interested in from the beginning?
There is no Mary on a donkey,
is no lean-too in a field,
no animals mentioned being there,
there is no
no "angels", certainly not
he didn't glow in the dark,
there is no "singing",
but certainly not least,
the Magi did not show up until he was a TODDLER.
Perhaps as much as 2 years later!
they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and
fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they
presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
THE NICOLAITAN "MAKE-OVER"
As THE NICOLAITANS consolidated their dominance over "Christianity" due to the various social pressures within the empire; the revolt of Bar Kokhba, the empire wide antisemitism, the synthesis by off-shoots of the New Testament communities with Roman "Mystery Religions" , their "secret societies", their "rites" and "rituals" of "magic", "necromancy" and "sorcery", the need to "adapt" not only "Christ" to the "Universal principle" of "Sun-worship", but all the various parts of the "Euangelion" became "symbols" to over-lay onto familiar reference points in these other systems of "Monism" theology.
Naturally, the "birth of Christ" equated as a cognate to the "birth" of all the other pagan "sun" deities, which obviously all occurred when the "sun" was naturalistically "born" every year on the Winter solstice. All the various elements of that "narrative" originally given, such little importance, that it's date of occurrence intentionally not even mentioned by the original founders and authors of it's faith. Transformed afterwards, into major aspects of importance, way beyond the original perspective of it's authors, in order to accommodate these transferences of identity.
During the earliest formative age of the Nicolaitan creation called the "Roman Universalist Temple", which is the actual meaning of the terms "Roman Catholic Church", the Nicolaitans sought to bring "equations" between the mythological Solar-deities throughout the empire, born on the solstice, and the flesh and blood Jewish Messiah. In order to accomplish this "cognate equivalency", the doctrine that "Christ" was really "just a universal symbol", or a "spirit", rather than actual flesh and blood. This change was noted as early as the writing of the New Testament, where it's Chief advocate, Cerinthus, in Ephesus, was openly and publicly denounced in the strongest terms possible.
4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
2Jn 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
The entire POINT of all
these condemnations, was the ISSUE AND NATURE OF CHRIST'S BIRTH! Was it
simply a "Symbol" or a "Spirit", or was there really,
literally, physically a JEW who had really BEEN BORN? Was he simply a
SYMBOL OF THE BIRTH OF THE SUN, or was he a REAL JEW who had REALLY BEEN BORN?
The Nicolaitans preferred to "interpret Christ" after the typical manner of the Romans, whereas the Apostles who were themselves JEWS, demanded he BE RECOGNIZED as a REAL PERSON of FLESH AND BLOOD, who had not come to "Synthesize" all religion in the Roman empire, but call people "OUT" of It, i.e., (the actual meaning of the Greek word, "Ec-clesia").
Naturally when Roman NICOLAITANS went to "interpret" the "elements" of the narrative of his "Birth" to "syncretize" it with the deities of the Roman empire, it treated the other "elements" of history, in the same manner as it did "Christ", one of which is this reference to the "Magi' who came to see him.
While all the elements of this corruption evolved simultaneously, due to the nature of the foundation which it was all built upon, the various "elements" of distortion, were "emphasized" based upon the period in which that one particular element of corruption, was found most useful for propaganda purposes. Thus while all were present from the beginning of NICOLAITANISM they were not all given the same emphasis at each period in history.
The first and most critical element being the NICOLAITAN connection with denying "Christ's" flesh and blood, and the "equation" of "Christ" as the "birth of the sun", the chief deity of the Roman empire. Thus, the "wise men" at this point are transformed in Babylonian/Persian Mithra worshipers . The narrative is given "supporting" arguments naturally from points of intersection found in the Scriptures, but by necessity, corrupt these points of intersection, into these they were not, in order to "make the leap", from concepts and histories in Judaism, to their mythological equivalents in Romanism.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
There is no mention of the number of "wise men" (magi) that come. Only a plural term is used.
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
By the time, they actually get "to the HOUSE" where "Christ" is, he is no longer a "New Born" (ἀρτιγέννητος), but a "Toddler" (παιδίον).
NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE
Neuter diminutive of G3816; a childling (of either sex), ..a half grown boy or girl; figuratively an immature
From G737 and G1084; just born, that is, (figuratively) a young convert: - new born.
and "plays" of the "Three Wise Men" coming to a
"manger" is completely fictitious. And while plans to under-take their
journey may have begun with observation of an astronomical phenomena, and a
trip to Jerusalem, by the time they got to THE HOUSE, where Christ was, Christ WAS A TODDLER. So the merging
of this "imagery" with the "birth of the Sun", naturally,
has nothing to do with THE CHRIST OF THE FLESH, because at that time
"Christ's FLESH" had ALREADY GROWN INTO BEING A TODDLER.
Now this may seem like a small matter to some, and certainly by itself could be attributed to nothing more than sloth or error on the part of credulous Christians, but you have to remember, the entire point of this "synthesis mythology" IS A DENIAL OF THE FLESH OF CHRIST, so naturally the "Flesh" of Christ (it's actual state) is of NO RELEVANCE in this story.
the Sun of Righteousness,
who drives His chariot over all,
pervades equally all
like His Father,
who makes His sun to rise on all men”
- CLEMENT OF
(Exhortation to the Heathen 11).
