The Ancient Egyptian Influence on Christianity
One of the most surprising things to me about Egypt, is how deeply I feel the presence of Christ in this land.
It’s been so deep and so palpable that I’ve truly come to believe that Egypt is the true birthplace of Christianity, not Israel…
And there is plenty of historic evidence to back this up as well.
I’ll go through a few key points here.
1. Jesus Christ was raised in Egypt
Like many key biblical prophets before him (Joseph, Moses, even Abraham), Jesus lived in Egypt…
More importantly he was 𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒅 here.
The local Egyptians say he spent the first 7 years of his life in Egypt, growing up at the foot of the pyramids, near Heliopolis.
Thus, the complete integration of His Soul & Spirit (into the body) took place here.
There is a rich mythological tradition concerning Jesus’s early life here in Egypt (ie: the Holy Family’s pilgrimage through the land) as well as whispers that he returned here 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 the crucifixion to teach & even founded the first church in Upper Egypt… now a large Coptic monastary.
Some of these claims are reflected in certain Gnostic gospels discovered in the land like the Psistis Sophia.
2. Christianity is heavily influenced by Egyptian mysticism
Even the canonical Christian faith is 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒍𝒚 influenced by Egyptian mysticism.
Ideas such as:
- The God-man
- The Trinity
- Heaven & Hell
- The resurrection of the dead
- The ascension into heaven
- The judgement of the Soul
- And the receipt of Eternal Life
Have little foundation in the Jewish religion.
They are, however, 𝒌𝒆𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒔 in the Ancient Egyptian faith.
And the similarities do not stop there…
- Church design was taken from Egyptian temples
(it certainly was not Greek nor even Jewish)
- The cross was developed here in Egypt as a modification of the 𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒉
(to be a symbol of the new faith)
- The closing of prayers with the word “𝑨𝒎𝒆𝒏” is actually the name of the Egyptian Father God Amen-Ra
And much more!!!
3. The Christian Monastic Tradition Comes from Egypt
The first renunciants, contemplative mystics, and reclusive orders of monks & nuns, devoting their lives to full-time contemplation of Christ, came from Egypt.
With the exception of the Essenes, renunciation was not a practice in the Jewish faith. Most rabbi’s were married with children.
Egyptian priests and priestesses, however, had maintained virginal orders in total devotion to the life of the Spirit since the beginning of time.
St Anthony from Alexandria was the founder of the Christian monastic tradition – which continues to be observed to this day throughout the country’s many 𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕 desert monasteries
And much more!
Isis : Mother of Christ
Lost Divine Feminine & Egyptian Wisdom in Christianity
If you’d like to delve deeper into this subject, including exploring the Divine Feminine, Gnostic and local Egyptian folklore traditions of Christ in Egypt, I have an incredible masterclass series called Isis: Mother of Christ – The Egyptian Origins of Christianity
In this 2-Part masterclass class we cover:
- Jesus as the fulfillment of Ancient Egyptian prophecy. His recognition as the “Son of Isis” & nurturance through the Iseans– the Ancient Cult of Isis – who his mother was devoted to
- The exodus of the Holy Family here in Egypt & their lost histories
- Places visited by Yeshua, Mother Mary & Joseph in Egypt – the “genius loci” of the family’s pilgrimage in the land
- Early Christianity’s development in Egypt…
- How Mark “The Lion of God” established one of the first churches in Alexandria
- And why the Egyptian influence on Christianity was hidden by the (future) Roman Catholic Church
- How the Isean tradition & Ancient Egyptian rites of Divine Kingship influenced the development of Christian belief systems
- Coptic monasticism – how Egypt was the original birthplace for the mystical, monastic & contemplative Christian traditions.
- The Cult of Isis‘ influence in the spread of Christianity across the Greek & Roman empires- how “the world’s first international religion” paved the way for Christianity
For more information & to sign up, click the link below: