Therefore, the divinely inspired moral law affects the everyday life of adherents through consistent practice of the commandments. Henceforth, it can be seen that Judaism as a monotheistic, transcendent religion holds three specific principal beliefs as an important influence in the lives of Jews who are both Orthodox and Progressive, as a way of ensuring that a connection with God is maintained, and proper standards of behaviour are rewarded with happiness.
The word monotheism means belief in one G-d and in order for the term to be considered as ‘Jewish’ the word ethical must be added to it. Dr Rabbi Louie Jacobs explains this as “there can be no religion without ethics and no ethics without religion”; they are each based upon each other. Furthermore he contin... ... middle of paper ... ... “priestly nation” that they are and become a “light unto the nations”, which means they set an example for other nations to follow in order to become closer to G-d and become more righteous. These laws make us into good people, which is why they are so central to Jewish life. Furthermore, they are central to Jewish life because they are our part of the (Siniatic) covenant which we accepted at Mount Sinai.
Jesus also emphasized the ethical teaching of Agape Love, which refers to how Christian should interact with others, and is therefore a guide to global peace. This teaching expresses Christian beliefs of “the divinity and humanity of Jesus and the trinity of God” because it reflects that one supreme God loves and cares for. It is a selfless love free from discrimination and is epitomized in Mark 12:28-31 “Lov... ... middle of paper ... ...ion to the will of Allah. Islam sees peace as consisting of two elements; to be at peace with God or inner peace, and secondly to be at peace with the rest of the world, or global peace. A significant teaching of the Quran is that of “submission,” which is expressed in the Quran as the only way of achieving inner peace.
Christianity and Islam both have clear guidelines when it comes to the adherents finding inner peace in their lives. Christians must follow and copy to example set by Jesus of prayer and service to the community. The teachings and life of Jesus is found in the New Testament, which provides Christians which guidance to inner peace. Muslims must look for submission to Allah by following the Five Pillars of Faith and the example of the Prophet Muhammad. The necessities of the Five Pillars of Faith are clearly shown in the Qur’an and example of the Prophet Muhammad can be found in the Hadith, it is these texts that guide Muslims to inner peace.
The second reason to act morally is because there is religion. Sometimes moral codes are obtained by theologians who clarify holy books, like the Bible in Christianity, the Torah in Judaism, and the Qur 'an in Islam. Their conclusions are often accepted as absolute by their believers. Those who believe in God view him as the supreme law giver; a God to whom we owe obedience and allegiance. In other words, they think that being a good person is one who obey god by following his commandments.
Morality indicates the relevant code of conduct about a certain aspect. It defines a particular religion or culture believes as good or bad. Religion is a group of people who follow a certain system of faith and worship. In addition, religious groups have common beliefs (Geyer and Roy 2). For example, Christians believe in living a faithful life to please their God.
Both Christianity and Judaism are religions that have some relationship between them as much as they also have differences. Judaism and Christianity developed on the basis obeying God, on adherence to his rules and fulfillment of God’s will is a duty of a Jewish or Christian person, both religions fall into the rule deontological category. In Judaism, God is seen as having a contractual relationship with the Jewish people where they must obey his holy laws in return for their status of the chosen people. God rewards or punishes Jewish people based on whether they obey or disobey his will. In parts of the Old Testament, however, God does show mercy or forgiveness, and in later interpretations God’s laws such as the Ten Commandments are followed
Since the Middle East is the birthplace of three related major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, these religions share similarities that bind them together, such as monotheism, prophets and teachings, similarities that are very important in Middle Eastern politics today. Judaism grew out of the beliefs of the ancient Hebrew people. “The Hebrews believed that God had made a covenant, or binding agreement, with Moses. Under this agreement, the Hebrews accepted God as the ruler of heaven and Earth. In return, God made the Hebrews the chosen people on Earth (Ahmad 563).” This covenant reinforced the monotheism of the Hebrews; they fully accepted the idea that there was only one God (564).
Many religions foresee a heroic, saving figure, where followers of Judaism believe the Messiah to fit such a role (Fisher, 2008 p. 251). Overall, the ultimate goal of Judaism encompasses celebration, good ethics, love, and good morals in order to become aligned with
Judaism's central belief is that the people of all religions are children of God, and therefore equal before God. All people have God's love, mercy, and help. In particular, Judaism does not require that a person convert to Judaism in order to achieve salvation. The only requirement for that, as understood by Jewish people, is to be ethical. While Judaism accepts the worth of all people regardless of religion, it also allows people who are not Jewish but who voluntarily wish to join the Jewish people to do so.