Using a Lie for the Truth?
By Scott Noble
This paper brings out a few reasons why Christians should not use the
Buddha's "prophecy" about Metteyya. People who use this "prophecy" say that
Metteyya is Jesus Christ, based on a text found in Northern Thailand and
some texts found elsewhere. I hope to show that in spite of an "academic"
stamp of approval for this method by John R. Davis, this method should
definitely be tossed out of the faithful Christian's arsenal of evangelistic
kitztack wrote:Thanks for the replies, i thought it might have been a propaganda piece . i am curious as to what the traditional Theravada view of Metteya Buddha, the only reference i can find is DN26
pilgrim wrote:A refutation of the lie.
http://dhammaprotector.blogspot.com/200 ... jesus.html
Recently, another piece has been floating around, supposedly a monk who had a Near Death Experience and saw the Buddha burning in hell.
I guess the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Lie" isn't of much value anymore.
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