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The Kingdom of the Cults Chapter Summary & Analysis - Eastern Religions Summary

Walter Martin
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Eastern Religions Summary and Analysis

There is no single Hindu concept of God. All souls are eternal and must take responsibility for their own actions. Karma is the debt of one's bad actions for which one must atone in order to escape the cycle of samsara. Samsara refers to reincarnation (the soul inhabits successive human bodies) and transmigration (the soul inhabits successive bodies—human or animal or inanimate objects).

Hinduism denies the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the Atonement, sin, and salvation by grace through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Hinduism replaces resurrection with reincarnation and substitutes grace and faith with human works.

The most well known Hindu branches include Rajneeshism, ISKCON (Hare Krishnas), and Transcendental Meditation (TM). Americans started developing a popular interest in Eastern things in the 1960's and 70's. Today, Eastern influence can be found throughout Western society. There are hundreds of cults, both...

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