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One of the objections to Christ and Christianity is that there are so many figures in heathen religions which may seem to parallel Christ and events in his life. None of these were successful in saving the soul or transforming human character as Christ does. However, their existence from the earliest times constitutes a profound recognition of the deep and objective need for a true savior for all of humanity. And in the fullness of time, God actually did send us Christ, a true savior in the complete sense of the word. From the Encyclopedia of Religions: “"In ancient Egypt there were originally several gods known by the name Horus, but the best known and most important from the beginning of the historic period was the son of Osiris and Isis who was identified with the king of Egypt. According to myth, Osiris, who assumed the rulership of the earth shortly after its creation, was slain by his jealous brother, Seth. The sister- wife of Osiris, Isis, who collected the pieces of her dismembered husband and revived him, also conceived his son and avenger, Horus. Horus fought with Seth, and, despite the loss of one eye in the contest, was successful in avenging the death of his father and in becoming his legitimate successor. Osiris then became king of the dead and Horus king of the living, this transfer being renewed at every change of earthly rule. The myth of divine kingship probably elevated the position of the god as much as it did that of the king. In the fourth dynasty, the king, the living god, may have been one of the greatest gods as well, but by the fifth dynasty the supremacy of the cult of Re, the sun god, was accepted even by the kings. The Horus-king was now also "son of Re." This was made possible mythologically by personifying the entire older genealogy of Horus (the Heliopolitan ennead) as the goddess Hathor, "house of Horus," who was also the spouse of Re and mother of Horus.” Any supposed identity between Horus and Jesus as claimed by non-believers is false according to authoritative academic sources. The syncretic idea that two or more gods of different names could be identical has never been proven true and never will be. Otherwise, prayer or communication with God in faith could not be authoritative.
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