Is The Great Pyramid An Altar To God?



The Great Pyramid has come to our attention from various newsletters. Their stand is that the Great Pyramid is sacred relative to Christianity.

According to one teacher the assumption that the Great Pyramid is the foundation of the world is built on one Scripture Isaiah 40:12 "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

The pyramids are Egyptian tombs. Some teach that the pyramid is the foundation of the earth because the intelligence behind the construction is unsurpassed and was here thousands of years ago. The pyramids where constructed in Moses's day. The pyramids were built on the backs of Hebrews in bondage in Egypt. How could the pyramid be the altar of God as some say because it is mathematically perfect. It would be documented in the Scriptures if it were God's altar. Logically that would mean the space program should be revered because to laymen it is a miracle and is based on mathematical calculations and precision.

The Great Pyramid is one of the seven wonders of the world that cannot be explained but I do not consider that proof of God. That places God into the realm of being a unit of intelligence that philosophers' use as their basis for evolution. What the pyramid does reveal is that there was more intelligence and knowledge on earth thousands of years ago than there is today.


The Bible Describes God's Altar
In the Old Testament, in Genesis 8:20 Noah built "an altar unto the LORD" and the number given to explain what "altar" means in the Hebrew language is 4196 'Mizbeach'; and is a place of sacrifice. The term is mostly used in the Pentateuch and in other historical books. Altars were made of stone, wood or bronze. Noah, Isaac and Jacob all built altars. Building an altar ratified agreements. God told Moses that His only altar would be associated with the Tabernacle.

Exodus 29:44-46 "And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest's office. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God." This Scripture was fulfilled. God dwelt on earth protected by the children of Israel.

The pyramid does not fit into the Old Testament as an altar of God for various reasons. Exodus 30:1-6 And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it. A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same. And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about. And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal. And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.

Revelation 21:3-4 and I heard a great voice out of the heaven, saying, `Lo, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will tabernacle with them, and they shall be His peoples, and God Himself shall be with them--their God, and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and the death shall not be any more, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor shall there be any more pain, because the first things did go away.'

Leviticus 26:12-13 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

Exodus 38:1-2 And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof. And he made the horns thereof on the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of the same: and he overlaid it with brass. Exodus 39:38 And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door.


Unauthorized Altars


There were unauthorized and forbidden altars to false gods such as pillars (used in the Masonic religion, the obelisks and the two pillars). Exodus 34:13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:. High places also used for altars. 2 Kings 23:15 Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.

The sons of Israel apostatized by becoming deeply involved in pagan sacrifices on Canaanite altars at the high places. Leviticus 17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations. Numbers 25:2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

Judges 6:30 Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the grove that was by it.

Baal was the chief god of the Cananites and God's answer to that was in 2 Kings 10:27-28 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day. Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel..

Baal is described in the Hebrew Lexical Aid as master, lord, possessor, husband, citizen, burgess, inhabitant, and Baal (a Canaanite god). The word is used as an idiom to indicate mastery or ownership. Baal, who was also called Haddu or Hadad allegedly gave a sweet rain and revived vegetation each spring. Droughts indicated that he was either dead or temporarily captive. However when he came back, the fields, flocks and families flourished. He was also considered to be war god who consorted with Anat (Astarte), The people were taught to act out a magical ritual of sacred marriage in order to insure the fertility of the earth. Cultic objects on the scene were exaggerated models, sexual models. The worship of Baal (the sun god) included sexual orgies, with homosexuality (1 Kings 14:24), and even child sacrifice (Jeremiah 19:5).

Because of the pervasive influence of the powerful storm and feritlity god. Baal, the names of many people and places contain this word. Baal-zebub (2 Kings 1:2), lord of lies, was a parody on his name. The sons of Israel fell into the sin of this local cult (Judg. 2:11; 6:25). Baal worship became the official state religion of the northern kingdom (1 Kgs.16:31) However, Elijah and Elisha demonstrated that fire, rain, food, children, and resurrection were traceable to God, not Baal. The Book of Hosea describes the tantalizing, titillating character of Baal worship. Unfortunately, it even influenced the Southern Kingdom (2 Kings 11:18) and, in spite of Josiah's reforms, eventually resulted in Israel's exile. (2 Kings 17:16)

Baal (sun) worship is what Masonry, Mormonism and the New Age, etc.. is based on. The obelisk symbolizes the altar to Baal workship. Even the Vatican is built around an authentic imported Egyptian obelisk. Think, where do you see obelisks elsewhere. Most capital cities in the United States and many old cemeteries display them. In cities you will find them somewhere around governmental buildings which should tell you something about us being a Christian nation. Why are the obelisks not replaced by crosses? A ridiculous question isn't it.

Jacob's Pillar of Stone


In Genesis 28 we have the beginning of swearing an oath, making vows by a pillar of stone which Jacob called God's house.

The Hebrew word for pillar is described the number 4678 'Matstseveth' depicting something stationary, a monumental stone, a monument, a pillar; a column, a statue of (of idols); a stump, a trunk, a stock or stem (of a tree). Genesis 35:14-15 And Jacob setteth up a standing pillar in the place where He hath spoken with him, a standing pillar of stone, and he poureth on it an oblation, and he poureth on it oil; and Jacob calleth the name of the place where God spake with him Bethel. Genesis 35:20 and Jacob setteth up a standing pillar over her grave; which is the standing pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.


The Stone That Could Hear


The word pillar was not used later on. In Joshua 24:24-28 And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey. So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God. So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.

Joahua used a great stone that could hear what was being said. Who was Joshua referring to there? He was saying that Jesus heard everything they promised to do. Why do I say that? In the New Testament Jesus is referred to as 1 Corinthians 10:4 ".. did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." Hebrews 9:11 "But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building." The Great Pyramid was built by Hebrews who are human beings.

Hebrews 9:14-16 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.