Before Abraham…

The history of the Egyptian sphinx has much to offer about the time before Abraham, that directly ties to eternal salvation. Archeologists examined the sphinx and made their guess, …but geologists tell a different storyline. Likewise, perhaps we too can see a different storyline than the one fed by vain traditions of unbelief. In the end, you will see that the objective for Zion is far more than merely being a people united in a peaceful environment, void of aggressive animals. Then we might finally understand the atonement and the potential for men to know that ye are gods.

History of the Sphinx: Archeologists take evidences found, and recreate what they think happened in the past, which has led the idea that the sphinx was built as old as 3,000 BC. However, geology is an earth study of how rocks are formed and weatherd over time. Geologists studies of the weathering of the sphinx dates the original construction to as far back as 12,000 BC, …more than 10,000 years before the time of Abraham (about 1,800 BC), making the Sphinx ancient, even at the time of Abraham.

Pyramids also date back as far as the sphinx. Archeologists thought that pyramids were built as tombs. Egyptologists later discovered that none of the pyramids were built as tombs. The word Pyramid is surprisingly a Greek word. Pyramidos- meaning fire in the middle, is like a pillar of fire. The pyramids were never tombs. Rather, they were built for ceremonial rituals, for pillars of fire from the heavens, to enter there. It’s location and orientation were intentional (like temples), to follow the patterns of the stars. The pyramids at Giza (from an airplane view) form the formation of the constelation of Orion. To the Egyptians the constelation of Orion was named Osiris, who is the person of Jehovah before coming to earth for his mortal ministry (Jehovah in the heavens and Christ in his mortal ministry).

What does the pyramid and stars have to do with the sphinx? In ancient Egyt, the stars taught men what their focus ought to be on. Egyptians knew, what was done in heaven was to be maintianed on earth, in order to keep open a heavenly conduit, or contact to the heavens. Any change would sever the connection to the heavens and leave us wandering on earth (wanderers and sojourners). When the sun rose through the constellation of Taurus (the bull), the proper sacrifice on earth was a calf. During the time that the sun rose through the constellation of Airies (the ram or lamb), Moses instructed the children of Israel to offer up a lamb so that they could receive the protection of the heavens. But what constellation did the sun rise through at the time of the building of the sphinx and the pyramids? Well, the sphinx has the head of a pharaoh, placed on “a lion’s body.” That should give it away, …the sun rose through the constelation of Leo (the lion). This connects the pyramids at Giza, the constellations of the stars in the heavens, and the sphinx to a time before the Egyptians of Abraham, …and before the flood.

The Civilization of Zp.tpy: The shabako stone in Egypt tells of an even more ancient civilization, they called zp.tpy (pronounced zep-teppy). Some historians called this civilization Atlantis. In this ancient civilization, men mingled with gods, in oneness. Men were given ordinances to protect them in the presence of gods, ..who were of a far greater light than men. The ordinances were given to progressively make men one with the gods. The purpose of the at-one-ment was so that men could connect to the gods and gradually increase their light, until they became gods themselves.

The records of this ancient civilization was stored on writings, preserved in the pyramid at Giza. At around 4,000 BC, King Shabako searched and found this ancient writing. Seeing the value of reconnecting his people with the ancient fathers, or the gods, King Shabako had the writings carved into stone. The Shabako stone is one of the oldest of records available today. The content of it’s message is to reconnect men to the heavens. This is the purpose of turning hearts to the fathers, and building Zion.

A Greater Purpose for Zion: Zion is far more than an earthly people, being united in a peaceful environment, without aggressive animals. It was an offering from God to make us a god, by mingling men with the gods, so that all men were tied to the creation equally. this environment put men and animals at peace, as all worked toward their salvation. Malachi tries teaching this principle, and Moroni reiterates it when he visited Joseph Smith. They taught that the hearts of the children shall turn to the Fathers, or that the hearts of the children shall turn to the promises made to the Fathers. The idea of finding salvation by seeking out our dead ancestors, is opposed to the idea of finding salvation by connecting to Fathers, who mingled themselves with gods, or who became gods.

Ordinances were intended to ready men to enter into the presence of gods, to obtain further light, and further truth. When performed correctly (with understanding), these ordinances gave men a protection from being burned by the light of the gods. Thus allowing men to mingle with gods and gleen from them wisdom and knowledge.

Ordinance rituals performed, without understanding, have made men (in the flesh) view themselves to be gods, who can now offer salvation to their kindred dead. Our modern temples and ordinances have given the saints license, and the impression that they have salvation and can save the dead! Since we have a ritual, we think we own salvation. Our temple ordinances ought to point our minds to tying into the heavens. It was tying into the gods of the heavens, that offers men salvation and eternal life. Atonement, is God’s offering man an increase in their light and knowledge, by conversing and associating with real Fathers, and eventually becoming one with Christ and the Father.

