I think there would be less Atheist and Agnostic if the Real Jesus is the Jesus most of the Christian knew today. Why? Because most unbelievers like to point out the similarity of Jesus life to that of Mithra, a Sun Deity. Therefore, the outsiders consider Christianity as a copycat from Mithraic Religion. In fact, the popular Jesus Christ people recognized today was a mixture of many other pagan and heathen gods.
Yes! There are plenty of obvious similarity because the Jesus most Christian knew was a fabricated Christ. Shocked? You should be.
The Jesus Christ the world knew today was an integrated Roman Sun Worship with that of Constantine's Christianity.
The re-packaging of Jesus was perpetuated by the Roman Catholic Church to easily convince the pagan Roman citizen to the New official Religion of the King. Constantine even paraded the cross (which he claim was the same cross where Jesus actually hung) around the city of Rome to proclaim his faith in Jesus.
But did Constantine really convert to Christianity?
That is something only the heart of Constantine can answer. What I do know is that the early Christians mistrust the conversion of Rome. Most of them went into hiding and secretly observe breaking of bread in the name of Jesus as the Roman falsely accused of being a secret "cult".
But why would the early Christians mistrust the New Church?
As you can see, The papacy thought it would be easier for Romans of that day to accept Jesus if they can draw similarity to an already existing faith...BUT to early Christians it is unacceptable.
They are not happy about it. The Christian did not rejoice over their triumph. No longer will they be fed to the lion or torture to death. They can now freely practice their faith but why they doubt their government?
FROM SUN TO SON
They saw nothing change. They just replace the name of Jesus Christ but still practice the Mithraic rituals of Sun worships.
Pagan Rome worship on SUNday so they have to tweak some minor detail and instead of Sabbath day, they made the Resurrection of Christ on Sunday Morning.
WHAT REALLY HAPPEN DURING THE FIRST HOLY WEEK
Here's how the lie was done to fit the SUNday resurrection.
Have you ever wonder that if Jesus really died on Friday and rose on Sunday morning, then it would make up only One and a Half Day in total?
Then, Jesus must be kidding when the Scribes and Pharisee asked for a sign to proved He was the Messiah (Matthew 12:39). Jesus replied that the sign would be like that of the prophet Jonah. "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." (verse 40)
Jesus did not said, two night and one day.
The two nights of course would just be a 24 hour period from Friday night to Saturday night. Or maybe it was not a literal 72 hour period after all. Well, the Devil is very good in alibi...reasoning that a part of a day can therefore be reckoned as a whole day.
Let's check the detail how it was recorded by the Gospel writer.Maybe we can uncover the real story of how Jesus' words were fulfilled precisely as 3 days and 3 nights. If not, then Jesus did not pay in full the price for our sin but just some part of it.
On Luke chapter 23: 46-53 we can read the hasty burial of Jesus because of the oncoming Sabbath day that began at sundown. Let us focus on Verse 54 "That day was the preparation and the Sabbath drew near."
Many have assumed that it is the weekly Sabbath mentioned here. So Jesus was crucified and died on Friday afternoon. BUT let us also check another record from John. I want you to pay a closer look on this Sabbath...
John 19:31 King James Version (KJV)
31The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
A High-day Sabbath, The New International Version call this a "Special Sabbath" it is God's annual high day or Sabbath Holy day (Exodus 12:16-17; Leviticus 23:6-7) it could fall on any day of the week. Therefore the Sabbath mentioned was the first day of Unleavened Bread Feast (Wednesday sunset to Thursday Sunset) since Luke 23:56 shows that the women, after seeing Christ's body being laid in the tomb just before sunset "returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils" for the final preparation of the body.
Such work would not have been done on a Sabbath day since it would be a violation of the Sabbath. Mark 16:1 verify these when it said "Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices (which they would not have purchased on the High-day Sabbath) that they might come and anoint Him".
They have to wait for the High Day Sabbath to be over before they can go to the market and buy spices and oils to be prepared, and then WAIT for the Weekly Sabbath and "rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment " (Luke 23:56).
We can see that there were actually two Sabbaths on that week. The Annual High Day Sabbath (that could fall on any day) which starts at Wednesday sunset to Thursday; and the Weekly Sabbath.
That on A.D. 31...Wednesday around 3 PM during the Day of Preparation before a High Day Sabbath (Feast of Unleavened Bread) our Lord Jesus Christ died via the extreme penalty of death.
And on Saturday around Sunset Jesus Christ rose from the grave.
WHY NOT SUNDAY MORNING?
John 20:1 "The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre."
While it was dark on the first day of the week (Sunday) Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and found the stone rolled away and the tomb was empty. So when Mary reach the place Jesus had long been resurrected. Now, if Jesus resurrected Sunday morning then it would be overdue and another night is added.
We can be assured that Jesus paid the price in full by the length of His entombment and that Jesus gave as proof that He was indeed the Messiah.
THE CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION CHART
Jesus Christ and the disciple ate an evening Passover meal (Pascha). Betrayed by Judas, arrested during the night and brought before the High Priest. (Matthew 26)
Jesus Brought to Pilate, the Roman Governor, and was then sentence to die. Around 3:00PM he died. (Matthew 27) This was incidentally the preparation day for the annual Sabbath (which begun at sunset) not the weekly Sabbath. (Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:31) Jesus body was placed in the tomb just before sunset (Matthew 27:57-60)
This was the High Day Sabbath, the First day of Feast of Unleavened Bread (John 19:31; Leviticus 23:4-7) It is described as the day after the day of Preparation (Matthew 27:62)
The High Sabbath now past, the women bought and prepared the spices for anointing Jesus body, before resting for the weekly Sabbath which begun on Friday sunset (Mark 6:1; Luke 23:56)
The women rested on the Sabbath day, according to the fourth commandment (Luke 23:56; Exodus 20:8-11) Jesus rose near sunset exactly three days and three nights after burial. Fulfilling the sign of Jonah.
The women brought the spices early in the morning while it was still dark (Luke 24:1; John 20:1) finding that Jesus had already risen (Matthew 28:1-6; Mark 16:2-6; Luke 24:2-3; John 20:1) He did not rise on Sunday morning but near sunset the day before, from the exact time he was buried at the "heart of the earth".
The Crafty and Deception:
By removing into focus the High Day Sabbath, the Papacy was able to convert the Resurrection of Jesus Christ into a SUNday Worship borrowed from Mithraic sun-worshipers.
Now it is No wonder why the rest of the world still wait for the coming Messiah...to the Christian who knew His word, He has already Risen.
This is also in response to those Atheist and Agnostic who had been complaining the pagan similarity of Christianity.
If you want to learn more about the Real Jesus, you can check my blog The Armor of God...it also discuss how Lent and Easter has nothing to do whatsoever with Christianity.
STOP the Character Assassination you had been doing against Jesus Christ and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.