How is Jesus Christ the Best Choice?

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  1. Team Wiseman profile image81
    Team Wisemanposted 3 years ago

    How is Jesus Christ the Best Choice?

    What made you choose Christ? Why not Allah or Buddha? What makes Jesus Christ stand out from the rest? What did He possess that made you surrender to this God?

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  2. Sri T profile image77
    Sri Tposted 3 years ago

    Each has their appeal. Jesus performed miracles and still can. He had no problem with money or providing material things. He also offered everlasting life, freedom, happiness, healing and protection. Buddha and many eastern philosophers offer bliss, detachment or freedom from suffering. They show you how to control the mind and feelings. How to be free of bad people and how to live in constant ecstatic states of consciousness. They don't tell you how to meet material needs, be saved from earthly problems, receive miracles or have an afterlife. They teach karma and how not to return to another round of life on earth again. So take your pick. Who offers the best package in this life and the next?

    1. lone77star profile image82
      lone77starposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful Sri. Even Jesus talked of karma and reincarnation. And Buddhist monks have performed miracles. The two religions have much in common. I would never mix them, but I have learned a great deal from several spiritual approaches.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Very few people start off with a "blank mind" and study all the religious choices and then "make a decision".
    In all honesty the vast majority of people are indoctrinated into their religion by their parents when they were children.
    I didn't (choose) to go to church when I was a kid. On Sundays me and my brothers were (forced) to go to church. Our religion was chosen for us!
    Odds are if you were born in Saudi Arabia your "choice" wouldn't be Christianity.
    Religion is like a lot of products used in our parent's home that gets passed down. If your mom used Tide detergent odds are you probably buy Tide for your own household. Some people vote Republican or Democrat because that's how their parents always voted.
    Only those who had no religion forced upon them are in a position to say they (chose) one over the other after doing research or trying out various religions.
    I've yet to meet anyone who went to church one week, a synagogue the next week, a mosque the following week, and a Buddhist temple. Most people go to a place where they have family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors. It's rare for someone to visit a church where they know no one who attends there!
    Our so called "choice" is usually influenced by outside forces!

  4. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 3 years ago

    First of all, Jesus is not God. He never stated this and the Bible doesn't either. Such a belief makes Christ less approachable which is not a good thing to do. Division is the mark of ego (self-concern), not Love.

    Jesus is a child of God just as we inherently are. But why would I choose him?

    At first, I was born into a family of Southern Baptists. At age 9, I rejected the harsh teachings and dogma of my grandfather's church. It did not seem to be filled with the love of which Christ spoke. It was all about hell and damnation.

    I looked at other religions. I explored and stayed awhile in Scientology, experiencing great spiritual breakthroughs. But after 26 years there, I realized that I had bumped into a "ceiling." Despite all the benefits, spiritually, Scientology seemed filled with too much ego -- self-centeredness.

    Later, I became a Buddhist, married a Buddhist, traveled to Thailand and even studied in Los Angeles under a renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk. I learned a lot, but did not have nearly the same spiritual breakthroughs.

    I also studied Kabbalah -- the authentic kind, not the New Age, Hollywood perversion. I learned that Kabbalists wrote the Bible. In my own research, I even discovered that their "Tree of Life" matrix was embedded in 2 chapters of Genesis. This seemed to make Kabbalah the superior spiritual philosophy of Jews and Christians, for they truly understood the secrets of the Bible.

    But I came back to Christianity a new person. I remembered that Buddha had said that a greater teacher than he would come in the West. He would have red hair. We don't know the color of Christ's hair, but red is not unheard of amongst Jews. Buddha lived 500 years before Christ. How could he know?

    I had wondered why this teacher would be considered greater. Then, the answer came to me. Buddha had reached everlasting life in one lifetime. He had reached this enlightened state only recently, but there was someone else who had been there for quite some time -- someone who would descend back to Earth in order to rescue his brothers.

    But I don't regret all that I have learned from others. Their lessons helped me to see the spiritual realm more clearly. They helped me open my humility to the Holy Spirit. All of the other teachers who had reached enlightenment were babies. Christ was mature in his enlightened state. This alone made Christ seem the obvious choice.

 
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