Three Religions : One God

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Three Religions: One God Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are three of the most influential religions in the world. Together, they account for almost four billion followers. These religions are usually referred to as the Abrahamic religions. This is because they all claim Abraham as an important pillar of their faith. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism have many things in common, including a main place of worship and holy book, but within these similarities are some major differences.
Christianity is a religion practiced by those who believe in the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and those who practice these teachings are called Christians. It is the most popular religion in the world with over 2 billion adherents. Christianity developed out of Judaism in the 1st century C.E and it is founded on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The sacred text of Christianity is the Bible, including both the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament), and the New Testament. Traditional Christian beliefs include the belief in the one and only true God, who is one being and exist as a Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They also believe Jesus is the divine and human Messiah sent to save the world (Religion Library: Christianity). Christianity has many different branches and forms that make up a variety of beliefs and practices. The three major branches of Christianity are Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Another western religion is…
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