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Is Christianity A Myth

We often hear that Christianity is based on mythology. If so, from where do the myths come?

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Cliff: I thought you wanted evidence. It seems that you have been mining opinions rather than evidence. I have met Ron Wyatt and have seen and handled the physical evidence. I don't care about anyone's opinion on the matter, I know what I saw. Besides, If the Israelites were not in the wilderness for 40 years, then the Bible is a lie, and we have no common basis for discussion on CN.

---jerry6593 on 2/23/14

Samuel, There's no archeological record of a large group of people living in the desert for 40 years !

---1st_cliff on 2/17/14

Actually, no evidence has been found as of now.

This is NOT the same thing as saying there's no archeological evidence.

There was an entire middle eastern empire, Ebla, that disappeared and was unknown until the 70's.

Just wait.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/22/14

//There's no archeological record of a large group of people living in the desert for 40 years!//

One should not expect much evidence because they were nomads living in tents which would disappear over time.

//For archaeological evidence, Google Ron Wyatt.//

He has some interesting stuff, but I wouldn't take much of what he says he discovered to the bank.
---Rod4Him on 2/22/14

Jerry :Did i say i don't believe it? I just said there's no evidence!
---1st_cliff on 2/22/14

Jerry, I did as you said, Googled Ron Wyatt and it says his findings were dismissed by scientists,historians,bible scholars and even leaders of SDA,of which he belonged!
---1st_cliff on 2/22/14

Samuel, There's no archeological record of a large group of people living in the desert for 40 years !

---1st_cliff on 2/17/14

Again I ask, is there ANY part of the Bible that you DO believe?

For archaeological evidence, Google Ron Wyatt.

---jerry6593 on 2/22/14

Hello,Sis.Rita, all respect, thankyou yes, I understand what you are say here. It was the people who I met they were very insistant like
really " pushy" more about their religious Reiki devotion & teaching than they were the products.

the truth they ended up stealing my money & ran off with my money and thr so- called products they were from the west indies.
---Lidia4796 on 2/20/14

Lidia, it is quite possible that some people practicing Reiki also sell herbal products but that does not make the herbal products, the herbalist or anyone else involved in herbalism (or in many other areas of complementary medicine) evil.

Many Christians are involved in herbalism and aromatherapy and are totally at ease with that because the both involve using the medicinal extracts of plants. SATAN PLANTED NOTHING. Genesis tells us who DID plant them.

Remember Hezekiah's poultice of figs. 2 Kings 20:7.

Reiki is not of God though, a friend did it as a job and ceased doing so when she became a born-again Christian.
---Rita_H on 2/19/14

Yes. It is also recognized that the Hebrew were in Egypt. I and many others believe they were there under the Hyksos. Many of the current scholars do not look at the earlier Exodus.

There is also evidence of Smelting centers in the Desert where people lived. Which matches portions of the Exodus.

So we cannot prove that the Hebrew people spent a large time in the desert currently. But they were in Egypt and left Hebrew alphabetical writings there. Then they were in Palestine. So they had to at least cross the desert to get there.

The city that Abraham from Genesis, Ur has been found and His name is there so people with that name lived then. The customs mentioned in the bible were from that time.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/18/14

Samuel, There's no archeological record of a large group of people living in the desert for 40 years !
---1st_cliff on 2/17/14

Roman History on some areas is more complete then others. Backwater little areas not so much.

The Old Testament was compiled by Jewish people. I believe that GOD can inspire and show the truth to men. Archeology is always changing what we think we knew. For instance they have found entire lost cites that no one knew existed. They also used to think Troy was a myth.

The New Testament was compiled with certain rules in Mind and the fact many of them were long accepted by the Church Fathers. So If you think GOD cannot do anything to help establish the Bible then you can think the Bible is only man made.

But since I believe GOD works through men then I believe the Bible is the Word of GOD. The Infallible judge of all truth.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/17/14

Big boy, The lake of fire is not "Hades" FYI
---1st_cliff on 2/15/14

I just a post that said nothing in the bible pointed to hell being fiery.
Well, God said he would throw satan into the lake of fire, hell......
So, there you go big boy.
---Insequitor on 2/14/14

The "information SOURCE" when we READ scripture is actually MAN because we are reading ONLY the 66 books that MAN has allowed us to have (yeah, Cluny, I know you have 77...and everybody else is going to hell, give it a rest).

