God’s Incarnation in Ancient Pagan Religions

𝐆𝐨𝐝’𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬

Mohamad Mostafa Nassar


First: God’s Incarnation in Ancient Pagan Religions

Believing in an incarnated God, the second divine hypostasis of God, incarnated to forgive people’s sins, is an old and known belief in ancient religions, such as Hinduism. In his book “India”, the historian Allen said, “Krishna is the greatest of all the incarnated gods, and much superior to them, for they were only partly divine, but He (Krishna) appeared as god in a human figure. 

Mentioned in the Indian book “Baha Kavat Boron”, Krishna said, “I will incarnate in Yedwa house, and come out from Devaki womb, I will be born and die, the time has come to show my power, and relieve the earth of its burden”. Therefore, the Hindus considered him a divine incarnation that made him worthy of worship. 

The prominent historian Dwain talked about Buddha in his book “The Myths of the Torah, the Gospel, and Their Similarity in Other Religions”. He said, “Buddha was born of the virgin Maya, whom the Buddhists in India and other countries worship. They say about him, “He left the heaven and descended to appear as a human figure, as mercy to people to save them from their sins and to guide them”.      

The historian Dawn also mentioned that the Europeans were astonished when they went to Comorine, west of India, from seeing the people worship a god called Silvahana, and he was born of a virgin.

Among humans that people said were incarnate, is the god Fuhi in China, and Wisten Nonick and Hwankty, and others.  People used to say of the god Bromesus, “He was a real man and a real god.[1]

Thus, we can say that God’s incarnation existed in ancient Pagan religions before Christianity, from which Paul and the Councils took the belief of Jesus’ divinity.

[1]- Paganism in Christianity, Mohammad Taher Attenneer, pp 47-56

The Incarnation For Forgiveness And Salvation

Second: The Incarnation for Forgiveness and Salvation

What Christians believe about the reason for the incarnation corresponds with that of the ancient Pagan religions, as Christians say, the incarnation was for Jesus to die and save humanity from their sins. 

The prominent scholar Hawk quoted the same about the Indian incarnated gods. He said, “Indians believe that, one of the gods had incarnated, and sacrificed himself to save the people from their sins”.

The same was quoted about Buddha, whom the historian Morris William mentioned in his book (Indian Religion), “of his mercy (meaning Buddha) he left the heaven and came to the earth, to save humanity from their sins and pains, and from the punishment they deserve.”   

Dawn mentions in his book “The Myths of the Torah, the Gospel, and Their Similarity in Other Religions”; Indians call Bokhas, the son of Jupiter, the nations’ savior.”

The same was said about Hercules, Mithra, the Persians’ savior, and Bacob, the Mexican crucified god, and others, whom their followers believed to be gods, incarnated to forgive sins.[1]

[1]- Paganism in Christianity, Mohammad Taher Attenneer, pp 29-38, Christianity, Ahmad Shalaby, pp 151, 158

The Incarnated God And Creation

Third: The Incarnated God and Creation

Similar to the Christians’ belief that Jesus the Son is the creator, is the ancient religions’ belief in their incarnated gods. The Indians’ sacred books mention that “Krishna the son of god from the virgin Divacki, is the second divine hypostasis in the Holy Trinity, created heavens and earth, and for them (the believers) he is the first and the last”.

In the holy book “Bhagwad Geeta”, Krishna said to his student Argon, “I am the god of the all creations, I created them and humans… know me, I am the creator of humans”.

The Chinese believe that the Father created nothing, and the son Latotho, who was born from a virgin, created everything.

In their prayers to Adermizd, the Persians say, “to Adermizd I pray, for he created everything that was created or will be. He is the wise, the strong, who created the sky, the sun, the moon and the stars.”

The Assyrians believe the same of the first son “Nerdock”, also those who deify “Adonis”, and “Laokion”, and others.

Likewise, in the old Egyptian tradition, the god “Atom” created every living thing by the word, which created life and everything edible, and all what humans love or hate.[1]

[1]- Paganism in Christianity, Mohammad Taher Attenneer, pp 119-120

Eternity And Immortality Of The Incarnated Gods

Forth: Eternity and Immortality of the Incarnated Gods

John described Jesus in his Revelation, as the first and the last, and the Alpha and Omega. This description corresponds exactly with the description of the idolatrous and their incarnated gods, of which they believe in their eternity and immortality.

In the Indian book “Geeta”, Krishna said, “It never happened that I was nonexistent, I made everything, and I am the everlasting and the eternal, the creator who existed before everything. I am the strong ruler, who has power over the universe; I am the first, the middle, and the last of everything’.   

From Argon’s prayers to Krishna, “you are the everlasting, the great, whom we must know, who controls the beings; you are the god who existed before gods”.

The book “Fishno Borani” describes him: “he has no start, no    middle, and no end”.

