DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the cross is REALLY a pagan symbol?
After many years of dedicated unbiased research, the purpose of this information is to be a starting point or stepping stone for everyone beginning their journey down the path of truth. We DON’T claim to know everything but as we make time for YaHuWaH, we grow and will be guided by the RuWaCh of truth “YaHuWShuWA”. Always do your own research and validate everything EVERYONE says. We DON’T want you to think like us, we just want you to think! #FreeThinker
"Its ALL about MY heart!"
"I wear this inverted pentagram around my neck because my
grandfather gave it to me, its sentimental. I know its an occult / satanic, pagan symbol but that's NOT the reason why I wear it!"
1 Corinthians 14:40
40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
Those of us who are proudly walking the set apart path, know we are in this world but NOT of it. The path of truth are for those who are 100% sold out for the Creator YaHuWaH and along with this sacrifice comes persecution. When YaHuWaH's elect take a stand for the truth, a stand for whats right and not compromise, the masses will move away because we are NOT like them, "of this world".
YaHuWChaNaN 15:19 "John"
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
The world has its own standards according to the masses but who's order are you following? YaHuWaH has a specific order to things and he sent his one and only son to set the chaos, back in order. When people disobey the Creator and do what THEY want, that is their choice and their right but there are consequences to every action. We must NOT fear man or what people may think when walking the path of truth, because only YaHuWaH can take your body and ruwach (spirit) for your disobedience!
MaThaThiYaHuW 10:28 "Matthew"
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Once again the masses have been conditioned by tradition when it comes to the cross and what it represents, but those that are set apart dig deeper and look beyond the surface because we love the Creator and we love knowledge (MaShaL 1:28, 18-15 "Proverbs" and Hosea 4:6). The cross is loved and respected by millions of people and our biblical / historical research uncovered that the cross is “the principal symbol of the pagan Christian religion. Against popular belief the true set apart people in the ancient times did NOT use the cross in worship.
NO Images, Object or Idol's
1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am YHWH your ALaHiYM
8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth
The cross symbol / image has been used for generations to conquer, kill and overtake many nations. The harlot church has taught that the cross is a "Holy" (sacred) symbol and that the savior YaHuWShuWA died on a cross, but historical / scripture research clearly state it was on a tree. (Acts 5:30) The cross originally was a letter "T" for Tammuz the son and husband of Semiramis (The goddess of fertility or Queen of Heaven in the scriptures). The Egyptians then took that "T" symbol and added her fertility egg symbol on top and was called it the Ankh.
False Deities Renamed and Recycled Throughout Time
Just like ALL the other pagan symbols, historical study and research once again prove crosses were already on the earth hundreds of years before the savior YaHuWShuWA was even born! Down through time you can see the continued use of this evil satanic symbol, even satanist wear crosses around their necks. The KKK adopted the burning cross (in honor of CONSTANTINE'S vision of the flaming cross he saw in the sky) to invoke fear and Hitler has used this pagan symbol to draw on the evil powers of darkness to conqueror the masses (just to name a few examples). NEVER do we read in scripture where YaHuWShuWA and his 12 carried or wore pagan crosses. (LuWiY 26:1 "Leviticus", ChaBaQuWQ 2:18 "Habakkuk", ShaMuWTh 20:4-6 "Exodus", Deuteronomy 4:16-24, MaZMuWaR 97:7 "Psalm", YaShAYaHuW 44:8-11 "Isaiah", LuWiY 19:4 "Leviticus")
KKK burning cross in honor of Constantine's vision "With This Sign We Shall Concur!"
Cross Etymology Word Origin
When you do your study and research on the word "cross", in the Strong's Concordance its #G4716 and the Greek word is "staruros" which means a stake or pole. The word "cross" comes from the Latin word "crux" which means a similar thing, an upright beam or pole.
Further research leads us to the conclusion that in MaThaThiYaHuW 16:24 "Matthew", YaHuWShuWA was telling the disciples to ultimately deny themselves, give up the things and lifestyle of THIS world and take up their stakes, NOT crosses! What YaHuWShuWA was really saying was that they have to be willing to die for the truth, take up their staffs, follow / mimic the savior, and become Sheppard's of men that lead people to the truth!
MaThaThiYaHuW 9:37 "Matthew"
37 "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few."
