Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas? Some people ask why Muslims do not celebrate Christmas? Is that because they do not agree 25th of December as Jesus birthday? Or is that because they say Christians believe in Jesus as son of God, while Muslims do not believe in trinity, as well as they believe that Islam is the religion that is more complete than Christianity and all other religions that came in the past; the same way that Christians believe that Christianity is a more complete religion than Judaism. But let’s put aside the issue of Islamic view on the date of birth of prophet Jesus (PBUH).
Scriptures makes clear in many instances the full deity of the God the Son. “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God…. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made” (Jn 1:1,3). The Son then is equal in all attributes to God the Father. Even so, the terms still imply subordination, but not subordinationism, that ancient heresy that Christ and the Holy Spirit are subordinate to God the Father in nature and
This triple division or classification was first suggested by Rudolf Bultmann, although he only recognized as authentic the third of the three categories. One thing that many theologians unfortunately overlook is the fact that in the great majority of the quotations in which Jesus uses the expression the Son of Man there is a marked emphasis on his authority in relation to something that identifies him as a supernatural character. For example, in Mark 2, chapter 5 Jesus says to a paralytic: "Son, your sins are forgiven" (Mk 2: 5). The scribes who were present accuse Jesus of blasphemy and say: "Who can forgive sins but God alone?" (2: 7).
Introduction: The word Trinity is term used to denote the Christian Doctrine that God exists as a unity of the three distinct person; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each of the person is distinct persons is distinct from the other yet identical in essence. In other words ,each fully divine in nature, but each is not totality of the other persons of the Trinity. The Trinity is three of these though the latter term has become the dominant one used to describe the individual aspects of God known as the Father, Son and The Holy Spirit. In the New testament, the doctrine of trinity is not yet spilled out as church councils would later define it.
In 4th century, the Athanasian Creed expressed the doctrine following being part of it: to trinitarian christians (catholic christians, eastern orthodox christians and majority of protestant order), the father (God) is not a separate entity from the Son (Jesus, he being incarnation) as well as the Holy Spirit, “the other hypostases of the Christian Almighty” (Taylor 1998). Owing to the endeavors of Karl Barth, who wrote fourteen volumes of Church Dogmatics, the doctrine of the Trinity was given burgeoning theological heed in 20th century (Flores 163). The revelation of word of God is related to the Trinity and this theological focus is what makes Christian concept of God unique and different from other
Amillennialists believe the binding of Satan is a symbol for the gospel being spread currently among the earth. Next, Revelation 20:4-6 depicts the first resurrection, when only the people who did not receive the mark of the beast and those who died for the word of Jesus were risen. Premillennialists translate this part of the passage as a literal bodily resurrection as the Millennium begins. Amillennialists would disagree and say that the people who died are already with Jesus and reigning with Him until the second coming. Postmillennialists see this passage as the future victory of Christianity in the world (ESV Study Bible
The text clearly recognizes Jesus as a teacher and a prophet, but many texts which lay out Jesus’s teachings in the Christian tradition also include passages concerning his resurrection - something not recognized in the Quran. As referenced in the document, “We believe in God, and in that which has been bestowed from on high upon us, and that which has been bestowed upon Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob, and their descendants, and that which has been vouchsafed to Moses and Jesus; and that which has been vouchsafed to all the [other] prophets by their Sustainer: we make no distinction between any of them…” Although it is evident that the Quran acknowledges the presence of Jesus as a prophet and religious figure within the Jewish and Christian faiths, the resurrection of Jesus recognized within Christianity is not mentioned or established in this passage. Therefore, Surah 2 of the Quran may give rise to debate and controversy in regards to the theological and religious figures that the Islam faith acknowledges as true and divine, the role of Jesus being one of
Anya Hee Morality & Ethics AM Floater 10/9/14 Christianity and Behaviorism The religion of Christianity proposes the idea that the Lord God is a father figure, and that He seeks to develop a familial relationship with us humans on Earth. The Lord loves us so much that He sacrificed His one and only son, Jesus Christ, so that humans would be given the chance to have eternal life as long as we believe in Him. The Lord accepts us as the flawed beings that we are and forgives us for our sins because of this perfect sacrifice (Smith). Christianity has several denominations within the broad religion, but the majority of Christians are divided between three sects: Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestants. Although each of these sects has slight variations, each of them still holds belief in the three basic tenants of Christianity.