Monotheism: Hierarchy Of Religion

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a) What is monotheism? • Monotheism is defined as belief that in the existence of only one God that created the world. In Judaism, there is only one God who is Yahweh. He is all-powerful and intervenes in the world. • Monotheism has often been associated with an ‘ideal’ for which all religions should strive. May faiths have put forward great amounts of efforts to champion monotheism, considering it to be the supreme form of religiosity. • The largest monotheistic religious systems are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. • For Islam, there is only one god ‘Allah’ and no others, so there is no Trinity as in Christianity, and no claims which might suggest numerous creative entities. People don’t worship other than ‘Allah’ and He is all…show more content…
It was seen as the most ‘civilized’ notion for conceiving of divinity and placed at the top of this hierarchy. Some scholars believed that monotheistic religions like Christianity and Islam were reflections of advanced civilizations and advanced levels of thought. b) What are the core beliefs of Judaism and Christianity? • Both of them believe in one God who is ‘’almighty, omniscient, omnipresent, eternal and infinite’’. Also, He is ‘’holy, righteous, and just while at the same time loving, forgiving, and merciful’’. God created the universe without help and He is beyond time, interested in each individual and do anything at all. • They have the same belief in the need for a messiah to rescue God’s people. They believe in the existence of heaven, the external dwelling place of righteous, and hell, the eternal dwelling place of the wicked • To Christians, the central tenet of their religion is the belief that Jesus is the Son of God, part of the trinity, the savior of souls who is the messiah. He is God's revelation through flesh. Jesus was God who came to Earth to absorb the sins of humans and therefore free from sin those who accepted his…show more content…
Influencing everything that citizens do. They also c) What are the main differences between Jewish and Christian belief? • Judaism does not recognize Jesus was the Messiah, strongly deny that He was a prophet. He was just an excellent teacher, a human because he cannot save souls but God can. Unlike Christianity, believes Jesus Christ is Messiah and the God. • Jewish believe that they have selected to follow the commandments of One True God and God will look out for them in return. They trust God would send a powerful messenger, the Messiah, to come and bring in a new era of peace in one day, and even today, this is an event that has yet to happen. For Christians, that promised Messiah came in the form of Jesus Christ. • Christianity seeks salvation through faith, they agree that salvation is secured through a relationship with Jesus Christ and daily repentance of sins. While Judaism believes that salvation is obtained by belief in God and one’s good
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