Evidence of Christ in Tulum
And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. Luke 24:36-40
Tulum is one of the most intriguing and mysterious of all Mayan cities. In fact, it is not a city at all but a temple complex devoted to the teaching and worship of the Descending God. Within the walls of Tulum, artifacts have been found dating back to the first century AD, a stele exists which dates to the fifth century AD, while much of the architecture dates to the 12th century AD. In addition, the surrounding areas clearly show occupation from as early as the 3rd Century BC (or what we call the Preclassic period of the Maya).
Tulum and the Descending God
Tulum is the home of the Descending God. The Descending God has been so named by the archaeological community because he is always shown with his feet
in the air as if he is descending from the sky. Many people, including anthropologists, archaeologists and guides have erroneously stated that the
Descending God is only found in Tulum. This has been done out of ignorance – or in some cases, a simple desire to skirt the entire issue of the
Descending God and what he potentially represents.
If Christ, having been resurrected, descended from heaven to visit the Maya, He would have come in great glory, and the event would have been so
singular that its depiction would have been repeated over and over throughout the Mayan world. This is what we see with the Descending God. Rather than
being a God only seen in Tulum, we have found that there is no other Mayan deity as prevalent throughout the width and breadth of the Mayan world as the
Descending God. Over and over again he is shown in the attitude of descending from the heavens.
In Tulum, we find that the Temple of the Inscriptions was built to teach all people that the Descending God was and is the supreme God of all gods
and that all things are subject to him. The murals inside the temple tell the story of three men who may have been responsible for the building of the
temple complex. In these murals, the three are portrayed as seers, possibly living in a physical state between life and death. The outside of the Temple
of the Descending God bears symbolism that represents the Descending God as the light and life of the world and that he is the living water and light
of the sun. The murals inside the temple, which have great need of restoration, show scenes that depict both heaven and earth – and perhaps creation.
Chichen Itza a Wonder of the World
The City of Kukulkan, the God of the Feathered Serpent
If you come to Mexico, add an incredible touch of culture. Take some time to visit one of the most amazing archaeological sites in Mexico:
Chichen Itza (at the mouth of the well of the Itza). It is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. At the ruins of Chichen Itza, you can
visit magnificent temples such as the Kukulcan Pyramid and the Ball Game. Chichen Itza is an ancient city built by the Mayan civilization. The ancient
city of Chichen Itza, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, was founded in the year 514 BC and was considered the capital of the Mayan
civilization. You shouldn’t miss this tour when coming to Mexico!
• Hotel pick up 7:00 am and drop off around 6:30 to 7:30 pm
• Transportation A/C VAN
• Admission fees to both archaeological site and cenote park
• Professional certified LDS tour guide
• Liability road insurance, parking and toll road fees
• Bottle of purified water (unlimited) & lunch mexican traditional food..
*Enjoy a folkloric dancing performances show of Yucatan peninsula while you eating at Chichen Itza
LDS Tours in Cancun awaits to see you soon!