Christianity And Islam Comparison

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Comparing Islam The religion of Islam has become increasingly controversial over the last two decades. My goal throughout this paper is to compare several points of Islam against Christianity, revealing the differences and similarities between the two. In the text Finding Your World View: Thinking Christianly About the World, we read that each of these religions are based on one god alone. In Islam, this God is Allah. He is One, without an equal or a superior. His word, the Qur’an, was written by his final prophet, Muhammed. In Christianity this God is the one and only god, who is the Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit (sent out into the hearts of believers.) His word, the Bible, was written through His Spirit, breathed to men …show more content…
This point of view is strikingly different from the Christian point of view found in Genesis chapter one, that explains that humankind created in God’s very own image. Yet another difference found between Islam and Christianity is the positional view of man in comparison to God. In Christianity, God is considered the Father of man. However, in Islam, this point of view of a relationship between God and man is not only considered incorrect but condemned. Despite these vast differences, as pointed out by Maqsood (2008), both Islam and Christianity teach that people were created to look after the planet and everything in …show more content…
Both religions teach that there will be a day of judgement, and both religions teach that there is life after death. For the Muslim, Maqsood (2008) explains that following the death of the person, they are taken to the afterlife, which is considered to be a new state of existence. They await the day of judgement, and on that day they will give an account for all they did during their life on earth. Following judgement, if the Muslim has lived a good life, they will either enter heaven. If they lived a bad life, they will enter hell. This teaching is nearly identical to that which is found in the Bible. The biggest difference being found in who their god is. For the Christian, the one and only way to eternal life – which is an afterlife in the presence of God – one must choose Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Though good works are a fruit of the Christian life, these deeds are not what leads the Christian to heaven, but rather the sacrifice of Jesus Christ alone is what pardons a person from hell and secures life eternal with God the

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