DID HE DIE ON A CROSS?
By Daniel W. Merrick, Ph.D.
With exerts from Babylon Mystery Religion sources
As a young boy I was raised as a Christian, therefore it was not until much later in life that I discovered a problem that most never question. That problem is simple yet from a religious view, such a thing as questioning the cross is beyond reason. Many never lend any credence to the idea that the object of most believers in Jesus worship could be a plant, trick. or even just another Satanic plot to get adoring fans for his cult of ritual and leave the real substance out.
The reasons most hold to the cross is because they just believe that the Romans used it, so why not just consider it alright to think it is the way that the Messiah was crucified.
To Begin, let’s go back to early
leap ahead into the time of Constantine of Rome who declared that he was the
successor of Peter, and choose the sun god symbol of the Phi Roe Cross to
worship. So once he claimed to be a follower of the Messiah by a new name, YeZeus, he set out to make his claim the new doctrine of
the world. Upon forming the Catholic or Universal church, he sent his mother
Now if we look in the writings of
Josephus he says that after the fall of
So it only makes sense that the Roman symbol, which is in Greek called a Xylon, if it was the torture stake of Messiah, would have been called just that, a Xylon. But in the Bible the only word is Starous, which means straight stake.
Now where we find the cross before that has meaning also, and lends one to believe that the pagan practice was like all the Roman Church ways, taking the old Jewish and rewriting things to fit their own cult. The only picture of the Messiah drawn in a cave dating to just after the time of Yahshua Messiah shows a man being nailed to a tree trunk. No cross member or beam, just a tree trunk. No consider that the scripture says “cursed is any man who hangs on a tree”.
Now in addition to that, the only picture and shadow of the event of Messiah being lifted up on a stake is found in the Torah when Moses makes A POLE and places a SERPENT on it for the Israelites to look on and be healed when bitten by snakes. The fashion of the pole is not with any cross beam, only a snake on a stick. So the first type of Messiah’s death shows no cross.
Now consider that in
Osiris gives ANHK (life force) of
Tammuz to the King found in the ruins of
Now in the Book of the Revelation
of John he writes that in the last days,
The only Sodomites who live in
Tammuz on the way to the
Just inside the western wall of
blatant T shape on the crest of the doors.
Catholic Monstrance has open sun god symbols and Tammuz in them. The prophet Jeremiyah
called this worship of Tammuz an ABOMINATION in the eyes of Yahweh.
So we see the symbols of
Ralph Woodrow at one time published a book about the Babylonian religions stating that the cross had questionable issues
which I agreed with in that he stated that those who worship the cross may have been misguided. He has since stopped
publishing the book saying it has been "flawed". Some critics have said he was influenced by those in Christian and Catholic
denominations which compromised the truth for the growing apostate antibiblical doctrines of Jesuits and church leaders.
His personal contact with me via email askng me to remove the pages that once appeared here showing the ties between
Tammuz and the Christian cult under strong delusions, leads me to believe that he would not even permit a scholarly work
to quote his prior words found in the book he published at one time. We were warned about the spirit of Strong Delusion
which would befall the world and even the believers of these last days: "Because they LOVE NOT THE TRUTH, YHWH
will send them STRONG DELUSION so they will believe a LIE as the TRUTH, so that they shall be damned who LOVED
NOT THE TRUTH and had pleasure in LAWLESSNESS"
Now there are others who have written on this matter too that I shall not list here. Yet Woodrow makes a good point that even if it was a cross, why should you worship, adore it, sing songs to it, and the like.
Further evidence does may prove that in fact Satan planted this Tammuz into the cult of the sun to trick people into a false worship.
Lipsius Crux Simplex 1629
As recent as 1629 the depiction of the death of Messiah appears to have been widely accepted as being a straight stake rather than a crux cross as in the Catholic Roman Homosexual cult.
A close study of the bone of the crucified dating back to the time of Messiah shows that the nails were in fact not put through the hand palms as depicted in modern movies, but through the ankle and the wrist.
The truth of the matter is that a body nailed to a Tammuz shaped T would take days to die in most cases. Further if it had been nailed through the palms of the hands, one could simply pull the hands from the nails, then get the feet loose the same way, and just run away. That is why a straight pole is the most likely real way that the Roman soldiers killed most of their victims.
Now consider one last argument,
when has any religion ever been right about any Holy Spirit lead event or
history? Even the murder of 12 million Jews and Protestants in
Now it is a fact that Yahshua was called a Rabbi. Being a Rabbi, the Romans would not defile his death with something that would outrage the people, especially since even Pilot said he was not guilty of any crime deserving death. The only thing Yahshua was guilty of was going against the oral and Talmudic traditions of the Babylonian Jewish Religion of Men. As far as Torah went, he kept it all to the letter to be the Lamb without any unclean thing on or in him.
