The Hidden Story of Jesus

The Hidden Story of Jesus

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The Hidden Story Of JesusTheologian 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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Kamasutsa
Kamasutsa
2 years ago

The narrator is the perfect example of a highly successful indoctrination of Christianity. Despite of his overwhelming discoveries about lies, conflicts, contradictions and copycat dogma of Christian religion specially Catholicism, he still is proud to say that he is Christian!

He is no different to those suicide bomber and women and child predators saying that they are martyrs under Islam's name.

Akile Wallace
Akile Wallace
5 years ago

Only those transformed by the power of Jesus Christ will understand his true message. Those not transformed will cleave to a form Godliness, it will give them some life but not the magnitude of life that leads to overcoming sin and achieving an eternity with Christ in his kingdom.

Akile Wallace
Akile Wallace
5 years ago

The investigator of this documentary is missing key facts in his understanding of his own faith . One is that many of the events of Jesus's life was prophesied before his coming in the writings of Judaism. Looking at the logical consistency of the biblical report from the beginning of man's descent into death the coming of the savior was prophesied and details of his life was revealed to followers of God progressively over the years, as such persons from other cultures who interacted Hebrew/Israelites would have been familiar with the story of the coming deliverer and king Jesus Christ.

Two, there is a real devil that has been trying to get man to worship him from the beginning, by purporting lies and counterfeiting everything God does , so it is no strange thing that many other religions have similar origin stories of their Gods and religious figures so that it makes Jesus's story when it did come sound commonplace and familiar inciting skepticism and doubt.

Three, similarity and same are two different things. Not because a story or teachings seem similar means it is the same or deserves the same evaluation or response. Not all ideas about God are created equal. What about the key differences between Jesus and Buddha and Krishna that set Jesus apart . Differences like; Jesus taught there is one God and that one God was in him and he was in it and this God is spirit, not tree persons as some Christians believe but one spirit. Many of these religions outlined believe there are many Gods, yet the number one commandment Jesus reinforced is that God is one God and men should serve no other God besides him.

What about the fact that Jesus was a sinlessly perfect? What about the teaching that man was dead and alienated from God and that only by the sacrifice of his death could man be delivered from the bondage of death and be reconnected to God? What about the fact that Jesus was born a king and came to set up a kingdom that he will fully establish on his second coming, in which those that endure to the end will rule together with him? There are key differences with Jesus that make his mission and message highly incompatible with the mission and message of other religious figures .

Akash
Akash
6 years ago

Jesus is the son of god. and now a days he only does miracles, and his mother Mary this proves that he was true no other statements are not needed to prove it, other religion god and goddess are not doing any miracles.

Derik
Derik
6 years ago

It is appointed unto man, once to die, and then the judgement.

Dugan
Dugan
6 years ago

I think religion is just a way of weakening people in order to avoid chaos on Earth. I personally find it hard to believe BIBLE and OTHERS. I love all your comments and I'm enjoying them with keen interest. In Genesis, the bible says God created darkness (is that true)?, In Joshua, the bible says Joshua prayed and SUN DIDN'T MOVE(does the sun move?). I don't accept any statement in the BOOKS which are not scientifically proven or correct.

Deborah Smith
Deborah Smith
6 years ago

13 "If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith." 1 Corinthians 15:13,14

The missing piece here is that the believing in Jesus or his good teachings is futile if you don't believe in him as the Christ, the Messiah, the saviour from sin. There is no power to unite people in peace without this. Very thought provoking documentary though.

Brian
Brian
6 years ago

Wonderful discourse. I have little doubt about jesus' existence but question the way he is presented in the Christian bible. This is based on the bastardization of the book at the first Council of Nicea, a clearly political exercise by Emporer Constantine to put together a holy book that would help this Johnny come lately Christian forge his way into heaven. Left out of the Bible were perhaps the most honest and realistic descriptions of the teachings of Christ, the gnostic gospels who were banned and eventually confiscated and destroyed with all but the few discovered in Egypt recovered and translated to shed a whole new meaning to the story. The story of Jesus and the Bible are thus fiction to me in that sense.

