204 - Reflecting on Buddhism

How Buddhism compares to Christianity
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

In this lesson, we continue the discussion on Buddhism. We will shift our focus from the history of Buddhism to the fundamental beliefs of Buddhism. We will explore the veracity of the claims of Buddhism using logic, the scientific method and the evidential method. We will then compare the results to the claims of Christianity and which belief holds up better under scrutiny. By the end of this course you will be able to determine whether the claims of Buddhism can be believed and trusted. You will also be better equipped to determine which religion is most likely factual.

What are the requirements?

  • Viewing other classes in the "World Religions" series may be helpful, but not required
  • Taking notes is encouraged but not required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the main beliefs of Buddhism
  • Distinguish between the different variations of Buddhism
  • Determine how Buddhism is different that Christianity

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in World Religions
  • Anyone searching for the truth
  • Christians who want to better defend their faith

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Curriculum

03:33

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Course 203 is recommended before taking this course.

Section 1: Buddhist Beliefs
Introduction
Preview
01:29
More On Buddhism
Preview
08:17
The Problem of Life
05:47
Section 2: Determining What to Believe
Siddhartha Leaves
07:06
Basing Your Life on a Myth
05:50
A Word On Miracles
04:08
Rare But Real
05:46
Methods For Determining Truth
04:01
The Legal Method
06:55
Evidence of Buddhism
04:19
Oral Testimony
04:14
4 pages

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Section 3: Journey to Enlightement
Siddhartha Goes Out Into the World
06:17
You Have to Save Yourself
03:48
The Middle Way
04:38
To Nepal
07:36
Section 4: Buddhist Life and Achieving Enlightement
Four Noble Truths
05:45
The Eightfold Path
07:13
Impermanence
06:16
Illusion
04:42
Without Self
05:08
Temptation
09:17
Achieving Enlightenment
02:50
Section 5: Buddhism Compared to Christianity
The Appearance of Spirituality
05:49
Compared to Jesus and Christianity
05:37
3 pages

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Section 6: Wrapping Up Buddhism
One Master
06:57
A Little Crazy
02:39
Buddha's Death
02:28
Search For Truth
11:57
Section 7: Answer Keys & Additional Resources
Downloadable Article Answer Key - Witnessing to a Buddhist
4 pages
Downloadable Article Answer Key - Problems with Buddhism
3 pages
Section 8: Next / Previous Course for 2-Year Curriculum
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Instructor Biography

Kevin Conover, Christian Apologetics Teacher

Kevin Conover lives in San Diego with his wife and three kids. He earned his BA from the University of California San Diego where he was also the commencement speaker. He earned a Masters Degree in Divinity from Trinity Biblical University and is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Apologetics from Biola University.

He taught Christian apologetics at Horizon Christian High School for four years and was voted by the students as teacher of the year four years in a row. He is currently in his third year of teaching apologetics at Christian High School which is associated with Shadow Mountain Church and Pastor David Jeremiah.

Kevin is a volunteer assistant pastor at Skyline Church with Dr. Jim Garlow, a frequent guest host on the Bob Siegel radio show, and speaks at a variety of events on the truth of the Bible. He is the founder of a Christian education ministry, Educate For Life, which helps people know why the Bible is the only book that can credibly be called God's Word.

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Creation Today, Leaders in Creation Science Education

Creation Today seeks to impact individuals to know and defend our faith in Creator God and to wholeheartedly experience and share Him through the foundations of Scripture.

As a leading, international Christian-apologetics ministry desiring to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world, Creation Today is committed to excellence, producing some of the most requested resources available on creation, apologetics, and evangelism.

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