The Koran And Old Testament Analysis

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Now that I am at the end of my fall semester, I have been asked to reflect back on some of the teachings from my world literature class. For this discussion I will point out a recurring theme in the Koran and some of the comparisons of the Koran and the Bible, particularly Noah and Joseph, and a few of the views from Augustine, who was a fourth and fifth-century theologian and philosopher. When reading the stories (or suras) in the Koran, let us look at the recurring verse “merciful and forgiving,” as “all-knowing and all- powerful,” and how that contributes to the theme which ribbons through the Koran. Which I interpret as, God is one, and that nothing is comparable to him, and he himself cannot be compared to anything or anyone else. Submission …show more content…
Whereas in the New Testament you are encouraged to ask questions then do what you have learned. This is a new view on things; you have a choice of how you live. The Sermon on the Mount is a collection of sayings and teachings of Jesus in the New Testament, and occupies chapters 5, 6 and 7 of the Gospel of Matthew, and one of the most beautiful stories of the New Testament. It focuses on love and humility rather than force. As I mentioned earlier, Augustine was a fourth and fifth-century theologian and philosopher, and considered this a perfect standard of the Christian life, and he traveled the world teaching these concepts. Augustine also believed and taught that God created humans as rational beings possessing free will. Christians believe with the knowledge of free will, we will freely choose our own destinies, on the other hand, Islam believe that Allah knows you better than you know yourself since he created you, therefore, your destiny is already written. Where is the free will in that? Because true free will can never be written down before it is carried out. All things considered, all I really know is that our common future is at stake, and if Muslims and Christians are not at peace, the world cannot be at peace. The basis for this peace and understanding already exists; it is part of the very foundational principles of both faiths: love of the one God and love of

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