The Son of God and His Agents vs. the Sun of God and its Agents

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” (Ephesians 5:11, KJV).

“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:14, KJV).

“Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” (Luke 12:3, KJV).

Since the dawn of mankind, cultures from all around the world have maintained strict ritualistic and ceremonial traditions. And while many of these rites and customs may be quite exoteric—available for public participation and practice—not a few are kept strictly esoteric; their true meanings and mechanisms concealed under oaths of secrecy from any member of ‘the profane’. These oaths of secrecy usually accompanied rites of initiation into the Mystery Schools or Secret Societies of the day. Different cultures have composed expressions which relate to the particular forms assumed by the ordeal which the swearing of an oath involves. Notably in Greek, considering the Homeric expression hόrkon omnúnai, meaning “to swear an oath”, we may infer its origin: “to take hold of the hόrkos”, an artifact sealed with malevolent powers which will be unleashed in case the oath is broken. The purpose of the oath was the same among all civilizations—and so was the punishment of not adhering to its bindings. It is a rite which guarantees, and makes sacred, a declaration. To break an oath of secrecy was to be killed; silenced for disseminating the secrets of the Order. These different Orders were present in all antiquated civilizations, and some have even sustained into the modern day. Mystery religions, mystery cults, sacred mysteries or simply mysteries, were religious schools of the ancient world for which participation was reserved to initiates. The main characteristics of these Orders were the secrecy associated with the adepts of the initiation and ritual practice, which may not be revealed to outsiders. History is replete with whispers of secret societies, counts of elders and priests, who guarded the forbidden knowledge of ancient peoples. Prominent and learned men, meeting in secret, to direct the course of civilization are recorded in the writings of ALL cultures. Gradually, secret societies arose among tribal groups. Each of these had its own ritual forms, but its primary concern was not the perpetuation of rites and ceremonies merely as observances; rather, these tribal associations were the custodians of the arts and crafts, religions and philosophies, sciences and trades indispensable to the well-being of the group. In other words, these Orders—guided by an elite Priestly class—incorporated their various symbolism and beliefs which they felt were responsible for the advancement of their civilizations. According to these adepts, the efforts to explain the total meaning of life and to perpetuate the teaching of venerated elders has led to the gradual accumulation of arcana worthy of protection and perpetuation through a descent of trustworthy, consecrated priests or initiates. This blogpost, the first of many, will discuss the nature of these secret proceedings—and ultimately, how they have influenced the rites and ceremonies of later societies.

In order to discern the influences of modern secret societies, we will have to start from the very beginning—the beginning of mankind. This beginning, however, is the beginning according to the Mystery ReligionsNOT OURSELVES. We are honored to have Bill Cooper, a prominent antiquarian researcher, begin the discussion. The following suggests a timeline of the belief system of the mysteries—and ultimately, why they worshipped the sun. Eventually, this pagan discrepancy—leading them to worship the creation instead of the Creator—gave them the preconceived notion that Christianity was a perversion of their own ancient religion. Consequently, the spirit of confusion ruled over these venerated individuals and they could no longer see the truth, but rather bathed in the false light of the Adversary. From his radio broadcast, The Hour of Our Time, Bill Cooper gives us his insight:

