by Jordan Maxwell
Judaic-Christian Bible tells a wonderful story.
It is, in fact, often referred to as "The Greatest Story
And so it is! You are now about to find out why!
In the New Testament of Christian Bible,
a provocative and most serious challenge is laid on the whole of
Christianity. Since it bears directly on our subject, we will quote
"...if Christ be not risen, then our
preaching is in vain, and your faith is also in vain. Yea, and
we are found false witnesses of God... And if Christ be not
raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins."
(I Cor 15:14, 15, & 17)
In the New Testament there is a warning
given to all who would build a house. Namely, before you lay the
foundation, find out what the foundation itself will rest on - solid
rock, or sand? The reason is obvious... or said another way; "You
need to stand under the foundation to get a true under-standing!"
Let's closely examine the original, conceptual foundations of the
faith, and then decide "...if Christ be not risen. " But in order to
do that, we must go back, not 2.000 years to the birth of Christ,
but 8 to 10,000 years to the birth of modern man. For when one seeks
to establish foundations, one must begin at the beginning.
Many thousands of years ago in what we refer to as the the
"primordial world" of the ancients, human life was a far different
experience to that which we enjoy today. While it is true that we
have less documentation on that prehistoric world than we have on
our own age, ample enough is known from the ancient writings to
paint a rather clear picture of our primitive ancestry. If we have
learned anything at all, it is this: The more we change, the more we
stay the same. And nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than in
the history of man's quest for "God", and the ancient religion we
still keep holy today.
According to the best understanding we have gleaned from the
available records, life for our ancient forefathers was a mixture of
wonder and fear. Each day, just finding food for one's family
without becoming a meal yourself for the roaming predatory animals,
was a life and death struggle. (If you have ever ventured out on a
cold night with insufficient clothing, and without friend or family
near, you could quickly see how fearful the dark, cold primordial
nights could be) And then came winter!
It was from these meager, distressful conditions of the human race
that our long history of the search for God and meaning has come.
Any evolution, at it's most accelerated rate, is always agonizingly
slow. But from the beginning, man's' profound questions demanded
answers. When no clear answers were forthcoming from the universe,
man turned inward, and developed his own. Keep in mind that all the
theological teachings of the Western World were developed in the
The study of this subject is properly
called - "Astro-Theology" or, "The Worship of the Heavens".
This is the first, original, and therefore the oldest, and most
respected story on Earth! It did not take ancient man very long to
decide that in this world the single greatest enemy to be feared was
the darkness of night, and all the unknown dangers that came with
it. Simply stated, man's first enemy was darkness.
Understanding this one fact alone, people can readily see why the
greatest and most trustworthy friend the human race could ever have
was by far, heaven's greatest gift to the world ... that Glorious
Rising Orb of Day ... the SUN
With this simple truth understood, we can now begin to unravel an
ancient and wonderful story. Today, as in all mankinds' history, it
has once again been told anew.
Modern-day Christianity has often belittled our ancient ancestors
who are not here to defend themselves.
They falsely accuse that they were nothing more than ignorant
worshippers of the sun. Therefore we can, with assurance, summarily
dismiss thousands of years of human spirituality as ignominious
myth, believed by well-meaning, but gullible primitives. Too much of
this kind of spiritual arrogance and religious pride has continued
The time has come to set matters
First, no people of the ancient world believed the "Sun" to be
"God". That belongs in the "disinformation file".
In point of fact, every Ancient culture and nation on Earth have all
used the Sun as the most logically appropriate symbol to represent
the Glory of the unseen Creator of the heavens. Here it is important
to remember two points.
First, with the exception of Japan, the ancient world mythologies
always understood the Sun to be masculine in qualities, and the moon
Second, the English language is derived from the German.
In the Germanic, the word 'Sun' is spelled 'Sonne'.