The Latin Vulgate
The word "cross” comes from the corrupt Latin Vulgate, which as a late-4th-century Latin translation of the Bible that became the Catholic Church's officially promulgated Latin version of the Bible during the 16th century. This version of the ABaRiY / Negro / Hebrew scriptures was translated by a Christian priest, confessor, theologian, and historian named Saint Jerome (or in Latin: Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Greek: Εὐσέβιος Σωφρόνιος Ἱερώνυμος) In 382 Saint Jerome had been commissioned by Pope Damasus I to revise the Vetus Latina ("Old Latin") Gospels then in use by the Roman Church.
The word “cross” from the Latin CRUX is not mentioned ONCE in the bible (except in the New International Version). There are 2 words in Greek used to describe wood or a tree:
Greek for TREE
Greek for WOOD
YaHuWChaNaN was an eyewitness to all the events that took place at the death of the Messiah, and he bearing his WOOD (stauros) went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha. (YaHuWSChaNaN 19:17 “John”). What shape the wood was, scripture doesn't say but it was most probably a flat board. The Romans never wasted time digging holes but nailed the condemned to a wooden board and then that was nailed to a tree. KaFa (Peter) was another eyewitness to these momentous events in Jerusalem.
And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree (Gk. xylon).
Lies of Babylon
Lots of people are being deceived in the harlot church by the inherited lies of Babylonian, but there are an elect chosen few on the earth that are willing to walk in the truth, are able to lead the lost sheep out of Babylon and open peoples eye to the truth. The churches NEVER teach that the translations from ABaRiY (aka Hebrew) all the way down to English has been misleading them on purpose for centuries. The cross symbol was NEVER meant for YaHuWaH's people and we boldly say that the cross is a distraction and symbol from the enemy. We were conditioned to believe that our savior YaHuWShuWA died on a cross, but who better to believe them someone who was there, apostle KaPha (Peter). KaPha boldly testifies that the savior YaHuWShuWA was hung upon on a tree (ALaPh KaFa 2:24 "1 Peter", AShaH 5:30, 10:39, and 13:24 "Acts").
AShaH 10:39 “Acts”
39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:
The word tree in this verse is the Greek word G3586 ξύλον xylon
Research is telling us that Xylon was wood, a piece of wood, tree, post / pillar or cross beam. History tells us that the Romans performed tortuous acts on people nailed to crux's (G4716 an upright stake, pole or beam). Other research from a Dr. James Fleming (a teacher of Biblical Archaeology) lived / taught in Israel for 37 years at Jerusalem University College and at the Hebrew University. His years of research state that Jerusalem is a city and the trees around it are NOT forest trees but smaller trees like olive trees and fig trees. So how would they build ALL these high wood crosses that we are lead to believe existed and seen on these Babylonian Christian "Jesus" movies if there aren't any forests remotely near?
Historical research tell us that wood was in short supply in Israel in Roman times. Crosses in Romans times were usually made from old trees and old branches since lumber was scarce. Hundreds of people were regularly killed slowly and painfully by the Romans in this way while being exhibited in public. Our modern nicely finished and varnished wooden crosses are far from the horrifically terrible and ugly reality of real crucifixions. It is more likely that smaller trees were used or fashioned to handle the thousands of executions. Wooded sticks or poles were stuck into the ground along major walkways to offer maximum public viewing which included public ridicule and scorn. The terrible nature of this punishment helped enforce Rome's control over the ABaRiY / Jews whom they hated anyway. In the Law of MaShaH (Moses), hanging a criminal on a tree was reserved for the most serious crimes.
DaBaRiYM 21:22-23 “Deuteronomy”
22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree:
23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of ALaHiYM;) that thy land be not
In the above verse the English word tree in ABaRiY is H6086 עץ = AT
Since wood was scarce the Romans used trees for crucifixions and they would have the criminal carry the crossbar or cross beam (made of wood) to the crucifixion site themselves. The specific wood used for crosses for criminals it’s not exactly known.
