It is difficult to compare Christianity to any other religion, because there is such a wide range of beliefs and practices among : , churches, the Anglican communion, and the tens of thousands of Protestant faith groups. Some commentators have suggested that Christianity consists of a number of different religions which share little more than the Bible and the name of their religion. Protestant Christianity is obviously divided into a least -- divisions which hold few beliefs in common. Some of the descriptions below will thus necessarily be somewhat simplistic and lacking in precision.
The first reason is all religious laws present in Judaism and Christianity are also present in similar versions in the Islamic religion, but not every Islamic law, is present in Christianity and Judaism.
(This fact is briefly addressed below.) We agree with the prominent comparative religion scholar Irving Hexham (an Evangelical Christian, and a professor at the University of Calgary) who wrote:
Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the three major religions in the world. Together, the three groups account for almost four billion followers. In the past, countries, and regions within countries have identified themselves with one of the religions. In many cases, this has resulted to tension, conflicts and wars. Some countries have largely identified themselves as followers of one religion. In such cases, people who go contrary to expectations by tolerating or following a different religion are usually persecuted. The three religions are usually referred to as Abrahamic religions. This is because they all claim Abraham as an important pillar of their faith. The Jews and the Christians trace their origins to Abraham and Sarah, while the Muslims trace their origins to Abraham and Hagar. The three religions have differing beliefs and traditions. However, they are also similar in several ways. The three religions have significant similarities and differences presented in the paper.
During the 1800s comparative religion scholars increasingly recognized Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism as the most significant "world religions." Even today, these are considered the "Big Five" and are the religions most likely to be covered in world religion books.
One of the common beliefs in the three religions is the belief in one God. Christians, Jews and Muslims believe that there is only divine God. They also believe that God is the creator of the universe. The three religions follow the instructions of their respective Holy books. For the Christians, they get instructions from the Bible. The Jews follow the teachings and instructions of the Tanakh, while the Muslims follow the Quran. All the religions have divisions within them. There are many divisions within Christianity. The Islam is mostly divided into the Sunni and the Shiite although there are other smaller divisions. Some of the groups within Judaism include the Hasidic and the conservative Jews. The three religions believe in the existence of other supreme beings. They all believe that angels and demons exist. In all cases, the angels represent good tidings, while the demons are messengers or representatives of evil. All the religions believe in the instructions of prophets. They all agree that the prophets are messengers of God, and that God uses them to reveal His will to humanity. All the religions believe that God gave Moses the law. The three religions believe in life after death, where people will be punished or rewarded according to their life on earth. They believe that there is heaven, where doers of good deeds and followers of religion will spend eternity. They view hell as a place of eternal suffering and condemnation. The three religions believe that signs shall accompany the end times. They also believe that a trumpet will sound to announce judgment on humanity. They believe that the end times will not be peaceful since they will be accompanied with wars.
I chosen Islam as one of my religions as I am a Muslim and believe that I can make this report more interesting by including first hand views on these topics along as other information.
Forgiveness of sins is obtained by Allah’s grace without a mediator. The Muslim must believe Allah exists, believe in the fundamental doctrines of Islam, believe that Muhammad is hisprophet, and follow the commands of Allah given in the Koran.
After many centuries, with the increased Western awareness of Eastern history and philosophy, and the development of Islam, other religions were added to the list.
The Crusades (1096-1291) were a reaction to Islamic jihad and an attempt (unsuccessful) to reopen the Holy Land to Christian pilgrims and worshipers.
Islam is respected as a fellow monotheistic religion, but with major differences about the Trinity, Jesus, salvation, and forgiveness. Muhammad is not seen as a true prophet.
By discussing Sufi practice and its development of traditional Islamic precepts including prayer and fasting, this essay will place it within the context of Islam with a look at how its mystical notions contribute towards a more immediate understanding of God....
Christians are respected as “People of the Book,” but they have mistaken beliefs and only partial revelation. Islam is the only religion acceptable to God. (3:85)
For example: Drinking alcohol was originally forbidden in all three religions, however only Islam is strictly follow the law that no alcohol, but in Judaism and Christianity is not so strict about the alcohol forbidden....
Through the differences and similarities between the conceptions about God, prayer, salvation and role of women in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, we understand more about the way they live their lives.