New Norwegian think tank on Celtic roots

Few Norwegians knows that it might have been Celtic Missionaries who first brought the true Messianic faith to Norway.

The New Norwegian website with information about Celtic Christianity.
The New Norwegian website with information about Celtic Christianity. Click on image to visit the new website.

Revivals based on true spirit filled Messianic teachings took place in Ireland and Scotland in 400 and 500 A.D.

The Celts, later called Caledonians and Picts, kept the Roman Empire off their coasts up to the Roman Empires exist in Britain in 400 A.D. The Kelts refused to let their Christian culture being taken over by the Papacy, and fought Rome up to their defeat around 1.100 A.D.

There are traces of Christianity in Norway around 800 A.D. That is more than 200 years before the official “Christening of Norway”, and enforcement of a new Catholic state religion by use of swords and terror.

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Written by Ivar

10 thoughts on “New Norwegian think tank on Celtic roots

  1. I’ve been stating this for more than 15 years. It was the celts who brought the gospel to Norway, maybe as early as about 500 BC, maybe even earlier.
    But there is one error. The celts were not known as the Picts, the picts are a people of their own, with roots in the Scottish Highlands.

    1. Lars-Toralf Utnes Storstrand


      I guess you feel the Celts brought the gospel to Norway around 500 A.D? Not 500 B.C.

      The story about the Celts is an interesting one. They have left very little about them selves for later generations. Simply because the Vikings, and later the Roman Catholic Church, destroyed their scriptures and other records. The Celtic Church in Ireland was Romanized, and make into a Roman Catholic Church. The legacy of “St. Patrick” in only one of those who have been falsified.

      The church of the Pict’s faced the same criminals around 663 A.D. Their apostle Columcille was made into “St. Columba”.

      A great revivals started among the Picts around 560 A.D. For the next 100 years, the Picts (Scotts) could easily have evangelized the Western Coast of Norway. They had just defeated the Romans, and threw them out of Britain.

      The traces of this kind of Ancient Scottish Jerusalem-focused Christianity got lost when Norway became a Catholic totalitarian state around 1100 A.D. 100 years of manslaughter and civil war took place in Norway from 1130 A.D to 1240 A.D.

      The history of how Norway turned to Christianity has been written by the biography writers hired by “Christian Kings” who continued to rape and murder after their claimed conversion. Corrupted recordings were made into a curriculum to be use by educationalists by the Pre-Reformation Catholic Church of Norway.

      Interesting stuff.

      1. The Picts did not throw the Romans out of Britain. Where did you get that idea? Here’s the actual explanation for why Rome abandoned Britain: From 400-410 AD, Rome withdrew basically 100% of its military presence in Britain because during this time period, Rome’s homeland (Italy), and it’s capital city (Rome), increasingly fell prey to Barbarian invasions, culminating in 410, when the Visigoths sacked Rome. Rome recalled the legions stationed in Britannia to retake and defend the Roman homeland. Once Roman Legions left Britain, thus leaving Hadrian’s Wall unmanned, the Picts apparently poured over the Wall and began to wreak havoc on their southern neighbors. But they were just one of many tribes who took advantage of Roman withdrawal. Saxons, Angels, and Irish were others. Anyway, 410 is such an incredibly famous date (kind of like 1066), and I can’t imagine anyone who has spent any appreciable length of time studying Roman and Medieval Britain not knowing it and understanding its significance as being the date Rome was sacked, and for that reason, withdrew from Britain. You missing this makes me wonder what else you got wrong. Turns out your readiness to shit on the Catholic Church has caused you to play fast and loose with some other facts/information. First, scholars generally think it a mistake to speak of Pictish or other forms early Celtic Christianity as distinct from Roman Catholicism. The Ionon Church, and its clergy, accepted the authority of Rome, and revered the pope no less than any other Christians. They differed in some things, like how Easter was calculated. You’re correct. These unique aspects of Celtic Christianity were eventually Romanized. However, the process was hardly hostile, or unfair. There were several councils, or Synods, which were basically debates (at least in the cases relevant to this discussion). In the Synod of Whitby, the proponent of the Ionic manner of calculating Easter debated the proponent of the Roman tradition of calculating Easter, and the King of Northumbria judged the debate, and sided with the Roman tradition. If you want a comparison, watch the end of the movie Restless Heart: the Confessions of Augustine, where Augustin debates the proponent of a non-Catholic Christian denomination. Also, how do you know the Catholics falsified information if their accounts are the only surviving accounts? But at this point, I have to ask you to pardon me. I wouldn’t want facts and logic to get in the way of your Catholic bashing. Lastly, you seemed to imply that the Catholic Church, along with Vikings, etc., destroyed documents and scriptures of the Celtic Church. Indisputable the Vikings did. Please provide an example of where the Catholic Church destroyed items of the traditional Celtic/Ionan Church. I Googled, but couldn’t find examples.

    1. Dear Lars-Toralf Utnes Storstrand

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      I have researched a lot on this topic, and I will conduct some seminars in the spring of 2014. I feel very strongly that the Jerusalem-focused Celtic Christianity entered Norway from the West, at least 200 years before the official Christening of Norway. Later, Roman Catholicism took over. Killed the Celts, destroyed their records, and wrote the official Church history, as presented in the curriculum in our schools.

  2. Dear Ivar.

    You have used a lot of time researching the Celtic occultism. It doesn’t lead to heaven. It isn’t even history. It is a betrayal. Return to the Bible, dear Ivar. Jesus wil soon return. “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 2 Pet 5:8. If you shall conduct something, let it be from the Bible. Amen

    1. Dear Venner af Israel


      It is sad you call Celtic Christianity for “occultism”. How have you come to such a conclusion?

  3. Så bliver det på dansk. Jeg har stået i en kristen boghandel, hvor der bl.a. blev bestilt bøger om Keltisk Spiritualitet. Hvis der engang har været sand Kristentro der, så findes det bestemt ikke mere.

    1. Venner av Israel.

      Det er ikkje rett. Keltisk kristendom lever vidare i Skotland og Irland. Du må ha hørt om Westminster Confession of faith. I truvedkjenning skal ein forsake djevlen, paven og alle hans vonde gjerningar. Keltisk Kristendom var også Jerusalem-fokusert. Dei feira påsken i passover-veka, og dei held Sabbat på fredagskveldane. Nett slik som Messianske Jødar gjer. Om ikkje dette er spanande å studere, så er ingenting spanande.

      Next: Please write comments in English.

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