The two words can (and have been) used
"The heavens are declaring the Glory of God." (PS.19: 1)
"Jesus is the Glory of God." (2 Cor 4:6)
"The SUN of Righteousness will arise with healings in His
wings." (Mal 4:2)
"God's Son/Sun...he is risen!" (Matt 4:16)
Saying. "How, often I wanted to gather you under my wing. "
The Statue of
Liberty... to this day, kings still wear a round "crown of thorns",
symbolizing the rays of the Sun!
The "Ancient Story" went something like this....
1. The ancient peoples reasoned that
no one on Earth could ever lay claim of ownership to the Great
Orb of Day. It must belong to the unseen Creator of the
Universe. It was, figuratively speaking, not man's, but "GOD'S
SUN". Truly, "God's Sun/Son was...
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
2. As stated before, in the dark cold of night man realized his
utter vulnerability to the elements. Each night, mankind was
forced to wait for the " Risen Sun" to chase away the physical
and mental insecurity brought on by the darkness. Therefore, the
morning Sun focused man's attention on heavenly dependents for
his frail, short existence on Earth, and in doing so, it became
the appropriate symbol of divine benevolence from heaven.
3. So just as small fire brought limited light into man's own
little world of darkness, likewise the "Great Fire of Day"
served the whole Earth with its heavenly presence.
For this reason, it was said at Deut 4:24, and Heb 12:29 that
the God of the Bible was a "Consuming Fire" in heaven. And so He
4. It was accepted by all that man was bound to a life on Earth,
but the sky was God the Father's abode - His dwelling place.
Naturally, God's Son/Sun would also reside with his Father " up
5. Ancient man saw in his male offspring his own image and
likeness, and his own existence as a father was proved by the
person of his son. It was assumed that God's 'Sun was but a
visible representative of the unseen Creator in heaven. So it
was said, "When you have seen the Sun, you have seen the Father
" or "The Father is glorified in his Sun".
6. Ancient man had no problem understanding that all life on
Earth depended directly on life-giving energy from the Sun.
Consequently, all life was lost without the Sun. It followed
that God's 'Sun' was nothing less than "Our very Savior".
If you don't think so, wait 'till it don't come up!
7. Since life is energy, and energy from the Sun gave life, and
we sustained our very existence by taking energy in from our
food (which came directly from God's Sun), the Sun must give up
its life supporting energy so that we may continue to live.
"God's Sun gives his life for us to live."
8. While it was plainly true that our life came from and was
sustained each day by "Our Savior... God's Sun", it was and
would be true only as long as the Sun would return each morning.
Our hope of salvation would be secure only in a "RISEN savior".
For if he did not rise from his grave of darkness, all would be
lost. All the world waited patiently for His 'imminent return".
The Divine Father would never leave us at the mercy of this
world of darkness. His Heavenly promise concerning his Sun was
surely that..."He would come again"...to light our path, and
save those lost in the darkness ... And He still does... every
morning about 5:30 am.
9. Logically, even if man himself died, as long as the Sun comes
up each day, life on Earth will continue forever. Therefore, it
was said in the ancient texts that everlasting life was "the
gift" that the Father gives through his Sun. For..."God so loved
the world that he gave his only begotten SUN that we may have
life everlasting"....on Earth!
Not for you personally - but ON EARTH... everlasting life!
10. Since evil and harm lurked at every turn in the fearful dark
of night, all evil or harmful deeds were naturally, the..."works
11. With the return of the Sun each morning, man felt more
secure in his world and therefore, was at peace. Therefore,
God's 'Sun' was with his warm rays of life and hope...The Great
"Prince of Peace".
12. And of course the reverse was equally true. The dark evil of
night was ruled by none other than..."Prince of Darkness"... The
EVIL / DEVIL.
13. Our English words 'Good' and 'God' we get from the German
word 'Goth' as in 'Gothic'. Now we see God is Good, and Devil is
14. It was only a short step to see "The Light of God's Sun"
equated with the light of truth - and evil equated with
darkness. From then on, it was simple to understand...
