Christians view Jesus as the son of God and part of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). They believe Jesus to be the incarnation of God in the flesh who was sent to Earth to atone for man’s sins. In fact, because of this belief that Jesus was a divine being, Christianity, the once small sect of Judaism, manifested into its own religion incorporating Christ’s teachings. Specifically, Christians see Jesus as the Messiah that was promised in the Old Testament, whereas Jews don’t and are still awaiting for him to come. Muslims consider Jesus as one of the prophets of God, interestingly he was the last prophet before Muhammad. To Muslims, Jesus is also the messenger of God for the people of Israel, but he is not regarded as the son of God. Judaism, on the other hand, does not recognize Jesus as either the son of God, a divine being, the messenger of God, or even as a prophet of God. Instead, he is viewed as just another ordinary Jew with no special connection to God. The other difference between these three faiths is how they view human nature. To Christians, man is thought to already be born with sin, due to Adam and Eve, who betrayed God’s trust, thus condemning the rest of humanity. As exemplified in Psalms Chapter five verse two, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” (King James Bible Online). On the other
does not need to be redeemed. Muslims do not need a saviour in order to forgive their sins and ascend into heaven. They do not see Jesus as divine, rather they see him as a prophet of God. In fact, Muslims believe that Jesus did not die on the cross. The Quran states, “They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, though it was made to appear like that to them. Those that disagreed about him are full of doubt, with no knowledge to follow, only supposition: they certainly did not kill him, God raised him up to Himself” (Sura 4:157-158). As a result, Muslims believe that Jesus did not die on the cross, rather God has raised his soul from to Heaven.
...s the Hebrew Messiah, thus finally saving the Jews from their sins. His death on the cross and resurrection provided Christians with the opportunity to be forgiven from their sins and have a chance to live with God for eternity in heaven. While Muslims respect the teachings of Jesus, they view Him only as a great prophet, but not as great as Muhammad. They believe that God replaced Him with Judas on the cross, thus dispelling the Christian belief that His death saved them from their sins.
The concept of the Holy Trinity was one of them. The Christian faith states that God came in three different configurations. That he appeared as the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Christianity also uses the word “Father” which is referred to God. This doctrine is taught using the Bible, which is known as the Word of God. This collection of holy scriptures was written by man. Christians also believe that Jesus died on the cross for their sins. Futhermore, the Islamic faith rejects these beliefs. Muslims believe that Jesus was a human prophet that was sent by God. That he was not divine, special or have any ability to perform such miracles. Also, that Jesus did not die on the cross but that God made it look that way. Islamic religion also refers to the Quran, which is their sacred text. In Islam, the Quran is considered to be received completely unmediated, without any input from man. This book states that there is only one God referred to as Allah, which is the one and only creator of the universe. This idea is expressed in the Quran, “Say not "trinity", Desist. It will be better for you. For God is One God (4:171). Muslims argue that Christian scriptures became corrupt because it was not the literal word of
Unequivocally both sects differ in many significant fragments of their doctrines. Islam’s founder and leader is the prophet Muhammad, meanwhile in Christianity, Jesus is their founder and leader. Christians also refer to individuals such as Peter, and Paul as Disciples, which translates to: follower of Jesus. Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of the world. Christianity places Jesus on a higher pedestal than Islam. The Nature of God and Jesus’s death are other debated matters where in Christianity, God is composed of three people; the Son, the Father and the Holy Spirit and are certain that Jesus was crucified. In Islam these accounts of Jesus are blatantly denied in the Qur’an. The Qur’an is the sacred text in Islam and states, “The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary was but a messenger of Allah and his word, which he directed to Mary, created a command from him. So believe in Allah and his messengers. And do not say, three. Indeed, Allah is but one God”(The Qur’an 4:171). Therefore, Muslim’s believe that God is only one person and that Jesus was just his messenger.
Although both Christianity and Islam have similarities one big belief sets them apart greatly, the belief of Jesus Christ. Now, both believe that Jesus Christ was at one time alive and both believe that he was a sinless man. However, Christianity believes that not only was Jesus a sinless man but he was fully man and fully God. Islam, on the other hand, believes that Jesus was a great prophet, but nonetheless he was just a man. Christianity also believes that Jesus Christ died for their sins and that through faith in Jesus Christ alone will promise you eternal life in
In a world of mystery and unanswered questions, religion steps up to the plate to give people hope and explanation for our unanswered questions. Religion has been around for centuries, there is not an exact number of how many religions exist, but it is closely estimated to be over 4,200. Christianity and Islam are the two largest religions in the world and though they have many similarities, they also have vast differences. Unfortunately it is hard to say or believe if they will ever reconcile because of their differences. Inherited from Judaism, Islam and Christianity are beliefs that believe that God created the world and cares about the behavior and beliefs of human beings. There is no coincidence that the two largest religions in the world both have the same foundation and origin. In fact, in their scriptures they share the same character, stories and basic fundamentals of belief. Some of the many similarities found in the Bible and the Quran are that there is only One True God and we are not to worship any other gods. They also state that we are to obey God’s word and should surrender/sacrifice ourselves to God. Many Old Testament prophets that are in the bible are also found in the Quran and believe they were sent by God. Many Christians are unaware of the fact that Islam believes Jesus was a man God and that Jesus will return. Both scriptures state, God inspired the Torah, the prophets, and Gospel. They also believe God will resurrect all for judgment, and believers who die will go to heaven and live forever, but those who don't believe will go to hell to be punished forever. They both encourage and teach the importance to prayer, and that we should help the poor. It is hard to believe that there is any confli...
The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ Many subjects have been spoken of over the history human beings. For some time it may have a world war, at other times a great recession, in another day it would have been a very fast athlete, at others the final match of Champions League and many more. Yet in all these occurrences that grip the human mind for some time there is no occurrence more spoken than the crucifixion of a man called Jesus Christ (Zugibe 33). His crucifixion has even been a study for the entire lifetime of many people. Institutions have been built primarily for the purpose of studying this crucifixion.
Christianity is focused on forgiveness and mercy, paired with apocalyptic visions, Hell, and the wrath of God. But Islam is centered on justice and the destruction of unbelievers. Allah is merciful -- but not to those who don’t share his practice. The early history of Christianity is one of persecution and martyrdom; Jesus himself submitting to crucifixion. In contrast, Islam was not born in submission, but in warfare against the enemies of
In Christianity God is a trinity of persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Trinity is not three gods in one god, nor is it one person who took three forms. Trinitarianism is strictly mono-theistic. There is no other God in existence. The Lord God and Allah are not the same. In Islam God is known as Allah. Allah is one person, a strict unity. There is no other God in existence. He is the creator of the universe (3:191), sovereign over all (6:61-62). This is one split in these two religions where there is a huge void left for debate. In terms of Afterlife, Jesus in both religions does NOT play any sort of a role, In Christianity Jesus is a huge part of the faith, in Islam Jesus is a great prophet, second only to Muhammad. Jesus is not the son of God (9:30), not divine (5:17, 75) and was not crucified (4:157). Some say he will come back to earth as a Muslim, marry and have children, die, and be buried near Muhammad (19:33-34). As known to the Christian faith it is very well known that Jesus is in fact the son of God, He is the second person of the Trinity. He is the word who became flesh (John 1:1, 14). He is both God and man (Col.