CHRISTIANITY VS. JUDAISM Christianity and Judaism are religions that are each very unique. Although they both have plenty of differences, they also have similarities. In fact they probably have more in common than some of the other major religions in the world, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Although both Christians and Jews believe God to be their creator and controller; Judaism has no founder, as opposed to Christianity whose founder was Jesus Christ. In Christianity it is believed that Jesus Christ was the savior to all humanity and was sent to Earth by his father (God) to pay for the sins of all mankind.
Christianity has organised its principal beliefs into a structured systematic theology in which it draws its sacred writings and traditions from. These principal beliefs include the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ, the death and resurrection, the Trinity, revelation and salvation. Through the ethical and moral teachings of Christianity and characteristics of religions which consist of sacred texts and writings, rituals and ceremonies, beliefs and believers and ethics; these beliefs can be expressed and connected with the life of adherent’s. The divinity and humanity beliefs identify that Jesus Christ was both fully divine and human, and that he is the second being of the trinity. This intended that he was the divine Son of God and recognised as being ‘one with the Father’.
Jesus addressed many issues during his sermon on the mount. The book of Matthew’s gives us a view through Jewish eyes. His version was written toward the Jewish people. Matthew 7: 21-23 looks at the false prophets and hypocrites and the concerns for their salvation should they not change their course toward sincerity. INTRODUCTION Matthew is the first book of the four Gospels.
The Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are the three key Western Religions that emphasize monotheism, achieving peace though justice, God’s love and mercy, all trace their lineage back to Abraham. Abraham provides legitimacy for the religions and also establishes the fact that there is a singular God worshiped by all three religions (Oxtoby). Although, in theory, the Abrahamic religions are supposed to act as siblings waiting for the arrival of the parent, God, there has been much conflict among the religions due to differing interpretations of faith and key religions figures though out history. The three Abrahamic religions all originated from the same geographical area and contain interrelated scriptural elements as well as similar, yet sometimes differing, views on ideological and practical topics. There is evidence to suggest that all three Abrahamic religions have been influenced by the paganism as well as other religions, especially Zoroastrianism, that preceded them.
Referring to their importance, examine the principal beliefs of Christianity. Christianity is a monotheistic religion whose adherents are followers of Jesus of Nazareth. Christianity reformed out of Judaism in the first century CE and originated in Palestine. Christians preached their faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Jewish Messiah, who is saviour of all peoples through his death and resurrection. The principal beliefs of Christianity are highlighted in the Ten Commandments, the Nicene Creed, the Beatitudes and the Golden Rule.
Explain the main ethical principles of religion you have studied (25 marks) Christianity is a religion of many different branches and because of this there is no universal set of ethics. This lack of absolute ethics amongst Christians is due to the diversity of Christianity as there are many denominations for example Roman Catholic Christianity and Protestantism. Roman Catholic Christianity bases its ethics on the Holy Bible and the magisterium which consists of the Pope and the cardinals; in contrast to Protestantism that sees the Holy Bible as the only source of authority. Though both denominations follow the bible they interpret and accept the different parts of the bible. In general, there are similar ethical beliefs amongst Christians due to Judaism being the only root of Christian ethics.
“In God We Trust” is America's motto, introduced in 1956 to replace the original motto E Pluribus Unum, but was America Founded as a Christian nation? The major hurdle in answering the question is to define terms properly. The concept of a Christian nation is often written off because of misconceptions as to what this means. A Christian nation is not one in which all people in a society are all Christians, just as in an Islamic country, not all people are necessarily Moslems. But in a Christian nation, as our Founders would have defined it, the principles and institutional foundations are Biblically based and the people in general share a Biblical world-view.
Judaism & Western Civilization Judaism has had a profound influence on Western civilization. Much of this influence comes from Jewish ideas and values that were transmitted to Christianity, which developed from Jewish roots. Jesus of Nazareth, his disciples, and the first leaders of the Christian Church were all Jewish. The Jewish Bible was incorporated into the Christian Bible as the Old Testament. Not surprisingly, many principles and teachings that are important in Judaism are also important in Christianity.
Judaism is one of the oldest organized religions based on monotheism. The Jews believe in one God and this belief is traditionally practiced by the Jewish Community. Their faith is based upon the stories from the Torah (Old Testament), which is believed to have been revealed to Israel, to use as a doctrine and guide for conducting their lives. The Jewish people believe they have a special covenant with God and they are His chosen people. Devout Jews are taught to obey the laws of God who is loving and caring and grants exceptional favors to them.
One major difference is that with Christianity they view God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit as the trinity, whereas with Judaism they view God as the only Supreme Being. The Jewish faith does not believe the way that Christians believe that all beings have been given the sins of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Both religions believe that heaven and hell exist. Both religions also believe that having ethical behavior by following the commandments and the divine commandments will lead to an eternal life with God in heaven (Robinson,