It’s an oft-heard tale these days that Jesus was just a “copy-cat” god, thanks to multiple characteristics of existing pagan deities of His day that the fabricators of the Christian myth allegedly “borrowed.”
Such claims have a whisk of credibility, thanks to the apparent depth of historical knowledge wielded by those making them. Probe just a little deeper into the historical facts, however, and the claims’ flaws soon become clear.
Former NBC “Dateline” cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace, author of “Cold-Case Christianity” and “God’s Crime Scene,” dug into the historical resources to compare Jesus to all of the ancient pagan deities. Check out what he found in this video with the Think Institute’s Joel Settecase: