Questions tagged [other-religions]

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According to Catholics & Protestants, do good people from other religions go to heaven as well? If they do, what's the point in being a Christian?

(I'm going to assume that you're a protestant and don't believe in Purgatory. If you aren't one, please change mentions of heaven in this following para to purgatory) Jack is a good human being. He is ...
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How do Christians who emphasize the "religion vs. relationship" dichotomy respond to claims of "relationship with God" in other religions?

Many Christians emphasize the importance of having an actual relationship with God/Jesus as opposed to merely being religious. The previously asked question What is the origin of the "religion vs....
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How do Christians approach the evangelization of individuals who have had profound spiritual experiences in other religions?

Spiritual experiences can play a very important role in shaping an individual's worldview and religious convictions. Just a single profound mystical experience can dramatically change a person's ...
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Did Christianity originate from Zoroastrianism and Judaism [closed]

I was researching the history of Satan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satan) and came across the following explanation about Zoroastrianism' influence on Christianity, Is this a debated theory? Is ...
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Can Christians accept prayers from other religions? [closed]

For example, can a Buddhist prays for a Christian and let the person know like health and peace? If yes/no, where is it written in the Bible.
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Explore and Understand on Other Religions [closed]

I am kind of new here. Can Christianity allows to study other religions provided not worship any other God and Obey God's command. I understand multi religions questions seem disallow here but do let ...
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Why do today's Christians never express any kind of criticism against other religions? [closed]

I've been listening to local and far-away Christian radio stations for a long time. What strikes me is that, not even once, have I heard them (any of them) say a single word that could in any way be ...
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Do Catholics view other religion as a sin?

I'm interested to make this question after reading Do Catholics view atheism as a sin?, where the answer is : Yes. Catholicism states quite clearly that atheism is a sin. Disbelieving God means ...
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Do Catholics believe that everyone should convert to Christianity for their own salvation?

From my understanding it is the Catholic view that all people should be baptized and converted to the Christian faith for their own salvation. So, for me it follows logically, that Christians ...
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Does God will the diversity of religion?

According to this article: Pope Francis signed a document stating: The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He ...
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According to Christianity, is only the Christian faith a gift from God?

At least in the Catholic Church (with which I am most familiar), it is stated that Faith is a gift from God. Point 179 in the Catechism reads: Faith is a supernatural gift from God. In order to ...
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Does Christianity have any connections to the Hinduism?

Islam and Christianity has same roots and also some names in Bible can also be heard in Quran. What about Christianity connection with Hinduism? Because so many pastors claiming that connection ...
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Did the LDS ever recognize non-LDS polygamous marriages?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) at one time performed and recognized polygamous marriages. In 1890, they ceased performing new polygamous marriages but continued to recognize ...
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Does the Southern Baptist Convention consider other religions evil, demonic, and satanic?

Does the Southern Baptist Convention consider other religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam evil, demonic, and satanic?
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Does the Roman Catholic Church consider other religions evil, demonic, and satanic? [closed]

Does the Roman Catholic Church consider other religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam evil, demonic, and satanic?
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What do Christianity and Judaism have in common? [closed]

Most Christians relate to Judaism more than to Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism, or any other religion. So, my question is, what do Christianity and Judaism have in common so as to make them so related to ...
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Why cannot I believe in other religions as a Christian? [duplicate]

My religion Hinduism allows me to follow any God I like. But based on my research so far Christianity would not allow its followers to follow other religions. Is it true? If it is true is Christianity ...
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Is Frisbeetarianism a Christian denomination? [closed]

I heard a guy on talk radio talking to a caller who claimed to be a Frisbeetarian. I had never heard of this religion I wondered if it is Christian or some obscure ancient pagan form of religion. Does ...
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What is the biblical basis for the freedom of religion?

Christianity generally believes in the exclusivity of believers in Jesus the Christ. John 14:6 NIV Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except ...
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Since YHWH and the Bible acknowledge other gods, does that mean that they literally exist?

Exodus 20:3 (NIV) reads, "You shall have no other gods before Me." According to the Tanakh (Old Testament), YHWH / Yahweh / (God) is an individual divine being, and the only God. Some sections of ...
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What is the Catholic view on EFT?

Did the Catholic Church or any of the representatives issued any stance on Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)? I realize it comes from an Eastern religion which is not in line with Christianity, but ...
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Does "Jesus Christ" come from "Hesus Krishna"?

I read this article entitled: Jesus H. Christ = Hesus Horus Krishna. At the end of that time, Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity ...
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Respect for other religions [closed]

I'd like to know, where does Christianity stand when it comes to respecting religions and spiritual beliefs of others (those not Christian). Please give pointers to the actual biblic verses, to ...
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Is there a biblical basis for Zoroastrians worshiping a different God than the God of the Bible? [closed]

If Cyrus king of Persia practiced the Zoroastrian faith and God (presumably Jehovah) moved his heart (2 Chronicles 36:22) and Cyrus prayed to him (Ezra 1:2), what are the biblical bases that ...
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Christian denominations that believe in salvation for non-Christians [duplicate]

Are there any denominations in Christianity that believe that one can get to heaven without actually being a Christian?
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Why did people stop worshipping God after experiencing the flood?

I have just started reading Genesis and have a question about Noah's family. If Noah and his family were the only people left on earth after the flood, why did most of the world forget God and worship ...
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Is the al-Hallaj of the Yazidi religion Jesus?

I am a follower of Christ and am going to be a missionary. I am studying the culture and religion of the Yazidi (also spelled Yezidi) and I don't understand al-Hallaj. According to the Yazidi, is al-...
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Is there a need for Christians to believe in Christianity at all, if they don't believe in Resurrection and Salvation through Christ alone?

My question is directed to professing Christians who don't believe in any of the key doctrines held by evangelical churches, such as the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, and Jesus Christ as the only ...
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Is God one but multi-instantiated? [closed]

I am stalled at the notion that there is but a single way 'up the mountain'. "No one gets there but by me." However, it seems as though 'me' could be 'any of me.' In the sense that Jesus was (a ...
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What Apostles-Creed affirming groups claim priesthood of Melchizidek?

I was looking at the online biography (perhaps an AOL or MySpace biography) of the friend of a relative some 20 years ago. I was alarmed that my relative was associated with this person, based on ...
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According to Protestants, is it sinful to practice Yoga?

I know a lot of people who claim to be Christian but practice Yoga. I always thought (and Wikipedia seems to back me up on this) that Yoga was about meditation in Hinduism or Buddhism. Is practicing ...
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Why does Christianity claim to be the only true religion? [closed]

From where does the idea that Christianity the only true religion come? Other religions claim the same. What is the basis for the Christian claim?
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