(11.3) Christian attitudes towards other religions

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(11.3) Christian attitudes towards other religions. All Christians . believe in religious freedom. i.e., that everyone has the right to choose to follow any or no religion. However, there are different attitudes to other religions . Many Christians (e.g. Jehovahs Witnesses) believe . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • (11.3) Christian attitudes towards other religions

  • All Christians believe in religious freedom.

    i.e., that everyone has the right to choose to follow any or no religion.However, there are different attitudes to other religions

  • Many Christians(e.g. Jehovahs Witnesses) believe members of other religions should be respected;members of other religions should have the freedom to practice their religion;because Christianity is the one true religion, they have a duty to convert everyone to Christianity.

  • They believe this because the teachings of Jesus, including: I am the way and the truth and the life. Noone comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6)Jesus commanded us to love our neighbour. If you love your neighbour, you would want them to go to heaven (so they must be Christian);When Jesus told his disciples to make disciples of all nations, this means everyone should be converted to Christianity.

  • Many Christians(e.g. Roman Catholics) believe other religions contain some truth; members of other religions should be respected, and they may get to heaven;that because only Christianity is the full truth, Christians have the right to convert everyone to Christianity.

  • They believe this because it is a teaching from the Catechism;Jesus is the Son of God, and he shows the true nature of God;the Bible teaches that Christianity is the truth, and only Christians are guaranteed of salvation, although other religions, e.g., Judaism can contact God.

  • Some Christians(e.g. liberal Christians) believe that all religions are equal, and just different ways of finding God; members of other religions should be respected;all religions should work together to help make the world a better and more spiritual place.

  • They believe this because they do not believe that the Bible is the literal word of God;they see members of other faiths living good and holy lives;they believe God is a force (like gravity) and can be found in different ways;Jesus taught:In my Fathers house are many rooms (John 14:2)This means that there is room in heaven for a variety of religions.

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