In the book of Jeremiah we are
told that the women of
The religions of the world got the names wrong, replaced the name of Yahweh for Baal and LORD. They changed the name of Yahshua to Yezuse, Yeshua, YeaZuse, and Jesus getting the saviour’s Jewish name so confused that people are still arguing today about which way to say it.
The Pope change the days Yahweh called Holy to pagan days replacing the feasts of Torah in Lev. Ch. 23 into Unholy days, adding worship of demons, and superstitions of men and witchcraft to what they call holidays.
With so great a record of being totally WRONG, do you think they got this one right?
Russian Orthodox Tammuz found on
the churches of
As we see in the pictures above that my wife and daughter took in Ukraine, the T of the Tammuz has been closely aligned for thousands of years with the sun-god symbols in circles with the X or T in them like the German Cross of the Nazi’s which was found along with the swastika in the same temples that the bible reports were destroyed by the kings of Israel for adopting pagan symbols of false gods.
The Russian and Greek Orthodox cross adds something which is very interesting which lends a greater understanding of the truth of what type of pagan Satanic influence is found in the buildings of worship today.
We need only to look at the symbols above to see how the
superimposing of the two form a unified replacement
for the first combinations of these pagan symbols. We read in Amos 5:23-26 and
Act where both the prophet and
Stephen, a follower and disciple of Yahshua are outspoken for the practice
which the bible makes clear is the very reason that
Amos But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a
Amos Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the
forty years, O house of
Amos But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your
images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Amos Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond
Acts Then Yah turned, and gave them up to worship the host of
as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of
have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty
years in the wilderness?
Acts Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your
god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you
The Pyramids of Egypt came before in
The story is that the annual
sacrifice of children during the winter solstice was started in
For those children who were not yet old enough to have children, they would take a test to see which ones the two gods wanted by having them walk over hot coals. The ones who had burned feet were to be thrown alive into the fire on the alter and the others were spared. This was the first Christmas or Mass of the sun-god held on Dec. 21 at the solstice of winter and later change the day to the 25th to coincide with the birth of the Roman Mithra. ( Also know as Muthra, Mithria and other Greek, Latin, and Italian names).
The added superimposing of the T shaped Tammuz was by design of the witchcraft cult of Babylon Mystery Religion that crept into the modern Jewish religion also as monks and Jesuits of the Catholic Roman cult mixed up the two to deceive Jews into keeping worship of the same Roman and Babylonia deities as those that the Roman Caesars kept before they change the office title to Pope.
So all the symbols have roots in pagan false god practice and therefore should not be used or even spoken of according to the scripture.
Exodus And in all things that I have said unto you be
circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it
be heard out of thy mouth.
Exodus 34:12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the
inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the
midst of thee:
Exodus 34:13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and
cut down their groves:
Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for Yah, whose
name is Jealous, is a jealous Yah:
Exodus 34:15 Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land,
and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods,
and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;
Exodus 34:16 And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their
daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring
after their gods.
Exodus 34:17 Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.
Now modern Christians say “Well it doesn’t mean that anymore” speaking of their symbols and idols. Yet if the creator said not to do like the pagans and heathens do, make images to worship and serve, dust and keep on the mantel of their homes, then where would be Yahweh’s justice if he looked the other way while the gentiles sin the same sin as Israel his chosen people that he drove away to Babylon in judgment?
In other places in scripture we
are told that even the keeping of wealth tied to idols caused a curse on the
Queen of Heaven and Roman Diana Worship disguised as the mother of Yahshua Miriam.
The actual Catholic Icon above shows the sun god halo around the head of the Queen of Heaven as an object of worship and prayer in the Roman church. In their doctrine, only the good Mary can appease the angry Jesus from destroying the world for not worshiping her.
Jeremiah 44:25 Thus saith Yah of hosts, the Yah of Israel, saying;
Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with
your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to
burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto
her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.
Jeremiah 44:26 Therefore hear ye the word of Yah, all Judah that
Yah, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of
Jeremiah 44:27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for
and all the men of
consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
Jeremiah 44:28 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out
gone into the
words shall stand, mine, or theirs.
Jeremiah 44:29 And this shall be a sign unto you, saith Yah, that
I will punish you in this place, that ye may know that my words shall
surely stand against you for evil
The mixture of the goddess Ishtar or Astaria known as the fertilitiy goddess, is a female part of the pagan ritual of Tammuz that was called Queen of Heaven worship thousands of years before Mary was born.
The practice of making “Hot Cross Buns” and “Lent” or the 40 days of weeping for Tammuz was in long practice among the Jews of Jeremiah’s day and had been judged by Yahweh as an abomination.
The Romans changed these gods and symbols, changing some things slightly, to appease the lands and people that they had conquered. Universally they took on all the gods of the lands and made them their own using the local customs to create a taxing method which slowly changed the pagan deities from many lands into their own. At the end of this section of this teaching I have included my son’s work on some of those gods and how the Romans and Greeks changed and explained their deities.
Queen of Heaven, rosaries, bead counting, repetitious prayers, are all condemned in the Bible as pagan and forms of false worship.
1 Timothy 4:1-7 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter
times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared
with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from
meats, which Yah hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them
which believe and know the truth. For every creature of Yah is good, and nothing to be
refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of Yah and prayer.
If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things,
thou shalt be a good minister of Yah shua Messiah, nourished up in the words of
faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise
thyself rather unto godliness.
CROSS VS STAKE Stauros and xylon?
The Greek like the original Hebrew has gone from
one language to a new one. So like Paleo Hebrew and
modern Hebrew, the letters and men’s translations
have effected the text.
"this word [stauros] meant merely an upright stake, or pale.
Later it also came to be used for an execution stake having
Many Christians today, because they see this understanding
only among Jehovah Witnesses, ascribe it to a cult
belief. They do no research, they just hold to the PAPAL
that it was a CROSS, routing back to
and his vision of the PHI RHO (px symbol of sun god worship
found in the pagan Apollo).
Xylon meant a piece of wood and so could not refer to a cross;
"Arguing in favor of this having been a simple stake or pole
is the fact that both the apostle Paul and the apostle Peter
speak of Jesus' having been put on a xylon, which simply
means a piece of wood…." This is incorrect, by Jesus day
xylon had many meanings, including wooden artifacts made
out of more than one piece of wood. in classical and
Koine Greek xylon was used to refer to "benches".
(Demosthenes, 1111.22; Aristophanes, Vespae, 90;
Acharnenses, 25) Furthermore, xylon is not used as a
description of Jesus instrument of death
in these scriptures, but rather as a
midrashic interpretation of Deuteronomy 21:22-23. For
example in Galatians xylon is used to show a
prophetic reference to Deuteronomy when it says;
"Christ by purchase released us from the curse of
the Law by becoming a curse instead of us, because
it is written: "Accursed is every man hanged upon
a stake (xylon)."" The correct way to interpret
this scripture, as shown by almost all interlinear or
Bible translation apart from the New World Translation
is "Accursed is every man hanged upon a tree."
RESOLVE THE ISSUE BY FAITH AND THE LAW
So if we want to truly know what is the type of
sacrifice Messiah was for us, we must return to the
LAW to find out what was REQUIRED for the PASSOVER
sacrifice. By doing this, we will KNOW by the
HOLY SPIRIT what is required to have a SIN SACRIFICE.
To hold to the Christian claim of the MESSIAH being
the LAMB, as in the sacrificial law, and to see
if the Christian Religion, is in fact right about
it being a CROSS. To find out, we must look at
what YAHWEH GOD condemned as UNHOLY and commanded
in the LAW OF SACRIFICE.
Ezekiel Then he brought me to the door of the gate of Yah's
house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping
Ezekiel Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man?
turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
Ezekiel And he brought me into the inner court of Yah'S house,
behold, at the door of the
the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the
the sun toward the east.
In the above verses, we see that there were women who were
involved in the pagan god practice of weeping for TAMMUZ.
When we look at the historical writings of the time and this
cult, it was a for-runner of the Egyptian ANKH which is popular
in much of the jewelry of today. Also, the SYMBOL or ICON
of TAMMUS or TAMMUZ was and is THE CROSS. So we have no
doubt, the cult was one that existed long before modern
Christianity and used the "T" shaped CROSS for its worship
service where women cried over the death of TAMMUZ.
Then we see the greater abomination of this cult of pagan
when they turned their backs to the
This TAMMUZ sun day worship where the men worship the SUN
while the women cry, was condemned by YAH VAH GOD.
Ezekiel Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man?
Is it a light thing to the house
which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and
have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their
Ezekiel Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not
spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a
loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
As we see, YAH VAH GOD was provoked to anger. And this is the reason
that the Jewish people were killed throughout the earth and YAH VAH
GOD did not hear them. Because they replaced the HOLY for UNHOLY pagan
worship of FALSE gods.
Now the Chaldee or Babylonian word for SUN is KRIS. The Hebrew
mixed with the Chaldee language when
The Key cults that caused this judgment was Amos 5:24-26 and
Acts 'STAR god.' We see that on the Flag of Israel today and
in the stained glass windows of synagogues. As it was found in
It is interesting to note that this cult was thousands of years
before the coming of the MESSIAH YAHSHUA. So we might say that
were first called KRIS TIANS in
So that there is no question here, the T=TAMMUZ was PAGAN AND
NOT HOLY IN THE EYES OF YAH
That is what the prophet said as given to him by YAH.
So lets go back, and see how PASSOVER was kept.
Ezra For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of
them were pure, and killed the Passover for all the children of the
captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves.
