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Critical Thinking/Religion Essay

754 words - 4 pages

Critical Thinking Assignment
Terris King
Liberty University Online

Part One

The prophet Muhammed who claimed to have received visions and messages from Allah, the one true God of Islam, founded Islam. In Islam the Muslims believe that Allah created Adam from sounding clay and molded him from mud (Quran 15:26). However they do not believe that Adam was made in God's image. The Quran does say that Adam was given a mate but does ...view middle of the document...

Muslims do believe that Hell is a real place where non-believers will dwell forever. “And fear the Fire which is prepared for the disbelievers.” (Quran 3:131) Muslims believe that when you die you will be shown your place in the hereafter, whether it is paradise or hell. The Paradise mentioned in the Quran also has levels for different people and the different good deeds they have performed.

Part Two

Firstly, most of the Muslims I know say Christians call him God and we call him Allah, suggesting they are one in the same but they are not. Christianity and Islam also differ in the belief of origin because we believe that God not Allah created the earth in 6 days. Some Muslims believe in a different time frame. They claim those 6 days were actually a period of hundreds or thousands of years.

As Christians we believe that God created Adam in his image and then took a rib from Adam to create Eve. We also believe that Eve was enticed to eat of the forbidden tree by the serpent. Muslims claim this an allegory for something else because animals cannot talk. They also do not believe that we are created in Allah’s image. Christians believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Muslims do not.

As Christians we strive to live a life that pleases God. Our lives have meaning because we belong to God and we...

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