The ‘Cross of Christ’ vs. the ‘Accursed Tree’-Part 1
In this study we will look at the differences between the ‘Cross of Christ’ and the ‘Accursed Tree’ of the Bible. The cross symbol (in various forms) has been used both as a religious symbol and as an ornament from the dawn of man’s civilization. Various objects dating from periods long before the Christian era, have been found marked with crosses of different designs in almost every part of the old world. The cross symbol was found in Scandanavia as the Tau cross symbolized the hammer of the God Thor. In Hinduism, the vertical shaft represents the higher, celestial states of being; the horizontal bar represents the lower, earthly states. The ankh cross and is from Egypt (which is a Tau cross topped by an inverted tear shape.) and is associated with Maat, their Goddess of Truth. It also represents the sexual union of Isis and Osiris. The use of a human effigy on a cross in the form of a scarecrow has been used from ancient times also. In historic times a human would be sacrificed and hung on a cross just the way the many Churches of the Christian religion depicts today. The sacrifice would later be chopped to pieces; his blood and pieces of flesh were widely distributed and buried to encourage crop fertility. The first crucifixion scenes didn’t appear in Christian art until the 7th century by the Catholic Church. The original cross symbol was in the form of a Tau Cross and it was so named because it looked like the letter tau or our letter ‘T ‘. The Catholic Church copied (& later modified) this symbol from the pagan Druids, who made crosses in this form to represent the Tau god. This was done so those that worshipped this pagan god Tau would come into the Catholic Cult.