FAQ :: What is Hinduism?

Hinduism came about when the Aryans conquered most of what is now India. Their many gods meshed with the Indian traditions and forms of meditation to create Hinduism. Hinduism is quite tolerant and allows people to worship the god of their choice or to be atheists.

The universe, as well as each human soul, has neither a beginning nor an end. Reincarnation is an endless cycle of birth, payment for sins in a past life, death and rebirth. The grand idea is that someday, mankind will get it right and learn from past mistakes, perfecting society and bringing an end to suffering. There is a final salvation, which is basically an escape from the cycles of life and can mean an eternal resting place.

Hindus tend to deny themselves worldly pleasures in an attempt to gain a more desirable life when they return. This is especially true for older people who are beginning to fear their next life.

It is clear that the tenets of this religion are in direct opposition to the Word of God. For example, Exodus 20:3 states, “You shall have no other gods before me.” Matthew 4:10 says, “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” And Hebrews 9:27 says, “And as it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this, the judgment.”