Rome and the Early Christians – by Ndagi Abdullahi

Pre-Constantine Christians
Prehistoric Christianity was a Black African Negro religion that flourished for several millennia on end before the advent of the historic era and the rise of the White races to world dominion. But when the White races rose to world supremacy they transformed Christianity into a White man’s religion. This new Christianity is an adulterated and utterly corrupted type of Christianity. Later on the Roman emperors, starting with Constantine the Great, fashioned into an organised religion.

In the earlier days of Rome the Christians appeared as mystery occultists who were preoccupied with some Sun cultism and corrupted form of the ancient religion of Christianity.

The Christians were quite zealous and generally violent. It is in that regard that Marcellinus Ammianus, the renowned 4th century Roman historian, wrote that “the atrocity of the Christians against opponents surpasses the fury of wild beasts against men.”

The early Christians were not pacifists as we are being made to believe today. They were zealots who practised an ancient form of Christianity which involved all manners of boisterous and sanguinary, that is sacrificial, rituals.

E.J. de Meester wrote that, “I suspect that the early Christians had much wilder rituals than we tend to think nowadays. In Bible movies like Ben Hur and Quo Vadis the early Christians are usually portrayed as a kind of modern Protestants, who hold very calm and serene services. If that were true, the early Christians may not have encountered so much opposition. Perhaps we should rather think of a kind of wild orgies in which the believers cut and flogged themselves with knives and whips, like the Shiite Ashura ritual which is still practised today in Iran and Lebanon. In Spain there are still processions in which masked men flog themselves for their sins. I suppose that such practices also exist in Latin America.”

These Christians gradually began to constitute a menace to the authorities.

Roman Christianity
Modern Christianity is more or less a Romanized or Westernized version of the ancient and prehistoric Christianity of the original Black African Negro Jews who first came into close contact with the White races in North Africa, Southern Europe and the Middle East.

The Romans transformed Christianity from a Black African Negro Jewish mystery cult into a White man’s syncretic religion heavily inundated with Roman and European religious doctrines and rituals including, most notably, the Trinity, Easter, etc, etc.

The depth of the connection and relationship between modern Christianity and the Roman empire can never be overemphasised. As a matter of fact many workers have rightly seen the inextricable link between the history of the Roman empire and the rise of Christianity. Gary Courtney was discussing this when he wrote that, “Now, if we take a bird’s-eye-view of Western history, one fact is ineluctable. The strongest domain of Christianity and its deity Jesus Christ is the territory of the ancient Roman Empire, followed by the extended territories of the Roman sphere of influence and its legacy – including the vast territories of the New World, coastal Asia (where Western influence has been strongest), and much of Africa. Looking back over two millennia, we have the luxury of a clearer historical perspective than our ancestors had, and it is true to say that, seen in the context of this lengthy time frame, Christianity arises in tandem with the ascendancy of the Roman empire, crystallizing into view and taking form under the auspices of the pax romana, without which it would never have been possible. Protestantism, for all its vehement opposition to the status and office of “the Pope of Rome” and the orthodoxies of the Catholic church, has really only changed the window dressing – a few different baubles and froll de dolls – leaving the essential grist of the religion intact.”

It is on this note that Gary Courtney later on wrote that, “It can hardly be coincidence that the cities in the eastern empire for which we have documentary and monumental proof of the cult of divus iulius are also early centers of Christianity as we know from the epistles of Paul and Ignatius and the book of Acts: Alexandria, Antioch, Corinth, Ephesus, Philippi, Thessalonica Smyrna etc.”

Roman Additions to Christianity
The Romans, through several councils including most notably the Council of Nicea, added a lot of European and non-African elements to Christianity that Christianity was transformed from being a Black African Negro religion into a Roman or White man’s religion.

We will discuss some of these additions in the following chapters.

The original and early Christians knew nothing about Trinity. The concept of the Trinity was a Roman addition to the religion of Christianity when they transformed Christianity from a Black African Negro religion into a White man’s religion.

E.J. de Meester wrote that, “Apparently the Holy Trinity is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible, except in one passage which was added at a later time. The Aryan (Indo-European) concept of the trinity can be found in many ancient religions. The Romans worshipped three gods in the temple of the Capitol.”

The Roman Gospels
The official and state statuses of the new Roman religion of Christianity necessitated the reviewing and publication of gospels and religious texts in support of a Roman Christianity. It is to this effect that the Roman authorities saw to it that there was a proliferation of officially revised versions of the gospels and the virtual elimination of all versions opposed to the official ideology of the Roman empire.

Bill Zebub, for instance, wrote that, “It wasn’t until A.D. 325, at the Council of Nicea, convened by Roman emperor Constantine, that it was decided, by a vote, that Jesus was to be depicted as a god, not a mortal prophet. A year after this the Council of Nicea, Constantine ordered all works that challenged the official orthodox teaching to be destroyed. In A.D. 331, he commissioned and financed new copies of the Bible. It was at this point that crucial alterations were made, and the new status of Jesus was fabricated. Constantine never converted to Christianity. He was actually baptized when he was on his deathbed, completely unaware.”

The problem, however, is that this rash and Machiavellian attempt at producing ‘official’ or ‘tailored’ gospels led to a flood of the gospel texts with all the factual and historical mistakes and inaccuracies that the New Testament is notorious for today.
The attempt at Romanizing the gospels, for instance, led to a lot of embarrassing mistakes in the story of Jesus as narrated by the gospels. Bill Zebub noted that, “Gospels that do not appear in the New Testament, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Truth, and the Gospel of the Egyptians, were mentioned by the early church fathers, like Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus, and Origen. These texts date no later than A.D. 150. What is interesting about them is that they escaped the censorship and revision of the later Roman orthodoxy, and they were written for an Egyptian audience, so they weren’t slanted to the Roman ear.”

In the Christian world Paul is seen as the foremost missionary of Christianity and its first theologian.
There is conclusive evidence to the effect that Paul never existed. Marshall Gauvin wrote that, “Of course, there is no certainty that Paul really lived.”

It is a common knowledge in scholarly circles that much of what is known and believed about the life of Paul is nothing but legendary tales. The Encyclopaedia Biblica observed that, “It is true that the picture of Paul drawn by later times differs utterly in more or fewer of its details from the original. Legend has made itself master of his person. The simple truth has been mixed up with invention; Paul has become the hero of an admiring band of the more highly developed Christians.”

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It is much more probable that the character of Paul was nothing more than a concoction of the lives and stories of various saints fused into a single character. Acharya S wrote that, “the apostle Paul is a compilation of several characters: The Old Testament Saul, Apollonius of Tyana and the Greek demigod Orpheus.”

The historical existence of Paul is, just like that of Jesus, completely improvable. Marshall Gauvin wrote that, “The very existence of Paul is questionable.”

It has already been proved that Paul is not the author of the New Testament epistles attributed to him. Marshall Gauvin wrote that, “In truth, the ablest Christian scholars reject all but one of the Pauline Epistles as spurious. Some maintain that Paul was not the author of any of them.”

There are theories to the effect that the Pauline character was a pseudonym or undercover guise used by Roman agents or Roman spies who were working covertly to destroy, adulterate or Romanize Christianity. This much is evident from the fact that the epistles attributed to Paul all consistently show a subtle attempt at transforming Christianity from a Jewish into a Roman religion. Note that the Jews were originally a Black African Negro people and Christianity was then a Black African Negro religion and the Romans were White peoples. The Pauline epistles were, therefore, an attempt at changing Christianity from a Black man’s religion into a White man’s religion.

E.J. de Meester wrote that, “Paul was an outsider who pushed Christianity in a more Roman and less Jewish direction.”

Paul Unaware of Jesus’ Miracles
First and foremost we should mark the fact that Paul is completely unaware of the miracles the Gospels trumpeted so much about as being performed by Jesus. If Paul had lived at all, the content and message of the epistles attributed to him show that he must have lived during the life time of Jesus.

But the confusing thing here is that Paul admitted that he never saw Jesus. Furthermore, the content and message of the epistles show that the author or authors of the epistles – even if it was Paul – knew nothing about the life and biography of Jesus.

Marshall Gauvin wrote, “There are thirteen of these Epistles. Some of them are lengthy; and they are acknowledged to be the oldest Christian writings. They were written long before the Gospels. If Paul really wrote them, they were written by a man who lived in Jerusalem when Christ is supposed to have been teaching there. Now, if the facts of the life of Christ were known in the first century of Christianity, Paul was one of the men who should have known them fully. Yet Paul acknowledges that he never saw Jesus; and his Epistles prove that he knew nothing about his life, his works, or his teachings.

“In all the Epistles of Paul, there is not one word about Christ’s virgin birth. The apostle is absolutely ignorant of the marvellous manner in which Jesus is said to have come into the world.”

It is clear that the Pauline epistles, being older than the Gospels, depicted Christ who is totally and completely different from the Jesus later on depicted by the Gospels.

Marshall Gauvin, in commenting on the Pauline epistles’ glaring silence on the miracles the Gospels attribute to Jesus, wrote that, “For this silence, there can be only one honest explanation — the story of the virgin birth had not yet been invented when Paul wrote. A large portion of the Gospels is devoted to accounts of the miracles Christ is said to have wrought. But you will look in vain through the thirteen Epistles of Paul for the slightest hint that Christ ever performed any miracles.”

Paul Ignorant of Jesus’ Teachings
Then we should also mark the fact that the Pauline epistles were also ignorant of the teachings and spiritual doctrines which the Gospels alleged that Jesus taught during his lifetime.

Marshall Gauvin wrote, “Not only is Paul silent about the virgin birth and the miracles of Jesus, he is without the slightest knowledge of the teaching of Jesus. The Christ of the Gospels preached a famous sermon on a mountain: Paul knows nothing of it. Christ delivered a prayer now recited by the Christian world: Paul never heard of it. Christ taught in parables: Paul is utterly unacquainted with any of them. Is not this astonishing? Paul, the greatest writer of early Christianity, the man who did more than any other to establish the Christian religion in the world — that is, if the Epistles may be trusted — is absolutely ignorant of the teaching of Christ. In all of his thirteen Epistles he does not quote a single saying of Jesus.”

It is to this effect that authorities have reached the conclusion that Paul, if he ever existed for real, was a corrupter of the pristine teachings of Jesus Christ. Thomas Jefferson wrote that, “Of this band of dupes and impostors, Paul was the great Coryphaeus, and first corruptor of the doctrines of Jesus.”

Paul’s Christ is Different from the Gospels’ Jesus
A startling realization for any serious student of the Bible is the discovery that the Christ described in the Pauline epistles is completely different from the Jesus described by the Gospels of the New Testament. Marshall Gauvin wrote that, “The Christ of Paul and the Jesus of the Gospels are two entirely different beings.”

As a matter of fact Paul was not aware of the existence of any of the Gospels. Acharya S wrote that, “When scrutinized, the Pauline epistles do not reveal any historical Jesus; nor do they demonstrate any knowledge of the existence of the four canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.”

Marshall Gauvin wrote that “The Christ of Paul is little more than an idea. He has no life story. He was not followed by the multitude. He performed no miracles. He did no preaching. The Christ Paul knew was the Christ he saw in a vision while on his way to Damascus – an apparition, a phantom, not a living, human being, who preached and worked among men. This vision-Christ, this ghostly word, was afterwards brought to the earth by those who wrote the Gospels. He was given a Holy Ghost for a father and a virgin for a mother. He was made to preach, to perform astounding miracles, to die a violent death though innocent, and to rise in triumph from the grave and ascend again to heaven. Such is the Christ of the New Testament – first a spirit, and later a miraculously born, miracle working man, who is master of death and whom death cannot subdue.”

The Imaginary Christ of the Early Christians
It is obvious that the early Christians viewed Jesus as a god who was invisible and had no physical body. Marshall Gauvin wrote that, “A large body of opinion in the early church denied the reality of Christ’s physical existence.”

The early Christians never thought of any living human being called Jesus. Mosheim wrote that, “The Christ of early Christianity was not a human being, but an ‘appearance,’ an illusion, a character in miracle, not in reality – a myth.”

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It is on this note that Vexen Crabtree observed that, “Christianity started out as much more Gnostic than it became from the 2nd century onwards, and the stories of Jesus and the disciples match those of other Mystery religions and Pagan religions precisely because Christianity was another Mystery Religion.” Crabtree then added later on that, “Only later, and this is something Paul himself complains about, did the masses accept the Outer Mysteries of Christianity without accepting the true, deeper spiritual meanings of the story.”

To the early Christians Christ was a god who had no need to be born or to die. Dean Milman wrote that, “The Gnostic sects denied that Christ was born at all, or that he died.”

The Pagan Christs
That Jesus never lived some two thousand years ago and that the story of Jesus as narrated by the Gospels is an invention is a possibility that can well be accounted for by the fact that ancient Palestine was full of characters that could well have fitted into the Jesus Christ character some two thousand years.

Many scholars have demonstrated the fact that ancient Palestine being replete with various Christ-like characters served as a perfect field for the invention of the Jesus Christ of the Gospels.

First and foremost is the fact that the name ‘Jesus’ was a common one among the Jews living Palestine under Roman rule some two thousand years ago.

Secondly is the fact that the name Messiah – or its Greek version ‘Christ’ – is common among the Jews under Roman rule. The Jews were expecting a Messiah, a military leader, who will come and emancipate them from the yoke of Roman colonialism.

Marshall Gauvin wrote, “The Jews were looking for a Messiah, a successful political leader, who would restore the independence of their nation. Josephus tells us of many men who posed as Messiahs, who obtained a following among the people, and who were put to death by the Romans for political reasons. One of these Messiahs, or Christs, a Samaritan prophet, was executed under Pontius Pilate; and so great was the indignation of the Jews that Pilate had to be recalled by the Roman government.”

Stories similar to that of the Gospels were rife in Palestine some two thousand years ago. Apart of the story of the Samaritan Christ executed by Pilate, there was also the true life story of Apollonius of Tyana who was a Nazarene and several parts of whose biography are also strikingly similar to the story of Jesus as told in the Gospels.

Marshall Gauvin wrote, “These facts are of tremendous significance. While the Jesus Christ of Christianity is unknown to history, the age in which he is said to have lived was an age in which many men bore the name of ‘Jesus’ and many political leaders assumed the title of ‘Christ.’ All the materials necessary for the manufacture of the story of Christ existed in that age. In all the ancient countries, divine Saviors were believed to have been born of virgins, to have preached a new religion, to have performed miracles, to have been crucified as atonements for the sins of mankind, and to have risen from the grave and ascended into heaven. All that Jesus is supposed to have taught was in the literature of the time. In the story of Christ there is not a new idea…”

The Pagan Origins of Christianity
As a matter of fact Christianity is itself a concoction of absorption from various pagan cultures from all parts of the world. Acharya S wrote that, “Despite its boasts and claims, Christianity is not unique, as practically all of its dogma, tenets, beliefs, myths and fables can be found in the numerous cultures that preceded it in a wide area of the world. In The Paganism in Our Christianity, Christian apologist Sir Weigall recaps the absorption of Paganism by Christianity.”

As we have discussed in great details in the preceding paragraphs the Jesus Christ of Christianity is actually a composite adaptation of the Jesus character from various pagan and religious sources found in all parts of the world. It is on that note that Acharya S wrote that, “From Pagan mythology Christianity had unconsciously taken over many a wonderful story and had incorporated it into the life of Jesus: from Mithraism the tale of the birth in the cave and the adoration of the shepherds; from Adonis-worship the tale of the Star in the East; from Dionysos-worship the tale of the turning water into wine; and so forth.”
Furthermore, Christianity got most of its saints and sages from ancient pagan sources. Acharya S wrote that, “Meanwhile many of the old heathen gods had been taken into the Church as saints. Castor and Pollux became St. Cosmo and St. Damien; Dionysos, many of whose attributes were attached to St. John the Baptist, still holds his place as St. Denis of Paris; Diana Illythia is now St. Yllis of D’le; the Dia Victore is worshipped in the Basses Alpes as St. Victoire; and so forth.”

