Christianity, Interesting, Religion

Jesus == Horus?

According to Egyptian mythology there is a god name Horus, who was born of a virgin, was crucified, and was resurrected. I was not aware of this until the last couple of weeks. I’ve seen many claims that Jesus is a copycat of Horus thus he either did not exist at all or his life story has been greatly exaggerated. As I am researching, I am failing to find any evadence that Jesus is anything like Horus,  unless it’s a website trying to tell me Jesus and Horus are the same.

When Horus was first presented to me part of me was a little shaken. Deep down I felt it was nothing to be concerned about, but I had questions. I didn’t know what to think of it. I had never heard such claims. I’ve done some research and the inconsistencies and variations of Horus’ story put my mind at rest.

Horus’ story takes as many as 15 different forms. In some stories he is the son of Isis and Osiris. Other stories have him as a brother of Osiris, with Isis bearing his four children. Horus the Elder is portrayed as the son and heir of Re. Jesus has one story, with a few minor variations attributed to different points of view of eye witnesses.

There are some 300 prophesies about Jesus in the Old Testament that have been fulfilled. It’s impossible that a man would decide to copycat an Egyptian god and fulfill even a few of these prophesies. Seriously how many people do you know that chose how and where they would be born or even how and where they would die?

In my resources for Egyptian mythology I found no reference to Horus’ death and resurrection unless the site was trying to tell me Jesus was a copycat. Who would go as far as being crucified to be a copycat? To what end? Jesus died as a sacrifice for the sins of the world, so we could have relationship restored with God. If Horus’ death was so significant I would think at least one of my three resources would have mentioned it.

One last note, Horus is referred to as “lord of the sky”. Satan is also referenced as being “prince of the air” (Ephesians 2:2), and as “forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). I don’t think it is too much to say Horus is a deception from Satan, plain and simple.

Resources:

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/horus.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus

http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_jcpa5b.htm

http://www.egyptianmyths.net/horus.htm

http://www.bibleprobe.com/365messianicprophecies.htm

One Comment

  1. Yeah.. This is one of the favorites of deconstructionists. I have heard this for several years but have never actually found any evidence in the stories either. Another is Osiris who was killed by Set and the resurrected by Isis but it’s not the same thing.

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