God would not not avoid EIGHTEEN YEARS of the one we are to love...nor would He give us a mystery of the apostle's travels.

MAN has supplied the MYTHOLOGY (stop blaming God for everything, He is not a FAILURE).
---faithforfaith on 2/14/14

But it is a myth that I particularly like. The records pertaining to Roman history are pretty complete.
---Love.wins on 2/14/14

IF you have any true/deep understanding (you don't if you have instead chosen "WISDOM",...but "he who has will be given more").

We should NOT OBEY "LAW", but should mind the "PRECEPTS" of the law (if we want "circumcision"/sanctification under Jesus).

Mat 15:9
in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'"

Mar 7:7
in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'

Rom 2:26
"So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?".
---faithforfaith on 2/14/14

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The attack that the Bible is false on the understanding about when the first Census was and when JESUS is born ignores a very important point.

We do not have all the information from that time period much of it was lost.

For centuries the Bible was attacked because there was no Assyrian nation. They stated this as a fact not to be disputed.

Then after the Translation of the Rosetta stone and other discoveries they found the Assyrian nation. Which had been lost.

So if they lost a whole nation how can we be sure they have a single event correct?
---Samuelbb7 on 2/14/14

I believe these myths are spoken of in the scriptures:
2Peter2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

And they are believed because:
2Tim4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears,
2Tim4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Those who do not speak the truth (such as LoveWins):
Tit3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject,
---trey on 2/14/14

I may have misread your post then, Love.wins .
We, as humans, are often so eager to criticize a statement rather than question it for clarity sake.
My apologies.
---micha9344 on 2/14/14

Micha, you have quoted the very myth.
---Love.wins on 2/13/14

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"There are some myths involved, such as the birth narratives. For instance, Caesar Augustus did not mandate his first census until Jesus was about 10 years old."-Love.wins on 2/13/14
There are some myths involved, such as Caesar Augustus did not mandate his first census until Jesus was about 10 years old. The Truth is:
Luk 2:1-3 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
---micha9344 on 2/13/14

There are some myths involved, such as the birth narratives. For instance, Caesar Augustus did not mandate his first census until Jesus was about 10 years old.
---Love.wins on 2/13/14

Jesus had many other things to say to apostles, but didn't. He told them that the Spirit of truth will guide them into all truth.
---Steveng on 2/12/14

Cliff we are both wound too tight.
---Elder on 2/12/14

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faithforfaith on 2/12/14: Many of your problems are in fact only personal worries. You have no need to learn about Jesus' life for 18 years, nor any details of the apostles' travels apart from what we are told in the Bible.

Of course God does not tell us everything - but He does tell us everything we need to know.

Your questions/statements on time are more interesting. But how God arranged time is again complex. I think if a group like us gets to discussing it, there will only be an argument So I will not start such a discussion.
---Peter on 2/12/14

I beat up my clock (just trying to kill a little time)
---1st_cliff on 2/12/14

Thank you cliff finally someone answered the question that I asked....not the title.

Different mythologies come indirectly right from satan. "You can be just like God"

Yes different myths have crept in...jesus is angel...and such.
---aka on 2/12/14

Cliff: By His grace & mercy, God has given us time to buy the truth (His word, the Bible) & spend it wisely with Him. God knows mankind needs time to make up our minds & choose one way or the other.
---Leon on 2/12/14

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Oh,I forgot my main point ,they claim the Reiki & Easter n Shoulin claim actually, they exist way before Jesus and they claim Jesus was a man who had a secret life,

Christ is holy and died for our sins, they support parts of hinduism, they believe in many Gods so, they claim ALL before Jesus and other
Religions, they have Christ like the last of religions.

They are in error all around.. not believe Karate belongs in any church their religious chants!
every session,candles to.pegan Gods...must be performed .
---Lidia4796 on 2/12/14

"The reason we have "time" is that so everything doesn't happen all at once!..."

