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. In Judaism on the other hand, Jesus was merely a prophet. Both Christianity and Judaism were established in Israel. Christianity was founded around 30 AD in contrast to Judaism which started around 1000 BC. Although a few sacred readings and the form that followers pray are similar in both religions they are also slightly different.
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.
Mormonism: Christian or not? Frank Thomas XBCOM/275 May 3, 2015 Michael Schoonmaker Mormonism: Christian or not? Introduction Today’s religions hold many different beliefs than each other one does. Christianity is no different. With all of the differences in the dogmas between Christianity and Mormonism, there is strong evidence that these two faiths cannot be linked together solely on the fact that they both believe in Jesus Christ being the savior of mankind.
In general, there are similar ethical beliefs amongst Christians due to Judaism being the only root of Christian ethics. In general Christian ethics is deontological and authoritarian and what is deemed right or wrong is based on belief in God. The ethics of Christianity is based on the holy bible, which is a library of books that expresses Christian faith. As the bible was written over a long period of time and includes many different teachings and morals, there is no overall biblical morality that can be chosen therefore different denominations choose different parts of the bible to support their beliefs. For instance in Genesis it says that ‘God breathed the breath of man into Adam’s nostrils’ and from this Roman Catholics can argue that as God has given life, only he can take it away so things such as abortion, euthanasia and murder are absolute wrongs.
Explained earlier, God chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus. God then created a miracle, allowing Mary to be pregnant while still having her virginity. This obviously explains why God is the father of Jesus Christ. Next, God is our father, meaning he is our creator. Christians believe that we are living and moving because of God, if it was not for him we would not be here.
Jehovah Witnesses Jehovah Witnesses The religion of Jehovah Witnesses dates back to the late 1800’s. A man named Charles Taze Russell created a group called International Bible Students Association in 1872. Charles Taze Russell had a hard time believing what was being taught in the traditional Christianity. He did not believe in bad people going to hell and being tormented for all eternity, nor did he believe that the Father (God), the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit are all in one. Jehovah’s witnesses are more commonly associated with being a cult.
Similarities and Differences between Christianity and Islam This section on Christianity and Islam has been very interesting for me. As a devout Christian, I’ve always had an interest in learning about Islam. We were given good information for this unit, but I had to do a little more research because Sura 2 and 4 in the Qur’an did not give me basic concepts for Muslims. What astounded me were the similarities between the Fateha (Sura 1:1-7) and the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). They both focus on adoration, submission, and Supplication.
Traditionally Wicca or Neopaganism means either "wise ones" or to bend or shape. Christianity means the followers of Christ. Gerald Gardner (1884–1964), a retired English civil servant founded Wicca in the 1950s in England and the theology of this religion is Polytheism (many Gods) or pantheism (God/Gods are part of nature). (Heselton, 2009). Jesus of Nazareth (c. 4 BC-30 AD), a Palestinian Jew, residing in Israel/Palestine, brought Christianity to humanity.
For example: * Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recognizes four canonized scriptures: the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. Many Mormons consider them to be inerrant in their original form: However, the Church does not teach that the Bible is the Will of God. It teaches that the Bible contains the Will of God. "...the Bible makes no claim to absolute inerrancy, and in fact specifically repudiates this notion." Since the religious texts of various religions and denominations differ greatly from one another, only one of them (at most) can be truly inerrant and infallible.