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198 WHAT HAS RELIGION DONE FOR MANKIND? f 0 But how strange and inconsistent this, since Jesus Christ taught doctrines which are utterly contradictory to such Hindu philosophy! If there is "Absolute Reality", then there must be absolute truth, and this allows no room for contradictions such as exist between the hundreds of religions. Jesus Christ assured us through his apostles that "it is impossible for God to lie" and that "he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself" . "With him there is not a variation of the turning of the shadow."-Hebrews 6 :18 ; Titus 1 :2 ; 2 Timothy 2 :11-13 and James 1 :17, NW. " Jesus Christ did not say his heavenly Father was an all-pervasive, dormant or sleepy spirit, but described him as the most active person in all the universe . Said he : "My Father has kept working until now, and I keep working ." (John 5 :17, NW) Also his Father does not absorb souls into himself. All souls or living creatures that he judges worthy of eternal life he maintains in a soulexistence separate from himself, but in harmony with himself and dependent upon him . Those whom he judges undeserving of life in the new world he destroys . Hence Jesus said to his followers : "Do not become fearful of those who kill the body but can not kill the soul ; but rather be in fear of him that can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna [the place of annihilation] ."- He did not agree that all religions were just different paths leading to the same truth and same spiritual experience of peace and blessedness . He warned his followers : "Go in through the narrow

lo. Why is a Hindu inconsistent in claiming to accept Christ as an incarnation, in view of the absolute truth? 11 . How did Jesus Christ describe his heavenly Father, the destiny of human souls, and the matter of many religions?

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