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To our Muslim friends, please do not be offended: Christianity has no official view on Mohammed or the Quran, nor could it because Mohammed and the Quran came about hundreds of years after Christianity. Christians do have opinions though. To most Christians, Mohammad is no different than any other non-christian who started a religion. They are false ...


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The correct answer to this question is clearly … <err, not so fast> You see that's just the problem. Christianity doesn't have a clear unequivocal answer to this question that is broadly agreed on across traditions. Islam has now been around for about 1400 years promoting its ideas about the nature of God—who they usually claim is the same God as ...


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I will post later using this information here, but for now, I have copied the image supplied by Jayarathina Madharasan It seems that there are actually not as many similarities as certain people on the internet would like you to believe.


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Your source has more than a few issues; I'm not going to worry about the specific details raised (many of which are answered with a simple "false") but paint in broad strokes to attempt to answer the question behind the question. Many similarities between Jesus and other gods are superficial, and others may have actually borrowed from the life of Jesus. The ...


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In the terms you describe, most - if not all - forms of Christianity are Monotheistic in nature. That said, there are three key concepts (that again most forms of Christianity subscribe to) that are somewhat comparable to 'Shivoham' as you've described it: God's Immanence, the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit in a believer, the Glorification of believers. ...


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First question to ask is what are Christians being saved from or for? Thankfully someone has saved me time from having to write that answer up (Thanks @Caleb): What does it mean to "be saved" Again, I would promote the necessity of relationship with God so that a follower knows the nature of God well enough to know what His desire for us. This is ...


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The answer to your question lies in what each religion teaches about who God is. Islam From The Truth About Islam by Dr. David R. Reagan*: God — The Koran asserts that the god of Islam is the God of Christians and Jews (Sura 29:46). Nothing could be farther from the truth.7 The god of Islam, Allah, is most definitely not the God of the Bible. Allah is ...


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One could do a great deal worse than quote another answer: There are several heresies that one needs to be careful of when discussing a topic such as this. For example, Modalism which declares that God is not three distinct persons, but that He merely reveals himself in three different forms. Or, Arianism which declares that Christ and the Holy Spirit are ...


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You're obviously familiar with the Messianic prophecies which are well expounded in Wikipedia. The classic proof text for Christians' being saved is John 14:6 (and 10:27 below) — Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” And for Jesus-as-God, there's John 10:27–30 (...


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The article states that Christianity itself, particularly as it originally existed in the days of the early Church, meets the definition of a mystery religion, and that this was noted and remarked upon by one of the great early apologists, Justin Martyr. And if the definition is that "participation is reserved to initiates," then Judaism meets the ...


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Al-Hallaj (AD 858–922) was a Sufi mystic from ~900 years after the time of Jesus. He was enamored of the Jesus he knew of, but his own sources and influence were primarily Islamic and his idea of who Jesus was matches the non-divine prophet of Islamic teaching rather that the divine savior of Christianity. He tried to live after the pattern of the stories he ...


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Objection 1: It would seem that there is no distinction between actual grace and karma. For both are external causes of a person's future behavior. Therefore there is no distinction between them. Objection 2: Furthermore, karma and actual graces both influence the state of an individual after death. For karma, we are told, can influence how an individual is ...


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1. Question Restatement : Is there textual / literary evidence that "Jesus" is a name derived from "Zeus"? What is the Etymology of the Name, "Jesus"? 2. Answer - The Names Jesus and Zeus are not Related Etymologically : The Greek Septuagint Translation of the Hebrew Old Testament is the clearest evidence that the name "Jesus" is absolutely a ...


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First of all, there were two sieges of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II: 597 BCE: a military campaign carried out by Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon. In 605 BC, he defeated Pharaoh Necho at the Battle of Carchemish, and subsequently invaded Judah. According to the Nebuchadnezzar Chronicle, King Jehoiakim of Judah rebelled against Babylonian rule, but ...


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Trimurti and Trinity similarity: The number "Three" Trimurti and Trinity differences: Trinity is Father, Son and Holy Spirit while Trimurti is Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. Trinity is "Three persons in one God". Trimurti is "Three distinct gods" 1 John 5:7 (NKJV) For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy ...


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To quote from Bible itself, Jesus mentioned about the salvation of mankind through Him, in following verses in Bible. All these words spoken by Jesus Himself: John 3:14-18 Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”For this is the way God loved the ...


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Jesus is Risen All of Christianity rests on the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. If He is indeed risen, then He is indeed the Christ, the Son of God. From this, it follows that the Christian God is, in fact, the true God. Paul affirmed this in his opening statement to the Romans: Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set ...


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C.S. Lewis answered this question: During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. They began eliminating possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of gods' appearing in human form. Resurrection? Again, other religions had accounts of ...


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The first question is: Muslims claim that they worship the same god as Christians do. . . . Are there any Christian doctrines that accept this claim? Yes. The Christian doctrine of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) accepts the claim that Muslims worship the same God as Christians (and Jews and everyone else who worships God). Though Swedenborg had some ...


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Mohammed never read the Bible and therefore makes many mistakes in the Koran like confusing Miriam the daughter of Amram and sister of Moses and Aaron with Mary the mother of Jesus. I'm sure you are already aware of those passages from the Koran, in Suras 3 and 19, and perhaps a few others. Here is an article that demonstrates from a Christian perspective ...


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There might be some confusion here, because killing animals in the church would probably not be done by most Christians. If, however, you mean "why to Christians kill and eat animals, in general?" then I can answer that. Christianity inherited its beliefs about food and animals from Judaism. Animals are perceived differently to Christians. They are not ...


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The magicians of Pharaoh performed miracles, copying Moses' works when Moses was sent to Egypt to deliver Israel. And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said. Exodus 7:22 [KJV] Jesus warns that : Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we ...


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The simplest answer is that our acceptance of a recorded miracle is contingent on whether we think that record is accurate or not. As a Christian I personally believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and so I accept that the miracles it describes did actually happen. I do not believe the Quran was inspired by God. There is therefore no ...


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It is usually thought that the first one to crack the code of the mystery of the Hebrew kings, their reign lengths and their start and end dates was Edwin Thiele, an American Seventh Day Adventist who published the book “The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings” in 1951, which was the product of his doctoral thesis. Not so well known is the work of ...


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I think the main thing that makes Christianity unique is that it is a Story about God taking on human form and dwelling among us. Not "merely" a prophet, but Emanuel. And this Story turns the concept of power on its head, where God-dwelling-among-us is the Suffering Servant that lays his life down for, not just "friends", but even enemies (that he loves). ...


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The study of religious doctrines of salvation is called soteriology (the Wikipedia article is a good start). The most important part of soteriology is the theologic concept of justification. Justification is God's cleansing of our sins and declaring us righteous. Catholics and Orthodoxs believe in justification by baptism (initial justification) avoiding ...


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We don't know as much about the German religion as the Greek and Roman ones, because the Germans used less permanent materials in their society, and didn't really write things down. What we have regarding them now is whatever Romans and Greeks decided to write down, and whatever elements were, as you pointed out, incorpated into the culture after ...


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Is Malachi 3 evidence that Jesus is a messenger? In Malachi 3:1 there are clearly two messengers. One is the messenger of preparation and the other is the messenger of the covenant, who is also the Lord himself. Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even ...


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It is impossible to speak for every other religion without knowing what every other religion teaches. However, I can give a brief summary of what I believe is unique about Christianity. “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our ...


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