Christianity And Jewish Conception Of God Essay

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1. Identify one or two points of commonality between the Christian and Jewish conception of God. Identify one point of difference. A1. Christianity and Judaism are both monotheistic religion that were founded in the Middle East. These two faiths share common history and traditions, a respect for the Bible, a conviction that there is one God, a belief in prophets and divine revelation, and a holy city in Jerusalem, but they also differ significantly in matters of belief and practice from their understanding of God to the identity of the prophets and Jesus and the authority of various scriptures. Christianity believes in the holy trinity: god the father, god the son, and god the holy spirit whereas Judaism believes in one god: Yahweh. 2. Identify one or two points of similarity or difference regarding the Jewish and Christian conceptions of human nature. (I didn't discuss this the other day but you can look in your notes to try to answer the question). A2. Christian conception of human nature relies on that the man inherited the “original sin” from Adam, so mankind is in need of forgiveness of sin. Christians choose their actions by knowing right from wrong, humans are in need of salvation. Jews believe that you…show more content…
The excerpts tell us that Abraham was a wise person indeed, he smashed all but one statue and then put the blame on the statue, which he then used to prove to the people that they were mere statues, and were false idols. The other persons when asked why they worshipped these gods responded “We saw our fathers worshipping them” showing that they knew not the purpose of what they were doing, only that they must do it. Such actions were lacking in faith. Even the people admitted that they were only statues; having barely worshipped them only moments before. Abraham even said he was free of guilt of worshipping false idols and giving partners to Allah, because when he saw the moon, stars, and sun he recognized them to be of the Lord and no other
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