1st Cliff, your beliefs are so strange. Are you trying to convince us that time was not invented by a watchmaker with low sales and a high quota?
---Elder on 2/12/14

The New age people and also the eastern religious such as those who practise "Reiki" & the Shoalin" they strict believe and blaspheme the Christian religion ( that' my opinion)
They sopposedly respect other religions but in reality, they are ignorant of the deity of Christ it really got me angry - that they mock even Jesus, the Virgen Mary and I quit all contact with them actually they sell herbal products " heal cancer" & teach excercises for
for cancer,other illnesess..
( they promote thier religion) if you want get the products( conflicting! ) was how I got to know them. I quit having anything to do with them.
---Lidia4796 on 2/12/14

There are many valid reasons to question the information SOURCE when we read scripture. Man has allowed/provided us with limited information (only 66 books and no explanation of Jesus's whereabouts for EIGHTEEN YEARS or the apostle's travels, etc.

For 2000 years, all of this strangely has avoided even a mention/explanation.

Since the works of God's Son have been FINISHED since THE BEGINNING of "TIME", it is WISE to realize more fully what "time" means in divine terms. When Jesus was being tempted for 40 days in the desert, since the goal was that JESUS/GOD be tempted, satan had to show Jesus "all the kingdoms of the world" from the standpoint/reference point of "TIME", Luke 4:5.
---faithforfaith on 2/12/14

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Apparently, it doesn't seem anything but a coincidence to anyone that Jesus said "I am the WAY...." (no, Jesus was not a poet, He actually MEANT what He said). Add to that realization of Jesus's words ACTS 9:2 AND ALSO Acts 19:9 which says that Saul persecuted "those BELONGING TO the Way" (they belonged to THE BODY that they were MEMBERS OF).

People that have been INDOCTRINATED will NOT THINK because THINKING is a violation of protocol.

SO,....THINK...and make it a habit (it produces FREEDOM...and pleases Jesus).
---faithforfaith on 2/12/14

Christianity is from, based on and the continuation of Judaism of the Old Testament.

No I do not agree with Tao. The world has been here for thousands of years. How long I do not know exactly. But there was no magic to make stone tools or written history from over 5,000 years ago.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/12/14

FfF, The reason we have "time" is that so everything doesn't happen all at once!...
---1st_cliff on 2/11/14

aka, Looking beyond mythology to satanic power and influence....The magic practicing priests of Egypt duplicated the first three plagues , awesome in scope and magnitude! How was that accomplished?
I have seen voodoo practiced (Dominican Rep) that defies logic!
That Christendom has ben tainted by mythology is a no brainer!
---1st_cliff on 2/11/14

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If is funny only Bart's listeners picked-up on "the way."
Yet, "the tao" was there long before Christianity stepped into the scene.
Pro 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
It is also interesting that this too can be covered up/explained/excused by the theory of "age-time.", so that nothing is provable or disprovable. Sounds like how evolution works.
---micha9344 on 2/11/14

What I am going to say right now requires open-mindedness. I will tell you straight-out that I am not going to CONVINCE anyone or argue TRUTH.

FOMENKO (still alive?) claims that human history is likely only 8-1200 years old and that the timeline of history has been falsified like a fairy-tale (also ROHR researches ANCIENT FAR-EASTERN history as falsified).

The JESUS DISPENSATION (the Jesus episode of God is the age of ETERNITY) is that Jesus ended "TIME" and began the age of ETERNITY (both man AND GOD are telling us that time is DEVICE/tool that was invented to MEASURE EXISTENCE).

The English translation of the words "The Tao" is THE WAY (ancient Chinese philosophy).
---faithforfaith on 2/11/14

Scripture does not tell us where Jesus went for 18 years nor does it tell us what "NATIONS" were visited for the fulfillment of THE GREAT COMMISSION ("go to all NATIONS"). Paul mentions that he was "preparing to go to Spain", (but nothing else is known/taught).

The apostle BARTHOLEMEW/Nathaniel is believed to have preached the gospel of Jesus in INDIA (Saint Batholemew's church in NYC wrote a 'WELCOME SHEET' about this).

POSSIBLY, if FOMENKO, ROHR, and a few others are right about "TIME" being a manufactured/fabricated fairy tale, "THE WAY" (Acts 9:2) was something that the 'ancients' in India and China KNEW OF/about.
---faithforfaith on 2/11/14

Dear Christian I have two problems with you and none with scriptures.

