I was made aware of this a few months ago. Youtube has some good videos about this. I knew it was a scam but I thought at least they would at least create their own stories. I have to dig a little deeper about this. I can't believe they copied other people's work. This goes to show, God is the only one you could trust.
The arc story shows up in ancient Chinese and Sumarian stories. Most of the Christian Bible 43/66th of it is the Old Testament. The Koran actually has much of the Old Testament and talks about Jesus and Mary (his mother) more than the Christian Bible. The Koran acknowledges that Jesus was a virgin birth and that Mary was also from a virgin birth.
So, there is no question that the GOD these religions are to some extent the same GOD. When Mohammed said "people of the Book", he meant Christians, Jews and ... well Muslims didn't even exist until after Mohammed. Also, Christians used to call GOD Allah also.
I am a Christian. What does that mean? Simple, I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and that he died on the cross to pay for my sins. That is the definition of a Christian is. Anything else is window dressing.
I am pretty sure GOD doesn't need you or me. Also, he certainly doesn't need our opinion. I feel pretty confident that any human that thinks "they get" God or the Bible, or anything else... or they can speak on behalf of GOD, needs an ego adjustment.
"I and the Father are one.”
31The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. 32Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” 34Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I SAID, YOU ARE GODS’? 35“If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37“If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” 39Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp."
I was talking to one lady and she said the same thing, Jesus is son of God. I asked her "who told you that, the church?" She told me it's her faith. I went on asking her if her parents Christians. She said yes, I asked her are most of her relative Christians. She said yes. I asked did she go to church every Sunday when she was growing up. she said yes. Then I said "You are a victim of brainwashing" She couldn't come up with any good reply. We dropped the subject.
I like to think we are all the sons and daughters of the source consciousness, or god experiencing different aspects of its self. Jesus said ye are all gods... But to become a more perfect being, you must let go of this earthly illusion, stop the earthly desires of power, greed, hate, and live with love of the creation. Not thee GOD, but a small part of the source conscious in the form of plasma for your soul. And if you read the Gnostic text, Jesus was trying to awaken people to this, and Jesus life and as well as all the masters that tired to awaken man to its true self, was the path to rid your self of the endless cycles of birth and death/ suffering to be reunited with the source conciseness.
You only became aware of this recently? I was taught this in religion class 20+ years ago. I'm surprised your god didn't tell you about this earlier, you know, in between classes on Gorebull warming. Hahahahaha...