Christianity Before Christ
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Christianity Before Christ
by John G. Jackson
 
The title of this essay may appear to some to be paradoxical.  They might ask: How could there
be Christianity before Christ?  The great African Church Father, St. Augustine, studied this
question and answered as follows:

That which is known as the Christian religion existed among the ancients, and never did not
exist; among the ancients, and never did not exist; from the beginning of the human race until
the time when Christ came in the flesh, at which time the
true religion, which already existed
began to be called Christianity.  (
Retractt. I, xiii, cited by Dr. Alvin Boyd Kuhn in his Shadow of
The Third Century
, Elizabeth N.J.; Academy Press, 1949, p.3.)...

                                 ...
Evolution: -- A Summary

Origin of the World...........................................................10,000,000,000  Years Ago
Origin of Life..........................................................................2,000,000,000  Years Ago
1st Vertebrates (Fish)............................................................400,000,000  Years Ago
Amphibians...............................................................................300,000,000  Years Ago
Reptiles.......................................................................................270,000,000  Years Ago
Birds & Mammals.....................................................................150,000,000  Years Ago
Apes................................................................................................40,000,000  Years Ago

Man branched off from ape ancestors in Africa about.....25,000,000  Years Ago

First true men appeared in Africa from ........2,500,000  to 5,000,000 Years Ago
                                                                        *(e.g., Lucy)   *(e.g., Ardi)  * emphasis mine.

First civilization in Africa at least...................................................20,000  Years Ago

Among the early civilizations were those of the Pygmies, Ethiopians, Egyptians,
Mesopotamians, Minoans, Dravidians, Olmecs, Mayans, Aztecs, Incans, Mound Builders, etc.

...The word "Christ" means the anointed one...

...the Jews alone were without a Savior-God, and their comfort came from their anticipation of
his coming to earth and reigning over them as god-man.  ...the Jews evidently borrowed the
belief from Egypt, and called this anticipated righteous leader by the name of Messiah,...

...On the Ethiopian origin of Osirianism, we have a positive assertion by Diodorus:

Now the Ethiopians, as historians relate, were the first of all men, and the proofs of this
statement, they say are manifest.  For that they did not come into their land as immigrants from
abroad, but were the natives of it, and so justly bear the name of autochthones (sprung from
the soil itself), is, they maintain, conceded by practically all men. ...They say also that the
Egyptians are colonists sent out by the Ethiopians, Osiris (Ausar) having been the leader of the
colony.  For, speaking generally, what is now Egypt, they maintain, was not land but sea, when
in the beginning the universe was being formed.  Afterwards, however, as the Nile during the
time of its inundation carried down the mud from Ethiopia, land was gradually built up from
the deposit . . . and the larger part of the customs of the Egyptians are, they hold, Ethiopian, the
colonists still preserving their ancient manners. (Diodorus Siculus Library of History, Vol. II,
Book III, trans. by C.H. Oldfather, Loeb Classical Library, Boston, Mass.: Harvard University
Press, 1933-25, pp. 89-95)

After the Roman Emperor Constantine made the Christian religion the State religion of the
empire, the remaining Gnostics were persecuted out of existence and their literature was
destroyed.

... Preceding Christianity there was a school of science and philosophy which had accumulated
practically all the wisdom and knowledge understandable to mankind.  The object was to
broadly educate the masses of the people by a unit system which would give to humanity a
wisdom in common.  This was the most potential period in human intellectual advancement
the world has known.  This school was called Gnosticism.  
Gnosis means to know -- knowledge.  
Christianity means to believe -- ignorance.  These are the two schools; the one advocating the
universal education of men, the other the universal ignorance of men.  The one desired to
develop the unit man, the other desired to suppress the unit and level all mankind to a
common plastic mass.  To accomplish the necessitated the suppressing of all extant
knowledge; the closing of all the avenues through which people might acquire independent
learning, education and intellectual training, and the debasement of humanity in abject
ignorance. . .

...Gnosticism. . . ...It specifically recognized nature as the great teacher, and visible things as the
traditional records of past events, in progressive evolution from the lowest state to the highest,
with thinking, reasoning man as the highest evoluted being.  Man did not fall, he was raised up
by a natural promotion.  Hence every man a Gnostic to the extent of his accumulated
knowledge and understanding.  Thus each unit man became a teacher, and all men were given
equal rights in the acquirement of knowledge.  It was wholly an educational system, and nature
consequence in evolution.

... the king, considered to be a god in human form,....,being of divine origin, was called the son of
the god.

... Many ancient nations celebrated mysteries, but those of Egypt were the earliest.  In the
words of Brown:

The mysteries of all the other nations were quite similar to those of Egypt, and were no doubt
derived from them. (Robert Brown, Jr.,
Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy, New York: D.
Appleton and Co., 1882, p. 11.)

The sacerdotal caste of ancient Egypt were an admirable group of men, possessed of keen
intellect, profound knowledge, and high character.  The Mystery Schools of Egypt were the
world's earliest universities.  The wise men of ancient Greece went to Egypt for their higher
education.

... When you combine the stars, the moon, the planets, and the sun in an endeavor to tell time
accurately, the understanding of the complete system requires considerable study.

... Since the mythology of Horus was known in Egypt thousands of years before the advent of
Christianity, then the Egyptian Christ must have been the original and the Christian Christ a
copy of the much earlier prototype.

... In ancient Ethiopia and Egypt the kings were gods.

... the god of the theologians is personal; the god of the philosophers is non-personal.  This
difference, not being apparent to many people, has caused a considerable confusion of thought.

... On god and his worship Dupius wrote as follows:

The word God appears to be destined to express the universal and eternally active force which
gives motion to everything in nature, according to the laws of a constant and admirable
harmony which develops itself in the different forms taken by organized matter, which
intermingles with everything, animates everything, and which seems to be one unallied in its
infinitely varied modifications, and to belong but to itself.  Such is the living force which the
universe, or that regular assemblage of all bodies, which an eternal chain links together,
encloses within itself, and which a perpetual motion majestically impels in the bosom of
boundless space and time.  It is in this vast and marvelous
ensemble that man, from the
moment he wished to reason upon the causes of his existence and of his preservation, as well
as upon those of the various effects which are born and destroyed themselves around him,
ought first to have placed that sovereignly cause, which makes everything spring forth, and in
the bosom of which everything re-enters again to return out of it, by a succession of new
generations and under different forms. . .

... Count Volney, who based
The Ruins of Empires on the research of Dupuis, concluded that
both civilization and religion originated among the African Ethiopians...