NOTE: Bottom Right in photos above, CHRIST AS HELIOS (in Chariot), found in substrata floor of SAINT PETER'S BASCILICA at the VATICAN, in Rome.
Why must the "magi" come and "bring Gifts" to "Christ' who was born in a "Stable/Cave"? Because that is the story of the person they were really worshiping and how he was "born". Mithra was born in a "cave" and visited by "Wise men and Shepherds" bearing him "gifts". Not Christ. But since it is not "Christ" that is actually being worshiped, the exact details of the actual story of "Christ's" birth, are important only in so far as to how they "over-lap" with Mithra, and thus the strange distortions of fact, for fancy.
THE "THREE SONS OF SATURN"
The number "Three" was sacred to polytheistic/occultist/mystery religions in the ancient Roman empire. From it's earliest times, documented in Hindu devil worship, the repeating number of 3 emerges. As you can see in the illustration above, the Hindu "Mother-goddess" Sri Lalitha, is accompanied by 3 children, each representing a different "element", also symbolized in the "colors" white, red and black.
In Roman mythology, SATURN'S 3 SONS, (From which we derive the "Saturnalia"), were Zeus (the sky), Neptune (the sea) and Pluto (the earth). Also 3 elemental "spirits". The "coloration" of the "3 wise men" from Priscilla's tomb, indicate that the number "3" were also "equated" not to "3" races, but "3" elementals, or in other words, the 3 Children of Saturn, or the 3 attendants of the ancient "Mother-goddess", from polytheism, behind whose head shines of course, THE SUN.
...Second Vatican Council inevitably becomes the event that turned the priest around and broke the altar away from the wall. Until then, the celebrant had typically faced the apse or rear wall of the church, ostensibly appearing to be “away from the people.” This practice was described for symbolic and historical reasons using the Latin phrase, ad orientem, “to the east,” - Light from the East:The Orientation of Christian Worship in Light of Modern Scholarship by Matthew Alderman
"It was to the rising sun that Christians alike in East and West
turned in prayer, whether in congregational worship or in private devotion. IN
TERTULLIAN'S DAY THERE WERE ALREADY SOME WHO THOUGHT THE SUN TO BE THE CHRISTIANS' GOD".
- Norman H. Baynes,
History of Constantine The Great and the Christian Church
Oxford, 1972, P.95
And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold,...their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they WORSHIPPED THE SUN toward the east.
"RACIAL INCLUSION" OR "WHITE SUPREMACY" ?
Separating "racism" from Rome's "Christ-mass" is about as impossible as separating "the alphabet" from "letters". ( It is virtually identical ) as you can clearly see in the very typical classic "nativity" painting above of the "Three Kings". In modern renditions, often the "three kings" are intentionally shown as Asian, African and European, symbolizing the "three races" of earth. They are all, in every rendition, however always shown bowing to the "nearly born" infant ( who is not incidentally, "the golden race" ). It is in reality, a display of "white supremacy", not "inclusion", as is claimed. And it is neither "Christ" (a toddler) nor the "three wise-men" (Magian Jews) being shown.
For the sake of brevity, and to avoid needless repetition under this topic ,for a more complete discussion of the connection between Christmas and Rome's worship of the Sun see the section entitled: THE REASON
Suffice it to note here, that the earliest portrayals of the "Three Wise Men/Magi" occurring anywhere on earth, are found in the Roman Catacombs, associated with Sorcery and Necromancy (see illustration "Oldest Known Nativity" above). They depict the "Three Wise-men" as 3 elemental spirits, not 3 "races", after the manner of Saturn's Three Sons, and the three attendants of the most ancient versions of the "Mother-goddess" as found in Hindu polytheism.
Simply to illustrate the effect on western culture these occult ideas have held, if you were to ask most people today;"How many 'RACES' are there?" Most would reply "Three" citing Caucasian, Asian and African, or more technically the more historical three categorizations of Caucasian, Mongolian, and Negroid. Which is in fact, completely false. There are 4-5 genetic grouping of "race" for those who still use the antiquated term. The UN has dropped the language as scientifically inaccurate terminology, and refer to "ethnicities" instead, of which, there are MORE THAN 5000.
A "Magi" scene with 5000 "Magi" would have been a little much. But aside from the fact there would have been more than 3 "races", the number three was not designating "races" to begin with, bu the THREE SONS OF SATURN. (As in the SATURNALIA)
The United Nations, in a 1950 statement, opted to “drop the term ‘race’ altogether and speak of “ethnic groups”. In this case, there are more than 5,000 ethnic groups in the world, according to a 1998 study published in the Scientific American. - How Many Races Are There In The Wolrd? Mysteries.con/Science
The fact that RACISM is however, a very large part of this "occult tradition", inserted into "Christianity" through Nicolaitan corruption, is in keeping with it's primary directive from the beginning cited by Constantine, who quoted Virgil's epilogue on the dedication of the first Roman Universalist Temple, built from scratch, using the stones of the Temple of Diana from Ephesus. For more on this discussion, SEE: "THE CHRIST"
The "3 Races" obviously an adaptation of the THREE SONS OF SATURN, and the THREE ELEMENTS which they represented, each bearing a color corresponding to their attribute of "occult power". When Romans use "free Association" to "connect the dots" with symbolism from Biblical narratives, completely outside of their historical, cultural and linguistic contexts to find "Cognates" with all it's various occult doctrines, naturally the "Three Gifts" themselves, (not being the SOURCE of the inspiration, but certainly adding a POINT OF FIXATION, being interpreted along the same lines of the THREE ELEMENTS; Gold, Frankencense and Myrrh, equating to Earth, Water and Fire, or Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto.
