The Pauline Doctrine is a
Christian Doctrine, not a Nazarene Doctrine. The Christian Church has taken
over the life and teachings of both Yahusha and Sha’ul giving us false images
of both (Jesus and Paul). Very few people realize that the term
“Christian” was a very popular pagan label associated with many pagan cults
long before the Messiah lived and died! In fact, the followers of Mithras,
Helios, and Osiris… all “Christians” or “Chrestos” in Greek:
Krishna (the Eastern pagan god is Sanskrit for Christ)
All followers of pagan “Christs” were called “Christians”.
The followers of Yahusha the Messiah were called by a very specific name, and
it was never “Christians”, it was “Nazarenes”, see Acts 24:5 and Acts 28:22. The
question that begs to be asked is the following:
"What would a bunch of Jewish
Israelites that practice The Torah of Yahuah and followed a Jewish
Messiah (which means anointed King) be doing
with a Greek term used by Pagans as a label for themselves?" … they
wouldn’t and they didn’t.
Should we defend the Greek term, or abandon it and use the
term Nazarenes - the term Yahusha and his followers were really known by?
The term "Christos" is Greek, and is defined
as meaning "anointed". The Greeks had no concept of what “anointed”
actually meant, and they used the term as a derogatory term for the Nazarenes
implying they were “oily people”! Although it is treated as a translation
for the Hebrew word "Mashiach", its use in the Greek language is
derived from a completely different application.
Christos is a Greek word, and in fact not a translation
from Hebrew at all. The term Christos was more of a medical term, because
healers in the Greek culture used all manner of mixtures for various ailments;
some taken internally, and others used topically. The first two letters in
"Christos" are CHI + RHO, and appear as X (CHI) and R (RHO). If you
put these together, they form the "R-X" symbol still used today in
the pharmaceutical industry, who mix and weigh dosages of medication for the
sick. The Greeks' tongue blended sounds in strange ways, producing combinations
like "DZ" and others. As early as 200 BCE, there were Pagan
worshippers of Serapis that called themselves "Christians"…. 200
years before the Messiah came!
In the Vatican, one can view an original Pagan relief
depicting MITHRAS with the words CHRESTOS MITHRAS, meaning "good
Mithras". Mithraism was the main Pagan religion of ancient Rome, and
became blended with the Messiah of Israel through the compromises of the
Nicaean Council, headed by Constantine and his son Crispus (325-326 CE).
The followers of Mithra (Constantine included) were called Christians.
So, it was at the Council of Nicaea that the term Christian became acceptable.
It was then, and remains now, an insult to the Nazarenes.
We must overcome the Hellenistic Mindset of the current
English translations if we are ever going to understand Scripture.
Specifically, the Nazarene writings of Rav Sha’ul the Apostle. The Greco-Roman
mindset (known as Hellenism) of translators gave preference
to the Greek over the Hebrew language, and played-down the Hebrew terminology,
to make everything more acceptable to the pagan culture of the unwashed,
uneducated masses. They literally blended the Holy Scriptures with the worship
of the Greek Pantheon and that is the context in which modern day Christianity
Hellenistic religion is any of
the various systems of beliefs and practices of the people who lived under the
influence of Ancient Greek culture during the Hellenistic period and the Roman
Empire (c. 300 BCE to 300 CE). There was much continuity in
Hellenistic religion: the Greek gods continued to be worshipped and the same
rites were practiced as before.
We call this assimilation of Greek Hellenism, to be
Hellenized. We know that the pagan Greek religion (Hellenism)
overtook the Truth of Yahuah, as Rome won the Roman/Jewish wars and the
resulting religion is now called Christianity. It is through this process of
Hellenism, that we have our modern English translations of Scripture:
The twentieth century witnessed
a lively debate over the extent of Hellenization in the Eastern Mediterranean
region and particularly among the Ancient Palestinian Jews that has
continued until today. The Judaism of the diaspora was thought to have
succumbed thoroughly to its influences. Bultmann thus argued that Christianity
arose almost completely within those Hellenistic confines and should be read
against that background as opposed to a more traditional (Palestinian) Jewish
That is why we have “Christian” in our English Bibles
instead of Nazarenes (along with many other abominations found in our modern
Bibles). Simply put, the Creator’s Elect would never be called by a Greek
pagan reference to other gods.
The word "Christian" is
a very non-specific pagan label when you consider that
it doesn't specify who the Messiah is. The true sect that followed Yahusha’s
teachings did use a term for themselves, and it was NATSARIM (Acts
24:5). Even the "Church father" Epiphanius wrote of the
Natsarim, whom he called "heretics", because they observed the
Commandments of Yahuah and were indistinguishable from "Jews", except
that they believed in the Messiah.
