Although a few sacred readings and the form that followers pray are similar in both religions they are also slightly different. For example the most important text in Christianity is The Bible (that consist of The Old Testament and New Testament). Jews however, consider the TaKa’kh their “holy book” (which consist of mostly The Old Testament). When a Jewish prayer is taking place, Hebrew is spoken; when a Christian prays they do it in the language they regularly speak. Furthermore, Christians believe in heaven, hell, and purgatory, in other words, they believe that where they will go after death depends on the way they have executed life.
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.
INTRODUCTION Matthew is the first book of the four Gospels. The term “Kingdom of Heaven” is used commonly and the gospel is often called the Gospel of the Kingdom. Matthew emphasizes that Jesus is the Messiah. Matthew seemed to have Jewish readers in mind. According to Carson “What Matthew aims to write is a Gospel telling us about Jesus, not a church circular addressing an independently known problem.
Paul in his concourses wrote about how fellow Christians should be portrayed. He tells us in Romans 1:18-3:20, that we are all sinners. Another idea mention by Paul was how God made a way for salvation to mankind. The Jews, at that point, was deeply interwoven with their faith, their whole individuality was bound in their belief structure whereas the Gentiles had multiple gods. Their personality was bound in the natural.
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. Judaism begun as a polytheistic religion, but after contact with Zoroastrian monotheism, they too chose to worship only one God. Christian idea of metaphorical light and darkness representing good and evil may have also been derived from Zoroastrianism, as it is both mentioned in the Bible and the Avestan (Esposito). The idea of a messiah, that is shared by all three Abrahamic religions, is a concept that preceded them, and was evident in Zoroastrianism before the beginning of the 6th century BC. Islam also exemplifies the non-Islamic religious and pagan influences that have been intertwined with the religion.
10 Why do Christians believe they can trust the Gospels; to accurately convey the truth o f Jesus teaching? ANSEWR: CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT THE GOSPELS WERE WRITTEN WITH THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 11 I n what ways did Jesus follow the traditional jewish format of public speaking? Why did he speak in these ways? ANSWER: BECAUSE THE IMAGERY SPEECH PATTERNS .
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.
Other think another John, known only as the “Elder” and official of the late-first-century Ephesian church. All modern scholar agree that the Gospel and Revelation stem from different authors. No evidence simply calls himself John, a “servant” of Jesus Christ. He is not one of the twelve. Best as John of Patmos, a mystic who regarded himself as a Christian prophet and his book as a highly symbolic preview of future events.
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.
The general purpose may be that Melchizedek may have been a human being sent by God to deliver (messenger) and test the faith of those who considered themselves as Christians. Mystery of Melchizedek Melchizedek is known to be the man of mystery from the Old and New Testaments he was a priest of the Most High God. After Abrahams rescue of Lot he was ministered by the mystery man known as Melchizedek who blessed him in which Abraham gave a 10th of everything he had. Was this man the King of Salem (Peace)? His name had a rather interesting meaning: Melchizedek (King of Righteousness).