No wooden remains of any historical Roman cross survives today as crucifixion was outlawed by Constantine in the 4th century, about three-hundred years after YaHuWShuWA's death. The four most common wood types in Jerusalem are Jerusalem Pine, Mediterranean Cyprus, Olive and Red River Gum. Olive tree are very oily wood, so olive weighs a lot for its size. It's also extremely strong,and olive trees were highly prized, so the wood was rarely if ever used for building. We can also eliminate Red River Gum. It's a eucalyptus tree, making it slightly poisonous, especially so if ingested. In dry climates, the trunk often twists, so getting a good piece of wood to build would have been a challenge. It's also a bit brittle, so working it by hand can be a massive challenge. In wet areas, it will grow straight, and the wood itself has a bright red finish — quite pretty — but its most favored use is still as firewood.
Cypress is a possibility, It was used to build the doors of St. Peter's Basilica, and it has a nice smell. It also had use in distilleries before the invention of steel. While it's possible the cross was made from cypress, especially wood that was recycled from another use, it remains a second best bet. Pine was plentiful, cheap, strong, and easy to work with. It was also used for the grunt-work in King Solomon's temple. It's not very pretty, so it wasn't used for ornamental work. It's just a strong wood. Different types of pine are still used all over the world for building. It is cheap and plentiful, the best bet for a cross. Olive trees were also abundant in southern Palestine, then called Judaea, and there were probably much more of them during Roman times than today. Olive trees play a major roll in Hebrew and Greek culture, it was also cultivated for its fruit and oil. The olive press industry was big business in the Mediterranean world. Still is today, especially in Spain.The upright portion of the cross is a rooted tree and crucifixions were done on a tree with a wood cross beam nailed to it. Babylon wants the world to buy into the lie and continue using the symbol of the pagan cross which is from the enemy!
Crucifixion tree's in the courtyard at a Museum in Jerusalem
Another crucifixion tree at a Museum in Jerusalem
Olive tree cross in Israel
Bones were discovered at Giv’at ha-Mivtar in an ossuary, or bone box, by house contractors in 1968. Inscribed in Hebrew several times was the name "Yehohanan son of Hagakol” (YaHuWChaNaN). A iron nail still pierced his calcaneus—possibly both of them. His ossuary (along with several others) had been placed in a tomb complex consisting of two chambers and 12 burial niches during the Roman period (first century B.C.–first century A.D.) Furthermore the nail had olive wood particles, suggesting he was hung either on a crude olive cross or tree. Yehohanan’s heel bone, along with the iron nail, can be seen below.
Published in the Israel Exploration Journal in 1970, Nicu Haas of the Department of Anatomy at Hebrew University, wrote the following regarding the remains Yehohanan:
“The whole of our interpretation concerning the position of the body on the cross may be described briefly as follows: The feet were joined almost parallel, both transfixed by the same nail at the heels, with the legs adjacent; the knees were doubled, the right one overlapping the left; the trunk was contorted; the upper limbs were stretched out, each stabbed by a nail in the forearm.”
In 1985, Joe Zias (curator of the Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums) and Dr. Eliezer Sekeles (from the Hadassah Medical Center) reexamined the crucifixion remains of Yehohanan. Their reconstruction includes a crossbar in which the condemned man could carry to the place of execution and which could be used repeatedly for attachment to the upright permanently fixed in the ground: In reconstructing the crucifixion we have used the skeletal evidence which was available in conjunction with observations by Nicu Haas and the ancient historical sources. According to these sources, the condemned man never carried the complete cross, as is commonly believed; instead the crossbar was carried, while the upright was set in a permanent place where it was used for subsequent executions. Furthermore, we know from Josephus that during the first century C.E., wood was so scarce in Jerusalem that the Romans were forced to travel ten miles from Jerusalem to secure timber for their siege machinery (Flavius Josephus, Wars of the Jews 5.522 -23).
Therefore, one can reasonably assume that the scarcity of wood may have been expressed in the economics of crucifixion in that the crossbar as well as the upright would be used repeatedly. Thus, the lack of traumatic injury to the forearm and metacarpals of the hand seems to suggest that the arms of the condemned were tied rather than nailed to the cross. There is ample literary and artistic evidence for the use of ropes rather than nails to secure the condemned to the cross. Moreover, in Egypt, where according to one source crucifixion originated, the victim was not nailed but tied. It is important to remember that death by crucifixion was the result of the manner in which the condemned man hung from the cross and not the traumatic injury caused by nailing. Hanging from the cross resulted in a painful process of asphyxiation, in which the two sets of muscles used for breathing, the intercostal muscles and the diaphragm, became progressively weakened. In time, the condemned man expired, due to the inability to continue breathing properly.
