Christianity, Judaism, And Christianity Essay

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It has been said that in the beginning there was God, a creator of all including heaven, earth, and all its inhabitants. Humanity made in the likeness or image of God was given reign over the earth and life. A reciprocal relationship between God and mankind existed, both bound and in need of each other. Sin brought about separation between God and humanity. Various religions including Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and Christianity seek a way to bridge the distance between God and mankind represented by common and distinctive ways.
Commonality of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and Christianity
Within theses religions, the divine creator is referred to as Ahura Mazda as with Zoroastrianism, Shamash within Judaism, or God as referenced in Christianity, all with a monotheism belief in one ultimate God. Zoroastrianism believes include angels, and light and dark forces known as Spenta Minya and Angra Mainyu. (Fisher, 2014, p. 244) There existed a cosmic struggle between good and evil where people having free will could choose between the two forces. (Fisher, 2014, p. 242) In addition, the faithful prayed to Ahura Mazda with a belief in an immortal soul where one was either rewarded or punished depending upon their good or evil deeds. Faithful observers were the spiritual worriers for goodness seeking guidance from Ahura Mazda. Furthermore, there’s a belief in Frashokereti, the “refreshment” where the living and the dead reach a state of perfection and liberation from evil as all…

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