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Jesus & Mohammed Paper
Debra A. Moore
HUM 130
May 27, 2012
Eric Hammen

Jesus & Mohammed Paper
Christianity and Islam are two religions that are monotheistic, meaning they believe in only one God. Christianity believes in Jesus, while Judaism believes in Mohammed. While the two religions are monotheistic, it does not mean they believe in the same beliefs nor have the same beliefs about their Gods. While Christianity believes Jesus to be the son of God, Islam believes in Mohammed; a young orphan, whose parents died when he was six (father) and nine (mother) (Smith, 2004). Both religions have deep roots based upon their God, which helps to found their beliefs, but where are the two religions the same and where go they vary? By tracing the lives of Mohammed and Jesus it will become apparent who each God is, how their lives impacted the religions of Christianity and Islam, and how their messages are being carried out today. Jesus Christ was born between two and six BCE; His mother, “Mary, was a virgin who was betrothed to Joseph, a carpenter. Christians believe Jesus was born through Immaculate Conception (A&E Networks, 2012).” At the age of 12 Jesus became separated from his parents in Jerusalem and was later found three days later discussing affairs with the elders of Jerusalem (The Gospel of Luke (2:41-52). At the age of 30 Jesus began his ministry after he was baptized by John the Baptist, who declared him to be the son of God. After the baptism, Jesus went into the Judean desert, fasted for 40 days and nights, while being tempted by the devil; once to turn stone to bread, once to cast himself off a mountain where angels would save him, and once to offer him all the kingdoms of the world. All three times Jesus denied the devil by turning him down (A&E Networksl, 2012). Jesus traveled through Galilee and Judea preaching using parables and miracles to explain how the prophecies were being fulfilled and that the kingdom of God was near. Jesus...
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