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Jesus and Muhammad 1 Jesus and Muhammad Dana Dutch Hum130 Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Jesus and Muhammad 2 History of Jesus After forty years in the desert, the Israelites, known also as Jews, entered the promised land of Canaan. Although the inhabitants of Canaan knew of God's mighty miracles for the Jews, they rejected Jehovah as God, and fought against the Children of Israel. After many years, the Israelites crowned a king, David, whom God called. "A man after my own heart." God spoke to the Jews through David and other godly men, called prophets, reminding them to be holy as a witness to all nations. God even revealed that the coming Savior would descend from the royal line of David. Through the writings of the prophet Malachi, the Lord described a special messenger who would announce the coming Savior and prepare the people to receive Him. After seventy years of captivity, the Lord allowed His people to come back to the land of Israel. Only a small group chose to return, but they as well as Jews elsewhere, still lived under the rule of other nations. Five hundred years later, when Rome ruled Israel, two young Jews named Joseph and Mary, both descendants of the royal line of David, planned to marry. But before they came together, Mary became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit of God. (Films for Christ, 2010) An angel appeared to Joseph in a dream saying. "Joseph, Don't worry about taking Mary as your wife; for the child in her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. The child is the Son of God. And when she gives birth to this son, you must name Him "Jesus," which means Savior, for He will save His people from their sins." So Joseph and Mary set off to Bethlehem where she had given birth to her son Jesus.
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Jesus and Muhammad 3 After Jesus birth, there are no other stories told of Jesus until he is twelve years old. Jesus and his parent made their yearly journey to Jerusalem for Passover. After leaving, Joseph and Mary realized they had left Jesus behind. Upon returning to Jerusalem they found Jesus discussing the Torah with rabbis, who were amazed at his knowledge, understanding, and answers. After being scolded by his parents, Jesus replied, “Did you not know I must be in my Father's house?” This story indicates Jesus sense of mission, his knowledge of Jewish tradition, and his personal connection with God. The stories then go dormant once again until John the Baptist baptizes Jesus around the age of thirty. There are many different translations on the reason why Jesus decided to get baptized. One interpretation is that Jesus accepted baptism on behalf of all sinful humans. Another interpretation is that so John the Baptist could begin his ministry, announcing that the messiah had arrived. Another interpretation indicates that Jesus insisted on being baptized because it was a ceremony of his consecration to God as the Messiah. After his baptism, Jesus went on a forty-day retreat in the desert, and there he fasted. On this retreat Jesus was tempted by
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course ETH 125 ETH125 taught by Professor Dan during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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