Abrahamic Religions : Judaism, Christianity, And Islam Essay

1250 Words Nov 20th, 2014 5 Pages
When one thinks of the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam what comes to mind? Three separate and very different religions marred by conflict with one another? Well, in actuality however, they are much more alike than one would think. The main three similarities among the three Abrahamic religions are there belief in one god (monotheism), tracing their origins from Abraham, and all considering Jerusalem a holy city. However it is the difference between each individual religion that make them different. Three prominent difference between the religions are there views on the afterlife, their views on the death and resurrection of Jesus, and lastly the means of salvation needed for a follower of the religion to be able to go to heaven. Over the years, these religions have been the source of many conflicts around the world, but if everyone were to take a step back and realize that all three religions have more similarities than differences, millions of lives could possibly be saved from endless holy wars.
The first similarity among the three Abrahamic religions is their common belief in monotheism. Monotheism is the idea of believing in one god, and only one god. In Judaism, the Jews (who speak Hebrew) call their god, Yahweh, Elohim, and simply God. In Christianity, Christians (who spoke mainly Aramaic/ Greek and Latin during the times when the Bible was first written) call god, God, as he represents the Trinity (the belief in Christianity that God…

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