I guess I am NOT really a blogger!
A REAL blogger is one who will write something interesting several times a month, or at least once a week. I haven’t met this criteria!
So, what have I been doing instead of blogging?
I have been researching, doing some heavy reading regarding ancient African history, some Hebrew and Jewish history, the beginnings of the Christian church, and wondering where did Gentiles (non-Hebrew and/or non-Jewish) people, and doing some gathering of facts (and fiction!) of where people have come from.
Some of my reading and research could cause some to call me a hater if I actually blogged about my research and my subjective feelings. So, I have been in an area of contemplation. Some of my thoughts go back to 1954 when I dared asked why the pictures in The Holy Bible were always about Anglos. The best answers I have received are:
- they (Anglos) control the presses, and decide what is Christian art from their point of view;
- the Catholic Church leaders in the 3rd and 4th centuries became the controllers of what would become known as “Christianity” and trained Protestants and others their teaching by developing “Christian” art, pictures of what they imagined ALL of the biblical characters must have looked like, and they developed a world-wide “Christian” statute-making organization, placing their version of “Christian” art all over the world, including the huge statute of their version of Jesus in Brazil [Rio de Janeiro](Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain); and
- no one really wants to take on over 2,000 years of any lies and falsification of Christianity, one of the largest religions in the world, and lose a lot of “Christian” friends for being a “hater” of Christianity!
Well, I believe that truth will stand, even if it shakes up 2,000 years of some of the false teachings and images of Christianity! The good news for Christianity with any of its falsehoods is that the Gospel of Yeshua (called “Jesus” by the Catholics and many from the West and most of the world) has been shared almost all over the world. Many people have been persecuted and killed for taking a stand for their version of Christianity. And, which ethnic group could best “sell” Christianity around the world but Anglo Christians? I mean, can you imagine how slow Christianity would have grown if its leaders and their publishing machine would have shown Yeshua (Jesus) as an African, Asian, Native American/Indian, or Hispanic without a strong military force?
So, here is some of my research gleaned from accepted and non-accepted “proven” sources:
WHO ARE THE GENTILES? ANGLOS WHO TOOK OVER JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY!
The term gentiles is derived from Latin, used for contextual translation, and not an original Hebrew or Greek word from the Bible…Following Christianization of the Roman Empire, the general implication of the word gentile became “non-Jew.”
Some of my own (and other’s words!):
Non-Christians began calling those who followed the teachings of Christ Christians in Antioch. This group was the first multi-cultural spiritual group since the Hebrews of ancient times. In the Acts of Apostles is recorded the expansion of the Christian faith as Jewish people and others in Jerusalem for Passover witnessed the early followers of Jesus Christ receiving the Holy Spirit, speaking in languages of that time. Other religions and the leaders of the Roman Empire killed and persecuted the early Christians because they would not honor other religions, pay a special tax to Rome, and would not honor the Roman leaders as being divine.
The Roman Emperor Constantine established tolerance for Christianity during his reign and established a precedent of imperial involvement in matters of the Christian faith. Other leaders followed his lead and even appointed bishops and was in charge of this new religion, which eventually became the Roman Catholic Church when the Roman Empire collapsed, along with the persecution to those following Judaism. Soon, this group and other non-Jews were called GENTILES. These gentiles then began to write Christian history and develop art from their point of view.
In 301, the nation of Armenia became the first nation to adopt the teachings which became to be known as Christianity. However, the nation of Ethiopia may have become a strong Christian nation following the conversion of an official of the Queen of Ethopia in the First century, following the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as recorded in Acts of the Apostles.
By the beginning of the 4th century, what became known as Christianity had become the dominant faith in many areas. Christians accounted for approximately 1/10th of the Roman people by 300 AD. Because the church leaders of Christianity addressed human needs better than any other religion of its day, the Christian faith exploded, bringing many rich and powerful people into its ranks.
There were later campaigns of persecution by Christians against Christians following the calling of many synods, or church councils led by gentiles. This further pitted the Christians of Turkey against the Christians of Rome against the Christians of Syria, against the Christians in Ethopia against the Christians in Jerusalem against the Christians in Alexandria (Africa). Such in-fighting by Christians made it easier for the Arabian Moslem leader, Muhammad, to begin to unite all of the Arabic Peninsula to take over many former Christian nations in Africa, Asia, and throughout what would become known as the Middle East.
By the late 8th century Muslims had conquered all of Persia and much of the Eastern Roman territory including some of Africa and much of what is known as the Middle East. Over the years, the rich Christian country of Yemen, and much of the Christian world would come under Muslim rule. While Africa may have been the first country to have the most Christians after the work of the Apostles and their followers in the 1st to the 4th centuries, over 1/3 of Africa is now under Muslims who continue to take over more of Africa and have extended its reach into Europe, Latin America, and even into the UnitedStates, a country formerly called a Christian nation. With their population and imperilistic religious rule, Muslims may be poised to take over America within the next 50 years unless Christians become more proactive and join forces with those following Judiasm, and both groups share the whole truth about their beginnings connected with Africans, multi-ethnic Hebrews, and the Jews who were not mixed with Gentiles who flooded into Judaism through wars, conversion, and the scattering of many dark-skinned Jews who married with the dominant lighter-skinned Gentiles.
But, what do we called the Muslims? As descendants of Abraham, it is difficult to call Ishmael’s descendants Gentiles, or even to call many of Ishmael’s descendants Muslims Gentiles. However, as persecutors of Jews and Christians, Muslims could be characterized as Gentiles, or non-believers of Yahweh, and will suffer the same eternal fate of those other Gentiles who fought against those who were determined to follow the teachings of Moses, Abraham, the prophets, and/or Yeshua (Jesus). According to some ancient records, it appears that early leaders of the Roman Catholic Church sent a woman to Muhammad to be his wife in order to develop a new religion to be a buffer against the Jewish people. However, when the Roman Catholic Church lost control of those leading the Muslim religion, they have sought to have some sort of reconciliation with the Jewish leaders after centuries of fighting Jews and those Christian groups that would not come under their control (http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vatican/esp_vatican33.htm)
According to some ancient records, it appears that early leaders of the Roman Catholic Church sent a woman to Muhammad to be his wife in order to develop a new religion to be a buffer against the Jewish people. However, when the Roman Catholic Church lost control of those leading the Muslim religion, they have sought to have some sort of reconciliation with the Jewish leaders after centuries of fighting Jews and those Christian groups that would not come under control of the Roman Catholic Church. Such actions could cause Catholics and many European people to be called Gentiles.
And, there are so many writers and researchers, some hated, and some admired, who have shared their words about the prophet Muhammad. Many are male writers; some are female writers. Here is onewho has shared that I really liked: “According to Tamam Kahn, author of “‘Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad”‘, Khadija was “the rock upon which Muhammad built his family and religion.” She was older than Muhammad. She was a wealthy businesswoman and widow, having borne children with her previous husbands.
Khadija and Muhammad had four daughters. The youngest, and favorite, was Fatima” (http://www.lastprophet.info/untold-tamam-khan-s-book-on-the-wives-of-the-prophet). It was amazing reading and researching, discovering so many similarites between Fatima, the Virgin Mary, and others. Such reading material is conceived and written by those called Christians, Muslims, Egyptian writers, and those called “pagans”. Here is one source: “…goddesses such as Aphrodite, Astarte, Cybele, Demeter, Hathor, Inanna, Ishtar and Isis” from http://www.truthbeknown.com/mary.html.Oh, what a tale is being conceived by this sl
Oh, what a tale is being conceived by this so-called wanna-be blogger!
Stay tuned for more—but probably not weekly!