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Tonight in the UK, Channel 4 will be airing (at 8.30pm) a programme entitled “The Hidden Story of Jesus”.

Here is a taster of the programmes contents…

"As Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, theologian Robert Beckford investigates remarkable parallels to the Christ story in other faiths, some of them predating Christianity by thousands of years.

The Hindu god, Krishna, was conceived by a virgin and his birth was attended by angels, wise men and shepherds. Buddha was also the result of a miraculous birth, and was visited by wise men bearing gifts. He too began his ministry at about 30 years old and performed such miracles as walking on water and feeding 500.

Some people in India believe that Jesus did not die on the cross but escaped from Roman Palestine and ended up in Kashmir. There, they say, he continued to preach, had a wife and child, and later died and was buried.

Jesus was, of course, born a Jew, and Christians believe he is the Messiah prophesied in the Torah – the Old Testament, which is the holy scripture of the Jews. Meanwhile Muslims revere Jesus as a prophet but do not believe he died on the cross; instead, according to Islam, God saved him and took him up to heaven, and he will return and be buried next to Muhammed.

In this Channel 4 Christmas Day programme, Robert Beckford attempts to unravel the mystery of why there are so many versions of the Christ story across the world and asks which is the real one, and where this leaves the Christian story and his own belief in Jesus."

Enjoy, or otherwise.

Robert Beckford is a theologian (? - there’s no mention of any theological training on his website) of a strand of Christianity based around black/afro-caribbean beliefs and feminism. He pops up when the secular media needs someone to undermine traditional (anglican/ Catholic) Christianity.

I take it that Jesus ought to have begun His ministry at the age of 110, just to be different. People who cannot distinguish being different from being unique have no business to comment on Christian matters. What we are not told, is anything about the differences:

[LIST]
*]Jesus sweated - Hindu gods don’t sweat
*]Jesus was Incarnate once, definitively - Hindu gods can be reincarnated many times
*]Jesus is Our Most Holy Redeemer - Hindu gods commit abominations
*]Jesus died for our sins - Hinduism saddles man with a karma he must repay to attain nirvana
*]Hindu gods create through incest - the True God creates by His Word, Who in these last times has come among us as true man to die for our sins[/LIST]To compare the Gospel of Christ with the trash of Hinduism is to compare light with darkness, chastity with impurity, health with disease.

Some people in India believe that Jesus did not die on the cross but escaped from Roman Palestine and ended up in Kashmir. There, they say, he continued to preach, had a wife and child, and later died and was buried.

Was that before or after he went off to the South of France with Mary Magdalen ? :rolleyes:

If He went off to Kashmir & married, He can hardly have been:
[LIST]
*]non-existent
*]Julius Caesar
*]gay
*]a woman
*]an Essene
*]alive in 100 B.C.
*]in Rome until His death in the year 80 A.D.
*]a space alien
*]some other laughable drivel invented by the more idiotic anti-Christians :rolleyes:[/LIST]Some people are convinced - no: some people can prove - that both the Prince of Wales & his eldest son are foretold in Revelation 13.18. Believing utter piffle does not make utter piffle anything more than utter piffle. If those who “prove” that Jesus was Julius Caesar, & died in Kashmir, & was a woman, & was all the other things, can’t decide which of their fairy-stories is true, Christians have no reason to waste time by dignifying such asinine & mutually contradictory myths with an answer.

The only reason these fictions exist is that any nonsense, however illogical & unfounded, is preferred to the unpalatable truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Crucified & Risen Lord & Creator of all things visible & invisible.

Jesus was, of course, born a Jew, and Christians believe he is the Messiah prophesied in the Torah – the Old Testament, which is the holy scripture of the Jews. Meanwhile Muslims revere Jesus as a prophet but do not believe he died on the cross; instead, according to Islam, God saved him and took him up to heaven, and he will return and be buried next to Muhammed.

In this Channel 4 Christmas Day programme, Robert Beckford attempts to unravel the mystery of why there are so many versions of the Christ story across the world and asks which is the real one, and where this leaves the Christian story and his own belief in Jesus."

Enjoy, or otherwise.

looking at the history of your ch 4, ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_041219evo.shtml I would simply put a block on that channel on your tv, and write their advertizers letting them know why you and anyone you can encourage put a block on ch 4. Basically, if enough people tell their sources of revenue that they are wasting their money by advertising on ch 4 because you and others have purposely blocked their channel at your tv. Those advertisers will advertise elsewhere, hurting ch 4 in the pocketbook.

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