First you are trying to hijack every site to spread your thoughts then do not really listen to the replies.

I have explained many times that I totally agree with Romans 3. You just keep ignoring what I say.

Which also goes with John 6. I know GOD must call us. I have stated this many times. But the Verse does not say JESUS only died for some. Read it again. It says unless give them not that JESUS did not die for them. So you are adding to scripture.

I will save Romans 9 for latter.

But let us do this on a site already dedicated to this subject. Instead of you forcing this on those around you.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/10/14

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Ro1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

1Cor1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

The above verses are my answer!
---trey on 2/10/14

I have never heard that Christianity is based on mythology. I am sure many who do not like Christians will say many things against us. You will always find websites who oppose the Church.
The first time the word Christian was used was at Antioch, found in (Acts 11:26) The church members who are saved, are followers of Christ, they are called Christians, Christ followers.
---Mark_V. on 2/10/14

The only proof I have of the Gospel is. I see what people sow and I see what they reap. That is not a myth that is a fact. If came from the myth of Jesus, I will believe his myths for ever.
---BRYAN on 2/9/14

Samuelbb7, do you have a problem when the Scripture declares -

"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God." - does this exclude you?

"For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth." - that God's election was unconditional?

"Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father." - that Christ only died for those His Father gave Him?

Seems like it's real problem for you. Too bad.
---christan on 2/9/14

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Chria...again i so much appreciate your insightful replies.

In which case, "myths", while learned from various places. persons etc, any individual may come up with their own personalized concept of what they deem true/truth---chria9396on 2/7/14

yes...and one place in genesis 3 points to the derivation of all myths.

Satan knew more than anyone besides the godhead. So, why not get the myths started so than when Truth was revealed, many could say that jesus christianity is based myth.

What a brilliant set up to let satan destroy satan who from the start tried to create myths so we would not believe.
---aka on 2/7/14

\\Cluny, How could Orthodoxy be pre denominational when there were seven churches in Asia minor each one with it's unique character!
The beginning of "denominations"\\

Wrong again.

They had individual pastoral problems, y es.

But they all believed the same things about Christology, the Incarnation, sacraments, and the like--that is, the Orthodox doctrine.

Until 1922, they were Orthodox Churches, until a population exchange arranged by the League of Nations forced the Christians from Asia Minor to go to Greece.

Did you know that?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/7/14

I think of ""Christianity"" as an umbrella term which means different things to different people, in fact, possibly nearly as many different things/ideas as there are people who claim Christianity. Why? Because every man is right in his (her) own eyes, all \have thought different, while agreeing on some things, disagreeing on others. In which case, "myths", while learned from various places. persons etc, any individual may come up with their own personalized concept of what they deem true/truth
---chria9396 on 2/7/14

Cluny, How could Orthodoxy be pre denominational when there were seven churches in Asia minor each one with it's unique character!
The beginning of "denominations"
---1st_cliff on 2/7/14

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aka, I try to elaborate but have difficulty getting by the censor!
Can you tell me what good lighting candles for the dead accomplishes?
Figures heavily in some denominations. Little flames are representing Sol (the sun god)as also the "round" scull caps worn by priests, the "host" is round,halos round and sunrise rituals etc influenced by Zoroasterism.
But this is the tip of the iceberg!
---1st_cliff on 2/7/14

'full of Satanic myths'- Cluny.

Which is exactly what the self-styled "Orthodox" church is.

Cluny's un-Orthodox church is not content with celebrating the pagan birthday of Mithra on December 25 using the Gregorian calendar as all other apostate Christians do. Cluny's un-Orthodox church wants to get as close as it can to pagan Roman mythology and uses Julius Caesar's calendar- the Julian Calendar to celebrate Mithra on December 25. What best to use a Pagan Roman calendar to celebrate Mithra's birthday on December 25.

Cluny's un-Orthodox Julian Dec.25 Mithra mythology is January 7 on the Gregorian calendar- the calendar everyone else uses.

Cluny's apostasy is based squarely on SATANIC pagan mythology.
---David8318 on 2/6/14

Cluny: "Orthodoxy is PRE-denominational."

Does your church have buildings made by the hands of man?

