Did Jesus Choose the Inca as his Chosen People?

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The Chronicle of Peru

I fell in love with a country, not of my origin. Ecuador wasn’t the first foreign country I visited, but when I touched her soil there was a strange connection. Belonging!

Fifteen years later I’m still in love with that beautiful country: The history of South America is fascinating.

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For example, The Chronicle of Peru, written by Pedro de Cieza León. Cieza was a Spanish conquistador.  With the help of Jesuit priests he wrote his book in four parts.  The chronicle of Peru was translated and printed by the Hakluyt Society, a late 1800s London, England publishing society. Hakluyt’s were basically a splinter group of the Royal Geographical Society.

The Chronicle of Peru, Cieza’s book is an important part of South American history as the writing takes place close to the actual event: the Spanish conquest of the Inca. Of course, one must temper opinion as to factual accuracy. This writing comes from the first person position of the conqueror.

Then, does one believe the following quote {my interpretation}:

Touching what these natives say concerning Ticiviracocha, of the opinion held by some that an Apostle passed through this land, and of the temple there is in Cáchan, also what happened there. BEFORE the Incas reigned in these kingdoms, or had ever been heard of, the Indians relate. Another thing much more notable than all things else that they say. For they declare that they were a long time without seeing the sun, and that, suffering much evil from its absence, great prayers and vows were offered up to their gods, imploring for the light they needed. Things being in this state, the sun, shining very brightly, came forth from the island of Titicaca, in the great lake of the Collao, at which everyone rejoiced. Presently afterwards, they say, that there came from a southern direction a white man of great stature {Giant?}, who, by his aspect and and presence, called forth great veneration and obedience. This man who thus appeared had great power, insomuch that he could change plains into mountains, and great hills into valleys, and make water flow out of stones {Moses}. As soon as such power was beheld, the people called him the Maker of created things, the Prince of all things, Father of the Sun {Yahweh}. For they say that he performed other wonders, giving life to men and animals, so that by his hand marvellous great benefits were conferred on the people. And such was the story that the Indians who told it to me say that they heard from their ancestors, who in like manner heard it in the old songs which they received from very ancient times. They say that this man went on towards the north, working these marvels along the way of the mountains; and that he never more returned so as to be seen. In many places he gave orders to men how they should live, and he spoke lovingly to them {Jesus} and with much gentleness, admonishing them that they should do good, and no evil or injury one to another, and that they should be loving and charitable to all. In most parts he is generally called Ticiviracocha but in the province of the Collao they call him Tuapaca, and in other places Arnauan…

Presently they saw that when he ordered the fire to cease {Mohammed}, it was extinguished, so that they were themselves witnesses of what had come to pass; and the stones were consumed and burnt up in such wise as that large blocks could be lifted in the hand {Inca construction at Machu Pichu etc.}, as if they were of cork. On this subject they go on to say that, leaving the place where these things happened, the man arrived on the sea coast, where, holding his mantle, he went in amongst the waves and was never more seen. And as he went, so they gave him the name of Viracocha, which means “the foam of the sea.” {White}

[Wikipedia adds in its article White Gods]

White gods is the belief that ancient cultures around the world were visited by Caucasian races in ancient times, and that they were known as "White gods".

Based on 16th-century accounts of the Spanish conquistadors being "greeted as gods" by the peoples of the New World, certain modern authors have expanded the concept beyond what is historically verifiable, spreading it to the genre of pseudoarchaeological literature and fringe theorists, such as writers on ancient astronauts or Atlantis, in some instances (such as Christian Identity) even acquiring quasi-religious or racialist (white supremacist) connotations.

[Quetzalcoatl as depicted in the Codex Magliabechiano.]

It is claimed by some authors that white missionaries or "gods" visited America before Christopher Columbus. Authors usually quote from mythology and legends which discuss ancient gods such as Quetzalcoatl to conclude that the legends were actually based on Caucasians visiting those areas, and that the Caucasians were really the gods.

Spanish chroniclers from the 16th century claimed that when the conquistadors led by Francisco Pizarro first encountered the Incas they were greeted as gods, "Viracochas", because their lighter skin resembled their God Viracocha. This story was first reported by Pedro Cieza de León (1553) and later by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa. Similar accounts by Spanish chroniclers (e.g. Juan de Betanzos) describe Viracocha as a "White God", often with a beard.

I’m not a religious person, but the comparison to stories of Jesus and his apostle’s ring in my ears. Did the messiah go to this gentile nation to call out his chosen people? Or is this a Catholic inspired ruse designed to subjugate the newly discovered Inca nation? Whatever, you believe, wherever your roots, history is fascinating and often moves us from established belief.

Questions to consider:

Did early civilizations have the ability to navigate the world’s oceans?

If Christopher Columbus was not first, who was? 

Is there a stronger connection and origin to humanity than we previously were taught?