Both stories have many similarities and also many differences. Many of the similarities pertain to God and the nature of God. There are also differences between the two creation stories such as the mention of the fall from grace in Genesis whereas the Leiden Hymns have no mention of this. Both the Leiden Hymns and Genesis are about the creation of the world. Both stories portray God as a perfect, all seeing, all knowing being, “God is a master craftsman… all powerful one”(1,7) “And Sarah dissembles, saying ‘I did not laugh,’ for she was afraid.
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.
WHO IS JESUS CHRIST AND WHAT HIS MISSION TO THE WORLD It is generally accepted that Jesus was truly a man who walked on the earth in Israel 2000 years ago. The real debate begins when the subject of Jesus' full identity is discussed. C.S. Lewis in his book Mere Christianity writes :“I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him [Jesus Christ]: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept his claim to be God.' Almost every major religion teaches that Jesus was a prophet or a good teacher or a godly man.
There is and have always been much discussion of the authenticity of the Bible and the many questionable occurrences. There is also a possibility that something is missing. Therefore the mystery of religion continues, but most Christians would agree with the Nicene creed: “We believe in one God, The Father almighty, maker of all things, visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the son of God, the only begotten of his father, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, begotten not made, being of one substance with the Father” (The Nicene
Points thirty-two through forty summarize to say that letters of pardon by the Church do not represent true forgiveness of God. Forgiveness is granted only by God. Luther also stated that all the blessings of Christ come from God even without letters of pardon. Points forty through fifty-one can be summarized as the purchasing pardons is no replacement of one’s moral obligations for acts of love and kindness. Being a Christian involves devout prayer and good deeds for others.
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.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus is God only direct creation that everything else was created by means of Christ, and the initial unassisted act of creation uniquely identifies Jesus as God “only begotten Son”. Jehovah Witnesses also believe that the bible is the only source of belief and rule of conduct. They
Jehovah’s witnesses believe in the bible like many other religious groups. Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in the father, son and holy spirit like Catholics do. Jehovah’s witnesses believe that other religious groups are false. They do not believe that politics are important so they rarely vote. They do not participate in the singing of the national anthem, saluting the flag or celebrating birthdays, they also do not believe in celebrating Christmas.
The New Testament includes 27 books: four gospels (narratives of Jesus' life), one story of the apostles' ministry following Jesus' death, correspondence from church leaders (the most primitive of which predate the Gospels), and an apocalyptic work. Almost all Christians look upon the Bible as exquisitely motivated and dependable, but views vary as to the nature and degree of its authority. Some grasp it to be totally without error in all material it addresses, as others stress its accurateness merely in religious matters and consent to errors or restrictions in other areas due to its individual authorship. Christianity has separated into three key branches throughout the centuries. Roman Catholicism signifies the continuance of the historical structured church as it developed in Western Europe, and is lead by the Pope.
* 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.