DAVID
DAVID
6 years ago

Only with grace of father one can comes to Jesus . Without you can't think about him . Don't against God if you against you burn your soul . Who are all reject Jesus as god and saviour there are all SONS of SATAN

Dsavid
Dsavid
7 years ago

In The Name Of Jesus I Break All Powers Of Darkness of Satan that you all may know the truth and that the truth may set you free out of dogma and speculations in order to transpire the true meaning of Life in you.

Dsavid
Dsavid
7 years ago

Jesus Said "I am the way the truth and the life. No one goes to the Father except through him." No other God in this whole universe had sacrificed his own life for us as Jesus did.....

Jesus did not preach merely Love...He really Loved us to the extent to give his own Life...
Who in this world has ever given his own life for the sake of wretched sinners like us human beings.....

No so called Gods has ever practiced what they have preached...

It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strength.
It is not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned
It is not what we earn but what we save that makes us rich
It is not what we preach but what we practice that make us true Christians...

Words without action is dead...
Jesus Practiced What He Preached.....

The greatest love can only be portrayed by that elegant Cross...
That crucifixion alone can stand as History's most awful moment.
Son of God strains for breath, held by crude spikes driven through his flesh
Mercifully dismisses his anguished spirit yet not forgets to forgive....

This Is Not Just Merely Love, But Perfect Love.....!
Jesus Loves You My Dear Friends........

Walthari Oenomaus
Walthari Oenomaus
7 years ago

It is so pleasing to my heart, arguments have come to an end. You are all beautiful. All of you. Perfect in your diversity, You Hindu's, Muslims, Christians, Baha'i, Buddhist, Confucianist / Chinese Traditonalist, Jainist, Jew, Shinto, Sikh, Taoist, and Zoroastrianist and the humans belonging to the other 4288+ religions. All loving nature, nurture, devotion and peace. Individually. As you all have a right to do, so beautifully with your own inspirations. Love is such a beautiful thing, it can not belong to a single group of people, it exists in all of you. so it is important you must recognise this is each other and everyone you meet. Love and Hate are your children, they will run around looking for friends. One is much happier than the other. Implore yourselves to understand one another and not waste your precious electricity coming up with the wrong conclusions, in spirituality physicality is not important. Do not argue who is better and more knowledgeable, this is a sign of misunderstanding. Love each other, like you wish to be loved yourself. You are lovable and capable of beautiful things, words are to be whispered, make the world a quiet place. Where people can hear themselves think. Peace my friends. Walthari Oenomaus

Walthari Oenomaus
Walthari Oenomaus
7 years ago

Why do you all argue amongst yourselves and your beliefs what are just your opinions. The truth would have to be seen by your eyes to be known. Your two eyes you see through and the third to be understood. Jesus was enlightened because he looked with three, Krishna was enlightened because he saw with three. Why does it matter to you all, no matter where you are geographically, in time, or in reality where or how these light beings were born. we are all light beings, some shine brighter than others, like these two kings. Does it matter more because for we are obssessed with their deaths too. more than their lives. would you talk to someone asleep and then ignore then whilst being awake. You all respect the same idea, the same love and imortance in understanding, maybe this is why you argue and defend your ideas when someone else puts doubt on them simply by writing on here. It's self not a reality but the feelings it projects into astral space and time is. be at one with yourselves,only then will you be at one with others and only then, will you know truth through all eyes. 1,2 and 3. the heart beats as one of these eyes blinks, imagine how many photographs that is, a camera is a light machine, so is your eye. be careful what you photograph and be aware of what you paint. with your individual lights, all of the same bulb. Walthari Oenomaus Douglas-ireland Nikolaj
Peace friends

paduakn
paduakn
7 years ago

Most of us commenting on this don't even follow our religious practices and we keep on arguing. No other god will express love for love as JESUS did. He died that we might see how much he loves us and also express same love to those around us
Luke 1:37, for nothing shall be impossible with GOD
DOMINION CITY CHURCH,NIGERIA

