Does the Bible Say???:
When words to the effect of, "as taught in the bible" are used it changes the scenario from dealing with a subjective personal opinion to dealing with an objective searchable theory or teaching which may be scrutinized and proved or disproved. In this case the author wrote, "This is not some philosophy that I have fabricated." Now we can see if this is so or not.
"Of course, the message that Christ preached was just according to his particular time, place, and country, and just suited for a particular group of people. But certainly he is the representative of God. Therefore we adore Lord Jesus Christ and offer our obeisance's to him....Christ can take the sufferings for the previous sins of his devotees."
"Jesus Christ taught, 'Thou shalt not kill.' But his followers have now decided, 'Let us kill anyway,' and they open big, modern, scientific slaughterhouses." "They think the animals have no soul, and therefore they think they can freely kill billions of innocent animals in the slaughterhouses."
Is There a Magic Word???:
"So, when we address God as 'Christ,' 'Krsta,' or 'Krsna,' we indicate the same all-attractive Supreme Personality of Godhead. When Jesus said, 'Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,' that name of God was Krsta or Krsna. 'Christ' is simply another way of saying 'Krsta,' and 'Krsta' is another way of pronouncing Krsna."
Teach Us How to Chant???:
Parker/Prabhupada recommends that Christians "should chant the name Christ or Christos" if Christians follow this principle "the world situation will improve…If they simply…chant the holy name of Christ, everything will be perfect." Furthermore, we are told that the Bible not only teaches this but demands it and that,
"Actually, it doesn't matter -- Krsna or Christ -- the name is the same. The main point is to chant the name of God."
What is Prayer???:
Simply stated, prayer is communication between men and God. In part 3, Teach us How to Chant??? we will see that Jesus taught against repetitive prayer. Now we see that in the verse just previous to that Jesus clearly teaches that prayer is a personal, intimate, private thing,
While this parsed essay specifically comments on the writings of a proponent of the Hare Krishna or Krishna Consciousness Movement, it has wider reaching apologetic value in that, in general, the issues dealt with here relate to a wide variety of subjects.1