Posts Tagged "World Religions"

Christian Buddhism

Background Over the last few decades, especially in Europe and North America, various groups encouraging study and dialogue, places of worship, and cultural centres have emerged that attempt to combine Christianity with Buddhism. Some individuals have magnified superficial similarities to the extent of syncretizing the two faiths. Others pursue this for academic curiosity or enrichment value since they consider much…read more →

Christian Fundamentals: The Battle For Truth

1 John 2:15-17 – What’s Wrong With The World? There is a battle for truth in our world today. We have, so far, seen that true fellowship with God is marked by: An increased consciousness of sin (1 John 1:6-10) A growing likeness to Christ (1 John 2:1-6) God’s light shines in God’s law and in Christian love and conviction…read more →

Seventh-Day Adventist: Who is Jesus?

[The following is the second part of a major study reproduced with the permission of Coleen Tinker and Life Assurance Ministries Here in part 2 we ask Who is Jesus? In part 1 we asked What is the ‘great controversy?’ ] Who is the Seventh-Day Adventist Jesus? The great controversy hangs on Ellen G White’s [EGW] statements that God the Father exalted…read more →

The Orthodox Church 2: Saints, Relics, and Tradition

Praying to and Communion with Saints In the first article we looked at The Orthodox Church claims to apostolic succession, its teaching on baptism, confession, deification, and the Eucharist, and what it has to say about icons and Mary. The Orthodox Church consider that since physical death is not the end for a Christian and that those who have passed…read more →

The Eastern Orthodox Church

Orthodox Church Background With around a quarter of a billion adherents, the Orthodox Church considers itself to be the only true church and claims apostolic succession passed down from generation to generation from the apostles chosen by the Lord Himself. ‘Orthodox’ simply means ‘right doctrine’ in the same sense that theologians sometimes use the term ‘orthopraxy’ when referring to ‘right…read more →

Reachout Out to Muslims

Ramadan is approaching and Muslims will be fasting and spiritually searching. As Christians, we should be ready to give a reason for the hope within us with meekness and fear. We should consider how we can share the gospel in a way that is understood and, at the same time, make an effort to comprehend where those from the Islamic…read more →

Testimony: The Lord’s Message Rang Out From You…

This time, like all times, is a very good one if only we know what to do with it. Our world is ready to hear the gospel. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Wiccans, Atheists, Agnostics, Satanists, Moonies, Scientologists, etc. are all ready to hear the gospel. You don’t believe it? I understand. It is the nature of Christians to believe we are…read more →

Defining ‘Cult’

CULT! It seems such a pejorative word and certainly in ministry it is not intended as a compliment. But is it an insult? Is its use an example of disagreeing while being disagreeable? To listen to many there is no excuse for using it. Especially when what people see as sensible alternatives are available such as sect, or the more…read more →

Buddhism

Background It is difficult to distinguish between history and legend as to the life of Buddha, Siddharta Gautama (Gautama being his family name). Scholars cannot even agree on the dates for his life but it is probable that he was born around 560 BC and died at approximately 80 years old. Siddharta was born into the Hindu religion and was…read more →

A Look at Catholic Teaching

This article seeks to compare some of the teachings of Rome with a mainstream evangelical Christian understanding of Scripture. Scripture references are from the New International Version and references are taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) 1984. Pocket Edition reprinted 1985. INTRODUCTION The Catholic Church has faced sometimes vitriolic attack from non-Catholics but this only serves to reinforce…read more →

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