Christianity vs Islam

1093 WordsMay 15, 20125 Pages
Islam vs. Christianity There are varieties of religions in the world. Islam and Christianity has over one billion followers and counting. They both have unique characteristics and quite a few different aspects. This point-by-point research will compare and contrast the founders of the monotheistic religions; Muhammad and Jesus. Both founders show us the way to one God, but each man has different methods of leading people to this understanding. Jesus and Muhammad considered Abraham their ancestor. Jesus was the descendant of Isaac, the son of Abraham and his wife Sarah. Jesus was born to a Jewish virgin in about 4 BCE. The Bible says that Jesus had siblings, was familiar with the Scriptures, and attended synagogue. The Bible…show more content…
Eventually he denied the teachings of the Church and brought Islam into the seventh century as a new religion with new changes to the tribal society. Jesus drew the lower classes and outcasts of society to himself. He was a teacher and healer. Many people followed him to watch him perform miracles. Jesus message was: God is love, and he offers eternal life. Followers of Jesus believed that he was the promised Messiah of the Jews; however the political and religious authorities didn’t agree with him. These men were suspicious of anyone who drew converts away from traditional Judaism because it threatened their own supremacy, and because they believed that the Messiah would be a powerful leader who would deliver the Jewish people from Roman rule. These men eventually plotted the death of Jesus. Muhammad died after a short-term illness in 632 CE. The religious authorities that were intimidated by Jesus arranged a brutal death through crucifixion for him. It is believed that Jesus' disciples and followers saw him raised from the dead in the city of Jerusalem three days after his death. The Islam faith does not worship Muhammad, whereas Christians do worship Jesus as a member of the Trinity. Muhammad is known as the last prophet by the followers of the Quran. Those who believe the Islamic faith do not ask the spirit of Muhammad to enter them or direct the affairs of their lives. This is contradicted by Christians who invite Jesus into their heart

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