|Concepts of...||New Age/Occult/ Eastern||Christianity|
Part of God.
God's image but also has sinful nature.
Creative energy or principle.
Manifests as nature or various gods.
Sovereign ruler of the universe.
Only living true God.
Assisted by earth spirits.
God for His own purposes to ultimately glorify Him.
Liberation from this life by evolving through re- incarnation.
Performance of good works.
Enlightenment by following a guru, through meditation in special rituals or laws.
Enlightenment through realization of one's divine nature, or
There is no need for salvation.
Through faith in the death of Christ to pay for our sins and the resurrection to give us His life.
I Corinthians 15:20-26
|Evil||Does not exist
or is defined as ignorance.
Caused by evil spirits to be warded off.
Part of dualistic oneness composed of good/evil (Taosim & Yin-Yang) so that in reality there is no good or evil.
|Evil is rebellion
against God's will through man's sinful nature and through Satan.
John 3:19, 20
I John 3:8
|Jesus Christ||An enlightened
teacher like Buddha.
A man who achieved "Christ consciousness," and awaremess of man's innate divine nature which all can achieve.
Avatar of the Age of Pisces.
Graduate of esoteric mystery schools.
|The 2nd Person
of the Trinity. God's only begotten Son (same nature as God").
The promised Messiah.
The God-Man who perfectly obeyed the Father enabling Him to be the sacrifice for all sin by His death & shedding of blood on the cross.
The only Mediator between God & man.
John 4:25, 26
I Timothy 2:5
I John 5: 11, 12