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Comparison Of Views On Jesus As The Messiah

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Christianity, Islam and Judaism
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Comparison of Views on Jesus as the Messiah
Matters of faith or religions are one of the major issues that form trends globally. The main religions well practiced today include Christianity, Judaism religion and Islam. Roughly, four billion people globally identify themselves within either of the religions. The three religions share so many similarities and differences depending on the topic and what their Holy book instructs them. The Christians will follow what the Bible says, and the Muslims strictly obey the Quran. On the other hand, the Judaism religion takes ...view middle of the document...

Judaism comes from the Hebrew “Yehudim, Judah." The three religions also have some divisions among themselves. The Christians are divided into three main groups; The Roman catholics, orthodox and the anti Catholics (protestants). The Muslims have two main groups namely Shia and Sunni that resulted after differences on who would be success prophet Mohammed. The Jews are categorized into Hasidic, Reform and Conservative Judaism. When it comes to numbers, Christians has an estimated 2.2 Billion followers while the Muslims fall around 1.5 Billion. The Jews are roughly 15 million (Wenisch, 2012).
If not closely analyzed, there can be a lot of confusion within the three religions since there are handful of similarities and differences. The Christians believe in One God, who is believed to exist in three distinct persons (The Trinity). The trinity is well-represented which in Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” The Muslims have one God, who is referred to as Allah that is an Arabic word. Quran 112: 1-4, “He is Allah (God), (the) One. (1) “Allah-us-Samad [Allah (God) the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks)]. 1 (2) “He begets not, nor was He begotten. (3) “And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.” (4). The Jews also serve one God, who they call Yahweh or Jehovah. Christianity believes that the second person in the trinity is Jesus and adds that He was born of Mary who was believed to be a virgin.
On the other hand, Jesus Christ in Islam is viewed as a prophet who was sent by Allah and was born of the Virgin Mary but not divine. Jesus is however not recognized in the Judaism religion. He is not a divine person. Contrary, Jesus is divine and the third person in the trinity in regards to Christianity. The Muslims take the Holy as an identical of Angel Gabriel and appeared to Prophet Mohammed and gave him the Quran text. The Jews however do not see the Holy Spirit as a distinct person but see him as a divine power. Let’s discuss each of the religions and how they view the perspective of Jesus.
The religious perspectives of Jesus have numerous variations among the major world religions. Jesus actions and sayings have influenced human history and the effects are evident in billions of Christians and people of other religions. Through the death of Christ at the cross and resurrection, there was reconciliation with God. People also have an open a promise of eternal life. The Christianity teachings that Jesus chose to suffer and die in Calvary so as to obey the will of God. Christians hold Jesus as their role model and encourage believers to imitate Him. The most loved prophet according to the Islamic religion was Jesus. However, Jesus is not in any way His son. The Quran strictly emphasize monotheism and forbids anyone associating with God. The Jews don’t believe in existence of Messiah at...

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