Quarter 3 Paper
March 3, 2013
Christianity and Judaism
Religion is a huge part of the world we live in today. It shapes each and every one of our personalities and gives us a lifestyle that for the most part we were grown up in. There are many religions in our world today some that are extremely popular and some that we hardly know about but are out there. Every religion has their own ways of doing certain things, their own beliefs, and much more. Sometimes there can be a drastic change between two different religions and other times it could be almost the same exact teachings with just one or two things different. The three major world religions are Christianity, Islam and Judaism. They differ from each other but yet are the same in many ways. Being the major religions this means that most of the people in the world follow by these religions the most. Out of these two religions I believe that Christianity and Judaism are the most interesting religions to work with because they have many similar things in common.
Christianity and Judaism are not only theologically alike but they are also historically alike. All of the people of the early marks of Christianity were Jews. Jesus was a Jew, along with the twelve apostles and all of the people that lived in that time. They are all in our bible. Christians also believe in the messiah like Jews do and both religions believe that the messiah is Jesus in both the Jewish and Christian bible.
Even though it might look like Christianity and Judaism are exactly alike they have many differences. In Judaism their scriptures are contained in a Hebrew bible that has 39 books. In Christianity there are scriptures in the Christian bible. The bibles still state almost the same things but just in a different way. For instance in Christianity it is believed that the messiah has already came and passed. They believe this is when Jesus lived here on earth; Christians look to the...