Religious Saviors And Their Claims.
How many times has this scene been played out?
Religious Saviors And Their Claims Throughout History.
If you think the so-called 'christ' is the only religious savior, you'd be wrong!
In the so-called [New Testament]™ of the Church of Rome, it is claimed by the apostles and disciples of 'Jesus Christ', that he was of divine origin; that, he was deity begotten, supernaturally conceived of a virgin woman, and although molded in human form, was in essence a part of the infinite godhead, thus making him half human and half divine in his sublunary origin.
It is further claimed that he was the full and perfect 'god' incarnate, and a perfect man; and while he was 'god', he was also the son of 'god' (John 1:1-15), and as such was sent down by the father to save the fallen and guilty world; and thus his mission pertained to the whole human race (John 1:29); and his inspired apostles are made to declare that "every knee must bow, and every tongue confess that 'Jesus' is 'Lord', to the glory of 'god' the Father". (Philippians 2:10-11)
But we do not find that this prophecy has ever been, or is ever likely to be fulfilled. We do not observe that this claim to the infinite deityship of 'Jesus Christ' is even remotely possible.
Why? Because the Mighty One states scores of times, that , is our only Savior, and there is no other. The book of Isaiah is said to contain the most references to the Mashiach (Messiah), so we will cover two here and give further reference notes for others after.
(Isaiah 43:3) (NKJV) For I am the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
(Isaiah 43:11) (NKJV) I, even I, am the ETERNAL, and besides Me there is no Savior.
It is vital that you understand how important The ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe views false idols, false 'gods', false saviors, and those who promote them, either intentionally or unintentionally. Make no mistake about it. The self-proclaimed 'son of god', met the following fate, even though much of what he said, and did, came to pass. It is also a test and a warning to see if you can be tricked into believing such a one.
(Deuteronomy 13:1-5) (WEB) 1If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, 2and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, "Let us go after other gods" (which you have not known) "and let us serve them"; 3you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams; for Yahweh your CREATOR is testing you, to know whether you love Yahweh your CREATOR with all your heart and with all your soul. 4You shall walk after Yahweh your CREATOR, fear him, keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and you shall serve him, and cling to him. 5That prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because he has spoken rebellion against Yahweh your CREATOR, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to draw you aside out of the way which Yahweh your CREATOR commanded you to walk in. .
And removed it was. The ETERNAL made sure of it through the crucifixion. It wasn't long however, before this false prophet and dreamer of dreams with all his deceptions, came roaring back as a carved wooden figurine on a cross; and this time with a murderous vengeance. More people have been killed in his name, than any other single religious cause in the entire history of man [The Crusades], from Adam right up to this very day, with no signs of it ceasing anytime soon.
The [New Testament]™ Gets Created By Decree!
The First Council of Nicea, was a council of Christian bishops convened in Nicaea in Bithynia (present-day Iznik in Turkey) by the Holy Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325. This first ecumenical council was the first effort by a Holy Roman Emperor on behalf of the state, to attain consensus in the church by decree, through an assembly representing all of Christendom. Its main accomplishments were settlement of the Christological issue of the nature of 'God' the Son and his relationship to 'God' the Father (inclusion of baalism by introducing polytheistic 'multi-godhead' worship known as trinitarianism), the relationship of the people to the state, the construction of the first part of the Creed of Nicaea, settling the calculation of the date of Easter (inclusion of paganism by outlawing passover in favor of Easter, changing the ETERNAL's Sabbath from it's Hebrew calculation to sunday), and promulgation of early canon law. Various wars ensued for control of the Holy Land, which came to be known as the Crusades. These wars lasted roughly from the late 11th century into the late 14th century, in which untold numbers of people were tortured and mudrered in the name of this self-proclaimed 'son of god' idol, named 'jesus'. It has been estimated that those who perished, numbered in the millions, and HERE.
We Need To Get Back To The Hebrew Scriptures!
We [present day Israelites] can and must repent of worshiping 'g-ds' which the fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, did not know (i.e. a dead man [false idol], hanging on a wooden cross). Moreover, shouldn't you obey the Laws and Commandments the ETERNAL CREATOR, and SOVEREIGN of the universe has given you, the way He wants you to obey them? Willfully, cheerfully, with all your heart, and all your soul? With love and respect for all He has done, and is doing for you? Or, should you continue to obey the Church of Rome and her proselytising daughters with their so called [New Testament]™ "False Idol" and his lying [apostles, deciples, ministers, priests, deacons, popes, etc.], not to mention the "Self Proclaimed" Apostle Paul, with his 'baal' worshiping, polytheistic 'multi-godhead' trinitarian opinions, telling you that you have been set free from having to pay the penalty for breaking the ETERNAL's Laws, because they have been 'nailed to the cross', and that all you have to do now is believe? Really? Is that all you have to do? Think about it.