“They [the Mystery Religions] believe whole-heartedly that man is a product of evolution… not the creation of some benevolent God. They believe that the tree-dwelling ancestors of man were among the most intelligent beings of their distant age. And when these creatures finally abandoned the trees and walked fully upright, freeing their hands to serve as implements of their minds—as well as their bodies—there began the most successful evolutionary drive towards higher intelligence ever witnessed in nature. As ground dwellers, these creatures were easy victims of the great predators who hunted them down by day and surprised them at night, as they huddled in clearings or in caves. They could not compete in strength, veracity, or speed with their attackers. Armed with little except their hands and what their complex brains enabled them to do with those hands, they had to think… or die. For untold thousands of years, most of them met early, violent deaths. Only a few, in each generation, had the good fortune and the ability to outwit their enemies. Now these favored ones survived long enough to have, and rear, offspring. The unwary maladroit were stupid and died early… Their offspring, if they had any, were left to starve or be eaten by predators. Natural selection was operating on the earliest types of man with grimaced intensity. Perhaps no other extant creature has undergone so severe and protracted such a period of selective elimination. Yet, here or there, small groups managed to survive because they had the intelligence to use sticks, stones and clubs to defend themselves. Crude and puny as these implements were, they were weapons. And their possessors were the first creatures who could kill without having to come into direct contact with their antagonist. At the rate beasts grew larger, and either faster or more formidable, man became ever-more watchful—ever-more successful at pinning his wits against mass and power—more and more adept at slipping out of trouble; and as the challenge grew greater, so did his prey. The laggards of both sides got left behind in the race for the future… The steps in the development of man’s brain are revealed by the progressively larger ‘brain cases’ which appeared with the passage of centuries. Basing our judgment on the improvements in tools and weapons, which took place as the intelligence of their inventors increased, we can construct some of the ways in which natural selection may have worked to bring about a doubling in size of the human brain. Many edible nuts are too hard for even a caveman to crack between his teeth. Accordingly, they were useless to early man until some ‘genius-of-his-day’ discovered that any nut could be opened if it were just placed upon one stone and struck hard with another. Better fed the family of this innovator proliferated, while the others died off. Perhaps centuries later, while a man sat cracking nuts between two stones, one stone broke and the broken edge cut his hand. Previously, men in the same situation had thrown the broken stone away and nursed their cuts. But this man—this man—started thinking… He possessed an original thought. Since the edge had cut through his skin and drawn blood, it might also cut through the skin of small animals he caught—making it easier to get at the meat. The first knife was invented. He and those close to him, and those intelligent enough to imitate them, increased in number; and the rest died off. They had a cutting tool, which made it possible for them to skin and eat meat in less time, so they had more time for hunting. Many of the descendants of this exceptional man became increasingly skillful breaking and chipping hard stones into sharper tools and weapons… Natural selection, favoring better knife makers, went on for hundreds of thousands of years—according to those who guard the secrets of the ages; and [sadly] even according to modern science. A great many centuries later, a young father foraging for his brood may have come upon a long, straight stick splintered at one end. Well he pulled and chewed at the splinters until only one stout point was left—or at least, that’s how we can imagine it was done. It seemed to him a very useful stick, for it was sharper than the ‘digging sticks’ which the women used. He may have remembered a night during his boyhood when a great cat had charged his family’s camp site and dragged away a younger sister. Now that he had small children of his own, the memory of that attack was ever present. Lately, he had seen fresh panther tracks; another family, not far away, had been attacked and the mother had been killed. His dawning intelligence told him that his pointed stick might be a better weapon against big cats than the clubs which he and the other men carried. So, for many days, he kept the long stick near him, even when he was laughed at for having what was regarded as a ‘woman’s tool’. Not only did he possess a greater intellect than his fellow men, but he possessed more courage to resist their laughter. Then, one night he heard a faint rustling; he whispered a quick warning to his family. Suddenly, a dim shape charged at him in the darkness. Kneeling, he raised the point of his long stick towards the beast. It sprang, clawed at him savagely, then fled. The creature had struck the point so hard that the blunt end of the stick was shoved deep, deep into the ground. Next morning, following a trail of blood, the man found a panther dead from a punctured chest. The long sharp stick had saved his life and the lives of his family members. In the same situation, less perceptive men—armed only with clubs—would have been killed. From that time, he, his sons, and their sons carried impaling sticks whenever big predators were near. Foresight, genetically transmitted to their descendants, had given them a new weapon which they used with devastating effect against their natural enemies… Natural selection, they believe [the Mystery Religions], has brought about the evolutionary trend towards increasing brain power—because brain power confers enormous adaptive advantages on its possessors… Even with man’s new weapons and tools, it did not take him very long to decide that in this world, the single greatest enemy to be feared was the darkness of night and all the unknown dangers that came with it. Simply stated, man’s first enemy was darkness. Understanding this one fact alone, one can readily see why the greatest and most trustworthy friend of the human race… was by far heaven’s greatest gift to the world, that glorious rising orb of day, the sun. And with this simple truth understood, we can now begin to unravel the most ancient—and still the most successful—religion upon the face of this Earth. Its success lies in its ability to remain hidden from the rest of the people. But first, let me assure you folks that no people of the ancient world believed the sun to be God. In point of fact, every ancient culture and nation on Earth have all used the sun as the most logically appropriate symbol to represent the glory of the unseen Creator of the heavens. In the Old Testament, it says, ‘the heavens are declaring the glory of God’ (Psalm 19:1, ISV) … In the Old Testament, ‘the sun of righteousness will arise’ (Malachi 4:2, ISV). The ancient peoples reasoned that no one on Earth could ever lay claim of ownership to the great orb of day—it must belong to the unseen Creator of the universe. It became – figuratively speaking – not man’s, but God’s sun. Truly, God’s sun was ‘the light of the world’ (John 8:12, KJV). As I stated before folks—in the dark cold of night, man realized his utter vulnerability to the elements. Each night, mankind was forced to wait for the rising of the sun to chase away the physical and mental insecurities brought on by the darkness. Therefore, the morning sun focused man’s attention on heavenly dependence… and in doing so, it became the appropriate symbol of divine benevolence from heaven. For without the sun there was no light, there was no warmth, and nothing could grow or live upon the face of this Earth. So just as a small fire brought limited light into man’s own little world of darkness, likewise, the great fire of day served the whole Earth with its heavenly presence. For this reason, it was said that the God of the Bible was ‘a consuming fire’ in heaven (Deuteronomy 4:24, KJV) … It was accepted by all that man was bound to a life on Earth, but the sky was the abode of God’s sun—He resided up there, in heaven. Ancient man saw, in his male offspring, his own image and likeness—and his own existence as a father was proved by the person of his son. It was assumed that God’s sun was but a visible representative of the unseen Creator in heaven. So, it was said, ‘when you have seen the sun you have seen the Father’ [‘If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also’] (John 14:7, KJV). Said another way, ‘the Father is glorified in his sun’ [‘I have glorified thee on the earth’] (John 17:4, KJV). Ancient man, even with his limited intelligence at that time, had no problem understanding that all life on Earth depended directly on ‘life-giving’ energy from the sun. Consequently, all life was lost without the sun. It followed that God’s sun was nothing less than man’s savior. Since energy from the sun gave life, and we sustained our very existence by taking energy in from our food—which came directly from God’s sun—the sun must give up its ‘life-supporting’ energy so that we may continue to live. God’s sun must give his life for us to live. Now I know that if you are intelligent out there listening, you are making some connections here. You see, the Mystery Schools believe that Christianity is a perversion of the mysteries. And while it was plainly true that our life came from and was sustained each day by our savior—God’s sun—it was, and would be true, only as long as the sun returned each morning. And our hope of salvation would be secure only in a risen savior. For if He did not rise from his grave of darkness, all would be lost. All the world waited for His imminent return each morning. The Father would never leave us at the mercy of this world of darkness. The heavenly promise was surely that, ‘He would come again’ [‘I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also’] (John 14:3, ESV) … Logically, even if man himself died, as long as the sun comes up each day, life on Earth will continue forever. Therefore, it was said in the ancient texts that everlasting life was the gift that the Father gives through His sun. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten sun, that we may have life everlasting on Earth [‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life’] (John 3:16, KJV). And the ancient texts did not mean for you personally, but on Earth—everlasting life. That is the interpretation of the Mystery Schools… It was only a short step to see that the light of God’s sun equated with righteousness and truth—and evil with darkness. From then on, it was simple to understand: light was good; dark was bad. And the priests of the ancient mystery religion always followed the light. They always looked toward the East. They considered themselves to be illumined… We should all—in their words, not mine—give thanks to the Father for sending us His sun – spelled ‘S-U-N’, in case some of you were getting confused. In every instance where I have mentioned the word ‘son’, it has been in reference to the sun…” (Bill Cooper, The Hour of Our Time: Intro into the Mysteries,

