Son – His Differences

 

Differences pertaining to Christianity and other belief systems.

Philippe Paquette

Upated: December 2013

Topics

Christianity

Naturalism
Atheism;
Agnosticism;
Existentialism

Judaism

Islam

Hinduism

Sacred Text

Bible (Old Testament and the New Testament)

No Sacred texts.  Based mostly on objective values.

Tanakh (Jewish Bible) (Old Testament)

Qur’an (Koran)

Vedas, Upanishads, Sutras, Bhagavad Gita

God

The Trinity (Three Persons in One – Father, Son, Spirit)

No revealed God

One God, Jehovah

One creator God – Allāha
unity – one substance, one person.

Brahman

Who is Jesus Christ

God, Son of God, Perfect Man.

Historical person, nothing more.

False Prophet Some view him as a bastard child (mamzerim), others as a Rabbi at best.

Prophet of God, but His message is now corrupt.

Jesus may have been abodhisattva(enlightened person) and he lived in Kashmir.

Death of Jesus

Death by crucifixion.

Death by crucifixion is possible but irrelevant.

Death by crucifixion.

Jesus never died but ascended bodily in heaven.  (One of Jesus’ disciples died on the cross in his place).

Jesus did not die on the cross, he escaped from Jerusalem and traveled back to Kashmir where his grave is said to exist still today.

Resurrection of Jesus

Affirmed

No proof therefore denied

Denied

Jesus never died therefore denied

Denied

Jesus future return
to earth

Yes

No

No

No

No

Salvation

By faith

No need for salvation. We are not lost.

By believing in  Jehovah plus doing good deeds

Only if correct belief in Islam, plus good deeds, Five Pillars

Redemption through one’s own actions

 

Exceptionally, in this section, we will share thoughts rather than biblical verses since there are no verses related to the issue at hand.

Differences between
Jesus Christ and major
Belief Systems

1. Unlike all religions that attempt in human ways to “reach their God”, with Christ you see God “reaching out to us”.

2. You see Divine Power in Jesus. He would simply speak and his words would arrest a storm, He would walk on water, He would give sight to the blind, He would give life to dead corps, He would feed 5,000 men and women with a few fishes, He would turn water into wine.  No other religious leaders (as cool as they might have been) have never come near such miraculous powerful demonstrations of divinity.

3. Jesus paid the price for sin and therefore can offer forgive-ness.  Religious practice requires some form of action (whip yourself, rituals, etc) in order to seek forgiveness.

4. Jesus died and 3 days later, rose from the dead.  He had said so in advance.  (That is why the Roman authorities posted a soldier at the entrance of the tomb). His resurrection is a proof of his divinity.  Over 500 men and woman testified that they saw Jesus alive again and held fast their confession, even through torture and death.  No other founding figure ever claimed to resurrect or ever claimed to be God.

5. Jesus only requires Faith for salvation.  All other system of beliefs require some type of action (works) to attain salvation.  That makes the Christian salvation system unique in the sense that the solution to Eternal Life is offered from outside our human realm.  All other Religions offer solutions from inside the human realm.

#Faith
#Jesus

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