WHERE DID THE STEEPLE ORIGINATE, IN WHAT MOST CALL CHURCH BUILDINGS?

Spreading The Word Without Saying A Word Ministry
By: Chico and Debbie Jimenez

What does God’s Written Word really say about “THE CHURCH”?  Then we will look at the pagan origins of the “STEEPLE”.  

The description of “THE CHURCH”
According to God’s Written Word: 

THE TRUE CHURCH IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE ONE DOCTRINE, NO DIVISIONS, ONE MIND, ONE ACCORD, ONE SPIRIT, ONE FAITH AND ONE BAPTISM.
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.  Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in ONE SPIRIT, with ONE MIND striving together for the faith of the gospel.  Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be LIKEMINDED, having the SAME LOVE, being of ONE ACCORD, of ONE MIND

Ephesians 4:4-6 There is ONE BODY, and ONE SPIRIT, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;  ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISMONE GOD and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

1 Corinthians 12:12-14 For AS THE BODY IS ONE, AND HATH MANY MEMBERS, and ALL THE MEMBERS OF THAT ONE BODY, being many, ARE ONE BODY: SO ALSO IS CHRIST. For BY ONE SPIRIT ARE WE ALL BAPTIZED INTO ONE BODY, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been ALL MADE TO DRINK INTO ONE SPIRIT. For THE BODY IS NOT ONE MEMBER, BUT MANY.  
     

37027509_1703143063118151_7242479059186221056_n1 Corinthians 3:9-11 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, YE ARE GOD’S BUILDING.  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 

1 Corinthians 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?  1 Corinthians 6:19-20   What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.   

Most people that label themselves as “Christians”, worship in a building made with hands that exhibits a large steeple on roof.  The masses refer to these religious buildings as, “The Church” or the “House of God”. 

This directly opposes God’s Written Word in  Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that “He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth NOT in temples made with hands“.  and in 1 Corinthians 3:9b … ye are God’s husbandry, YE ARE GOD’S BUILDING.  These two verses alone should make one rethink their own commitment to these buildings and the pastors/preachers therein.  Trust me, one day soon, you will wish that you had. 

Hebrews 10:25 is the primary verse used by religious people to prove their belief that “THE CHURCH” is a building that people assemble in to worship God. Does that line up with what Hebrews 10:25 says?  Let’s look at the full verse, in context…  Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

  • Does this verse say go to assemble in a building to worship God, Jesus Christ?
  • Does this verse say to assemble for music or a concert? 
  • Does this verse say anything about an altar call? 
  • Does this verse say anything abut children’s church or Sunday school? 
  • Does this verse say anything about tithing?
  • Does this verse say the preachers are special and to exalt them?

It is Evident that the answers to these questions are found nowhere in Hebrews 10:25!!!  So that blows the whole theory of using this verse as an excuse to follow “the world” by assembling in a building on Sunday or Wednesday!!!  

God’s Written Word is clear, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, does NOT live in a building that was built by men.  So why does the bible say, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together” in Hebrews 10:25; isn't it talking about a church building? Glad you asked… This verse is speaking of the assembling of the “Body of Christ Jesus, the TRUE CHURCH” assembling together to encourage each other.     

This verse in simple terms:  Let us not neglect meeting with the brethren, as some people do, but encourage each other, especially now that the day of His coming back again is drawing near.  

What does God’s Written Word says about those that ARE NOT WALKING in according to the Gospel?  Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethrenmark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.   

ANYONE that DOES NOT obey the TRUE GOSPEL IS NOT PART OF THE TRUE CHURCH, THE BODY OF CHRIST!!!   Colossians 1:24b … FOR HIS {JESUS’} BODY’S SAKE, WHICH IS THE CHURCH

The above verses have described “THE CHURCH” according to God’s Written Word.  Now, let’s go back to the origins of the steeple.

Steeples have been included on religious buildings since the conversion of Constantine and his proclamation making “Christianity/churchianity” the official religion of his Roman State. The origins of steeples, however, have been traced back to several different traditions.

