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THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
A Pagan Symbol?





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The Alef & Taw: The Red Heifer & the Two Sticks
By Maria Merola

The "CROSS" of the Messiah!
A number of churches (including the Jehovah Witnesses) claim that Yeshua the
Messiah was nailed to a simple upright post or "stake." In so-called "passion
plays" you often see a complete cross (upright AND crossbeam) being
dragged to "Golgotha" by the one playing the role of the Messiah.
Some sources claim Yeshua carried just the CROSSBEAM to the place of execution
which, along with himself, was hoisted up and attached to an existing stake.
However, in reality, the Messiah was nailed to something FAR DIFFERENT
to what most people have been led to believe! This article examines all
the crosses used by the Romans for executing criminals, and PINPOINTS
the exact type that the Messiah died upon. Be prepared for surprises!
John D. Keyser

The Messiah’s Crucifixion Tree
Most Christians have it firmly implanted in their minds that there were three
crosses at Calvary -- the center one holding the crucified Messiah while the
crosses on either side contained the two thieves. It may come as a surprise to
realize that the Bible nowhere states that the Messiah was crucified on a Roman cross!
In fact, the Bible clearly reveals that the Messiah and the two thieves were crucified together on
a living, growing tree -- fulfilling detailed prophecy and symbolism found in the Old Testament.!
John D. Keyser

Did Messiah Die On A Cross?

Was Horus "Crucified?"
by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S

The 'Asherah
Appendix 42 From The Companion Bible

Instrument of [Yahshua's Execution]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The facts on crucifixion, stauros, and the "torture stake"
Jehovahs-Witness.net
Discussion

YAHSHUA DID NOT DIE ON THE "CROSS/TREE"!!

Mattithyah [Matthew] 27:34
They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with Gall: and when he had tasted [thereof], he would not drink.

... GALL: H7219, ro'sh (roshe) or rowsh{roshe}; apparently the same as 'ro'sh' (H7218); a poisonous plant, probably the poppy (from its conspicuous head); generally any poison (even of serpents):--gall, hemlock, poison, venom.

Here we have a weakened (beaten) Messiah Yahshua, who had just tasted poison, and whether or not that poison was diluted hemlock, opium or maybe another poison; It was surely wise on Messiah's part not to gulp it down. Even so, a strong potential now exists for Messiah having been chemically rendered unconscious and without the ability to feel pain. You don't have to believe me; check out "Hemlock" or "Opium" for yourself. Interestingly, a research study of hemlock, a bitter tasting deadly poison that produces paralysis then death if enough is ingested, takes 72 hours to wear off. That's 72 hours or THREE Days and THREE Nights if a person only tastes it.

[ARCHIVED] The Notorious Cross
The Error Of the Cross



The Sign Of The Cross
Bible Believers

The Sign - The Cross
Taw (Tav)
By Jeff A. Benner

Did Jesus Die On A Cross Or A Stake?
W/Comments

Was Jesus executed on a cross or a stake? #1: Introduction

Martin Luther's Theology of the Cross

Constantine, kahn stan tine, I, The Great (272-337) was a Roman emperor whose full name was Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantius. He was son of one of the emperors of the West Roman Empire. Young Constantine was an able soldier and administrator, and when his father died in 306, he was proclaimed emperor by his own and his father's troops. But Constantine had a number of rivals. He defeated his strongest rival, Maxentius, at the famous battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. According to legend, he saw a vision of the Christian cross before the battle. Written on the cross was, "By this sign thou shalt conquer." The cross became Constantine's battle symbol, and the Christians began to receive favored treatment among religions in the empire. Constantine himself was not baptized until shortly before he died. As the Christian church grew in power and numbers, disputes arose. One of the most serious disputes was over the question of the Trinity. This dispute threatened to split the church. Constantine called a council of churchmen at Nicaea in Asia Minor in 325. The Nicene Creed came out of this council (see Nicene Councils). World Book Encyclopedia, Volume 3, pages 796-797


The Legend of the Donkey's Cross
"Bring me the colt of a donkey."
was the masters request.
A young donkey was brought to Jesus to carry Him to Jerusalem.
A week later Jesus was ordered to be Crucified.
The little donkey so loved the Lord that he wanted to help Him carry the cross.
But alas, he was pushed away.
The sad little donkey waited to say goodbye until nearly all had left.
As he turned to leave, the shadow of The Cross fell upon his back and shoulders.
And there it has remained, a tribute to the loyalty and love love of the humblest of God's creatures.