Ezra And the children of
captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the
filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek Yah of Israel, did
Now here we see that the PASSOVER was kept PURE. And here
after the captivity found in Ezra, they separated from Filthiness and
heathen or PAGAN. So let go on to see more about Passover.
2 Chronicles 35:5 And stand in the holy place according to the
divisions of the families of the fathers of your brethren the people, and
after the division of the families of the Levites.
2 Chronicles 35:6 So kill the Passover, and sanctify yourselves, and
prepare your brethren, that they may do according to the word of Yah
by the hand of Moses.
2 Chronicles 35:7 And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and
kids, all for the Passover offerings, for all that were present, to the
number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these were of the
2 Chronicles 35:11 And they killed the Passover, and the priests
sprinkled the blood from their hands, and the Levites flayed them.
2 Chronicles 35:12 And they removed the burnt offerings, that they might
give according to the divisions of the families of the people, to offer
unto Yah, as it is written in the book of Moses. And so did they
with the oxen.
2 Chronicles 35:13 And they roasted the Passover with fire according to
the ordinance: but the other holy offerings sod they in pots, and in
caldrons, and in pans, and divided them speedily among all the people.
2 Chronicle 35:16 So all the service of Yah was prepared the same
day, to keep the Passover, and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar of
Yah, according to the commandment of king Josiah.
Notice that they did this all in accordance with the BOOK OF MOSES, or
the LAW, and that they were HOLY OFFERINGS. These people prepared and
SANCTIFIED themselves. THAT MEANS THEY WERE HOLY AND NOT ABOMINATIONS!
Exodus 12:3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of
tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb,
according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
Exodus 12:4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and
his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the
souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the
Exodus 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first
year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
Exodus 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same
and the whole assembly of the congregation of
in the evening.
Exodus 12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two
side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat
Exodus 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire,
and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Exodus 12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast
with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
Exodus And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning;
and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
Exodus And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your
shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in
haste: it is Yah's Passover.
Exodus Then Moses called for all the elders
unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and
kill the Passover.
Exodus And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the
blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts
with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the
door of his house until the morning.
Exodus For Yah will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and
when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the
ALMIGHTY will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in
unto your houses to smite you.
Exodus And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee
and to thy sons for ever.
Numbers 9:9 And Yah spake unto Moses, saying,
Numbers Speak unto the children of
you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be
in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the Passover unto Yah.
Numbers The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall
keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
Numbers 28:21 A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb,
throughout the seven lambs:
Numbers 28:22 And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement
Numbers 28:23 Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the
morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.
Numbers 28:24 After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the
seven days, the meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto
Yah: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and his
Numbers 28:25 And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation;
ye shall do no servile work.
Numbers 28:30 And one kid of the goats, to make an atonement for you.
Numbers 28:31 Ye shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering,
and his meat offering, (they shall be unto you without blemish) and their
Now I could give more about the laws of sacrifice here, but will not for
the purpose of keeping this short. When we see what was required in the
lamb being HOLY, without SPOT OR BLEMISH, Not even being able to be
carried to another persons house to be eaten, being washed with hyssop
which is a type of HOLINESS and not allowing it to TOUCH any UNHOLY THING
or else the sacrifice was to be disposed of, how can any man say
as the Christians do, that the touching of the TAMMUZ, a symbol of FALSE
gods, PAGAN ABOMINATIONS, could have been the implement of MESSIAH's Death?
I tell you that if the Romans had done this the uprising of 70AD would
have happened then in 31CE which was the actual date of his death and resurrection.
So the real question here should not be did he die on a cross, for we
know in our heart as Jews, he could not. Ask any Rabbi in modern Jewish
Sects if the sin sacrifice can touch a pagan symbol and still be a
HOLY SACRIFICE, and he will laugh at you. He would say: "NO"!!!
Because the SACRIFICE FOR SIN, must by the LAW have been HOLY.
So if the MESSIAH YAHSHUA died on a CROSS, he would have been a
POLLUTED SACRIFICE. That would mean your faith is in vain.
That would mean that there is no sacrifice for sin in existence
Bible is not true, for no man can trace his genealogy to David
with impunity as MESSIAH has. Therefore there would be no
coming messiah, only the destruction before us. No Salvation,
NO faith, and No Truth. Go find another religion if this is so.
BUT IT IS NOT SO! Messiah was perfect, without blemish, keeping
all points of the LAW and was UNDEFILIED, without a broken bone
in accordance to the Prophesy. He was the LAMB, and he did not
die on a TAMMUZ, he died on a stake, which is just a piece of
wood, so no cult of KRISTIAN can say that they are the holders of
the symbol of any pagan Icon.
In fact, the Catholic Church is the only propagator of this cult
of TAMMUZ in today’s world and has been for 1700+ years.
The mother of
the cult of the X symbol of Apollo and came back with a PAGAN
TAMMUZ symbol that
of Josephus it says, "They burned the temple, and erected the
symbols and temples of FALSE gods and all manor of pagan worship."