Mentioned in the Indian scriptures about Buddha: “he is Alpha and Omega, there is no start or end to his existence, and he is the god, the owner, the powerful and the everlasting”. The same was said about Lawken, Lawtz, Armizd, Zios, and many others, who were called the “Alpha and Omega”. [1]

[1]- Paganism in Christianity, Mohammad Taher Attenneer, pp 120-121

𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐏𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐧 𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦

The Dates Of Gods’ Birth, Worship, And Traditions

Fifth: The Dates of Gods’ Birth, Worship, and Traditions

Not only do Christian beliefs correspond with other religions on some issues, but also on worshipping and dates as well. The idolatrous believe, in spite of the differences of their gods, that their incarnated gods were born on 25th of December, such as the god Mithra and others.    

That is what the Orthodox Christians say of their dates. It was fixed in 530 C.E. by the priest Deunesus. He wanted to draw Christians away from the idolatrous celebrations, and occupy them with Christian celebration. The same happened in many other idolatrous celebrations, so the Christians took the dates and the traditions from them.   

In his book, “The History of the Anglican Church”, Priest Beid quoted Pope Gregory’s first speech, (601C.E), in which he quoted Pope Mellitus’s advice, which forbade the destruction of the idolatrous temples. In addition, he believed in turning them away from worshipping the devil to worship the true God, to clean the people’s hearts of sins, and make it easier for them to visit the temples, which they used to visit. [1]

Thus, the new Christian will not find any difference, in the place or the content, between Christianity and what he/she believes, which will make it easier to spread Christianity. 

[1]- Frank Discussion Between the Servant of Allah and the Servant of Christ, Abdul Wadoud Shalaby, pp 67-72, Christianity, Ahmad Shalaby, pp 83, The True Christianity That Christ Taught, Alaa Abu Bakr, pp 191-192

The Trinity In Ancient Paganism

The Trinity in Ancient Paganism

Not only did Christians take the belief of Jesus’ divinity and God’s incarnation from the idolatrous, but they also took their belief in the Trinity.

To prove that, we will review the ancient pagan nations’ history that was before the time of Jesus (PBUH). History proves that many of the idolatrous believed in the Trinity before Christians, and what the Christians say about the Trinity was taken from these nations with little alteration in the Trinity hypostasis, by changing the names of the idolatrous Trinity.

The belief of the triple god existed four thousand years before the birth of Christ (PBUH). The Babylonians believed in it, when they divided the gods into three groups, (the god of sky, the god of earth, and the god of sea).

Then, the Trinity developed as it is now in Christianity, in the tenth century before Christ. The Indians believe that their Trinity consists of Brahma, Fishna, and Seva,  and these three are one.

Mentioned in the pious Atnis prayers, “oh, three gods know that I believe in one god. Tell me, which of you is the real god, to pray for and present my vow? Then the three gods appeared and said to him: you, the worshipper, know that there is no difference between us, the three you see is in the shape and the sameness, but there is only one divine person in the three”.

Found in Indian remains, was an idol with three heads and one body, indicating the Trinity.  

The Trinity was known by the ancient pagans, such as the Egyptian Trinity (Ozirous, Izes, and Hoars), the Persian Trinity (Ormizd, Mitras, and Ahraman), the Scandinavian Trinity (Aowen, Tora, and Freie), and the Mexican Trinity (Tzikliboka, Ahotzlipo Shtiki, and Tlakoma). The Greek philosophers, whose belief was similar to the Christians’, also believed in their Trinity (existence, knowledge, life), and many others, which will take too long to mention.[1]   

Even the Nicene Creed, which the Nicene Council produced, was from old religions. The historian Malver quoted from the Indian books about their belief, saying, “we believe in Bsafstri (the sun), the controller of all, who created heavens and the earth, and in his only son “Ani” (the fire), light from light, begotten not made, being of one substance with the Father, was incarnated by Faya (the spirit) of the virgin Maya. We believe in Fayo, the spirit who proceeded from the Father and the son, who is the father, and the son glorifies and kneels to him.”

The Encyclopedia Britannica mentions that, “the concept of the Trinity is of Greek origin, with Jewish input and is a strange mixture made by Christians, because the religious concepts are taken from the Holy Bible, but they are filled with foreign philosophies. 

The concepts (The father, the son, and the Holy Spirit) come from the Jews, and the last concept (The Holy Spirit) was rarely used by Jesus. 

Leon Joteh says, “Christianity absorbed many ideas and concepts from Greek philosophy. Christian theology is taken from the same source, which is Platonism, and that is why we find many similarities between them”.

Greek philosophy spread through Alexandria, where Plato the Alexandrian was (207C.E). He believed in the treble (God, mind, spirit). Thus, the Alexandrian saints were the first to believe in the Trinity and defend it.  

Will Durant and others said, that paganism spread through Rome. Will Durant also said, “When Christianity conquered Rome, the new religion was influenced by the old pagan rituals, such as the titles, the great cardinal, and the worshipping of the great mother.”

In his book “Christian Paganism”, Robertson supports this idea; he believes that those beliefs arrived in Rome, brought by the Persians, in the year 70 B.C.E. 

Others believe that those beliefs spread by the ancient Pharaohs ideology passed to Christianity because of their close proximity.  

