The World's Sixteen
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The World's Sixteen
by Kersey Graves
Rival Claims of The Saviors
It is claimed by the disciples of Jesus Christ that he was of supernatural and
divine origin; that, although he was woman conceived, he was deity begotten,
and molded in human form, but comprehending in essence a full measure of the
infinite Godhead, thus making him half human and half divine in his sublunary
It is claimed that he was full and perfect God, and perfect man; and while he
was God, he was also the son of God, and as such was sent down by the father
to save the fallen and guilty world; and that thus his mission pertained to
the whole human race; and his inspired seers are made to declare that
ultimately every nation, tongue, kindred, and people under heaven will
acknowledge allegiance to his government, and concede his right to reign and
rule the world; that "every knee must bow, and every tongue confess that
Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
But we do not find that this prophecy has ever been or is likely to be
fulfilled. We do not observe that this claim to the infinite deityship
of Jesus Christ has been or is likely to be universally conceded.
On the contrary, it is found that by a portion, and a large portion of the
people of even those nations now called Christian, this claim has been
steadily and unswervingly controverted, through the whole line of history,
stretching through the nearly two thousand years which have elapsed
since his advent to earth.
Even some of those who are represented to have been personally acquainted with
him - aye! some of his own brethren in the flesh, children in the same
household, children of the same mother - had the temerity to question the
tenableness of his claim to a divine emanation. And when we extend our
researches to other countries, we find his claim, so far from being conceded,
is denied and contested by whole nations upon other grounds. It is met
and confronted by rival claims.
Upon this ground hundreds of millions of the established believers in divine
revelation - hundreds of millions of believers in the divine character and
origin of religion - reject the pretensions set up for Jesus Christ.
They admit both a God and a Savior, but do not accept Jesus of Nazareth as
being either. They admit a Messiah, but not 'the' Messiah; these nations
contend that the title is misplaced which makes "the man Christ
Jesus" the Savior of the world. They claim to have been honored
with the birth of the true Savior among them, and defend this claim upon the
ground of priority of date. They aver that the advents of their Messiahs
were long prior to that of the Christians, and that this circumstance
adjudicates for them a superiority of claim as to having had the true Messiah
born upon their soil.
It is argued that, as the story of the incarnation of the Christians' Savior
is of more recent date than those of the oriental and the ancient religions (
as is conceded by Christians themselves), the origin of the former is thus
indicated and foreshadowed as being an outgrowth from, if not a plagiarism
upon the latter - a borrowed copy, of which the pagan stories furnish the
original. Here, then, we observe a rivalship of claims, as to which of
the remarkable personages who have figured in the world of Saviors, Messiahs,
and Sons of God, in different ages and different countries, can be considered
the true Savior and "sent of God;" or whether all should be, or the
claims of all rejected.
For researchers in oriental history reveal the remarkable fact that stories of
incarnate Gods answering to and resembling the miraculous character of Jesus
Christ have been prevalent in most if not all the principal religious heathen
nations of antiquity; and the accounts and narrations of some of these deific
incarnations bear such a striking resemblance to that of the Christian Savior
- not only in their general features, but in some cases the most minute
details, from the legend of the immaculate conception to that of the
crucifixion, and subsequent ascension into heaven - that one might almost be
mistaken for another.