So Babylon Mystery Religion is still here, and in all Christianity
were see its admiration, they sing the old rugged cross, and they
have not the SPIRIT OF TRUTH. So one more daughter of the Whore of
a cult of their own religion points out the truth, they attack.
In closing, one man said to me that how could this change have happened.
The Word of God is perfect and unchanged by men. Why then does it
say cross? Well that is simple, the text was mistranslated.
Because the WORDS of the BOOK were sealed up UNTILL THE END.
As it says in the Bible, some things wouldn't be known until
the time when they would be needed. We see that imperfect
men have made many mistakes in transliteration and translation
of the Bible. Only now have we seen the prophets words about
forgetting God's name for Baal being revealed. Now we Know
His name is YAH.
So there is no Tammuz or Cross that Helen found in 328AD
brought back to
Messiah's death. Just a piece of wood, a stake, a
pole to make sacrifice for sin, so we can be saved from
the lake of fire. Because one thing YAH will not tolerate
is UNHOLINESS and IDOLS defile that which is HOLY!
The mystic TAU and the TAU ROT cards, is seen in many
false worship cults and pagan icons world wide.
So when KRIS TIANS say that they are saved, which according
to scripture some are, then when they are presented this
turth, to come out of
If the spirit of truth is in them, they will remove the
symbols and icons of Satanic worship and run to the truth.
So if we are remember his death till he comes again,
as Messiah instructed us to do, then we should
not hold to the Tammuz, tau, or cross. We should
keep the Passover as given in the Bible as a
feast to be kept for ever. No colored eggs,
looking back at freedom from pagan
and forward toward the Passover from the day
of wrath in the great tribulation. For it was
by Messiah's blood as a sacrifice for sin, that
we are given grace to remember what the feast
of Passover was to represent, and what it will
mean to those who call on His name for salvation.
May YAH ALMIGHTY bless you with the knowledge of
the truth that sets you free from the sin and
unholiness which separates us from him and his
John But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh
such to worship him. John Yah is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship
him in spirit and in truth.
So in conclusion, let me say that I have major doubts that the cross was the symbol of his death. All the evidence and the fruit of the tree of Romanizers shows that it is false worship and lies of Satan. From the Dagon fish hat to the idols and so called saints of the Homosexual Roman Catholic cult, every point shows they are the whore of false worship found in Rev. 17 through the 18th chapters. We are instructed to come out of this false religion in the end and be holy unto Yahweh. No where in scripture are we instructed to worship any symbol, idol, or name other than the name of YAHWEH and YAHSHUA. In shorten form the name of YAH.
The creation of the concept of Roman Catholic’s doctrine of men’s creation, the term “Judaizers” is found nowhere in the Bible, and further more, is a gross misinterpretation of the truth of what Paul was writing about when he referred to the “Jews Religion” . Paul was talking about the Romanized Jewish Religion with its Babylonian traditions called Talmud and the oral traditions that added so called laws to the original Torah.
Should we keep the Torah? Was it nailed to the tree? Col. 2 says that the "Handwriting of the ordinances against us" were nailed to the tree. Matt Yahshua said that the law would not pass away until all is fulfilled and heaven and earth pass away.
Matt 23:1 (TS98) "Then יהושע (Yahshua H3467 strong's) spoke to the crowds and to HIS TAUGHT ONES, 2 saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on the seat of Mosheh. 3 “Therefore, whatever they say to you to guard, GUARD AND DO. But do not do according to their works, for they say, and do not do. When they sat in Moses seat, they read the Torah........YAHSHUA SAID KEEP THE TORAH...
Now the Handwriting of the ordinance is the question here. A LAW is thou shalt not go over 55 MPH in a posted area. The ORDINANCE is IF THOUS SHALT GO OVER 55 MPH THOU SHALT PAY A FINE. So the Ordinance nailed to the tree is the FINE not the LAW.
Many error in this in that Rev. 18:4 come out MY PEOPLE! Some under the bondage of religion are HIS, but MUST come out! The Moral code of Torah, the feasts and Sabbath, and the name are signs we are HIS. The Torah nailed to the tree is the ...Law of Sacrifice, Yahshua being our final offering for sin. The Takanot (Talmud and traditions of Jewish religion) are nailed to the tree because THAT IS SIN. The sin of adding to the word of Yahweh. Matt says it (Torah) shall not pass away until all be fulfilled and heaven and earth pass away. The Christian error is that somehow you can change Yahweh's law into pagan symbols, names, and feast days, and still be a follower of Yahshua. The liberty they call grace which they use as a license to sin. Gal. 5 "If you walk in the spirit, you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh". The pope claims his authority to change the Sabbath to Sunday, and to keep Greek and roman pagan feasts to false gods. The prophet Daniel wrote " He will seek to change times and seasons" (Days to worship and feasts). So don't expect me at your pig roast for ishtar Sunday or to attend the mass of the sun-deity on Dec. 25th. Jer. 10 calls it an "Abomination" quoting YAHWEH! And one more thing, How can Mary be the Queen of Heaven when Jer. 44 says that 600 years before Mary (Marium mother of Yahshua) was born that Yahweh called the Jews who practiced this cult an "Abomination"?
