Christianity is not the only religion with a concept of “grace”

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As a preacher I often taught that “the only religion that teaches grace is Christianity, all others teach works-based salvation.” It was an idea I picked up from other preachers, who had in-turn, picked it up from other preachers.

Turns out we were wrong per the evidence surveyed by Dr. Matthew P John (who was an Indian Christian and the president of India’s Society for Biblical Studies) in his paper “The Idea of Grace in Christianity and Hinduism.”

Contrary to the popular opinion, there are indeed other religions, including some sects of Hinduism that teach the idea of Grace.

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One comment

  1. I am curious what they mean by it though. You can’t have the restorative sense of the Christian notion when your god leaves you a dalit.

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