This site is dedicated to the
memory of Dr Herman L Hoeh, in accordance with Rom. 12:10; 13:7; Heb 13:7;
Luke 10:16; IITim 2:1-2.
My conversations with him and his support are fondly
remembered. His legacy continues in the hearts and minds
believers who will not allow the flickering flame of truth to be
extinguished. So help us God.
believing in Bhuddism for a moment, Dr Hoeh sees some similarities,
particularly in relation to how Satan is viewed in both religions. In
regard to this, there are some few similarities between
some Bible verses and some other
religions and that is only to be expected. Including the concept of a
'golden age' at the dawn of man (which we would understand as the Garden
of Eden) and even a world in upheavel in the last days of man, with a god
intervening in world affairs.
So Satan has
set up counterfeits with a little bit of truth thrown in
to attract the innocent by weaving in a bit of historical
knowledge with a few good bits here and there together
with a huge amount of error. For instance, Taoism says something about
treating strangers well. Confucianism teaches loyalty to country, having
strong families and ensuring a good education for one's children. Buddha's
mother's name was similar to Mary and he seemed to keep a sabbath etc,
ancient Middle East the pagan religions had customs that were counterfeits
to the feast days etc, etc. Let alone the great 'Christian' counterfeit
since the first century. Dr Hoeh knew all this of course.
researched the few parallels between Buddhism and the
Bible many, many years ago and indeed, there are a number of books around
on that these days. As well as the many false Christs that have existed as
counterfeits to the true One. I began to type up a lengthy article on this
back in 1995 or 1996 but never completed it - I hope to recommence that
article soon, but will probably scale it back just so that I can get it
As HWA wrote
near the end of his tremendous booklet on "Why were you born?": "Do you
begin to comprehend why you were born? One religion believes that the
final end result of human life is to be "nirvana" -- total extinction. How
glorious is the TRUTH -- promising the very opposite extreme!" (that is
how most, but not all, Buddhists view eternity!) See also
is clear - Satan has his counterfeits.