WILL THE REAL SAVIOR PLEASE STAND UP?
Okay so this paper is going to open some eyes, get some people all hot under the collar, and have others say “HOW COOL IS THAT?” – You see what I am going to do, is share with all of you something I learned many, many years ago. “What is that?” the peanut gallery asks.
Well today, after many just finished celebrating what they considered to be, the birth of their Savior, Jesus Christ on DECEMBER 25, who was a Carpenter’s son, immaculately concieved, son of God, who took upon himself the sins of the world, performed great miracles, had disciples, suffered, was crusified and then rose again, through whom is the ONLY WAY TO GOD, well… TODAY, I am going to introduce you to multiple others “Saviors” who each have similar stories, lived, and was worshipped long as the Son of God, before Jesus, and who today we all believe to be myth.
Now, I want to point out right away, THIS PAPER IS NOT TO SHOW YOU THAT JESUS IS A MYTH, but to show you that EVERY SINGLE one of these SAVIORS of the world, were in fact ALLEGORIES TO LEAD US ALL to finding true SALVATION, (CHRIST IN YOU = HOPE OF GLORY).
This paper is simply to help everyone of us understand that (each of these allegorical Hero types) are in fact pictures of US ALL! (For there is only one way to God, and that is through the SON = the Only Way to God is to UNDERSTAND YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD!)
This is why Mankind gives birth to a savior, kills a savior, and resurrectes a savior, each and every year. This is mankind’s carnal attempt to be in control, to be god themselves. However, while so many are putting their focus on a man that is said to have died thousands of years ago, and refuse to look within, to find out who they truly are, they are missing the boat completely. And so, mankind in his ignorance, will vainly carry out these traditions, and I say thank God for it all. Because one day, their TRUE MEANING, which is the BIRTH, LIFE, DEATH, AND RESSURECTION of CHRIST as YOU, WILL BE REVEALED!
And I hope you are NOT SHOCKED, when you find out the J-Man, wasn’t the first, Son of God, king of Kings, Lord or Lords, Shepherd, Savior, born of a Virgin who took away the sins of the world, was killed and rose again, to take away the sins of the world. 🙂 No, there are many, many, others who pre-date Jesus, with almost identical stories.
“WHY?” You ask… Because, even though many consider these OTHER saviors mythology, their story is as true for us today as Jesus’s story. Because there is, and always has been ONE GOD and ONE SON (Humanity) — Each of these mytholigical or literal tellings, speaks of our Divine Nature, A fall, death (ignorance of our true nature), Suffering (because we don’t know God is in control, and who we truly are), Crusifiction (Laying down our carnal life), Ressurection (Being Born Again Spiritually) — THIS IS ALL OUR STORY, and since I know it to be true, the same story will easily be seen over thousands of years. The Saviors and God’s may have different names, but the TRUTH of the STORY remains to the same, and ITS PURPOSE IS TO WAKE US UP!
Now, I hope this paper encourages you, and increases your faith as opposed to stirring you up to want to defend your particular savior “Jesus” – When I say to you, “As he is so are we in this world” “He is the first born among many brethren” – We can’t make an idol out of a man, we not only haven’t met, don’t have the strongest imperical data about, but more importantly, we are COMMANDED NOT TO DO SO!
I believe in Jesus, I once knew him after the flesh (carnal understanding) but no longer. As scripture says, I have come to the place where I don’t go to Jesus anymore. I know the FATHER (One Spirit of Life in us all) GOD
22And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
So let’s take a short look at the many other SAVIORS, that sound a lot like Jesus, and then I will sum up, why this is, and why this is NOT some clever trick of the “so-called” devil to trick people, but it is actually, a GREAT WORK OF GOD, who only opens his mouth in PARABLE, DARK SAYINGS, AND ALLEGORY!
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
Let’s start with a SAVIOR, you may or may not have heard of… MITHRA!
Mithra is believed to be a Mediator between God and man, between Heaven and the Earth. Mithra was born in the Cave on December 25th, and was born of a VIRGIN. His festivals, which the Christians adopted were observed in the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox—Christmas and Easter. His symbol is the Lamb, he is called ‘the Way,’ ‘the Truth,’ ‘the Light,’ ‘the Life,’ ‘the Word,’ ‘the Son of God,’ ‘the Good Shepherd.’ Also, his “church” was built upon the sacred rock called “Petra” – “Upon this rock, peter, jesus built his church… hhhmnnn”
Of course Mithra worship started long, long before Jesus came on the scene. And there are many variations of Mithra that over the years took hold. In India Mithra became Mitra, or Itu, and In Babylon, Mithra was identified with Shamash, the sun god, and he is also Bel, the Mesopotamian and Canaanite/ Phoenician solar deity. In any event… Mithra, very clearly a type of Christ.
