Why are there so many religions in the world, and how are they different? Why should you be a Christian instead of a Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim or Mormon? This class will teach you the basics about the world’s most prevalent faith traditions, while defending Jesus’s claim to be the only way.
201 – Understanding Faith
Is there really a conflict between faith and reason? It depends on what you put your faith in! This lesson will clear up the confusion about what faith is, and make the distinction between good (rational) faith and bad (blind) faith.
202 – Refuting Relativism
“A religion is true for you if you believe it is true. Calling other beliefs wrong is bigoted and closed-minded.” Sound familiar? This lesson will cover the basic rules of logic and show that relativism, while increasingly popular, does not stand up to scrutiny.
203 – Hinduism and Buddhism
This lesson will give you a look at the diverse religious traditions of India that are identified under the blanket term “Hinduism.” You will also learn about how one Indian man, Siddhartha Gautama, rejected these traditions to develop a new path: Buddhism.
204 – Reflecting on Buddhism
It’s easy to see that the world is full of suffering… but is eliminating all desires the best way to deal with it? This lesson will critically examine key Buddhist beliefs, such as karma, reincarnation, nirvana, and more.
205 – A History of
Judaism and Islam
Before Christianity, there was Judaism. After Christianity, there was Islam. How do these three Abrahamic traditions relate to each other? Is one just as good as the other? This lesson takes a look at the history of Judaism outside the Bible, as well as the founding of Islam.
206 – Islam and
Muhammad claimed to be the next prophet in the line of Jesus, but do his teachings really reflect the character of the one true God? This lesson examines the origins and teachings of the Qur’an, as well as general Islamic beliefs.
207 – A History of Mormonism
There are currently over 15 million Mormons worldwide, and it all started here in America less than 200 years ago. Who was Joseph Smith? Is there reason to believe that God chose him to start a new church of Latter-Day Saints?
208 – Mormon Beliefs
Do they really wear magic underwear? Can you become a god someday if you work hard enough? This lesson will examine Mormonism’s controversial beliefs, and make it easy to tell whether it qualifies as true Christianity.
209 – History of the
Chances are they’ve come knocking at your door, ready to give you a copy of “Awake!”. How did this group originate, and why are they viewed as separate from the rest of the Christian church? This lesson looks over the relatively short (but fascinating) history of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
210 – Beliefs of the
On the surface the Witnesses seem to be another denomination of Christianity, using the same terms to talk about the same concepts. But a closer look reveals some serious doctrinal problems—including the rejection of Jesus as God. This lesson will teach you how to respond to their claims.
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