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Jesus and Mohammed 1 Assignment: Jesus and Mohammed Cathy Bandelow Religions of the World/HUM130 November 28, 2010 Robin Rabiner
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Christianity and Islam are the two largest religions in the world. The influence of these religions occurs daily and affects thousands. The founding fathers of Christianity and Islam are Jesus and Mohammed, respectively. Jesus and Mohammed were born nearly 600 years apart, but their teachings inspired and touched the lives of many. Both men are infamous prophets who established and guided their religions with divine revelations and knowledge from the highest authority known, God. Each religion worships God with their beliefs and teachings. The path to God is the ultimate aspiration, but how one arrives at that point in his or her life is very different, just as the lives of Jesus and Mohammed are very different. Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, Israel approximately 6 B.C. Although various scriptures maintain Jesus was born in Nazareth. Jesus was born by a woman and conceived with the Holy Spirit, a virgin birth. He is the son of God, the Messiah, the King of Kings. Little is known of Jesus’ life after birth until the age of 12 (Fisher, 2005). The Bible tells a story of Jesus traveling to Jerusalem for Passover and found in a temple discussing religion with old priests and scholars. All who participated in the discussion were astounded by the wisdom Jesus displayed. Jesus is spoken of in the scriptures again at the age of 30. John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the river Jordan. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased” (Biblegateway, 2010, pg N/A). The baptism of Jesus marked the beginning of his ministry and religion. The beginnings of Christianity were based on the teachings of Jesus. As he traveled,
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Jesus delivered messages such as “God loves you and is with you; Love one another; Immense value of each person; Kingdom of God has come to earth; Reality of judgment to heaven or hell; God forgives those who ask” (Jesus Central, 2009, pg N/A). Jesus did select 12 men to help spread his word, which is referred to as the 12 disciples. The next four years of Jesus’ life is well documented in the scriptures. During this
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