Christianity And Islam : Islam Essay

2166 Words Oct 20th, 2016 9 Pages
Christianity first became an Asian religion, and prominent in Israel and Syria. Christianity then gradually progressed to become an African and European religion. There is no evident material culture of the Christian religion before 180 AD, and it was very common for early churches to be set in private dwellings, which included homes of the wealthy. The term Islam means “submission,” while followers of Islam are called Muslims which is translated to “one who has submitted.” Islam was very prominent in Asia, mainly in the Arabian Peninsula. The Islam religion is an old religion, but is not one of the ancient religions. In this paper, ancient Christianity and Islam are going to be compared in multiple areas. Christianity and Islam are going to be viewed through concepts and values, human achievements, and historical events and figures. All of these things, make up what Christianity and Islam have become today. Christianity focuses solely on the figure of Jesus. Jesus was called the Messiah, and was the Son of God. Christians believe that God sent His son, Jesus, down from Heaven to save His people from their sin. Jesus was crucified by the Romans to cleanse the world of their sin, and He rose again three days later. Important themes of Christianity include: sin, miracles, born again, resurrection, and salvation. The Bible says in John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”…

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