It’s totally amazing what you can find in some places. This is a true rarity!
You might find this symbol in lots of churches or other buildings outside, but not inside. Obelisks are normally built in front of churches – especially facilities built with a dome type roof – which have a purpose that I will mention later in this post. Obelisks are commonly found in older cemeteries. As a tomb, they were one of the cheapest and most popular options. However some were requested by the dearly departed to have as a symbol of their beliefs in pagan sun worship.
To understand why obelisks are so important and controversial as a symbol, we have to go back in history to see that obelisk are a symbol of a phallus – penis.
— The Obelisk Legend —
“In ancient times, the Obelisk represented the god Osiris’ “missing” male organ, which Isis was not able to find after her husband/brother was slain and chopped into fourteen pieces by Seth. Isis replaced the missing organ with an Obelisk and magically impregnated herself with Horus, the resurrected Osiris. This legend formed the core of Egyptian cosmology and was fantastically venerated on the most imposing scale throughout all of Egypt by towering Obelisks, including at Karnak where the upright Obelisks (of Osiris) were “vitalized” or “stimulated” from the energy of the masturbatory Sun god Ra shining down upon them. Modern people, especially in America, may view these symbols as profane or pornographic, but they were in fact ritualized objects the ancients believed could produce tangible reactions, properties, or “manifestations” within the material world. The Obelisk and Dome as imitations of the deities’ male and female reproductive organs could, through government representation, invoke into existence the being or beings symbolized by them. This is why inside the temple or Dome, temple prostitutes representing the human manifestation of the goddess were also available for ritual sex as a form of imitative magic… Through such imitative sex, the Dome and Obelisk became “energy receivers” capable of assimilating Ra’s essence from the rays of the sun, which in turn drew forth the “seed” of the underworld Osiris. The seed of the dead deity would, according to the supernaturalism, transmit upward from out of the underworld through the base (testes) of the Obelisk and magically ejaculate from the tower’s head into the womb (Dome) of Isis. In this way, Osiris could be “born again” or reincarnated as Horus over and over…” – by Dr. Thomas R. Horn
Question… Do you feel comfortable with phallic symbols decorating your country, cities, and homes (a souvenir from Egypt)? I don’t think so. It sounds like a crazy idea, but unfortunately its true. Many famous places have built or transported (from other places; like Egypt) obelisks and treat them as pillars of remembrance for events that have occurred in a countries around the world.
One of the best examples is the obelisk in New York City’s Central Park. It is 3,500 years old, and was brought from Egypt in 1880. What is worth mentioning, is that the city had a parade of 9,000 freemasons to welcome the object. It’s name is also very interesting – “Cleopatra’s Needle.”!
The important question we need to ask is, why do political, religious, and governmental institutions chose this symbol over another? Why does the Vatican City chose an obelisk in the center of St. Peter’s Square (which by the way, is in the middle of an 8 spoked solar wheel), and not for example, a big cross or statue of Jesus Christ? Why does Washington D.C. chose an obelisk as the tallest symbol in the city, and not for example, the tallest flag pole flying the largest American flag on it? As many questions as one can ask, there are just as many versions of answers available.
Quite a clear answer can be found in the Bible. If the USA or the Vatican City claim to be built on God’s values and laws, then they contradict themselves by utilizing those pillars for their main landmarks.
What does God tell us to do with these pillars in the Bible?
He is very clear in the 10 Commandments. We can definitely see here that God hates those images.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
2 Kings 10:25-26
25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.
26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them.
2 Kings 10:26 (The Amplified Version)
They brought out the pillars (or) obelisks of the house of Baal and burned to them.
It is extremely ironic that this symbol that God so vehemently hates is built inside of a Lutheran church that believes in the very same God as the one mentioned in scripture. Personally, this is not an attack on the Lutheran church. I just would like to know if we reading the same Bible?
I will definitely come back to this church in my future articles. There is so much more you’ve got to see!