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Before you decide, lets review the facts
After we've reviewed the facts, we'll click to the next page and talk about Christianity's Pagan origins.
So far at POCM we've been looking at the big bang theory by asking the question, "Really new? Really unique?" OK, that's two questions. But you get the idea. We've compared the ideas, rituals, sacraments and myths of Christianity with the ideas, rituals, sacraments and myths of other ancient religions.
Turns out Christianity was not new, Christianity was not unique, Christianity was not discontinuous with ancient Paganism.
facts: big bang bust
Hundreds of years before Christianity was a twinkle in St. Paul's eye, Pagans had >
that's the little stuff...
The big stuff? -- the mystery religions. Around the Mediterranean for a thousand years before Christ, the sacred Pagan mysteries >
In His birth as the son of God and a virgin woman,
in His miracles,
His fulfillment of prophecy,
His death and resurrection,
His ascent to heaven,
His judgment of men at the end of time, Jesus is not new, Jesus is not unique, Jesus is not discontinuous with mainstream Paganism.
in the Holy Eucharist,
in it's doctrines of rebirth and salvation,
and it's promise of eternal life with torment for sinners and blessings for believers,
Christianity is not new, Christianity is not unique, Christianity is not discontinuous with mainstream Paganism.
|Fact The first Christians .|
|Another fact: The early writings prove the first Christians knew Jesus' story is not unique.||
"When we say that the Word, who is the first-birth of God, was produced without sexual union, and that He, Jesus Christ, our Teacher, was crucified and died, and rose again, and ascended into heaven, we propound nothing different from what you believe regarding those whom you esteem sons of Jupiter." [Justin Martyr, First Apology, 21]
next time you're in Church
When they get to the part about about one God, and his Son who died, was reborn, ascended into Heaven for the salvation of mankind remember the facts you learned at POCM.
You'll know you're hearing about stuff that predated Christianity by hundreds of years -- in a culture where over and over people built new religions out of old parts.
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are filled with the lies that anti-Christians give. The answer to your own theory is one
is the body of Jesus?
Had they produced it Christianity would have stopped thousands
of years ago.
Conquerors did write things to suit them, but why does the Bible agree like it does and tell things as if they happened hundreds of years before they did happen?
Did it ever occur to you that the Pagans borrowed from Christians, or are you bigoted to think that the influence goes only one way?
because so whacked out religious nutcase did something wrong the whole
religion is condemned for being bunk?
As for a dying Son of God, Does it predate the Books of Moses (Bible) written starting in 1500-2500 years before Christ?
That is truly amazing, that there is a book or source in our world today that is older than the Bible that tells the same story. Are you truthful, sir or just whacked out?