John 14:16-18, 20, 21, 23

“16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you anotherComforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17. Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

18. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

20. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

21. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

23. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Zion is about an abode with the Father and the Son. That abode is the point of the atonement. It is an offering of an association of men and gods, a reflection of an ancient civilization zp.tpy. Christ’s visitation is not a tourist attraction. It is for Christ to prepare to make His abode with you. That is far more than the modern view of being Zion.

Conclusion: The book of Moses and the book of Abraham is a throwback to the time where gods associated with men in oneness, on the earth. Ours is to be gods. That is what the words of Christ is trying to offer.

But, if we continue to read them out of context, and through the eyes of our current world, we will continue to treat light the offering of holiness. We will continue to see our ordinances as our opportunity to save our kindred dead. We will continue to see our institution as a garunteed salvation. We will see our  membership, current temple recommends and ceremonial clothing as the source of power to become gods.

Wipe your slaight clear. Refresh your pallet. Start anew. Repent! Feast upon the words of Christ, and you will find that the truth is what sets you free.


6 thoughts on “Before Abraham…

  1. 16 Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

    17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets. I am not come to destroy but to fulfill;

    Ancient is good to know. Present is good to DO. Christ came to fulfill the law. So our job is to let our light so shine before men that they may SEE our GOOD WORKS and GLORIFY our Father who is in heaven.
    Love Mom

    • Not sure what you are saying. This doesn’t much seem to connect with the topic, unless you’re stating that what was in the past is in the past. If that’s the case, remember, the covenants we receive today is only offered to us because of the Fathers of the past. It was a promise made to them, that we are offered to receive them. That is the reason we are instructed to turn our hearts to the fathers.

      We often try to justify our position by selling fruit. We say look how red we are, look at the sheen of my skin. We also shine lights on it, and put it in fancy baskets. But what you see isn’t always what you get. Where are the good works that produce the kind of fruit that scriptures describe: White above all that is white, pure above all that is pure, sweet above all that is sweet. If this is not what you have to offer, than your fruit is bitter, and your branch is being prepared for burning. However, you are still given time to get your moisture from the roots (the word), to stop producing bitter fruit, and bring forth sweet fruit. It is surely your choice. You are a free agent just the same.


      • Hmmm….I wonder if Simon Peter knew this. Or Matthew. Or any of the apostles that Christ called. I wonder if they knew all of what you are saying that will cause them to obtain white above all that is white, pure above all that is pure, sweet above all that is sweet….Did they do what they did to get? or did they do what they did to serve?

        • Simon Peter was given experiences that completely changed his point of view. Prior to those experiences, Peter was told by Christ that he was of little faith. But after the resurrection, Peter became significantly greater than he had ever been before. So, doing to get vs. doing to serve, isn’t what was on the table for Simon Peter. What was on the table was, Simon Peter was given knowledge from the Lord. As his knowledge base increased in the short ministry of Christ, Simon Peter was able to offer up sacrifices appropriately. Finally, after the atonement, where Peter was in the garden of Gethsemane (as he was on the mount of transfiguration), and upon seeing the resurrected Savior, …then he was able to do 100x more than he has ever done. Serving, for the goodness of serving, without understanding, has no ability to endure. That’s why home teaching, visit teaching, family home evening, family scripture study, personal scripture study, etc. goes incomplete, is inconsistent (at best), and gifts of the spirit goes unobtained.

  2. Thanks for the article. It was an interesting read, but you need to tie in your original thesis of the history of the Sphix (the Lion with the man’s head atop) directly to how it applies to our eternal salvation. I’m having a hard time making the connection.

    Here’s what I’m getting…the Sphinx is tied to the concept of Zion (somehow) via an ancient civilization zp.tpy/Atlantis. But what is the tie? The Shabako stone, which was found near the ancient pyramids of Egypt?

    Sorry, but for someone who has studied ancient near-eastern history and been to Egypt, I’m having a hard time connecting all the dots. The article and the concepts of unbelief surrounding our reconnection with the Gods (Elohim plural) and establishment of Zion are very articulate…just trying to tie the Sphinx in the article.

    • Chris,
      The tie in with the sphinx, stars and the pyramid is the connection between what we are being instructed to sacrifice (sphinx), where the instructions come from (stars), and the temple which teaches ordinances for a civilization of Zion to dwell once again with the gods. In the article, I recognized that detailing each aspect would require far too much depth, so I was not able to discuss each one. My focus was on reshaping an old paradigm, focused on using the atonement to forgive sins, rather than the atonement to increase our ability to be in the presenceo f light, and to accumulate greater light.

      We must be able to return to the stars, know the proper sacrifice, and have on earth what is in heaven. I know I have not been looking heavenward for solutions as I should. This concept has given me a completely new paradigm to think through. When we think of Zion in the eyes of traditions, we almost always see a well tuned business, running most efficiently, under the most trustworthy of officers. However, a zion meant to dwell with gods of higher order is quite different than merely a peaceful work environment.

      Not sure if that makes sense. But …there you go!

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