The fact that the actual number of "Magi" are not directly cited, adds to the opportunity, to take these three "Gifts" representing the THREE ELEMENTS, and by way of EXTENSION, carry them to the THREE SONS OF SATURN, as the THREE WISE MEN. Another aspect of this link, is the fact that the "Three visitors" are depicted not as aged learned "scholars", but as "Youth", thus emphasizing SONS... as in THE THREE SONS OF SATURN.
In order to make the connection between Rome's principal deity "Sol
Invictus" (a/k/a Apollo, Rev.9:11), and also known as "Mithra"
in Persia, for whom the Winter-Solstice is commemorated as a "High Holy
Day". While it is true, there was a "Persian" connection, Rome interpreted that "Persian connection" in terms of a GENTILE context only (because of it's antisemitism), identifying the "magi" as PERSIAN SUN WORSHIPERS after the tradition of Zoroastrianism. (Not in the context of the history of Judaism, which is what Matthew 2 is actually about) Thus bringing together the various disparate religious traditions into a
single "synchronized" system of "Sun-veneration" as the
"Anointed [ONE]". (Emphasis on "One"), a concept of
occult Babelism religious tradition which is profound and indispensable.
The connection to Persian Mithraism, is clearly established by the early
"Nicolaitan" sun-syncretists who REPLACED the Jewish Christ of the
"Flesh" found in the New Testament, with a "Christ" which
served as nothing more than a "spirit-symbol" (I.E., NOT OF "THE
FLESH") with Roman/Persian sun-worship.
This dramatic REPLACEMENT "syncretism" will be noted even FURTHER and in more shocking and graphic detail in the next epoch of Rome's perversion, which merges not only the Persian SUN-DEITY as "Christ", but goes so far as to even include it's abominable it's Ashteroth-Tree Mother-goddess worship, and even it's use of "Sorcery" (Pharmakia).
BY THY SORCERIES WERE ALL NATIONS DECEIVED
YES, THEY REALLY DID !
SORCERY: G5331, φαρμακεία, pharmakeia, far-mak-i'-ah, From G5332; medication (pharmacy), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): - sorcery, witchcraft.
ABC, the latest to "line-up" as another "commercial sycophant" for the Vatican, announced to it's viewing audience (about 7 million viewers), that at last the "secret mystery" of the "Three Wise Men" had been "solved" (as though it actually ever was a "mystery" to begin with). Proof positive who the "Wise men really were!" is found, "according to ABC's 'Faith matters'" (plugs for Vatican theology on American FCC Publicly licensed TV), and this is "in their own WORDS!", the announcer tells the public gleefully.
REVELATION OF THE MAGI (OR REVELATION OF SOMETHING ELSE)
An "ancient manuscript" allegedly written by the "Wise men"
themselves, explain in their own words, their entire story! ( At least that is what everyone was told )
And not surprisingly, this document dates to at the very least, a century after their lives, and is conveniently produced by the Vatican for "translation" from Syriac into English, and despite the historical discrepancies, let alone it's content, is held out to the public by ABC with a "straight face" as a "real account of the wise men", and "explaining the mystery of the wise men".
Never mind the fact that the fraudulent document is simply nothing more
than another example of Rome "fabricating" a fictitious history for
it's heretical and perverse "doctrines" (which did not really exist,
and thus the need to fabricate these kinds of phony documents for it).
This latest fraud however, really goes off the deep end in a literal sort of
way, justifying the Vatican's use of enthnogenic drugs
to "achieve enlightenment", and probably create drug induced
Papal Megla-mania, which became familiar to the whole world in "declarations" such as the UNAM SANCTAM.
And while the "Revelation of the Magi" does not do anything by way of adding any real valid information
about the Magi, in Matthew 2, it does serve as "prima facie" evidence,
the Vatican has after all, really been involved in the long suspected art of
Sorcery (i.e., Pharmakeia). As clearly declared prophetically, by John in HIS "Revelation".
