Islamic Worldview Essay

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This paper is a look at the nature of the Islamic worldview, examining the critical differences between it and Christianity. The three issues that will be studied are: 1) the Islamic worldview regarding the “tawhid” (oneness) of Allah compared to Christian beliefs about God, 2) the differences between the Islamic and the Christian thoughts regarding sin and its implications for mankind, and 3) the crucial difference between Islam and Christianity regarding the nature of Jesus over issues such as His divinity, His crucifixion, His resurrection, and His ascension.

It will be important to first establish Islamic beliefs, next to study Christian thoughts, and lastly to critically compare the two, considering both the motives behind the varied thoughts and the consequences of each interpretation. Though Islam claims to acknowledge Judaism and Christianity to a limited degree and claims that it is
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Allah cannot do this and he cannot do that. Allah cannot lower himself to have a son who will pay for the sins of mankind. Allah will not have other aspects of his Godhead. There is just this dry, emotionless being. The Christian view of their God is very different; theirs is a God of purpose. Christian ideology might have been shaped by years of creeds and confessions as it tried to make sense of this incomprehensible Being, yet the basics of these creeds remain fairly faithful to the portrait given by the Bible. God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4) yet speaks of a second person (Exodus 23:20-21) who is equal with God (Philippians 2:6). The Bible also speaks of a third person (Psalm 33:6) who is also equal with God (Job 33:4). Christianity thus believes in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who are separate but equal aspects of the same God. Christians cannot explain the full nature of this Being but will not limit God by saying it is not possible. From this affirmation grew the confession of the
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