Reasons Why Jesus Is A Sun God
Jesus was considered a Sun God because of the Ancient Egyptian Solar Worship symbolism embedded in Jesus’ mythological story suggesting that Jesus was the Sun incarnate.
In this entry we explore the reasons why Jesus can be considered a Sun God and how he fits within the wider context of mythology and religion.
Depictions Of Jesus As The Sun
The first and most obvious reason Jesus can be considered a Sun God is because Jesus is often depicted with a Sunburst behind his head representing his divinity.
This can be seen in art and architecture, where Jesus is often depicted with a Halo, which is a circle of light around his head.
This Halo represents the Sun and its rays.
Thus Jesus can be seen as a Sun God because of his association with light. This explains why Jesus is often referred to as the “Light of the World” and is said to bring truth and understanding to those who follow him.
Just as the Sun dispels darkness, so too does Jesus dispel ignorance and confusion.
In addition, many of the stories in the Bible about Jesus involve him bringing light into darkness. For example, when he was born, the sky was said to be filled with bright stars. And when he was crucified, darkness covered the land for three hours before he rose from the dead and brought light back to the world.
Jesus was also often referred to as the “Sun of Righteousness” (Malachi 4:2). He was also called “the bright Morning Star” (Revelation 22:16). These names reflect who Jesus is and what he came to do. He is the light of the world (John 8:12), and his coming brings hope and salvation (Luke 2:11).
The Birth of Jesus on December 25th
Another reason Jesus can be considered a Sun God is because Jesus was born on December 25th, which is also the winter solstice.
The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, and after that, the days start getting longer again. This could be seen as a symbol of hope and new beginnings, which are both things that Jesus represents.
There are also many similarities between Jesus and the Egyptian Sun God Horus.
Both Jesus and the Egyptian Sun God Horus were born on December 25th, both had virgins as mothers (Mary and Isis), both had fathers who were named “God” (Joseph and Osiris), both performed miracles, both died and were resurrected (Jesus on the cross and Horus in battle with Set), and both had 12 disciples (the 12 apostles and the 12 signs of the zodiac).
These similarities have led some people to believe that like the Egyptian Sun God Horus, Jesus was the Sun in the flesh.
The Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor
The Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor also suggests that Jesus was a Sun God.
In this event, Jesus is transfigured into a divine being, with a brilliant light emanating from his body. This event is significant because it confirms that Jesus is the Son of God and has a special relationship with him.
The Transfiguration also portrays Jesus as being robed in the splendour of the Sun which suggests that Jesus was conceived as a Solar Deity.
The Last Supper Was A Sun-Worshipping Ritual
The fact that the Last Supper was a Sun-worshipping ritual also suggests that Jesus was a Sun God.
During the Last Supper, Jesus blesses bread and wine and gives thanks to God for them. This act would have been seen as an act of symbolic Sun worship by Ancient Egyptians because bread and wine were seen as symbols of the body and blood of Ra, and by blessing them, Jesus was honouring the Sun God Ra.
Further evidence that Jesus was honouring the sun during the Last Supper can be found in the fact that he chose to sit facing eastwards, towards the rising Sun in the presence of his 12 Disciples representing the 12 constellations of the Zodiac that circle the Sun.
Easter Is a Spring Holiday
Easter is a spring holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ at the same time the strength of the Sun is renewed in the spring.
Easter is therefore considered a time of new beginnings and renewal in a manner that is synchronised with the movements and strength of the Sun in Spring.
Last but not least, Jesus can also be considered a Sun God for the following reasons:
1. Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan- just as the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West.
2. Jesus was born in Bethlehem- which means “house of bread.” This is a direct link to the Sun, as it is often referred to as the “House of the Sun.”
3. The Gospels say that Jesus was “about 30 years old” when he began his public ministry- the age at which Egyptian Pharaohs were traditionally coronated. again, this links him to the Sun God Ra, who was said to be reborn at 30 years old.
4. In many ancient cultures, the number 12 was seen as a perfect number, and thus represented wholeness or completeness. The fact that there were 12 disciples (plus Jesus himself) is another solar connection, as 12 is also the number of months in a year.
5. As mentioned earlier, one of Jesus’ most well-known miracles was turning water into wine at Cana- an event that paralleled Osiris turning Nile water into beer.
6. Perhaps most strikingly, on the day of his crucifixion, Christ died at noon- right when the sun is at its highest point in the sky.
In conclusion, there is a plethora of arguments and evidence to suggest that Jesus was a Sun God because of the elements of Ancient Egyptian Solar Worship symbolism associated with him.
Whilst some contend that Jesus was not a Sun God, the various elements of Solar Worship embedded in Jesus’ mythological story still point to the conclusion that Jesus was a Sun God.