But completely aside from the most remarkable component of this literary document fraud, and it's reliance on the use of "Pharmakeia" (Sorcery) by the "Magi" to "see the star" and "find Christ" (which is actually nothing more than a "drug trip" on an hallucinogen consumed as "food"), the most remarkable connection, as early as the 3rd century, documented in this fraud, hidden away in the Vatican archives as it's "secret collection" of "hidden wisdom"... it's overt and direct connection between it's "High Holy Day" of Persian Sorcery sun-worship and the "Gan Edin's" SERPENT TREE OF KNOWLEDGE, the Ashteroth Tree, worshiped by Persian idolaters and condemned by the prophet Jeremiah. It actually CITES the connection in graphic detail for the reader. (No wonder it's never been translated into "English")
Here, we have documented, not an "account" written by the "Three Wise Men" (Magi), but a document fraud falsely attributed to them, and passed around in the Vatican as a "secret knowledge". A perverse "secret knowledge", that illustrates not only where they got such deluded ideas from to begin with, but what those "ideas" REALLY WERE, found in their own source document references
Chapter 28 (yes, an entire Chapter) is dedicated to describing the "effect" of their "magical food", which gives them "visions" and "revelations" about "Christ".
28. The People Eat the Magi’s Food
28:1 And some of the people, rejoicing in love, took of those provisions and ate. And they began rejoicing and leaping for joy, while glorifying and saying to each other everything that appeared to them. There was one of them saying, “At the moment I ate of these provisions, I saw a great light that has no likeness in the world.”
28:2 And there is one saying, “I saw God bearing himself in the world as he wished.” And there is one saying, “I saw a star of light that darkened the sun by its light.” And there is one saying, “I saw a human being whose appearance is more unsightly than a man, and he is saving and purifying the world by his blood and by his humble appearance.”
28:3 And there is one saying, “I saw something like a lamb hanging upon a tree of life,and by him and his blood redemption takes place for all the creatures of the world.” And there is one saying, “I saw a pillar of light diving down inside the bowels of the earth,and the dead rise to meet it, and they worship and glorify it with great joy.”
28:4 And those who ate from those provisions were speaking to each other many other things beyond these, and their mind brought forth much glory day by day. And there was great joy in the entire land of the East, and the nobles, and the poor, and women, and children from the entire land were gathered together in the love of our Lord before those nobles who were called Magi.
28:5 And they came and heard from them the new and glorious teaching, and the mysteries, and the revelations, and everything that was spoken with them from that first day that they went out from their land until they came back in joy. And again, day by day, revelations, and visions, and all kinds of powerful manifestations were increased for them.
28:6 And the faith increased with the love of the testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ, by the mighty works which he did through them, that offspring of light who appeared to them until he accomplished the will of the one who sent him in everything and was taken up with glory to that heavenly height, his first abode. And the faith of salvation increased in the land of the East in those who heard.
ROME'S "MAGIC FOOD"
The Amanita muscaria is the red and white magic mushroom that grows almost exclusively beneath Pine trees. One of the active substances in the hallucinogenic mushroom is DMT, an entheogen naturally produced in the brain’s pineal gland. “The Pine tree is one of the well-known central relics of Christmas. Under this tree is where those who are deemed good find their reward in the form of a present. A big red and white rounded mushroom grows under the very tree we are to look under on Christmas morning to find our gift.”
–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind”
Green, red, and white ( Christmas colors ) come from the evergreen tree and the red and white mushrooms underneath. The word Christmas originally comes from the Egyptian KRST (oiled/anointed one) and Mes, the sacred cakes annually made/ingested by the Egyptians. This Eucharist was originally made from Amanita muscaria.
Pictures of winged Babylonian and Sumerian gods are shown feeding pinecones to humans. The Amanita muscaria is the red and white magic mushroom that grows almost exclusively beneath Pine trees. One of the active substances in the hallucinogenic mushroom is DMT, a chemical naturally produced in the brain’s pineal gland.
“There are a number of
hieroglyphic depictions of plants (many of which are psychedelic) on walls and
within texts throughout Egypt. This is to be expected, yet this goes undetected
or dismissed by most who are studying Egypt and its religious writings … The
pillars that are at every temple in Egypt are shaped like giant mushrooms.
These are shaped like the Amanita some are shaped like Psilocybe. Others look
like tree fungus and are decorated with pictures of an incredible variety of
plants.” In Egypt countless pillars are shaped like huge mushrooms with tall
stems, umbrella caps, and mushroom engravings all up, down, and around them. In
the Egyptian Book of the Dead they are called “the food of the gods,” or
“celestial food” and “the flesh of the gods.”
- James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (44 & 53)
Naturally, if you are instituting a
"doctrine" of "Syncretism", these elements of Pagan
"Pharmakeia", would be a necessary point of absorption, along with
the more public expressions of Idolatry and drug induced religious
megalomaniacal blasphemy, that go along with it.
The real "Revelation" of "The Revelation of the Magi" is actually how the Vatican intoxicated itself on mind altering poisons. If it seems as though the designer's of Vatican theology, were tripping on acid when they came up with some of their incredulous ideas, "The Revelation of the Magi", reveal exactly how the Vatican took it's "trips". With the "magic food" of the MAGI, the "Christmas Mushroom". (One of it's "Secret Revelations")
But as mentioned before, not only is the
use of "Pharmakeia" (Sorcery) documented in this literary device
produced and previously held in secret at the Vatican, there is also a literary
attempt to "explain" the "Christmas Tree" and it's
"Star" (at a time in history, they were previously claiming none of
these things even existed).
Well, as you see in the section entitled "THE TREE", both the "Tree" and it's practices of "Creche" idolatry, have been around not for centuries, but millennia, and they are in fact even referenced in the Bible itself, hundreds of years BC.
ORIGIN OF "THE STAR" ON THE TOP OF "THE CHRISTMAS TREE"
6. An Excerpt from Seth’s Books of Revelation
6:1 Again, from the books that were in the Cave of Treasures of Hidden Mysteries: every word that our father Adam, the beginning of our great lineage, spoke with his son Seth, whom he had after the death of Abel, whom his brother Cain killed and over whom his father Adam mourned.
6:2 And Adam instructed Seth his son about[lacuna], [and about the revelation] of the light of the star and about its glory, because he [saw] it in the Garden of Eden when it descended and came to rest over the Tree of Life; and it illuminated the entire (garden) before Adam transgressed against the commandment of the Father of heavenly majesty.
6:3 And when he transgressed against the commandment that (the Father) ordained for him, the sight of the star was taken away from him, and (it was also taken away from him) because of his expulsion from Paradise. And Adam our father mourned over (his) foolishness, that he was humbled from his greatness.
6:4 And he strongly warned his son Seth, and he taught him to walk in righteousness so that he might find mercy before the Father of majesty.
Once again, we find more documented evidence the connection of the "Christ-Mass" Tree, was well known long before "Christ-Mass" apollo-gists have admitted. And it's "Star", is directly connected to "Gan Edin", and to the "Serpent" and to the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE. (Except the values are found to be, exactly REVERSED, not surprisingly, from the Biblical narrative) All are found mentioned in the "Revelation of the Magi" with the typical "syncretistic" twists, confusing the identities and roles of God with Satan, and vica versa.
The "Revelation of the Magi" was
a tremendous "Revelation", but not the one the Vatican was claiming, and certainly not the one they had ABC parroting
to it's 7 million viewers in the America public. What it "revealed" was THE VATICAN, not "The Magi".
And it would not be appropriate before concluding this section, to not point out a few observations concerning the incredulous distortions of Biblical fact, being conducted through the use of this fraudulent psuedepigraphic document.
WHY THE "REVELATION OF THE MAGI"
HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REAL "MAGI"
There are numerous historical problems with attempting to claim this piece of literature to be anything other than a literary device and the product of someone's vivid and perhaps drug-warped imagination, the Vatican found "useful" to collect, and hold in private as a tool.
IT HAS THE "WRONG LANGUAGE"
1. While they claim to be from the "Land of Shir" (argued to be
"China" by Landau), the document is written "by them", and
in Syriac. Not too many "Chinese" from "the other end of the
world", in 1st century BC/AD, would have been "fluent in
Syriac". In fact, not to many Romans or Jews would have been either.
was the language of "Syria". And in 1st Century Israel, the area of
Syria was virtually the only place it was spoken.
But, why the Pseudepigrapha writers would have chosen "Syriac" in which to create the fiction, indicates one of two possibilities. There was a pre-established rumor that they spoke Syriac, with which they sought to integrate their fiction into, or the authors of the document fraud were Syrian, (and that was their native tongue). So naturally they penned the fiction in their native tongue, despite attempts to place it's projected authors somewhere in the undefined "exotic Orient". The use of Syriac undermines this claim as genuine.
IT HAS THE "WRONG DATE"
2. Ironically, when it comes to the New Testament, they attribute to it's
documents the latest dates they can possibly cite without being laughed out of
a room, and for Rome's "anonymous" Pseudepigrapha, such as the
"Didache" or "The Revelation of the Magi", they stretch the
earliest date they can possibly cite as credible. And even given these
distortions of historical fact, the date of authorship, though called
"early" is still well beyond the credible "life-span" of any
real "Magi" which would have been well grown, mature and old enough to take on Herod,
and escape his intended plans, at the birth of Christ (7-8 BC).
IT CONTAINS ANACHRONISTIC REFERENCES
3. The descriptions of "taking the Eucharist", and the "tree of life" with a "Star on top of it", are also religious rites and customs which are dated in history, and occur well beyond the credible life-span of Magi in Matthew 2, in (7-8 BC). Ignatius being the earliest written reference for the Latinized "Eucharist" ritual at between an early estimate of 98 AD to 117 AD, and ...obviously Christian adoption of the Persian Yalda Ashteroth Tree with an Astarte "Star on top" come even later. Numerous document frauds were created in "Syriac" many attributed to "early Church fathers", such as Ignatius.
IT CONTRADICTS PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTATION
4. As you will see below, the "description" of who the Magi were in this document, "The Revelation of the Magi" (in Syriac) will clearly contradict over 70 items of identification deducted from it's reference in Matthew 2 and it's historical context. It is simply not the Biblical Magi who wrote this, nor who it describes. But... one other most important item will be listed here, for the sake of the reader who has just viewed the information concerning "Christmas Mushrooms"...
IT CONTRADICTS KNOWN THEOLOGICAL PRECEDENT
5. The God
(of the Scriptures) does not speak to practitioners of "Pharamakeia": Rev.18:23, because
self-deification replaces his voice with self-talk. However,
"seducing spirits" certainly do. 1 Tim. 4:1 (Which is the real
"source" of the deception here). "God-consciousness"
attained as the result of chemical brain scrambling, is not the same as
consciousness of "God", despite the "knowledge" gained from
IT CONTRADICTS KNOWN RELIGIOUS CUSTOM
6. "Christ/Christians" did not
"embrace" "False prophets" (meaning the use of a demonic spirit to
"prophesy" or conduct "divination"), even when what a
"false prophet" was prophesying was (a) complimentary or (b) even
when it was accurate. This consistent pattern continues from the Old
Testament, where Balaam's "prophecy' is recorded, however he was later
executed. All the way into the New Testament, where a girl
"prophesying" Paul was a "great man" and had "come to
show the way of Salvation", was actually rebuked, and the demonic spirit
cast out of her [Act 16:16-20].
This treatment was identical to the very same treatment by Christ, [Mar 1:23-27, Mar 3:11, Mar 5:2-13, Luk 8:28-33] who also "cast out demonic spirits" out from people who openly proclaimed him "the son of God".(Something you think he would be appreciative of). In the ancient world, Jews knew to grant a "false system" legitimacy, meant that point of "approval" would then be used to introduce "syncretism", consequently, it was never acknowledged, even when the content itself was "agreeable".
The "Revelation of the Wise men" clearly depict these visitors as "Sorcerers" (Pharmakeia), and their "appearance" at the home of Mary and Christ, would have probably received the same kind of treatment, as all the other "sorcerers" and "false prophets" did throughout the Bible, an unconditional condemnation, regardless of the content they "prophesied".
We have already seen the fulfillment of Revelation 9:11, and the worship
of Apollyon as "Christ", and now we actually see the fulfillment of
the "Sorcery" by which all men were deceived, in this very "document" the "Revelation of the Magi" (which is really the Revelation of THE VATICAN) - Revelation 18:23 - complete with it's own "extra-biblical" SOURCE material.
Now it is time to move to the last phase of Empire "propaganda" using the "wise men", which is although last, certainly not "least".... that being KINGS. Enter the era of the Byzantium Empire, and it's need to use the "Three Wise men" to propagandize against and manipulate the behavior of "kings". Viola! THREE KINGS!
THE "THREE KINGS" FORNICATING
Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
The THREE KINGS OF ROME are very popular. In fact, so popular, in SPAIN, their fictitious existence is celebrated in the streets of Spain's main cities, like the 4th of July is "celebrated" in America, complete with parades and fireworks and "floats", where 3 fictitious cartoon characters called by 3 fictitious names, throw gifts into the crowd similar to the Mardi-Gras parades in New Orleans, Louisiana, and equally pagan in nature.
The "celebration" of the THREE KINGS, however do perfectly "symbolize" precisely what the Scripture foretold about these developments centuries before they were realized as realities in western civilization, down to some rather amazing details of accuracy, which are spelled out in detail other sections of this website. So they will not be reviewed here, except by way of mentioning how they once again, as found having occurred in history. This fiction of THE THREE KINGS, being our present example.
WHAT WERE "THE MAGI" ( REALLY )
The GEOGRAPHY of where MAGIANS lived, where "Magian Jews" were from, was 90 (degrees) DUE EAST of JUDEA. ( Thus the expression "from the east" )
If you notice in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, the term literally means A MAGIAN, but then Strong's adds the typical confusion afterwards citing "Magician" and "Sorcerer". (And there is the source of the "confusion") A "Magian" is not a "Magician". Anymore than "Texas", is a "Tech's Ass" despite the similarity in sound. A MAGIAN, is not A MAGICIAN.
A TRIBE OF MEDES:
MAGIANS: Were originally a Median tribe (Herodotus i. 101); and in Darius' Inscriptions Magush means only a member of that tribe. It was one of them, Bardiya, who pretended to be Smerdis and raised the rebellion against Cambyses. Rabh Magh in Jer_39:3 does not mean “Chief Magus,” but is in Assyrian Rab mugi (apparently “commander”; compare rab mugi ša narkabti, “commander of chariots”), having no connection with “Magus” (unless perhaps Magians were employed as charioteers, Media being famous for its Nisean steeds). The investment of the Magi with priestly functions, possibly under Cyrus (Xen. Cyrop. viii), but probably much later, was perhaps due to the fact that Zoroaster (Zarathuštra) belonged, it is said, to that tribe. ... They also studied...astronomy (rationes mundani motus et siderum (Amm. Marc., xxiii. 6, 32)), partly learned from Babylon. These latter studies explain why a star was used to lead them to Christ at Bethlehem, when our Lord was less than two years old (Mat_2:16). No reliable tradition deals with the country whence these particular magi came. Justin Martyr, Tertullian and Epiphanius fancied that they came from Arabia, founding their opinion on the fact that “gold, frankincense and myrrh” abounded in Yemen. But the text says they came not from the South but from the East. Origen held that they came from Chaldea, which is possible. But Clement of Alexandria, Diodorus of Tarsus, Chrysostom, Cyril of Alexandria, Juvencus, Prudentius and others are probably right in bringing them from Persia. Sargon's settlement of Israelites in Media (circa 730-728 BC (2Ki_17:6)) accounts for the large Hebrew element of thought which Darmesteter recognizes in the Avesta (SBE, IV, Intro, chapter vi)....That the Jews expected a star as a sign of the birth of the Messiah is clear from the tractate Zohar of the Gemârâ and also from the title “Son of the Star (Bar Kōkhebhā) given to a pseudo-Messiah _ (130-35 AD). Tacitus (Hist. Jer_39:13) and Suetonius (Vesp. iv) tell us how widespread in the East at the time of Christ's coming was the expectation that at that time men starting from Judea would make themselves masters of things” (compare Virgil, Ecl. iv). All this would naturally prepare the Magi to follow the star when it appeared. ..