"LIGHT was GOOD - DARK was BAD."
15. That being true, then the Great
Orb of Day (God's Sun) could rightly say of itself,
"I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD,
and no man comes to the Father except through me", or one
comes to God Only by the Light of Truth.
16. We should all "give thanks" to
the Father for sending us His "Sun". For the peace and
tranquility he brings to our life is even called 'Solace' -
from "Solar" = Sun.
17. We now have before us two (2) cosmic brothers - one very
good, and one very evil. One brings the "truth to light" with
the "light of truth". The other is the opposite, or in
opposition to the light - "The Opposer"...
Prince of this World of Darkness-The "Devil".
18. It is at this point that we come to Egypt. More than 3,000
years before Christianity began, the early morning "Sun/ Savior"
was pictured in Egypt as the "New Born Babe". The infant
savior's name was "HORUS".
19. The early morning Sun or "New Born Babe", was pictured in
A) The Dove - Bringer of
B) The Hawk - God of War
(who punishes the enemies of God! ).
20. At daybreak. this wonderful,
newborn child, God's 'Sun', is ... 'Born Again' Horus is Risen.
Even today, when the Sun comes up, we see it on the "Horus-Risen",
or "Horizon". His life was also divided into 12 parts or steps
across Heaven each day: 12 HORUS = 12 HOURS. This is the origin
of the modern " 12 Step Program". Horus is the (new-born) Sun,
or the Bringer of the Light. In Latin, Light Bringer is
or Lucifer, or Luke.
21. But now, what about the evil brother of God's Sun, that old
rascally "Prince of Darkness" himself? In the Egyptian, he was
called "SET". We are told in the Bible that when God's Sun died,
He left the world in the hands of the Evil Prince of Darkness.
This evil prince took over the world at "SON-SET".
22. It was generally observed that 'God's Sun' could be depended
upon to return in the same manner that he left, namely, "On a
Cloud", "..and that "Every eye will see Him", " ... Every evening,
go out and watch the Sun leave this world 'on a cloud'". And next
morning, watch to see Him return on a cloud. And every eye will
see him come again! ... Unless you're blind!
23. Keep in mind 'God's Sun' symbolically represented the light
of truth, but was condemned by His enemies who could not endure
the light of truth in their life. The ancients taught that the
very act of opposing or denying the light of truth to the point
of killing it, happened in one's own mind! When we are
confronted with the harsh realities of life, the light of truth,
which we do not wish to face, and which runs counter to our
views, such truth is judged in your mind, or judged "in the
temple area" of your brain, and put to death in your head !
Therefore, 'God's Sun - The Truth
and The Light - is put to death at "GOLGOTHA" , or "PLACE OF THE
SKULL ", located somewhere between your ears! This putting to
death of the light of truth in your mind is always accompanied
by two thieves: Regret for the past and Fear of the future.
24. And of course God's 'Sun' goes to His death wearing a
"corona" - Latin for "Crown of Thorns" . Remember the Statue of
Liberty? To this day, Kings still wear a round crown of thorns,
symbolizing the rays of the Sun!
25. God's 'Sun' brought His wonderful light to the world, and
distributed it over 12 months. So it was said, God's 'Sun' had
12 companions, or helpers, that assisted His life-saving work.
So it was, God's 'Sun' had 12 apostles (or months) that followed
Him religiously through His life. Incidentally, now you know why
the American jury system has 12 jurors who help bring the truth
to light, with the "Light of Truth".
Samples of the
ancient symbol of the winged-Sun flying.." Where every eye can
See Hebrew Old Testament...Malachi
also see Christian New Testament...Mathew 23:37, & Luke 13:34
26. As far back as we can go into the ancient world, we find
that all known cultures had a "Three-in-one" Triune God. The
very first trinity was
simply the three stages of the life of
A) New Born Savior at dawn.
B) Mature, full-grown (The Most High) at 12 (High) noon.
C) Old and dying, at the end of day (going back to The
All three were of course One
Divinity - The Sun, three different phases, but one God!