At this junction, it is important that the readers understand: we do not believe the sun to be God. The authors of this blogpost, also, do not believe in a worldview that accepts the evolutionary standpoint. Each of us, individually, are specially created in the likeness of His image. Creation happened as it is recorded in Genesis, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1, KJV). Reciting Bill Cooper’s supposition, it is those who proclaim allegiance with the Mystery Schools and Secret Societies of the day that believe Christianity to be a perversion of their ancient esoteric traditions… but this is not the case. Christianity and its doctrine were established at the beginning of time. God, and his laws, have always been; they are eternal. Simply put, it is those who are initiated into the Mysteries that have perverted this continued and everlasting truth that is now termed Christianity. The corruption and misunderstanding of this religious truth by these covert organizations has gone so far, and has become so convoluted, that their traditions have become nothing more than a show and preservation of pagan ritual and ceremony. We should do well to avoid these heretical beliefs that are based on nothing more than the suppositions of deceitful men. When Paul met with the Ephesian elders for the last time, he said, “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:29-31 KJV). He also gave us warning regarding which traditions we ought to uphold, “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.” (2 Thessalonians 3:6, KJV). We, just as Paul did, urge you to sustain from heretical doctrines and from mythical accounts of creation that exalt men and do not glorify God. These perverse versions of religion will do nothing more than hinder one’s faith in the Almighty Creator of heaven and earth.

In the next series of blogposts, we will investigate further into the beliefs of the ancient Mysteries and how their traditions have prospered and been preserved by Secret Societies, even in modern times. Identifying these societies, and their traditions, will help the reader sustain from such bloated and blaspheming dogmas.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12, KJV).

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8, KJV).

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