Prostitution stands for Paganism
Astonishingly to many people who have never read the Bible there is a surprisingly large amount of prostitution and other deviant sexual behaviors going on. Many have said that the Bible is one of the dirtiest books to survive from antiquity. Since very little has survived from antiquity, that is of an erotic nature that seems to be an unwarranted charge. These materials rarely survive as there is always some prudish person who out of guilt or shame has burned or otherwise destroyed these materials so mostly no one else thinks badly of their deceased relative, who had secretly collected these things. However the Bible is scared and no matter how prudish a person may be, those portions that are questionable cannot be destroyed because of their inviolable status.
They exist because they are there to teach what is wrong.
Now these things happened to them as a warning, but they were written down for our instruction, upon whom the end of the ages has come. 1Cor. 10:11
Most of what is written on this blog is about the hidden love song that runs through the Bible. The wonder of the seven tones that repeat over and over in perfect octaves. The passages we are going to look at here stand in perfect discord and disharmony with the seven tones. They are the six tone song of the whore.
We human were created in the image of God and our relationship with our spouse is supposed to represent God’s love for us. Anything that mares that image is unfaithfulness to God as well as our spouses, and is presented in Scripture as prostitution, whoredom, or harlotry, depending on your translation. All of these sexual deviant happenings are in the Bible as illustrations of that marred image. For when this image of love is marred it leads to prostitution, both physical and spiritual.
In Hebrew there are two words for prostitute, zonah which is an ordinary prostitute, or a woman who sells her body for material goods.
Then there is kedeshah which is the word for holy kedosh in a feminine form. The kedeshah were temple prostitutes or the holy or set apart for the god or goddess. This form of prostitution was forbidden by God. There were also Male cult Prostitutes: Six times these men are mentioned in the Old Testament. However translators clearly have a problem with this one word. The King James translates it as sodomizes. What was going on the 1611 that the translators of the KJV did this, we cannot determine. There is no way they could be mislead as to what the Hebrew means. For the word is Kedeshim, which is simple the wrong vowels attached to the word for holy ones or Kodoshim. (This is not uncommon in Hebrew, as the vowels are taken from the Hebrew word besheth, or shame and attached to words or put into words e.g. Mephibosheth, Molech. The wooden translation is therefore the shameful priests or abominable ones.
“There shall be no cult prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a cult prostitute of the sons of Israel. Deut. 23:17
. . . and there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 1Kings 14:24
He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. 1 Kings 15:12
And the remnant of the male cult prostitutes who remained in the days of his father Asa, he exterminated from the land. 1 Kings 22:46
And he broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes which were in the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah. 2 Kings 23:7
They die in youth, and their life ends in shame (cult prostitution). Job 36:14
I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot, nor your brides when they commit adultery; for the men themselves go aside with harlots, and sacrifice with cult prostitutes, and a people without understanding shall come to ruin. Hos. 4:14
In the New Testament there is a word for the male prostitutes of the pagan temples. The wages of a dog, refers to these male cult prostitution. These transvestite priest were performers and dancers as well as providing patrons of the gods with their favors.
Look out for the dogs, look out for the evil-workers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. Phil. 3:2
Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and every one who loves and practices falsehood. Rev. 22:15
In most of the cultures of the world it is the female form that is the encapsulation of earthly beauty. She is made to inspire man with wonder and awe. The delights she offers him remind him of and drive him to seek the lost Paradise, the place were all was peace and harmony, back in that long lost garden. However all this has been lost and erased from the world but not our collective memories. There was no way back.
From the time of Adam and Eve, all men knew that a redeemer was coming, and that He would be of the “seed of woman”. So naturally there was great speculation from the dawn of time as how this was to be accomplished. Over the millennia expectations where invented. Cults both pagan and divine were looking for this redeemer. At some point unknown to the historians the Alamot were formed to look for and help enable this great event. They danced a dance of fertility, one that would strengthen the muscles used in childbirth. They danced in both pagan and the Divine temples. [Ps 46]
However as one pagan religion after another claimed the redeemer had already come in the form of their pagan gods, the dances, the rites, and the rituals changed from celebrating what might be, to reenacting what they believed was. In this the pagan’s could not conceived of a virgin birth, so their goddess was impregnated by some god, but in a miraculous way, because just as universal as the birth of the redeemer god is the myth that the father of the redeemer was already dead. The great mother goddess of the fertility cults was celebrated everywhere as the mother of the redeemer.
The ancient pagans held these women in high regard. However as Christianity brought the true redeemer these women were put out of their temples and the Alamot became nothing more than temple prostitutes without a temple, and as the temples have disappeared, so they became just plain ordinary cabaret dancers and prostitutes.
Further because men were not needed directly in this child’s coming, the men were not needed in the natural way. So if they wished to serve the goddess they would need to leave what is natural for as Paul put it for what is unnatural
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. Rom. 1:26-27
The Bible itself has scant information about these cults, and as cultures came under the influence Christianity and lot of this kind of information was destroyed. However we do know that fertility cults were almost universal. For this was the point of a lot of the Mystery Religions. They were teaching that we are all worshiping the same gods under different names. So the mixing of religions was the norm. Only when these pagan cultures ran into post exile Jews and later the Christians were there people who refuse to worship any other but the one true God.
The Goddess Cybele has some surviving information.
Cybele was the goddess of nature and fertility. Because Cybele presided over mountains and fortresses, her crown was in the form of a city wall. The cult of Cybele was directed by eunuch priests called Corybantes, who led the faithful in orgiastic rites accompanied by wild cries and the frenzied music of flutes, drums, and cymbals. Her annual spring festival celebrated the death and resurrection of her beloved Attis. Her Greek mythology counterpart was Rhea.” Cybele: by Dr Anthony E. Smart “The god of fortresses”
The Galli or Corybantes were the eunuch i.e. self castrated priests in identification with the Phrygian goddess Cybele. They became a hierophant, a person who brings religious congregates into the presence of that which is deemed holy. (See also: Galli )
As our culture returns to our pagan roots. Turning away from true science and embracing evolution and global warming. More and more they are worshiping man and the mother earth goddess again. However the Bible makes it quite clear that we are not to mix the pagan with the divine and hope to be able to touch the true Divine.
We must keep our faith pure simple and Biblical. Throw away anything from a pagan source. There is a prevalent teaching that all must be dissuaded from, that God’s people cannot be lead astray. If this were the case why do the following verses exist.
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two shall become one flesh.” 1Cor. 6:15-16
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; Rev. 18:4