Christ-Like Figures Who Pre-Date Jesus Christ

By Dr. John Reizer

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Is the story of Jesus Christ the greatest story ever sold? Is it true that there were many Christ-like figures that pre-dated the Jesus story and had the same birthday of December 25? Did Jesus actually walk the face of the earth or was he the personification of an astrological story that was written many thousands of years before the supposed birth of Christ?

When one attempts to write an article that questions the authenticity of Jesus Christ, he or she had better be prepared to deal with the wrath of public opinion.

In 2007, Peter Joseph released a film titled, “Zeitgeist”  that was based on the scholarly writings of Archaya S. who had previously authored the book, “The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold.” 

Here are what some scholars have said about this subject matter:


“The Christian religion and Masonry have one and the same common origin: Both are derived from the worship of the Sun. The difference between their origin is, that the Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.”

Thomas Paine

“The Sun has attracted the attention of mankind for adoration all over the world from the very beginning of human history. It has attained the position of pre-eminence among the deities of nature in ancient times. The prominence and glory of the solar orb, its beauty and splendor, its importance in the creation and maintenance of life, its regularity in diffusing light and enlightening the whole earth, its primal role in the cosmic evolution and consequent mystery surrounding it, had secured for the Sun a history of interest and importance equaled by none to which every age and every race has contributed its pages.”

V.C. Srivastava

Sun-Worship in Ancient India


According to the scholarly research of author Archaya S., the Egyptian sun god Horus, who predated Jesus Christ by thousands of years, has the following in common with the Christian story of Jesus:

  1. Horus was born of the virgin Isis-Meri on December 25th in a cave/manger with his birth being announced by a star in the East and attended by three wise men.
  2. His earthly father was named “Seb” (“Joseph”). Seb is also known as “Geb”: “As Horus the Elder he…was believed to be the son of Geb and Nut.” Lewis Spence, Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends, 84.
  3. He was of royal descent.
  4. At age 12, he was a child teacher in the Temple, and at 30, he was baptized, having disappeared for 18 years.
  5. Horus was baptized in the river Eridanus or Iarutana (Jordan) by “Anup the Baptizer” (“John the Baptist”), who was decapitated.
  6. He had 12 disciples, two of whom were his “witnesses” and were named “Anup” and “Aan” (the two “Johns”).
  7. He performed miracles, exorcised demons and raised El-Azarus (“El-Osiris”), from the dead.
  8. Horus walked on water.
  9. His personal epithet was “Iusa,” the “ever-becoming son” of “Ptah,” the “Father.” He was thus called “Holy Child.”
  10. He delivered a “Sermon on the Mount” and his followers recounted the “Sayings of Iusa.”
  11. Horus was transfigured on the Mount.
  12. He was crucified between two thieves, buried for three days in a tomb, and resurrected.
  13. He was also the “Way, the Truth, the Light,” “Messiah,” “God’s Anointed Son,” the “Son of Man,” the “Good Shepherd,” the “Lamb of God,” the “Word made flesh,” the “Word of Truth,” etc.
  14. He was “the Fisher” and was associated with the Fish (“Ichthys”), Lamb and Lion.
  15. He came to fulfill the Law.
  16. Horus was called “the KRST,” or “Anointed One.”
  17. Like Jesus, “Horus was supposed to reign one thousand years.”


Watch the Zeitgeist movie here.


My intention in providing this information is not to poke fun at people’s belief systems but rather to question everything that deserves questioning in our world regardless of how painful it might be to do so.

What do you think about this subject?