The SAME religious error of the Jewish religious leaders is being repeated by the Christian church, making traditions and worship that IS NOT IN THE BIBLE as COMMANDMENTS to KEEP. Messianic Jews like me keep the Sabbath and feasts, torah and the law, for the blessings and the promise that Yahweh gives to all who are grafted into the family of
Christian and Jewish RELIGION even TODAY, have anti-torah traditions that are not BIBLICALY CORRECT! Yahshua said: "In Vain they worship me, teaching for DOCTRINE the commandments of MEN"!
One of my favorite passages of the old testament is that of Joshua when he challenges the people to choose who they will worship:
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve Yahweh, choose you
this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served
that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in
whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh.
Joshua 24:16 And the people answered and said, Yah forbid that we should
forsake Yah, to serve other gods
The final word on the matter for me is to say: “As for me and my house, we shall serve Yahweh and him alone shall we worship”.
Even if it was a cross, which I highly doubt, I will not worship it, serve it, or adore and sing about it. If Messiah had been killed with a shot gun I would not sing the old rugged shot gun or have a golden shot gun around my neck. Because the Bible says worship Yah alone, so any symbol other than the name is a doctrine of men, error, and against the Biblical instruction of the Almighty Yahweh.
From the Dagon Fish hat to the
icons and symbols of the Roman, Greek, Egyptian, and all the lands of the middle east, the root of all idol worship is
TREE VS STAKE OR CROSS
I do not have to agree with all views on the matter of the implament of Messiah's death to be a brother in the faith. Nor do you have to agree with me, but if you are interested, this is the progression of why I believe it was not a cross, Tammuz, or any such thing that the Messiah was nailed to: Here is why:
In the tomb paintings of the 2nd century it is thus depicted for the first
time as the symbol of victory over death. It then recurs again and again. THE
IDEA THAT THE LIVING TRUNK OF THE CROSS BEARS TWIGS AND LEAVES is a common motif
in Christian antiquity.-- Vol. V, pp. 40, 41. The Theological Dictionary, by
A TREE as in Olive TREE as in Trunk
Even the paintings dating back to 1629 show him on a straight pole rather than a T shape cross.
: Why Was Christ Nailed To a Tree?
Now that we have seen the overwhelming evidence demonstrating that Christ was crucified on a TREE, the question that comes to mind is -- why a tree? This is a valid question when most victims in Christ's day were indeed nailed to an upright post or "stipes" that was already located at the execution site.
Aside from the obvious prophetic and symbolic implications, the best answer to this question is TIME, plus the number of people being executed at the same time!
Christ's death was a "hurry-up" affair. The Passover was rapidly approaching and it was Biblical law that NO ONE could hang on the instrument of death beyond sundown. Hastings, in his book Christ and the Gospels, states that it was in fact quite common, in times of haste, to nail malefactors to trees (Vol. II, p.749).
An example of this is found in a work of Tertullian, an early (155-222 A.D.) church father, called Apologeticus: The Roman proconsul of Africa punished the priests of Saturn "by crucifying them ON THE VERY TREES OF THEIR TEMPLE, in the shadow of which they had committed their crimes" (9:2).
According to Jewish custom of the time, all work had to be completed by noon of Nisan 14 so that the priests would be free to assist in the sacrificing of the Passover lambs, which, in itself, was a formidable operation.
The sacrifice of the Red Heifer and the leading out of the Azazel Goat show that the priests accompanied the victim to the Mount of Olives, and, in the case of the goat, handed it to a "fit man" (whom Jewish tradition states had to be a Gentile) to complete the ritual. Since the Red Heifer and the Azazel Goat PREFIGURED CHRIST, it is quite apparent the priests accompanied Him to Golgotha on the Mount of Olives that fateful day in 30 A.D. Since the priests had to be ready in the Temple by noon for the sacrifices, Christ's crucifixion had to be, of necessity, accomplished in a HASTY manner.
All the soldiers had to do was nail the victim's arms to the patibulums and then lift each one up to the middle of the chosen tree where they were secured.
And this is exactly what happened!
The Spiritual Significance of Christ's Death
Now we come to the really fascinating part! Imagine, if you will, the people walking down the roadway known as "The Descent of the Mount of Olives" (Luke 19:37) with their Passover lambs under their arms or over their shoulders, heading for the Temple to have them killed. As they travelled down the road, these people would have seen the building of the Miphkad Altar (called the "Beth ha Deshen) -- where the Red heifer and the Atonement offerings were burnt -- on their right, and at the summit itself (Golgotha: Place of the Skull), on their left, THREE MEN NAILED TO A TREE! What an extraordinary scene for the Passover season!
