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The greatest difference of religions lies between the Bible which says we can never save ourselves - that salvation is the gift of God through faith in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:8-9); and all the other religions which say a person will be saved, reborn, made whole, or achieve fulfillment by keeping teachings or living according to laws.

Compare a Buddhist story with the similar Parable of the Prodigal Son. In both, a boy comes home and is met by his father. But where the Prodigal Son is met with quite undeserved forgiveness and welcome, the Buddhist son has to work off the penalty for his past misdeeds by years of servitude. (Michael Green and Gordon Carkner, Ten Myths About Christianity (Lion Publishing Corp., 1988), p. 70-71)

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