As this is my first post, I apoligize for any inequities in my writing ability. I am not a prolific writer. As to the content: it is not necessarily
my belief this is true merely exploring the possiblity.
First; I am NOT a bible scholar nor am I trying to be. Second; to all the bible fanatics out there please don’t preach to me as I am not trying to
convince anyone that Jesus or God does/does not exist. I believe there is a creator/God just not the way most religions say. I am trying to find
reconciliation and discussion between what I perceive as a conundrum between the Old and New Testament.
As I was raised Catholic, (from what I remember) great emphasis was placed on the Ten Commandments early on. The one in particular that has always
nagged at me was the one about putting no one before Him.
EXODUS 20: 3-6
3 .) Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 .) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that
is in the water under the earth:
5 .) Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 .) And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
The majority of the New Testament is about Jesus, his life, deeds and teachings. I won’t bother posting the numerous verses on Jesus.
If we are to believe the Bible was inspired by God, how could there possibly be a New Testament as it is written. In the second book of the Old
Testament God admits He is a jealous God and there should be no one before him yet according to Christianity the only way to God is through the Son,
which sounds to me like someone before God. Again, I am no bible scholar, but God sound quite clear on the matter. Nor am I fluent enough to see
where before this commandment he specifically announces his coming son or that he even has a son. And any predictions after this commandment would be
contradictory the commandments. And as God is said to be infallible there inlays the conundrum.
I have tried to come up with plausible and logical reasons to explain this and have even asked people with degrees in theology but none gave
sufficient answers just quoting New Testament verses on Jesus not where God rescinds his commandment. I was able to come up with some out of the
Well here comes the conspiracy part.
I took the God vs. Devil approach and thought in what ways could the Devil usurp God? He could try and corrupt each person individually but that
would take forever or at least until Armageddon. But there might be an easier way if he could get man away from God through mass deception. Getting
man to break the commandments like murder and adultery are probably easy enough one person at a time but get a person to break the false god one would
be more challenging person to person for how do you get some to knowingly worship someone else with out there knowledge. However if you could get man
to believe God had a son create a whole new theology that ties in with and correlates with the old beliefs. He could get man to break a commandment
without man being the wiser. Simply put, the Devil created the idea of Jesus to get man to break one of God’s commandments.
And what of all the statues of angels, depictions of God (Sistine Chapel), and Christ himself (and for those who say he was on earth he isn’t any
more) for God said not to make any likeness of any thing in heaven and surely Jesus is in heaven, there are numerous references to him ascending and
sitting at the right hand of the father in the New Testament.
The revelation of this conspiracy/theory were readings and documentaries on other religions such as the Greek, Roman (pre- Roman Catholic), and
Egyptian gods. About how when things didn’t quite go so well they would just start praying to a different god for whatever their current lament
was. Even the creation of new gods was not unheard of. Could this also been the reason behind the birth of Jesus, because God was slipping so to
speak or was Jesus just a new way for government to rein people back in. Give the people someone they can relate to but also a divine aspect. The
government can say Jesus (or pick your deity) says it has to be this way or you’re going to burn in hell/underworld. This approach has been used
over and over by all walks of life. I equate it to a middle manager blaming his boss for some rule or policy being enforced on the underlings or,
parents telling their children ‘I had to do it so do you’.
edit on 14-1-2011 by illuminateme because: Spacing