World Religions-Quick Comparison Chart
|Religion Name||Founder||The Gospel||The Church||God||Jesus||Salvation||Jesus'
|Biblical Christianity||Jesus Christ||Jesus ALONE saves from sin||Those who are saved through biblical faith in Jesus Christ||Trinity: 3 Persons in one God||God in flesh||by Grace ALONE||Jesus rose in the same body he died in.||The Bible ALONE|
|Christa- delphianism||John Thomas
|Faith in Christ and baptism||Members of their church only||One Person||A man with a sin nature||Baptism is required||Yes||The Bible is
Elpis Israel, Eureka written by founder.
|Christian Science||Mary Baker Eddy
|Religious beliefs of Jesus' teachings, not the atonement.||A collection of spiritual ideas||Impersonal Universal Presence||A man in tune with the Divine Consciousness, not the Christ.||Correct thinking||No||Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Miscellany|
|Freemasonry||Founded in 1717 in London England as a men's secret society.
||There are "many gospels" worldwide - all forming the one true gospel. You go to heaven by being a "good and faithful Mason."||Famous quote among Masons -"Freemasonry is a good enough religion for me." A person has to believe in "a supreme being" and "an afterlife of sometype" in order to become a member.||True name=APOLYON - commonly referred to in the lodge as the GRAND ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE.||A good man. A Prophet. NOT the ONLY way to salvation. One of many ways to the "celestial lodge in the sky."||Keeping the laws and ordinance of their highly secretive organization. They take oaths unto death to keep the organization secret.||YES - but for "christians" only.||Studies in their specific literature. Each State has its own Monitor or handbook of ritual and procedure. Each lodge will have a religious book on its altar. Commonly the Bible, but also the Koran or Vedas, Book of Mormon, etc., depending upon where the lodge is located.|
|Islam||Muhammad||Faith in Allah and works||n/a||One God: Allah. Non Trinitarian||A prophet. Not God.||by Allah's grace and man's works||No.||Qur'an, Hadith|
|Jehovah's Witnesses||Charles T.
|Jesus opened the door for us to earn our salvation||Members of their church only||One Person||Michael the archangel who became a man||Keeping the commandments, being in their Organization||No||Studies in the Scriptures, The Watchtower and Awake Magazines|
|Judaism||Moses and Abraham
||Completely reject the Gospel of the New Testament||Those born of the seed of Abraham or converts into the religion||One Person||An IMPOSTER "messiah"||Keeping the Commandments, the Law and the rituals of the faith||No||Primarily The Old Testament Scriptures and the Talmud|
|Jesus' atonement plus the Laws and ordinances of the gospel||Members of their church only||Triad - 3 gods.||The brother of the devil and of all people||Resurrected by grace, saved by doing works.||Yes||The Bible, Book
of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants,
Pearl of Great Price
|Oneness Pentecostal||N/A||Faith in Christ and baptism||Members of their church only||One Person
|God in flesh||By faith and baptism in their church||Yes||The Bible|
|Roman Catholic Church||Jesus, Peter as the first "Pope" or father of the church, Mary as the "mother" of the church||Membership in the Catholic church by baptism and Faith in Christ||Members of their church only||Trinity-One God in 3 persons
||God in flesh, with heavy empahsis of Mary as the intercessor to Jesus||Baptism into their church plus consistent partaking of the Catholic "sacraments". NOT by Grace alone.||Yes||The Bible plus the "Apocrapha" Church History and the declarations of the Pope can carry equal or greater weight in authority than the Bible itself.||Theosophy||Madame Helena
|n/a||n/a||God is a principle||A great teacher||*||No||The Secret Doctrine, Isis Unveiled, The Key to Theosophy, and The Voice of the Silence|
|The overall principles of Unity||A collection of spiritual ideas||Impersonal Universal Power||A man, not the Christ||Adopting the correct Unity thought principles||No||Unity Magazine, Metaphysical Bible Dictionary.|
|Way International||Victor Paul
|Earned||Members of their church only||One Person||A man, not God in flesh||By works||Yes||Jesus Christ is Not God, Power for Abundant Living|
A CULT WILL:
1. Deny the Bible as the ONLY Word of God
2. Deny the Deity (God in the flesh) and the Sufficiency (He ALONE is the way to heaven) of Jesus Christ
3. Deny that Salvation is by God's Grace ALONE (They teach that ultimately you are saved by keeping a system of works, rituals, sacrements, etc. All, associated with THEIR religious system, of course.
4. Teach that if you do not belong to THEIR particular organization (ONLY) you will not be saved