Differences and Similarities of Christianity and Islam

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“It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others’ religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world’s religions is a sacred duty” - Mohandas K. Gandhi While Christianity and Islam are two of the largest religions in the world, and as a result they are the most controversial. When the reader finishes here they will know the differences and similarities between the religion and the sacred texts. They will know partially the reason why people fight so much and so hard between the two. This paper is not criticizing on either religion, but rather it shows the differences and similarities of each respectively. Christianity was founded in Palestine in c. 30 AD. Christianity was primarily lead by Jesus, Peter, and Paul. Its main languages were in Aramaic and Greek. There are approximately two billion adherents worldwide today making this religion the largest in the world. The major branches would include the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant. Christians use the Bible, both New and Old Testaments. The inspiration of the text is viewed very different inspired human accounts, or of human origin only. Christians believe in that there is one creator, one God. But they believe that the nature of God is a Trinity or one substance but three persons. You also have other spiritual beings like the angels and demons. They viewed Jesus as the Son of God, God Incarnate, and or Savior of the world. He was conceived in a Virgin Birth. They believe Jesus was killed by death of crucifixion. And they affirmed that Jesus was resurrected and the second coming of Jesus. Any means of salvation they believe that with the correct believe, good deeds, a... ... middle of paper ... ...Christians believe in what is called the Original Sin. That is where humans are born into sin. In Islam they reject this, they do not think it is right since God forgave Adam, and they think it also wrong because they do not think it to be write that someone carrying the Sin of another. Works Cited 1. http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/charts/christianity_islam.htm 2. http://www.discoveringislam.org/islam_vs_christianity.htm 3. http://www.diffen.com/difference/Christianity_vs_Islam 4. http://www.answering-islam.org/Intro/comparison.html 5. http://www.4truth.net/fourtruthpbworld.aspx?pageid=8589953009 6. http://brianvinc.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/essay-4-comparing-christianity-and-islam/ 7. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/03/ 8. http://hbl.gcc.libguides.com/content.php?pid=230450&sid=1913938 9. Text Book 10. Pastor Erron Mercer (Interview)
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