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Christianity Sikhism-Christianity - Big Differences !

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by Gyani Jarnail Singh, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Gyani Jarnail Singh Malaysia
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    Responding to Reverend Zekveld’s
    “A Comparison between the Two Credos: Christian and Sikh”
    Updated Version

    Baldev Singh
    316 R Glad Way, Collegeville, PA 19426, USA
    EMail:baldev6@aol.com

    Abstracts

    Sikhism has been distorted in literature largely because of the influence of Vedantic philosophy to represent it as part of Hinduism. Now some Christian theologians are using this flawed literature to compare Christianity with Sikhism. In contrast to that we know that Aad Guru Granth Sahib (AGGS) is the only authentic source to understand the Nanakian Philosophy (gurmiq, Gurmat). According to AGGS, Guru Nanak rejected all the essentials of Hinduism: incarnation of God, caste system, transmigration, karma, hell, heaven, gods, goddesses, and idol worship. Guru Nanak also rejected the method or approach of attaining salvation preached by the Semitic and the Indian religions. Moreover, while the fundamentalist Christians oppose the teaching of evolution even in the twenty-first century, Guru Nanak discussed and imparted credence to the subject of evolution of life about five hundred years ago, roughly 350 years before Charles Darwin. Furthermore, while the custodians of Christianity were investing despots with “divine rights” and the Hindu elite was hailing them as Ishwro va Dillishwro va (the king of Delhi is as great as God); Guru Nanak denounced them and their allies in no uncertain terms. He called for the establishment of just rule¾Halemi Raj (the rule of humility and benevolence). Nanakian philosophy postulates that the ultimate source of spiritual as well as temporal power is Godhead.

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    In September 2004 Colonel G.B. Singh, the author of Gandhi: Behind the Mask of Divinity came across a Web site, “Hope for Sikhs” operated by Reverend Tony Zekveld, Canada-based missionary. Expectedly his motives were to witness the Sikhs for the purposes of converting them to Christianity. G.B. Singh persuaded the Reverend to have an open debate on the Bible--God, soul, and heaven etc. on the pages of Sikh Spectrum, an online publication. At that time G.B. Singh asked me to add my comments on these topics from the perspective of Nanakian philosophy. This particular article is an updated version of my <U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">“<A href="http://www.sikhspectrum.com/112005/tz.htm">A Comparison Between the Two Credos: Christian and Sikh: Rejoinder to Rev. Tony Zekveld.”
     
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  3. kds1980

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    Guru Nanak rejected all the essentials of Hinduism: incarnation of God, caste system, transmigration, karma,

    wjkk
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    guru nanak dev ji never rejected karmic theory.according to guru nanak bani we ourselves are responsible for pains and pleasures
    in life due to our past lives karmas.

    sukh dukh purab janam kay kee-ay.
    Pleasure and pain are the consequences of the actions of past lives.

    so jwxY ijin dwqY dIey ] (1030-19, mwrU, mÚ 1)
    so jaanai jin daatai dee-ay.
    The Giver, who blesses us with these - He alone knows.

    iks kau dosu dyih qU pRwxI shu Apxw kIAw krwrw hy ]14] (1030-19, mwrU, mÚ 1)
    kis ka-o dos deh too paraanee saho apnaa kee-aa karaaraa hay. ||14||
    So who can you blame, O mortal being? The hardships you suffer are from your own actions. ||14||
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  4. Amarpal

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    Dear Khalsa Ji,

    The two beliefs that are common in Sikhism and Hinduism are (i) the 'Laws of Karma' and (ii) rebirth. All the rest of Hinduism has been negated by Gurbani.

    With love and respect for all.

    Amarpal Singh
     

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