Here is a cool bullet point list I found on “truthbeknown.com” – when researching Mithra
1) Mithra was born on December 25th of the virgin Anahita.
2) The babe was wrapped in swaddling clothes, placed in a manger and attended by shepherds.
3) He was considered a great traveling teacher and master.
4) He had 12 companions or “disciples.”
5) He performed miracles.
6) As the “great bull of the Sun,” Mithra sacrificed himself for world peace.
7) He ascended to heaven.
8) Mithra was viewed as the Good Shepherd, the “Way, the Truth and the Light,” the Redeemer, the Savior, the Messiah.
9) Mithra is omniscient, as he “hears all, sees all, knows all: none can deceive him.”
10) He was identified with both the Lion and the Lamb.
11) His sacred day was Sunday, “the Lord’s Day,” hundreds of years before the appearance of Christ.
12) His religion had a eucharist or “Lord’s Supper.”
13) Mithra “sets his marks on the foreheads of his soldiers.”
14) Mithraism emphasized baptism.
DOES THAT SOUND LIKE ANY SAVIOR and RELIGION WE KNOW? — Moving on, because there are MANY OF THEM. Let’s move unto KRISHNA!
Let’s put aside the fact that Krishna sounds like Christ or “Krishnianity” 🙂 – The fact is, here is another SON OF GOD you can read about in one of my favorite books, the “Gita”… So let’s bullet point this “Savior” out for you.
1) Krishna is the second person of the Hindu Trinity. He is considered to be one of the incarnations of the God Vishnu.
2) Born of a Virgin named Devaki
3) The point of his birth was to bring victory of good over evil, by cleansing sins of human beings
4) Placed in Manger after Birth
5) Adopted Father was a Carpenter
6) Visited by wise men and shepherds guided by a star
7) Angels warned Krishna’s parents of the “slaughter of innocents” to come to find and kill Krishna
8) Went into wilderness to fast
9) Called “the lion of the tribe of Saki.”
10) Krishna identified as “the seed of the woman bruising the serpent’s head.”
11) Was said to be sinless
12) Performed miracles, cleansed lepers, raised people from the dead, casted out demons
13) Selected disciples, had a last supper, forgave enemies
14) Descended into hell and was ressurected, people witnessed his acension
There are many more, but you can google the K-man and find out more… MOVING ON, to our next SAVIOR…
O thou son of Nut, the whole world is gratified when thou ascendest thy father’s throne like Ra. Thou shinest in the horizon, thou sendest forth thy light into the darkness, thou makest the darkness light with thy double plume, and thou floodest the world with light like the Disk at break of day.
For sake of time, I will bullet point Osiris as well. Now, remember, this paper is NOT to discount the importance of Christ, but to rather show that THIS ALLEGORY is THERE FOR US ALL TO LEARN FROM. As important as the story of Jesus is to us today, Osiris, Horace, and the Egyptian gods also gave great insight into the TRUTH OF WHO WE ALL ARE. (GOD’S CHILD)… Where some would argue that hearing about these mythical saviors could devastate another’s faith in Christ, I say, it is the very EVIDENCE that the STORY OF CHRIST IN YOU, is TRUTH! It is ALL TRULY OUR STORY, and has been told for thousands of years. These accounts, are not as some Christian scholars state, the crafting of the devil to mislead people into worshipping the wrong God. Remember God is IN control, there would be no point for the same story to be told for years and years unless these stories led those who believed to higher place of understanding. In any event, let’s continue with OSIRIS.
1) Osiris may have been the first GodMan – dating back some 2,500 bce
2) Called “Lord of Lords”, “King of Kings”, “God of Gods”, “Resurrection and the Life”, “Good Shepherd”
3) Osiris caused men and women to be “born again”
4) His birth was announced by Three Wise Men
5) Had a star in the east, Sirius, that signified his birth
6) Had a Eucharist ceremony of sorts, in which his flesh was eaten in the form of communion cakes of wheat.
