Is there parallelism between Christianity and Hinduism?

Recently, I also came across a Hindu who claimed that Christianity and Hinduism have parallelism. I asked him couple of questions which he refused to answer and instead chose to take me around in circles. These are the questions I had asked him (I've added couple of more points):

Can you answer the following questions?
(1). Hindus worship idols as their gods. How can a god be made of destructible/perishable earthly material? How does it make any sense for someone to worship an idol (created out of their own imagination and out of earthly materials) and believe that such a god created them and the world around them (refer to Isaiah 44:6-20; Habakkuk 2:18-20; Jeremiah 10:1-16; and Acts 17:16-29)?

Idols are created by human hands. How can God be created by human hands? It makes no logical sense. If such idol gods' creators are humans, how can they truly be gods? They are formed by human strength and wisdom which is frail and limited. Humans themselves are mortal and corrupt because of their sinful nature. This would make humans the creators (and higher gods) of idol gods. The end result is that both are destructible.

The Bible in contrast teaches that humans were made in His image and we are His offspring. The Bible further teaches that no man has seen God's face. Thus, Christians can't depict God in any manner or form and furthermore, this shows how Christians haven't created their own idol to worship. Our God is not a fruit of our imagination, rather we are fruit of His wisdom.

(2). If idols were true gods, why have they been destroyed at the hands of people and moreover, natural disasters in the past? Refer to recent incidents (in the past couple of years) like the earthquakes in Nepal and Thailand. Such idols couldn't even save themselves from destruction nor save the lives of those who worship them.

Habakkuk 2:18-20 (NLT):
"What good is an idol carved by man,
or a cast image that deceives you?
How foolish to trust in your own creation—
a god that can’t even talk!
19 What sorrow awaits you who say to wooden idols,
‘Wake up and save us!’
To speechless stone images you say,
‘Rise up and teach us!’
Can an idol tell you what to do?
They may be overlaid with gold and silver,
but they are lifeless inside.
20 But the Lord is in his holy Temple.
Let all the earth be silent before him.”

The God of Israel (the God of the Holy Bible) is no idol. He is a Spirit and thus He can't be destroyed by anything. He is the only God, and there are no other gods before him. He Himself is the only One who is able to control the forces of nature like earthquakes. Thus, these false idols have been destroyed by His power in order for the world to see so that they may abandon such false gods and turn to Him instead.

The myth of parallelism between Jesus Christ and Krishna has been examined and refuted by other people-

http://irr.org/krishna-and-christ-debunking-parallels-between-jesus-and-krishna

http://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-myth.html

(3). Also, how does Hinduism or any other religion give the solution to overcoming your sinful nature (the root cause for every person having the tendency to being evil)? Refer to the clip https://youtu.be/2Q1S-U1s4Jo)

The Bible teaches that it is only Jesus Christ who has broken the power of sin in our lives. That is why the Bible teaches that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to God the Father, except through Jesus Christ. By putting your faith in Jesus Christ, sin's power over you is broken and God will give you His Holy Spirit to dwell inside of your body to empower you in everything, especially overcoming your daily battles against sinful temptations. This is the only way to overcome your sinful nature and live a righteous life which leads to eternal life. Refer to Romans 7:7-25; Romans 6:3-13,15-23; Romans 8:1-17; Galatians 5:16-26; John 14:1-31; and Romans 1:18-32;).

All people should be free to choose what faith they want to follow according to their convictions. However, the key to knowing which is the right path to God can only be answered by God Himself. Only God can convict you regarding which is the right path to Himself. There is only one God and His Name is "The Lord of Heaven's Armies".

Worshiping idols is the same as worshiping demons (as foreign gods are actually demons). Refer to the following articles:

http://www.gotquestions.org/idols-demons.html

https://www.icr.org/article/6005

http://www.realdevil.info/4-2.htm

1 Corinthians 10:20 (NIV):
No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.

I believe that Satan will work through foreign gods in the future. I came across this clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzN6BBdU9QY) sometime back regarding how Hindus are now posting various "miracles of Hinduism." One of these clips is boasting about how a snake (cobra) is worshiping their god Shiva. Could this be a Satanic sign (refer to Matthew 24:24-25 and Revelation 13:13-14) foreshadowing Bible prophecy given in Daniel chapter 11? This passage is likely referring to the Antichrist worshiping a mystery god of fortresses (a god that is foreign to Israel).

Daniel 11:36-39 (NLT):
“The king will do as he pleases, exalting himself and claiming to be greater than every god, even blaspheming the God of gods. He will succeed, but only until the time of wrath is completed. For what has been determined will surely take place. 37 He will have no respect for the gods of his ancestors, or for the god loved by women, or for any other god, for he will boast that he is greater than them all. 38 Instead of these, he will worship the god of fortresses—a god his ancestors never knew—and lavish on him gold, silver, precious stones, and expensive gifts. 39 Claiming this foreign god’s help, he will attack the strongest fortresses. He will honor those who submit to him, appointing them to positions of authority and dividing the land among them as their reward.

Interestingly, Hinduism teaches that Shiva is the god of fortresses (refer to http://www.yogaesoteric.net/content.aspx?lang=EN&item=7002).

A quote from the above article:

"In this mysterious aspect, SHIVA is the one who destroys the three extremely powerful demons (ASURAS) as well as their strongholds built of gold, silver and iron. Within these fortresses, beings are enthralled by illusion (MAYA). SHIVA bears the name of TRIPURARI in this aspect, because he overpowered the three demons and destroyed their chimeric fortresses in the three worlds. This is why, in this aspect, he is called TRIPURA SAMHARA. As a personified aspect of SHIVA, he is known in this state under the name of TRIPURANTAKMURTI."

In Hindu mythology, Shiva destroys demonic strongholds built of gold, silver and iron. Daniel chapter 11 prophesies that the Antichrist will lavish gold, silver and precious stones as expensive gifts to the mystery god of fortresses. Could the god of fortresses mentioned in Daniel 11 be referring to Shiva (i.e. an evil demon/spiritual principality who will be used to destroy the strongest fortresses of the world (political, economic and military fortresses) to help the Antichrist establish his dominion in the future? May India be convicted by God to turn away from their idolatry and turn to Jesus Christ for salvation.


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