Hey Guys, I'm wondering how someone could handle the idea of similarities in theistic religions. You know, the idea that Islam believes in an omnipotent God, that they have doctrines that can be shown to be similar to us. Or what about Jews? Simone the righteous said that the three main duties of the Jewish life were Worship, Deeds of loving kindness, and study. That is very much like us Christians! Or the idea that all religions have the basic tenet that we need to live in a way according to God's law and love our neighbors. In Buddhism, recognizing that all people are of the same essence as you, and that we are all 'one', and the major implications that follow from that. In Christianity, recognizing that we all share the image of God. There can be numerous similarities drawn between religions. How do we account for these in a biblical way? How do we account for religious experience outside of the Christian faith, that could be called 'supernatural' experiences? Many times skeptics use the similarities in religions to posit some evolutionary explanation for religion. How can we give a biblical explanation for the similarities in religions? Does the Bible give us the leeway to allow for similarities in different religions? We have some very smart people here on this board who know the scriptures, and I look forward to hearing your answers.