Within islam jesus isa is a prophet whose main

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during that period by the Romans, for announcing himself a divine creature. Within Islam, Jesus (Isa) is a prophet whose main mission was to proclaim the gospel. They are strictly monotheistic - in that they refute the relationship put forth in Christianity with the trinity God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost. They believe in only one God and they refute the divine nature of Jesus. With Jesus, according to Christians, being a perfect sacrifice was meant to redeem all of humanity's sins, therefore one could find salvation through the person of Jesus. This understanding of sin also comes into conflict with Judaism and Islam (Waardenburg, 2004). Within Christianity, there is a concept of original sin. It is accepted that all individuals are brought into the world wicked as a result of Adam's rebellion against God. In Judaism and Islam, there is no concept of original sin. The primary belief of Islam expresses that all individuals are brought into the world perfect or sinless, however they become corrupt during the time spent in the world since they give up to their weakness(Waardenburg, 2004). Judaism also rejects the concept of the original sin, their belief is that sin can only be forgiven through the grace of God. In both Judaism and Islam this is tied to a person actions on Earth whether that be through the Torah “the Law” or the Quran. Islam emphasizes the importance of personal righteousness and good deeds. A person reaches salvation if goodness outweighs weakness.
ANALYTICAL ESSAY 7 Conclusions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are three Abrahamic religions that are monotheistic, in that they all believe in the power of one might omnipotent God. These religions originated in one geographical area, and they have a similar understanding of God, however there differences on the understanding of sin and salvation as well as the nature of Jesus Christ. For many hundreds of years, Christianity remained one of the most widely practiced religions in the world. But with globalization today it has brought all these religions in close proximity to each other in areas where this hadn’t been the case previously. Early on Islam was more regional and tightly centered in the Middle East, but now global migration contributed to the growth of Muslims all over the world. When a group of people move across borders they take their culture with them, this includes the ideas, values, and belief system. Not only does this change the social beliefs of a region but has an undeniable effect moral beliefs and values of a people. Still, in the era of globalization, a constant rivalry between Islam becomes more radical (Fry, 2012). In some cases, it manifests itself in the form of religious wars and terrorist attacks conducted by radical Islamists on areas that are traditionally Christian countries. This is far from the overall practice of those who practice Islam but as the growth of Islam continues there will be opportunities for continued dialogue and/or continued conflict.
ANALYTICAL ESSAY 8 References Bakhos, C. (2014). The family of Abraham: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations .

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