Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
The Flavian Dynasty
Planting the seeds of astrotheology (“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em“)
20:32 to 21:31 (cut into video for emphasis)
[Josephus] was employed to write the official history that we have. The other histories from this period have been destroyed ruthlessly by the Romans. Josephus tells us this in very chilling passages how the Romans exerted complete control of the literature of this period. There were alternative histories of the Jewish war written. Well the Romans rounded up the writers of those histories and executed them. They rounded up all the copies of those histories and destroyed them. That is to say, they ruthlessly wiped out any alternative history. So that the only history we have is written by Josephus. And let’s remember who Josephus was…chief propagandist of the Flavian Dynasty. He was very very successful. He moved back to Rome. He was given an apartment in the Emperor’s own townhouse. And he was appointed the chronicler of the Roman-Jewish war using Vespasian’s own diaries of the event.
Constantine the Great Railroads Christianity
First let us look at just some of the overwhelming quantity of evidence that Emperor Constantine I was not a Christian and that he had some other purpose in declaring himself to be one.
“In 313 AD, Emperor Constantine declared December 25th to be the birthday of Jesus. This enabled Emperor Constantine to merge the cult of Mithra with that of Christianity that was developing much. He declared himself a Christian but at the same time maintained his ties to the Mithra cult. He retained the title “Pontifus Maximus” the high priest. On his coins were inscribed: “Sol Invicto comiti” which means, committed to the invincible sun. This new blend of the two faiths, he officially proclaimed as Christianity.”
– The Birth of Jesus Christ by Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, professor of New Testament Studies