Literature. Herodotus; Xenophon; Amm. Marcellinus; Strabo; Spiegel,
Altpersische Keilinschriften; Geldner, Avesta; Muss-Arnolt, Assyrian Dict.;
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(1) a Median tribe (Herodotus i. 101);
(2) Sargon's settlement of Israelites in Media (circa 730-728 BC (2Ki_17:6))
(3) the Jews expected a star as a sign of the birth of the Messiah - Suetonius (Vesp. iv)
MAGIANS WERE FROM ELAM IN MEDIA
According to the Behistun Inscription, Paišiyâuvâdâ was close to "the mountain named Arakadriš" (DB §11). These places cannot be located with certainty, but since the town has a different name in the Elamite version of the inscription (Nasirma), we may assume that it was on the border between Elam and Persia. (If it had been a purely Persian town, it would have kept its Persian name in the translation.) We can therefore think of a part of the southern Zagros mountain range. The Behistun Inscription says that Paišiyâuvâdâ was the place where the Magian named Gaumâta raised a rebellion against the Achaemenid king Cambyses, who was in Egypt or Syria. This is remarkable, because other rebels mentioned in the inscription are never introduced with an indication of the place of their revolt.
When discussing the Magians of ancient Persia, one thing should be clear from the very start: Magians have nothing to do with magic or wizardry. The confusion, however, is understandable or -in any case- very old. In the sixth century BCE, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus directed his prophecies against the wanderers of the night: the Magians, the Bacchantes, the Maenads and initiates.[Clement of Alexandria, Protrepticus 12] The famous Macedonian philosopher Aristotle of Stagira (384-322), who had not spent part of his life in Persia's western territories for nothing, felt himself forced to state explicitly 'that the Magians neither know nor practice sorcery' (The Magian, fr.36 Rose).
MAGIAN JEWS WERE "TORAH SCHOLARS"
BUT THEY WERE NOT "RABS"
(THE REAL REASON THEIR IDENTITY IS HIDDEN)
While a "RAB" is "placed over them" in BABYLON, it was a term and an office that they NEVER EMBRACED. How do we know this? They appear as "Prophets" and "Spiritual leaders" among Jews, but NEVER with the term "RAB" as is found in DANIEL, during the rule of BABYLON. instead the term "RAB" (Which means "A Babylonian Official") was adopted by THE RAB-BIS!!!
G3097, μάγος, magos, mag'-os, Of foreign origin [H7248]; a Magian,
H7248, רב־מג, RAB-MAG, rab-mawg', From H7227 and a foreign word for a MAGIAN; chief Magian; Rab-Mag, a Babylonian official: - Rab-mag.
H7227, רב, RAB, rab, By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality): - (in) abound (-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great (-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, [time]), (do, have) many (-ifold, things, a time), ([ship-]) master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply (-tude), officer, often [-times], plenteous, populous, prince, process [of time], suffice (-ient).
In 70 AD, Rome was "assisted" in it's "sack of Jerusalem", by Rabbinical Jews, who "opened the city gate" and let the Roman army sneak into the city. It was an act of serious betrayal. Afterwards, these "Rabbinical Jews" were given asylum in Rome as a reward for their treachery.
"Rabbinical Judaism" became the sponsored branch of Judaism under the Vatican, but there had been another "competitive" form of Judaism, the Vatican had never recognized, and perhaps was not even familiar with (in the east).
These "Jews" were "Biblical Jews". They did not use the title "Rabbi". They later came to be known as "Karaite Jews", and supposedly did not exist until hundreds of years after Christ.
But their existence in the New Testament, and their assistance to the family of Christ to take refuge in Egypt (where an ancient and large community of them lived) , means the claim has been created to hide "Christ's" real Jewish identity from the world. (And what was his original "Jewish" religion)
And that is WHY you get treated every year to THE THREE STOOGES instead.
They were "JEWISH SAGES", known by Jews as "Hakhams"... not ASTROLOGERS nor MAGICIANS nor ROME'S SORCERERS.
