Dear Dr. Hagins,
Thank you for the work that you have undertaken to educate the people of our community about their history and heritage. Although I do not embrace many of the tenets that you advanced last night, I would much rather see our young men aspire to be like Imhotep, Khufu, Ramses or Amenhotep III than to be standing on the corner grabbing their crotches. This letter is what I trust will be a reasonable and well thought out response to your lecture last night at Everlasting Life. I rarely take the time to offer a written reply to the critics of Christianity; however, you did “challenge” your audience that anyone who could provide irrefutable evidence that your criticisms of Christianity were unfounded would receive a 20-year expense endowment from you. Please be advised that it is my desire to defend my faith that is my motivation for answering you and not the endowment.
First, it struck me as odd that one who grew up Pentecostal would make light of my acknowledgment that I had been baptized in Jesus’ Name and had received the gift of the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gave me the utterance. Now Dr. Hagins, it is impossible to deny any experience: attending school; lecturing on a subject on a specific date; getting married; or receiving the Holy Ghost, and if you had ever received the “authentic” gift of the Holy Ghost, your spirit would bear witness to the truth. To follow the theme of your lecture on the Origins of Christianity, I am aware that a counterfeit gift of the Holy Ghost virtually reigns supreme in Western Christendom today, and perhaps you saw too much of that erroneous expression of spirituality in your youth.
In 1967 a handful of sincere Catholics were looking for a spiritual renewal during a retreat, and they claimed to have experienced the “indwelling” of the Holy Spirit with the outward expression of speaking in tongues. It was not long afterwards that the Catholic Church assigned a Cardinal to oversee this phenomenon, eventually diluting the true experience of the early Catholic Charismatics and sabotaging the entire movement. However, the impact of the Charismatics can still be felt today as many sincere, but naïve Christians have not received the gift of the Holy Ghost, but are under the convincing allusion that they have, because they have worked up some type of babble. This is in no means to make light of my brothers and sisters in spirit, but to demonstrate the far-reaching deception of the purveyors of religious dogma.
The spiritual renewal movement in the Western World is light-years away from the apostolic experience on the Day of Pentecost in
You spoke in a satirical way of Christians “living by faith,” but aren’t you also “living by faith” when you declare that Christianity has its origins in Kemetic teachings? You said something last night that suggests that you are/were a law enforcement officer, so I am certain that you are acutely aware of the need to have a “chain of custody” to properly manage evidence. Therefore, unless you can demonstrate a chain of custody from the moment that the evidence you use to buttress your lecture was either uttered or written, aren’t you subjecting yourself to his-story as well?
Notwithstanding the monuments of human ingenuity that have been left behind by the ancient Egyptians, isn’t all history a tale that is sown by someone; whether it is true or false? It was not until the early 20th Century when Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamen’s burial chamber that his name began its ascent from the precipice of oblivion. Who erased King Tut from history? Was it not the very men who you honor as custodians of truth?! And if these men erased King Tut, couldn’t their predecessors/successors in spirit have erased Moses from the kingdom, or Cain from the kingdom, or Nimrod from the kingdom, or any other great Hebrew patriarch?
As I announced last night, I do not practice the form of Christianity that has been handed down by the Western Theologian. I practice the form of Christianity that originated in
Your lecture seemed to focus on the narrow teachings of Western Theology and not Christianity. There is a distinction; however, since I do not want this letter to dissolve into the trigger point for a theological debate, I will end it by reconciling the greatest contrast in the Christian, Holy Writ. I believe that the story of Moses; the true story, fuses much of what you said last night with a spiritual understanding that has been virtually wiped out in the Western World.
I’m certain as a former Christian you know the Biblical story of Moses, and how when God enlisted him to confront Pharaoh, he gave various excuses why he was not the proper candidate and one of the reasons that he gave was that he was slow of speech and of a slow tongue (see Exodus 4:10). However, you may not be aware that the Scripture also declares that “…Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds (Acts , emphasis mine).” Why the apparent paradox? On one hand the Scripture teaches that Moses was mighty in words (as it relates to Egyptian wisdom); however, on the other hand, his testimony is that he was slow of speech. The answer lies in our understanding that the ancient Egyptians had a secret school of wisdom, which Moses was an initiate of.
When Yahweh called Moses out of the burning bush, this was his first encounter with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and he was obviously unaware of His ability. However, being raised in Pharaoh’s house and becoming a member of the inner circle of wisdom in
After angering the Lord with excuses of why he could not confront Pharaoh, God told him that Aaron would be his spokesman. However, it is clear that Moses was fearful of Pharaoh and was attempting to hedge his bets that perhaps Pharaoh was a mightier god than Jehovah. However, as we observe Moses’ confidence build in God after watching Him perform alchemical conversions that were beyond the Egyptian, master magicians’ abilities, he began to do most of the talking before Pharaoh; almost boastful. As you would say Dr. Hagins, “This is deep.”
As you urged your audience to consider those things that are laid before us that are outside the boundaries of what we’ve been taught, I pray that you will also heed those words and consider my response. As I was departing last night, I had to assure three or four of the brothers that I was not offended at all by what you taught, because frankly, in the microscopic blur between fine-lines, much of what you said is correct. Yes, I understand that there has been a theft of knowledge from the first discoverers and inventors of human ingenuity by the Western World; however, I also understand their motive for the pilferage. In fact, why do you think that
Hitler taught the custodians of civilization that the best place to hide something is in plain view, and give it the widest broadcast, because the bigger the lie, the easier it will be to get the people to embrace. The Bible is the best selling book of all time, and its truth is readily available to billions of people across the globe; however, the Western World has controlled its interpretation for more than 1,700 years, leaving the people to grope in darkness. And therein lies the greatest deception of all time.
This has been respectfully submitted with an earnest desire that we both may know and understand the truth, and if you have time to respond, I would greatly appreciate it.
David R. Tolsonwww.theflawlessplan.blogspot.com
p.s. Some believe that the remnants of Solomon’s Temple lie beneath the Western Wall, while others believe that it is situated under the more easterly hills which form the Dome of the Rock. Either way, neither the Jews nor Muslims will permit any archeological digs near those holy sites. And in regard to your query regarding the location of the Ark of the Covenant, I ask this question: Where are the jewelry and the battle accoutrements that King Tut was wearing when he fell from his horse in 1323 B.C.?