Steeples on the “so called churches” and other obelisks such as the ones at the Vatican and the Washington Monument, all show the influence of phallus-worshiping ancestors, including ancient Israelite and Canaanite tribes. These tribes had rituals including the baking of long loaves of bread for blessing, which were, in turn, placed under poles representing the fertility and power of the gods. Eventually, the tall poles were included in the earliest churches.

Church steeples can be traced back thousands of years to Egyptian and pagan worship. Roman Emperor Constantine and his “Edict of Milan” in 313CE, made the Empire officially neutral with regard to religion. Eventually, pagan and catholic symbols were merged at the Council of Nicea in 325CE, and new doctrines and dogmas were set up by the Roman catholic (meaning universal) religion, and strictly enforced, under penalty of death.

The male phallus played a role in the cult of Osiris in the ancient Egyptian religion. It is widely understood that the obelisk is a phallic symbol honoring and celebrating regeneration of the sun god Ra (Egypt). The obelisk was the first point sun rays hit as it ascended, which the pagans believed symbolized re-birth between earth and heaven.

The ancient Romans were strongly influenced by the obelisk. There are now more than twice as many obelisks standing in Rome as remain in Egypt. It takes little imagination to see the parallel between the obelisk and “the common church steeple”, which many historians have pointed out. Everywhere in the world where there exists a major power center, such as Rome, London, and Washington DC, you will find an obelisk.

The Roman catholic religion adopted an Egyptian pagan obelisk and placed a cross on its peak, thus combining the two meanings. Emperor Caligula in 37 CE brought this particular obelisk from Egypt to Rome. It originally stood in his circus on a spot to the south of the basilica, close to the present Sacristy. Pope Sixtus V had Domenico Fontana move it in 1586 to the center of St. Peter’s Square.

The obelisk is also a sundial, its shadows marking noon over the signs of the zodiac in the white marble disks in the paving of the square. This gigantic monument sits in the center of St. Peter’s Square to this day and is a testimony to early christianity’s/churchianity’s pagan influence that we see in and on churches across every continent on earth.

“It is an upright pillar connected with Baal-worship, and is associated with the goddess Ashtoreth, being the representation of the productive principal of life, and Baal being the representative of the generative principle. The image, which represents the Phoenician Ashtoreth, as the sole object of worship in her temple, was an upright block of stone, anointed with oil, and covered with an embroidered cloth.”

Deuteronomy 16:22  Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth.  God is adamant that His people be separate and not partake of the pagan practices of the heathens, including erecting towers and pillars pointing to the sun in sexual rites of fertility.

I wonder if any of you that label yourselves as “Christians” know of the symbolic pagan origins of so much of modern day christianity / churchianity?

WE DO NOT LABEL OURSELVES AS CHRISTIANS. WE ARE BELIEVERS IN JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED.  We believe His {Jesus Christ’s} Written Word in context, nothing more, nothing less.   

Galatians 1:8-12  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.  But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.   

According to scripture this is the True Gospel Preached by Paul and the rest of the Apostles is…
1 Corinthians 1:23 But 
WE PREACH CHRIST CRUCIFIED, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness.  They DID NOT teach ANY religious or man made doctrines.
Think about it…

Hosea 4:6a My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me.

DO YOU KNOW JESUS? TIME IS SHORT JESUS IS COMING REAL SOON, DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND!!!

God The Father Requests The Honor Of Your Presence At The Marriage Supper of The Lamb

SOON, THE TRUE BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS WILL BE RAPTURED FROM THIS WORLD THAT HAS FORGOTTEN AND FORSAKEN GOD!!!
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Chronicles 29:11  Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

GOD BLESS,
CHICO AND DEBBIE
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Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. We Preach the “Glorious Gospel of Christ Crucified”!!! 1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; The “Word of GOD” is VERY CLEAR in Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: The teachings on this site are by “REVELATION of the HOLY SPIRIT” to edify the “BODY of BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS”. We Pray that You WILL BE BLESSED by these teachings!!! Donations Can Be Made by going to our PayPal link on the far right ------->>> or Mailed and Made Payable To: Gilbert and Debbie Jimenez / Spreading The Word Without Saying A Word Ministry P O BOX 794 New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170-0794 1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. IF YOU ARE BLESSED BY OUR MINISTRY, PLEASE PRAY FOR US. God BLESS, Chico and Debbie
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