Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Tension between differing religions Christianity and Islam arose in the Jewish household of faith. The three religions are considered to be Ã¢â¬Å"Abrahamic ReligionsÃ¢â¬ a monotheistic faith tracing a common origin to Abraham. The three religions are undoubtedly tied to one another, through history they have been intertwined because all the religions have common figures in their holy scriptures. The three religions also emphasize the fact that there is only one G-d and all believe that G-d and humans have the ability to communicate with one another. These monotheistic religions have a lot in common, in many different aspects of their practices. However, there is great tension between the religions and some subtle differences that cannot go un-noticed. Jesus Christ could be an example. The Christian faith calls the Lord by the name of Jesus Christ. Christ, literally translates to Ã¢â¬Ëthe messiahÃ¢â¬â¢ or 'the anointed one'. It is believed Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the year 5, to the virgin Mary and his father if the Lord himself. His adoptive father and Mary's husband was named Joseph. Jesus practiced Judaism and was said to have been a rabbi as well as a miracle worker. He could cure the sick, turn water into wine, reviving the dead and even executions. Jesus is believed to have said, Ã¢â¬Å"I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentanceÃ¢â¬ (Matthew). Members of the Christian faith believe Jesus was crucified, and died for mankind's sins and ultimately a way to heaven and eternal life. (Only if you accept him as the Lord) Christ was said to have raised from the dead three days after his crucifixion, and ascending on to heaven. Ã¢â¬Å"For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He mig ht b... ...ing and living only for the Lord, always working towards getting into Heaven. The Jewish people live for G-d's partnership with humanity, the concern people should have for one another and the unity of G-d. If you keep an open mind, and read all three of the holy scriptures, it is easy to see how we are intertwined and connected. The same G-d from the first word written in the Torah, is praised by the Christian people. But the tension and ignorance of the religions can cause barriers and often times is the root of hatred and war. Of course, the world is not yet united as one, and we do not see eye to eye. Peace cannot be globally achieved until this happens, and until every close minded person can wake up and realize we are either ruled by the same G-d or accept we are all ruled by a different G-d. But before acceptance, knowledge and contentment must be gained.