7) Taught almost identical teachings, most word for word as Jesus
8) He was killed and later resurrected, providing hope to all that they may do likewise and become eternal
9) Osiris exclaims “I am the Lord of the fields when they are white ready to harvest”
10) “O Osiris! A well, or flow, comes out of your mouth to him!”
11) He is the Lord of Everlasting Life and ressurection
MOVING ON: Yes that’s right, there are many more SAVIORS for us to discuss, let’s move unto the one the WINEBIBERS 🙂 OF THE WORLD LOVE… Dionysus.
1) Son of God (Zeus)
2) Virgin Birth
3) Dionysus was born of a virgin on December 25th and, as the Holy Child, was placed in a manger.
4) His birth was announced with a heavenly display and celestial music.
5) He was a traveling teacher who performed miracles.
6) He rode in on an ass, which carries him to meet his passion” with crowds shouting and waving bundles of branches.
7) He was a sacred king killed and eaten in a eucharistic ritual for fecundity and purification.
8) Dionysus rose from the dead on March 25th.
9) God of Wine, who turned water into wine.
10) He was considered the “only Begotten Son,” “Savior,” “Redeemer,” “Sin Bearer,” “Anointed One,” and the “Alpha and Omega”, and “Lord God of God born”
11) Called the Lamb
12) He offers his followers the chance to be born again through the rites of baptism.
13) Followers wait for his return to judge the living and dead
14) He was crusified on a tree.
15) Called the True Vine
16) At his trial, Dionysus is described by Freke and Gandy as “a quiet stranger with long hair and a beard who brings a new religion.”
NOW OF COURSE MY FAVORITE IS BUDDHA!
I mean you can basically put his teachings and Jesus’s teachings next to each other, they are almost identical. There are also many similarities in the story telling.
1) Royal Birth announced by a holy man
2) Was tempted of the devil (mara)
3) Fasted in the wilderness
4) Supernatural birth… It is said that immediately after coming out of the womb Buddha walked and that Lotus Flowers Blossomed under each step he took, and the trees were said to Bow to his mother Maya before she gave birth.
5) Buddha wanted to bring an end to suffering
6) He overcame death
But the similar allegory between the Names of Jesus’s mother Mary, and SiddHartha (Buddha’s) mother Maya, is what is really intriguing.
Mary in Greek literally means “Their Rebellion” – So Salvation is birthed from man’s rebellion (which is the illusion of seperation for God)
Maya in Buddhism also means “the Illusion of this Life” – So too we see, out of IGNORANCE the TRUTH is born!
This is so true for us all. In almost every story, MANKIND has forgotten their way to God and because of their ignorance they became evil, wicked, so God had to send a SAVIOR to bring Mankind back to him.
THESE ARE THE WAYS GOD DOES THIS! Through parable, through the passing on of stories, through mythology, tradition, THROUGH ALLEGORY! If you have read any of my articles you know, I pretty much see the allegory in everything, my home, car, wife, children, belonging, neighbors, war, famine, you name it… There is something to learn from it. And SO, OF COURSE, each of these SAVIOR STORIES will have striking similarities! SO, EVERYONE EVENTUALLY WILL COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH (who they are)
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them
Now many will say, the Bible is to be taken LITERALLY and EVERYTHING that happened, LITERALLY HAPPENED… Well, once again I am not hear to dispute that. I HIGHLU DOUBT IT, as did Paul, The Apostle Paul said clearly, stuff just didn’t happen, that they were in fact ALLEGORY.
23But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
Shoot Paul said, we were under the same Cloud, and Drank from the Same Rock, Israel in the wilderness was under and drank from… CHRIST. He made it clear, “these things are allegories” – So it should suprise anyone that God would use allegories over the years to teach the same truths, in ways different cultures and times could understand.
OKAY, now, one of my New year Resolutions is going to try and keep my essays a bit shorter for all of you. So, I will simply say, there are many other “Savior” characters that are strikingly simililar to Jesus Christ… Here are some others to look up and have fun with, Saturn, Adonis, Odin, Thor, Hermes, Horace, Hercules, Zoroaster, ahhhhh the list goes on and on. Now, while the list of these mythological Saviors goes on and on, and the similarities they share with what Christians today call their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ cannot be denied, I want to offer you the amazing reason.
IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS BUT ONE STORY, TOLD DIFFERENT WAYS. Does it matter if it was a boy who cried wolf, or a girl who cried lion, if both allegories taught people that there may be devastating consequences for lying?