UNTIL RECENTLY, "WISE MAN" (HAKHAM) WAS
THE ONLY RELIGIOUS TITLE KARAITES USED
THE "SPIRITUAL LEADER" OF A KARAITE COMMUNITYWAS HISTORICALLY CALLED, A "HAKHAM" (A WISEMAN)
Historically, Karaite Jews, were distinguished by their insistence on using the Biblical calendar, as opposed to the Rabbinic one. This use of "dual calendars" is also recorded in the New Testament, between the "Rabbinical Passover" and the "Passover" observed by Christ's disciples, who were part of a "larger community" doing the same. Evidenced when Christ commanded his disciples to go to a certain man's home, who had "prepared" for the earlier "Passover")
And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
THE "REAL STORY" BEHIND THE "MAGIAN JEWS" (THE MAGI)AND WHY IT'S BEEN "HIDDEN" FROM THE PUBLIC
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. ...Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
MAGIANS (MAGI) - A TRIBE OF THE MEDES:
MAGIANS: Were originally a Median tribe (Herodotus i.
101); and in Darius' Inscriptions Magush means only a member of that
tribe. It was one of them, Bardiya, who pretended to be Smerdis and raised the
rebellion against Cambyses.
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THE SETTING FOR DANIEL'S VISION
And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan (Susa) in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.
OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE MAGIAN JEWS
Magians were a tribe in Elam, the region ruled by Daniel.
(1) "MAGI" WERE SAID TO BE "JEWISH" IN THE NEW TESTAMENT [ACTS 13:6]
Act 13:6-8 and having gone through the island unto Paphos, they found a certain magian, ...A JEW,
(2) THE "MAGI" (IN MATT.2) WERE MAKING A "RELIGIOUS PILGRIMAGE" TO "SEE THE PROPHESIED MESSIAH-KING" [MT.2:2]
Mat 2:2 saying, `Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and we came to bow to him.' - YOUNG'S LITERAL
(3) THE "MAGI" (IN MATT.2) CAME TO "JERUSALEM", NOT BETHLEHEM. [MT.2;1]
Mat 2:1 Now when Jesus was born... there came wise men ...to Jerusalem,
(4) THE "MAGI" (IN MATT.2) WERE "LOOKING FOR SIGNS OF THE MESSIAH'S BIRTH" [MT.2;2]
Mat 2:2 saying, `Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw his star
(5) THE "MAGI" VENERATED AND PROTECTED CHRIST [MT.2;10,11,12]
Mat 2:11,12 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. KJV
(6) GOD [YHVH] "SPOKE" TO THE "MAGI" [MTT.2;12]
Mat 2:12 - And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. KJV
(7) THE MAGI DID NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE LEGITIMACY OF THE HERODIAN DYNASTY [MT.2:2,3]
WHY MENTIONED "ONLY IN MATTHEW" ?
Why would this BE IMPORTANT TO MATTHEW? Because as people who actually study the Scriptures actually already know, Matthew was written to the indigenous Jewish audience and Elamite Jews were a very significant part of Jewish History. But there is even a more important reason that simply Jewish cultural history involved for Matthew. The name "Matthew" is the New Testament Hellenized version of a very famous descendant of ELAMTIE JEWS. MATTHEWS VERY OWN NAME SAKE
And of the sons of Elam; Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Eliah. (MATTIT-YAHU)
From H4976 and H3050; gift of Jah; Mattanjah, the name of ten Israelites: - Mattaniah.
THE FRACTURE BETWEEN "BABYLONIAN" AND "ELAMITE" JEWRY
There has been an "ancient" cultural and religious divide in the Middle-East between Persian and Babylonian influence for centuries, going back to ancient times. In fact, this "divide" has continued right up into the modern era, in the now dominant religion of the region, Islam.
The existence of this
"divide" is seen in the two major schools of Islam, which now
dominate the Islamic world, and the Middle-East, Shia and Sunni Islam. One is predominately Persian, the other predominately Arab.
This "divide" today, in Islam, is a "reflection" of the cultural "religious divide" that has existed between these "regions" as far back as the time of Christ, and in fact, existed within "Judaism" as well.
Magian Jews" DID NOT ACCEPT the legitimacy of the HERODIAN DYNASTY in JUDEA (as did RABBINICALS in cooperation with ROME). They came to JERUSALEM to pay homage to the birth of it's "rightful HEIR" to the THRONE. Thus "provoking" NOT ONLY Herod's RESPONSE, but "ALL JERUSALEM".
They were bringing an open "challenge" to the "powers" not only of the THRONE of "the Jews", but of the legitimacy of the "Babylonian Rabbinical Academy", as well.
When Herod had heard these things,
he was troubled,
AND ALL JERUSALEM WITH HIM.
The "political, religious and cultural" divide that existed between "EASTERN" JEWS and BABYLONIAN JEWS and it's "Rabbinical Academy in Babylon", is RECORDED in MATTHEW 2 (Who himself BORE THE NAME of a son of ELAM)
EZRA 10: 26
THIS IS WHO THE "MAGI" WERE,
WHY THEIR ARRIVAL
"TROUBLED ALL JERUSALEM"
The "fictitious replacements" offered by Nicolaitan theology, is intended to BURY their EXISTENCE from HISTORY, along with the "real" New Testament CHRIST, whose family had been "assisted" by them, providing them "refuge" among their community in Alexandria, Egypt.
A WISE MAN ONCE SAID...
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.