Do your church elders wear clothing as of those of a rich man? pagan head dresses?

Is your church a tax free corporation?

Does you church invest in stocks and bonds?

Does your church perform rituals of man?

Does your church have art treasures of people?

Does your church own tax free property?

Does your church perform pagan ceremonies?

Does your church baptise babies?

Would your church sell all it has to feed the poor?
---Steveng on 2/6/14

Cluny: 'Orthodoxy is PRE-denominational'

Not exactly true.

Orthodoxy WAS non-denominational, while it was the only belief.

But after there became differences of belief, after 1054 when the catholic church left, as there were two sets of groups of Christians (denominations) you could say in those day that a Christian could be either of Orthodox denomination or Catholic denomination.

At least I think it would be better to say it that way

But yes, once upon a time Orthodoxy was the only belief, so it was not a denomination
---Peter on 2/6/14

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\\I do not know what the Orthodox teach on that subject. But I do know that the Orthodox church has myths brought in after the death of the apostles including Tradition being equal to scripture.\\

The Church functioned for several decades before the first word of the NT was ever written down.

All the early Church had to go by WAS the Apostolic tradition.

THAT is what determined what should be in the NT, not the other way around.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/6/14

Cliff did you ever post a question? The title was not written by me. That is quite the opposite of my inquiry.

the claim is that myths preceded christianity and various factions of christianity have mixed some mythology with it.

If the claim can be made, I'd like to see some basis for this claim. Not just the claim.
---aka on 2/6/14

Cluny, Do you imagine for a moment that Orthodoxy is free of Mythology?
The importance of a device fashioned in the form of a beam and crossbar weighs heavily in the rites and rituals of your church. None of which comes from scripture! Admit !
---1st_cliff on 2/6/14

\\From the imaginations of man from every denomination in this world - eveny Cluny's Orthodox denomination.\\

Wrong. Orthodoxy is PRE-denominational.

But your worldly denominational church is full of Satanic myths, Steveng.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/6/14

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Dear Christian please stick the topic and quit trying to bring TULIP into every conversation.

Dear Cluny I have seen many images of Isis with the baby Horus. But then I read and study about Egypt history.

I apologize I did not mean to make it seem like Isis was a virgin. I said the pictures are adopted.

Then I added many Roman goddess were virgins which is why the RCC teach the eternal virginity of Mary.

I do not know what the Orthodox teach on that subject. But I do know that the Orthodox church has myths brought in after the death of the apostles including Tradition being equal to scripture.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/6/14

The word "Christianity" is not in scripture. The true name ("THE WAY" Acts 9:2) and John 14:6 "I am THE WAY...""and if he found any BELONGING TO the way..."...Acts 19:9. "Christian" (singular) is used twice in scripture ('Peter the denier' was told "Get behind me satan. Historians speak of the "INCIDENT AT ANTIOCH" as the final resulting decision from the Council of Jerusalem that Paul speaks of in Acts as "the Council" (look it up at Wikipedia IF you really want to know REAL TRUTH).

Most worshipers only LIKE the truth, but God tells us that we must "LOVE" the truth in order to be saved 2 Thessalonians 2.
---faithforfaith on 2/6/14

'there's no chance that the Devil would EVER throw things into the mix to confuse people'- Cluny.

The un-Orthodox church says 'we don't celebrate on December 25, we celebrate the correct date January 7'.

This is the Devil's confusion because the un-Orthodox church clings to the Julian calendar which is 13 days different to the common Gregorian calendar. So in fact, the un-Orthodox church does celebrate on December 25 but they hide this fact cleverly behind the Gregorian calendar. Another apostate twist from the Devil.

Of course, the Devil 'blinds the minds of unbelievers' with pagan Roman mythology- Mithra, which Cluny and his un-Orthodoxy promote. Catholics on Dec.25, un-Orthodox on Jan.7. Same mythology, same apostasy.
---David8318 on 2/6/14

aka, i for one do not gloat with regards to unbelievers of the Holy Bible. But it becomes sobering and humbling to know and believe what Peter wrote in his epistle of such an act,

"And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed." 1 Peter 2:8

It's through unbelief that one will say anything to discount the Truth of the Holy Bible. For that's the consequence of unbelief. That's why Romans 9 is truly sobering as revealed by Paul about the elect and reprobates. For indeed God's sovereignty is truly magnified with awe.
---christan on 2/5/14

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aka, The answer is NO,true Christianity is no myth.
Mythology has crept in and corrupted the truth.
What is preached today by pseudo-Christians is saturated with myth!
The Pied-Piper pastors are marching down the broad road!
---1st_cliff on 2/5/14

Where do the myths come?