Now, while many atheists will use these legends and myths to disprove the proof of God. And the many contradictions found in scripture (specifically regarding the life of Jesus, which no one really can attest for sure as to when Jesus walked the literal earth. Where he was between 12-30. Why the Gospels were written decades later, Why the Apostle Paul never once spoke of knowing Jesus after the flesh, and did not focus on the literal but insteadl the ALLEGORICAL), while Atheists will use this as a reason NOT TO BELIEVE IN GOD…
I will USE all of these COINCIDENTAL myths, legends, similarities, and missing and disputed data on the literal life as Christ, as I always do, TO SHOW THE TRUTH OF IT SPIRITUALLY by understanding the ALLEGORY OF IT ALL.
And yes for the NATURE lovers out there. Many could argue all of these stories, are clever ways of telling the story of the LITERAL SUN, and twelve astrological signs (that follow the sun)… Sure we can even point out how for 3 days the SUN seems to die, and also rises again when it CROSSES over…
The Sun dies every year, from the 21st (solstice, lowest point in the sky) to the 25th, when the Sun reverses and begins to return to its former, higher path, after being stationary for 3 days (biblical hell visit of the Son). At the solstice, the Sun is said to be at its weakest power.
I have often pointed out the significance of the number 3 ( a tri-mester ) of birth. THE SUN dies on ITS CROSS (The cross through the equinoxes that is), as we the SONS OF GOD, die (become ignorant) on our CROSS.
Like many of the “Saviors” we read about here. The date of Jesus’ resurrection, is when the position of the sun is at the time of the vernal equinox. This is when WINTER SUN WAS TRULY DEAD— And the day was now longer than the night. March 25th was considered the end of the sun’s passing through the vernal equinox. Interesting, this is right around Easter, is it not?
The definition of EQUINOX means “Two EQUAL times of darkness and LIGHT” -In nature these are the TWO MEN IN ONE BED, TWO WOMAN AT THE MILL… This in fact, is the DOUBLE MINDED MAN… And yes, we live in this world of DUALITY for now. But, even this POINTS US TO THE TRUTH of who we are!
Regardless of where you look, you will find OUR STORY, the story of CHRIST IN US. In ancient religions, in astronomy, under the microscope, anywhere, and everywhere, for it is all an ALLEGORY to bring us back to the TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE!
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
We need to stop fighting over dogma, and whose religion is right. We need to go within ourselves, calm out minds, and seek God. God is waiting, so knock, seek, and you will find. And the SAVIOR will be born out of the VIRGIN CALLED YOUR QUIET, UNDEFILED MIND!
I didn’t write this paper, to try and attack another’s faith in Jesus. God forbid, my faith in Jesus the man, was part of my journey as well. I was baptized by John, and believed what every religious leader fed me, but there was a hunger inside… God drew me to the SON, and I prayed… Father teach me the truth no matter what the cost. And day by day, I learn more, see more, understand more, and love more. Not because I prayed that prayer, but because I was inspired to, as we all will be when the time is right. So rejoice that the story of Salvation has been told so many different ways over so many different days.
If there was no story of OSIRIS, how would anyone know about the connection between God and man? If not for the Vedas (perhaps the oldest holy book in history) how would anyone learn about the very same connection between God and Man. That GOD is IN MAN, that God is ALL IN ALL, and THAT MAN IS MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE.
There is an inherent TRUTH about our very existence, that we as human beings MUST SHARE AND REALIZE! These stories, teach us of compassion, love, mercy, sacrafice, humilty, living for something, that we can endure regardless of what we suffer. And that even our suffering has purpose. That WE ARE THE MUSIC MAKERS, THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD on earth. And until we all come to the unity of the faith and the stature of the perfect man (which scripture states ALL WILL) – FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, the same story has been told, for those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear, so they too will overcome the world as the many SAVIORS did before them.
We must STOP believing our GOD, our SAVIOR, our BELIEF, is the ONLY BELIEF! We must stop fighting over tits and tats of letters of laws and doctrine, and we MUST see the COMMON TRUTH found in EVERY RELIGION, EVERY MYTH, EVERY LEGEND, IN EVERY LAND, EVERY COUNTRY, and that is that we ALL ARE THE HEROIC Savior that descended into hell (Imagination/ignorance) and must RISE OUT OF IT, AS GOD’S CHILD!