Case study: Help! My son wants to marry a Buddhist.

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Is it wise for a Christian to marry a Buddhist?

Trying to share Jesus Christ with son's Buddhist fiancée

A mother wants to help her son's fiancée come to know Christ. The young lady comes from a Chinese Buddhist family. The mother wrote me an e-mail asking for help in bringing the young lady to faith in Jesus.

"I'm not really sure who to ask or where to go to get needed information. I'm a Christian mother whose son is marrying a Chinese girl who knows she is a Buddhist because her father told her she was.

"Are there videos or brochures that would help us introduce Jesus to this young lady?

"I'm a public school teacher and my husband is the worship pastor at our church. My son's fiancée has experienced our church's big Easter Pageant twice. She has expressed a desire to see it even more times.

"The young lady and her family have lived in the U.S. for 15 years. She speaks English fairly well. Of course, her father is against this marriage because it was not arranged by him. He also doesn't like it because my son is an American of European origin. The parents own a restaurant and it seems to me that Jenny is not much more than an employee to them.

"Help me introduce Jesus to this young lady. Can you suggest printed or video material that would help us?"

    -- Howard Culbertson,

Differences between Buddhism and Christianity

Buddhism and Christianity are two major world religions that originated in different parts of the world and have distinct teachings, practices, and beliefs. Here are some principal differences between the two:

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