Hinduism And Islam

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There are thousands of religions being practiced in the world we live in today. According to the Pew Research Center, Christianity, Hinduism and Islam make up more than half of the world population’s beliefs. In the United States most of the population practices Christianity which is referred to as Western religions because it differs theologically from Hinduism, that originated in the Eastern part of the world, specifically in Asia and India. Islam originated in the Middle Eastern countries and differs theologically from both Christianity and Hinduism. There are several barriers that would make it challenging for a practitioner of Hinduism and of Islam to understand and respond to the Christian Gospel. However, there is a bridge, which would provide a connecting point between these religions and the Christian Gospel.
Many Hindus would have difficulty understanding Christianity and the Gospel because Hinduism is more of a way of life than a religion. It is based on a lifestyle of balance and good ethical living. There is no one person or book as in Christianity’s Bible and belief in Jesus. Individual Hindus choose their own set of beliefs according to their interpretation of Hindu readings and from their teacher called a Guru. Also Hindus do not believe in sin and the necessity of forgiveness of sin as a way to salvation. Hindus believe in Karma, a law of nature. For Hindus every behavior has an effect. If they do good then good will come to them and if they do
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