Is 'Jesus' The Only 'man-god' [Twinity/Trinity] Found In History?
On the contrary, it is found by a large portion of people, of even those nations now called Christian, that this claim has been found to be increasingly and unswervingly contradicted, through the whole line of history, stretching through the nearly two thousand years which have elapsed since his alledged earthly advent.
Even some of those who are represented to have been personally acquainted with him, even some of his own brethren in the flesh, children in the same household, children of the same mother, had the temerity to question the tenableness of his claim to a divine emanation. And when we extend our researches to other countries and eras, we find his claims to the contrary, far from being conceded, is denied and contested by whole nations and religions upon other grounds, as there are many rival claims as we shall see.
It is upon these grounds, that hundreds of millions of the established believers in divine revelation, hundreds of millions of believers in the divine character and origin of religion, reject the pretensions claimed for the so-called diety of 'Jesus Christ'.
They admit that both a 'god' and a 'Savior' exist, but do not accept 'Jesus of Nazareth' as being either. They admit to believing in a Messiah, but not 'the' Messiah; these nations contend that the title is misplaced which makes 'Christ the man-god', the Savior of the world. They claim to have been honored with the birth of the true Savior among them, and defend this claim upon the ground of priority of date. They aver that the advents of their Messiahs were long prior to that of the Christians, and that this circumstance adjudicates for them a superiority of claim as to having had the true Messiah born upon their soil.
It is argued that, as the story of the incarnation of the Christian's Savior, is of a more recent date than those of oriental and the ancient religions, (as is conceded by the Christians themselves), the origin of the former is thus indicated and foreshadowed as being an outgrowth from, if not outright plagiarism upon the latter, of which the pagan stories furnish the original.
Here, then, we observe a rivalship of claims, as to which of the remarkable personages who have figured in the world of 'Saviors', 'Messiahs', and 'Sons of god', in different ages and different countries, can be considered the true 'Savior' and sent of 'god'; or whether all should be, or the claims of all rejected.
For researchers in oriental history reveal the remarkable fact that stories of incarnate 'gods' answering to and resembling the miraculous character of 'Jesus Christ' have been prevalent in most if not all the principal religious heathen nations of antiquity; and the accounts and narrations of some of these deified incarnations bear such a striking resemblance to that of the Christian 'Savior', not only in their general features, but in some cases even the most minute details, from the legend of the immaculate conception, to that of the crucifixion, and subsequent ascension into heaven, that one might almost be mistaken for another.
More than twenty claims of this kind, claims of being invested with divine honor (deified), have come forward and presented themselves throughout the history of the world, along with their credentials, to contest the decree of Christendom, in having proclaimed 'Jesus Christ' the only son and sent of 'god'. Over twenty 'Messiahs', 'Saviors', and 'sons of god', according to history or traditions in past times, have allegedly descended from heaven and taken upon themselves the form of men, clothing themselves with human flesh, and furnishing incontestable evidence of a divine origin, by various miracles, marvelous works, and superlative virtues.
And finally these (more than) twenty pre 'Jesus Christs', who also laid the foundation for the salvation of the world, and ascended back to heaven:
Adad of Assyria
Adonis, son of the virgin Io of Greece
Alcides of Thebes
Atys of Phrygia
Baal and Taut, "the only Begotten of 'god'," of Phoenicia
Bali of Afghanistan
Beddru of Japan
Buddha Sakia of India
Cadmus of Greece
Crite of Chaldea
Deva Tat, and Sammonocadam of Siam
Divine Teacher of Plato
Fohi and Tien of China
Gentaut and Quexalcote of Mexico
Hesus of Eros, and Bremrillah, of the Druids
Hil and Feta of the Mandaites
Ischy of the Island of Formosa
Ixion and Quirnus of Rome
Holy One of Xaca
Indra of Tibet
Jao of Nepal
Krishna of Hindostan
Mikado of the Sintoos
Mohammed, or Mahomet, of Arabia
Odin of the Scandinavians
Prometheus of Caucasus
Salivahana of Bermuda
Thammuz of Syria
Thor, son of Odin, of the Gauls
Universal Monarch of the Sibyls
Wittoba of the Bilingonese
Xamolxis of Thrace
Zoar of the Bonzes
Zoroaster and Mithra of Persia
Zulis, or Zhule, also Osiris and Orus, of Egypt
Some say that the Christian religion came directly out of the Egyptian religion; or at least, that it was the probable source of the origins of 'Christianity'. Now let's compare the Egyptian deity 'HORUS' with the Christian deity 'JESUS CHRIST'. Here's a list of the similarities between 'Horus' and 'Jesus':
'Horus' and the Father are one.
'Jesus' says, "I and My Father are one. He that seeth Me, seeth Him that sent Me."
