CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY
Courtesy of LOOK UP (Australia)
CHRISTIANITY originated in Palestine, and when the centre of activity moved from that land, it did not go to Rome but, hundreds of years before there was a Pope at Rome, it was transferred to the Isles of the North and West by Joseph of Arimathea and those who fled from Jerusalem and Palestine to escape persecution. They established the first church in the British Isles - only a few years after the crucifixion - at Glastonbury England.
Furthermore, we seriously question if the Apostle Peter ever visited Rome, for he was an apostle to Babylon (see I Peter 5:13) where, in his time, many Israelites were dwelling. There Peter no doubt suffered his martyrdom by being crucified. Paul went to Rome and there is abundant evidence that on one of his missionary journeys, he also visited London where, from Ludgate Hill, he preached the Gospel. If Peter had been in Rome, Paul would certainly not have failed to include him in his greetings to the friends there. His very silence indicates that Peter was where he declares that he was in his Epistle - at Babylon. The claim of the sacred heritage of apostolic descent is hardly sustained in the lack of all evidence that Peter ever was at Rome.
In spite of all this, and despite the fundamental fact that missionaries, from Rome admittedly found a strong flourishing Christian Church in the British Isles, established centuries before their arrival, many continue to erroneously repeat the statement that Rome brought Christianity to the Isles. That city; once the centre of the pagan Roman Empire, is now the centre of the Papacy - a powerful politico-ecclesiastical organisation - but never has it been the centre of true Christianity from whence the House of Israel. theAnglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples, received the Gospel.
When God called Israel to be His servant, He saw to it that His Gospel, which Israel was to transmit, was taken directly to the Isles by the disciples of our Lord. His people Israel received their commission directly from Jerusalem, not by way of Rome, regardless of the claims of Rome and of those who accept those claims as true!
Jesus commissioned His disciples to "go unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel” and He constituted them the lightbearers of the Gospel to His people. When He said to the Jews, “The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof” it was to the House of Israel that the disciples carried the message and to Israel that the transfer of the Kingdom was made. The company of disciples and believers who, with Joseph of Arimathea, established the first Christian church in the Isles, were instruments in the hand of the Lord in accomplishing the transfer directly from Eastminster (Jerusalem) to Westminster in the Isles of the Sea north and west of Palestine.
Our Lord did not wait hundreds of years, as taught by Rome, before giving Israel the glad tidings of their redemption, but sent the disciples directly to the Isles with the message of the Gospel. The conversion of England to Christianity is given in the Encyclopedia Britannica as taking place between AD. 597 and 686 but the following inscription in the Church of St Peter- Upon-Cornhill, London, England, is evidence that there was a flourishing Christian church in the Isles long before the Church of Rome was able to send emissaries to Britain - which it did not do until AD. 597 when Pope Gregory the Great sent a mission to England headed by Augustine,who landed at Ebbsfleet in that year. Note this inscription carefully and mark the date:
"Bee it known to all men that in the year of Our Lord God 179, Lucives. the first Christian king of this Land, thencalled Britaine, founded ye first Church in London. that is to say, ye Church of St Peter-Upon-Cornehill and hee founded there an Archbishop’s See and made that Church ye Metropolitane and Chiefe Church of this kingdome and so it endured ye Space of 400 years and more, unto the coming of St Avstin the Apostle of England, the which was sent into this land by St Gregorie, ye Doctor of ye Church, in the Time of King Ethelbert and then was the Archbishop's See and Pall removed from ye said Church of St Peter-Upon-Cornehill unto Dorobernia that now is called Canterburie and there it remaineth to this day and Millet, a monke which came into this land with St Avstin, hee was made the first Bishop of London and his See was in Paul’s Church and this Lucives king was the first founder of St Peter’s Church upon Cornehill and Hee reigned king in this land after Brute 1245 yeares and in the yeares of our Lord God 124, Lucives was crowned king and hee was buried (After some Chronicles hee was buried at Gloucester in that Place where ye order of St Francis standeth now)."
It is interesting to note the reference to Brute, or Brutus, who came to London after the destruction of Troy for he was also of Israel stock.
No nation, or city, outside of Israel’s lands can rightly lay claim to being the true seat of Christianity. It is only logical to recognise that the origin of the Christian Church was in Palestine - where Jesus Christ lived and completed His work as the Redeemer of Israel and Saviour of the world. When the Gospel activities were transferred from that land, they went to another Israel land - to the Isles of the Sea. When the People of the Book recognise this, abundant light will be shed on their history and destiny.
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