There are so many religions in the world. By studying their beliefs, we become stronger in our own faith and more capable of sharing the Gospel with others. Your host, Mike Shreve, explored several paths to spirituality before encountering the Lord Jesus. His passion now is to help both Christians and non-Christians better understand “the true light which gives light to everyone entering the world” (John 1:9 CJB).
What is the meaning of the Hindu greeting "Namaste"? (105)
Hindus and New Agers often greet each other with a respectful gesture of folded hands and a slight bow as they utter the word “Namaste.” Many yoga classes open with this exchanged statement. Is this just an ordinary greeting like “Hello” or is there a deeper, spiritual connotation? If so, what is it, and how should we respond?
Do All Religions Worship the Same God?
“All religions are one—we all worship the same God!” You hear this opinion voiced quite often. But is it true? If a Muslim, or a Sikh, or a Hindu, or a New Ager claims to love God and worship God—is it audacious and ludicrous for a Christian to deny the authenticity of that claim? Or is there a different explanation that is sound, loving, and logical?
Is There Really Only One God?
“There is only one God!”—When discussing the Godhead with Hindus, Sikhs, or New Agers, that’s often the response you get. It’s the idea that, on an ultimate level, we are all worshiping the same God regardless of religious affiliation. Is that true? It sounds kind, loving and tolerant, but is it theologically correct, or even logically correct? Resolving this issue is vitally important.
Were the “Wise Men” Who Visited Jesus---Kings, Priests, Astrologers, Magicians, or Something Else? (102)
The Greek word translated “wise men” is magos, from which we get the term “magi” (the root of the words “magical” or “magician”). Magi were usually involved in occult spiritual practices like astrology. Many theories and traditions exist concerning the identity and religion practiced by these notable persons who visited Jesus at his birth. Were there three of them? Were they kings? Many questions need to be answered. www.thetruelight.net
Religion vs. Spirituality: Which Is Best? (101)
“I’m not part of any religion; I believe in being spiritual.” Many people make this claim, especially sincere truth-seekers who desire an understanding of the true God and want to experience the supernatural world. But is religion bad? Is spirituality the answer, or can it be misleading, too? Should one be discarded and the other embraced, or is there a balance between the two? Intriguing! The answers may surprise you in more ways than one. www.thetruelight.net
Establishing Truth Through the Lord’s Prayer Part 3 (100)
In this third episode of “The Lord’s Prayer,” we continue our focus on this amazing combination of petitions and declarations that Jesus gave the church. Not only does this prayer reveal the proper approach to the Father, it also establishes biblical doctrine as compared to the false doctrines that abound in the religions of this world. Listen and be empowered! www.thetruelight.net
Light in the darkness...
I’ve known Mike for almost 35 years and he has consistently preached the word of God with faithfulness, candor, and accuracy. His is a miraculous testimony of God‘s deliverance and faithfulness in our generation. His teachings on religion stand as a Beacon and a light in this present darkness.
Biblical. Encouraging. Challenging. Solid.
I’ve been following Pastor Mike for almost 20 years. The revelation from his teaching is a great aid in my growth as a believer. As a minister and a teacher it provides great insight that richly blesses those I am able to communicate with. I highly recommend both of his podcasts.