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Topic 7 – Polytheistic Hinduism

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P701. Hinduism has 3 major forms, (a) polytheistic Hinduism, (b) pantheistic Hinduism, and (c) henotheistic devotional Hinduism (Bhakthi Vedanta).

 

P702. Polytheistic Hinduism has a hierarchy of gods. All of the lower gods are avatars (manifestations or incarnations) of the highest god who is different from all of the secondary gods. So this form of Hinduism points to a form of Monotheism (one Highest God).

 

P703. Such Hinduism is open to Jesus being God, and Jesus being God in human form, and to the need for sacrifice for sin, and the need for redemption. So such Hindusm is fine with the Core of the Christian Gospel (God, Jesus as God in human form, Jesus sacrifice on the cross, our commitment to Christ and redemption through him).

 

P704. Polytheistic Hinduism also teaches that ALL spiritual paths lead to God. Including Christianity.

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C701. So, if polytheistic Hinduism is true, really a form of monotheism (highest God) is true, and there is no impediment to being a Christian.

 

C702. This reasoning applies to the other different kinds of polytheistic religions (a highest God; sacrificial systems etc).

 

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Source: www.GodAndScience.INFO      (Peter B.)

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