What happens to People who have never heard about Jesus, and did Christianity Borrow from Pagan Religions?
What happens after death to people who have never heard about Jesus, and did Christianity Borrow from Other Religions? Unlike previous answers to this question, the true answer is shocking and fair. In the original languages of the Bible, letters also serve as numbers. Words in the Bible also have a double meaning, a literal and symbolic one. When the symbolic meaning of words in the Bible is properly decoded, hidden messages emerge from the text concerning the resurrection of the dead and the story of the sacred king, the story of Jesus and Satan found in Revelation 12. The symbolic meaning of each word should never change. This encrypted language is also found in seemingly all other mythic traditions. In these traditions, the symbolic meanings of the words and the encoded messages that are conveyed are the same as that found in the Bible. This fact implies a common divine origin to all the various mythical traditions of the world. The discovery of this encoded language now offers a new and much more sensible answer to two of Christianity’s most difficult questions: “What happens to spirits after death that have never heard about Jesus, and did Christianity copy from pagan religions?”
The following has been gathered from the study of thousands of ancient myths and customs from every corner of the globe. These conclusions compliment the entirety of the Bible seemingly without contradiction.
What happens to People who have never heard about Jesus, and did Christianity Borrow from Pagan Religions?
Though seemingly unrelated, both questions are answered with the same general information. Anyone who has read even the smallest portions of the Bible knows that the Bible can be very difficult to understand. This is because throughout the Gospels, Jesus rarely speaks literally. Instead, he almost exclusively teaches in parables. Parables are symbolic stories similar to allegories. In Matthew 13:10, the disciples ask Jesus, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” Jesus responds in Matthew 13:11-13 by saying, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. . . . This is why I speak to them in parables: ‘Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.’” Concerning important issues, Jesus often spoke literally; but when speaking about almost everything else, like the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, Jesus spoke cryptically.
The secretive tone of the Gospels is mirrored throughout the Old Testament as well. Not only did the prophets, like Jesus, speak almost entirely in allegory, hidden within the Law of Moses are prophecies concerning the future Messiah and his kingdom obscured in symbolism. In Matthew 5:17, Jesus declares, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law and the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” In the quote above, Jesus explicitly reveals the fact that the Law of Moses is largely a series of prophetic customs. The most obvious of these prophetic customs concerns the daily sacrifice, a ceremony ultimately pointing to the sacrificial death of the Messiah. Even the Books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel , 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther and Job are all rich in allegory.
The Bible was originally written in Hebrew and Greek. Interestingly in both languages many letters double as numbers. In English numbers are represented with Arabic numerals; however, in Hebrew and Greek some letters act as both letters and numbers. This double meaning does not end there. In the Bible many words also have two meanings: one literal and one symbolic. In Revelation 17:15 an angel helps John to understand the vision he is given concerning the whore of Babylon by saying, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.” Here water is both a liquid and a symbol of the “peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.” Another example of this dual meaning is found in Daniel 7:23-24. In these two verses, an angel again aids in decoding a vision by saying that the fourth beast is a fourth kingdom and the ten horns are ten kings. Above are just a few examples in which the Bible explicitly provides its readers with the symbolic meaning of three words frequently used in this sacred text.
Though there are several instances in which the Bible explicitly provides the symbolic meaning of some words, there are a multitude of examples in which the symbolic secondary meaning of many words is clearly provided in the context in which it is used. One obvious example is mountain. Jeremiah 51:24-25 reads, “‘Before your eyes I will repay Babylon and all who live in Babylonia for all the wrong they have done in Zion,’ declares the LORD. ‘I am against you, O destroying mountain . . .” In these two verses, one can clearly see that mountain represents a kingdom or city. In v. 25 it represents the kingdom of Babylon which had devastated Judah in the sixth century B.C. Another obvious example is clothing. In 1 Kings 11:29-37, the Prophet Ahijah tore a garment into twelve pieces. He then instructed Jeroboam the future king of Israel to take ten pieces saying, “See, I am going to tear the kingdom out of Solomon’s hand and give you ten tribes.”[i] Shortly thereafter Jeroboam ruled over ten out of the twelve tribes of Israel. Here one can easily see that the garment torn into twelve pieces represents a kingdom; here it represents the kingdom of Israel with its twelve tribes.
Not only is the symbolic meaning of mountain and garment clear from the context, you might have also noticed that both mountain and garment mean the same thing: kingdom. The Bible is actually a code, but in most cases it is a relatively easy code to break. The majority of words that have double meanings represent a king and/or a kingdom. When the symbolic meaning of a word is correctly identified, seemingly every instance in which this word appears in the Bible, it should consistently convey its symbolic meaning coherently with the other literal and symbolic words in its immediate context. In other words, the symbolic meaning should not change. Every time mountain or garment appears in the Bible, there should be a symbolic message about a kingdom of some kind. What is interesting about this encoded language is that it is not just found in the Bible.
