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Jesus promoted Christianity and Muhammad promoted Islam during times when Judaism was strong. Jesus and Muhammad are both known for their methods of establishing, as well as strengthening each religion. They have at times been confused as being one in the same, but both of these individuals were born at separate times. Both men did serve very similar purposes while on Earth. Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary and conceived by the Holy Spirit through Immaculate Conception. Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem during her pregnancy and when they arrived, found that there was no place to sleep. The couple stayed in a stable and that night Mary gave birth to a baby boy. The baby was named Jesus. Many shepherds came to pay respects to the new parents and considered Jesus the Savior (McClure, 2006). At the age of 12 Jesus traveled with his parents to Jerusalem for Passover. He was found by his parents in a temple discussing the Torah with Rabbis and his knowledge was well above the average child his age. Upon leaving hi stated “Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” (McClure, 2006) There is no written history of Jesus’ young adulthood, but when he was 30 years old he asked John the Baptist, who was performing Baptism ceremonies in the Jordan River, to baptize him. John believed it was not his place to baptize the Savior but Jesus was adamant (McClure, 2006). It is believed that this was the Messiah’s way of dedicating himself to God. As he journeyed throughout the land Jesus performed many miracles and spread his teachings of love. Jesus healed the sick, walked on water, performed exorcisms, resurrected the dead, and turned a few loaves of bread into enough food to feed many hungry people (McClure, 2006). The primary concern of Jesus was to teach that you should love God and to love
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each other; two commandments of Judaism which are most important. Jesus has many
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course PHI 105 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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