ShaMuWTh 20:4 "Exodus"
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Very interesting how a tree looks like its arms are reaching up to ShaMaH similar to the letter “Y”
Often times people get into debates with Christians over the subject of a tree or a cross, but that is just a distraction from Ha’ShaTaN (the adversary). The FACT of the matter is, knowing if YaHuWShuWA died on a cross or a tree is irrelevant to our salvation. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to understanding the deeper things in history or in the scriptures (we ALL should be doing this), but getting into debates (not discussions for edification purposes) with others regarding NON salvation issues is a waste of time, and this is exactly what Ha’ShaTaN wants. We have to be careful NOT to focus all our attention on things that wont change our salvation, and focus on living the QaDaSh life unto YaHuWaH. Bottom line we were NEVER commanded by YaHuWShuWA to wear a cross / piece of wood or symbol of any kind. Our salvation comes from believing on the true name of YaHuWaH through His son YaHuWShuWA and living the QaDaSh life (obeying YaHuWaH’s commandments).
Various Pagan Crosses
The true hard fact is our study and historical research prove that the cross is a pagan symbol used to deceive hundreds of cultures. Many pagan religions throughout time were using the cross or various forms of the cross long before YaHuWShuWA was even born. The occult cross is a pagan symbol that was adored in Egypt thousands of years before YaHuWShuWA was born but the origin of the cross was a "T" for the pagan God Tammuz. The Egyptians then adopted the "T" and added an egg on top (the Ankh) for Semiramis "Ishtar" the Queen of heaven because she was the goddess of fertility / life. The Roman Catholic Church adopted the cross symbol at least 600 years after YaHuWShuWA was crucified.
Even the early believers of North Africa rejected the cross symbol because of its pagan roots. The pagans, Egyptians, Greeks, and the Romans ALL used the occult symbol of the cross to concur long before the savior was born. The swastika or crux gamma-ta was historically used as a symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism. The Germans adopted the swastika cross as a symbol of Nazism in the 1930's and who can forget that the KKK (who are Christians) set a blaze burning crosses on the front lawns of Negros as their symbol to strike fear in all those who apposed their beliefs. Its time we wake up, unlearn the deceptions, STOP going along with the lies, do your studies and really ask yourself "Does your salvation really matter?" Do we REALLY want pagan items that YaHuWaH our Creator sees as abominations in our homes?
Various pagan crosses throughout history
If a cross is a sacred symbol only to be worn by set apart Christians from the world, why are the masses who live carnal lifestyles proudly wearing this satanic symbol? It because they are all like spirits of the world.
Once we go deep below the surface, peel away the deceptive layers and seek the truth, YaHuWaH WILL open your eyes, and unchain your mind "IF" someone WANTS to come out of the darkness, confusion and be made free.
YaHuWChaNaN 8:32 "John"
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
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The Cross of Lorraine
The pagan Cross of Lorraine (French: Croix de Lorraine) is often referred to as the patriarchal cross, and is a Christian cross bearing two horizontal lines over a single vertical line. The two-barred cross consists of a vertical line crossed by two shorter horizontal bars. In most renditions, the horizontal bars are "graded" with the upper bar being the shorter, though variations with the bars of equal length are also seen. The Lorraine name has come to signify several cross variations, including the patriarchal cross with its bars near the top.
TAKE UP YOUR STAKE
MaTaThiYaHuW 16:24-26 “Matthew”
24 Then said YaHuWShuWA unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
In this verses the word cross is the Greek word G4716 σταυρός stauros
The majority of pastors (mega and local) say they come in the name of the LORD (BaAL), this why they have NO love for the truth. The hard, true FACT is that sadly most pastors or christian leaders have NOT been called by YaHuWaH to give the people HIS sound doctrine. Most pastors do it for the money, fame and status and NOT because they truly care for your soul. If they did really care, they would teach the truth of the scriptures to the people. That truth would totally challenge the people to truly change their RuWaCh (spirit), and to change their selfish and carnal lifestyles instead of justifying their continual sin and spiritual adultery (pagan holidays). Sadly the modern day pastors are just repeating history all over again, just like the false prophets in the ancient times.
