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Christianity and the Great Deception
Rav Sha'ul
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The Great Apostasy – Syncretism
by Rav Sha'ul



I realize most people reading this either are now or were professing “Christians” and simply cannot begin to believe what I am saying in this book series.  I too had to overcome this lie by first admitting The Truth in His Word that is clearly stated that contradicts the pagan rituals of Christianity.  Before we even begin to examine the doctrines of “Christianity”, let us first simply look at the term “Christian” and ask ourselves; “would YHVH ever accept such a name for His Elect?”


Where did the term “Christian” come from?

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 Orisis… all “Christians” or “Chrestos” in Greek:

·       Chrestos Mithras

·       Christ Helios

·       Chreistos Osiris

·       Krishna (is Sanskrit for Christ)

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 Israelites that practice the Torah of YHVH and follow a Yahudi (Jewish) Messiah be doing with a Greek term used by Pagans as a label for themselves?"  … they didn’t and wouldn’t.

Are we to search out the Greco-Roman roots, or the Hebrew origins of our faith?   One of them hinders and clouds our understanding, and the other is essential to it!  Should we defend the Greek term, or abandon it and use the term Nazarenes -  the term they were really known by?

The term "Christos" is Greek, and is defined as meaning "anointed".  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.  It 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 tinctures 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 P (RHO).  If you put these together, they form the "R-X" symbol still used today in the pharmaceutical and the apothecary trade, 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". 

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 Greco-Roman mindset of translators gave preference to the Greek over the Hebrew language, and played-down the Hebrew terminology, in order to make everything more acceptable to the pagan culture of the unwashed, uneducated masses.  That is why we have “Christian” in our English Bibles instead of Nazarenes.

The Hebrew term “Mashiach” was carried over into the Greek letters as "MESSIAH" because the Greek alphabet is unable to transliterate the exact sounds of some letters, such as the sound of "SH"  -  this became the "SS", because Greek cannot make this sound.  The Hebrew meaning of Mashiach is anointed King, and applies to the person that is reigning as KING of Israel. A chosen man was "anointed" as the king with oil, as we see the prophet anointed David on his head with oil.  It may have been olive oil, but it represents the "Spirit" of YHVH being placed upon the ruler.   All kings of Israel were "Mashiachim", or anointed ones.  "Mashiachim" may have been the original word used by Luke at Acts 11:26, however translators preferred the Greek flavor, and used the word "Christian" 3 times in the "Renewed Covenant" (New Testament) writings.


Simply put, the Creator’s Elect would never be called by a Greek pagan reference to other gods.


Look at the big picture, and keep an open mind for several options. Knowing there is some relationship with the word cretin, what if the people of Antioch, at first, called the disciples CRETINS (retards, idiots)? Don't fall for the excuse, "we speak English, not Hebrew". The word "crestos" (or kristos, chreistos) isn't English, it's Greek. If we follow the redemption plan of our Creator, keeping the Torah of Yahuah, we are counted among the citizenship of Israel; not a "Gentile", foreign nation. In fact, we are no longer Gentiles at all (Eph. 2:11-13), although we were at one time strangers to the covenants. After our immersion, there is no distinction, and no dividing wall between us and a native-born Israelite. The main idea that people seem to be steered away from when words like "Christian" are examined closely is that the original word (the Hebrew word, MASHIACH) is not being brought to the table, but is typically kept from the discussion. The word "Christianity" is not found in the Scriptures at all, so there is no such thing in reality. Misdirection is used to convince the listener of supposed facts which are not true, and by simply saying the lie often enough, it will become familiar, and therefore comfortable. In this particular case, the premise is that the original word was this Greek word "Christos", since it is emphasized (by those with an agenda to preserve the error of tradition) that the disciples of Yahusha all spoke and wrote in Greek. We are expected to pay no mind that Greek is a foreign language to the people of Israel. It's a promotion of the Jesuits to believe that the Messiah and His students spoke to one another, and wrote everything down, in Greek. The truth is, Greek was a transitional language, or translation, of the original texts originally written in Hebrew (or the dialect of it, Syraic Aramaic). Remember, all the first "protestants" were Catholics, and they had already been indoctrinated with the Jesuit teachings. What is practically unknown is the fact that there were "Christians" on Earth before Yahusha haMashiach was born - and they were Pagans.

The Greek word "Christos" (kristos) has come to mean anointed, and this corresponds to the Hebrew word Mashiach. What is not commonly known is that Osiris and Mithras were both called "Chreistos", which meant "GOOD". The word was adopted from gnostic Paganism: The inscription "CHRESTOS" can be seen on a Mithras relief in the Vatican. During the time of Marcion, around 150 CE, Justin Martyr said that "Christians" were "Chrestoi", or "good men". Clement of Alexandria said "all who believe in Christ are called "Chrestoi, that is 'good men'". Rome was the center of Chrestos Mithras worship, so the adaptation or revisionism to the new faith for this title should hardly be a huge mystery; but this information has been intentionally buried. The word "Christian" is only used 3 times in the received Greek texts; and if it were in fact what the disciples called themselves as a "sect", it would have seemed very foreign to not only them, but to everyone involved. Of course, every Israelite (and modern orthodox "Jew") believes in a "Mashiach" that is coming at some point. Many of them - in fact most - don't currently believe in the Mashiach portrayed by the "Christian" faith in any of its diverse denominations. However, if we had to adopt a Greek word for these practitioners of "Judaism" that related to them as believers in a coming Mashiach, then they too could be labeled "Christians". But, the word "Christian" is a very non-specific label when you consider that it doesn't specify who the Mashiach 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 Mashiach.

In relation to the Torah, a Christian might well be considered to be retarded;

Hebrews 5:12

Spiritual Immaturity (retarded in growth in The Torah)

12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers (of the Torah, there was no such thing as the New Testament for another 300 years later), you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God (what is that? It is the Torah!); and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness (i.e. the Torah/Law), for he is a babe. 14But solid food belongs to those who are of full age (mature Saints with minds set on Spiritual Law), that is, those who by reason of use (by obedience to the Law) have their senses exercised (trained by the Torah) to discern both good and evil (which is defined by the Law of God, good is obedience to His Commands, evil is breaking them).

as the actual word that means "retard" or "idiot" is derived from the same root as CHRISTIAN: crestin!

The American Heritage Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary tells us the etymology for the word CRETIN:

cre-tin (kre-tin, kret'n) n. 1. One afflicted with Cretinism. 2. A fool; an idiot. [French, cretin, from Swiss French, crestin, CHRISTIAN,

hence human being (an idiot being nonetheless human).]

Cretinism is dwarfism and or retardation. Cretin is simply the word that is derived from the word CHRISTIAN, crestin.

“For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Yahudim throughout the world and a ringleader of the sect (G139, hairesis) of the Nazarenes (G3480) . . .”

The Greek word hairesis above gives us our word “heresy” translated “sect”. So we know the “sect” being spoken of was not the Christians, because Christians developed later. The word christianos was used twice in the Greek text as a device of scorn, since in the ancient world it conveyed a much different sense than it does today. The use of the word christianos did not “name” the sect, but it was a derisive, scornful label that meant they were like gullible, dumb beasts, or “cretins”.

The word “christianos” (Latin, Christianus) was a term of scorn, traced back through a related word which history never “revised”:

cre·tin (krēt'n) n.

1. A person afflicted with cretinism.

Slang: An idiot.

[French crétin, from French dialectal, deformed and mentally retarded person found in certain Alpine valleys, from Vulgar Latin *christiānus, Christian, human being, poor fellow, from Latin Chrīstiānus, Christian; see Christian.] Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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Christianity the False Religion of The Beast

I realize this “Great Deception” called Christianity is so powerful that if possible could even deceive the very elect of YHVH.  This is the exact same warning given by the Messiah Yahusha:

Matthew 24

22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.

Yahusha is warning us NOT to fall for this false messiah or “Christ” of which there are LONG line that all evolved from Tammuz of Babylon into Hesus Horus Krishna aka Jesus H. Christ as I will show historically in this book.  Yahusha above in Matthew 24 is speaking of the result of the Transgression of Desolation which leads to the Abomination of Desolation.  The “falling away” is the Transgression of Desolation or Great Apostasy that causes the inhabitants of the Earth and the Earth itself to be destroyed.  The Earth is led astray by false messiahs and prophets to disobey the commandment of YHVH.  This deception is so strong it almost even deceives the very chosen sons of YHVH.  This “Transgression of Desolation” is spoken of by the prophet Daniel in Daniel 8:12 and the prophet Isaiah.  Isaiah defines the Transgression of Desolation (transgression that desolates) and “great apostasy” or falling away as violating the Feasts/Torah/Sabbaths of YHVH:

Isaiah 24

1 See, YHVH is going to lay waste the earth and devastate it; he will ruin its face and scatter its inhabitants— 5 The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant (The Sabbath). 6 Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt.  Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.

In Daniel 8 this is called The Transgression of Desolation which causes the daily defense of the Archangel Michael to be removed (Daniel 12:1).  The word “sacrifices” in your modern English translation below was added by the translators in error as I will cover in this book series:

Daniel 8

Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice (sacrifice was added, should have been daily defense of Michael see Daniel 12:1), and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

It is the “Great Apostasy” or violation of the Laws, Feasts, and Sabbaths of YHVH that define this “false messiah” as he is the one in whose name the Law is abolished i.e. the lawless one, and the ordained times (feasts) and calendar of YHVH are all changed to pagan in origin.

Daniel 7

25 He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in (ordained) times and in (the) law (of YHVH);

There is only ONE name in the history of mankind in which credit is given for changing the Law (abolishing it) and changing the ordained times from those commanded (Sabbaths/Passover/Feasts) to pagan rituals (Sunday/Easter/Christmas).  That name is Jesus H. Christ.  There was never an actual man by that name as it is not Hebrew, that is an IMAGE of the Pig of Ishtar or Beast of the Earth that is not Yahusha. Jesus is the latest incarnation of TAMMUZ the son of the Queen of Heaven and “the sun of God” the second member of The Babylonian Trinity as I explain in detail in this book series!

