Christianity vs. Judaism Essay

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People are in search of understanding life and the happenings that surround them. When things go wrong, people turn to God for hope and understanding. As we look at the Jewish and the Christian faiths, both of which trace their origins back past Abraham and Moses, to the original stories of the Garden of Eden, we notice basic similarities and major differences between the two religions. The three main differences between Jewish and Christianity is the concept of God, judgment, and salvation. The most eminent difference between both religions is the concept of God. Christianity believes that God is trinity which means three persons in one the father, the son and the holy spirit. However Judaism sees God as a single entity, and …show more content…
Judaism rejects the notion that Jesus or any human could be God, that God could be divisible in any way, or that God could be joined to the material world in such fashion. Comparing Judaism and Christianity we notice another difference. Both Christianity and Judaism believe in some form of judgment. The Christian view of judgment states that every human is a sinner, and that nothing but being saved by God's grace can change the damnatory sentence to salvation. Christian also believe that there is a judgment after death, and that Christ will return to judge the living and dead. Those positively judged will be saved and live in God's presence in heaven, those who are negatively judged will be cast to eternal hell. Jewish teaching is somewhat contradictory on judgment. Jews do not look for an afterlife as a reward ofdesire , the reward for a good life is the pleasure it gives God, and the rightness of doing ones duty and living a holy life in his ways. Yet another difference between both religions is the believe in salvation. Christianity seeks salvation through faith, they generally agree that salvation is secured through a relationship with Jesus Christ and daily repentance of sins. Unlike Judaism, it believes that salvation is obtained by belief in God and ones good deeds. Furthermore, Judaism and Christianity both believe in the existence of heaven and hell. The existence of hell as the dwelling place

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