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Was Christianity new? Was Christianity unique?
Pagan Origins is an outline of what and how.
Besides Jesus, Christianity believes in one God -- and more than that, in a personal God who steps in to make people's lives better, or not, and who punishes us for doing bad things, and rewards us for being good. Christianity believes in prayer, in eternal life, in miracles, in prophecy, in a human soul, in heaven and hell.
And you know what, Pagans believed in all those things generations before Jesus. Christianity was not new. Christianity was not unique. Christianity borrowed way more than the story of a Godman with magic powers who came back to life after he died. The first Christians took the basic ideas of their culture and adapted them to their new faith. Like all the ancient Pagans, they built a new religion out of old parts.
There's more. Don't forget the Christians sacraments. Christians are initiated into their faith by baptism. They share a sacred meal of wine and bread, which they believe become the blood and flesh of Jesus.
And generations before Jesus, Pagans practiced baptism and pagans shared sacred meals with their Gods. Pagans even ate sacred meals that were the body of their Gods. The first Christians took the basic ideas of their culture and adapted them to their new faith. They built a new religion out of old parts.
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But, I've noticed
that these plagerising christians are only accepting a free gift of eternal
life according to Ephesians Chapter 2. "For salvation is by grace
and not by works so that no man shall boast". That's what's different
about christianity, but I don't expect that to rock your world.
In fact, none of the truth you will ever hear in your whole life will
change that, unless you want it to. I honestly hope you spend some time
with God and ask him what the truth is.