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Christianity versus Vaishnava comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartChristianityVaishnava
Place of worship Church, chapel, cathedral, basilica, home bible study, personal dwellings. Temple, Mandir
Place of origin Roman province of Judea. India.
Goal of religion To love God and obey his commandments while creating a relationship with Jesus Christ and spreading the Gospel so that others may also be saved. To worship Vishnu.
Promised Holy one. Second Coming of Christ Kalki, the 10'th avatar of Vishnu.
Birth of Jesus Virgin Birth, through God. N/A.
Branches Roman Catholics, independent Catholics, Protestants (Anglicans, Lutherans etc.), Orthodox (Greek orthodox, Russian orthodox), Mormons. Hare Krishna is a Vaishnava sect, which was proselytized out West.
Resurrection of Jesus Affirmed N/A.
Rites Seven sacraments: Baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, penance, anointing of the sick, holy orders, matrimony (Catholic and Orthodox). Anglicans: Baptism and Eucharist. Other denominations: Baptism and communion. Sanskaras.
View of other Dharmic religions N/A All are equal.
On Food/Drink Though the Old Testament of the Bible says certain meats should not be consumed, Christians usually feel this information does not apply to them (in the New Testament) and so eat what they want to eat. Beef is strictly prohibited, as it is sacred to Krishna.
Primary God(s) A single, all-powerful god known as God that is typically thought of in "trinity" form: God, the Father; Christ, the Son; and the Holy Spirit (or Ghost). Vishnu.
Scriptures The Holy Bible Rigveda • Yajurveda Samaveda • Atharvaveda Divisions Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, Upanishad
Use of statues and pictures In Catholic & Orthodox Churches. Allowed
Belief of God One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Trinity. Vishnu and his 10 incarnations ( Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parasurama, Rama, Krishna, Balarama, Kalki )
Literal Meaning Follower Of Christ. Named after their god, Vishnu.
Names of God God, Gud, Gott, Deo, Dios. Jehovah, YHWH, Eli Elohim, Allah, (depending on language Christians are of every language and culture around the world) Vishnu, Rama, Krishna, Kalki is a future avatar.
Belief of deities One God three forms: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Vishnu is the main deity of worship, as is his avatars.
Ressurection of Jesus Affirmed. N/A.
Abrahamic Lineage Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. N/A.

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