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Christianity and Islam are currently and arguably the largest religions with a following. Today you will find Muslims and Christians present in every territory and country in the world. Jesus and Mohammed are two of history's most important and well known figures in religion today. The lives of men and women has been shaped by the teachings of Jesus and Mohammed for a long period of time. Jesus is a central figure in Christianity which currently has over two million followers across the world. Mohammed is the central figure in what can be arguably the world's second largest religion, Islam. Every actions, or words and existence are in some instances matters of faith rather than fact based on the writings of their existence. The words, actions and teachings of these men are so important, that there have been wars fought for the true ideology of their names.
The religion of Christianity has a foundation that is based around the teachings of Jesus whose life story is told in the New Testament in the Bible. Most accounts of the birth of Jesus are found in the Gospel of Mathew and Luke both of which were written around sixty five to one hundred AD. Jesus Christ was born around 6 and 4 BC in Bethlehem, in a village in the Roman province of Palestine. Although there is no exact date to determine when Jesus was born, in most Christian faiths December 25th, known as Christmas, is the day that the birth of Jesus is celebrated. The birth came at a time when many Jews were looking for the long promised Messiah that was fore told hundreds of years before by Hebrew prophets. These prophets wrote that the angel Gabriel proclaimed the coming of the Messiah as the Son of the most high and that the Messiah would be born of a virgin which we know today as the Virgin Mary. Word of the birth of the Messiah traveled and got the attention of Three Wise Men who traveled from the...