How old is Christianity?
How old is Christianity?
Since when is the Christian spirituality
recognizable between other religions?
In other chapters I stated that Christianity is much
older then the traditional starting point
with the Jesus movement.
Also I stated that the roots of Christianity
are to be found in ancient Egyptian religion,
more precise in a combination of the Hathors religion
and the Amen-Mut-Khonsu religion.
There are many reasons to make
these statements plausible.
In this chapter I like to make an estimate
of how far we have to go back in history
and still are finding Christian lines of traditions.
We noted already that ancient Egyptian texts are
intensely related with Christian texts.
To mention them will be the subject of another chapter.
Christian conceptions of eternal truth and comfort
in the basics of the true believe
are also basic and never doubted truths of the
To mention only a few:
resurrection after death;
the trial and verdict of sins;
the forgiveness of sins by repentance;
the complete trust in the risen Lord;
the Mother and Child unity;
the relation of God with the Sun;
the importance of the female aspect of the divinity;
the four angels at the corners of the earth;
the unseen and unknown God;
the mentioning of Amen with every prayer;
the unity of God as creator and saviour.
In another chapter I will look into the fact that
the religious vestments of the priests
and other clergy were in ancient Egypt and are in the Catholic,
Orthodox and Eastern churches very very much the same.
The furniture in the ancient Egyptian temples and in the
traditional cathedrals of Christianity are the same.
A dating method I researched for the roots of Christianity
is to be found in the architecture of
the ancient Egyptian temple compared with
the architecture of the Christian Gothic cathedrals.
In the Middle kingdom at the start of the 12th dynasty
a new way of temple design was introduced,
that became centuries later in the New Kingdom
the most popular temple design.
Again two thousand years later this way of
building religious buildings still is to be found
in the Christian Gothic cathedrals and many other
important big churches.
This brings me to the conclusion that in the Middle
Kingdom something has been started that until today
never stopped and that is to be researched in the
architecture and the religious use of the
temples on the one hand and Christian Gothic cathedrals
on the other hand.
This brings back the roots of Christianity towards
the 12th dynasty of ancient Egypt,
which means around 2050 years BC.
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