More than twenty claims of this kind - claims of being invested with divine
honor (deified) - have come forward and presented themselves at the bar of the
world, with their credentials, to contest the verdict of Christendom, in
having proclaimed Jesus Christ, "the only son, and sent of God:"
twenty Messiahs, Saviors, and Sons of God, according to history or tradition,
have in past times, descended from heaven, and taken upon themselves the form
of men, clothing themselves with human flesh, and furnishing incontestable
evidence of a divine origin, by various miracles, marvelous works, and
superlative virtues; and finally these twenty Jesus Christs (accepting their
character of the name) laid the foundation for the salvation of the world, and
ascended back to heaven:
-Krishna of Hindostan
-Buddha Sakia of India
-Salivahana of Bermuda
-Zulis, or Zhule, also Osiris and
Orus, of Egypt
-Odin of the Scandinavians
-Crite of Chaldea
-Zoroaster and Mithra of Persia
-Baal and Taut, "the only
of God," of Phoenicia
-Indra of Tibet
-Bali of Afghanistan
-Jao of Nepal
-Wittoba of the Bilingonese
-Thammuz of Syria
-Atys of Phrygia
-Xamolxis of Thrace
-Zoar of the Bonzes
-Adad of Assyria
-Deva Tat, and Sammonocadam of Siam
-Alcides of Thebes
-Mikado of the Sintoos
-Beddru of Japan
-Hesus of Eros, and Bremrillah,
of the Druids
-Thor, son of Odin, of the Gauls
-Cadmus of Greece
-Hil and Feta of the Mandaites
-Gentaut and Quexalcote of Mexico
-Universal Monarch of the Sibyls
-Ischy of the Island of Formosa
-Divine Teacher of Plato
-Holy One of Xaca
-Fohi and Tien of China
-Adonis, son of the virgin Io of Greece
-Ixion and Quirnus of Rome
-Prometheus of Caucasus
-Mohammed, or Mahomet, of Arabia
In order to appreciate the comparison that follows, we offer some information
about who Horus is and how he fits into Egyptian culture:
P'TAH (Gods of Heaven came to Earth from the
Celestial Disk) installed as Egypt's first Divine Ruler his own son RA
and RA then divided the Egyptian kingdom between the 'gods' OSIRIS
and SETH who fought over control of the kingdom. After OSIRIS was
killed, resuscitated and resurrected, his place on the throne was taken over by his son HORUS,
whose mother was ISIS. Then HORUS was given Upper and
Lower Egypt by the Lord of the Earth thus becoming the legitimate heir in the RA-OSIRIS
line of succession, establishing that kingship had a perpetual divine
connection. (To understand Egyptian history, one must read Sitchin's books
about the Sumerian civilization and its connection to Egypt.)
Some say that the Christian religion came directly out of
the Egyptian religion; at least, it was the probable source of the origins of
Christianity. Be it further noted that Zecharia Sitchin in The Lost
Realms (page 183), claims that the Sumerian ENKI was the
Egyptian P'TAH, the Sumerian MARDUK was the Egyptian RA
and NINGISH was the Egyptian THOTH. Now let's compare the
Egyptian HORUS with the Christian JESUS CHRIST.
A List of the similarities between Horus and Jesus:
>Horus and the Father are one.
>Jesus says, "I and My Father are one. He that
seeth Me, seeth Him that sent Me."
>Horus is the Father seen in the Son.
>Jesus claims to be the Son in whom the Father is revealed.
>Horus was the light of the world, the light that is
represented by the symbolical eye, the sign of salvation.
>Jesus is made to declare that He is the light of the world.
>Horus was the way, the truth, the life by name and in person.
>Jesus is made to assert that he is the way, the truth,
and the life.
>Horus was the plant, the shoot, the natzar.
>Jesus is made to say: "I am the true vine."
>Horus says: It is I who traverse the heaven; I go round the
Sekhet-Arru (the Elysian Fields); Eternity has been assigned to me without
end. Lo! I am heir of endless time and my attribute is eternity.
>Jesus says: " I am come down from Heaven. For this is
the will of the Father that everyone who beholdeth the
Son and believeth in Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up at
the last day." (He, too, claims to be lord of eternity.)
>Horus says: " I open the Tuat that I may drive away the
>Jesus says: " I am come a light unto the world."
>Horus says: I am equipped with thy words O Ra (the father in
heaven) (ch.32) and repeat them to those who are deprived of breath.
(ch.38). These were the words of the father in heaven.
>Jesus says: " The Father which sent me, he hath given
me a commandment, what I should say and what I should
speak. Whatsoever I speak, therefore, even as the Father said unto
me, so I speak. The word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's
which sent me."
A comparative list of some pre-existing types to
Christianity shows further how these types were brought on in the canonical
Gospels and the Book of Revelation:
1. Horus baptized with water by Anup = Jesus
Baptized with water by John.
