BORN IN IRAQ AND IRAN
OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
FROM IRAQ AND IRAN
Three monumental events that impact the origin of Christianity had their origin under very strange circumstances in Iraq and Iran.
The Bible is the source of all of this very strange information I will present to you.
THE THREE MONUMENTAL EVENTS
1. The rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem
2. The publishing of the Law Of God in Israel
3. The announcement of Jesus as king.
1. THE REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
Bible Ezra Chapter 1 Verse 2 (Note: In those times Iran was known as Persia) Cyrus king of Persia (Iran) says:
The Lord God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and has charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem which is in Judah.
So here is the Bible saying that God, has given the leader of Iran, the job of building the temple in Jerusalem.
In Isaiah 45:1 it says that God holds Cyrus right hand.
In other words God has exalted the leader of Iran.
WHO WAS THIS KING CYRUS?
He was the king of Persia which is present day Iran.
He was a follower of the God Ahura Mazda.
So his God was Ahura Mazda, and his prophet was Zoroaster.
This means that the construction of the temple in Jerusalem was ordered by Ahura Mazda who spoke through the prophet Zoroaster.
Ahura Mazda Zoroaster
THE PLOT THICKENS
1. BRINGING THE LAW OF GOD TO ISRAEL
Bible 2nd Kings Chapter 22: King Josiah asks his assistant Shappan to do an audit in the temple concerning offerings. The audit is carried out by Hilkia who finds a document among the papers titled "the book of the law".
So we have a simple business operation here.
Auditing the books.
But one of the books found is the book of the law.
Hilkia who was doing the audit goes into shock because no one had any idea that any such thing as the book of the law existed.
He takes it to King Josiah. King Josiah goes crazy because no one was ever doing anything that the law stated.
That means for over 800 years, none of the "Children of Israel" had any idea there was such a law.
ENTER THE FORTUNE TELLER "HULDAH"
King Josiah takes the document to a fortune teller by the name of Huldah.
She says that everyone is going to be in big trouble because this is the authentic law.
ENTER A NEW PARTICIPANT "EZRA"
Ezra Announcing The Law
Ezra lives in Babylon (present day Iraq) and Persia (present day Iran).
He is the grandson of the fellow who found the law in the back of the temple, Hilkiah.
ENTER A NEW KING OF PERSIA/IRAN
NAMED KING ARTAXERXES
Artaxerxes King of Persia/Iran orders Ezra of Iraq and Iran to re write the law and to take it to Israel and make sure it is obeyed.
Keep in mind, King Artaxerxes is also a follower of the God Ahura Mazda and the prophet Zoroaster.
It is under the authority of the God Ahura Mazda and the prophet Zoroaster that the law is taken from Persia/Iran to Israel and becomes divine law.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF JESUS AS KING
The Magi come to visit Jesus, as we all know from the Christmas story.
Guess where the Magi came from.
Who is the chief of the tribe of Magi?
He tells them they will find the boy kings sign in the constellation Virgo
THE LAW, THE TEMPLE, THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF JESUS
IT ALL CAME THROUGH IRAQ/IRAN
THROUGH THE GOD AHURA MAZDA AND THE PROPHET ZOROASTER