Conceptual Differences Between Hinduism and Christianity

GodOne Of The Many Gods; Ultimate Reality; Soul of the UniverseOne God; Triune: Father-Son-Holy Spirit
WorldEternal, Cyclical, Subject To Law Of Karma; Subject To MayaCreated Out Of Nothing By God; Real
ManSelf Is Divine, Birth-Death-RebirthCreation-Fall-Judgment; Birth-Death-Judgment
Heavenly BeingsDevatasAngels
DemonsAsuras, RakshashasFallen Angels
NatureSattva-Rajas-TamasSubject To Corruption
SinTransgression Of Caste-DutyTransgression Of Love
RighteousnessDharma (Caste-Duty)Law And Will Of God; Right Standing With God
Incarnation Of DeityMultiple; Partial; To Destroy WickedSingle; Final; Complete; Permanent; To Save Sinners
Spiritual PowerThrough Self-Realization; Activation Of Power Centers In Body; Mantrik; Tantric; SiddhiOf The Holy Spirit
SacrificeYagya– accompanied with Vedic chants; to appease gods; to ward off evil spirits; Some sacrifices may be to appease the evil spirits; in occultic groups, sacrifice is connected to tantrik powerChrist is the True and Final Sacrifice for the Sins of the World
SalvationSelf-Realization, Samadhi, Super-Consciousness; Deliverance From Cycle Of Rebirth; Through Meritorious Efforts Or BhaktiDeliverance From The Penalty Of Sin By Faith In The Atoning Sacrifice Of Jesus Christ
HeavenRuled By Indra, Place Of Pleasure, Dwelling Place Of Gods And GoddessesRuled By God, Dwelling Place Of God, Dwelling Place Of Angels, Dwelling Place Of The Redeemed
HellPlace Of TormentPlace Of Torment
OfferingsMeritoriousDedication; Belongedness
TempleEarthly Place Of WorshipThe Christian’s Body; Heaven
Holy PlacesPilgrimage Considered MeritoriousWhere Two or Three Are Gathered in Christ’s Name, He Is In Their Midst
PriesthoodBrahminismPriesthood of Believers; Jesus is the High Priest


adam p said…
venkata bala subrahmanyam vippagunta said…
Excellent and helpful stuff

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