Skull and Crossbones in Trinitatis Church – Copenhagen, Denmark

Skull and Crossbones
There are so many stories about this symbol and such a wide variety of sources that tell us why this symbols is used.  Some sources say that in ancient times it didn’t necessarily have a negative connotation.  It was a reminder that this life was not eternal, but provided hope for what was to come once this life was over.   Other sources say it was a symbol that helped warriors prepare for battle.
I cannot go the the Bible as a source, for as far as I know it says nothing about it. 
 
Skull and crossbones are typically famous for being a  symbol of pirates. The Pirate Captain Society, also known as ‘The Order of Death’ was a society that targeted human beings and of course plundered ships. It is worth mentioning that many of the templars of the 13th century who were ‘kings of the seas’ were pirates as well as a heroes who believed in one God.  Oh templars… What a mess.  Templars were one of the earliest groups that used the skull and bones as a symbol, and trust me there are some sick stories behind it.  One such alleged story tells of the burial of a templar’s lover being buried alive, and later dug out to conceive a child … No further comments.  Templars were connected to the Jesuit Order.  Jesuits supposedly swear their oath upon the skull and bones symbol.  Google that oath for yourself, and you will be surprised to find what they swear to do.  History tells us about the Templars being a part of creating the Jesuit Order.  Also this famous Jesuit oath was sworn upon that symbol.
 
The symbol of the skull and crossbones was also used on the uniforms of nazis in World War II, which I believe to be connected to Freemasonry. Which I will address in further detail in a future post.
Moving on to more recent times, there are many conspiracies about the secret society called Skull and Bones and how the Bush family overtook the world by setting the scene for the New World Order (NWO).  As a logo, it is almost everywhere now.  From clothing, furniture, souvenirs, music albums, tattoos, to toxic liquids, and churches.  That’s how much the world uses this symbol these days.  It makes me wonder what people who fought or lived through World War II might think when they see this nazi symbol on their next generation’s clothing or tattooed bodies.  I imagine it to be a pretty sad, constant reminder of that horror.
 
So where do we go for the real origin of the skull and bones symbol?  Well, there is one particular symbol that looks similar to the skull with a X underneath it and is much, much older than the skull and bones we all are familiar with.
 
As it often does, this pagan symbol comes from Egypt and you can even find it in ancient Mesopotamia.  You might not know the name of the  symbol, but you have definitely seen the sign on many occasions.  It is one of the main Christian symbols representing Christ now, but unfortunately this symbol was used much earlier than Christ’s birth.  There is a lot of evidence for this symbol to have been found in 2500 B.C. in Sumeria. It was a combination of two signs that were symbols of Sun worship.  It is called Chi-rho.
Chi Rho
So what does Chi-Rho mean?
The symbol Chi-Rho has a combination of two Greek letters: chi – X and rho – P.
“Chi” means: great fire, light, shining;
“Rho” – P, means Pater or Patah which is “Father”.
When we put the two together we get, Great Fire Father, or Father Light, Shining Father  I would love to say that this is about our God YHVH, but unfortunately it was a symbol worshiped by people who worshiped the Sun and not our God.  I would like to go little further with that thought and tell you that since “P” stands for Pater or Patah, those two are very close to one of the Egyptians gods named Ptah. There are some who suggest that Ra was replaced with the Greek god Zeus, who was then overshadowed by the Roman god Jupiter and later on, Jupiter was overshadowed by Saint Peter?  I have to say that this is a very plausible theory, and one which I believe to be true.  I also believe that it has everything to do with the writing from the Bible telling us about the star falling from the heaven, that later is called Satan.

Revelation 9:1

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.


 

Many would ask how can I connect all these gods together?  Well, its pretty simple.  Look up the history and the symbolism of all of these idols and you will find out that their origin is the same, except the One.

For many different countries this fallen angel has different names, but he is still the same idol that wants nothing more than to take you away from the one true God.  He is a jealous, fallen angel that fell from heaven and he will do everything in his power to get to you to bow down in your weaknesses.

In Lebanon he was called Baal, in Greece he was called Zeus, in Rome he was called Jupiter, in Egypt he was called Ra in India he was called Vishnu, in Mexico he was called Teotl, in Scandinavia he was called Odin.  Though he has a different name in every single region of the Earth he is not the one who made the heavens.


1 Chronicles 16:26

For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.


 

To sum it up, this is the question I always will come back to: “What this symbol is doing in the church of the followers of Jesus Christ?”  Why is it engraved into the floor in front of the altar situated towards the east of the church (the direction not approved by God)?

 


 Ezekiel 8:16-18

16  And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

17  Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.

18  Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.


 

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