However, it's the SYMBOLISM of this scene that's intriguing! The people passing by saw Christ nailed to the tree and facing west towards the Temple, while one of the robbers, nailed to the same tree, was facing northeastwards. The other robber was in a similar position but facing southeastwards. With their SIX ARMS extended upwards and outwards as they hung from their individual patibulums; and with the TRUNK OF THE TREE passing up through the center of the three men, WHAT do you suppose this scene looked like to the Jew of the day? What was it that Christ appeared in the midst of in Revelation 1:12-13? THE SEVEN GOLDEN LAMPSTANDS OR MENORAHS! The lampstand or menorah had SIX BRANCHES extending upward and outward from a CENTRAL TRUNK just like the crucifixion scene! And what did the seven branched lampstand symbolize?
Let Ernest L. Martin answer:
This scene [the three men nailed to a tree] would have meant that there were SIX ARMS EXTENDED UPWARDS around the tree itself. This scene could provide a SYMBOLIC spectacle of a LIVING MENORAH (the seven branched lampstand). The Menorah did in fact represent the TREE OF LIFE and the Light of the World. And notice the irony of the crucifixion scene. Here was Christ EAST of the Holy of Holies and looking westwards towards the curtain of his Father's House. Beyond that curtain were supposed to be a mercy seat (denoting the Throne of God) with the WINGS OF TWO CHERUBIM OUTSTRETCHED over that throne. Both cherubim were made to FACE ONE ANOTHER AND TO FACE THE ONE WHO SYMBOLICALLY SAT ON THE MERCY SEAT. These were found in the original Temple within the inner curtain of the Holy Place.
Ernest Martin continues by describing the INVERSE of what was found in the Holy of Holies:
Now look at the scene of the crucifixion "OUTSIDE THE CAMP." It was a SIGNIFICANT REVERSAL to what was originally designed by God to be within the Holy of Holies. Here was the real Lord being crucified on a tree HAVING TWO ROBBERS AS HIS "CHERUBIM" WITH THEIR ARMS STRETCHED UPWARDS AND THEIR FACES TURNED AWAY FROM HIM IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION...Their six arms extending upwards around a central trunk of a tree (the trunk being the seventh "arm") could be reckoned a symbol of a LIVING MENORAH. Christ was pictured after his resurrection as standing in the midst of the seven branched lampstand (Rev. 1:3) in a glorious and living existence with all the power of the universe at his beck and call. Was his crucifixion intended to show an OPPOSITE signification on a "Menorah" of degradation and shame? Whereas he should have been sitting on the mercy seat in the Holy of Holies, he was in a DIAMETRICALLY CONTRARY situation as a sin offering being crucified near the OUTSIDE ALTAR [MIPHKAD ALTAR] of the sanctuary. The scene, from the Christian point of view, would have been totally opposite from what should have been.
Dr. Martin follows this by saying that the cross, which most people associate with Christianity today, IS NOT THE TRUE SYMBOL OF CHRIST'S DEATH:
If there is anything to this symbolism, then the NATIONAL SYMBOL of the modern State of Israel (the seven branched lampstand) REPRESENTS CHRIST BEING CRUCIFIED BETWEEN TWO ROBBERS (HIS "CHERUBIM") FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD. THIS WOULD MEAN THAT THE MENORAH IS THE SYMBOLIC CRUCIFIX OF CHRIST, not the kind that is normally seen in Christian society today. The representation of the cross (and its various forms) that most Christians look to today (atop churches, around peoples' necks, and even embossed on Bibles) is made of two pieces of dry (NOT LIVING) wood which could have NO CONNECTION TO THE LIVING TREE OF LIFE.
There is yet more symbolism to Jesus' death on the tree on the Mount of Olives. Consider this: As the people were walking down the roadway that led to the eastern gate of the Temple, carrying the lambs to be sacrificed, they would, as they passed by the crucifixion site, TURN THEIR BACKS on the One to whom they were about to sacrifice the Passover lambs! "And while worshippers were entering the Temple to pay tribute to the One sitting within the Holy of Holies (originally enthroned between two cherubim), the crowds were actually TURNING THEIR BACKS on the real Christ from heaven and his two "cherubim" (the robbers nailed to the same tree with their BACKS TO HIM AS WELL)." (Secrets of Golgotha, p.263).
Now think about this: When Christ finally died on that "accursed tree" with the backs of the people to Him He cried out, "My God, My God, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?" THIS MEANS THAT HIS HEAVENLY FATHER ALSO TURNED HIS BACK ON HIM momentarily, thus allowing Christ to carry all the sins of the world on His back in that final sacrificial position.