5 “We have
found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over
the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene
sect 6 and even tried to
desecrate the Temple; so we seized him.  [a] 8 By examining him yourself you will be able to
learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him.” 9 The
other Jews joined in the accusation, asserting that these things were true (but they were not true they were bearing false witness
against Sha’ul). 10 When the governor motioned for him
to speak, Sha’ul replied: “I know that for a number of years you have been a
judge over this nation; so I gladly make my defense. 11 You
can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago, I went up to Jerusalem to
Worship. 12 My accusers did not find me
arguing with anyone at the Temple, or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or
anywhere else in the city. 13 And they
cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me. 14 However, I admit that I Worship THE Elohim
(The Shema) of our ancestors (Sha’ul Worshipped Yahuah not “Jesus”) as a
follower of (the Messiah Yahusha whose example is)
the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in
accordance with The Law and that is written in the Prophets,
15 and I have the same Hope in Yahuah as these
men themselves have, that there will be a Resurrection of both the Righteous
and the wicked. 16 So I strive always
to keep my conscience clear before Yahuah and man.
So, there is the first-hand account spoken directly from
Sha’ul’s own mouth as to what he believed. Spoken like a true Nazarene! Nazarenes
are defenders, guardians, keepers of The Torah and Prophets and Messiah.
We learned in my book,
The Mystery Religion of Babylon,
exactly what Sun worship is… it is the “other gospel” Sha’ul warned us about it
is The Trinity/Jesus/Sunday/Easter/Christmas. We learned in my book,
– The Great Deception, that in fact, “Christianity” (as
created by the Roman Emperor Constantine not Sha’ul) is
The Mystery Religion of Babylon and has nothing in common with
The Faith found in the Bible. Nor do Christians have anything in common with
the Natsarim or Nazarenes.
What occurred from the time of The Messiah’s death until now
is called Syncretism, and the result is called Christianity, as
the Messiah was Hellenized along with Rav Sha’ul into Greek appropriate images.
(definition): is the combining of different (often contradictory) beliefs,
often while melding practices of various schools of thought. Syncretism may
involve the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions,
especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an
underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths.
The Holy Scriptures were syncretized with Hellenism which is
the polytheistic belief system of pagan Rome as the Roman Emperor Constantine
did just that at the Council of Nicaea. He “syncretized” all the pagan
religions in his empire in a purely political and quite genius move to bring
peace in his realm. Constantine created Christianity solely for the political
purposes of bringing peace among pagans. He combined many contradictory belief
systems into one Christo-pagan religion by melding practices of all pagan
religions and various schools of secular scholarly thought. He merged these
pagan traditions discretely into one “Universal Religion” he called
and literally “altered the original manuscripts” in the
Covenant, to make it inclusive in this lie. Then had the originals burned
to hide this abomination.
blended all religions into one to “allow for an all-inclusive approach” to his
new religion from all faiths in his Empire. He did this as a political move to
unify the Roman Empire under one religion to secure his reign. He then burned
all the evidence (the Hebrew Original Scriptures) and later this new
religion forced all subjects of The Roman Empire, by threat of death, to accept
this pagan religion. This is known as The Inquisition. Then by
banning all religious texts, his new “religion”, the Roman Catholic Church,
took control and plunged the world into what is known as
The Dark Ages,
restricting access to books for so long that no one would ever question
their pagan traditions and doctrines. No one could own a copy of The Word
of Yahuah to know the Truth. All those who “knew the Truth” had been executed
in the Inquisition or went into hiding.
The Dark Ages fell upon
humanity in the 5th Century and lasted until the 10th
Century. Literally 500 years that The Catholic Church dominated humanity and
through the threat of death forced this new religion on the known world.
This pagan abomination of Sun Worship originating in Babylon became entrenched
so well that even today it is not even dared questioned by most.
This is where we find
ourselves today and the state of The Bible and the translation of Sha’ul’s
writings. They have been grossly altered, names changed, and everything that
has to do with Yahuah and His Torah and His Messiah has been washed in the
abomination of what we call Hellenism through
Rav Sha’ul, the Apostle Sha’ul, is no acceptation! His image has been
Hellenized and taken from his true position of Leader of the Nazarenes and
turned into a false image of “creator of the Christian Religion”.
It was Constantine, not
Sha’ul, who created Christianity. Sha’ul’s writings have been altered,
mistranslated intentionally, and mis-taught for 2000 years. If the true Sha’ul
the Apostle were alive today, he would be leading the attack against Christopaganism
not taking credit for it. Much like I am doing in my ministry.
For more information, please
read my books; Mystery Babylon the Religion of the Beast and Christianity and
The Great Deception.