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    ORIGIN OF THE TRINITY AND IT’S HISTORY:

    The gods were very much grouped in sets of three,
    and each city had its own trinity.

    In Thebes it was Amun-ra, Athor, and Chonso,
    or father, mother, and son (see fig.21).

    Sometimes, however, they were arranged as father, son, and mother,
    placing Chonso between his two parents.

    In Abousimbel and Derr in Nubia, the triniy is
    Pthah,Amun-Ra, and Horus-ra, and these are the
    three gods to whom Rameses II, is sacrificing the
    Philistines, in the sculptures at Beyroot.

    At Abousimbel the king also worships Amun-Ra, Horus-Ra,
    and Horus of Lower Egypt.

    At Wady Seboua he is seated in a group with Pthah, Kneph, and Athor.

    At Silsilis he worships Amun-Ra, Horus-Ra and Hapimou, the Nile. At Philae the trinity is Osiris, Isis, and Horus, a
    group indeed common to most parts of Egypt.

    Other groups were Isis, Nephthys, and
    Horus (see fig.22) or Isis, Nephthys, and Osiris;
    and with a national love for mysticism
    the priests often declared that the three in some
    undescribed way only made one person.


    but we have a hieroglyphical inscription in the British
    Museum as early as the reign of Sevechus of the eighth century
    before the Christian Era, showing that the doctrine of
    Trinity in Unity already formed part of their religion,
    and stating that in each of the two groups last mentioned the
    three gods only made one person (Egypt. Inscript. pl.36,
    4,5)

    The sculptured figures on the lid of the sarcophagus of Rameses III.,
    now at Cambridge, shows us the king not only as one of a group
    of three gods, but also as a Trinity in Unity in his own person.

    He stands between the goddesses Isis and Nephthys,
    who embrace him as if he were the lost Osiris,
    whom they have now found again

    We further know him to be in the character of Osiris by the two
    sceptres which he holds in his hands;
    but at the same time the horns upon his head
    are those of the goddess Athor, and the ball and
    feathers above are the ornaments of the god Ra.

    Thus he is at once Osiris, Athor, and Ra.

    By Dr. Samuel Sharpe, Egyptian Mythology and Egyptian Christianity, Carter and Co.,
    London, England, 1896, pps. 13-14.

    Sorry you can't see pictures. Read the book.
    Forgery in Christianity by Joseph Wheless 1930,
    Alfred A. Knoph New York, N.Y.

    (This information was posted by SOY on another forum.)

    Here you can see an example of what this book is talking about:

    http://members.aol.com/egypttour/cmemphite.html

    Same old story...Same old dance!



    The Babylonians, in their popular religion, supremely worshipped a
    Goddess Mother and a Son, who was represented in pictures
    and in images as an infant or child in his mother's arms.

    http://philologos.org/__eb-ttb/images/fig05-06.htm


    From Babylon, this worship of the Mother and the Child spread
    to the ends of the earth.

    In Egypt, the Mother and the Child were worshipped under the names
    of Isis and Osiris or Horus.

    Isis

    One of the most popular goddesses in Egypt.

    Isis belongs to the Ennead of Heliopolis,and according
    to the Heliopolitan genealogy is a daughter of Seb and Nut,
    sister and wife of Osiris.

    Possibly she was originally the personification of the throne
    (her name is written with the hieroglyph for throne),
    and as such she was an important source of the pharaoh's
    power.

    In the Hellenistic time Isis was the protrectress of sailors.

    In the Osiris myths she searched for her husband's body,
    who was killed by her brother Seth.
    She retrieved and reassembled the body, and in this
    connection she took on the role of a goddess of the
    dead and of the funeral rights.

    Isis impregnated herself from the Osiris' body and gave birth
    to Horus in the swamps of Khemnis in the Nile Delta.
    Here she raised her son in secret and kept him far
    away from Seth.

    Horus later defeated Seth and became the first ruler of
    a united Egypt.

    Isis, as mother of Horus, was by extension regarded as the
    mother and protectress of the pharaoh's.

    She was worshipped as the divine mother-goddess,
    faithful consort of Osiris, and dedicated mother of Horus.

    Isis was depicted as a woman with the solar disk between
    the cow horns on her head
    (an analogy with the goddess Hathor)
    or crowned with a thrown,

    BUT ALSO WITH THE CHILD HORUS SITTING ON HER LAP.

    A vulture was sometimes seen incorporated in her
    crown.
    Also she was sometimes depicted as a kite above
    the mummified body of Osiris.

    Isis'popularity lasted far into the Roman era.
    She had her own priests and many temples were
    erected in her honor.
    On the island of Philae in the Nile delta her largest temple
    was situated

    (it was transferred to the island Agilkia in 1975-1980).

    http://www.pantheon.org/mythica/articles/i/isis.html

    * In India, even to this day, as Isi and Iswara; **
    in Asia, as Cybele and Deoius; in Pagan Rome, as Fortuna and
    Jupiter-puer, or Jupiter, the boy;
    in Greece, as Ceres, the Great Mother, with the
    babe at her breast, or as Irene, the goddess of
    Peace, with the boy Plutus in her arms;

    Irene

    The Greek personified goddess of peace.
    She was sometimes regarded as one of the Horae,
    who presided over the seasons and the
    order of nature and who were the daughters of
    Zeus and Themis.