Other scholars believe that the spread of these concepts was from Torsos, which had great schools of Greek literature, and was where Paul grew up and was influenced by these concepts.[2]

The spread of paganism into Christianity is a clear fact, which made some honest and brave writers confess.

Among them, the archeologist Garslafe Creny, in his book “Ancient Egyptian Religion”, he said, “The Trinity was added to the real Christianity, and it was taken from the pagan Pharaohs’ belief”.

In his book, “Christian Paganism” the prominent scholar Robertson talked in detail about Christian adoption of paganism. He said, “It is a pleasure to say, that among those who criticized my book, no one disagreed with the facts that I mentioned in it, and this convinced me that most Christian beliefs are taken from paganism.”  

The authors of the book, “The Myth of God’s Incarnation”, mentioned the same; “The belief that Jesus is God, the son of God, or God incarnated in him, is no more than pagan myth and legend.” [3]

From that, I can say that the Trinity is a pagan adoption, which led away from natural instinct, strayed from the prophets’ guidance, and worshipped other than Allah (S.W), the greatest.

Allah the Greatest tells us, about the origin of Christian disbelief, He says, “The Jews call ‘Uzair a son of God, and the Christians call Christ the son of God. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. God’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!”(Holy Quran 9:30). 

List of other 16 Gods from different religions before Christianity who are also manifested in Men & died for their sins.

((1)) Thulis of Egypt, 1700 B. C.

((2)) Krishna of India, 1200 B.C.

((3)) Crite of Chaldea, 1200 B.C.

((4)) Atys of Phrygia, 1170 B.C.

((5)) Thammuz or Tammuz of Syria, 1160 B.C.

((6)) Hesus or Eros 834 B.C.

((7)) Bali of Orissa, 725 B.C.

((8)) Indra of Thibet (Tibet), 725 B.C.

((9)) Iao of Nepaul (Nepal), 622 B.C.

((10)) Buddha Sakia (Muni) of India, 600 B.C.

((11)) Mitra (Mithra) of Persia, 600 B.C.

((12)) Alcestos of Euripides, 600 B.C.

((13)) Quezalcoatl of Mexico, 587 B.C.

((14)) Wittoba of the Bilingonese, 552 B.C.[12]

((15)) Prometheus or Æschylus of Caucasus, 547 B.C.

((16)) Quirinus of Rome, 506 B.C.

Why Do You Specifically Say Allah

There is more than one God in the earthly civilizations, why do you specifically say Allah?

There is no true deity in all the religions of the earth except Allah.

The point of difference with the rest of the religions, is that they took along with Allah other gods like Jesus and the Holy Spirit in Christianity, Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma in Hinduism, etc.

All the religions believe in Allah the one and consider him to be the creator of the existence.
But they associate other gods with him in worship. Please consider the verse (interpretation of the meaning):

If you asked them, “Who created the heavens and earth and subjected the sun and the moon?” they would surely say, ” Allah .” Then how are they deluded?

Quran (29:61)

Even the idolaters did not worship the idols for their own selves, rather they acknowledged that Allah is the Creator, and they took them as intermediaries.

Shahristani says about the ancient Arab idols
As for the idols, the Arabs did not worship them for themselves, they did not consider them more than pieces of stones”
Dur Durant decides that the origin of the pagan Hinduism is ultimately due to the belief in Allah the only true God.

He says: “These thousands of gods are the same as the Christian churches of sanctifying the thousands of saints. the Indian may not ever think that these gods, which are of infinite number, have the supreme sovereignty.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: It is not correct to assume that the worshipers of idols believed that the idols created the world or that they cause the rain to descend or that they cause the plants to grow or create the animal or other than that of the divine attributes. Their aim was the same of those who worship the graves”. 

Allah is one in all the religions of the earth

{And do not argue with the People of the Scripture except in a way that is best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, “We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you. And our God and your God is one; and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.”}

Quran (29:46)

The idols and the human gods, are but the means of infidelity, for which Allah has sent down no authority. 

There is NO Trinity even Stanford University website acknowledges that Fact Here is the Link Under Development of Creeds

Allah knows Best.

[1]- Paganism in Christianity, Mohammad Taher Attenneer, pp 13-23, Christianity, Ahmad Shalaby, pp 118-120, A Study on the Torah and The Gospel, Kamel Saafan, pp 81, 228

[2]- Paganism in Christianity, Mohammad Taher Attenneer, pp 173, Christianity, Ahmad Shalaby, pp 150, Judaism and Christianity, Mohammad Diaurahman Al Aathamy, 282, 299, 414-415  

[3]- Frank Discussion Between the Servant of Allah and the Servant of Christ, Abdul Wadoud Shalaby, pp 67-73, Christianity, Ahmad Shalaby, pp 152, The True Christianity That Christ Taught, Alaa Abu Bakr, pp 139, Christ in the Quran, the Torah and the Gospel, Abdul Kareem El Khateeb, pp 137, Monotheistic Christian Creeds Between Islam and Christianity, Husni Al Ateer, pp 19-20

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