Jesus1

This essay has a total of 4584 words and 21 pages.


jesus1





Who is Jesus Christ?

When this question is personalized, it becomes the most important question one will ever
be asked or answer. Who is Jesus Christ to YOU? Jesus said, "I have come that they may
have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10, NKJV). In 1 John
5:11-13 we are told that if we have the son in our life we can KNOW that we have eternal
life. Jesus is the only way for us to live an abundant life here on earth, or receive
eternal life in fellowship with God. Jesus died on the cross to take the punsihment for
our sins so that we could be sinless in the eyes of God. If we do not receive the free
gift of eternal life by experiencing the forgiveness achieved by Jesus, then we will
receive the punishment we so justly deserve. Jesus must become the Lord of our lives.
Imagine your life as an automobile—Jesus must be behind the wheel of your life. The
verses below show the attributes of Jesus, but if he has not forgiven your sins, been
invited into your life and involved in a personal relationship with you, there is little
purpose in reading on. You can change your life at this very moment. Admit your sin,
repent of it before God. Believe in the atonement of Jesus on the cross and receive the
gift of eternal life which Jesus died to freely give you. Invite Jesus into your life to
live through you and thank him for doing so.


If you made this decision, contact us keithgm@spacestar.net, we would like to here from you.

All verses taken from the New International Version unless noted otherwise

He is God Almighty

Isaiah 9:6 -- For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be
on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting
Father, Prince of Peace.


Isaiah 7:14 -- Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with
child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (Prophecy).


Matthew 1:23-- "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will
call him Immanuel"-- which means, "God with us" (Isaiah 7:14 prophecy fulfilled).


Comment:
Jesus was declared to be the Mighty God and Everlasting Father long before he was ever
conceived in the womb of Mary. The Everlasting Father became the child and son born in
the manger. Therefore Jesus truly is Immanuel, God with us. Jesus is Almighty God become
a man.

Isaiah 40:3 -- A voice of one calling: "In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make
straight in the wilderness a highway for our God (Prophecy).


John 1:23--John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling
in the desert, 'Make straight the way for the Lord'" (Isaiah 40:3 prophecy fulfilled).


Comment:
The word LORD, spelled with all captial letters is the name of God, Jehovah. For more
information about God's name go to the article titled "LORD, Hebrew Tetragrammaton." In
prophecy, John the baptist was to prepare the world to receive God Almighty. In reality,
John prepared the world for Jesus, preaching the message of repentance. John did not make
a mistake, he knew that Jesus was Jehovah God joining the human race.

Isaiah 45:23 -- Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear (Prophecy).

Philippians 2:9-11 -- Prophecy fulfilled: Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Isaiah 45:23 prophecy referring to
Jesus).


Comment:
Isaiah 45:23 quotes God to say that "every knee will bow...every tongue will swear." In
the previous verses God stated: "...there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a
Savior; there is none but me...there is no other." In Philippians, Paul, a Pharisee, uses
this same language to refer to Jesus. He understood scripture's description of God as a
solitary spirit, a lone sovereign. He also knew that applying this scripture to Jesus
was the same as calling him the only true God. In essence, Paul was saying that Jesus
was the only God and Savior, become a man.

Isaiah 44:6--Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I
am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.


Isaiah 48:12--Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

Revelation 22:13, 16-- I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

Comment:
God declared through Isaiah that he was the "first and the last," but Jesus went further
with his declaration by claiming to be the "Alpha and Omega, first and last, beginning and
end." How many "firsts and lasts" are there? The only accurate explanation is found in
the fact that Jesus is Almighty God incarnate.

Jesus is the image of the invisible God

Hebrews 1:3 -- The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his
being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for
sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.


2 Corinthians 4:4 -- The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that
they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.


Colossians 1:15 -- He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Comment:
According to John 4:24, "God is spirit." Luke 24:39 tells us "a spirit has no flesh or
bone." All scripture confirms that God, in the Old Testament, was invisible. "No man has
seen God" (John 1:18); but Jesus is described as the "exact representation of God, the
image of God, and the image of the invisible God." The spirit of God that never
permanently occupied a body or form before, took on the form of a man by becoming the
person of Jesus Christ. He was no longer invisible, untouchable, without form, now he
dwelt among us. Both God Almighty and man: born in Bethlehem as Jesus Christ.

Jesus came to save us from our sin

Matthew 1:21 -- "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins."


John 1:29 -- The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of
God, who takes away the sin of the world!


John 3:17 -- For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Hebrews 7:27 -- ...He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

I Jn 1:7 -- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with
one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.


I John 3:5 -- But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.

Comment:
The name of Jesus in New Testament Greek is "Iesous" (e-ay-soos'). The origin of Jesus'
name is found in the Old Testament names "Joshua, Jehoshuah, or Jehoshua," pronounced
Yehowshuwa' (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah); or Yehowshua. These names mean Jehovah-saved, Jehovah
saves, Jehovah saviour. The name of Jesus was not decided upon in an arbitrary fashion as
most children's names are. Jesus' name was decided based upon his mission in life, and
his mission was determined from the foundation of the world—He was to save us from
our sins (Revelation 13:8) with on sacrifice for all time. The significance of the name
of Jesus does not end with his mission in life. It is also found in the fact that Jesus
is Jehovah. The one true God, who "stretched out the heavens alone, and spread out the
earth by himself" (Isaiah 44:24), came to earth to save us by living as Jesus Christ.
"God did not send someone else to save the world...he came himself."


Jesus is the Son of God

Psalm 2:7 -- I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my Son; today
I have become your Father. (Also Hebrews 1:5)


Matthew 1:18 -- This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was
pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with
child through the Holy Spirit.