YaRaMiYaHuW 14:14 "Jeremiah"
14 Then YHWH said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them NOT, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
For those who want to please the Creator YaHuWaH, you must begin setting yourself apart. Unlike Christianity the truth WILL require you to truly sacrifice things, truly be set apart from the masses (loved ones included), be unpopular in your own home, suffer for the true names sake of our Creator and his son, give up the perverted pagan holidays (which YHWH HATES and see's as spiritual adultery unto him), make you deny self and require you to take up YOUR stake / staff to lead your spouse, son, daughter, mother, father, auntie, uncle, friend and pastor to the truth. Again unlike Christianity, standing for the truth is NOT a cake walk, smooth or easy but if you humbly ask YaHuWaH to give you the strength and the obedience to change, he will. NOT everyone will have ears to hear the truth but again THEY DON'T have a ShaMaH (heaven) or lake of fire to put you in. These are hard words but the reality is churches WONT say it! Its YaHuWaH's heaven and YaHuWaH's way, if we want to go to the ShaMaH then people have to obey HIS rules. YaHuWaH loved us ALL so much that he gave us our OWN free will to CHOOSE to love and obey him willingly or not. NO ONE wants to be praised or celebrated out of obligation (like a robot or slave) and that's how the Creator feels about people worshiping him. He wants ones who freely obey because they love to worship him in RuWaCh (spirit) and in truth. (YaHuWChaNaN 4:24 "John")
People can deny or reject the truth, but its doesn't change the FACT that its still the truth...
The letters “INRI” are initials/acronym for the Latin title that Pontius Pilate had written over the head of Jesus Christ on the cross (John 19:19). Latin was the official language of the Roman Empire. The words were “Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm.” Latin uses “I” instead of the English “J”, and “V” instead of “U” (i.e., Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum). The English translation is "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." The Early Christians adopted the first letters of each word of this inscription “INRI” as a symbol. Throughout the centuries INRI has appeared in many paintings of the crucifixion.
In the Phoenician alphabet (where all Semitic languages come from), the letters originated in a hieroglyph form that represented a voiced pharyngeal fricative (like Egyptians). The Greeks adopted a form of this Phoenician yodh as their letter iota (⟨Ι, ι⟩) to represent /i/, the same as in the Old Italic alphabet. In Latin (as in Modern Greek), it was also used to represent /j/ and this use persists in the languages that descended from Latin. The modern letter 'j' originated as a variation of 'i', and both were used interchangeably for both the vowel and the consonant, coming to be differentiated only in the 16th century. The dot over the lowercase 'i' is sometimes called a tittle. In the Turkish alphabet, dotted and dotless I are considered separate letters, representing a front and back vowel, respectively, and both have uppercase ('I', 'İ') and lowercase ('ı', 'i') forms.
False J*SUS on Cross in Jankalyan Nagar, Malad West with the INRI
Scripture says we are NOT to worship ANY image, object or idol yet in the Babylonian, harlot churches world wide we see these symbols. Take your bible and follow along with Is this dynamic teaching below (taught by Apostle Bennett from Shaluwmyah). This teaching will make ANYONE who says they love the Heavenly Father stop and think about going back into the harlot christian church!
ACh (brother) Micheal (Followers Of The Way) explains that the Heavenly Father YaHuWaH is NOT dwelling in places where idols and pagan images / symbols are worshiped. A lot of preachers preach that their flock can disregard the old testament and solely follow / focus on the new testament. What pastors and most people DON'T know (or CARE to know) is that the same things that the Heavenly Father forbid in the old testament (regarding false worship) is STILL forbidden today in the New Testiment!
In this teaching by Apostle Bennett (From ShaluwmYaH), explains the true meaning of the word "Cross"!
Unlearn and Re-think EVERYTHING you were taught!
Once the truth is given to a person, and if that person TRULY loves the Creator, YHWH is expecting they make an immediate change, NOT take their sweet time getting there when they feel like it!
30 And the times of this ignorance YHWH winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent
If you DON'T believe us regrading these facts, GOOD! Go do your own research, ASK YOUR PASTOR and find out for yourself, but NOW you cant say "you didn't know!"
2 KaPha 2:21 "Peter"
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
ABaRiY 10:26 "Hebrews"
26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins