Symbolism In Religion
Google defines "symbolism" as:
- symbolic meaning attributed to natural objects or facts.
- an artistic and poetic movement or style using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind. It originated in late 19th century France and Belgium, with important figures including Mallarmé, Maeterlinck, Verlaine, Rimbaud, and Redon.
So what is a symbol -- exactly?
Now we will move to viewing a few synonyms for the word symbol , and they are:
emblem, token, sign, representation, figure, image; metaphor, allegory; icon
The particular synonym for "symbol" that I want to focus on is "icon," because it is actually a religious term.
Icon /ˈīˌkän/noun. a painting of Jesus Christ or another holy figure, typically in a traditional style on wood, venerated and used as an aid to devotion in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches.
A few synonyms for the word icon are:
image, idol, portrait, picture, representation, likeness, symbol, sign; figure, statue
While the first appearance of this symbol is difficult to pin down, and is therefore in dispute, so far the earliest use of this symbol is dated 500 B.C. (well before Christ's birth). But what no one seems to dispute is that it was used a great deal by the Celtics, Durids, and Norse peoples.
What did this symbol represent for them? No one seems to know for sure, but it is mostly understood to be a religious symbol that may represent their three deities. Well, that can't be good. A religious symbol used to represent pagan gods that predates Christ Jesus is not a good start to justify the use of this symbol for Biblical Christians, is it? I have also found it to be linked to another idolatrous symbol, the vesica piscis, which means fish bladder in Latin. Hmmm...I find that interesting considering a Trichetra can be made by putting three Ichthus (pagan fish symbol) together, and Ichthius of course means fish in Greek. Interestingly enough, the fish was sacred to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, due to the fishes prolific reproduction abilities; she was worshiped via sex rights and fish fries. Her Roman counterpart is Venus, a.k.a. Astarte, Ashtoreth, and Ishtar. Her Egyptian identity (Isis) is even depicted at times with a fish headdress. And I've already covered the fact of how this symbol represents the Philistine fish-god Dagon. We will get to that symbol a little later on.
Now let's consider why symbols are so powerful; powerful enough to rule the world instead of words, or laws.
The Power of Symbols
And of course, symbols can be used as an effective encryption device. By giving symbols different meanings, a symbolically encrypted message can then be passed around publicly, but without any fear of the message's actual information being deciphered by the unintended recipients. We see this happening in all levels of the Illuminati/Freemasonry controlled media on a daily basis. Sure there are those who "think" they know what these symbols mean, but the message could change on a daily basis for all we - - the uninitiated -- know.
There is another Christian symbol I would like to examine. The ugly one that is marketed to Christians which ironically represents the very command from our LORD is so of this world --it's ridiculous! I'm sorry, but it is! What's with the jagged Satanic looking scrawl and the Gothic "N" and the sword-like "T" going through the elliptical "O"? Is it a cryptic representation of the vesica piscis like we see in the Audi logo, or the Olympic rings? I think so, but mostly it appears to be a classic phallic depiction, much like the crown and cross, which Freemason Albert Pike freely admits is phallic symbolism, and in case you're wondering, the chi roi is yet another phallic symbol. Well, instead of me speculating, why not take it from the dead horse's mouth?
In the Masonic Report, we make this discovery: Question: What does Masonry's emblem of the 'Cross and Crown' actually symbolize?" Answer: "The 'Cross' of Freemasonry is a philosophical cross, according to Albert Pike, 'Morals and Dogma', p. 771. It is philosophical in the sense that it represents the generating fecundating principle by the perpendicular shaft [Phallus], and the matrix of womb of nature, the female producing principle[Female Vulva], by the horizontal shaft. The philosophy of the Masonic cross is totally phallic. The 'Crown' of this Masonic emblem is also phallic, it being the first emanation of the Cabalistic Sephiroth ..." [C.F. McQuaig, The Masonic Report , Norcross, Georgia, Answer Books and Tapes, 1976, p. 34]
Dear reader, in all honesty, don't you see that the symbol for the so-called "Christian" Trinity, the Trichetra, was used by idolatrous peoples before the time of Christ Jesus and has no business in representing our One True God, the Lord Jesus Christ? But if you insist on using it to represent your pagan based Triune God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, well, that's truly unfortunate, all be it very accurate. If you want to belong to the True God of the Bible, then let go of the Trinity and all of its symbols, and embrace our Lord Jesus, our one and only potentate! Amen!