Acharya S also added that, “The statutes of Jupiter and Apollo became those of St. Peter and St. Paul; and the figures of Isis were turned into those of the Virgin Mary.”

Christendom is also known to be geophysically and architecturally built on the sacred sites of ancient paganism. Almost all the major Christian churches and sacred locations are actually built on sites that were formerly the sacred location of pagan temples or devotion centres.

Acharya S wrote that, “All over Christendom, pagan sacred places were perpetuated by the erection of Christian chapels or churches on the same sites; and there are hundreds of shrines dedicated to the Madonna on ground once sacred to nymphs or goddesses, while the holy wells or springs of heathendom are now the holy wells of the Church.”

The Role of the Church
Many authorities have pointed out that the transformation of the image of Jesus from his original Black African Negro identity to a false White Caucasian identity was a deliberate conspiracy on the part of the organised religious establishment of former Christian Europe.

Nana Banchie Darkwah, in his revealing book titled ‘The Africans who wrote the Bible-Ancient secrets Africa and Christianity Have Never Told’, wrote that, “the worst lie and sin of the church was the premeditated transformation of the racial and ethnic identities of Jesus Christ, his mother and the entire people of the Bible from the Black people they were to White people, to satisfy emerging European racist sentiments against Black people.”

No Historical Jesus
There is no any historical, or even prehistoric, evidence whatsoever proving that Jesus was ever a historical person who walked on the face of this planet earth. Dr. Christian Lindtner wrote that, “There is not one proof – not one – that Jesus was more historical than, say, Heracles or Apollo.”

Jesus Never Exist?
Based on the lack of empirical or scientific evidences for the existence of Jesus Christ many observers and research workers have reached the conclusion that Jesus never existed.

The only problem with the claim that Jesus never existed is the fact that there are mythological and even some prehistoric evidences that Jesus did, once upon a time, existed.

Recent scholarship efforts have conclusively demonstrated the fact that mythological and prehistoric evidences can no more be brushed aside as unreliable. As a matter of fact the accumulating research evidences point to the fact that mythological and prehistoric evidences of the indigenous peoples of the Third World are just as reliable as the empirical and scientific evidences of the West.

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The point here is that a lack of empirical or scientific evidence for the existence of Jesus does not absolutely rule out the possibility that Jesus once existed. This is more so the point when there are ample and incontrovertible mythological and prehistoric evidences to the effect that Jesus did once existed as a historical person who once lived on the face of this planet earth.

Furthermore there is ample evidence to demonstrate the fact that claims that Jesus never existed are actually based more as a result of sentimental and scholarly manipulations than on pure empirical or scientific researches.

As a matter of there has been an age-old Jewish plot to convince the world that Jesus never existed. And research or scholarship efforts claiming that Jesus never existed are readily or unwittingly influenced by this Jewish plot.

The Name ‘Jesus’
Even the name ‘Jesus’ is a very ancient name that predated the rise of Christianity by hundreds of thousands of, if not a million, years.

Acharya S wrote that, “Furthermore, since Horus was called “Iusa/Iao/Iesu”76 the “KRST,” and Krishna/Christna was called “Jezeus,” centuries before any Jewish character similarly named, it would be safe to assume that Jesus Christ is just a repeat of Horus and Krishna, among the rest.”

As for the Latinized name ‘Jesus’, it is etymologically the same with ‘Joshua’ and should have been translated as such. B.A. Robinson wrote that, “He is commonly referred to as Jesus Christ, although Joshua would be a more accurate translation of his first name.”

Furthermore it should be noted that the character portrayed differently as Joshua in the Old Testament and as Jesus in the New Testament are practically one and the same person.

As a matter of fact the name ‘Jesus Christ’ was only officially adopted as the name of the God of Christianity at the Council of Nicea.

The Name ‘Christ’
The title ‘Christ’ was a very common and familiar one among the Jews in the very day that the Gospels were written. Rev. Taylor wrote that the title ‘Christ’ was “so commonly assumed by all sorts of impostors, conjurers, and pretenders to supernatural communications, that the very claim to it is in the gospel itself considered as an indication of imposture.”

