Christianity and Hinduism

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In the following essay, I will compare my own religion- Hinduism- with Christianity; a religion that has fascinated me for a very long time. Christianity is the world’s largest religion, originating in the Middle East in the first century. It has more than 2 billion followers, from all over the world. Christianity is a monotheistic religion, having originated from Judaism, also a monotheistic religion. This means that those who participate in a monotheistic religion believe there is only one God or goodness in the world.
Christianity is based off the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, as carried out by the New Testament of the Holy Bible. Jesus Christ is believed to be the son of God. He is the people’s messiah, both an equally human and divine being. He is the “savior of humanity” that was proposed in the Old Testament, however the Christian concept of the world’s savoir, their Messiah, differs significantly from the contemporary Jewish concept. Christians believe that if they believe and accept that Jesus sacrificed himself to save humanity and was later resurrected, then those who have been sinful can be reconciled to God and will be saved from hell and is promised and eternal life.
According to the Gospels of Mathew and Luke, Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and later born to the Virgin Mary. There is very few documents that record the childhood of Christ,…
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