I was in a church the other day for some meetings and had an insight about what I saw. If you enclose the form of the typical cross inside straight lines, it can be done naturally with three to form a triangle. This triangle is as a pyramid where the cross member separates the capstone from the larger base. One contains the form of the other and have a rough equivalence. It may be seen that this does not create some duality where one is good and the other evil.
When I read where folks claim Christianity is an Osiris cult I understand their reasoning. What the worldly generally recognizes as the church really is an Osiris cult. Jesus appears to many just like Osiris, with the focus on resurrection and with Mary as Isis. Given the usual story and symbols, I would not argue against the validity of these associations. Osiris is a counterfeit to Jesus, as some know to be the truth of the matter, but what the church signals through symbolic imagery definitely confuses the identities. Mystery Babylon is the biblical label for the mother church and her daughters. The amalgamation that is Mystery Babylon incorporates the deities and worship of the cultures and civilizations of such as Rome, Greece, Sumeria and Egypt. The cross was a pagan symbol long before it was adopted (borrowed, stolen, hijacked) by the church.
You can whitewash something but it doesn't transform it into something else. Pagan symbols are pagan symbols. There is no Christian symbol, no matter how many lies are told to the contrary. The second commandment is no less valid than the first or fourth. I've presented the familiar symbols of the Abrahamic faiths in the set of images you see here before on this blog, interpreting the elements to illustrate their essential meaning. The union of the sons of god with the daughters of men is what the symbols project. This is the Osiris resurrection mythos, the thread that began with Cain and weaves through biblical history until reaching its appointed end in the Beast and mark of the Beast reproductive hybridization schemes. In the pyramid symbol, the capstone is the head of the body that is the Beast set over his kingdom. The familiar form of the cross is equivalent to the pyramid.
I found this note on the site of Philip Coppens, who I recognized as being featured on the History Channel's Ancient Aliens series. “A cross tucked away in a corner of the Cathedral of Auch (France). But then the explanation reads it stands is a 1/180 (if memory serves me correctly) of the Great Pyramid! Symbolism... I like it!” I'm apparently not the first one to link the cross and pyramid.
Those who will want to justify their claim on the pagan symbol as a reminder or memorial of the death (body still hanging on the crucifix) and/or resurrection (no body on the cross) enter first into a conflict with the second commandment, which forbids such symbols. It's good to remember what was accomplished by the death and resurrection, but the witness the world needs is His life as He lives in you, when you are truly a living sacrifice - not a pagan symbol wielded in defiance.
A cross that appears without a body hanging on it is a poor symbol of a resurrection. Think about it. Everyone executed on such an instrument is removed from the cross, then typically buried. The empty cross is either pre- or post- the hanging of the body. One might argue that an empty tomb is a more logical choice if you want a resurrection symbol of that sort, but surely, no symbol at all is the best way to go.
I have long suspected that the actual instrument of execution my Lord gave up His life upon was of a simpler form than we typically see. The basic meaning of the Greek word translated cross is stauros, “an upright "stake", esp. a pointed one, used as such in fences or palisades” Tradition means little, unless it is faithful to the truth. A good argument is made for the simpler version here: Was Jesus Christ Crucified on a "Cross"?
In the meetings I attended recently, I was confronted with the irony of hearing about the need to tear down the high places while it was so readily apparent that such a thing would most certainly include our meeting place!
In several posts on this blog I've given consideration to the architectures of the institutions of worship, of churches and cathedrals and temples. (See here, here and here for examples) In the image of the high place with wooden shingles, the pyramids and rather special arches (squaring the circle) in the bell tower are featured.
The buildings that promote the pyramid-cross are typically a blend of Greek and Roman styles that derive from high places dedicated to the ancient gods, even featuring bell towers and obelisks. An obelisk is a tapering column with a square base topped with a pyramid-like cap. Many churches have steeples and spires that are just that. Some substitute a cross for the pyramid cap. To me, I now see that as an equivalent substitution, just like how a "Christmas Tree" is capped with either a star or an angel. “ SAME DIFFERENCE!”
In this picture of a white high place, we see Mystery Babylon's amalgam of the Greek temple merged with the Egyptian obelisk. You'll note the pyramid triangle on the gable, the tympanum of the pediment, where the Greeks place the symbol of the god to whom the temple is devoted. This is the pattern the famous Amish star barns conform to as their fallen star god is proclaimed and honored. Early versions of the popular barn star were three pointed instead of five, presenting a temple almost identical to the white one pictured.
The devil knows all this. A mockery is made of the Lord when His people forsake Him to follow the Rebel Serpent and his ways. It's no wonder the Christian witness is so widely labeled as one of gross hypocrisy, and devoid of genuine authority. We have been deceived, and largely exposed as willing to remain being deceived. Judgment remains on the church. Soon, hypocrisy will be exposed on a far greater scale. Let us be found repenting of our rebellious ways.