An Overview of the World’s Major Religions. By R.D. Baker & Ryan Cartwright.
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By R.D. Baker & Ryan Cartwright
Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, & the truth will set you free." – John 8:31
Truth has become quite subjective – but truth can be discerned by considering the evidence.
"I am not insane, most excellent Festus," Paul replied. "What I am saying is true & reasonable. The king is familiar with these things, & I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner.”– Acts 26:25-27
We can’t do an exhaustive study but we’ll do our best to present a basic understanding of the major & some minor world religions
“We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know.” – 1 Corinthians 8:1-2
“In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness & respect…”
- 1 Peter 3:15
Our goal is not to win the argument or to just possess knowledge, but to in love – guide people to the Truth
The Star of David & The Menorah
(Represents the 7-day week & the Sabbath)
“But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.” – 1 Kings 12:8
The two kingdoms remained divided, & fell separately
"Woe to you…Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.” – Jesus: Matthew 23:13
When Jesus saw many of the Pharisees & Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?” – Matthew 3:7
The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people & your father's household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation & I will bless you; I will make your name great, & you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, & whoever curses you I will curse; & all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." – Genesis 12:1-3
Some rules obeyed by various sects include: