Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On Christ and Krishna Resemblance

See earlier post: India's God Krishna Was the King of Jerusalem!


Nice work comparing Krishna with Christ, but be careful. I have spent decades arguing against non-Christians who use the fact, that many “pagan” gods so closely resemble Christ, to insist that Christianity is a mere “copy-cat” religion and that Jesus Christ is just another in a long line of similar “false” gods. Apollo, Baal, Attis, Adonis, Dionysus, Horus, Osiris, Thor, … etc. the list goes on and on.
The obvious answer to this half-baked argument is, of course, that Christianity is an extension of the oldest, most widely known religion on Earth. The Hebrews were in contact with many ancient nations, all of whom were descendants of Noah. The religion of the Hebrews was known to be true, and was consequently very influential upon their contacts. The religion that promised the Messiah was presumably known world wide.
Many years before the birth of Christ there was a long list of expected messianic attributes and deeds that were outlined in the Scriptures. The Hebrews were well aware of what to look out for in anticipation of his arrival, they knew exactly what to expect. They had an Ideal, with benchmarks, in mind and there were numerous pretenders to Messiah-ship that had to be assessed to see if they fit the model. Wherever the Israelites went, all the lands into which they wandered or were scattered, they brought this model, their concept of what the Messiah would be like, with them. Thereby the savior gods and heroes of many nations and religions were influenced by the Israelite notion of the Messiah.
If you can keep this in mind, then you might like to read the following two articles that have a direct relevance to the Krishna/Christ resemblance;
John R. Salverda

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