From the imaginations of man from every denomination in this world - eveny Cluny's Orthodox denomination.

Satan has had over 2,000 years to infiltrate and divide christiandom up into tens of thousands of denominations each having their own rituals, traditions, ways of living and interpretations of the bible. Satan has deceived the whole world into believing that if one is a member of a denominaional church one is a christian. This is the great end time delusion.
---Steveng on 2/5/14

'And that's why I'm Orthodox'- Cluny.

Unorthodox churches or Catholic... pretty much the same apostasy. Same dirt just different backsides.
---David8318 on 2/5/14

Cliff address the question.

christan...ignore the title and I bet unbelievers cannot answer this question.
---aka on 2/5/14

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"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18

"For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death, and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ." 2 Corinthians 2:15-17
---christan on 2/5/14

\\There was the goddess Isis who was very popular during the time of the early church. Her pictures with her son Horus are reimaged into Mary with Jesus.\\


Isis was NOT a virgin, but the sister/wife of Osiris.

And I have yet to see an authentic ancient Egyptian image of Isis holding baby Horus.

Try again.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/5/14

aka, Ask the man on the street what "hell" is and he will invariably say a place where the devil stokes the fire!
Yet pre advent there was/is nothing in "sheol" (hell) to suggest fire or torture. Ask your local Rabbi ,he will tell you it is not scriptural and even today the Jews do not believe in a firey hell!
It came into Christendom from a corruption of "Gehenna" now accepted as the only hell , the fear tactic worked well with early Catholicism
Today the fate is not life or death (Jn.3.16) but heaven or hell. Satan's influence!!
---1st_cliff on 2/5/14

\\There is a clear resemblance between apostate Christianity and mythology.
---David8318 on 2/4/14\\

And that's why I'm Orthodox.

All other forms ARE apostate, like yours.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/5/14

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There was the goddess Isis who was very popular during the time of the early church. Her pictures with her son Horus are reimaged into Mary with Jesus.

The Romans also had a number of virgin Goddess. These resulted in the popular belief that Mary always remained a virgin.

But these myths were added to Christianity. During the time of the Apostasy.

The New Testament is based on Jewish Beliefs. Some atheists try to say the teachings about JESUS in the New Testament are adapted from these beliefs. The beliefs of Pagans are very different then Jewish Old Testament teachings.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/5/14

I have a family member that is a know-it-all unbeliever
---shira4368 on 2/5/14

Little is actually KNOWN about Mithraism from ancient writings.

All sorts of things have been deduced--or guessed--by scholars.

And, of course, there's no chance that the Devil would EVER throw things into the mix to confuse people, is there?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/5/14

I agree david. Apostate christianity is a mixture of many mythologies.

but the question was not christianity apostate or not. What is the derivation of different mythologies?
---aka on 2/4/14

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'little is actually known about the latter (Mithraism)'- Cluny.

Actually, quite a lot is known about Mithra.

Says Dr. Martha A. Davis, an assistant professor of Classics at Temple University Philadelphia:

'...the old Roman Saturnalia and the Feast of Mithras- a god in the Persian Zoroastrian religion, and the Feast of Mithras was celebrated on the gods supposed birthday, December 25. The Roman Saturnalia, a feast named for the Roman god Saturn, absorbed the Feast of Mithras and lasted for days.'

It is unsurprising that Roman Emperors adopted the Roman Saturnalia/Mithra festival as the birth of Christ in their Roman Catholic Church.

There is a clear resemblance between apostate Christianity and mythology.
---David8318 on 2/4/14

Vain, imaginary myths come from deep in the navels (bowels) of self-proclaimed know it all unbelievers of God's Word.
---Leon on 2/4/14

Supposedly there is a resemblance between Christianity and Mithraism, but little is actually known about the latter.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/4/14

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