A Lawyer's Method for Sharing with Buddhists
This Method is being used by at least 100,000 Buddhist Background Believers in 3 countries in the Buddhist World. All pictures were developed by Jay, T.K.O. and were drawn by Saya Sithu. These pictures may not be used without permission. Click here to download pdf version
Over the past 11 years, 1,419 new churches have been planted throughout 10 unreached people groups of Myanmar with 42,504 baptisms. . When sharing the following with Buddhists it is suggested to ask the following questions to clarify the beliefs and worldview of your friends. Although most Buddhists cannot share their beliefs they will recognize this as the major points of the Religion. Buddhists monks understand that following the Eightfold Path is impossible but often proclaim, “but you must try to be 100% sinless.” These monks therefore major on the minors yet minor on the majors. The core teaching of the Four Noble Truths is taught in all 3 main branches of Buddhism.
The First Law is Death and Suffering (the result of the 2nd law)? Humans are caught in the cycle of reincarnation.
Second is that the cause of death and suffering is sin (Buddha described this as a black fire)? The reason for reincarnation is sin. Samudaya in Pali language.
Third Law: Your goal as a Buddhist is to go to Nirvana? Ni means no, vana means fire or burning. Nirvana is a place of no sin and no suffering.
The Four Noble Truths “The Law of Buddha.” The First Law is Death and Suffering (the result of the 2nd law)? Humans are caught in the cycle of reincarnation. Second is that the cause of death and suffering is sin (Buddha described this as a black fire)? The reason for reincarnation is sin. Samudaya in Pali language. Third Law: Your goal as a Buddhist is to go to Nirvana? Ni means no, vana means fire or burning. Nirvana is a place of no sin and no suffering.
Fourth Law: The Way out of Sin and Suffering towards Nirvana is to do eight things (The Eightfold Path). Basically Buddhists must not think about sin and become 100% perfect?
Jesus and Buddha are in agreement, when His disciples bemoaned the Lord’s statement, “You must be perfect just as their Father in Heaven is perfect.” They exclaimed, “This is impossible” Jesus replied, “That is correct, with man this is impossible but with God all things are possible.” Matt. 5:48 The Four Noble Truths of Christ 1) Suffering and death have an origin (a cause). Suffering and death is the effect of that cause. 2) The origin of death is sin. (Give a brief summary of Adam and Eve and their disobedience. 3) There is a place where suffering and sin no longer exists (Heaven). 4) The Way out of the cycle of sin and suffering is faith in Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. Christ walks the Perfect Road through His disciples. He makes them perfect in His eye
Christ sets us free from the Cycle of Sin and Death.
The Cycle of Sin and Suffering
The 4 Noble Truths of Christ
1.Suffering and Death have an origin (a cause). Suffering is the effect of that cause.
2. The Origin of Death is Sin. Share the Story of Adam and Eve's disobedience.
"but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'" Genesis 3:3
3. There is a Place where Suffering and Sin no longer exist. "In (the City of Gold) New Jerusalem, He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4
4. The Way out of the Cycle of sin and suffering is faith in Christ's Death, Burial and Resurrection. Christ walks the Perfect Road through His disciples. He makes them Perfect in His Eyes. "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness (perfection) of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21