Black Spirituality Religion : The One-God Concept of the Ancient Egyptians of Africa

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    From the attributes of God set forth in Egyptian texts of all periods, the eminent Egyptologists, Drs. H. Brugsch and E. de Rouge, have come to the opinion that the dwellers of the Nile Valley – from earliest times – knew and worshipped one God; nameless, incomprehensible, and eternal...

    In 1860 de Rouge wrote:

    “The unity of a supreme and self-existent being, his eternity, his almightiness and external reproduction thereby as God; the immortality of the soul, completed by the dogma of punishments and rewards: such is the sublime and persistent base which, notwithstanding all deviations and all mythological embellishments, must secure for the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians a most honorable place among the religions of antiquity.”

    Nine years later he developed this view, and discussed the difficulty of reconciling the belief in the unity of God with the polytheism which existed in Egypt from the earliest times, and he repeated his conviction that the Egyptians believed in a self-existent God who was One Being, who had created man, and who had endowed him with an immortal soul...

    In fact, Dr. de Rouge amplifies what the famous French Egyptologist Champollion wrote in 1839:

    “The Egyptian religion is a pure monotheism, which manifested itself externally by a symbolic polytheism.”

    M. Pierret, in his book, The Egyptian Pantheon, adopts the view that the texts show us that the Egyptians believed in One Infinite and Eternal God who was without a second, and he repeats Champollion’s dictum. But the most ardent supporter of the monotheistic theory is Dr. Brugsch, who has collected a number of striking passages from the texts, one of which is The Egyptian Book of the Dead, the holy book of the ancient Egyptians...

    It was written circa 1500 BC, but historians say there are texts which are known to have existed in revised editions and to have been in use among the ancient Egyptians as early as 4500 BC, some 5,000 years before the advent of Christianity. A profound excerpt from one of the passages reads as follows:

    “God is one and alone, and none other existeth with Him – God is the One, the One who hath made all things – God is a spirit, a hidden spirit, the spirit of spirits, the great spirit of the Egyptians, the Divine spirit – God is from the beginning, and He hath been from the beginning...

    He hath existed from old and was when nothing else had being. He existed when nothing else existed, and what existeth He created after He had come into being...

    He is the Father of beginnings – God is the Eternal One, He is eternal and infinite and endureth forever, and yes – God is hidden and no man knoweth His form. No man hath been able to seek out His likeness; He is hidden to the gods and men, and He is a mystery unto His creatures...

    No man knoweth how to know Him – His name remaineth hidden; His name is a mystery unto His children. His names are innumerable; they are manifold and none knoweth their number...

    God is truth and He feedeth thereon. He is the king of truth, and He hath established the Earth thereupon – God is life and through Him only man liveth. He giveth life to man, He breatheth the breath of life into his nostrils – God is father and mother, the father of fathers and the mother of mothers. He begetteth, but was never begotten; He produceth, but was never produced; He begat himself and produced himself. He createth, but was never created; He is the maker of His own form and the fashioner of His own body.

    God Himself is existence, He endureth without increase or diminution, He multiplieth Himself millions of times, and He is manifold in forms and in numbers – God hath made the Universe, and He created all that therein is; He is the Creator of what is in this world, and of what was, of what is, and of what shall be. He is the Creator of the Heavens, and of the Earth, and of the deep, and of the water, and of the mountains.

    God hath stretched out the Heavens and founded the Earth – what His heart conceived straightway came to pass, and when He hath spoken, it cometh to pass and endureth forever – God is the father of the gods; He fashioned men and formed the gods – God is merciful unto those who reverence Him, and He heareth him that calleth upon Him. God knoweth him that acknowledges Him; He rewardeth him that serveth Him, and He protecteth him that followeth Him.”

    (The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani, transliteration and translation by E.A. Wallis Budge, pp. xcii-xciii)

    This profound passage, written thousands of years before the advent of Christianity, proves – beyond a doubt – that the ancient Egyptians of Africa believed in a self-existent God who was One Being; who created man and endowed him with an immortal soul...
     
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    great job on the research. The Christians try to say they didn't steal from the Egyptians because they had many gods. This assumption is absurb.
     
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    Thank you AACOOLDRE, and your comment is on point...
     
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    This is proof-positive of the fact that it was the Black man who first came up with the concept of God...
     
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    The Ancient Egyptian Concept of God:

    "God is one and alone, and none other existeth with Him – God is the One, the One who hath made all things – God is a spirit, a hidden spirit, the spirit of spirits, the great spirit of the Egyptians, the Divine spirit – God is from the beginning, and He hath been from the beginning.

    He hath existed from old and was when nothing else had being. He existed when nothing else existed, and what existeth He created after He had come into being.

    He is the Father of beginnings – God is the Eternal One, He is eternal and infinite and endureth forever, and yes – God is hidden and no man knoweth His form. No man hath been able to seek out His likeness; He is hidden to the gods and men, and He is a mystery unto His creatures.

    No man knoweth how to know Him – His name remaineth hidden; His name is a mystery unto His children. His names are innumerable; they are manifold and none knoweth their number.

    God is truth and He feedeth thereon. He is the king of truth, and He hath established the Earth thereupon – God is life and through Him only man liveth. He giveth life to man, He breatheth the breath of life into his nostrils – God is father and mother, the father of fathers and the mother of mothers. He begetteth, but was never begotten; He produceth, but was never produced; He begat himself and produced himself. He createth, but was never created; He is the maker of His own form and the fashioner of His own body.

    God Himself is existence, He endureth without increase or diminution, He multiplieth Himself millions of times, and He is manifold in forms and in numbers – God hath made the Universe, and He created all that therein is; He is the Creator of what is in this world, and of what was, of what is, and of what shall be. He is the Creator of the Heavens, and of the Earth, and of the deep, and of the water, and of the mountains.

    God hath stretched out the Heavens and founded the Earth – what His heart conceived straightway came to pass, and when He hath spoken, it cometh to pass and endureth forever – God is the father of the gods; He fashioned men and formed the gods – God is merciful unto those who reverence Him, and He heareth him that calleth upon Him. God knoweth him that acknowledges Him; He rewardeth him that serveth Him, and He protecteth him that followeth Him."

    (This is by far the best definition of God that I have ever read.)
     
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    Personally, I like what I read about the ancient Egyptian concept of God. Is this text inscribed somewhere or is it a summation of an opinion from someone's research of ancient Egyptian culture? Is this the foundation of all religious dogmas?
     
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    It is found in The Egyptian Book of the Dead, which was the bible of the ancient Egyptians...
     
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    Thank you for the info.... :)
     
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    You're quite welcome, Queen...
     
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    There is texts refering to god as the "one, one".
     
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