Examining the influence of Christianity on all Religions of the World

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Anytime religion becomes the topic, debate arises as to the validity of faiths other than Christianity. The religious and spiritual beliefs of the world are all valid. To say one God trumps another God casts judgment on those people. The Christian Bible clearly states judgment day belongs to God. Casting judgment puts the mortal man in God’s place, which the Bible also frowns upon. The Tower of Babel serves as a reminder that God’s children must never strive to become a God or put themselves at the level of God. With open-minds, explore the possibility that Christianity prevails in the beliefs of all religions.

Believing in a Messiah

The word Messiah translates as the Anointed One. Anointing refers to rubbing oils on a person or object as a cleansing for the spiritual ceremony.

Through time, this translation was lost and replaced with the belief in a Divine person walking among humans to absolve them of sin and illness. This causes separation of faith for those who believe Jesus walked the earth as a Divine prophet and others who believe Jesus was a prophet, but not Divine. The belief in Jesus prevails as the foundation in religions worldwide, no matter the name difference by language; this universal figure appears frequently in all cultures.

The universal moral code

Do unto others, as you would have others do unto you. This one sentence sums up the unwritten moral structure of every religious and spiritual belief system in the world.  Some call it Karma, an ancient Eastern belief in the power of thought or action. A person who practices generosity and kindness will receive these in return threefold, or a hundred times over. The same fate awaits those who do evil or wish harm on others. Christians call this the Golden Rule and begin teaching it to their children immediately after birth. The difference in interpretation leaves out Karmic reward and places Heaven or Hell as the reward or punishment. Catholics use the confessional to pay penance for sins committed against others. They also place spirits in Purgatory until a decision of soul comes about.

Belief in one true God

The belief in one God spans Christianity, Islam, Catholicism, and Judaism. The Bible states there is one God and no person shall worship another. All other gods are false and lead to damnation. This universal belief suggests all modern religions believe in the same God but call the Deity by different names.

The fact all agree only one God exists, supports the theory. Islam believes their lineage began with Abraham, as do Christians. Abraham is the father of Judaism and his faith in God inspires all who lapse in their own faith today.

The facts support the theory that Christianity has a fundamental influence on all modern religions. They share the popular belief in a Messiah who walked the earth as a prophet and healer. All spiritualists follow a code of morality that dictates kindness and generosity with no expectations in return. Then the following of Abraham and his role as the father of Judaism parallel Islam with Christianity. Believing one God exists rules out the probability that all these religions are worshiping a different God than you. One God is one God, which leads to the fact people all over the world are following the same Deity.

 

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