Apologetics 101 Jesus and pagan gods

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4ec6d9fe992fb31e401dc2b697d0d074-1“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”

Many atheists and disbelievers of Christianity claim the story of Jesus Christ was borrowed from earlier pagan gods. In recent years, a claim has been making the rounds that Jesus is based on the Egyptian god, Horus. was Horus?
Horus is one of the oldest recorded deities in the ancient Egyptian religion. Often depicted as a falcon or a man with a falcon head, Horus was believed to be the god of the sun and of war. Initially he appeared as a local god, but over time the ancient Egyptians came to believe the reigning pharaoh was a manifestation of Horus (cf. Encyclopedia Britannica, “Horus”).

 

 There are a number of people claiming that the accounts of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament are simply myths borrowed from pagan…

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