Monday, December 11, 2017

Series Part IV: The Uniqueness of Jesus in Contrast to the Gurus of Hinduism

As we move through this series on why Jesus is superior to all of the religious figures and religious leaders we find that when we encounter Jesus, we find He addresses the deepest recesses of the heart, the soul and the mind.  That being said, we come now to addressing this question with reference to the gurus of the Hindu religion. The Hindu religion had its earliest beginnings sometime about 2000 B.C.  The tribes living in the Indus Valley of northern India had a polytheistic religion that was primarily rooted in the occult. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Real Issue Podcast: Why Jesus is Superior to All the Other Religious Founders (Part 1)

Is Jesus just a mere human being who did great deeds, and spoke sage words? When we see bumper stickers like "COEXIST" and "TOLERANCE" spelled out using the religious symbols, it makes us want to scratch our heads and wonder what the person really believes. But Jesus is more than just "one of the boys" and a mere human being. This show is the first of two. In this one, Rob discusses "Why Jesus is Superior to Moses, Socrates and Buddha."



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Series Part III: The Uniqueness of Jesus in Contrast to Buddha

Whether we realize it or not, people today from the West are taking a look at, and embracing some of the varying forms of Buddhism. Celebrities like Richard Gere, Orlando Bloom, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, along with others are some of the influencers that are attracting people to this eastern world religion.  This posting will take a brief look at the key figure of Buddhism and examine him with the life and work of Jesus and show three key points on why Jesus is superior to "the Buddha."

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Series Part II: The Uniqueness of Jesus in Contrast to Socrates

Socrates is coined by some as the father of philosophy.  Interestingly enough some well meaning Christian brothers and sisters, for some reason, have an aversion to philosophy. But being a "worldview guy," these same folks do not realized that they are living out a "philosophy of life," a worldview. 

Colossians 2:8, "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ" (NASB).  You see the Christian worldview is based upon the worldview (philosophy) of Jesus Christ. 

So we don't need to be afraid of the word "philosophy" and thinking.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Series: Part I: The Uniqueness of Jesus in Contrast to Moses

Many of the world religions have a view of who Jesus is and what He taught. Even the religion that is the closest companion to the Christian faith, Judaism, has a view of about the person of Jesus. Was He just a great rabbi who was misguided?  Was He just a good man.  

Not too long ago, I had a conversation with a fellow who had these views of Jesus. In that conversation  he shared with me that he thought that Jesus was nothing more than a great teacher or a great mystic. What I want to do is open this first comparison and contrasting post is address the one who is as close to the Christian faith as one can get. In fact, this person even appeared with Elijah at Jesus' transfiguration. That personality is Moses.  

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Series Introduction: Jesus in the Light of Other Philosophical and Religious Figures

If you were driving down the road and saw with bumper stickers on the back of a car that said "COEXIST" and "TOLERANCE" written in the symbolism of some of the major religious world views, how does that make you feel?  I am sure it would make you wonder whether or not the person driving really did not know what they believed about anything. That is because all religions in their mind are all true. (Psst, they're not). They can all be wrong, but they cannot all be right.

Do you know that the bumper sticker is hypocritical because