These 13 principles are only one God, God Exist, God is incorporeal, God is Eternal, praying to only one God, Prophets words are true, the greatest Prophet was Moses and his Prophecies are true, the Torah was given to Moses, no other form of Torah, God knows every thought, God punishes the bad and rewards the good, the Messiah (Jesus) will come, and that the dead will be resurrected. The Testimony of Faith believes there is no other deity but Allah. It is explained in the “Shahada” which explains how God is the only power and nothing in between. This is the most important pillar. Jews believe that also God is the only higher power and that nothing is between God for them to worship.
Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are three of the largest top ten organized religions of the world. These three religions share many things in common like, they all monotheistic, they originated in the Middle East, and they are all faith based in God. With all that they share in common, they also have many differences. Since conception, Jews believed that there was only one God and that there was a special connection with the Children of Isreal( the Jews) and their God. The prophet Abrahams was considered the first Jew to establish an agreement with God.
The Ontario Consultants (2008) Web site, Messianic Jews believe in the Messiah, the trinity, salvation and sin; which differs greatly from traditional Jews that believe the Messiah has yet to come. Messianic Judaism followers believe in the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, the virgin birth of Yeshua, his sinless life, his resurrection, his future Second Coming, and his salvation, which makes them Christians not Jews. The History of Messianic Judaism goes back as far as the First Century CE (Ontario Consultants, 2008). In the First Century, there were numerous sects of Judaism; Pharisees, Sadducees, Zealots, Boethusians, Essenes, and the list could go on and on. The First Christians were called Nazarenes, which were Jews that listened to the message that Yeshua of Nazareth was teaching and began to follow his word.
There are many beliefs in Orthodox Judaim such as the main belief that the Torah included written law and also Oral Torah, which was given to Moses from God and can in no way be altered. Another many belief is God has made an unbreakable covenant with the children of Israel to follow the Torah. They believe in "Jewish eschatology" which includes a Jewish Messiah and a rebuilt temple, and resurrection of the dead. There is also the belief in the thirteen principles of faith as listed in the "rambam," and believing in Rabbis as interprweters and judges of the Jewish laws. Orthodox Judaism does not have only one movement, instead it has multiple movements which surround its main principles.
There is also a mystical/ascetic movement in Islam known as Sufi. | Several divisions, including Hasidic, Conservative and Reform Judaism. Ethnic groupings include Ashkenazi (The majority) and Sephardi Jews. | Followers (2009 Estimates)2 | 2,200 Million (2.2 Billion) | 1,500 Million (1.5 Billion) | 14 Million | Nature of God | One God, who exists in three distinct persons (The Trinity): Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). | One God (Arabic: Allah), who is not a trinity.
A similarity between Christianity and Islam is that Abraham is an important leader in both of their religion. In Christianity Abraham is considered the father of the fellow people of Israel. In Islam Abraham is considered a prophet of Islam and the ancestor of Muhammad through his other son Ishmael. There are a lot of similarities between the two religions, but both are still very different. There are a lot of comparisons between Christianity and Islam.
These teachings are parallel to the teachings in the Bible. According to Exodus 20:2, God says, “I am the lord, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery and thus, you shall have no other gods but Me” (Naqvi 28). The Holy Koran and the Holy Bible also shares some similarities on their teachings about the remembrance of God. They both command their followers to remember God in all phases, try to get closer to Him and submit themselves to His service. According to Quran 2: 112, whoever submits his whole self to Allah and is a doer of good, will get a reward from Allah; on such they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve.
A Comparative Study on Christianity vs Jehovah’s Witnesses Christianity The most popular religion in the world is Christianity, which is centered on God and Jesus Christ. Christianity has about 2.1 billion followers worldwide. The Bible is the Word of God, It is God (St. John 1:1-2) . Christians believe that Jesus is the Messiah that was promised in the Old Testament. They believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that God sent His only Son (Jesus) to earth to save humankind from the penalty of their sins.
The Temple was the single place where sacrifices were able to be performed, and could only be done by the High Priest, making the Temple essential to Judaism in the first century. Law and the Torah played a crucial role in the lives of First Century CE Jews. The Torah was believed to be the direct word of God and contained the laws and guidelines which allowed Jewish people to keep the covenant with God. These laws were taken extremely seriously, 613 different laws were elaborated from the original 10 commandments, and by keeping these laws Jews were able to show
Genesis may be the most known book in the bible to refer to when talking about the origin of life, but there are also several other scripture readings. In Psalm 89:11, credit is given to God for creating the heavens and earth saying, “you founded the world and all that is in it”(Psalm 89:11, NIV). The question of identity is wanting to know what set humans apart from animals. This is another question that should come fairly easy to Christians. In Genesis 1:27, God is in the process of creating man.