Did You Know? Jesus Features in Most Religions
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You’ve probably heard the phrase: “All religions are basically the same”. This can’t logically be true. All religions say completely different things about the nature of truth, if there is a God, how to access God, what – if anything- is wrong with humanity, how to rectify what is wrong with humanity, what happens after you die, etc, etc.
There is one very interesting aspect that is common across the majority of religions, and that is Jesus. Most religions have something positive to say about Jesus because he is universally highly regarded. They include him in their religious framework.
Its seems that everybody wants Jesus.
I was fascinated to discover this. It became part of what I covered with our kids this summer as we learned a bit about other religions. Here are some examples of how various religions make a claim on Jesus.
Jesus is considered one of the major prophets sent by God to tell people that there is only one God (i.e. Allah). Muslims believe that Jesus was born of a virgin and performed miracles; two miraculous signs that Mohammad did not have. Jesus will appear before Mohammad’s second coming to announce Mohammad’s arrival. Jesus did not die on the cross (that would be unthinkable to a Muslim), but ascended into heaven untouched and Judas died in His place.
Jesus is considered to have been a spiritual master similar to the Buddha, or to have been a bodhisattva…
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