The Creation in the Sacred Texts of Christianity, Judaism and Islam

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Christianity, Judaism and Islam are the three fundamental religions of the monotheistic faiths and together consist of 3.3 billion followers worldwide. Modern believers of all three of these religions do interpret and use the creation story in their lives, with all three Abrahamic faiths using them as a guide to there morals and ethical decisions. The three sacred texts that hold the fundamental values of these three religions all consist of a creation story and although different do have similar qualities. How these religions interpret and use this story in modern values is different and unique from each other. This is done through their care for the environment, how they solicitude with each other and lastly how they view equality. The sacred texts involved, all advocate their values on the environment through their modern believers and followers.

The environment is seen as a major issue in today’s society with many looming prospects, such as global warming and pollution. Christianity is the most followed religion in the world and its sacred book is the Bible. The bible’s creation story has been interpreted in modern society to elucidate that we as humans have complete control over the environment. This involves destroying, it, eradicating it and killing off anything that we disobey with. This is interpreted from the New international version Bible (NIV) and clearly states, “Humans were made in Gods image.” From this modern believers interpreted it mean we are here to act like God, we are the God of the Earth and thus can use it however we intend to and not how God intended us to. This can easily be proven by the fact that Pope Francis I stated made an address to modern believers they were doing anything towards the cleaning a...

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...rn believers of Islam do not look after the environment, solicitude for others and are not adherent to equality within the workplace system. These concepts were all bounded by the way they interpreted the creation story within their sacred text, the Quran.

In conclusion, the concept of environmental issues, how they treat one another and there views on equality within different systems, plays a major and fundamental role within the religious life of believers and this was all adapted from the creation story. It can be deduced modern believers of all three of these religions do interpret and use the creation story in their lives, with all three Abrahamic faiths using them as a guide to there morals and ethical decisions. Even though many of the religions have been around for a few thousand years, the morals learnt form the creation stories are still relevant today.
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