The Trinity is truly a mystery...Like electricity, radio, TV,
and jumbo-jets are all a mystery to the un-enlightened mind!
27. The Egyptians knew that the Sun was at its highest point in
the sky (at high noon). At that point, one offered prayers to
the "Most High" God! To the ancients, the sky was the abode, or
heavenly temple, of the "Most High". Therefore, God's 'Sun' was
doing His heavenly Father's work of enlightening all in the
temple at 12 ...not 12 years old, but 12 noon!
28. The world of ancient man kept
track of times and seasons by the movement of the Sun daily,
monthly, and yearly. For this, the sundial and sun calendars
were devised. Not only the daily movement of the Sun was tracked
on the round dial, but also the whole year was charted on a
round Sun calendar dial.
Examples: Ancient Mexican, Mayan,
Inca, Aztec, Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Egyptian, Celtic,
Aryan, etc. With this method, certain new concepts emerged in
the mind of ancient man.
God Son/Sun with his 12
faithful monthly followers
29. Since the Earth experienced 4
different seasons, all the same and equal (in time) each
year, the round Sun calendar was divided into 4 equal parts.
This is also why we have, in the Bible, only 4 Gospels. Of
this point, there can be no doubt. The 4 Gospels represent
the four 4 seasons which collectively tell the entire story
of the life of God's 'Sun'. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John are
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. This is why the famous
painting of "The Last Supper" pictures the 12 followers of
the Sun in four groups (of three) ... the seasons!
30. On the round surface of the
yearly calendar, you can draw a straight line directly across
the middle, cutting the circle in half... one end being the
point of the winter solstice; the other end being the point of
the summer solstice. Then you can draw another straight line
(crossing the first one); one end of the new line being the
spring equinox; the other end being the autumn equinox.
have the starting points for each of the 4 seasons. This is
referred to by all major encyclopedias and reference works, both
ancient and modern, as "The Cross of the Zodiac".
Thus, the life
of God's 'Sun' is on "the Cross". This is why we see the round
circle of the Sun on the crosses of Christian churches. The next
time you pass a Christian church, look for the circle (God's
Sun) on the cross.
The Sun, since the first day of
summer, has each day been moving southward, and stops when it
reaches its lowest point in the Northern Hemispheric sky
(December 22nd - our winter solstice).
At this lowest point, the Sun stops its journey southward.
For three days, December 22nd, 23rd , and 24th, the Sun rises on
the exact same latitudinal (declination) degree.
This is the only time in the year that the Sun actually stops
its movement Northward or Southward in our sky. On the morning
of December 25th the Sun moves one degree northward beginning
its annual journey back to us in the Northern Hemisphere,
ultimately bringing our spring. Anything steadily moving all
year long that suddenly stops moving for three days was
considered to have died.
Therefore, God's Sun who was dead for
three days, moves one-degree Northward on December 25th
beginning its annual journey back to the Northern Hemisphere.
The Sun is symbolically ....BORN AGAIN.
And to this day, His worshippers still celebrate His
BIRTHDAY!.... Merry Christmas.
31. Today we use expressions when someone dies. We say things
like, "They Passed", or "They Passed On", or "They Passed Away".
The ancients said "They Passed Over" (from one life to another),
And so it was with the coming of spring, as God's Sun is
"Resurrected" from the Death of Winter to His New Life (in
spring). In the ancient world, long before the Hebrews ever
existed, the celebration of spring was called "The Pass Over",
The Sun, which was dead in winter, has passed over to His new
life in spring.
This is the origin of the modern Pass Over
celebration. This is why Christians also celebrate "The
Resurrection", or his return, in spring with a "Sun Rise
He kept his promise, and has returned to us with the
promise of New Life... "HAPPY EASTER-PASSOVER!"
Ancient Aztec priest with
crown of thorns
Crown of thorns
The Sun on the cross. These symbols can be seen on churches
around the world