The Sun is the greater ruler of the day according to Genesis 1 , with the moon coming in as a lesser light. For when God created the earth he divided his creation into the rulers and the ruled.The Sun has been idolized in Ancient Religions and that idolatry also permeated into the church.
Through our pictorial study of crosses and the last article on this topic we found how the veneration of the physical of visible cross to obtain power or good omen during wars is enshrined in most Christianity today.
The Celtic Cross is the home of the marriage of Paganism and Christianity as pagans in Western Europe , like their Egyptian counterparts in Africa worshiped in the sun and this why Dec 25 and Easter time were important dates in the Pagan calendar because they had to do with the sun’s behavior of going south and coming North.
So as to make Christianity understandable in the Celtic world, the evangelists of that time connected Jesus to the Sun thus many converts would easily shift to Christianity.
However , the Celtic cross , or sun cross existed even before Christianity as crosses were akin to poles and was actually a Roman object used to punish criminals.
Facts about the Sun and its Use in the Life of Society
1. The Sun is round in shape liken it to the Head ,
an external body part that is round like the sun .Hence the Sun is a Head …Notice how crowns and victor’s laurels are round like the sun because there are placed on the head which is round .Yet placing those objects on the head signify authority and victory or glory.
2. The Sun gives Light . Light is used to make food crops grow and people to walk about and work as at night it is impossible to work without light.
3. The Sun gives Heat hence Fire . This is the purifying character of the sun or heat as when it is hot our bodies remove sweat which is dirt from our bodies and the sun ‘s heat heats up water bodies to bring rain that cleanses the land.
4.The Sun tells the time.This is why all clocks in the world are tuned to the sun and look like the sun , round with 12 time slots that form 360 degrees which is a circle .
We thus have circles of a minute , hour, day , week, month years all BECAUSE OF THE SUN just as the Bible said the Sun will tell the time and seasons together with the moon and stars.
5.The Sun shows Direction …Like other heavenly bodies , compass directions have been determined by the sun’s direction .The word East and West only existed after the Sun ‘s existence and people noticed that time was not directionless .Hence our compass today is also round .
Looking at the compass one sees that the Cross is a Compass when the Sun is a Compass as the Compass is round, 360 degrees.
Despite all these benefits of the sun , the sun being a creature should not be worshiped , only the Creator God should be worshiped.But due to God being invisible and men’ natural inclination to the visible, people opt to worship what they see because it requires no faith or hope.
Hence Sun worship was very easy in Pagan societies and later on Christianity returned to its pagan roots of worshiping the visible.
In relation to other occult shapes, the Sun’s round shape is one with the Triangle which is sued to represent stars. Three (Triangle ) is One ( Circle ), Four (Cross/Compass NEWS) is One (Sun)
So Christians wrongly baptised the Pagan Cross as Christian and as you will see below the Nato , Knights of Malta cross, TBN , cross and other crosses are Celtic Crosses or Sun crosses.
compiled by Arthur Owiti