Rise And Spread Of Christianity And Islam

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The Rise and Spread of Christianity and Islam Christianity and Islam are the most followed religions in the world today, but they were not always this popular. They both are Abrahamic religions meaning they claim descent from the worship of the God of Abraham and the practices of ancient Israelites. Both originated from the Middle East and are both considered monotheistic. Both Christians and Muslims believe Jesus is the Jewish Messiah of the Hebrew Scripture. As can be seen, Christianity and Islam have many similarities, but they also have many differences as well. Christianity started from the Second Temple Judaism during the 1st century CE. It was founded based on the birth, life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, whom is believed to be the son of God by Christians. The key-points of the religion are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The scripture for Christianity, called the Bible, is made up of two different sections, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament begins centuries before the time of Christ and the New Testament dates from the time of Christ. Jerusalem is considered the holy place for Christians today because it was the place for many events including several of Jesus’ teachings and Jesus was believed to be crucified on a nearby hill. On the other hand, Islam developed during the 7th century Ce. The word Islam literally means “surrender” or “submission” (to God). It was founded based on the teachings of Muhammad
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