Cross Vs. Stake Vs. Tree
This Article Is A "MUST SEE!"

The following two article are also "A MUST READ!"

The STAUROS of the New Testament
Cross or Stake?

Cross To Bear

The book The Non-Christian Cross (pp. 23, 24), by John Denham Parsons, states: "There is not a single sentence in any of the numerous writings forming the New Testament, which, in original Greek, bears even indirect evidence to the effect that the stauros used in the case of Jesus was other than an ordinary stauros; much less to the effect that it consisted, not of one piece of timber, but of two pieces nailed together in the form of a cross."
"... it is not a little misleading upon the part of our teachers to translate the word stauros as 'cross' when rendering the Greek documents of the Church into our native tongue, and to support that action by putting 'cross' in our lexicons as the meaning of stauros without carefully explaining that that was at any rate not the primary meaning of the word in the days of the Apostles, did not become its primary signification till long afterwards, and became so then, if at all, only because, despite the absence of the corroborative evidence, it was for some reason or other assumed that the particular stauros upon which Jesus was executed had that particular shape."

Read the entire book online!
The Non-Christian Cross
By John Denham Parsons
Also Available @ Project Gutenberg

[FULL Video] Science Of The Bible: Crucifixion
What Happened to Jesus' body on the cross? Archeologists still have no hard evidence of Jesus' crucifixion, but one scientist wants to test his theories using real people.
CLICK HERE for this video on AOL if the above video link is not available.


Also see: The Crucifixion of Gilbert Bargayo

[PDF] Was Yahshua Nailed to a Cross?
A Deeper Study

The Cross
An Emblem of Christianity

The Cross And Idolatry
A Resoration Light Publication



Where Did The Cross Come From?

The Cross
@
Answers To Questions Based on Biblical and Historical Facts

OUR RESPECTED MYTHS OF RELIGION

[ARCHIVED] The Cross
Or Torture Stake?

The Cross, Fish, Menorah, and Star of David as Divine Symbols
Helena Lehman

Also see web web pages Star & Pagan Holidays

What Was Wrote
Above The Cross?

Origins of the Cross
By Edward T. Babinski

THE CROSS AND IDOLATRY

The Cross
It's Not What You Think It Is!



An inverted cross is the cross of St. Peter, who, according to tradition, was crucified upside down because he felt unworthy to die the same way as Christ. As Catholics believe the pope to be a successor of St. Peter, the inverted cross is frequently used in connection with the papacy, such as on the papal throne and in papal tombs [photo]. It also symbolizes humility because of the story of Peter. The inverted cross has more recently been appropriated by Satanists as a symbol meant to oppose or invert Christianity.



Symbol Trouble, Swastika and Cross
@ Jewish Sightseeing

Swastika Crosses


SWASTICROSS

Swastika (Fylfot Cross)






By Matt Kaufman

The Cross
A cross-reference for the emblem of Christianity

"It is believed that three different kinds of crosses were used for Roman executions - the crux commissa which had the form of a T, the crux decussata whose shape was X and the crux immissa or capitata which is generally believed to be the type of cross on which Jesus died." Lutterworth Dictionary of the Bible By Watson E. Mills (p. 185).

Click on image for this groups information of the cross.

Jehovah's Witness
Cross Pin
At one point in time the Jehovah's Witness' used the image of the cross, but came to understand the pagan origins of it and no longer use this image.
See an early edition of the Watchtower with this Masonic crown and cross on its cover. earlyWTcover.jpg

The facts on crucifixion, stauros, and the "torture stake"
From Leolaia at:
http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/10/92381/1.ashx

Sign of the Cross
WIKIPEDIA
The Free Encyclopedia

Was Father Yahweh's Teaching (Torah, Law)
Nailed To A Pagan Cross?

THE IMAGE AND MARK OF THE BEAST
In Plain Black and White
See Through The Grey Areas

THE CROSS BUSTERS !!


PRINCIPAL CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS:
THE FISH (ICHTHUS), CROSS & CRUCIFIX

Also see my "Something Fishy" web page.

Cross Or Stake?




CLICK HERE To go to "Museum of Crosses" web page.

What was the symbol associated with the Babylonian Goddess Tammuz?

What is atop the domes at St. Basil's in Moscow?

What did the crusaders use on top of banners in early invasions?

What is your banner? Exodus 17:15

What sign can be seen in the hands of Egyptian kings and gods of antiquity?

What are in the hands of many of the statues on the wall of St. Peter's Square in Rome?

What sign is above almost every altar in the churches?

What sign is placed on the foreheads of the Christians on "Ash Wednesday"?

The cross was widely known in pre-Christian times. Indeed, it was a well known heathen sign. The Egyptian god of light, Horus had the cross on his vestments. Rassam found buildings at Nineveh marked with the Maltese cross. Osiris as well as Jupiter Ammon, had for a monogram a cross. The cross is found on the Phoenician monuments at an early date.

The Cadeceus, used as a symbol of the medical profession, was an outgrowth of the Tau cross. The Tau cross was inscribed on the forhead of every person admitted into the mysteries of Mithras. From 1400 BCE and to 400 AD, the Persians, the Romans, and the Greeks worshipped the god Mithras.

We can see a parallel with the Scripture in Revelation 13:16, "And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond to recieve a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads: (verse 17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." This Beast system is soon to come aliveor the deadly wound is being healed.

The historians wrote many facts about the cross and its beginning. We, as righteous watchman of Yahweh should be able to see what will be part of the "Mark of the Beast". Yahweh has revealed this revelation to but a small group of believers.

Symbols and Imagery?
A visual comparison of pagan religions with "Institutional" Christianity.

Holy Eucharist


The Cross Symbol
&
Total Solar Eclipses
Copyright 1995/2000, Robin Edgar

Symbol of Baal

BAAL GAD

Also see my web page on the STAR (Magan Dawid)

THE CROSS USED BY PAGANS AT THIS TIME




IS IT PAGAN ALSO? !!





The Red Crescent is used in place of the Red Cross in many Islamic countries.


Hermetic Order Of
The Golden Dawn


Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn 2

Golden Dawn Research Center

American Red Cross Related Links

The American Red Double-Cross
By Dr. Len Horowitz


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SIGN



Miscellany Crosses



THE CROSS USED BY PAGANS AT THIS TIME

THE PAGAN PRIDE PROJECT
Note that the cross is used in the earth sign, ankh, and the Celtic


Pagan Symbols
This is an online pagan store where the cross is sold in pendants


Spiritual Cross
The Spiritual Cross is the science of God in the Human form ...

ORIGIN

Origin Of The Cross
Stauros, Stauroo - Sign, Symbol, Emblem, Christian, Pagan, Crux


1. THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop
2. THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (W/Illustrations)
The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop


The Chi Rho Cross


The letter t is a Pagan symbol of the god Tammuz!


SYMBOLS
And Their Meaning


THE CHRISTIAN CROSS
By Avram Yehoshua


Christian Crosses


The Origin of the Cross Symbol Used in Christianity


The Cross, the Cross Symbol, and Christianity


Origin Of The Cross


ANKH CROSS

The Ancient Ankh
The Symbol of Life
by Taylor Ray Ellison




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