world religion

Topics: Islam, Christianity, Jesus Pages: 4 (1493 words) Published: February 28, 2014
World Religion

Religion is an important part of our society. People seek religion to find answers to there questions. Some include how was the universe created? Do we and the universe have a purpose? Will it end? How should we make use of it? What should be our relationship to the world of nature? How do we reach salvation or enlightenment? Is there a moral code? Is their a specific way to live are lives? And the most common what happens when we die? Two religions that help the public find these answers are Christianity and Islam.

Christianity is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion which started from Judaism. It has a major influence on the world today with a following of 2.2 billion people. Christianity is based of the teachings and life of Jesus Christ, and also the teaching of the Bible. The majority of Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God others believe Jesus Christ and God are one and the same. Jesus Christ in Christianity is consider to be the Messiah. But in Islam he is believed to be just a prophet. That a discussion held letter in this essay. Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ was sent to earth to die for are sins. Sin was first created when Adam and Eve “Perfect Humans” ate from the forbidden tree. Ever since then, they were cast out of the Garden of Eden, humans became mortal, have to physically work harder to receive nourishment from the earth, all of women would have to bear pain during child birth. But with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ “Another Perfect Human” the penalty for what they did was paid. So that humans who believe in him will have another chance for everlasting life. “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. After the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, his Twelve Apostles took it upon themselves to spread the teachings of Jesus Christ. All of the apostles and many followers were...
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