The Similarities And Differences Of Christianity And Islam
There are many religions in the world, two of which I will highlight within this paper. The two are Islam and Christianity. Many people argue that they are both extremely different while others postulate their similarities. Looking at the sacred texts, there are noticeable similarities however, the differences between Islam and Christianity are pronounced, and merit rigorous scrutiny. Those who are curious about these two religions should understand the commonalities and unlikeness of the two. This essay will compare and contrast the major tenants within this premise.
According to the Pew Research Center, the religious system of Islam and its followers called Muslims comprise 1.6 billion people. The God of Islam or their creator of the world is Allah. The most …show more content…
They talk about how significant they are and how they helped change the world by revealing the way to salvation and eternal life.
In the Islamic faith, Muslims view Abraham, Moses and Jesus as prophets. The writings reveal they were people who helped others mature in their faith by revealing to the word of God and any revelations he wished to address. One distinction in the Islamic faith is the Muslims believe Jesus was not the Son of God, the Messiah. They acknowledge that he existed, but he was only a prophet. Muslims say that Abraham, Moses, and Jesus were chosen by Allah to instruct and reveal his revelations.
Conversely, Christians view of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus differently. They do view Abraham and Moses as prophets; they agree that they were instructed by God to perform his will in similar fashion to the Islamic faith. However, Christians view Jesus as the Son of God; they believe that he is God’s only begotten son who died on the cross to save humankind from sin and death. Christians also believe that through Jesus Christ, people can be saved and will have everlasting life in the kingdom of