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Comparing Beliefs about Suffering: More Than Conquerors

Non-Christian Beliefs
Christianity
Buddhist Beliefs Buddhists believe that all suffering comes from desires we have. They try to get rid of desire by following “the Eightfold Path” (rules about “right thinking” and “right works”). God creates us with desires, and He fulfills those desires. (See Psalm 37:4.) Believers are “more than conquerors” in suffering (Romans 8:37).
Hindu Beliefs Hindus believe in “reincarnation,” the belief that after people die, they come back to life again as other people or animals. Those who believe in “karma” believe that how someone behaved in a former life makes them what they are in this life. People are born and die only once (Hebrews 9:27); therefore, it is impossible for suffering to be caused by what they did in other lives. (See also John 9:1–3. What did Christ say about the suffering of the blind man?)
Muslim Beliefs Most Muslims believe that all things, both good and evil, are the will of Allah. (Quran, Chapter 9, Verse 51) “All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights…” (James 1:17).