Scott Whisnant
Scott Whisnant
7 years ago

It proves not only the truth of Christ but also those before him as well as say our founders who in truth understand the equality between Creator and Humanity. And in these men each portrayed the beginning relationship created with our Creator and Humanity. That how through diversion and lies laid upon Adam and Eve and their belief of serpent over the Creator of all. Truth hidden in plain sight just as planned by the serpent to steal our Eden or planet from humanity just as the religions of the serpent left and right are doing by creating lies for us to sign our sovereignty or individuality as well as our land or nation away by lies pertaining from our founders to the Creator itself. Truth in plain sight. Christ was nailed to the tree nude just as Adam and Eve when created as far as being naked in the glory of Creator not clothed in the law of the serpent. Truth in plain sight.

rachna
rachna
7 years ago

is that so if the Lord Jesus is a simple human being than he never rose up from dead.its true that no other God did as this.even Hindus believe that as the world is persecuted by the Satan( bad human) then their God or Goddess took so many avatars to kill the Satan (human) and make the world free from sin .if that is sin than what is today happening,the murder,killing,lie,idol worship .thank u Jesus that you came here not to kill we human being but to save us from sin .I'm accepting Jesus as my Savior

jolanta
jolanta
7 years ago

It is well done Dr. Beckford! I like people who are not afraid to ask questions. On religion class when I was 14, I asked the same questions and I wasn't satisfied with the answer.
Your documentary should be translated into other languages.

justice
justice
8 years ago

this doc...is quite cool. I have really been earthing up some stuffs bout Jesus's life account during the ages of 12 and 30. Was on this search when I came across this doc and the comments. Am a young lad wondering if there was no witness to Jesus's life during these ages.
some sources say he travelled to india to study under a master....other says he helped joseph his father in his wooden crafts and others say he was in britain...which is right... if anyone has any result with vivid historical truths (not facts,cos facts are not truths) can freely make it available here for me to read.

Carol
Carol
8 years ago

I was facinated with this documentary. I will tell you why the stories are so similar. Human beings have the habit of making very good human beings into gods because rather than becoming like them it seems easier to worship them. In the past when the whole world was more pure than it is today Christ, Buddha and Krishna became objects of worship, whereas today sports figures and movie stars have become objects of worship. At the time when Christ, Buddha and Krishna were walking on this planet in those bodies they never intended to start their religions, they were just teaching and trying to help people to lead better lives. Their followers created the religions after their deaths. Our world is created through our own thoughts. This life is a drama and we are all actors. God has actually come now and many are now recognizing Him. He comes in India on Mount Abu, Rajasthan, (the Father's mountain in the Land of Kings). Those who recognize Him are His first creation, the original, true Brahmins. We follow God's directions at this time and for each of us our every thought, word and action is creating the entire world drama. Amazing, but true. We are all souls, points of light and Gold is the Supreme Soul, our spiritual Parent. We got ourselves caught up in this drama that we call life and began taking everything g too seriously. He has to come just before the end to teach us so that we can free ourselves from body conscious attachment and fly home to the soul world, Nirvana, with Him to take a rest before we begin to play out our wonderous parts once again.

KT
KT
8 years ago

Please ask yourself whether Jesus is in you ?? Not a theological or a faith question.. Knowing Jesus is simply to become a better human being.

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8 years ago

do not compare with gods because our gods are mother and father so worship and love her they were our real gods.

watchtheduck
watchtheduck
8 years ago

The truth behind all of the stories can be found at a Youtube search for "Religion, Bible, Can you handle the truth?"

