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Christian Response to Hinduism


 

The differences between Hinduism and Christianity are vast.  Having read numerous stories of people who have left Hinduism for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I’ve identified that a common theme runs through their stories.  These people left a life of hopelessness, where they were dependent on their own works to escape from samsara, to a life of hope and assurance of their salvation.  They left their millions-in-one impersonal gods, and found the one true God of the universe, who cares intimately for each one of them.  For this reason, it is important to identify the most basic differences between Hinduism and Christianity.

HINDUISM CHRISTIANITY
 GOD A vast plurality of gods and goddesses exist as part of the impersonal Brahman.

There is one God, who cares deeply for each one of us. 

  • “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” Deuteronomy 6:4
  • “And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” Psalm 50:15
 MAN Humans, as with all living things, are just manifestations of Brahman.  We have no individual self, or self-worth.

God created mankind, and gave us free will.  He cares deeply for us, and places a great deal of worth on His creation.

  • “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”  Genesis 1:27
  • “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16
 THE WORLD The world and everything on it are manifestations of Brahman. God created the universe, the world, and everything on it.  (Genesis 1).  As God did not create Himself, the world exists separately from God.
 SIN Sin is committed against oneself, not against God. 

God gave us rules because He cares about us.  He also gave us free will – we can choose to disobey.  Disobedience (sin) is an offense against God.

  • “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.”  Psalm 51:4
  • For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23
 SIN'S PENALTY Since “sin” is committed only against oneself, the penalties are accrued only against the self.  The penalty is the repeated cycle of rebirths, until you can escape to Nirvana. 

Sin cannot exist in the presence of God.  Therefore, the penalty of sin is spiritual death, or separation from God.

“For the wages of sin is death…”  Romans 6:23a

 SALVATION Salvation is the release from the wheel of life, the cycle of rebirths, through which we must work to better ourselves, and realize our oneness with Brahman.  It must be worked out by each individual through successive lives.

Salvation is a free gift to us from God.  We must only accept it.  We cannot earn it.  Jesus bought our salvation by taking all our sin upon Himself on the cross, dying as a sacrifice for us, and then rising from the dead three days later.  Salvation means spending eternity in heaven with our Almighty God!

  • “…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23b
  • “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16
  • “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.”  Ephesians 2:8,9

If you are a Hindu man or woman reading this, please know that a greater hope exists.  Indeed, it is more than a hope – it is an assurance.  You are not relegated to rebirth after rebirth in an attempt to “get it right.”  There is a personal God, who cares deeply for you.  He knows how many hairs you have on your head, yet he controls ever facet of the universe.  He loves you, and desires to redeem you unto Himself.  All you have to do is accept!  Indescribable joy awaits you!  To learn more about how to accept the gift of eternal life, click here to read about the Roman Road to salvation.   

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