Part two: Similarities between Christianity and Islam
Part three: Differences between Christianity and Islam with particular focus on Scripture, revelation and the person of Jesus
Part four: Looking at the Muslim accusation of tritheism (worshipping three gods)
(Blogging hiatus in which I finish a vacation in Mich, travel to Chicago, drive back to Jersey and move to Pennsylvania).
Part five: Do all religions lead to God?
Question 3: What do Christians and Muslims have in common?
I will attempt to list several things that Christians and Muslims have in common. Please note that many of the things that I list as being held in common contain subtle differences even in themselves that we will look into later.
- Both Christians and Muslims believe in one God (this is called monotheism). While there are disagreements in what this one God looks like, we can say on a very base level that both believe there is one God.
- Both Christians and Muslims speak out against idolatry. Both hold to the claim that we should have no other gods.
- Both speak of serving the God of Abraham.
- Both pray.
- Both fast.
- Both give to the poor.
- Both believe the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible), Psalms, and the New Testament are inspired words of God.
- Both Christians and Muslims believe that Jesus was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life.
- Many Muslims and Christians are against drunkenness, pre-marital sex, drug abuse, etc. Which means that on a very base level, Christians and Muslims should be in agreement on most school P.T.A. meetings.