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Special Focus:
Comparing World Religions

Popular media outlets currently proclaim Buddhism as an emerging spiritual trend in America. Many celebrities are even revealed as followers of major Buddhist teachers. The cyclical nature of such popular trends raises the question of whether all major religions are essentially the same and lead to the same place. Does it really matter which of the world's religions one chooses to believe in? We have put together a special focus on the issue of comparative religions.

Feature Article:

Do All Paths Lead to the Same Destination?
Keith E. Johnson
Is it possible that Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, etc. represent differing, yet valid, paths to the same destination? This article examines arguments for and against the claim that all paths lead to the same destination.

Other Resources:

Connecting With the Divine
Marilyn Adamson
An article that discusses Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and New Age; their main characteristics and perspectives on God, humanity and salvation.

Pat Zukeran
For centuries, Buddhism has been the dominant religion of the Eastern world. Today it remains the predominant religion in China, Japan, Korea, and much of southeast Asia.

Hinduism: A Christian Perspective
Rick Rood
Though Hinduism may seem far removed from our everyday experience, it's becoming increasingly important that we as Christians understand this mysterious religion from India.

What Is Islam?
Rick Rood
It's not every day that religion appears as a front page story in today's newspapers, particularly on a regular basis. But over the past 20 years one religion has made the front page perhaps more than any other.

Unity School of Christianity
Russ Wise
The Unity School of Christianity is a classic new age cult. It has the appearance of being Christian; however, it holds pantheistic or new age beliefs at its core. Unity was founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1889, and was later incorporated as a church in 1903 by the Unity Society of Practical Christianity in Kansas City.

Jehovah's Witnesses: Witnessing to the Witnesses
Patrick Zukeran
One of the most aggressive and fastest growing cults is the Jehovah's Witnesses. Today they have a worldwide organization that numbers about 3.5 million members operating in 205 countries. Several factors account for this rapid growth.

Mormon Beliefs About the Bible and Salvation
Russ Wise
Mormonism has become America's most successful home-grown religion. An April 1987 news brief in the Dallas Morning News reveals a nine percent rise in the conversion rate to Mormonism.

Mormon Beliefs about Prophecy, Heaven, and Celestial Marriage
Russ Wise
Missionaries for the Mormon Church have converted millions of people to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by convincing them that the Book of Mormon is true and superior to the Bible.

The Christian Attitude Toward Non-Christian Religions
Rick Rood
Few facts have become more evident in our lifetime than the fact that we live in a pluralistic world and society.

World Views
Jerry Solomon
Many books have been written on the subject of world views from both Christian and non-Christian perspectives. Ideally speaking, only one world view can correctly mirror reality.

"No Other Name": A Middle Knowledge Perspective on the Exclusivity of Salvation Through Christ
William Lane Craig
The conviction of the New Testament writers was that there is no salvation apart from Jesus. This orthodox doctrine is widely rejected today because God's condemnation of persons in other world religions seems incompatible with various attributes of God.