Rajesh G Kalgutkar
Rajesh G Kalgutkar
9 years ago

Implications of points of
similarity between the lives of Jesus and Krishna:

1. Yeshua and Krishna were called both a God and the Son of God.
2. Both was sent from heaven to earth in the form of a man.
3. Both were called Savior, and the second person of the Trinity.
4. Yeshus adoptive human father was a carpenter & Krishna's Cowman.
5. Krishna and Jesus were of royal descent.
6. Both were visited at birth by wise men and shepherds, guided by a star.
7. Angels in both cases issued a warning that the local dictator planned to kill the baby and had issued a decree for his assassination.
8. The parents fled. Mary and Joseph stayed in Muturea; Krishna's parents stayed in Mathura.
9. Both Yeshua and Krishna withdrew to the wilderness as adults, and fasted.
10. Jesus was called "the lion of the tribe of Judah." Krishna
was called "the lion of the tribe of Saki."
11. Both claimed: "I am the Resurrection."
12. Both referred to themselves having existed before their birth on earth.
13. Both were god-men: being considered both human and divine.
14.They were both considered omniscient, omnipotent, and
omnipresent.
15. Both performed many miracles, including the healing of disease.
One of the first miracles that both performed was to make a leper whole. Each cured "all manner of diseases."
16. Both cast out indwelling demons, and raised the dead.
17. Both selected disciples to spread his teachings.
18. Both were meek, and merciful. Both were criticized for associating with sinners.
19. Both encountered a Gentile woman at a well.
20. Both celebrated a last supper. Both forgave his enemies.
21. Both killed by their own people.

22. Both killing style was same.

Jon
Jon
9 years ago

People completely miss the point of Jesus if they confuse signs and wonders from the mission of Jesus which is to bear witness to the Truth. Jesus himself declared that happy are those who do not see but believe. However for the non believers, he was not optimistic saying that not even a dead man brought back to life would persuade them.

The big deal of difference is for Chrisianity, God is inside men. No real need to search for divinity elsewhere. God alone is good; and thus only God deserves worship. Men are nothing without God. Moreover by dying on the cross, Jesus demonstrated life ever after, or resurrection of the dead. Thus it ultimately offers a new meaning to our life in this world, which is passing and finite.

If there is a God, then He lives inside men, and this is the source of our Power, Glory and Honor. Thus it will be on the basis of how we lead our lives, and our treatment of our fellowman that will reflect how much we worship God. True worship means to honor God in Spirit and in Truth.

Kenneth Kelly
Kenneth Kelly
9 years ago

Yes the story of Jesus has been around far longer than the Bible story. Religions are like life, they evolve from one source and mutate into the many that are with us today. The Geneses story also has its beginning long before the Jews adapted it for their use. Everything written in the Bible was taken and adapted from older religions. There are no historical facts in the Bible. Events told about in tales from many sources were adapted and used in the Bible as if they happened during the writers time. The parting of the sea is a possible event of nature and may have happened but not at the time the bible depicts. This story was added to make the writing more exciting and memorable.
If you actually apply logic and reason when reading the Bible you will be able to understand what it is.

Terence Blackett
Terence Blackett
9 years ago

Robert Beckford is following the script given to him by a system which would love to DENY* & DESTROY* the authenticity of both the historical JESUS* & the Son of Man who made the divine claim to be the SON OF GOD!!! Why is it that these so-called theologians & academics refuse to look at the Biblical hostorical record in the light of prophecies made by JOB, MOSES, DAVID, DANIEL, ISAIAH, EZEKIEL, JEREMIAH & other prophets who made prophetic claims about the advent of JESUS CHRIST long before the advent of any of these corrupt, PAGAN*, idolatrous man-made religions like ISLAM, HINDUISM, BUDDHISM & others ever existed... Beckford et al will not entertain any real "Biblical scholarship on these subjects because it would DEBUNK* their postmodern nonsense and show their narrow epistemological mindset... In the said HADITHS* of the so-called "PROPHET" of Islam - he poignantly remarked for all the Muslimeen: "THAT THE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS WILL PROVE SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS WHO REJECT FAITH"!!! The said Islam in a deceptive doctrinal slant opines that when the MAHDI comes that YESHUA* (CHRIST JESUS) will accompany him - yet Jews & Christians are Kafirs (worthy of DEATH)... False prophets, false prophecies and BAAL & Astoreth worshipers...For HINDUS, their religion is even more pathetic!!! let us not even discuss their theology right now!!! SMDH...

