I am asked many questions on Quora about Christianity, in general, and specifically about the story of Jesus Christ.  Many ask where Jesus is buried, or if one can visit his gravesite.  I am so thrilled to say that NO, you cannot – for His tomb was only borrowed for a few days, and today is empty…  Here’s my response to one of those Quora questions. 

Happy Easter – Christ Is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!


It has struck me often of late that, if you were to visit almost any Catholic Church on earth, as well as many Anglican, United or other traditional mainline churches – you would find images of Jesus Christ proudly displayed in them all, usually displayed in one of three scenes or poses:

  1.  PERPETUAL PAMPERS:  Jesus is often seen as a baby under the age of 1, sitting on His mother’s lap.  Incidentally, only ONE of these works of art is confirmed to be of Mary and the baby Jesus.  Can you tell which one?

(Hint:  It doesn’t matterALL of these images depict Jesus either gesturing a Satanic symbol or with some pagan symbolism, especially the tridents you see above, or the globe in His hand).  It’s outrageous – these images are also believed by some to be Semiramis (the mother) and Nimrod or Baal (the Baby), or other variants of divine feminine and baby, of which there are over a dozen other pairs.  The Devil clearly knew the prophecies of Jesus being born of a Virgin, and so He had false gods coming out of the woodwork, from virtually every major empire or significant culture of the day, including:

VIRGIN MARY

JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God

Semiramis(Goddess Mother or “Queen of Heaven”) (Babel)

Nimrod (Babel)

Ashtarte or Ishtar (Babylon)

(This is where Catholics get EASTER from)

The Winged One or Baal the Sun God (Babylon)

Cybele (Goddess Mother) Asia

Deoius (Asia)

Fortuna (Pagan Rome)

The Boy Jupiter (Pagan Rome)

Isis (The Queen of Heaven) Egypt

Osiris or Horus (Egypt)

Isi (Goddess Mother) India

Iswara (India)

Venus (Rome)

Cupid (Rome)

Ashterath (Phoenicia)

Tammuz (Phoenicia)

Aphrodite (Greece)

Eros (Greece)

Irene (Goddess of Peace) Greece

The Boy Plutus (Greece)

Rhea (Mother of Gods)

Orion (Constellation)

Diana (Ephesian)

Bacchus (God of Party going) of Ancient Greece

Shing Moo (Holy Mother of China)

The Centaur (Greece)

2. 

MILQUETOAST MESSIAH: Who or WHAT is this milk-white-skinned, halo-enhanced, androgynous, suspiciously-transgendered looking creature, that is once again making the Satanic symbol of the trident?  And he looks like he’s wearing lipstick, and what happened to the majority of the beard on his face?  Jesus is often depicted as an adult like this – a weak-kneed pantywaist who looks like he can barely hold up both arms.jesus2

That “sacred heart’ of Jesus doesn’t really relate to Jesus at all.  In fact, if you look above, you’ll see that another Roman deity is also often portrayed as either having a heart or trying to pierce ours with an arrow – on Valentine’s Day.  Yep, Cupid is a false god. And by including this pagan symbol on Jesus as a “sacred heart”, pagans of the Roman world could continue their blasphemous worship of their gods, by dressing up Jesus to look like a Ken doll (that clearly looks like he’d rather be Barbie).

3.

HANGING AROUND:  Most common of all – Jesus is permanently hanging on the Cross in Catholic churches.  Catholic so-called “leadership” wants us to believe that this is a much more spiritual and respectful representation of Christ, than they believe an empty Cross represents – because it apparently “reminds them more of what Christ did for us”.

Which is frankly nonsensical – Christ’s death alone would have done NOTHING for us.  He’d be of no more significance than a dead Mohammad, Buddha or Joseph Smith.  ALL of us die – that’s not an accomplishment – in fact, it’s an incredible DEFEAT when the dead one also happens to be the SON OF GOD, killed by MEN – the Creator killed by His Creation?

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No matter how horrible the death may be, or the noble mission that caused the death to take place – only His Resurrection granted Him (and us) victory over sin, hell, death and the grave.  Which is something that the spirit of antichrist does not want to highlight at all. And contrary to the Exorcist and other related demonic portrayals, the Devil is not afraid of your crucifix.  Holding it up in front of the demon-possessed won’t do any more to move a demon out of a person than holding up your driver’s license would. If the demon puts on a show that he’s being “cast out” – I would be very concerned being that exorcist, because he’s about to get a new demonic tenant living in him.

