Should The Term Christian Be Changed To Adoptionist?
From the very beginning of the Jesus cult, the Gentile adopted everything from Jewish or Pagan sources, from its religious symbols the Anchor, Fish, Chi-Rho and Cross not forgetting the Trinity myth. A symbol and term not known by the followers of Jesus!
The Trinity was acknowledged throughout the ancient world in India, Greece, Roman empire, Phoenicia, and even amongst the Germanic races. In the 4th-century BCE, Aristotle wrote: All things three and thrice is all: and let us use the number in the worship of gods; for as Pythagoreans say, everything and all things are bound by threes, for the end, the middle and the beginning have this number in everything, and these compose the three of Trinity. [Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall, Paganism in Our Christianity, 1928, pp. 197-198]
We cannot put a time or date on when most things occurred in the past, we can only surmise when an event happened or when a gospel or the works of a church-father was written. In the case of Clement of Alexandria (150-215), we know he opened his school in Alexandria, Egypt around 190 CE, and we can hypothesis between that date and 215 CE that he wrote Paedagogos (the second of a trilogy of works) where he was looking for a symbol for Christianity? Well, most Christians would be wrong if they say that the earliest Christian symbol of his day was the Cross. Which was centuries in the future, the Anchor would be a better certainty, as the Fish came after with the Cross being adopted by Christianity in mid-6th-century. We know that the Cross was not mentioned in the first three or more centuries as being Christian.
Adding further on a symbol for Christianity, Clement wrote:
Instead, “Let our emblem be a dove, or a fish, or a ship running before the wind, or a musician’s lyre, or a ship’s anchor. And if there be a fisherman, he will remind us of an apostle, and little children being drawn up out of the water.”[Clement of Alexandria, Paedagogos, iii.II] This was some 170 years after the execution of their saviour on a mythical Roman cross, which according to ancient Greek biblical text was a Stauros (upright Stake) and not a Cross. Clement did not mention the Chi-Rho, which Eusebius invented circa 320/5. Also, the Dove, Anchor, Fish, Cross and Chi-Rho are all Pagan origin with most being Pagan sexual symbols! See also https://www.patheos.com/blogs/removingthefigleaf/2016/11/vagina-power/
The Cross in most ancient cultures represented sexual organs the Phallic/Penis and the Yoni/Vagina?
The Fish which represented the female genitalia was a major ancient symbol of fertility and rebirth.
The Dove was the Love symbol of the Greek goddess Aphrodite aka Venus in Roman mythology.
The Anchor (first Christian symbol) appeared as the royal emblem of Seleucus I (305-281 BCE) the first king of the Seleucid dynasty established after Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE) Death. Seleucus I reputedly chose the symbol because he had a birthmark in the shape of an anchor, it is also said that his son and grandson had the same mark. The Jews living under the Seleucid empire adopted the Anchor symbol on their coinage up and until 100 BCE.
The Chi-Rho (the symbol has its origin in Plato’s X)—Pagan. The Chi-Rho can be seen on the Egyptian coinage of Ptolemy III, Euergetes (r. 246–222 BCE) on the reverse (tails) side between the Eagles legs. Although 500 years later the Liar Eusabious will claim that the Chi-Rho was seen in a vision of Constantine before the battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 CE. It appears that adoption, lies and forgery were the hallmarks of early Christianity, and it is thank’s them that Christianity is the largest religion in the world with 2.2 Billion. One can wonder if they played honestly without the fakery and forgery if they would be the religion they are today! We can also wonder IF early Christianity used the message Love instead of using the Stake, would we be worried about the carbon footprint and climate change in the world today?
Can anyone say for certain what is genuine that belongs to Christianity, as even the name Christianity is adopted from the Greek and Roman critics of the early Christians? Who knew themselves as “the Way” or “the saints,” or “God’s people” or “the Believers” as well as later using the epithet and derogatory term Χρηστιανὸς̣/Chrestianos. Later Christians change by forgery to read Χριστιανός/Christianos in the 4th or 5th-century? When they went from being the Good to be the followers of the Anointed One? What do you say?
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