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Parallel Teachings of Sikhism and Christianity – Defining the Enemy

The diversity of world philosophies, religions, and viewpoints often share common teachings and core values.

One example is the the way that Sikhism and Christianity define the enemy.

In Sikhism it is believed, “our enemies are not particular individuals or peoples; rather, we seek to eradicate human tendencies that bring suffering in this world, such as ego, greed and anger.” [source]

In Christianity, this same understanding is conveyed in these words, “we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.” [Ephesians 6:12]

An 11-year-old sikh child was asked, “If you say God is in everybody, are you saying that God was even in that man who killed the Sikhs in Wisconsin?”

She answered, “I believe the killer had God inside of him, but he chose not to listen to God and so he did a bad thing. He didn’t see God in other people, and that’s why he could hurt them.” [source]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com