'Horus' is the Father seen in the Son.
'Jesus' claims to be the Son in whom the Father is revealed.
'Horus' was the light of the world, the light that is represented by the symbolical eye, the sign of salvation.
'Jesus' is made to declare that He is the light of the world.
'Horus' was the way, the truth, the life by name and in person.
'Jesus' is made to assert that he is the way, the truth, and the life.
'Horus' was the plant, the shoot, the natzar.
'Jesus' is made to say: "I am the true vine."
'Horus' says: It is I who traverse the heaven; I go round the Sekhet-Arru (the Elysian Fields); Eternity has been assigned to me without end. Lo! I am heir of endless time and my attribute is eternity.
'Jesus' says: " I am come down from Heaven. For this is the will of the Father that everyone who beholdeth the Son and believeth in Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." (He, too, claims to be lord of eternity.)
'Horus' says: " I open the Tuat that I may drive away the darkness."
'Jesus' says: " I am come a light unto the world."
'Horus' says: I am equipped with thy words O Ra (the father in heaven) (ch.32) and repeat them to those who are deprived of breath. (ch.38). These were the words of the father in heaven.
'Jesus' says: " The Father which sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say and what I should speak. Whatsoever I speak, therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. The word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me."
A comparative list of some pre-existing types to 'Christianity' shows further how these types were brought on in the canonical Gospels and the Book of Revelation:
1. 'Horus' was baptized with water by Anup.
('Jesus' was Baptized with water by John.)
2. Anup, the Baptizer.
(John the Baptist.)
3. Aan, a name of the divine scribe.
(John the divine scribe.)
4. 'Horus' born in Annu, the place of bread.
('Jesus' born in Bethlehem, the house of bread.)
5. 'Horus' the Good Shepherd with the crook upon his shoulders.
('Jesus' the Good Shepherd with the lamb or kid upon his shoulder.)
6. The Seven on board the boat with 'Horus'.
(The seven fishers on board the boat with 'Jesus'.)
7. 'Horus' as the Lamb.
('Jesus' as the Lamb.)
8. 'Horus' as the Lion.
('Jesus' as the Lion.)
9. 'Horus' identified with the Tat or Cross.
('Jesus' identified with the Cross.)
10. 'Horus' of twelve years.
('Jesus' of twelve years.)
11. 'Horus' made a man of thirty years in his baptism.
('Jesus' made a man of thirty years in his baptism.)
12. 'Horus' the Krst.
('Jesus' the Christ.)
13. 'Horus' the manifesting Son of 'god'.
('Jesus' the manifesting Son of 'god'.)
14. The trinity of 'Atum' the Father, 'Horus' the Son, and 'Ra' the Holy Spirit.
(The trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.)
15. The first 'Horus' as a child of the Virgin, the second as the Son of 'Ra'.
('Jesus' as the Virgins child, the Christ as Son of the Father.)
16. 'Horus' the sower and 'Set' the destroyer in the harvesting.
('Jesus' the sower of the good seed and 'Satan' the sower of tares.)
17. 'Horus' carried off by 'Set' to the summit of Mount Hetep.
('Jesus' spirited away by 'Satan' into an exceedingly high mountain.)
18. 'Set' and 'Horus' contending on the Mount.
('Jesus' and 'Satan' contending on the Mount.)
19. The Star as the announcer of the child 'Horus'.
(The Star in the East that indicated the birthplace of 'Jesus'.)
20. 'Horus' the avenger.
('Jesus' who brings the sword.)
21. 'Horus' as 'Iu-em-Hetep', who comes with peace.
('Jesus' as 'teacher', the bringer of peace.)
22. 'Horus' the afflicted one.
('Jesus' the afflicted one.)
23. 'Horus' as the type of life eternal.
('Jesus' the type of eternal life.)
24. 'Horus' as 'Iu-em-Hetep', the child teacher in the temple.
(The child 'Jesus' as 'teacher' in the temple.)
25. The mummy bandage that was woven without seam.
(The vesture of Christ without a seam.)
26. Twelve followers of 'Horus' as 'Har-Khutti'.
(Twelve followers of 'Jesus' as the twelve 'disciples'.)
27. The revelation written down by 'Aan' (Tehuti) the scribe of divine words.
(The revelation by 'St. John the divine'.)
28. The saluter 'Aani', who bears witness to the word of 'Ra' and to the testimony of 'Horus'.
('John' who bears witness to the Word of 'god' and the testimony of 'Jesus' Christ.)
29. The secret of the Mysteries revealed by 'Taht-Aan'.
(The secret of the Mysteries made known by 'St. John'.)
30. 'Horus' the Morning Star.
('Jesus' the Morning Star.)
31. 'Horus' who gives the Morning Star to his followers.
('Jesus' who gives the Morning Star to his followers.)
