Today Pastor Mark Tiefel and Neal Radichel dig into the religion of Buddhism. The founder of Buddhism, Sidharta Gutama was a Hindu who developed Buddhism from Hinduism. Buddhism does away the caste system and offers a "fast track" to Nirvana. Buddhism has the four nobel truths and the nobel eigthfold path. These truths recognize the existence of sin in the world and are based on the law or what we can do to help others or what we would call sanctification. While it is a structrued reliegion it still doesn't have anything to offer. It is empty because it is all based on what man does instead of what God does. This is strikingly different from Christianity. Join us to learn more about Buddhism and how you can witness to a person who is a Buddhist.
Pastors Mark Tiefel and Neal Radichel continue the CPR series on World Religions with a study of Hunduism. Hinduism is the main religion in India, and in other countries in that region of the world. It is one of the main polytheistic religions which believes in "many gods" as opposed to one god as Judaism and Islam. This is a very old religion dating back over 3,000 years with some of the holy writings of Hinduism and the thousands of gods that Hindus believe in. They will explain Hindu terms like Nirvana, Caste System, Reincarnation, Karma, and more. In addition to the explaining the religion, they will also discuss how we as Christians can witness to Hindus.
Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew continue the CPR series on World Religions with a study of Islam. In addition to Judaism and Christianity, Islam is the third major monotheistic religion. It had its beginning in the 600AD with Mohammed who claimed to receive a revelation from Allah (God) through the angel Gabriel. He traced the roots of Islam back to Abraham through his son Ishmael. The Muslims (followers of Islam) accept the Bible as a holy book, but believe that it has been corrupted as it is in Christianity. They reject the doctrine of the Trinity, the Deity of Jesus, His crucifixion and resurrection for example. They also have no concept of original sin. Islam has five pillars and two major groups: Sunni and Shia. These two groups also have some major differences which have been the cause of much fighting between them in the Middle East and throughout the world. Listen to learn more about this fast growing religion and how you can witness to Muslims you may meet!
This week we are beginning a new sub-series to our CPR series with a study on world religions. In our initial study, Pastors Mark Tiefel and Neal Radichel will discuss and explore the teaching of Judaism. They will highlight some of the main teachings of the religion and compare and contrast it with Christianity. If you have wondered about what Judaism teaches and how it is similar and different from Christianity, you won't want to miss this podcast!