we analyze the changes that have taken place in the Hindu faith,
we have to look at the changes that have taken place in the cultural,
theological and socio-economic spheres all around the world in the
past 2500 years. We see great Religions coming up and others destroyed
as the political power of one community wins over the other with
religious and social turbulence.
were many faiths, mostly polytheistic, including the Pagans, the
Druids, the Romans and the Greek in Europe, and the Egyptian faiths
and several others in the Middle East including the Ancient local
faith in Persia somewhat related to the Hinduism. Many of them had
multiple "Gods" and many forms of worship of God in a
male, female and in some animal forms. Each one believed in a miracle
of appearance of a Prophet, a Messiah or an incarnation of God in
their community to uplift the society out of its sufferings.
Monotheism was preached by the faith established and organized by
Abraham among the Jews, to believe in "One God" as explained
by them. When the Jews were slaves under the Egyptian rulers in
their kingdom, Moses appeared on the Scene to deliver the Jews out
of the bondage. They accepted him as a leader who delivered them
from slavery but still waited for a Messiah from God.
the Jewish people were getting the power and established a great
community around Jerusalem, Judaism was popular. The Romans and
Greeks were working for them for many hundred years. About 500 years
later the Roman kings were invading the territory.
Christ was born at this time who preached the sermons as the revealed
word of God and Christianity was born. Many of the Romans and Greeks
followed the faith and 500 years later, moved the center of activities
to Rome and Greece as Christianity was established all over Europe
and became dominant as a powerful social and political force among
this time, as the Arabs lost the power in their land, Prophet Mohammed
had the revelation of Divine Truth and established Islam as a Religious,
Social, Cultural and Political force among Egyptians and Arabs.
He moved the center of action to Mecca.