DEMONS AREN’T AFRAID OF YOUR CRUCIFIX (Sorry!)

Let’s get real for a moment – crucifixes or crosses don’t scare demons – and how DARE Catholics use such a powerful symbol as the Cross as some kind of spiritual lucky rabbit’s foot.  In fact, the horrid practice was spread throughout the world.  If demons are scared of crosses, they sure liked to use them a lot to brutally kill people around the world: 


  • Crucifixion was invented by the Persians in 300-400BC

  • Crucifixion (or impalement), in one form or another, it was used by Carthaginians and Macedonians

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    Alexander the Great is reputed to have crucified 2,000 survivors from his siege of the Phoenician city of Tyre, as well as the doctor who unsuccessfully treated Alexander’s friend Hephaestion. Some historians have also conjectured that Alexander crucified Callisthenes, his official historian and biographer, for writing disparaging things about him.

  • In Carthage, crucifixion was an established mode of execution, which could even be imposed on generals for suffering a major defeat.

  • Romans developed it as a form of capital punishment for serious crimes. The upright wooden cross was the most common technique, and the time victims took to die would depend on how they were crucified.  Historian Josephus stated that the Roman soldiers would amuse themselves by crucifying criminals in different positions.

  • The rebel slave Spartacus and 6,000 of his followers were all crucified along the highways into Rome – to show everyone what happens to traitors.

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    During the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD, it was written that many Jews were crucified to the walls of the city.

  • Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor, abolished crucifixion in the Roman Empire in 337 out of veneration for Jesus Christ, its most famous victim.

Regardless, I believe this is a form of idol worship, for:

  • It obscures the glory of Christ – it hides the fact of His deity, His victory on the Cross, and His present kingdom.

  • It displays His human weakness, while hiding from the viewer His divine strength;

  • It depicts the reality of His pain, but keeps out of our sight the reality of His power.

In all 3 depictions of Christ above, they share one common theme – regardless of which one you’re looking at, Jesus is portrayed as powerless and impotent in all of the scenarios.

  • If Jesus never grows up, then Mary can be (and has been) introduced as a co-mediator to help the little guy out – which is what the Catholics did at Vatican Council II in 1959, bestowing the titles of  Mary as Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix (#62) in official documents.  In its basic definition, a mediator is one who serves as an intermediary between two other parties.  Oftentimes, the mediator assists in reconciling differences and bringing the parties to an understanding.  It’s like Catholics are wanting to intentionally go against the Scriptures, that state, in 1Tim. 2:5: ““For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”

    Co-Redemptrix is also used by some Catholics, referring to Mary’s role in the redemption of all peoples – a highly controversial theology that isn’t official church theology, but still held by millions to be true.  Co-Redemptrix refers to a subordinate but essential participation by the Blessed Virgin Mary in redemption, notably that she gave free consent to giving birth to the Redeemer, which meant sharing his life, suffering, and death, which were redemptive for the world.  That’s like saying Abraham Lincoln’s mom freed the slaves, and Adolf Hitler’s mom was responsible for the Holocaust.  Good or bad, our mothers do not claim responsibility for our actions simply because they may have given birth to us.

Jesus’ death alone on the Cross is not the power behind the story of Easter. Anyone could die on a cross, as calloused as that sounds. In fact, 2 other thieves died on crosses flanking both sides of him that very day.

1 Corinthians 15:3 says:

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried


Now, if we were to note a period (.) after the word “buried”, and that was it – then ladies and gentlemen, you’re serving a dead God in a dead religion. Which, sadly, is where the majority of the world finds itself tonight.

Muhammad, founder of Islam, is dead, and you can visit his grave at the Al Masjid an Nabawi mosque, also known as the Green Dome, in Medina, Saudi Arabia – where he was buried on June 8, 632 AD. They added the mosque over his tomb in 1279 AD.

 

Gautama Buddha is also dead, and his body was cremated in Kushinagar, India around 483 BC, and the relics were placed in monuments or stupas, some of which are believed to have survived until the present. Ramabhar Stupa in Kushinagar was built over a portion of the Buddha’s ashes on the spot where he was cremated by the ancient Malla people.  The cremated remains of what an inscription says is the Buddha, also called Siddhārtha Gautama, have been also discovered in a box in Jingchuan County, China, along with more than 260 Buddhist statues

Cremated Remains of the ‘Buddha’ Discovered in Chinese Village

Confucius is also dead and you can visit his gravesite at the Cemetery of Confucius, in his hometown of Qufu, in Shandong province, China. At his gravesite, where he was buried in 479 BC, today 70 generations of his family are also buried – 100,000 people in all!

