Monotheistic Matrix Essay

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Monotheistic Religion Elements Matrix Judaism Christianity Islam Countries of origin Middle East Israel Jerusalem Mecca Historical figures and events Abraham, Moses leading the Israelites, King David of Judah and Israel, Jerusalem falling to the Romans. Moses parting the Red Sea, Moses speaks to God on Mt. Sinai getting the 10 commandments, the walls of Jericho fall Central beliefs One God who created the universe & continues to rule it. Jesus, son of God. Trinity- Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Jesus died for our sins. Absolute unity of God. Belief in Angels as part of God is Creation, belief in the prophets, belief in the scriptures, belief in final judgement Nature of God God is one & creator of everything. Loving father God is all things. Supreme being, unique, always existed & always will, knows all things, all powerful, everywhere at the same time, was not created by something else & has no beginning, holiness. There is only one God. The eternal Absolute. There is none like him. Texts Torah, Talmud, Zohar, Pirkei, Avos, Tehillim, Siddur The bible, The old testament the new testament Qur’an, Hadith Ritual and practice 613 Commandments, Mitzvot, Keeping Kosher, Rabbinici Law, Worhship & Law, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Baptism, confirmation, communion, Sunday services, Bible study, ordination, prayer, marriage, healing, funerals, mass, confession, stations of the cross, holy water, last rites Confession of faith (Shahada) Ritual of prayer (salat) Alms tax (zakat) Fasting during the month of Ramadan (sawm) Pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj) Ethics and morality You shall do right & good, love your neighbor, correct behavior between men, piety beyond law, discipline or training of character under the law. The need to be respectful, earn a living, engage in learning & culture. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not
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