Differences Between Zoroastrianism And Christianity

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“Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.” – Mahatma Gandhi. Although known as the bridge between East and West, common ground between these two opposite worlds, Zoroastrianism, curiously enough, is the common factor between all three major Western religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It’s quite common to automatically reject and become somewhat ignorant that there’s the possibility of there to be some resemblances in such different things, especially since it’s easier to accept what seems to be, rather than to explore what is unknown and foreign to us. With accepting Zoroastrianism as the connecting factor between these religions, it’s safe to automatically conclude that these major religions are intertwined …show more content…
Both religions see God as infinite, omnipresent, never-ending and immaterial. In contrast to many other religions, Christianity and Zoroastrianism also believe in such an important detail that is overlooked immensely, and that is the agreeance that God is more than one, within Himself, having multiple personas, being simultaneously multiple and all in one, the same God. The eschatological part of Christianity, the part of theology that is solemnly concerned with judgement, death and the final destination of one’s soul, was brought upon and influenced directly from Zoroastrianism. Between both of these, death isn’t an end, but a beginning, in which the soul is decided upon depending on their performance on earth, “impartial judgment for each soul at death, with the sum of its good thoughts, words, and acts throughout adult life being weighed against the sum of its evil ones, and its fate decided accordingly”. And although for Christians, salvation isn’t based on mainly performance or good deeds, but more so on the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior, the principle of the soul going either to a good or evil place, is the same in both aspects, like it says in Romans 2:6-8, “ God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, He will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and

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