n 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 it: "...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
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 stav 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
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
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
agonisingly 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 Northern Hemisphere. 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
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 ...
With this simple truth understood, we can now begin to unravel
an ancient and wonderful story.
Today, as in all mankind's' history, it has once again been told
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 without challenge. The time has
come to set matters straight.
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 feminine. 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",
symbolising the rays of the Sun!