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« on: June 17, 2009, 04:18:09 AM »

Some one asked me, where was Christ in his missing or silent years ..The person that asked this question was a Hindu turned Budist..
He still believes that Christ went to india and studied with the gurus there...

I didn't know how to respond to his question ....Any one
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 08:18:51 AM »

Some one asked me, where was Christ in his missing or silent years ..The person that asked this question was a Hindu turned Budist..
He still believes that Christ went to india and studied with the gurus there...

I didn't know how to respond to his question ....Any one

In Narazeth with His mother, where He belonged:Luke 2:51 And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
4:22 And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, “Is this not Joseph’s son?” 23 And He said to them, “No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.’” 24 And He said, “Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown.
(cf. Mat.  55 “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 “And His sisters, are they not all with us? ").
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 11:31:33 AM »

If you read enough biography and mythology from this part of the world (i.e. Levant, Greece), you will find that the heroes and heroines have great stories about their birth and toddler years, but then the rest of it is a blur or an afterthought until they reach man/womanhood.  It's  a common phenomenon and is typical of antique biography.  Where are the youthful years of Achilles?  Hercules?  Jason?  Oedipus, etc.?

I find it particularly interesting that the Buddhists wish to claim Christ for one of their own.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 01:23:39 PM »

I find it particularly interesting that the Buddhists wish to claim Christ for one of their own.

You shouldn't.  The various Hinduisms also seek to claim the Lord for their own.  They see how important Christ is to their western inquirers, and they now that an outright dismissal of Him would send many potential devotees packing for such an intolerance.  Saying that Christ is one of many ways is in vogue, but ultimately these traditions reduce His status from the Christian position, and ultimately Christians and their perspectives are seen as a lesser truth.  Any religious tradition will place their own view as the ultimate one, will all the others falling behind to various degrees.  The Orthodox do the same thing.

In fact, some of the Orthodox have tried to claim Laozi as their own.  We're all trying to get in on the good stuff.
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