Christianity And Comparative Religion

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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "Christianity And Comparative Religion" sermon at New Life Christian Church on April 25, 2014. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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Christianity And Comparative Religion

  1. 1. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION
  2. 2. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION “He who never visits thinks mother is the only cook.”
  3. 3. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION “It is quite likely that the whole of Western culture may become increasingly influenced by Eastern ideas.” R. D. Clements
  4. 4. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION DO ALL RELIGIONS LEAD TO GOD?
  5. 5. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION “My position is that all the great religions are fundamentally equal.” Gandhi
  6. 6. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION “Truth is one: sages call it by various names.” Krishna
  7. 7. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION “The heart of so great a mystery cannot be reached by following one road only.” Symmachus
  8. 8. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION “If all religions lead to God, how come most of them, having been given a thousand years at least, haven’t yet arrived?” Gordon Bailey
  9. 9. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION H. P. Owen ‘So far the transcendental (Spiritual) truth claims of religion are concerned the question of objective truth remains. Thus divine reality cannot be both personal and impersonal. Also it cannot be validly interpreted both in theistic (God Creator) and monistic (All is God) terms…
  10. 10. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION H. P. Owen … To look at it from the human side, our final bliss cannot consist both in the attainment of Nirvana and in eternal fellowship with a personal God of love.’
  11. 11. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION ‘Faith must be based on fact: sincerity and love must be grounded in truth.’
  12. 12. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION “It is not enough to worship God: we must worship the God who really is. Otherwise we are not really worshipping God at all.” Brian Maiden
  13. 13. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION ‘Unless a religion squares with the facts of history and human experience; and unless it agrees with the truth of God which is the underlying reality of all things, that religion, however sincere its followers may be, is not good enough.’ Dr. Vernon Grounds
  14. 14. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION ‘‘It is not that Christians are narrow- minded or uncharitable about other faiths. But if Jesus is indeed, as the resurrection asserts, God himself come to our rescue, then to reject him, or even to neglect him, is ultimate folly.’ Michael Green
  15. 15. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION ‘If all religions contradict one another, there are only two logical choices: either they are all false, or there is only one true religion.’
  16. 16. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION Professor Zarhner ‘To maintain that all religions are paths leading to the same goal, as is so frequently done today, is to maintain something that is not true…
  17. 17. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION Professor Zarhner ‘… Not only on the dogmatic, but also on the mystical plane, too, there is no agreement. It is then only too true that the basic principles of Eastern and Western, which in practice means Indian and Semitic, thought are, I will not say irreconcilably opposed;…
  18. 18. CHRISTIANITY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION Professor Zarhner … they are simply not starting from the same premises. The only common ground is that the function of religion is to provide release; there is no agreement at all as to what it is that man must be released from. The great religions are talking at cross purposes.’

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