K Sean Proudler
K Sean Proudler
9 years ago

If you examine the Bible for signs of work of a higher intelligence than that of just mans, you find shocking results. True proof of Jesus Christ's existence is found hidden within the Bible in code form. But this has been completely ignored, rejected, or worse, for years on end by those who couldn't see the truth even if you rubbed their nose in it..

Insomniac artist
Insomniac artist
10 years ago

The Codex is corrupt and the whole story was stolen from older religions, wake up guys!

Nina Juede
Nina Juede
10 years ago

I believe that it was not merely Jesus spiritual body alone that was risen, but in fact both his spiritual and physical body was risen, due to the fact that the Bible states, that after Christ had died and was risen, he appeared to the doubting Disciple and showed the the nail marks and the wound on Jesus's side which he suffered on the Cross, and Jesus had the doubting Disciple to thrust the hand of the Disciple into the wound on Jesus side, which would have been impossible if Christ was appearing merely in Spiritual Form.

richie
richie
10 years ago

Jesus did exist. His message is do unto others as u would have them do unto u. We only deny him cause we do not like that teaching in this survival of the fitest generation.

Richard Pratt
Richard Pratt
11 years ago

I very much enjoyed this Documentary. Excellent coverage, nothing was left out, all possibilities were covered. Yehsua Ben Yosef, the Man, the Son of Man, gave us teachings. Those are what is important.

Donell Toliver
Donell Toliver
11 years ago

Its all the same just fables and stories retold for the sake of comfortbility

shahirmaged
shahirmaged
11 years ago

A beautiful documentary full of common sense to direct you to the real message. After watching this documentary you should ask yourself, did you get the ******* message?

Jacktharun1435
Jacktharun1435
11 years ago

uncompleted document.......

nick
nick
12 years ago

@petter_rabbit

I am a christian and sometimes i have the same feeling its same as horus story.

Karmiccontrail
Karmiccontrail
12 years ago

Krishna and Krishna Consciousness have always existed. Other religions are new or recent in comparison to Krishna's eternal existence .
Bhagavad-Gita (as it is ) is the essence of the vedas where Jesus and Buddha are mentioned.
If you prefer these other religions ,thats ok ,but you would advance far better if you chant the names of the lord you prefer and stop eating meat.
These two things would please God very much.

HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

Sky Church
Sky Church
12 years ago

Funny there is no real original text to back any of these claims, Mithras and such stories were derived from hieroglyphs and such, with great liberty taken later in retelling the context. You really only have to look at the supporting text of things to come to a logical conclusion. Manuscript evidence goes a long way. There is a unprecedented amount of it in antiquity on one hand to support a position, and absolute speculation to support the other.

shifan tariq
shifan tariq
12 years ago

Dr Robert Beckford ,i can give u the true reason that Jesus went to Khashmir....unlike what Dr.Fida Hasssian sayss..is more of a general issue....
he was a prophet of Isreal...and did u knw that 14 jews tribes exited....
at the advent of jesus......Plz give me ur Email....to give u mre supporting evidence....
i can prove ur thought that Jesus...infact came to india n Had a natural death

Petter_rabbit
Petter_rabbit
12 years ago

Jesus never existed. He is just a myth. A retelling, a plagiarism of the story of Horus.

Arundhati Nair
Arundhati Nair
12 years ago

Krishna was not born to a virgin and as as Hindu, and as far as I know, there is no concept of a virgin giving birth to a child. Even Kunthi's children had someone to call as their father!

optimistic Gooner
optimistic Gooner
12 years ago

You want to find out about Jesus, you go to Krishna - contradiction. Claiming Krishna was born by a virgin meanwhile he has an elder brother. This documentary is what is totally wrong with this world.

