The three great western religions---- Judaism, Islam and Christianity, share similarities and differences. Even though they have the common roots and common elements, differences emerged when these three religion grew. However, Judaism, Islam and Christianity stand out as the main religions in the world and their believes cover all over the continents, influence billions of believers in the world. Judaism, the most historical religion in all three, was founded by Abraham—the first and the greatest prophet of the God. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, which Jews only believe in one God.
Paul was one of the first delegates to oppose the elders of the church in Jerusalem, and the observance of the Mosaic Law, as long as it did not interfere with the liberty of the Gentiles. Paul believed that salvation is available to all humanity, and salvation was won by Christ’s death and resurrection and given as a pure gift, along with many other things. Paul was a missionary, working to convert gentiles and Jews to Christianity in places where it was not widely practiced. He travelled on four major journeys, spreading the message of Christ. On his journey, Paul also set up Churches with leaders in many major towns.
Modern Christians believe that this one god handmade all of the earth and the people in it. Gnostics, however, believe that there are two different Gods. Some Gnostics say that there is a Creator God of the Old Testament who is mean and hateful and full of wrath, and then they say there is the New Testament God who is kind and forgiving (28). Orthodox Christians will argue that there is only one God who brings both joy and pain, but those who believe in the gnostic gospels wonder why such a nice god would create such a terrible world for all humans to live in. To them, if there is a good side to the world and a bad side to the world, then there must be two gods to keep track of it all.
With the roots of Christianity found in Judaism, with Abraham as the founder of religions, who encouraged the belief in one God and also brought the people to the promised land. Not to forget Moses who freed the Israelites from the rule of Egypt and entered them into a covenant with God. This makes them have important similarities. They both believe that Jesus Christ or Yeshua was crucified, the belief in the existence in one God, although Christianity has the Holy Trinity, they both believe the Messiah is coming and that there is an after life. We should try to communicate better with others in this vast world of ours.
* It is also spoken in terms of a sacrifice for sin and a sign of his divinity. Nature of God and the Trinity: * Early disciples of Jesus were Jews who only believed in one god. * Over time began to believe Jesus was God and that the holy spirit was also a form of God. * Trinity means that there is only 1 God and 3 persons, (father, son and holy spirit) * The word ‘trinity’ does not occur in the bible, and some reject the idea due to that. * However, there are suggestions through the whole bible that support the concept.
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,
Jesus is acknowledged by the Islamic faith as a prophet. They do not believe that Jesus was executed, but rather taken away from the situation by God, or Allah, before any harm was done. The crucifixion and resurrection are not part of their texts. Now, because of the opposing views on the two different religions, Muslims and Christians have been in disagreement for many, many years. The main disagreement being that Christians believe that all men are created equal and Muslims believe that they are the chosen ones and all others are considered infidels.
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.
While most religions see the cross as a holy symbol, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus died on the cross but on a punishment stake and therefore they see the cross as a pagan symbol. They state that all war is wrong and that the laws of the people should not be followed when they conflict with the Church's religious principles. Unlike most religions they do not believe in the existence of Hell. They do not
Judaism is a monotheism which means that they believe in a single, all-powerful God. This God was the creator of Heaven and Earth, which is different from being the Lord of Heaven and Earth. “The first people to insist upon monotheism, the Jews, throughout their history, found this to be their greatest source of strength.” “It is often suggested that Akhenaten’s religion and Zoroastrianism have influenced the development of monotheism in Judaism.” The second unique aspect of Judaism is the covenant. The covenant was a pact between the Jews and God. The Jews vowed to worship only God and to obey his laws.