posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 10:27 PM
I put this in the "Conspiracies in Religion" category because the entire history of Christianity as we know it in Western civilization is a
conspiracy itself. A lot of people, will read this and think, "yeah, I know. Rome invented it to control people" or something to that effect, but
it's actually much much more interesting than that.
In an effort to keep the original post short, I will not cover everything here but I will check this thread as often as possible and answer any and
In 33 AD, there was an event called "Pentecost" when the actual organized body of Christianity was formed and began sharing the good news (Gospel)
about Jesus, baptizing people, teaching them prayers and hymns and breaking bread (receiving the Eucharist). It quickly spread from Jerusalem in
Palestine to the surrounding areas including modern Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and Greece. From there it spread farther in both East and West
directions, including India and Italy. The growth of Christianity happened in outer provinces of the Roman Empire, mostly east of the Capital City of
Rome. This was not people with similar beliefs and a book starting churches, but rather a organized body that recognized Christ as the head of the
Church and those taught and blessed by his Apostles and those taught and blessed by those who were taught and so on, would be the spiritual
"leaders" of the church to assure an unbroken, unchanged faith of the Apostles. But it was not "Rome's" Church by any means.
Skipping persecutions and about 200 years of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, we arrive at 325AD. Rome has fallen to the Barbarians and
the Capital of what remains of the Roman Empire has moved 1000 miles away to modern Turkey--into the heart of Christian culture. Partly because of the
barbarian situation in the west, and partly due to new teachings that had never existed before, a council of Bishops from around the old western
empire and the existing one was called to clearly define Christianity. They left with The Holy Bible and The Christian Creed among other housekeeping
items. The eastern Roman empire then began to absolutely flourish while the west had what we know as "The Dark Ages". The bishops in the west were
slowly replaced by barbarians (a very general term for northern European invading peoples) and in their drive for power over the old, now crumbling
remains of an empire, the bishop of Rome began to assume a very powerful role in the creation of kings. The Roman bishop also changed the way things
were done in the church and made slight altercations to the Creed and The Bible. By 1054AD, the bishop of Rome (the Pope) had become the leader of an
organization that was no longer the faith or traditions of the Apostles and made that official when the Roman Pope left the Christian Church; then
made it really official when the Pope sent soldiers to pillage and kill the other Bishops a few hundred years later.
I'm going longer than I intended so I will wrap up this post in this next paragraph. The essential point of all the above is that Rome was not
Rome any more and the Eastern Empire was thriving while the war-torn west was in the dark ages. After the dark ages, there were inquisitions, crusades
and plagues that made sure just about any remnant of the Apostolic faith was wiped out of western Europe and the Roman church ruled supreme. A few
hundred years into this rule, reformers tried to find the true faith and didn't know where to look other than The Bible, a book whose history was
somewhat known but twisted so it seemed like the pope was the boss at the canonization, when in fact, no one but Christ was "the boss". So the
protestants started from shaky ground and tried to invent a faith of their own based on The Bible but not based on the "always and by everyone"
rule, but leaving it up to their own interpretations and resulting in an ever growing number of "denominations" as people disagree and form new
groups. Jesus didn't write a book or start a philosophy, he started a Church. It lives, unchanged to this day in pure Apostolic succession without
central leadership or any desire to control anyone.
Please ask questions because I think I can help clear up a lot of misunderstandings about God, Christianity, the Church, Christ's teachings and many
other aspects such as the influence of Masonry and Khazars on Protestantism, the subtle yet sinister ways the Roman church changed key elements of
worship, Byzantine history, how the Roman Church plundered Christendom, or anything you've got.