BIBLE SCHOLAR JOSEPH ATWILL IN HIS BOOK ‘CAESAR’S MESSIAH’ ARGUES THAT JESUS WAS A MYTH CREATED BY THE ROMANS TO KEEP THE JEWS PACIFIED AND PAYING TAXES by Geoffrey Grider for Now The End Begins
As Joseph Atwill presents in Caesar’s Messiah, the Flavian Roman imperial family created Christianity to pacify the militaristic opposition to their rule. Even more incredibly, they placed a literary satire within the Gospels to mark their handiwork. This symbolic framework is the hidden history of Western civilization. In his follow-up book, Shakespeare’s Secret Messiah, Atwill shows how this typology was understood and employed by Marlowe and Shakespeare, and what it means for the future of the Christian world.
Christianity is a baseless religion that was designed by the Roman empire to justify slavery and pacify the citizens, according to controversial Biblical scholar Joseph Atwill.
I usually get in trouble when I am speaking without a filter, so I will say this as charitably as I can. There is not on this earth anywhere a dumber group of people than those select individuals that call themselves ‘bible scholars’. Whenever one of those special people open their mouths, it is a near guarantee that what is about to come out of that mouth is the rank heresy of the educated atheist. With that, let’s say hello to bible scholar Joseph Atwill, he was written an entire book called ‘Caesar’s Messiah’ that “exposes the greatest secret in world history’ that Jesus of Nazareth was a ‘creation of the Roman government’ designed to keep the Jews pacified and paying taxes. 🤔
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” 2 Peter 3:3-7 (KJV)
The very premise of ‘Caesar’s Messiah’ is so categorically stupid that I almost didn’t want to take the time to write an article refuting it. You don’t argue with people who claim that gravity doesn’t exist, or people who think the earth is flat, why would you want to waste your precious time doing that? But this ‘scholar’ taking a swipe at my Saviour cannot go unanswered, I value far too much the precious Blood that was shed to buy my pardon to not step in and say something.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:6,7 (KJV)
So let’s answer a fool according to his folly, shall we? For starters, Atwill conveniently neglects nearly a thousand years of Old Testament prophecies regarding the then-coming Messiah with over 300 prophecies that were fulfilled with 100% accuracy with the birth and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. The vast bulk of that prophecy was written hundreds of years before Rome ever even existed as a world power. Second, there is the personal and first-hand testimony of hundreds of witnesses regarding Jesus and the miracles He performed. Third, if Jesus was simply a “roman creation” would the Roman government then made themselves look so foolish as to allow Him to rise from the dead on the third day? I mean, how hard is it to keep a mythical corpse in a tomb? Yet, Rome had some massive egg on their faces on that first Resurrection Morning.