Episode 84

Is Jesus Like Thor? (part 1)

We are continuing a series of episodes comparing Jesus to superheroes. This series will tackle wrong ideas about Jesus from church history in chronological order. A superhero will represent each of these ideas.

Is Jesus Like Thor?

We answer this question by answering the following:

Who is Thor?

What are things that Jesus and Thor seem to have in common?

What does it mean for Jesus to be the "Son of God"?

What is Arianism and Subordinationism?

This episode is part 1 of answering this question because there is a lot of history to cover. This episode discusses the following:

  1. The major Christian persecutions from the first through the fourth centuries
  2. The rise of Constantine as emperor of the whole Roman empire
  3. Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge
  4. The conflict between team Alexander and team Arius over Christology in Alexandria, Egypt
  5. Arius' teachings in his poem Thalia.
  6. Constantine's letter to Alexander and Arius to stop arguing
  7. The start of the Council of Nicea in 325 AD.

Scriptures Referenced:

John 16:2

John 3:16

1 Corinthians 13:8,13

Matthew 11:27

John 6:46

John 10:15

John 14:9

Hebrews 1:3

Sources Cited:

Scott Smith, "Is the Thor Myth Based on Jesus?"

Wisconsin Lutheran College, "Arius - Thalia," "Fourth Century Christianity."

Ibid., "Documents of the Early Arian Controversy – Emperor Constantine to Alexander of Alexandria and Arius," "Fourth Century Christianity."


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Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.