Christianity and Islam are the two most prominent religions in the world. Both draw their bases from the Ancient Hebrew religion. The two religions can be personified as a set of twins: nearly identical, but with different (and sometimes opposite) personalities, as well as more subtle differences that can be used to tell the two apart. In the following paragraphs, both the similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam will be covered, as well as their roots in the Ancient Hebrew traditions. Christianity and Islam have much in common, and that is mainly due to their ties to ancient Judaism. Both are monotheistic religions with their own holy book. Both believe that one all-powerful, omniscient God created the world and humans. The two religions have prophets that spread the word of God. Christianity’s main prophet was Jesus and Islam’s was Muhammad. Although their main prophets differ, Muslims do consider Jesus a true prophet who was born from a virgin. Both religions state that to attain salvation, a person must believe that the God (Allah) is the one and only god. Christianity and Islam both have an eternal paradise for the saved and an eternal punishment for the damned. However, because He is omniscient, God has already seen the lives of every human and, based on what they have done and will do, has already determined where each soul will go. This is considered fair among the followers of both religions because no person is being influenced in any way. God allows one to choose his or her own path; He simply knows what everyone is going to choose before they choose. Because these religions are so similar, it could be argued that, in the event that one is true, the followers of the other could be saved as well. Even though Christianity and Islam appear, at a glance, to be the same religion, there are unmistakable differences that set them apart. The biggest difference is the identity of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians believe that Jesus is the actual son of God, the messiah, and the human incarnation of God Himself. Muslims, however, do not believe any of these. Rather, Islam states that Jesus is a prophet of Allah, but his story was twisted. To believe that Jesus was the human form of God would be considered blasphemy, as there is only one true God, Allah. Christians, however, believe that Jesus was the human half of the same God, like two sides of the same coin. It is therefore not blasphemous to consider Jesus as God. Christians also believes that Jesus was crucified and killed, then later resurrected and ascended to Heaven. Muslims state that Jesus did not die, but rather ascended directly to heaven, while one of his disciples was crucified instead. Another major difference is the credibility of their holy books. Muslims believe that their book, the Qur’an, is the literal word of Allah. It is believed that Allah spoke his will to the prophet Muhammad and instructed him to write it down. The Christian Holy Bible, however, has a less definitive origin. Some say that it, like the Qur’an, is the actual word of God. Others believe that the Bible (namely, the New Testament) is of human origin, stories written by humans who
The Major Religions Judaism, Christianity and Islamic
August 28, 2010
The major religions in the world are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam are monotheistic religions, namely they believe that there is only one
God. All three religions believe that this God is the origin and source of all that exists. God
cares about the entire creation and desires the well-being of all. God is just and has provided
an important aspect of spiritual care. In order to provide holistic care, cultural, and spiritual diversity need to be embraced. This paper will compare and contrast the differences between Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and Native American Spirituality and the views each holds regarding health care.
Christianity literally means “follower of Christ”, one professing their belief that Jesus is the son of God and follower of his teachings (What is a Christian, 2014). The Bible has many examples of Jesus…
JUDAISM, CHRISTINAITY & ISLAM
Religion & Philosophy
September 2, 2013
We have so many different religions out here in today’s society there is a lot and you may wonder why we don’t have just one. Well I am here to explain why not and I will be comparing and contrasting three monotheistic religions which are: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. I will discuss the uniqueness of each religion regarding their beliefs and basic teachings. Also will be talking…
Cultural Diversity in Professions
My paper consists of researching Muslim religion comparing to Christianity. I will discuss the history of Islam, how it began and some of their rules and policies. I will discuss where the most populous locations of Muslims and how the Muslims even are different from location to location.
The word “Islam” is from Arabic language with its meaning “acceptance” “surrender” “submission” or “commitment”…
The Change in Islam
Lauren D. Williamson
Religion can be a very controversial topic to discuss amongst individuals because each person expresses or feels ethnocentric about one’s own faith. Some people believe that religion plays a very important role in their lives, creating a passageway to how their future will be shaped. In the United States, there is over 300 different religions and denominations (Wallace, 2013). Diversity amongst different religious groups…
HEALTHCARE PROVIDER AND FAITH DIVERSITY
Healthcare Provider and Faith Diversity
September 14, 2012
This paper compares the philosophies of three diverse faiths, that of: Buddhism, Islam, and Christian Science, comparing them to Christianity. We will look at basic beliefs, spiritual perspectives on healing, beliefs about healthcare, and components of healing such as prayer, meditation, and rituals followed. We will also look at what is important to know when…
Brotherhood is an enemy or an alliance? Islam is a mean of violence or peace? Questions baffled the followers of current scene in Egypt and the official reflection by U.S. We know in politics the past enemy could turn to today friend and the way around. But! How could be part of the Islamic movement is an enemy at some places and friend somewhere else? In the time that both are using violence in the name of religion against their people? Or, is violence the same either used against Brotherhood community…
Module/Week 3: Mankind and Sin
Towns: Chs. 8 & 10
1. What point does the author illustrate with an elephant and 4 blind men?
…Comparing it to the way people describe and see life and the world
2. Do Moslem leaders claim that Christianity and Islam are alike in that Allah was “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ?”
3. What are the 4 questions that Darwinians have not been able to answer?
- Where is the missing link
- How can man evolve…
right definition? The decision of which definition is the right one depends on where you live and what you believe. Marriage has evolved throughout history. In today’s society there are many different types of unions that can be viewed as marriages. Comparing these different relationships gives insight to how relationships are formed and joined.
Marriage is a human right 3
Although marriage is just a civil union…
formed, almost the whole male population (and some women) became warriors
4. Cultural interaction with agricultural lands
a. Inner Eurasian nomads adopted Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Manichaeism at various times
5. Mastered environments unsuitable for agriculture
a. Brought food-producing revolution and significant human presence to fringe regions…