Similarity of Coptic believe to Christianity



This article is a translation of an introduction to a lecture given by the departed Anba Youanis.

The noble religious nature of the Copts laid the foundation for the spread of Christianity in Egypt, which happened, in a short period of time and in a way never seen in any other part of the world. According to the Egyptian historian Aziz Soryal Attia "the spread of Christianity in Egypt in a fast pace and the establishment of its Church on sound principles was much older than what historians initially had thought, this was shown in recent discoveries of papyrus paper, which also indicated that the Copts were very ready for Christianity. I will talk to you in some other time about some of the ancient Egyptian habits that we practice today without knowing, and also about the hundreds of words we use today that is Coptic, as it is our responsibility to spread this knowledge. The old Egyptian person was known for his religious nature as witnesses his deep belief in the Gods; king Aknaton of the eighteenth dynasty led the world in the principle of the existence of one God in his major unifying revolution. Hence, it was not a new idea, which made it easy for the early Christians to spread the idea of the divine and human nature of God unified in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ, similar to that was the person of Osories who was to the pharaohs a God and a human. There was also many other similarities in the old Egyptian history to Christianity such as the belief in the trinity of God, the divine birth of Gods from human beings, and the resurrection from the dead and eternal life after death that led to the idea of mummification which aimed at keeping the body in a good condition for the after life, and also the similarity of the Cross to the "Onch" symbol which is a Coptic word that refers to eternal life.