Sikh and Christianity Faith Is Essay

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While it is commanded to do good, this is not a requirement for salvation.

Essentially, the Sikh religion believes that after death, the soul returns to God. This God is universal and salvation is acquired through good works, states Raj. (Raj 177). This does not happen with just one life, Raj explains. Salvation is attained after several reincarnations. Mansukhani asserts, "some people are busy in good works, while others are busy in crime and sin" (Mansukhani 116). On the other hand, Christian salvation does not require the seeker to be cleansed. In fact, the seeker's life can be as "dirty" and evil as it can be but as long as the seeker accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, salvation is his. Jesus is perhaps the biggest and most problematic difference between the religions. Christians believe that salvation comes through believing in Christ -- there is nothing to take the place of Jesus with this religion. Like most eastern religions, Sikhs believe that Jesus was a good man and teacher and group him Mohammed and Buddha and that all of these paths lead to God. There is no savior in the Sikh religion and no death or resurrection.

Religions offer many things to many people. One religious, or spiritual, person may be just as spiritual as the next but think entirely different about issues such as salvation. The Christian belief system places importance on one person, his death and resurrection as a path to salvation while the Sikh belief system establishes a code of conduct for this goal. They show us how faith intervenes in the process as neither can be proven.

Works Cited

Vensus, George. Paths to The Divine: Ancient and Indian. Washington: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. 2008. Print.

Raj, Joshua. A Biblical Approach to Indian Traditions and Beliefs

Singapore: Genesis Books.…

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Works Cited

Vensus, George. Paths to The Divine: Ancient and Indian. Washington: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. 2008. Print.

Raj, Joshua. A Biblical Approach to Indian Traditions and Beliefs

Singapore: Genesis Books. 2008. Print.

Mansukhani, Gobind Singh Introduction to Sikhism. New Delhi: Hemkunt Publishers. 1975.

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