2. Anup, the Baptizer = John the Baptist.
3. Aan, a name of the divine scribe = John the
4. Horus born in Annu, the place of bread = Jesus
born in Bethlehem, the house of bread.
5. Horus the Good Shepherd with the crook upon his
shoulders = Jesus the Good Shepherd with the lamb or
kid upon his shoulder.
6. The Seven on board the boat with Horus = The
seven fishers on board the boat with Jesus.
7. Horus as the Lamb = Jesus as the Lamb.
8. Horus as the Lion = Jesus as the Lion.
9. Horus identified with the Tat or Cross = Jesus
identified with the Cross.
10. Horus of twelve years = Jesus of twelve years.
11. Horus made a man of thirty years in his baptism =
Jesus made a man of thirty years in his baptism.
12. Horus the Krst = Jesus the Christ.
13. Horus the manifesting Son of God = Jesus the
manifesting Son of God.
14. The trinity of Atum the Father, Horus the Son,
and Ra the Holy Spirit = The trinity of the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit.
15. The first Horus as a child of the Virgin, the
second as the Son of Ra = Jesus as the Virgins child,
the Christ as Son of the Father.
16. Horus the sower and Set the destroyer in the
harvesting = Jesus the sower of the good seed and
Satan the sower of tares.
17. Horus carried off by Set to the summit of Mount
Hetep = Jesus spirited away by Satan into an
exceedingly high mountain.
18. Set and Horus contending on the Mount = Jesus and
Satan contending on the Mount.
19. The Star as the announcer of the child Horus =
The Star in the East that indicated the birthplace of
20. Hours the avenger = Jesus who brings the sword.
21. Horus as Iu-em-Hetep, who comes with peace =
Jesus the bringer of peace.
22. Horus the afflicted one = Jesus the afflicted one.
23. Horus as the type of life eternal = Jesus the type of
24. Horus as Iu-em-Hetep, the child teacher in the
temple = The child Jesus as teacher in the temple.
25. The mummy bandage that was woven without seam
=The vesture of Christ without a seam.
26. Twelve followers of Horus as Har-Khutti = Twelve
followers of Jesus as the twelve disciples.
27. The revelation written down by Aan (Tehuti) the
scribe of divine words = The revelation by John
28. The saluter Aani, who bears witness to the word
of Ra and to the testimony of Horus = John who bears
witness to the Word of God and the testimony of
29. The secret of the Mysteries revealed by Taht-Aan
= The secret of the Mysteries made known by John.
30. Horus the Morning Star = Jesus the Morning Star.
31. Horus who gives the Morning Star to his followers
= Jesus who gives the Morning Star to his followers.
32. The name of Ra on the head of the deceased = The
name of the Father written on the forehead.
33. The Paradise of the Pole Star-Am-Khemen = The
Holy City lighted by one luminary, that is neither the
Sun nor the Moon = the Pole Star.
34. The Har-Seshu, or servants of Horus = The servants
of Jesus Christ.
In addition, an extensive
from Comparative Cosmology by
Akif Manaf J., Ph.D. is posted.
Excerpt from Churchward's Book Of Religion,
first published in 1924:
Similarities between Krishna and Christ:
Both are held to be really god incarnate
Both were incarnated and born of a woman
The mother in each case was a holy virgin
the father of each was a carpenter
Both were of royal decent
Each had the title of "Savior."
Both were "without sin"
Both were crucified.
Both were crucified between two thieves.
Each taught of a great and final day of judgment.
Here is a small list of writers that lived during the
time of Jesus, aside from two forged passages in the work of a Jewish author,
and two disputed passages in the work of Roman writers, there is to be found
no mention of Jesus Christ in this mass of Jewish and Pagan writers.
Pompon Mela Phaedrus
Justus of Tiberius Silius
Dion Pruseus Lucian
Auls Gellius Pliny the Elder
Apollonius Pliny the
Valerius Flaccus Dio Chrysostom Juvenal
Florus Lucius Lysias
Theon of Smyran
Imagine that an event so important to the history and well
being of man not being recorded by a single writer of the time it occurred.
It is liken to man landing on the moon and walking on it for the first time in
the history of man, and have not a single person write about it during the
time it occurred.
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