While perusing the religious customs of other ancient cultures, one will immediately see strong similarities between the religious practices of all ancient people across the globe from Native Americans to Aborigines to ancient Egyptians. The similarities do not end there, religious beliefs concerning gods and culture heroes are just as similar. There are a very high percentage of motifs (thematic elements of a story) that recur on a global scale. For example, in Exodus 17:5-6, Moses strikes a rock with his staff and water pours out. This is a common motif in Indonesia. Lumawig and Balituk are two examples of Indonesian culture heroes who strike a large rock causing water to pour out in response to the thirst of their companions.[ii] In Genesis 1:2 the spirit of God moves over the waters before the creation of heaven and earth. This portion of the creation narrative found in Genesis 1 is similar to many creation accounts scattered throughout the ancient world. The Mandan tribe, a Native American tribe that ended up at a reservation at Fort Berthold, has an interesting variant: Rather than hovering over the waters as God does in Genesis 1:2, the creator walks on water in order to create the earth by drawing the earth out of the sea.[iii] This method of creation breathes meaning into Matthew 14:25-32. When Jesus walks on water in these vs. it would seem that this act may have also been a creation metaphor pointing to the creation of a new heaven and earth as predicted in 2 Peter 3:13. The flood motif is also very common throughout the world; and the dying, resurrecting god or culture hero is found in perhaps all ancient cultures, though it is often hidden in symbolism.
Why are the motifs found in the Bible scattered so abundantly and so randomly throughout the world? Perhaps these motifs and customs were copied from culture to culture? However, evidence of copying is often hard to establish since cultures with similar myths, motifs and religious customs are often separated by language barriers, vast oceans and/or great stretches of land. Perhaps there is another explanation to account for these similarities? I believe the answer lies in the encoded language of the Bible.
As stated above, after having successfully decoded many of the words found in the Bible that have dual meanings interesting encoded messages surface. The most common of these messages seem to point to the story of the sacred king and the resurrection of the dead. A textbook example of the story of the sacred king is found in Revelation 12. Here Jesus, the sacred king, supplants his rival, the tanist. The tanist is the devil. It has long been known that this basic story is present in some variation all over the world. But just how often this story appears whether in its entirety or in some fragment is only now just being realized. When substituting the encoded meanings of the symbolic words found in the Bible in ancient myths throughout the world around 40%-90% of all myths will reveal the story of the sacred king whether fragmented or in its entirety. In other words, the symbolic secondary meanings of code words remain the same in all mythical traditions, including the Bible, as do their encoded messages. It appears that all the different gods throughout the world seem to represent either Jesus, the sacred king, or Satan, the tanist, while all female deities seem to represent their kingdoms whether in heaven, on earth or in Hades. The fact that there is a consistent encoded language found in seemingly all ancient myth-based cultures points strongly to the divine inspiration of these mythic traditions. Despite frequent literal divergences between these different religions, the fact that these differing myths and customs can be decoded to present the same underlying secret messages not only explains the random and widespread dispersion of Biblical motifs, it also answers many questions: some old and some new.
Did Christianity borrow from pagan religions? The multi-faceted similarities between Christianity and seemingly all pagan religions need no longer be explained by mutual plagiarism. They all appear to be different manifestations of the same religion obscured by literal divergences that hide an underlying unity–like one religion wearing many different masks.
Are those who have never heard about Jesus judged differently by God when they die? The answer is now obvious. God judges all equally. Because Christianity is just one form of many divinely inspired religions, all people are judged the same. Throughout history, Jesus Christ, the sacred king, has been known by many names. Individual devotion to the Messiah or the sacred king, is what is important, not the specific name given to the deity.
If the Bible says that Jesus is the way to the Father, why do so many people who have had near-death experiences testify to having been told by the being of light that growing in love and knowledge is what is most important, not the specific religion to which one is devoted. Again the answer is the same. Jesus is the sacred king. He is therefore present in all mythic traditions. The one true religion has taken on many different forms, but at its root is always ultimately the same.
The conclusions presented in the essay above are the result of the study of thousands of myths all over the word. In the next few years, I will be developing a website. Here I will decode many of the myths throughout the world using this universal code in order to unveil the story of the sacred king.
[i] 1 Kings 11:31.
[ii] W. J. Perry, The Megalithic Culture of Indonesia, (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1918), 66.
[iii] The creation account in which God creates the earth by walking on water was an ancient Mandan belief. The Mandans were a Native American tribe. (Barbara C. Sproul, Primal Myths: Creation Myths around the World, (New York: HarperOne, 1991), 248-249.)