Episode 96 Show Notes
How Do We Crucify The Flesh?
From the Show
Is it possible to be a Christian-Buddhist?
People can hyphenate themselves and say, “I go to the internet and piece together what I want to believe.” But you really have to examine the beliefs of Buddhism and then compare them with the beliefs of Christianity. Buddhism, first of all, denies that there is any personal God. You could say that it is atheistic, but it's it's actually pantheistic: all spiritual reality is divine; the real problem we face isn't sin, but ignorance. And the goal of life for Buddhism is to deny the reality of the physical world, including death, pain, and suffering. What ignorance calls death is merely the return of the divine soul to the great all of being. In fact, that's salvation for a Buddhist…. Every point of the Buddhist system you find the biblical message totally opposite. More importantly, to get to the heart of this, you can visit Kushinagar in northern India, where Gautama Buddha was cremated and his ashes are buried at the great tomb there, it’s a huge pilgrimage site. But Jesus’ tomb is empty today, as it's been since the first Easter morning. Acts 4:12 tells us, “salvation is found in no one else for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” — Michael Horton
Questions in this Episode
1. What does it mean in Mark 6:4-6 where Jesus marveled at unbelief?
2. How do we crucify the flesh?
3. Is it possible to be a Christian-Buddhist?
4. What is the difference between legalism and love?
5. How should we think about transhumanism, the idea that somehow technology can help humanity ascend beyond what we currently are?
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