RE: Mithra

From: Glenn Morton <glennmorton@entouch.net>
Date: Mon Apr 04 2005 - 07:03:09 EDT

I can't agree with what you say. It would be like mixing Islam and
Christianity (both religions coming out of semitic peoples) or at least
could be. What parts would be right and what parts wrong would be a big
problem after the syncretism.

-----Original Message-----
From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On
Behalf Of Dick Fischer
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2005 11:19 PM
To: ASA
Subject: Mithra

Hi Glenn, you wrote:
 

>>I would agree that Christ wasn't born on Dec. 25, but the fact is,
that by taking on the trappings of another religion, true theology can
get hammered and it makes my question even more vital.<<
 
I'm not so sure it is wholly another religion. Elam was Shem's
firstborn according to Genesis 10:22. Elam is recorded in Persian
history as one of their kings. When Sumer was destroyed by the Persians
in 2000 BC, they were called "Elamites." I think it is entirely
possible that the legend of Mithra was a Semitic prophecy of the coming
Messiah.
 
When Moses was placed in a reed basket, it was just as Sargon, the first
Semitic ruler of ancient Sumer (2370 BC), described had happened to him.
 
Had any of these earlier religious stories eminated from Africa, or
China, or the Americas or anyplace outside the immediate area of the
Near East, it might call the authenticity of Christianity into question,
but Semites are special, and they knew more than what ended up in the
Old Testament.
 
Dick Fischer - Genesis Proclaimed Association
Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History
www.genesisproclaimed.org
Received on Mon Apr 4 07:05:51 2005

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