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[Last Name] 1[Last Name] 8Rosemary OhenewaHall Crawford101-3519 October 2014Compare and Constract: Christianity, Islam and JudaismReligion is something that virtually all humans have in common. Human beings have always been curious about the meaning and purpose of life. Religion try to answer the curiosity people have about there being a higher source, identifying this greater domination as God. Religion can be traced to the ancient Near East and classified in three basic categories: polytheistic, pantheistic and monotheistic. Christianity, Islam and Judaism are the great monotheistic faiths. Monotheistic religion beliefs teach that there is only one God.The origin of the name Christianity came from the Greek: chritos, 'Anointed referring to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the founder of Christianity. There are three main groups in Christianity, that's Onthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic. Christianity believes that the Nature of God is one God, who exists in three distinct persons (The Trinity): Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. They believe in the Holy Book which is the Bible given to man by God. The Bible writers were inspired by God in their writings even though Christianity refer to the Bible as the word of God. Christianity believes the mission of Jesus Christ is to reconcile Man to God through his death as a sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. They believe Jesus Christ died for our sake. He was crucified, he suffered death and was buried, and on the third day, he rose again and he ascended into heaven. The Sacraments, including Baptism and Holy Communion are some examples of Christianity Rituals. Christianity believes they inherit a sinful nature through our common ancestor Adam, who rebelled against God. Jesus Christ atoned for our sins through his death on the Cross. Christianity believes Hell is a place of everlasting punishments for the unrighteousness. There is no crossover between Heaven and Hell.The origin of the name Islam is delivered from an Arabic word for 'submission'. Also related to the Arabic word Salaam. Mohammed is the founder of Islam. There are two main groups of Islam: Sunni and Shia. Islam believes the Nature of God is one God who is not a trinity. The Islamic view of God is called Strict Monotheism. Islam believes the Hole Book is Quran or Koran revealed to the prophet Mohammed over a period of about 20years. The Quran is the final revelation given by Allah to mankind. Islam believe Jesus Christ is prophet sent by Allah and born of the Virgin Mary, but not divine. Islam believes the mission of Jesus Christ is to proclaim the Injil, or Gospel. Islam believes Jesus Christ was crucified, but was raised to Heaven by Allah. Islam have five important ritauls: Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawn and Hajj. Islam believes there is no concept of original sinner vicarious atonement. They believe all humans are born Sinless but Human weakness lead to Sin. Islam Believes Hell is a place of torment and fire. In Islam Hell is known as...

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