The teachings which he professed came from God and through Jesus did God share the scriptures of the Bible to his disciples. Unlike Christianity, the concept of God f... ... middle of paper ... ...om one another because of their fundamental beliefs of God or about the afterlife. While exploring both of these religions, we realize that although they have their differences they still have the same concept and ideas. Jesus was known as the anointed one, the messiah “christ’. The buddha similarly was known as the Awakened one “enlightened”.
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Christians trust that Jesus was sent by God to save humanity. Therefore, the faith of the followers of the Christian belief is primarily based on the preaching of Jesus and later the spreading of those by his disciples. Although Buddhism and Christianity show several parallels, their three key differences are that Buddhists do not believe in one divine being, and have different views about both the purpose of life and the concept of afterlife. Buddhists do not believe in a Supreme Being, God or Creator, though many Buddhists today worship the Buddha - the central figure of Buddhism - and his teachings. They view him as someone with a universal spirit, an essence that can be attained by everyone rather than only a higher deity that rules over the world (Brown).
Religion can be described as a centralized belief in which a group of people live their lives according to a set of practices, relating to the existence of a particular deity in order to fulfill a purpose. Religious studies are categorized so that each religion may be conveyed in an understandable way in which they are intended to. Many religions attribute, intentionally or not, to what is known as philosophical parallels. Attaining to these parallels involves a big problem with the way vocabulary is utilized. The philosophical parallel: problem of syncretism stimulates the question of whether there is such thing as an authentic religion.
We as believers try to make an attempt to summarize that theology is the attempt to articulate what faith is in a responsible manner. To me theology seems like an historical word that we tend to use freely amongst ourselves without grasping the real meaning when used in conversations about the Bible, God, and our savior Jesus. Without faith you can’t obtain a belief, and if you can’t believe in God there isn’t a reason to have a Christian theology. Faith is a strong word when it comes to believing in the Lord, and it can lead you in a righteous path in one continues to believe in the teachings of the Bible. Others may have faith in another being of their religion.
In co... ... middle of paper ... ...ther major world religions share a basic rule of behavior which governs how they are to treat others. Two quotations from Buddhist texts which reflect this Ethic are: "...a state that is not pleasing or delightful to me, how could I inflict that upon another?" “ Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful." Udana-Varga 5:18. (www.hindunet.org) This compares closely to Christianity's Golden Rule, which is seen in: Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them."
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It is evident when reading many Buddhist teachings that there are many similarities between Christianity and Buddhism. Similarities between Christianity and Buddhism are evident in every sect of Buddhism, but are strongest seen in the Pure Land sect of Buddhism. In this essay I will compare the similarities and differences between Pure Land Buddhism and Christianity. In the largest Pure Land scripture or sutra, composed in India, a story of Amitabha is told. It is said that many eons ago, Amitabha a monk, learned from the eighty-first Buddha about the wonders of immeasurable Buddha Lands.
It teaches people to be honest, disciplined, bright mind and love people. Next, Christianity and Buddhism prohibit murder, fraud, forbidden sexual desire, forbidden to lie, gluttonous, and drunkenness. Buddhism has “Five Precepts” and the “Noble Eightfold Path”. Christianity has the “Ten Commandments”. To interacting in social life, they both emphasize meditation and self-discipline skills.