Christianity is a religion practiced by millions of people around the world yet little is known about its origin.
The concept of christianity is built around the messiah called Christ, whose name means “anointed”. The messiah is also believed to be the saviour of all mankind and a prophetic figure with a heavenly kingdom unlike the political messiahs whose reign was in earthly kingdoms.
Unlike the Christianity concept of a messiah with a heavenly kingdom, the Judaism concept speaks of the jews expectance of an earthly messiah with the political power to raise their nation. Hence, the two versions of the Messiah which is known today.
Well, who is behind Christianity? Who announced Christ as the Messiah who fulfilled the prophecies of the old testament and who also linked the character of Christ to the Judaic tradition?
The historical founder of Christianity is the Jewish pharisee from Tarsus whose name was Saul (later known as Paul). He is also the author of the earliest Christian writings which make up the Bible.
However, science and research has found no concrete information about the character of Christ as it was depicted on the canonical gospels. It is this lack of proof that has brought doubts of existence in the minds of scientists and researchers.
But if Christ did not exist, where did Paul get the information that aided him in the writing of his books?
Historical research on the concept of Christianity led to Africa (The Nile) and the Pharaonic times. In fact, the result says that the name Christ is rooted in the Pharaonic tradition.
According to Chiekh Anta Diop’s research, the term, “Christ” is a Greek adaptation of the Pharaonic term “Khersesheta”. Historical research also links the historical context of the Birth of Christ in Christianity with the story of “Horus reincarnation of Osiris”. A story that spoke of a divine child with a miraculous conception(without sex).
The historical research also links the Cult of Isis to Christianity.
What is the Cult of Isis?
The cult of Isis is a group of initiates dedicated to the worship of Isis. Formed and spread in the 26th dynasty (the late period which marked the end and decline of the pharaonic civilization) after the war between the Egyptians and the Assyrians who invaded Egypt in 671BC, its aim was to give a cure to the evils meted on the Egyptian people by the Foreign invaders (Persians, Romans, Macedonians, etc) who invaded Egypt.
The worship of Isis which prioritized the Maat (truth, balance, order, harmony, righteousness, morality, and justice) in no time became dominant in the Nile with the Coptic Egyptians (a people with black skin and frizzy hair) as its dominant messengers and spreaders of its gospel.
It is believed that its worshippers spread to other territories Near East (Palestine, Syria, etc), cities with Hebrew populations and Jewish sects (Judea, Jerusalem, etc), and even Europe.
The cult of Isis beliefs and series of rites which was done for the worship of Isis, has been linked with Christianity.
Some of these rites are:
– The baptismal regeneration in their worship of Isis which an initiate died to his old life and was reborn to the new faith with the use of water.
– The public confessions done in the temples of Isis.
– The common sacramental meal which completed an initiate initiatiation process into the cult.
– The mystery of the Incarnation of Godmade man (Osiris) and others.
– The isis core objectives which are peace, charity, love and humanism is similar to what Christianity is about.
As it seen above, some of these rites are similar to/is the rites also done by Christianity. From these findings and the knowledge of its existence before the founding of Christianity, one can really say that the Cult of Isis prepared the path of Christianity.
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