So what’s the solution for the errors in Christianity….I will quickly list the errors again and then offer some suggestion for rectifying the problem:
1. Jesus condemned animal slaughter and meat eating.
2. Jesus was not the Supreme Lord, but spiritual teacher.
3. The body of Jesus did not raise from the grave.
4. Jesus didn’t die to take away our sins, but did die trying to make us sinless.
5. Jesus didn’t perform all those miracles.
6. A person can only absolve their sins by the purifying process of the spiritual life.
7. Jesus travelled when a young man and studied Vedanta.
8. We don’t have ‘one” life but many many lives, (transmigration of the soul is a reality)
9. The bible does not contain the authorized pure teachings of Jesus. (but the altered version)
10. The ruling class (politicians) and the religious hierarchy compiled the Bible according to their materialistic agenda.
11. Each living being is already an eternal spiritual entity, and the church has no power to make someone immortal.
12. Self appointment to spiritual authority through the election process is bogus.
13. The teachings of Islam Christianity and Judaism are misdirecting the spiritual welfare of the people.
14. Vedanta is the first and only authorized original teaching of god and the spiritual life. (all others are substitute.)
15. The old Testament is a mish/mash of superstition and myth.
16. By default there is some truth in Islam Christianity and Judaism, but there are too many false teachings and these misdirect the people in true understanding.
So what is the best thing to do when there are errors in the teachings of a religion that a person follows!…well for a start the errors can be eliminated, and that would be a great benefit, or the person if they are serious about the development of their spiritual life could study the Vedanta teachings and take advantage of the knowledge therein, and practice the purifying process to raise their consciousness.
The spiritual process is a reality and can be actualized by everyone who participates, so there is no need for blind faith, but there are some requirements for the process to be quickened, and they are:
1. make a decision to be honest with self, because self deception is an obstacle on the spiritual path and make sure you have the correct motivation for studying Vedanta, and that motivation should be to understand God in truth and love without any hidden ego agenda.
2. Studying Vedanta whilst clinging to false world beliefs is self defeating and must be given up, because the truth of Vedanta will turn your false beliefs upside down.
3. Vedanta is the perfect authority of your spiritual life, and to study Vedanta, thinking it is anything less is also self defeating.
4. When approaching Vedanta there are many teachings and translations by various authors, and not all are bonafide, so I would direct you to any translations by “His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Srila Prubhupada”
5. Going it alone and studying Vedanta can be difficult, and it is required that the new student have personal help with the understanding of many of the precepts and teachings, because the knowledge is of the spiritual nature and may seem foreign at first, because describing the transcendental is describing something the conditioned senses and mind cannot perceive initially…..but the understanding does come and its wonderful and life altering.
6. The student doesn’t challenge Vedanta because the understanding is not clear, but they discuss and learn with an open heart and mind……..imagine studying nuclear physics as a new student, would you challenge everything the professor told you, or would you enquire submissively.