Religion & Spirituality

February 10, 2017

A Comparative View of Religions


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A short introduction to the major world religions from a Christian perspective.


Originally Reprinted by permission and published from "The Religious Magazine and Monthly Review" in 1870.


“The true religion, prepared in Israel, is the Christian, in which man, grown conscious of his oneness with God, is ruled by the divine as an inner power of life, and acts spontaneously and freely while in the fullest dependence upon God. Since Christ, no more perfect religion has appeared. What is true and good in Islamism was borrowed from Israel and Christianity.”


CHAPTER I.


FETICHISM. THE CHINESE. THE EGYPTIANS.


CHAPTER II.


THE ARIAN NATIONS.


CHAPTER III.


THE RELIGION OF THE SEMITES.


Footnotes


“Concise and clear…a convenient summary.” -The American Presbyterian Review


“The Israelitish religion, which reached its highest stage of development in prophetism, but which among the later Jews after Ezra degenerated, with the Pharisees into formalism and worship of the letter, with the Essenes into mysticism and asceticism, and which with the Sadducees, along with the sacrifice of the prophetic ideal of the future, was subordinated to politics, developed in Christianity, but freed from once cherished national expectations and outward forms, into a purely spiritual knowledge and worship of God. Jesus fathomed the deep meaning of the religion of his people, and its original fitness to become, through higher development, the religion of the world. Jesus devoted himself to the end of forming the human race into one great society (the kingdom of heaven), of which religion should be the soul and life, and, convinced of his calling, proclaimed himself as the Son of man, who, as such, belonged not to Israel alone, but to mankind. Jesus combated both the formalism and exclusiveness of the Pharisees, and the unbelief of the Sadducees, and with word and deed preached a religion which, independent of all outward form, took hold of the human heart, and which, developing into an independent principle in man, was to find its commission, not in the authority of Scripture or tradition, not even in that of his name, but in its own power and truth. In him religion appeared as the power of self-sacrificing love, which fears not even death, and to which dying is not the losing of life, but the development of life. In distinction from other religions, in which either God and man are strangers to each other, and opposed to each other, or man's personality is, as it were, sunk in God, Christianity is the religion by which man, in the full enjoyment of individual development, and with the sense of his own strength, lives in the consciousness of the most entire dependence upon God. Religion in its highest form, conceived as the oneness of man with God, is realized in Christianity.”



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February 7, 2017

Done.: What most religions don’t tell you about the Bible


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You are more than a body; you will live forever somewhere; And God is on the divine rescue mission to make sure your "“forever"” is safe with Him! If you enjoy being loved; if you enjoy gifts; if you care about where you will spend forever; and if you want to know the true message of the Bible, then you must read this book. Where will you spend forever? You owe this question some investigation….
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February 4, 2017

The Forbidden Religion


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In this work, Professor Herrou Aragon reveals in a straightforward and definitive manner the only religion which has been persecuted throughout the course of history by all the other religions of the world, its books burnt and its believers persecuted and assassinated. When this religion, completely different from all the others, appears before man, the other religions unite to try to destroy it or hide it again, so dangerous is this religion for the secret powers who dominate the world from the shadows. In it we find everything that in other religions has been left out or doctored so that humanity remains asleep and enslaved. This is the only religion that, far from deceiving man, tries to wake him up and help him to escape from the prison in which he finds himself.
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February 1, 2017

12 Major World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity’s Most Influential Faiths


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For billions of people, having a religious belief system provides purpose in life. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior. Today’s world is one in which our understanding of world religions is both understatedly important, as well as increasingly complex.

After many years exploring the foundations of various world religions, Jason Boyett has written this comprehensive, easy-to-understand exploration of the twelve major world religions through a meticulous, yet unbiased lens. 12 Major World Religions offers an impartial look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been―or are currently―misunderstood.


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