    Irene was portrayed as a young woman with a cornucopia,
    scepter, and torch or rhyton.

    Famous is the marble statue of Cephisodotus
    (ca. 380 BC),
    which shows Irene with Plutus on her arm.

    http://www.pantheon.org/mythica/articles/i/irene.html

    Ceres

    The old-Italian goddess of agriculture, grain,
    and the love a mother bears for her child.

    The cult of Ceres was originally closely connected with
    that of Tellus,the goddess earth.

    In later mythology, Ceres is identified with the
    Greek Demeter.

    She is the daughter of Saturn and the mother of
    Proserpina.

    Ceres had a temple on the Aventine Hill, were she was
    worshipped together with Liber
    and Libera.

    Her festival, the Cerealia, was celebrated on April 19.
    Ceres is portrayed with a scepter, a basket with flowers
    or fruits, and a garland made of the ears of
    corn.

    Another festival was the Ambarvalia, held in
    May.

    http://www.pantheon.org/mythica/articles/c/ceres.html

    Even in Thibet, in China, and Japan, the Jesuit missionaries
    were astronished to find the counterpart of Madonna ***
    and her child as devoutly worshipped as in Papal Rome
    itself;

    Shing Moo, the Holy Mother in China, being represented
    with a child in her arms, and a glory around her,
    exactly as if a Roman Catholic artist had been employed to set
    her up. ****

    * Osiris, as the child called most frequently Horus. BUNSEN.

    ** KENNEDY'S Hindoo Mythology. Though Iswara is the husband of Isi,
    he is also represnted as an infant at her breast.

    *** The very name by which the Italians commonly designate the
    Virgin, is just the translation of one of the titles of the
    Babylonian goddess. As Baal or Belus was the name
    of the great male divinity of Babylon, so the
    female divinity was called Beltis.

    (HESYCHIUS, Lexicon) This name has been found in Nineveh
    applied to the "Mother of the gods"
    (VAUX'S Nineveh and Persepolis); and in a speech attributed to
    Nebuchadnezzar, preserved in EUSEBII Proeparatio Evangelii, both
    titles "Belus and Beltis" are conjoined as the titles of the
    great Babylonian god and goddess.

    The Greek Belus, as representing the highest title of the
    Babylonian god, was undoubtedly Baal, "The Lord."
    Beltis, therefore, as the title of the female divinity,
    was equivalent to "Baalti," which, in English, is "My Lady,"
    in Latin, "Mea Domina," and, in Italina, is corrupted into the
    well known "Madonna."

    May YHWH have mercy on us all!

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    In connection with this, it may be observed, that
    the name of Juno, the classical "Queen of Heaven,"
    which, in Greek, was Hera, also signified "The Lady";
    and that the peculiar title of Cybele or Rhea at Rome,
    was Domina or "The Lady."

    (OVID, Fasti) Further, there is strong
    reason to believe, that Athena, the well known
    name of Minerva at Athens, had the very
    same meaning.

    The Hebrew Adon, "The Lord," is, with the points,
    pronounced Athon.

    We have evidence that this name was known to the
    Asiatic Greeks, from whom idolatry,
    in a large measure,came into European Greece,
    as a name of God under the form of
    "Athan."

    Eustathius, in a note on the Periergesis of Dionysius,
    speaking of local names in the district of Laodicea,
    says the "Athan is god."

    The feminine of Athan, "The Lord," is Athan, "The Lady,"
    which in the Attic dialect, is Athena. No doubt, Minerva is
    commonly represented as a virgin;
    but, for all that, we learn from Strabo that at Hierapytna
    in Crete (the coins of which city, says Muller, Dorians have
    the Athenian symbols of Minerva upon them), she was said to be
    the mother of the Corybantes by Helius, or "The Sun."

    It is certain that the Egyptian Minerva, who was the
    prototype of the Athenian goddess, was a mother, and was styled
    "Goddess Mother," or "Mother of the Gods."

    **** CRABB'S Mythology. Gutzlaff thought that Shing Moo must have
    been borrowed from a Popish source; and there can be no doubt,
    that in the individual case to which he refers, the Pagan and the
    Christian stories had been amalgamated.

    But Sir. J. F. Davis
    shows that the Chinese of Canton find such an analogy between
    their own Pagan goddess Kuanyin and the Popish Madonna,
    that, in conversing with Europeans, they frequently
    call either of them indifferently by the same title.
    DAVIS' China.

    The first Jesuit missionaries to China also wrote home to Europe,
    that they found mention in the Chinese sacred books--books
    unequivocally Pagan--of a mother and child, very similar to
    their own Madonna and child at home.

    ---

    To compare the Babylonian Mother and child with those
    of the Roman Church,click
    these URL's:

    http://maple.lemoyne.edu/~bucko/strada.html

    http://web.lemoyne.edu/~bucko/andre.html

    http://maple.lemoyne.edu/~bucko/trinity.html
    May YHWH have mercy on us all!

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