The Positions Of Judaism, Christianity And Islam On A Moral Issue Such As Marriage

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Compare and contrast the positions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam on a moral issue such as marriage. (Note: focus on the methods of approaching moral issues, including the use of scripture). In Christianity, Islam, and Judaism the form and practices of marriages may be differ, however, all three faiths emphasize their special covenant with God, for Judaism through Moses, Christianity through Jesus, and Islam through Muhammad. a From a Christian’s point of view, marriage is an institution created by God between a man and a woman (Mat 19:3:4) The book of Matthew goes on to show that for the sake of marriage a man would leave his father and mother and cling to his wife. Copeland refers to marriage like a tent, whose walls shelter a man and a woman - one man and one woman - the one consecrated to the other (Copeland, M 2015) God’s plan for the married couple is to avoid temptation and fornication. According to Matthew 19: 6, “What therefore hath God joined together, let not man put asunder.” God, as we have seen when he first created Adam also made Eve from his rib and here the divine wisdom is very clearly displayed (Copeland, M). Eve was not created from the dust of the ground or from the leaves of trees nor from other materials at God 's disposal. God, after putting Adam to sleep he removed one of his ribs from which he formed Eve. Thus the woman here is derived from the man; in other words, she and her mate are one body (Genesis Chap.2:21-24) The Koran allows a man to have up to four wives on the condition he is able to treat them fairly and care for them. The actual text reads: “ If you fear that you will not act justly towards the orphans, marry such woman ' as seem good to you, two, three, f... ... middle of paper ... ...d New Testaments is a corrupted version of the original revelation to Moses and Jesus (Esposito J, 2012). Both Jews and Christians hold a special status within Islam because of the Muslim belief that God revealed His will through His prophets, including Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. Islam is similar to Judaism in its emphasis on practice rather than belief, on law rather than dogma. The primary religious discipline in Judaism and Islam has been religious law; for Christianity it has been theology. Historically, in Judaism and Islam the major debates and disagreements have been among scholars of religious law over matters of religious practice, whereas in Christianity the early disputes and cleavages in the community were over theological beliefs: the nature of the Trinity or the relationship of Jesus’ human and divine natures (John L. Esposito Feb 2012).

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