It should be noted that the surname ‘Christ’ was never part of the name of Jesus and was only affixed to his name long after his supposed demise. It was at the Council of Nicea, some three or so hundred years after the supposed death of Jesus, that the surname ‘Christ’ was formally added to his name.

Jerusalem was Located in Africa
The present city of Jerusalem in the modern State of Israel is not the Jerusalem mentioned in the Bible. Throughout the Bible, from Genesis to the Book of revelation, the Jerusalem repeatedly referred to was an ancient, now extinct, nation located in West Africa the heart of Black Negro Africa.

The present city of Jerusalem in the modern State of Israel was founded and named ‘Jerusalem’, only several millennia after the fall and extinction of the original nation of Jerusalem which was located in West Africa the heart of Black Negro Africa in very ancient times.

Acharya S wrote that, “‘Jerusalem’ simply means ‘City of Peace,’ and the actual city in Israel was named after the holy city of peace in the Egyptian sacred texts that already existed at the time the city was founded.”

As a matter of fact many other geographical terms mentioned in the Bible were located in ancient Black Negro Africa and are not the contemporary locations named after them in the modern State of Israel or Palestine.

The River Jordan mentioned in the Bible, for example, is not the modern River Jordan in the Middle East. It should also be noted that the ancient Nasorean sect of Iraq used the ancient term ‘Uardan’ or ‘Jordan’ to refer to any river. As a matter of fact the ancient Egyptian texts, written thousands of years before the alleged time of Jesus, did mentioned the River Jordan located somewhere in West Africa the heart of Black Negro Africa.

Jesus Lived A Million of Years Ago
Bible scholars and students alike believe that Jesus was born, lived, flourished and died some two thousand years ago. This Christian claim is mainly based on the fact that the story of Jesus in the Gospels was set in the Palestine of Roman occupation some two thousand years ago. But as we have discussed extensively in throughout this book so far, the story of Jesus as presented in the Gospels is merely an adaptation of earlier Jesus character stories derived from very ancient traditions all ultimately tracing back to the story of Osiris the Black African Negro god mentioned by the Egyptians.

It is therefore not possible for Jesus Christ to have lived some two thousand years ago since his story has been well known and narrated among other faiths for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of years. Dr. Christian Lindtner wrote that the Jesus who is supposed to have lived some two thousand years ago in Roman occupied Palestine was definitely a literary fiction. Dr. Lindtner actually stated that, “Jesus, therefore, is a mere literary fiction.”

Before Osiris, we noted that Jesus is the same as Mithra. Now then, since Mithra is mentioned in the Indian Vedic religion which dated back to at least some 4,000 years ago, it is clear that Jesus must have lived some five or so thousand years ago – that is considering the fact that even to the ancient Persians Mithra was a mythological god who lived at least a thousand years before the rise of Persia.

But then there are other indications to the effect that Mithraism is far older than is presently assumed. Halliday observed that, “The history of Mithraism reaches back into the earliest records of the Indo-European language.” In that case Mithra or Jesus must have lived even far more than the five thousand years ago that we have suggested above.

The Jesus character is ultimately derived from Osiris, the ancient Black African Negro world sun god who lived several millennia ago. But Osiris was not an Egyptian. Osiris was a Black African Negro god who lived and flourished in West Africa the heart of Black Negro Africa millions of years before the rise of ancient Egypt.

As a matter of fact the ancient Egyptians categorically reported that they got the story of Osiris from far more ancient sources. So ancient were the Black African Negro sources from which the ancient Egyptian got their story of Osiris that by the time the story of Osiris got to the Egyptians Osiris was no more a human being but a god, a sun god. It is on this note that Diodorus Siculus wrote that, “Now when the ancient Egyptians, awestruck and wondering, turned their eyes to the heavens, they concluded that two gods, the sun and the moon, were primeval and eternal; and they called the former Osiris, the latter Isis.”

But Jesus is Osiris, thereby implying that Jesus actually lived a million or so years ago.

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