I know paganism and wicca are wrong and the Bible warns against them, but do religions such as Islam and Buddhism worship false gods?
|January 18, 2015 at 09:37|
Yes they do. Worshiping anything (or anyone) other than God (Yahweh, Jesus, any other names) is worshiping a false god.
|January 18, 2015 at 11:35|
Technically, Islam worships the same God, just a slightly different interpretation like many Christians do. Allah is simply another word for God, so it’s really up to you to figure out if the Qur’an is the word of God, like they say it is, or not.
And Buddhists don’t worship any god. http://www.buddhanet.net/ans73.htm
|January 18, 2015 at 12:29|
Thanks for the replies. I searched answers up online before posting this but for the most part they seem pretty biased.
Rainbowuni: For some reason I thought Buddha was their god.
|January 18, 2015 at 17:33|
@ Rainbow: Actually, I talked to my friend who is Muslim and she and I both agreed that we do not have the same God. She said that as long as Yeshua (Jesus) was also considered God then we didn’t have the same one. The name of God in Christianity entails the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit only.
And yes Polka, all gods other than the one we worship are false 🙂
|January 18, 2015 at 19:08|
I would not say any religion is “False” – its what each individual believes. Like if you asked someone of a different religion if our god was false they would probably think it was. I think saying any religion is “False” is kind of rude. (Well main religions like Jewish/Buddist/Islam.) – I can see calling out wicca and those which are more which-craft type stuff than religion I feel like.
|January 18, 2015 at 20:57|
@polkadot I think that’s a pretty common misconception, don’t worry 😀
@Celby well, you might have to consider “God” to be just the Father, but they all generally come from the same God. Similar to how Christianity, Judaism and Mormonism believe in the same God (the father), generally, right?
@pony I agree, but I think wicca is more religion-y than it’s generally portrayed as… saying it’s just witchcraft is like saying catholicism is just eating a man 😀
|January 18, 2015 at 22:39|
I’m sorry if the title was rude. I didn’t mean to offend anybody.
I didn’t mean to come across as saying I believed in false religions. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and beliefs.
Personally I don’t believe in Allah; I’m not saying those who believe in him are wrong, either. I just have a difficult time believing in a god whose holy word says it’s okay to kill Jews.
|January 19, 2015 at 08:05|
I didn’t think you meant to offend anybody, I just mean as a general rule, it’s not really fair for people to label other religions as “false” unless they’re really sure of that.
I don’t believe in Allah either, but I just want to point out that “truth” doesn’t depend on whether or not you like it or are comfortable with it. Whatever is true is true regardless of whether you like it or not.
|January 19, 2015 at 18:48|
I just wanna point out that Wicca isn’t condemned in the bible. Wicca began in the 1950s, well after the bible. Might wanna check your history, just saying.
|January 19, 2015 at 20:41|
Rainbowuni: Again, sorry about the title. I’d change it if I could. I didn’t think when I was posting it.
Marystrueblood: Wicca has the general pagan idea in mind, at least I think. So I don’t think God’s too thrilled.
|January 20, 2015 at 03:26|
Technically, if you’re Wiccan, you probably don’t care what this Abrahamic God supposedly thinks about it… 😀
|January 20, 2015 at 03:57|
The difference between Religion and Christianity is that Religions says you have to do something or be something in order to serve whatever Gods they worship. With God you don’t have to do anything, just ask for Him into your heart, regardless of what your past is.
|January 20, 2015 at 04:57|
^not really, as that would not apply to non-theistic religions. “Having to do something to serve your god” isn’t a very popular definition of religion… is it?
|January 20, 2015 at 06:45|
Well first of God welcomes anyone, regardless of what our past is. For one thing God frees us from sin, and promises to be there for us. God does not say we have to act a certain way or be a certain way to accept Him and serve Him. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done. Think about it, you could be rich and have everything you could dream of, or you could be poor without anything in the world. Say for instance(As an example) That you have lied many times and stolen many things and ended up in jail a number of times…Or you could be the opposite of that and you give to charity and your always doing things for other people. God doesn’t care about what you are, but what you can become. God created rules, but they apply after you accept Him. Religion is not God. Religion is like bondage, but God is freedom. He sent His son Jesus to die on the cross to save us from sins. Religion says you have to work to be “free” All you have to do with God is to just admit(and mean it) that you are a sinner and you want to change. That is how you are free. Galatians 5:1 explains it: For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”
Also in John 8:36: So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
|January 20, 2015 at 10:01|
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