"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21

Mithras

Jesus/Yeshu: The Lamb of Baal and the Essence of Paganism

July 9, 2011

by Orach HaEmet ‘At the next day, Yochanan saw Yeshu coming to him, and he said: Behold the Lamb of g-d which takes away the sin of the world’. -Gospel of John 1:29 1.                  Introduction. Recently, I argued with a person of “messianic” faith (hebraized evangelical christianism) who told me that as a Jew I had […]

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Misquotes and Mistranslations in the Christian New Testament (3)

June 11, 2011

Paul Carlson I. THE BIRTH OF JESUS A. THE GENEALOGIES OF JOSEPH 1. Matthew and Luke disagree Matthew and Luke give two contradictory genealogies for Joseph (Matthew 1:2-17 and Luke 3:23-38). They cannot even agree on who the father of Joseph was. Church apologists try to eliminate this discrepancy by suggesting that the genealogy in Luke […]

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“What Profit has not that Fable of Christ Brought Us!” – Pope Leo X 1513 -1521

June 10, 2011

There are no original documents. Nobody knows who wrote the Gospels, when they were written or what originally was written. What we have are copies of copies of copies. When the Roman Empire decided to institutionalize Christianity they crushed other existing religions in order to gain territory and wealth. This involved genocide and cultural eradication. […]

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Christianity, Mithras and Rome …

June 9, 2011

Pre-existing Legends and the Gospels The Roman dogma is a mixture of historical and pre-existing themes. Mithraism, a religion derived from Zoroastrism, was very popular in Rome at the same time that Christianity was spreading. Mithras was believed to be the son of the sun, sent to the earth to rescue humankind. Two centuries before […]

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Jesus Puzzle – Was There No Historical Jesus? Part Two

May 11, 2011

Earl Doherty Part 2: On Comparing the Cults and Christianity Did Jesus exist? Are the origins of Christianity best explained without a founder Jesus of Nazareth? Before the Gospels do we find an historical Jesus or a Jesus myth? Enlarging on the Main Articles, this section of The Jesus Puzzle web site examines a wide […]

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The Jesus Puzzle – Was There No Historical Jesus? Part One

May 11, 2011

Earl Doherty The Mystery Cults and Christianity – Part 1: Introduction and Survey of the Cults Did Jesus exist? Are the origins of Christianity best explained without a founder Jesus of Nazareth? Before the Gospels do we find an historical Jesus or a Jesus myth? Enlarging on the Main Articles, this section of The Jesus […]

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