32. The name of 'Ra' on the head of the deceased.
(The name of the Father written on the forehead.)
33. The Har-Seshu, or servants of 'Horus'.
(The servants of 'Jesus' Christ.)
In addition, here are some similarities between 'Krishna' and 'Christ':
Both are held to be really 'god' incarnate.
Both were incarnated and born of a woman.
The mother in each case was a holy virgin.
The father of each was a carpenter.
Both were of royal decent.
Each had the title of "Savior".
Both were "without sin".
Both were crucified.
Both were crucified between two thieves.
Each taught of a great and final day of judgment.
Here is a small list of writers that lived during the time of 'Jesus', but aside from two forged passages in the work of a Jewish author*, and two disputed passages in the work of Roman writers**, there is to be found no mention of 'Jesus Christ' in this mass of Jewish and Pagan writers.
Apollonius, Appian, Arrian, Auls Gellius, Columella, Epictetus, Damis, Dio Chrysostom, Dion Pruseus, Favorinus, Florus Lucius, Hermogones, Italicus, Josephus*, Justus of Tiberius**, Juvenal, Lucanus, Lucian, Lysias, Martial, Paterculus, Quintilian, Quintius Curtius, Persius, Petronius, Phaedrus, Philo-Judaeus**, Phlegon, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Plutarch, Pompon Mela, Ptolemy, Seneca, Silius, Statius, Suetonius, Tacitus, Theon of Smyran, Valerius Flaccus, Valerius Maximus.
*"Josephus wrote his celebrated work, "", late in the first century, giving a history of his race from the earliest ages down to his own time. Modern versions of this work contain the following passage:
Now there was about this time, 'Jesus', a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works; a teacher of such men as received the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was (the) Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day. (Book XVIII, Chapter iii, Section 3).
"For nearly sixteen hundred years Christians have been citing this passage as a testimonial, not merely to the historical existence, but to the divine character of 'Jesus Christ'. And yet a ranker forgery was never penned.
"Its language is Christian. Every line proclaims it the work of a Christian writer. 'If it be lawful to call him a man.' 'He was the Christ.' 'He appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him.'
"These are the words of a Christian, a believer in the divinity of Christ. Josephus was a Jew, a devout believer in the Jewish faith -- the last man in the world to acknowledge the divinity of Christ. The inconsistency of this evidence was early recognized, and Abrose, writing in the generation succeeding its first appearance (360 A.D.), offers the following explanation, which only a theologican could frame:
If the Jews do not believe us, let them, at least, believe their own writers. Josephus, whom they esteem a great man, hath said this, and yet hath he spoken truth after such a manner; and so far was his mind wandered from the right way, that even he was not a believer as to what he himself said; but thus he spake, in order to deliver historical truth, because he thought it not lawful for him to deceive, while yet he was no believer, because of the hardness of his heart, and his perfidious intention.
"Its brevity disproves its authenticity. Josephus' work is voluminous and exhaustive. It comprises twenty books. Whole pages are devoted to petty robbers and obscure seditious leaders. Nearly fourty chapters are devoted to the life of a single king. Yet this remarkable being, the greatest product of his race, a being of whom the prophets foretold ten thousand wonderful things, a being greater than any earthly king, is dismissed with a dozen lines."
**"Philo was born before the beginning of the Christian era, and lived until long after the reputed death of Christ. He wrote an account of the Jews covering the entire time that Christ is said to have existed on earth. He was living in or near Jerusalem when Christ's miraculous birth and the Herodian massacred occurred. He was there when Christ made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. He was there when the crucifixion with its attendant earthquake, supernatural darkness, and resurrection of the dead took place -- when Christ himself rose from the dead, and in the rpesence of many witnesses ascended into heaven.
"These marvelous events which must have filled the world with amazement, had they really occurred, we unknown to him. It was Philo who developed the doctrine of the Logos, or Word, and although this Word incarnate dwelt in that very land and in the presence of multitudes revealed himself and demonstrated his divine powers, Philo saw it not.
**"Justus of Tiberius was a native of Christ's own country, Galilee. He wrote a history covering this time of Christ's reputed existence. This work has perished, but Photius, a Christian scholar and critic of the ninth century, who was acquainted with it, says: 'He (Justus) makes not the least mention of the appearances of Christ, of what things happened to him, or of the wonderful works that he did' (Photius' Bibliotheca, code 33).
Imagine that an event so important to the history and well being of man, not being recorded by a single writer at the time it occurred, but 325 years later, and even then, only by the order of a head of state, the Holy Roman Emperor Constantine I. It is liken to man landing on the moon and walking on it for the first time in history, and have not a single person write about it during the time it occurred (1969), but in fact it wouldn't be written about for another 325 years (2294).
 Sub·lu·nar·y; adjective: 1. belonging to this world as contrasted with a better or more spiritual one.