Sun Worship in Roman Catholicism

Part 2

Vatican Plaza and Sun symbols

The Vatican Plaza has five symbols depicting the sun, one may be a coincidence, five is an over-emphasis of the reality of sun worship in the Roman Church:

  1. The four-spoke sun wheel of Baal.
  2. The sun symbol of Shamash, an eight-spoke sun wheel.
  3. Constantine’s cross is a derivative of the symbol of Shamash.
  4. Egyptian obelisk originally from Heliopolis, Egypt (‘shaft of Bel‘).
  5. The layout of the plaza is such that the east/west spokes of the eight-spoke sun wheel line up with the summer and winter solstices. The obelisk in the centre, casts its shadow within the east/west line at sunset and sunrise on the winter and summer solstices.

The Sun Wheels of Baal and Shamash

Note in the picture above, that around the base of the obelisk at the centre of the huge eight-point sun wheel, is a smaller four-pointed sun wheel, the same symbol found on the altar stone in the temple of Baal in Hatzor. God detests these symbols of sun worship:
“I will destroy your high places, cut down your pillars for sun-worship, and throw your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols; and I will detest you” (Leviticus 26:30; emphasis added).
“Your altars shall be made desolate and your sun-pillars shall be broken in pieces, and I will cast down your slain before your idols” (Ezekiel 6:4; emphasis added).

The sun symbol of Constantine’s cross:

There are theologians who state that the Chi-Rho symbol (☧) combines the first two Greek letters of Χριστῷ, which translates to “Christ” in English, with the letter X placed over the stem of the letter P. So according to them the symbol merely represents the name “Christ,” and is therefore not a sun symbol. When interpreting the meaning of the chi-rho symbol we need to remember a number of facts:

  • The idea that the Prince of Peace, Jesus, gave a symbol to Constantine that represented “Christ” (anointed one), as a symbol of victory in a battle that proved to be a bloody slaughter, is not credible.
  • The evidence that Constantine did not convert to Christianity and remained a pagan sun worshipper throughout his reign is overwhelming.
  • Just as Constantine combine Jesus with pagan sun gods such as Apollo and Sol, he also was able to manipulate a pagan sun symbol into having a Christian significance.
  • The fact that the chi-rho symbol is displayed in the layout of St Peter’s Plaza, is strong evidence that it is a sun symbol, as it is combining Constantine’s sun symbol with other pagan sun symbols.
The Obelix is a sun symbol:

It was Emperor Gaius Caligula who had the obelisk of Saint Peter’s Plaza bought to Rome in AD 37 from Egypt. The idea to move it to Saint Peter’s Plaza was that of Pope Sixtus V in 1586. There are three reasons why this was done:

  • The movement of the last remaining obelisk in Rome that had not toppled since Roman times – an extremely technical feat of engineering – would be a testament to the ingenuity of man during the Renaissance period. It was raised as a monument to humanity’s achievements. The gilt ball on top of the obelisk was believed to contain the ashes of Julius Caesar, the first Roman emperor to be declared a God. A fitting cap to a monument to mankind’s greatness.
  • The symbolism of the obelisk matches the purpose of Saint Peter’s Plaza, occultic sun worship. The Egyptian obelisk was originally from Heliopolis (Sun City) in Egypt. The obelisk is both a representation of a shaft of sunlight and a phallic symbol (‘shaft of Bel‘). This pagan symbol Placed in the centre of the Vatican Plaza ignores God’s command, “You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt (Lev. 18:3).” The pagan association with obelisks was something well understood by the Roman Church. The Jesuit scholar, Athanasius Kircher in his book Obeliscus Amphilius, published in 1650, gives an account of the ancient views of the obelisks as the digitus solis, or “finger of the sun.”
  • A third reason the Pope erected the monument was that it was a counter-Reformation monument. A display of the power and greatness of the Roman Church. The Pope tried to stop people from going back to the Bible and finding out God’s plan of redemption for man by erecting monuments to the sun god!

Sun Symbols in Catholicism

St Peter’s Dome

Looking up into the dome of St. Peter’s you will notice the very obvious 16-ray sun wheel. Indeed, the light from the sun streams into the centre hub of the dome making a genuine sun-lit sunburst image at the centre of the wheel. These symbols are associated with sun worship, which is strongly condemned in scripture. So why are sun symbols so prevalent in the Roman Catholic Church, if they are associated with paganism and apostasy? The answer must be that the Church is contaminated by the pagan influences of the sun god-worshipping emperor Constantine.
Below is a sunburst image on the underside of the canopy of Bernini’s Baldacchino, the large canopy-like monument in St. Peter’s Cathedral, directly over the main altar of St. Peter’s, and the alleged tomb of St. Peter.

“And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here?” (Ezekiel 8:16 -17).

One of the most visible pieces of evidence that sun worship has continued under the name of Christianity is on the front of the Pope’s mitre, the symbol is a sun disc of “Shamash” (sun worship).

Also notice the Maltese cross by the Pope’s collar, this is yet another pagan sun symbol. For confirmation of the Maltese cross being a sun symbol, look closely at the necklace on the chest of the Neo-Assyrian standing stone (stele/stela) depicting king Shamshi-Adad V, pictured below, (dating from about 824-811 B.C.). The King is wearing what is referred to as a Cross Pattée, Cross Formée or Maltese cross. It was about twenty-eight hundred years ago that this shape was symbolic of pagan sun worship.
In the picture below the pope also wears a similar symbol around his neck on the ecclesiastical vestment called a Pallium, which is also worn by archbishops, patriarchs and bishops, as a symbol of their conferred jurisdictional authorities.

(1) Austen Henry Layard, Nineveh and Babylon, London John Murry, 1867. p.343.

The Pine Cone – a sun symbol

The pine cone staff in the Egyptian Museum Turino, Italy

The above pine cone staff in the Egyptian Museum Turino, Italy is a symbol of the solar god Tammuz and originated in Egypt; his Mother, Isis, was worshipped as the Virgin Mother. The pine cone on the tree of life, slowly ripens the conifer’s female seeds, and in the later stages the cone opens up to release its mature seeds. This process symbolizes the seeding effect on other people and cultures together with the expansion of consciousness.
The idea of expanded consciousness comes from the depiction in the engraving of two intertwining serpents rising up to meet at a pinecone. Modern scholars and philosophers have noted the staff’s symbolic parallels to the Indian “Kundalini,” a spiritual energy in the body depicted as coiled serpents rising up from the base of the spine to the Third Eye (“Pine”al Gland) in the moment of enlightenment. Awakened Kundalini represents the merging and alignment of the Chakras, and is said to be the one and the only way to attain the “Divine Wisdom” bringing pure joy, pure knowledge, and pure love.

The above picture depicts an Assyrian winged god with a pine cone, representing the power of regeneration; the picture is traceable to Tammuz of Babylon. The Roman Catholic practice of making the Sign of the Cross originated in Babylon as people paid homage to their messiah, Tammuz, who “died for the good of his people.” Their love was demonstrated for Tammuz by making the sign of the “T.” Satan has transferred this sign for Tammuz into the Roman Catholic Church, as they think they are making the sign of the Christian cross. Sacrifices were made to Tammuz on wooden T-shaped structures, this practice was adopted by the Romans as a means of execution. The Egyptian ankh is a combination of the Tammuz “T” and the sun disc.

The picture below reveals the Greek god Dionysus carrying the pine cone staff as a fertility symbol. Pine cones and pine cone staffs are very common on pagan statues and art as symbols of fertility and regeneration. Children are always looked upon as extending the life of the human species. Therefore, it is predictable that the Pine Cone should be linked to the new life of the conception of children.

The picture below is of the largest pine cone in the world, in the Court of the Pine Cone at the Vatican. The 4-metre statue originally stood next to the Temple of Isis near the Pantheon, but it was moved to its present-day location in 1608. The link of the Pine Cone statue with the temple of Isis is important, as Pagans have always coveted eternal life and have sought it by worshipping and revering many objects, including the pine cone. The question must be asked as to why such an obvious pagan statue was moved to its place of prominence in the Vatican?
The Roman Catholic Church utilizes the pine cone just as any good pagan religion would do. This is further evidence that Roman Catholicism is far more pagan than Christian. In fact, we could say that Roman Catholicism is counterfeit Christianity with Paganism as its beating heart. Pine cones are common in Roman Catholic architecture and sacred decorations.

the largest pine cone in the world, in the Court of the Pine Cone at the Vatican

The Pope carries a pine cone mounted on his staff, a strongly pagan symbol. Since the ultimate goal of religion is the securing of eternal life, one should not be surprised that the Pope should be carrying the ultimate Pagan symbol of eternal life.

The Tonsure

Some historians say that monastic hairstyles may relate to the ancient custom of shaving the heads of male slaves. Some early monks who began shaving their heads voluntarily referred to themselves as “slaves of Christ.” Such hairstyles thus would show that a person entering religious life intends to subordinate his own will to the will of God.
However, the partial shaving more likely has its origins in ancient Egypt, Greece, and other places where men shaved a circular bald spot-on top of their heads to honour the sun god.

Catholic Saints and Halos

Paintings and sculptures of Roman Catholic saints are commonly pictured with a circle or aureole around their heads. This is copying what the artists and sculptors of ancient Babylon depicted around the head of any person they wished to represent as a god or goddess! The Romans depicted Sol, the sun god, with a circle or sunburst surrounding his head. Due to the fact that ancient pagan religions and eastern religions all predate Christianity, and that they used the halo to determine godhood, Christians should avoid using that symbol. The significance is that firstly, it is a pagan symbol, and secondly it implies godhood to a man or woman.

Conclusion

With the Roman Catholic Church having such a strong association with pagan sun worship, and their use and veneration of sun symbols that relate to the pagan god Tammuz, a logical question to ask would be: Is the son that is worshipped in the Roman Catholic Church Tammuz and not Jesus? This is a serious question with extreme consequences. An affirmative answer to the question would place the sun worship by Roman Catholicism alongside the worship of Baal by Biblical Israel, a practice that God detested. To link the sun worship in Roman Catholicism with paganism, would be to link Roman Catholicism to the powerful demonic forces behind the religious rebellion against God at the Tower of Babel. The use of sun symbols and the veneration of the sun would also link the Roman Catholic Church to the end-time false religion, the Whore of Babylon, the Mother of Prostitutes of Revelation 17.

“12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

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