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Over the years, I have observed a rise in the belief that Jesus Christ, the Gospel, the Old and New Testament Scriptures, and the Christian Faith were plagiarized from ancient Egyptian mythology.
A number of claims are made in an attempt to substantiate this belief. For example:
“Jesus is a pagan copy of Horus”
“The 10 commandments came from the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead [also called the 42 Principles of Ma’at]”
“The stories of the Bible were borrowed from Kemet” [the term “Kemet” is the name of ancient Egypt in Egyptian]
Many other assertions are made, but the overarching belief is that the Christian Faith is a stolen religion which evolved out of ancient Egyptian mythology.
This belief is disseminated online mainly by individuals who ascribe to secular humanism, New Age philosophy, occult metaphysics, Kemetic [Egyptian] religion, and other forms of alternative African spirituality.
The purpose of this belief is to invalidate and discredit our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Gospel, the Old and New Testament Scriptures, and the Christian Faith.
The aim is to dissuade professing Christians from believing in Jesus Christ, the Gospel, and the Holy Scriptures, and ultimately lure them away from the Christian Faith.
Where Does This Belief Come From? What Is Its Origin?
The belief that Jesus, the Gospel, the Old and New Testament Scriptures, and the authentic Christian Faith were plagiarized from ancient Egyptian mythology doesn’t trace back to one sole origin, source, or founder.
Instead, it is a converging blend of theories from various Western European authors dating back to the late 18th century. The most influential theory being the Christ myth theory which you can read about by clicking here.
The materials below are often-cited as “historical documentation” and “factual support:”
-The Anacalypsis by Godfrey Higgins
-The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors (or Christianity Before Christ) by Kersey Graves
-The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold by Acharya S
-Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled by Acharya S
-Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection by Acharya S
-Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World (Gerald Massey)
-Christianity Before Christ by John G. Jackson
-Zeitgeist: The Movie
Many of the assertions that were made in these materials have been debunked and dismantled by historians, Bible scholars, Egyptologists, Christians and nonChristians alike.
But unfortunately, many others have swallowed these assertions hook, line, and sinker and pass them on as if they’re the absolute truth.
While there may be some inconsequential similarities between ancient Egyptian mythology and the Christian Faith — these inconsequential similarities are overshadowed by fundamental differences between ancient Egyptian mythology and the teachings of Jesus Christ.
When I compare the teachings of Jesus Christ to ancient Egyptian mythology on some of the most important theological subjects, such as: the origin of all life, the nature of God, the nature of man, God’s relationship to man, the worship of God, death and the afterlife — I find that the two are drastically different and in many cases, diametrically-opposed to one another.
When it comes to life’s biggest questions, ancient Egyptian mythological beliefs are at odds with the Lord Jesus Christ and His teaching.
Instead of finding significant parallels, theological harmony, and striking similarities — I find stark contrasts, conflicts, and incongruity.
As such, the belief that Jesus, the Gospel, the Old and New Testament Scriptures, and the authentic Christian Faith were plagiarized from ancient Egyptian mythology is baseless, utterly absurd, and without merit.
From time to time, I will be posting articles and podcasts dismantling this belief.
The podcast below dismantles the false assertion that the 10 commandments originated from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.