Hinduism is a religion that recognizes millions of gods. In fact, depending on which Hindus you meet, you may hear of different gods from all of them.

Because of their belief in so many gods, a Hindu has no problem with a Christian who believes in Jesus. Some Hindus will even add Jesus to their list of gods. But, sadly, they don’t see Him as the Son of the only God.

Hindus believe that when a person dies, they are reincarnated. This is a big word that means “born again”—but it isn't like being born again as a Christian. Christians are born again spiritually by giving their lives to Jesus, and asking Him to be Savior and Lord. Being born again as a Christian means you will go to heaven when your life is over. Hindus actually believe they will be born again after death as various types of animals or people based on the kind of lives they lived before, and that this can happen many times.

Hindus don’t believe in heaven. Instead, they believe that one day after learning and living the right kind of lives, they will simply no longer exist. There is no hope and no eternity for a person of the Hindu faith. They believe that one day they will simply vanish.

Hinduism is different from Christianity in at least three important ways. They believe in many gods, they believe their goodness comes from themselves, and they have no hope of heaven. When sharing the gospel with a Hindu, we’re not asking them to add Jesus to their list of gods. We’re asking them to give their lives to the one true God!

Bible Truth

“Israel, listen to me. The Lord is our God. The Lord is the one and only God” (Deuteronomy 6:4).

“People have to die once. After that, God will judge them” (Hebrews 9:27).



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