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A comparison of Abrahamic religions My investigation is on some of the similarities and differences of the three Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism). All three religions believe in one God. They may call God by different names for example Muslims call God, Allah but they all believe in the same God, the God of Abraham. So how do they differ? The three religions all have there own books/scriptures of their belief. The oldest of them is the Torah which is written on Lambskin and in Hebrew. The Torah is the most important document in Judaism, revered as the inspired word of God, traditionally said to have been revealed to Moses. Christians look at the torah to be the Old Testament. Muslims believe the Torah like the Christian Bible in that it has been tampered with. The book written after this is the Christian Bible and is said to be the Law of Moses. Christians believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God that is complete and not to be added to or changed. They also think that Jesus' disciples had written the New Testament and it is all about Jesus' life on earth before he went to heaven. ...read more.


For Muslims, Abraham is a prophet of Islam and the ancestor of Muhammad through his son Ishmael. Abraham, known as Ibrahim in Arabic, is very important in Islam, both in his own right as a prophet as well as being the father of Ishmael and Isaac. Ishmael, his firstborn son, is considered the Father of the Arabised Arabs, and Isaac is considered the Father of the Hebrews. Muslims honour the Abraham, and the Qur'an describes him as "a man of truth. In Christianity Abraham is always regarded in the Old Testament as founder of the covenant race, which is personified in the house of Israel. He is the"father of the faithful". The traditional view in Christianity is that the chief promise made to Abraham in Genesis 12 is that through Abraham's seed, all the people of earth would be blessed. Notwithstanding this, John the Baptist specifically taught that merely being of Abraham's seed was no guarantee of salvation. To Christians the importance of the Jewish genealogy isn't as important it is to the Jews. There have been attempts to link up Jesus' Kinship with Abraham which they could not do but Joseph, Jesus' stepfather was linked to Abraham. ...read more.


All Muslims go to heaven, though some must be purged of their sins first. All infidels are destined for hell. Christians believe there will be bodily resurrection in the last days. Final judgment and eternal destination (heaven or hell) will be decided based on acceptance of Jesus as Saviour and His removal of the sin, which separates each person from God. Jewish tradition teaches that the Messiah will have to come by the year 6,000 of the Jewish calendar, but it doesn't preclude him coming prior to that date. (Incidentally, the Jewish definition of the Messiah is a leader, descendent of the royal family of King David, who will bring all the Jewish people back to Israel, rebuild the Temple, and ultimately lead all humanity back to the ideal state.). He will rebuild the temple in Jerusalem and gather Jews from all over the world and bring them back to the land of Israel. I conclude this by saying that the Abrahamic religions agree on the main thing, and that is there is only one God. However, they all have a lot of different view on each other as well, for example, Muslims do not believe Jesus died on the cross and Jews do not believe of a messiah who will die and be resurrected but Christians do. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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