The Hidden Story Of Jesus

Theologian Dr Robert Beckford investigates amazing 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 visited by wise men bearing gifts. 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.

Was the Christ Story stolen from other, older religions? Theologian Dr Robert Beckford investigates remarkable parallels between the stories of Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Mithra, and other major religious entities, and examines how these similarities impact Christianity and its message.

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  1. In the story of Krishna the deity is the agent of conception and also the offspring. Because of his sympathy for the earth, the divine Vishnu himself descended into the womb of Devaki and was born as her son, Vaasudeva (i.e., Krishna). This is occasionally cited as evidence that “virgin birth” tales are fairly common in non-Christian religions around the world. However, there is nothing in Hindu scriptures to suggest that it was a “virgin” birth. By the time of conception and birth of Krishna, Devaki was married to Vasudeva and had already borne 7 children. Virgin birth in this case should be more accurately understood as divine conception.

  2. Very interesting documentary offering an open-minded view. Open and refreshing look at the way religions could work together to focus on the message and not the irrelevant dogma. They could focus on what they have in common and build a better world. Most chose to look for a fight and pass on the hate. Sadly, most Christians are like those who posted below. They chose to criticize rather than harmonize. They read their book focusing on each word and miss the whole message. That is how a crusade is born. I say get an education, maybe you can then understand what Dr. Beckford has presented. I thought it was valuable and thought provoking.

  3. The central mystery of Christianity is the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. The Command of God is Life Eternal. This is God’s prime directive.. This is further refined in clarity by the Vision ( Love God, and serve Hi alone, live by His Word & not bread alone, do not tempt God) given to His Church, so that the people do not perish.. Obey , as the Christ did and the spiritual life contained in the spiritual relationships of man to his fellow man, man’s flesh to his spirit, and God to man are maintained in balance and harmony, as all serve God, His House is never divided. The focus on this Command of God is further clarified, by the special revelation given to St John the Beloved, in the Revelation. Here the consequences of disobedience are named precisely, as the great whore, beast and the dragon. If you serve yourself, you enter into the great whore, if you live for bread alone, you build the beast, if you receive the occult dragon worship with the a mark of the beast , you tempt God. The effect of this desolates all spiritual life in the soul of a man or all mankind. The great whore is mother of harlots and abominations of the earth, because here, mankind begins to serve itself, and desolates the relationships of man to man, because of the wars for the goods of the earthy in the fieriest of competitions..This causes mankind to ignore the Word of God and live for bread alone.When you kill your enemies, instead of loving them through the Holy Spirit, the Comforter,, you live by the sword, and live for bread alone. If you accept occult dragon worship to attempt to attain a spiritual power advantage, over your enemies, you tempt God. This desolates all spiritual life, and if you can understand why you cannot kill a dead horse, You will understand why this situation is the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Jesus Christ and the prophet Daniel.. He who has, ( spiritual life) will be given more, ( Eternal Life) a Gift). He who has not ( abomination of desolation will lose even that which he has, ( his existence),. Those who receive the mark of the beast have destroyed their ability to receive eternal life, and have no reason to exist in The Holy God’s creation. The wrath of God is poured forth upon the desolate, who have received the mark of the beast. The Holy Pl;ace is the Christian Chapel if the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, where the Holy Fire is received. If Rev 13 vs. 13 is received in it’s place, where it ought not to be,, let the reader understand.. All this requires is commonsense, and a genuine love of a Holy God who is Perfect in Divine Justice, infinitely Merciful, and whose Great Pleasures is giving you the Gift of Eternal Life.I have the mystical experience, which this professor does not have.

  4. The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. I’m not a scholar as Dr. Beckford is and know there is no mystery as to why these faiths mimic the story of Christ, the Bible tells us that Satan is a counterfeiter. As God is truth he also can transform himself into an angel light to deceive and confuse and to usurp God’s truth. But just as God foretold a warning to beware of angels with a different gospel than that preached by the Apostles in Galatians 1:8,9 that makes null and void any truth in islam and Mormon doctrines as God’s truth, lies die and God’s truth does not. If he believes that the Bible is not a credible source he will believe on the day of his RUDE AWAKENING.

  5. Did this guy, inhale too much incense while he was in India!… If he studied the scriptures like he said he had he would not have continued to claim that Jesus Christ was Born on 25th December! or maybe he knows this fact already, and like the fact that prior to Jesus being born many prophets in the space of hundreds to thousands of years before, foretold his Glory and his purpose to save mankind from sin violence and deception, those prophesies that many other nations may have had knowledge in of the important events that Jesus Christ was sent to fulfill were/are described in amazing Detail!, could that suggest where other religions rendered their own figure from, like the great example what wonders God used Moses for, Pharaoh could also with his magicians, it is also understood at the time Jesus lived there were other Jews/people that went by the name of Jesus, and that many would  falsely claim to be Jesus Christ, hmmmm could these have traveled abroad with the teachings of the real Jesus Christ who did die in front of a “Mass Audience” which was left in fear and awe when a earthquake struck at that very moment and midday was turned into midnight like the symbol of their blindness.
    Most people know Jesus Christ was crucified, and most people arent aware of the torture of what Jesus endured prior to being crucified!, he was whipped and scourged so badly for so long that he appeared unrecognizable, suffering tremendous blood loss,exhaustion (he possibly had not eaten in days too!) and demoralized while bearing the weight of a cross which he had to carry for hundreds of yrds/mtrs/kms or the projectile(spear) that was thrust upon him to confirm he was indeed dead, lets not forget to mention when they arrested Jesus the witnesses present which made sure they had the right person! who was guarded attentively for sacrifice…(now i have to ask myself are you  really a Dr? or just Robert or Robber!) to even suggest Jesus lied, Stole and
    misled the world of who he was is obviously “non-Christian!” i would
    advise to you “Theologian” to stop making documentaries and pray for your error.
    Jesus Christ was Born on earth, he died for the grand cause “Truth,Salvation,Love and Justice!” this is the essence of Believing his existence ,He is the resurrection and he Lives and will return to Claim the Glory which is rightfully his!

  6. The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus The Christ (Levi) shows that Jesus did indeed travel widely.  This account of His life, taken from the Akashic Record, is supposed to be approx. 80% accurate whereas the Bible is only 30% accurate.  Also Jesus became Appollonius of Tyana in His next life, following immediately after the crucifixion, and He traveled widely in Indian and looked very much like Jesus, so was mistaken for him.

  7. The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus The Christ (Levi) shows that Jesus did indeed travel widely.  This account of His life, taken from the Akashic Record, is supposed to be approx. 80% accurate whereas the Bible is only 30% accurate.  Also Jesus became Appollonius of Tyana in His next life, following immediately after the crucifixion, and He traveled widely in Indian and looked very much like Jesus, so was mistaken for him.

    • If it takes faith for a person to believe that his religion is truth and since faith is directed towards a higher power why is it that before man conceived of a book dedicated to the definition of words the Christian NT in Hebrews 11:1 gives God’s definition of faith and religion, which is man made righteousness in Romans 10:3. Read the beginnings of Islam and LDS and read God’s warning in Galatians 1:8,9. You are putting your faith in man and not the inspired Word man recorded in the Bible.

  8. Evidence shows that Krishna and Buddha’s storys were edited when Christianity arrived in India. Why you ask? What a great way to counter the incoming missionaries.

    • Superunknown as You and I are grounded in the Word of God whereby we are not tossed to and fro by every wind and doctrine claiming the truth.

    • I can agree
      with that, since I have never found any such stories in the books I have read.
      Also they believe that every self-perfected being is an incarnation of God
      (because he represents the qualities of God). Which is true in a sense.