In this book I am going to define exactly “what” that Great Deception or The Transgression of Desolation is and how it came to happen.  Who was it that caused the entire population of Earth to transgress the Feasts/Torah/Sabbath of YHVH.  In what false image of the Messiah was this done?  What “image of a man” have we elevated in our hearts as God above YHVH?   I will provide proof scripturally and historically.



We learned in my book The Mystery Religion of Babylon exactly what Sun worship is… The Trinity/Sunday/Easter/Christmas.  We will learn in this chapter that in fact “Christianity” (as created by the Roman Emperor Constantine) is verbatim The Mystery Religion of Babylon and has nothing in common with The Faith found in the Bible. 

Through Christianity, we have elevated Tammuz (under his pagan names Hesus Horus Krishna which evolved into Jesus H. Christ) and the unholy Trinity of I.H.S. (Isis/Horus/Seb the pagan god names of Semiramis/Nimrod/Tammuz) in our hearts as God above YHVH.  And in that name, Jesus, which is a false image of the true messiah, we have abolished the Feasts/Torah/Sabbaths and are guilty of the Great Apostasy called The Transgression of Desolation and have fallen away from YHVH in totality.   We have become lawless and where there is no law there is no sin, where there is no sin there is no Grace.  We will die dead in our transgressions having put our faith in Easter over Passover as commanded.

Because we have committed the Transgression of Desolation, YHVH has given us over to believe a lie; the Babylonian Religion repackaged for us today by Constantine called Christianity.  We have replaced YHVH / Yahusha / Passover / Sabbath / The Law with a pagan Babylonian lie of The Trinity / Jesus / Easter / Sunday / Christmas / no law and we are guilty of committing The Abomination of Desolation!  That abominable sacrifice is the blood of the Ishtar Pig on our hearts (the Alter) instead of the blood of the Passover Lamb as each year we sacrifice a pig (eat ham) on Easter (celebration of Ishtar) instead of a lamb on Passover.  We put out faith in the Good-Friday/Easter Sunday “Jesus” instead of the Passover/Sabbath Yahusha!  One is the “Earthly Pig of Ishtar” literally by name; the other is The Lamb of YHVH literally by name.

This abomination each year causes the daily sacrifices and oblation of The Passover Lamb (Yahusha) to cease on our behalf which causes the destruction of our bodies (The Temple of YHVH).  I explain all of this in detail in this book series.  First, we must identify, define, and expose the Transgression of Desolation called The Great Apostasy.   A false religion carefully put in place over time blending paganism into the Truth (deluding from the Truth i.e. Grand Delusion) so that it “seems” or is “believed” to be based on the Word of YHVH.  When in fact, it is an abomination to everything holy to YHVH and has been since The Tower of Babel until now.

It is this false religion that causes us to “transgress” the ordained times, Sabbaths, and law of YHVH, that per Isaiah 24:1-6, which leads to our own spiritual and physical destruction but also that of the surface of the Earth… The Great Tribulation.

What occurred from the time of The Messiah’s death until now is called Syncretism:

Syncretism (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.

This is exactly what the Roman Emperor Constantine did in a purely political and quite genius move to being peace in his realm.  Constantine created Christianity (or rather sold us on his existing religion of Mithraism called The Cult of Sol Invictus) 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 Christianity and literally “altered the original manuscripts” in the New Testament to make it inclusive in this lie.   Then had the originals burned to hide this abomination.  I will confront these altered modern translations and prove them to be uninspired to say the least.

Constantine originally blended all religions into one to “allow for an all inclusive approach” to his new religion (which was actually his existing 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 and forced this new religion on all subjects of The Roman Empire by threat of death.  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 YHVH 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 The Catholic Church dominated humanity and entrenched this pagan religious lie so well that even today it is not even dared questioned by most

I guess congratulations are in order if you are even reading this book series.  You are one of the very “few” who will now know the true origin of Christianity.  If you continue through the entire series you will be one of the even fewer to know what The Bible actually says.

The Reformation that began with Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Augustine after the Renaissance (enlightenment) was only the beginning leading to the “protesting Catholic” or Protestant Christian denominations.  These Protestant “daughters of the Whore” to this day still keep the fundamental doctrines of the Catholic Church (The Trinity/Jesus/Sunday/pagan holidays) in total opposition to YHVH/Yahusha/Passover/Sabbath/Feasts of YHVH which is the True Faith.   Both Catholic and Protestant churches are Christianity – The Great Deception.

This “reformation” has continued among the true chosen among the gentile nations and continues today.  I have been engaged in this battle to reform Christianity for 25 years.  It is a “process” and a slow one as this pagan religious lie is very well entrenched and not easily purged from the hearts and minds of humanity.  Even today one is “excommunicated” from family, society, politics, and especially their church for even questioning such abominations as The Trinity, Sunday worship, the name Jesus, Easter, or Christmas.  All of which are clearly pagan in origin and directly apposed to sound explicit doctrine in Scripture.  So let us know expose these false doctrines and fundamentals of Christianity by first exposing its origin.

Next: Pagan history of the Christian Church




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