 

Gurdwara Kartarpur (meaning “The Abode of God”) was established by Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism in 1522. When Guru Nanak died in 1539, Hindus and Muslims disagreed on how to perform his last rites. A samadhi (according to Hindu tradition) lies in the gurdwara and a grave (according to Muslim traditions) lies on the premises as a reminder of this discord. The gurdwara is located in a small village named Kartarpur on the West bank of the Ravi River in Punjab, Pakistan.

 

 

Taoism was founded by Laozi, the author of the Tao Te Ching, who is very much dead today. According to Taoist legend, Laozi transmitted the Tao Te Ching at the request of a border guard before departing from China (i.e. from known civilization). He is believed to have lived out the rest of his days in communion with Nature. No one knows where he was buried, or even if he was, after he departed to the West from China in 531 BC.

 

Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) is dead, and was buried at the Smith Family Cemetery, Nauvoo, Illinois. After destroying a newspaper that printed negative material about him and his church, Joseph was arrested for “suppression of freedom of the press” and imprisoned at the Carthage Jail. On June 27, 1844, a mob of 200 men stormed the jail where Smith was being held, and murdered Joseph and his brother Hyrum.

The Cave of the Patriarchs is located in the ancient city of Hebron, West Bank, Israel – and is generally considered by Jews, Christians and Muslims to be its spiritual center. All three major Abrahamic world religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) have factions that believe that the compound encloses the burial place of: Adam and Eve; Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Rebekah; Jacob and Leah.

 

The founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) – Mary Baker Eddy – is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after dying on December 3, 1910.

 

 

 

Rev. Sun Myung Moon founded the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, or the Unification Church, in 1954 (also known as the “Moonies”). On September 15, 2012, he was buried at his house in Cheongseongsan, in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

 

On January 24, 1986, L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, died in Creston, San Luis Obispo County, California, and was cremated – his ashes then scattered on the Pacific Ocean, per his wishes. He has a simple gravestone at the family home in Hubbardsville, New York.

 

 

CHRISTIANITY…AND CHRIST…ARE INCOMPARABLE

What sets Christianity apart from all the other religions is that according to 1 Corinthian’s 15:3-4:

:3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4And that he was buried, AND THAT HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY according to the scriptures

That’s the good news, friend! The Gospel, in a nutshell, is forever enshrined in four words:

  • The Cross (Jesus died)
  • The Crypt (Jesus was buried)
  • The Comma (that little punctuation mark that tells us that story didn’t end there, that there was more to come, for on Sunday morning there was
)
  • The Comeback (Jesus kicked the end out of His tomb and rose from the grave, triumphant over Death, sin, sickness, Hell and the grave).

I call on Catholics around the world to take our Saviour down from the Cross.  To leave Him there is blasphemous and depraved – it acknowledges His Death without His Resurrection – meaning He is NOT GOD and has no power to forgive sins, set us free or give us eternal life.

There is no greater testimony of the power of God today than an EMPTY Cross and an EMPTY TOMB – For He is not on it or in it any longer, nor did it have power over Him.  He cried from the Cross: “IT IS FINISHED” not “I AM Finished”.

Take Him down off the Cross, off His mother’s lap – and out of the tranny make-up bag.

I echo the powerful words of Alfred H. Ackley – credited with writing 1500 hymns, gospel songs and children’s songs – but likely his most famous is also his most powerful:

“I serve a risen Savior

He’s in the world today.

I know that He is living,

Whatever men may say.

I see His hand of mercy;

I hear His voice of cheer;

and just the time I need Him

He’s always near.

He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!

He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.

He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!

You ask me how I know He lives?

He lives within my heart!’

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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted: April 19, 2019
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Written by Shawn Jorgensen

©2014-2019 Calling Out Community / CallOut Films. Ready and Steady... ‘Til He Comesℱ Shawn Jorgensen is Founding Editor and Senior Producer of the Calling Out Community and CallOut Films - a counter-culture collective of Christian conservatives utilizing every social media tool possible to communicate the truths about God, His created universe and mankind that the Devil and liberal Left individuals, corporations, governments and mainstream media outlets don’t want you to hear.

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