Last Sunday as part of Brookside Church's "Prepared" series, co-lead pastor Steve Moltumyr responded to the question, "Is Jesus the Only Way?" (To access the full sermon, click here and find the sermon preached on November 2, 2014).
As part of that sermon, he referenced a chart comparing some of the world's major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity). The differences highlighted in this chart help dispel the myth that "all religions teach the same thing" or that "all religions lead to the same place." (By the way, I've not talked with an adherent of any of these religions that would espouse such a claim themselves.)
In case you're interested, here's the chart:
By their very nature, charts are a bit simplistic and can't convey all the nuances involved in a more thorough discussion. Nevertheless, charts are helpful at surveying the landscape of a topic and introducing us to big ideas and general themes. I'm hopeful the categories discussed in this chart are presented in a way that adherents of any of these religion would themselves agree with. For further study on this, I encourage you to look more deeply into the "Contributing Sources" materials on p. 2 of the chart.
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