COMPARING A FEW RELIGIONS

By NiteOwlDave niteowldave@gmail.com Christianity Founder: Jesus Christ. Its gospel: That Jesus Christ saves from sin and that salvation is solely through Him. The church: Those who are "saved" or who have had a "born-again" experience. God - Trinity or three persons in one God - God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus: God in the flesh. Associated writings: The Bible, alone. Islam Founder: Muhammad. Its gospel: Faith in Allah, plus good works.

The church: Not applicable. God: One God, Allah, non-Trinitarian. Jesus: He was a prophet and not God. Associated writings: Qumran, Habit. Jehovah's Witness Founder: Charles T. Russell (1852-1916), in 1879. Its gospel: Jesus opened the door for each of us to earn our salvation. The church: Members of their church. God: One person. Jesus: He was Michael the archangel who became a man. Associated writings: The Bible plus Watchtower and Awake magazines. Christian Science Founder: Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910). Its gospel: Followers believe in the teachings of Jesus, but reject that His death and resurrection atones for us. The church: Built upon a collection of spiritual ideas. God: Impersonal universal presence. Jesus: He was a man in tune with the Divine Consciousness, but wasn't the Christ. Associated writings: The Bible; Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy; etc. Oneness Pentecostal Founder: Not applicable. Its gospel: Faith in Christ and baptism. The church: Members of their own church. God: One person, deny the trinity. Jesus: God in the flesh. Associated writings: The Bible. Unity Founder: Charles Fillmore (1854-1948), in 1889. Its gospel: The overall principles of Unity. The church: A collection of spiritual ideas. God: God is a principle. Jesus: He was a man, not the Christ. Associated writings: The Bible; Unity Magazine; Metaphysical Bible Dictionary by Charles Fillmore.

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