Christianity and Hinduism

950 Words Feb 20th, 2018 4 Pages
Starting in c. 4 BCE a structure was about to be formed with the birth of Jesus, which led to the creation of the Christianity after Jesus was crucified and resurrected. The religion is monotheistic meaning it follows one god, referred to as “God”. The structure of Christianity has three major branches which are the Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestants, each branch containing a number of subcategories. Christians follow the belief that there is only one true God, who exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all in the same body. Christians also follow the belief that Jesus is God sent in form as a human messiah who was sent to save the world. Comparatively the major Asian religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism hold a vast array of beliefs and values that typically incorporate more than one god. Not only that, but each of the main Asian religion/philosophies were formed before Christianity, by at least 500 years. Hinduism formed around 2000 BCE and is considered a pantheistic religion, following the doctrine that the world is part of their God(s). Not only that but compared to the monotheistic religions, Hindus follow the belief that there is not one road to eternal salvation, but several. The Hindus follow a scripture titled the Bhagavad Gita which presents the concept of Dharma. In the Bhagavad Gita there is a verse (4.11) that says “Everyone follows My path…
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