<ul><li>According to Islam, Jesus was no more than a prophet whom God sent to the children of Israel.
His birth was a miracle; he was born without a father. Adam's creation was without a father or a mother too.
Jesus performed many miracles like any prophet in OT.
Jesus lived a simple life calling people to the worship of One God Almighty.
Being affected by the ancient pagan religions prevalent at that time, the church inserted many false teachings and dogmas about Jesus.
Christianity borrowed many sayings and dogmas from ancient religions and interpolated them into Christianity with the aim of making Jesus a son-god. </li></ul>www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
<ul><li>Before Jesus lived sixteen saviopurs who were crucified to atone for the sins of people.
The dogma of the son-god, being the dogma of the Roman world, was among the interest of Constantine the Great, who wanted to reconcile and make harmony between the different cults in his empire.
So, under his supervision, this dogma was decided in Nicaea synod
Buddhism was among the ancient religions that lent so much dogmas to Christianity.</li></ul>www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Christianity borrowed many of the sayings of Buddha, his works and the important events in his lifetime and inserted in the Bible. <br />In this presentation we shed some lights on the parallels between Jesus and Buddha( also a son-god ) to see how far Christianity was affected by the ancient pagan religions. <br />The Holy Quran says in this regard:<br />They (the Christians and the Jews) imitate the slaying of those who disbelieved before…" (9:30 )<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
The following slides will show to what extent Christianity was affected by Buddhism. Buddhism is one of the ancient pagan religions that is still practiced nowadays. <br /> In the end of this presentation, we give the names of the ancient pagan atoning gods.<br />They all suffered<br /> they all were crucified to atone for the sins of humanity.<br />Please Note that Jesus never said I am God.<br />Also note according to OT, God will save Jesus form Crucifixion (Luke 4:10-12,, Matthew 4:5-10 and Psalm 91)<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Parallel Between Jesus and Buddha <br />They were visited by wise men recognized. the divinity of the child. <br />They were of royal descent.<br />Their birth was announced by a star.<br />The mission of both Buddha and Jesus was proclaimed by a voice from the heaven.<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Both fasted in the wilderness and were tempted. <br />Both called their disciples with the command, Follow me.<br />Both sent out disciples to spread their teachings. <br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Christ ignored the literal interpretation of Moses and emphasized a spiritualized interpretation of the whole law taken as a whole which is to practice unconditional love. This is similar to what Buddha did with the teachings of Hindus.<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
both traveled from place to place and preached to large multitudes.<br />Their first sermon for both of them the Sermon on the Mount.<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
The story of the ruler, Nicodemus, who came to Jesus by night, has its parallel in the story of the rich man who came to Buddha by night.<br />Both proclaimed kingdoms not of this world. The eternal life promised by Christ corresponds to the eternal peace, Nirvana, promised by Buddha.<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Both are called Lord and Master<br />Jesus and Buddha promised salvation to all; and he commanded his disciples to preach his doctrine in all places and to all men. <br />Buddha taught: Perishable is the city built of sand Jesus taught: a foolish man builds his house upon the sand.<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Both were transfigured on a mount. The Transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported by the Synoptic Gospels in which Jesus is transfigured upon a mountain (Mount Tabor) (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36). Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, and was called "Son" by God<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
It is one of the miracles of Jesus mentioned in the Gospels. The Buddha is said to have been twice transfigured, at the moment of his enlightenment and at the moment of his death.<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Both made triumphal entries, Christ into Jerusalem, and Buddha into Rajagriba.<br />Buddha and Jesus were called the "savior of the world, light of the world, Supreme Being and the eternal one”.<br />Buddha is: "The Light of Asia" Jesus is : "The Light of the World“.<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
The central object in every Buddhist temple is an image of Buddha. The central object in every Catholic church is an image of Christ. <br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Jesus said: "If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also." (Luke 6:29) Buddha said: "If anyone should give you a blow with his hand, with a stick, or with a knife, you should abandon any desires and utter no evil words." (MajjhimaNikaya 21:6)<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Jesus: If you wish to be perfect, go sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Matt.19:21.<br />Buddha: The avaricious do not go to heaven, the foolish do not extol charity. The wise one, however, rejoicing in charity, becomes thereby happy in the beyond. Dhammapada 13:11.<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Jesus: Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. John 11:26.<br />Buddha: Those who have sufficient faith in me, are all headed for heaven. MajjhimaNikaya 22:47.<br />Jesus: "When the devil had finished every test, he departed" Luke 4:13. <br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Buddha: "During the six years that the Bodhisattva practiced austerities, the demon followed behind him step by step, seeking an opportunity to harm him. But he found no opportunity whatsoever and went" Lalitavistara Sutra 18.<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
Jesus: "Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them." John 16:19 <br />Buddha: "He goes unhindered through a wall" AnugattaraNikaya 3:60.<br />www.knowmuhammad.org<br />
A list of the ancient pagan atoning gods<br />