ORIGIN OF THE IDOLATRY

All of these odd crosses above, are all historical proof made by the paganism's world. The problem with these crosses which those who claimed to be a true believer, the follower of MessiYah just don't realize those crosses are foolish to have. How blindly when someone who would not understand why our Savior is the one telling us it is forbidden to have an idolatry thing to follow or worship it. Since the cross cannot guide us or lead us to salvation of hope. Since faith can lead us hope and it not the object of thing. That belief is the substance of what is expected, the proof of what is not seen, according to the words in Ibrim (Hebrews) 11:1.While faith does not come from the cross but from YahuSha, why then do we need the cross for salvation or to memorialize of? Did you know somehow that the cross is the sign of death? Sign of crucifixion by how Satan put this way to have people believe? Satan goal is to use this word crucifix against Almighty's children. Yet, YahuSha had removed that silly cross of death. However, the truth is, YahuSha did not die on a T or X mark cross shape anyway.

Let first focus at the word “crucifixion”, the word crucifixion wasn't invented and how the hanging was the common term then used for the process. How many claimed YahuSha' mythos was hung on the Roman cross, was a fiction which added back in the year 367. Impale or hang was more correctly word to be found in the scripture books. It is amazing how ignorant many of us could still cling to that myth all those years. To understand one way to see why the word crucifixion was invested over time and how the wooden crosspiece place on the top of the timber stake. This T shape crux commissa is what was used to crucifying criminalize person's arm outward. It may was used in the later time after MessiYah went back to heaven. I also learned that there is also a crosspiece attached, just below from the top, which called it crux immissa. There were cross in shaped also formed like letters X and even Y. The crucifixion way was used, particularly among in the Seleucids, Carthaginians, and Romans from about the 6th century BC to the 4th century AD. In the year 337, the Emperor Constantine I, has abolished it in the Roman Empire time, out of veneration for YahuSha, the most famous victim of crucifixion. A crucifix idol or image (of how we picture HIM crucified on the cross) had been the main pagans so-called religious symbol throughout by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox. Most Protestant prefer to use a cross without the figure (the "corpus" - Latin for "body") of MessiYah. The term crucifix derives from the Latin crucifixion or cruci fixus, past participle passive of crucifixion or crucial figure, meaning "to crucify" or "to fix to a cross".

Far back in the Old Convents day, death penalty of the capital punishment, was done by hanging the person at the wooden stake, until thousands years before YahuSha was hanged. Evidence shows this fact in the book of Debarim (Deuteronomy) 21:22-23:

“And when a man has committed a sin worthy of death, then he shall be put to death and you shall hang him on a tree. “Let his body not remain overnight on the tree, for you shall certainly bury him the same day – for he who is hanged is accursed of the Creator ONE – so that you do not defile the land which YHUH your YAHUAH is giving you as an inheritance.”

When we trace back in history, nowhere in the proper new testament scripture books would point out this death penalty wooden beam to be a cross like T or X mark shape.

"The Almighty ONE of our fathers raised up YahuSha whom you laid hands on, hanging Him on a timber." Acts 5.30

"And we are witnesses of all He did, both in the country of the Yahuḏim and in Yerushalayim, whom they even killed by hanging on a timber." Acts 10:39

"And when they had accomplished all that was written concerning Him, taking Him down from the timber, they laid Him in a tomb." Acts 13:29

"who Himself bore our sins in His body on the timber, so that we, having died to sins, might live unto righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed." Kepha Alpha (1st Peter) 2:24

Before continues explaining more truth about the wooden beam which MessiYah die on and the truth behind about the cross. There is a lesson I have learned why it doesn't really matter or important whether we should know exactly how YahuSha died on a wooden beamed. While it is important for us just know that HE did actually died for our sins, paving the way to our Salvation and reconciliation with the heavenly Almighty Father.

For MessiYah did not send Sha’ul to immerse (bury under water), but to bring the Besorah, not with wisdom of words, that the stake of YahuSha should not be nullified (not value or useless). For the word of the stake is indeed foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of the Creator ONE. Corinthians Alpha 1:17-18

I know there are some who would say, what about the word TREE, which often mention in the scriptures to mean a real tree? They may ask this question because of how often they see this word TREE, refer as the real tree. Because they see how the soldiers came forward who broke (cut) leg of the two robber's while they were hanging next to YahuSha in Yahuchanon (John) 19:32 to be on one huge tree. This we must understand why this does not logically mean a living upright tree. There is a simplistic logical way for us to understand what the word TREE in the scripture talking about. Once studying the scripture very carefully and at the same time, we must understand the word crucifixion don't fit. The logical way to understand tree throughout the scriptures is how we must understand the simplistic way how the ancient language were used. TREE in many versions scriptures book today were mostly translated from the Greek way, instead of the language of YAH (not the Hebrew). This is why I tell the bible reader to be careful what one word can tell us and not to stick with one what the English or Greek version said, without compared it with other versions. There is a way to understand about the upright standing wood which MessiYah died on the standing object. It is best that we compare what the Greek and the ancient pictograph writing (language of YAH) really point out the correct word and it meaning.

YahuSha chosen people whom wrote the true scriptures scrolls, is way different from how the Greek or Hebrew were written. Even in our modern day versions too. If we ever find a Greek word Xylon, this word Xylon do not usually only mean “TREE” but also "WOOD". To not think as the cross wooden, because there is a Greek word for "cross," spell out differently. It spell-out STAUROS (σταυρός). Xylon and STAUROS does not mean the same thing at all. This is where I realize the evidence that YahuSha did not died on a natural living tree. Somehow the Greek-English word were misunderstood people who translate in vain, change the idea of the true message.

There more clues about wood which referral in the scriptures book. In Bereshith (Genesis) 22; verse 6, it said: “Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together;” This scripture here is the same idea message as what Yahuah has also carried the wooden on his shoulders as he climbed up toward the mountain where his execution had taken place.

More reasons why I wouldn't agree to the fact that the three men were nailed together on one signal living tree. Here what I have discovered to learned about the living tree was, it was the olive tree they talking about. The olive tree (likely found in the Yisraelite land) could make it more difficult and odd job for the soldiers to execute the work of the three men. Since the olive tree beam can often find it not flat or straight down to the ground. Here is another fact about adding a wood-section beam is also difficult to put on the tree as well. Why not nails the man's hand without the wood-section? Plus, why in the world would this mountain execution place in Golgotha (which they called this place PLACE OF SKULL) if there were numbers of tree being used often to execute criminal? Don't we think theses tree would end up a mess by destroying the beautiful olive tree, even when they break a criminal's leg?

It seems very clear that YahuSha and the two robbers were not hung on one living tree. They were hung up by the upright wooden like a pole, which is not a T or X mark cross. Because of how I end up focus on how a human being execution on the wood, had showed me some clues. Because of how the Old Testament dose not used cross but the stake beam. I've discovered how a arms must of fastened directly over his head, rather than outward path of His arm. However, it may be possible that YahuSha’s hands were nailed more than once on both hands together above his head or possible that each of his hands was nailed to the side of the stake pole/beam as well? Yet, there no clear scriptures evidence to how exactly did MessiYah's hands being nailed more than once with both of his hands on the wooden beam pole. While both of his hand evidence have a hole in his hands. Yet, how little study I find in history how common sense in science, how the Roman execution criminal by the upright standing wooden beam that were not a pretty cut timber-wooden pole wood. I've learned how Roman limits themselves in time by how they have the execution wooden pole made and how to deal with the criminal on the execution upright standing wood. Romans often had this very heavy cut both end cumbersome tree (log of the tree) to put it upright post/stake in the ground, already dig in and place it. To have it ready and speed up the work process by putting the criminal's both arms fastened directly overhead, rather than having both arms outward to nails on one upright like wooden pole.

This one upright like wooden pole had to be the stake they used. The word stake can be found in some English scripture version's book. This is one of the main reasons why I believe this stake is a heavy both ends cut cumbersome log of a tree, that had one end cut differently. One on the end is cut into as PINPOINTS. This pinpoints wooden beam is strongly called STAKE.

 

 

No wonder why people back then see these cuts-end wooden tree sticking in the ground still look like a living tree without a branch. I also believe this wooden stake had been used often time until the stake wear out by how often the soldiers would damage it while breaking the criminal's leg.

 

Scripture also tells us how theses three men died within hours, not days (Mark 15:25-37). It is also notable that, in order to hasten death, the legs of the criminals were to be broken (John 19:31-33). If they were on a T or X mark cross, broken legs wouldn't have made a difference in time of death; that would only work when a victim is nailed to a singular pole. Plus, it is a lot more difficult and painful for a criminal to breath while their arms are directly over their head, rather than outward they're both of the arms. Roman seem to already find this way to save time and repetitive their work, which the Roman believe the criminal deserve to have the capital painful punishment.

 

 

Other lesson I have learned:

 

During the ancient day, when a man was hung on the stake, it represents the curse of the YAHUAH. I also learned how the apostle Paul explained in Galatians, how we are put on the “curse of the law.” We are all cursed in our sins and the just punishment is death as to be hung on a stake. Whether we see this stake as the cross, or a living tree would still show us the same message. How and why this crossbars that many who would wear it around their neck or have this t shape cross status at home or in the so-called church place is not a good thing to have. Which is why the book of Shemoth (Exodus) 20:4-6 explain it's forbidden to have.


 

The GOOD NEWS is, YahuSha came to redeem us from that curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, and in that sense to be hung on the whether it the stake or the so-called cross, nor the living tree on our behalf, He took our sins away by forgiving by His body and blood, and hence the curse, literally implicating Himself to the same kind of sacrifice offering teaches in the book of Debarim (Deuteronomy) 21:22-23.

 

The message above so far I’ve shared about, may or may not be as clear but at best of my ability why I am sharing this message. How I understood what there so many different idolatry around us today and how it to be forbidden. Plus, how I have learned, realized and believe that Messiah seem more likely did not died on the crossbars stake or a living tree that Messiah had sacrificed his own blood on it. However, the holy scriptures book may have reasons why it does not point out clearly exactly what upright wooden that MessiYah died on. Because of how it was not important for us to know exactly and/or how YAHUAH do not want us to remember such idol symbol which YahuSha had died on but understanding that he die for our sin. I had already mentioned about that part relate to Corinthians Alpha 1:17-18. Since nowhere in the Holy Scripture book, does it say that we should or can practice about the cross, stake or any IDOLATRY thing to worship, honor, please or have it to heal us.


 

SADLY IT HAS BEEN THE WEAKNESS, WICKEDEST AND FALSELY DOMAIN IDOLATRY IN OUR WORLD, WHETHER THEY WANT TO ADMIT THIS OR NOT - MYSTERY OF THE BABYLON HAS SNUCK OUR MIND TO BRAINWASH US FROM THE RIGHT WAY.

 

FOR THE TRUE FELLOWSHIP OF YAHUSHA, THOSE WHO TRULY IN FAITH AND RESPECT THE HEAVENLY FATHER COMMANDS LAWS, UNDERSTAND THE REDEMPTION OF OUR SINS THROUGH HIM, the MESSIYAH, OUR SAVIOUR, SHOULD NOT DEPEND ON SUCH IMAGES OF ANYTHING... SO COME OUT OF HER YOU PEOPLE, AS HOW YAHUAH HAVE SAID THIS AS WELL.

If anyone reads the words in the scriptures book often or just started, always will discover new truth. Because every day, we learn something new until we are bury to rest. Not long after I, Bro. Pouliot have discovered the first shocking truth back in 2006 about the Shabbat, knowledge in the scriptures book have gained me more understanding about the commandments law.

Here one commandment about the idolatry thing which YAHUAH forbidden, which I thought is very important to share about. Because I grew up in the pagan’s world where they teach such false doctrine about idolatry. I've read and analyze in the book of Shemoth (Exodus) chapter 20, about forbidden idolatry. Discovered all idolatry which people admire or worship it is forbidden in YAHUAH’s eye. That including the upright standing stake or wooden cross or any kind of cross people have on their neck, clothing wear or hanging on the wall.

Discovered to realize when a person is wearing this cross around their neck or have this T shape cross statue inside or outside of their home or in the so-called church building, are all forbidden idol thing to have. Whether it a thing that people make such status out of clay, glass, wooden or design on an object like Christmas tree or an object not made by man that people would worship the stars, moon, tree, cow, elephant or rock are also all idol forbidden things to have. Some would admire to have something popular in their domain thing, can end up being in the act of worshipping these object idol thing. Like how someone would support, honor or admire so much about the Mountain Dew drinking soda or Starbucks coffee, a TV show called AMERICAN IDOL, Sport, Michael Jordan or an actor name Tom Cruise or Will Smith etc... Even those who would honor so much about the historical figures (well know people) like Michael Luther King, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln or William Shakespeare. Even how people would honor the so-called holiday like Halloween, Easter or New Year is also an idolatry thing we shouldn’t follow. Plus, how there are people who would kneel to honor the pope or the king’s status or the historical figures nor admire the Churches former leader name Ellen G. White of Seventh-Day Adventist or Joseph Smith Jr, the founder of Mormonism who many of their believers follow them and claimed they were the true prophets. These are all who and what we need to be careful and/or how we shouldn’t worship or admire to it.

There are numbers who would claimed to be a professing priest or pastor whom may attend in the congregation place today not all telling the truth clearly. Yet, some of their congregation places have a variety of different symbols of image or statue inside or outside of the building and they don’t even realize it forbidden. I remember going in these kind of place which I thought was nothing to worry about. Until after 2006, I realize it was no good. Whether it like a statue, image of photograph or symbol of logo. Cross or the body of MessiYah on the crosses nor the statue of Mary, the mother of Yeshua standing or kneeling as she prays. All these thing are forbidden under the heavenly Father's eye, according to what Shemoth (Exodus) 20:4-6 said.

"You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YHUH your Creator ONE am a jealous Ĕl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing kindness to thousands {generations}, to those who love Me and guard My commands”.

YHUH had commanded his people as the teaching lesson, true statutes and judgments of what is right from wrong. How we might do the sins of wrongdoing is to recognize what the sinful nature's law. To ensure and be careful not to sin by worshiping the idolatry.

“Therefore, diligently guard yourselves, for you saw no form when YHUH spoke to you at Ḥorĕḇ out of the midst of the fire,  lest you should do corruptly and shall make for yourselves a carved image in the form of any figure – the likeness of male or female, the likeness of any beast that is on the earth or the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the heavens, the likeness of any creature that creeps on the ground or the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth; and lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens and shall see the sun and the moon and the stars – all the host of the heavens – and you be drawn away into bowing down to them and serving them, which YHUH your Creator ONE has allotted to all the peoples under all the heavens”. Debarim (Deuteronomy) 4:15-19

Yet, some would say they aren’t kneeling in worshiping the images, statute or that cross, we have this thing just for the memorial of and/or honor of MessiYah. This is still wrong and many miss the point of why Shemoth (Exodus) 20:4-6 clearly said not to make any such idol any way. It's not the memorial way to remember HIM. Since HE already made a way for us to memorial of him. He gave us the simple principle way to the memorial of HIM. From how the book of Genesis and Exodus teach us the way to remember (memorial). Right from the start about the creation day which our Creator Father, YHUH made the heaven and earth.

Apostle Paul would not focus or admire such cross, a T or X mark shape cross thing (nor even the stake). There are many other kinds of idolatry popular cross. Whether it had a image or statute of YahuSha, our MessiYah hung on it, it wasn't important to have it or to look at it. Even  also don’t matter what kind of wooden pole MessiYah died on it? Base on how Paul explained how we shouldn’t boast about ourselves, circumcised and even if we read carefully to the whole chapter of Galatians chapter 6, First Corinthians chapter one and ten, to understand that we also shouldn’t boast about the wooden thing he died on it. Since the message is HIM, that our Master, YahuSha is who we can boast about HIS dead for us, not the cross, stake or any kind of wooden pole thing.

 

“And for me, let it not be that I should boast except in the stake of our Master, YahuSha, through whom the world has been impaled to me and I to the world.” Galatians chapter 6:14

 

“For the word of the stake is indeed foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of the Almighty ONE” First Corinthians 1:18.

 

“Therefore, my beloved ones, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men, judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing which webless, is it not a sharing in the blood of YahuSha? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of YahuSha? Because there is one bread, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. Look at Yisra’ĕl after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the offerings sharers in the altar? What then do I say? That an idol is of any value? Or that which is offered to idols is of any value? No, but what the gentiles offer they offer to demons and not to the Creator ONE and I” 1st Corinthians 10:14-22.

 

Not a thing in this world can save us but only YAHUAH. Today in our modern day, there are so many idolatry thing or even how the popular crosses or the figures of people nor many products that get us more attention than Yahuah is leading us aways from HIM.

 

All these examples are all idols figures which YAHUAH forbidden. I would like to start of sharing more about the cross. Because of how many of us believe that YahuSha, our MessiYah was killed on a “cross” to salvation us from sin of death. Whether HE was hung on a T or X mark cross shape. I have found numbers of different kind of idolatry cross throughout history to see why the cross seems so popular in these day where many believe in a cross and I do not any more. Below, you will notice how the cross symbol can trace back with some change from during before and after World War II and even farther back during Babylon times.

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