Jesus and Krishna are NOT the same!

The “Hare Krishna Movement” is quite different than the “Jesus Movement”, as the leader whom the Hare Krishna followers imitate is Krishna who urged/forced/convinced his disciple Arjuna to fight the battle even when Arjuna was trying to maintain peace and not go for another bloodshed over a Kingdom.

Arjuna the disciple of Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita 2.5 “It would be better to live in this world by begging than to enjoy life by killing these noble elders, who are my teachers. If we kill them, the wealth and pleasures we enjoy will be tainted with blood.”

Arjuna was a Kshatriya (caste in Hinduism) and a Kshatriya’s duty is to be a warrior. The story of Krishna and Arjuna comes from the epic Mahabharata. In this epic, the story is mainly about two groups of cousins Kauravas and Pandavas, the kingdom Hastinapur, and Krishna. Both the cousins were right and wrong in their actions but Arjuna still didn’t want to fight the massive war Kurukshetra.

But Jesus? He even healed the ear of the Roman soldier who came to take Him prisoner. Peter was not willing to let his Master be hauled off without a fight. He rashly cut off the right ear of Malchus, a servant of the high priest – (Mark 14:47-50.)

Krishna and Jesus had sharp differences in their characters which in no way can be reconciled.

There is only one Prince of Peace and that is Jesus Christ.      (Author:  Pandit.)

Many claim that Jesus is a reincarnation of Krishna, thus focusing on the Hindu belief that all gods are the same and that they reincarnate themselves during different periods of history in different nations to give guidance to mankind. Though a noble thought, it completely contradicts the teachings of the Bible and the words of Jesus. 

First of all, as “Pandit” clearly states above, both have sharp differences in their character which are also evident in their teachings.  Second,  Jesus clearly stated that all that came before Him declaring to be the way to heaven were thieves and robbers – (John 10:8). And third, the God of the Bible declares that no other God was formed before Him, nor is there any other God after Him – (Isaiah 43:10).

So, even if all the gods of the world are manifestations of each other, this does not include Jesus Christ.  Jesus will return someday, but not in a different body, or in the form of a different diety, but exactly the same as when He ascended into heaven. This time He will not come to guide us or teach us, but to judge the world, bring justice, and to raise up with glory those that have surrendered to Him.  

– Pastor Mahesh Shivnani