Markus Makkonen
Markus Makkonen
12 years ago

I think everyone should read this:
christianthinktank (dot) com/copycat.html
It's a careful study of these claims.

Craigzz
Craigzz
12 years ago

I dont think these Jews are ever going to give it a rest about the holocaust, 20 times more people died in the spanish flu, but people just got on with it. To see them blaming christianity, and attacking christians, just shows they dont know how to follow there own teachings some 70 years after the atrocities. Not that I am a christian, all religion is simply an inherent need for humans to believe in something more, even when that something clearly has no truth and is made up only from a succession of stolen stories by a myriad of wannabe son gods(note the clever use of son in reference to the earliest religion of Osiris) Besides, worship or god for anyone must surely be that big yellow ball in the sky, you know, the one that gave birth to life and maintains life, and the one that will one day destroy life, yep, one day god will be taken over by the devil, swell up and destroy everything, im afraid you have all been lied to, but then again, theres no chance of us still being around then.

Whenever anyone tries to preach the gospel to me, I always ask what about the 360 million year old dinosaurs, explain to me what all that was about, and how it fits into your pathetic book and your lying and murdering and incredibly short history, which, surprisingly, archaeologists do not even seem to be able to verify whether Jesus was even a real person, after all lets face it, his birthday is'nt the 25th December, so what else isnt true ? I will tell you, an awful lot.

Matt Coates
Matt Coates
12 years ago

what a grate movie! really proved there point and i think they r right!

Rellemurd Jones
Rellemurd Jones
12 years ago

jesus said "I am the way the truth and the life... NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME." do they address this?

Tom Lessing
Tom Lessing
12 years ago

"Was Christ's story stolen from other, older religions?" You must be joking. Don't you know your Bible? You're supposed to be a learned theologian and you don't know that in the very beginning God said: "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." (Gen 3:15). He was speaking of His Son, Jesus Christ's, crucifixion who in the distant future would pay the penalty for the sins of the entire world and conquer Satan. Now that's old, my friend . . . very old. In fact, it is one of the oldest prophecies in the Bible which was fulfilled thousands of years later. All the other religions borrowed their stories from the original one told in Genesis 3:15. Their's are false Jesuses, Christs and Messiahs. Indeed, the real and factual Jesus said that many false Christs and false prophets would arise claiming that their religions are the genuine ones.

Philip Madlem
Philip Madlem
12 years ago

I enjoyed this movie although, I would have liked to see a more fact based approach such as, what is the archeological evidence that a "Jesus" figure even existed? I would have liked to have seen a more conclusive time table with regards to the writing of Paul and the actual time of Jesus's life. There is a disparity for anyone that wishes to research. Many of the gospels are even considered "spurious" by many scholars. I still enjoyed this movie and the open mindedness of Dr. Beckford.

Philip Madlem
Philip Madlem
12 years ago

This is a great documentary! Very objective. I suppose some people will be upset by the film, but I believe it was done in an open minded, free thinking manner.

akabuike
akabuike
12 years ago

Thanks Dr Robert Beckford for all the work and effort in putting up this wonderful documentary. what you just done in a space of couple hours,is what that has taking religious leaders and hierarchy thousands of years to comprehend and yet they can not.

I can honestly say today that if all this religious founders comes back to planet earth,they be amazed to find out none of their million or billion followers is actually doing what they have preached.

In the whole account of this film i can only say that the only person that made sense at all and is wise will be Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi's. in fact am being inspired by him.

SONNYCORBI
SONNYCORBI
12 years ago

"The Hidden Story Of Jesus", I have watched this doc quite a few times and i am getting ready to watch it again. It's an education in and of it's self! Thank you Dr. Robert Beckford for all the work and effort you put into it!