Come Search With Me
There are many religions in the world, but how do we know which is the true religion? This seminar has been deliberately designed to encourage critical thinking about such a highly debated topic. Join Doctor Subodh Pandit as he teaches us to be careful, thoughtful, and fair inquirers. Dive into this investigation where you will compare and contrast world religions in a rational and logical way.
Theism and Atheism, Reason and Faith
Belief is a choice. No one can go inside your head to change your mind about what you believe. Whether we choose atheism, agnosticism, or theism, those beliefs are born out of our own free will.
So with this full freedom of choice, let us have a civilized discussion about whether theism or atheism is the most credible claim. Doctor Pandit reviews some key terms that atheists and believers disagree about, and leads us into a meaningful and thoughtful discourse about the evidence, neutrality, and confirmation bias about faith. Pandit teaches us what it means to be a true inquiring inquirer when seeking truth in our lives.
Scrutiny of Relativism & Pluralism
Many people argue that Christians and atheists shouldn’t even discuss faith, they should leave religion out of dialogue because it is exclusive and truth is relative. What holds true for me doesn’t necessarily ring true for someone else, right? So is there no absolute truth? Is everything subjective? Doctor Pandit evaluates the idea of relativism.
Some people also argue that all religions lead to the same end. This religious pluralism is becoming more popular in our modern day, and sometimes this equality of religions sounds appealing. Listen and learn about how we can properly address why every religion claims to be the only way to salvation. How is this incompatible with pluralism? Hear Doctor Pandit reveal the logical and reasonable explanation for why relativism and pluralism is not compatible with truth.
Comparison of Religious Literature
Today, we have five prominent religions in the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Are the histories behind these religions trustworthy? How accurate are their ‘Holy’ writings? Join Dr. Pandit in comparing these world religions. They all claim to have the truth, so we must investigate carefully to discover which one is true. Get ready to educate yourselves on the past and present differences of the most popular religions in the world and decide for yourself what the truth really is.
Comparison of the Founders 1
Dr. Pandit investigates the claims by the various founders of the most prominent world religions. Who are these founders and leaders in Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism? During our deep search, discover that Christianity has the highest claim. Jesus claims to be the son of God!
Learn how we can honestly inquire about Jesus’s life and the writings of the Bible. Perhaps, as many people believe, Jesus was just a good moral teacher but not the son of God. Pandit reveals his own searching methods to help us decide who is God. Using credible sources, Pandit leads us through a labyrinth of claims to deductively conclude the truth.
Comparison of the Founders 2
If someone claimed to be the son of the one true God, what would their life be like? Doctor Pandit brings the life record of religious founders into question. Did the lives of these religious leaders coincide with their written teachings? As we delve into historical data, discover how the majority of these men did not live according to what they preached. Their teachings did not match their lives! Oftentimes these men were plagued with sinful youths and were surrounded by sensuality and temptation. All of these leaders but one were imperfect. They led sinful lives and all had mistakes that required cleansing.
Jesus had no shortcomings. His was the only life and He is the only man whose theory matched His practice. He has set a perfect example for us, so He has the one and only right to ask us to follow Him. Pandit leads us through an investigation into the childhood, youth, and adulthood of the major religious leaders, finally concluding with the one man we should follow.
Post Death Scene - Climate after Founders Death
Out of all the religious founders in the world, Jesus’ crucifixion and death is unquestionably the worst. It was humiliating, shameful, dirty, and painful. However, compared to the other religious founders, Jesus was the only completely innocent man. Why should the most innocent man die the most horrible death? Doctor Pandit evaluates the death and resurrection of Jesus and what came afterward. How was the world affected by the deaths of major religious founders?
In other religions, leaders die and someone else takes their place and rises to power. There is always someone new to look up to. But Jesus claims He’ll always be with us. Many people have come up with theories to disprove Jesus’ resurrection. Perhaps Jesus didn’t die on the cross and just fainted. Perhaps someone stole Jesus’ body. Pandit uses his deductive inquiry skills to debunk each of these theories to reveal the miraculous truth that Jesus did die, and did rise again.
Sequel to the Search - A Review
Many people think that Christianity is the best religion or somehow superior to all the other belief systems in the world. However, Doctor Pandit explores the idea that Christianity isn’t necessarily better than other religions, but it is instead entirely different. Christianity stands alone and apart from other beliefs. It is so special and unique that we must investigate it to discover why it is so different. In this video, Pandit leads us into further exploration of what makes Christianity unique.
Every religion asserts itself to be unique, and claims it has special factors. However, we will learn that there are many aspects to each religion that are not unique. In fact, most religions boast the same fantastic things. Some factors may include miracles, supreme beings, and incarnation. Christianity is distinct because it is the only religion where these so-called unique factors come in a straightforward and clear presentation. Unlike other religious writings, Christianity’s history isn’t myth or legend. The Bible is historically credible. Of all the writings sacred to religions, only the Bible challenges us to test its truthfulness. Through prophecy we can discern truth or error for ourselves. See for yourself how the Bible passes each and every test.
The Supreme Transaction
In life we have rules, rewards, and retribution. The only thing that breaks up this trio is mercy. Mercy changes everything, and Jesus’ mercy on our lives has turned everything upside down. Doctor Pandit proposes that mercy is borne out of Christ’s love for us. Love has many definitions and meanings, especially in the Bible. Out of all the different types of love outlined in Scripture, Agape love is the only love that never diminishes. People may fall in and out of love for people and of things all the time. Agape love never has a reason to abandon us because this unique love never needed a reason to exist in the first place. The Lord’s extensive and expansive love for us is incomprehensible and everlasting. This love is the only reason we were shown mercy when we did not deserve it.
Jesus endured torture, nails, blood, and the cross. However, just these things alone did not guarantee our salvation. Consider what Jesus on the cross means for you and make your own decision on its worth.