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Christianity And Judaism Essay

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In today’s society, both Christianity and Judaism are two of the most practiced religions by people all over the world. Both religions have some similarities, they both value the ten commandments. Also, some religious practices used in Christianity such as baptisms were derived from Judaism (Brodd 2016). Although society sees these two religions as similar, they both have vastly different ultimate goals. In order to help believer’s attain these goals, Jesus helps Christians and Moses helps the Jewish fully understand these goals.
The ultimate purpose for a Christian is “Union with God” (Brodd et. al, 2016, p.404). In the words of Augustine “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find rest in you” (Brodd et. al, 2016, p.463). In order to reunite with God, Christians believe that you can achieve this through Jesus Christ (Brodd, 2016). Jesus was born in Bethlehem and spent his childhood in Nazareth. When he was thirty years old, he went through the Judean wilderness where he was baptized by John the Baptist in the River Jordan (Brodd, 2016). After his baptism, Jesus began his own religion that only lasted for a few years (Brodd, 2016.) He traveled all through Galilee
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They both travel near and far to spread the word that they believe is truth. They both gain followers and believers while spreading their message. They both perform miracles and faith obstacles that would cause most people to quit but they both have such much love for their God, they push on and forward even if it means they die for others sins. Although in Judaism, the ideas of Heaven and Hell are not that important, if the followers practice the teachings and morals of Moses, they will have a good, fulfilled life. In Christianity, the ultimate goal is to act like Jesus and you will end up in Heaven which is the ultimate goal of
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