ISN'T THAT INCREDIBLE?
Our Savior truly DIED REJECTED -- rejected by ALL including the Father Himself! What a marvelous fulfillment!
Thus the tree it self holding ALL THREE with the trunk being the 7th branch representing YAH's Name as the true MARK of the Plsm 68 Menorah shield of the house of DAVID which was the name of Yah YHWH on a Menorah on the Sheild it self. Thus the Line of David was verified in the Messiah's death.
This is why the RCC and Satan wants to destroy this truth with the Tammuz, because if THIS TRUTH comes out, it will PROVE the Mark of YAH is HIS NAME and not a head of ashes with the T shaled Tammuz or ANKH of 666.
In Ezekiel we see those marked in the forehead who SIGH for the abominations done in Jerusalem, and those who do not being removed
by death. Some say the Alav and the Tav or TAU is there in the Paleo pictographs meaning the two houses or two sticks.
But THE TWO STICKS BECOME ONE IN THE SAME WAY THE LETTER Y OR A TREE IS SHAPED IN THE END.
Thus we look for another witness in the BIBLE and find that the MARK or nance, NES, H3025 is in fact THE NAME not a T or X mark.
In Chapter 7 in Revelation we see the 12 tribes being marked before the grass, water, and tress are destroyed. Again we see the same
MARK IN the forehead in Ch.14 as THE NAME OF ELOHIM or YAH, Literally YHWH.
In the first letter of the Paleo we see in fact the Y shape lying down and in the 3rd letter we see it standing up.
This is the Two sticks becoming one in the death of Messiah through the Nail and the Tree.
Then we see that the Divided two sticks of the Tammuz cross is just a Satanic duplicate to the two houses
being the religions house of the Roman church and Orthodox Jewish modern religion that denies the Messiah.
Thus the picture here is of 3 men in the last three letters, two being men, the middle being YAH, on a tree dyeing
together as the Messiah was killed with two thieves on the same tree, being like the Menorah.
In the TREE or Y shape the Two houses of Israel coming together into one. That depicted in the WAV of the name
of YHWH in paleo.
BIBLICALLY WHY IT WAS NOT A CROSS OR TAMMUZ SHAPE:
Ezekiel|8:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of Yah'S
house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping
Ezekiel|8:15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man?
turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
Ezekiel|8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of Yah'S house,
and, behold, at the door of the temple of Yah, between the porch and
the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the
temple of Yah, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped
the sun toward the east.
Sun Worship was foretold to be TAMMUZ WORSHIP thousands of years before messiah's death. That is my Biblical Reason also.
Chart of Roman False and Pagan Babylonian gods:
Zeus was Chronos’ and Rheas’ son, he was raised by Gaia because Chronos wanted to eat him, he vowed to save his brother and sisters. He gave Chronos a potion that made his vomit his children. He later got a lightning bolt from the Cyclops, which he used to smite Chronos with the Olympians. He later tricked Hera into marrying him, but repeatedly “mingles” with mortal women. This theme comes back in stories such as him flirting with Echo and his children Perseus and Hercules. Zeus’ children with Hera were Ares and Hephaestus. Zeus was the king of the gods, ruler of the heavens, and he played many important roles in Greek Myths. He had an enormous throne of polished black Egyptian marble, decorated in gold, seven steps lead up to it each of them embedded with a color of the rainbow. A purple ram’s fleece covered the throne used for magical rain making in times of drought.
Thus the Roman cult in translating the English Bible added the false name GEEZEUS as Jesus
A roman cult name of a False deity
for the real name of Yahshua a Jewish Messiah.
Vatican Statue of Zeus claimed to be a statue of Peter by the Catholic Cult.
The JeZeus cult worships this cross of tammuz and adores it as a symbol of their faith. How could they get some much wrong, wearing a dagon fish god hat,
tammuz with a pinecone staff of the pope, covering the head with red and white yammicas, and get the T shape cross right?
In Fact Constantine had his mother Helen go to Jerusalem in 325 after his SUN Phi Ro Ankh vision and lo and behold, she found CROSSES
Yet Josephus says that in 70 AD the ROMANS erected PAGAN ROMAN symbols of Tammuz and sun gods, Greek gods, and solar wheels
on ALL THE HOLY SITES OF THE JEWS. So when the pope cesar Constantine has his Mother Helen go there, she just finds what the
Roman cult put there 230 years before. Just think of what we have forgotten of our forefathers since just 232 years ago.
I personally tend to think that the Tree Trunk is most likely the way Messiah Yahushua died because it fits better with the whole theme of
the tree which is literally spoken of in the prophetic scripture of the Bible long before Messiah is killed and rises from the dead.
See Also TREE OF JESSE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_Jesse
For more on how the Christian Cult was made a prophetic vessel of the true worshipers and the false until the end times,
For more on the Babylonian Mystery Religions see: (sources)