John 3:16 -- "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever
believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


John 14:28--...If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

Matthew 3:17 -- And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."

Matt 26:63-64 -- But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, "I charge you
under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God." 64 "Yes, it
is as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the
Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of
heaven."


Romans 1:4 -- ...and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the
Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.


Comment:
The sonship of Jesus was predetermined in the mind and plan of God from eternity, but he
did not really exist until he was born in Bethlehem. As my mentor Robert Sabin described,
when a homebuilder looks at blueprints of his future home, they see the plans for the
bathroom and say, "There's the bathroom." They can see it in their mind's eye, but it
doesn't exist yet. The plan of Jesus' birth, life, sacrifice, and death was similar. You
might say, God had a blueprint of salvation that was so real to him he could see it as
though it already existed. Romans 4:17 tells us "God...calls things that are not as
though they were." Psalm 2:7 (quoted above) in the KJV states "this day have I begotten
thee." Jesus was God's son, his only son—he had a birthday which means there was a
time when he did not exist. The spirit of God is eternal, without beginning or end.
Man is not eternal. As a man, Jesus had a beginning. The humanity of Jesus died as a
sacrifice for our sins at Calvary. The spirit of the risen Christ, humanity and divinity
together will never end. Since the first Christmas day, Jesus will always be God, and God
will always be man. 1 Corinthians 15:28 describes a time when "God will be all, and in
all." The sonship of Jesus as mediator to the human race will no longer be necessary when
there is no more sin, no more death, no more sorrow. Jesus will always be God's only
begotten son.

Jesus is both the creator and descendant of David

Isaiah 11:1--A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

Matthew 1:2-26--See this text for the lineage of Abraham to David, and David to Jesus.

Matthew 22:41-46--While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42"What do
you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" 42 "The son of David," they replied. 43
He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For
he says, 44"'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies
under your feet." ' 45If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?" 46No one
could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more
questions.


Romans 1:3 -- ...regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David....

Continues for 11 more pages >>




  • JESUS AND CHRISTOLOGY
    JESUS AND CHRISTOLOGY Theologians and philosophers have been trying to question who Jesus is for hundreds of year now. This time in the form of what is called the contemporary study of Christology. The thrust of Christology is somewhat dependent upon which theologian one reads. Hans Kung calls his approach Christology from below. Others simply focus on the crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ (Cunningham); others are exploring His life and work on earth (Imbelli). Some deny the fact that J
  • Dante on Islam
    Dante on Islam Divine Retribution ( in Italian contrapasso) is clearly shown in canto 28 by showing the punishment of the sowers of schism and scandal in the 9th bolgia of circle 8. To begin this canto, Dante talks of the many wars in Puglia (southeastern Italy) and across the peninsula which have been known as the bloodiest. He does this to show that this 9th bolgia is far bloodier than these, and beyond description. Those in this bolgia are punished by having to walk a track where they are cut
  • A Muslims View
    A Muslims View For decades, the situation in Palestine has been promoted as an "Arab" issue, or a "Palestinian" issue, and Muslims have, by and large, gone along with this charade. Such a belief gas proven fatal as the Zionists have succeeded in further dividing the opposition to their occupation of Palesine, with the inevitable weaknesses that implies. And yet, paradoxiically, with the latest "peace treaties", between themselves and Jordan, and with the Palestinians of Yasser Arafat\'s Palestin
  • Alexander the great1
    Alexander the great1 Introduction Some time in the history of the universe, no one is quite sure when, there was born a man. This man would eventually be the first to found a monotheistic religion. The name of this man is Zoroaster; the name is actually a corruption of Zarathushtra. Zoroaster\'s birth date, along with whether his religion is actually monotheistic, is a subject of great debate. The opinions concerning his birth, and consequently about the beginning of this great religion, range f
  • Alexander the great1
    Alexander the great1 Introduction Some time in the history of the universe, no one is quite sure when, there was born a man. This man would eventually be the first to found a monotheistic religion. The name of this man is Zoroaster; the name is actually a corruption of Zarathushtra. Zoroaster\'s birth date, along with whether his religion is actually monotheistic, is a subject of great debate. The opinions concerning his birth, and consequently about the beginning of this great religion, range f
  • Sundiata
    Sundiata Cultural values and Sundiata The epic of Sundiata begins with the introduction of the griot, and narrator Mamadu Kouyate. Throughout the epic, the importance of the griot is stressed numerous times. When speaking of griots Mamadu Kouyate states that, “we are the repositories which harbor secrets many centuries old. The art of eloquence has no secrets for us; without us the names of kings would vanish into oblivion, we are the memory of mankind…” (Niane). It was through oral reciting tha
  • The Influence on Mohammed the profit and Islam on
    The Influence on Mohammed the profit and Islam on Arabia THE INFLUENCE OF MOHAMMED THE PROPHET AND ISLAM ON ARABIA The success of the Arabian civilization is due to the contributions and efforts of one single man by the name of Pbuh Mohammed. Mohammed was a prophet who was responsible for the creation and development of the Islam religion which would later become the foundation of the Arabian society. Other than the fact that he developed a religion that is accepted world wide, he granted the pe
  • Abortion10
    Abortion10 Is Partial-Birth Abortion Moral? Abortion, is the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life. When the expulsion from the womb occurs after the fetus becomes viable (capable of independent life), usually at the end of six months of pregnancy, it is technically a premature birth. Introduction The practice of abortion was widespread in ancient times as a method of birth control. Later it was restricted or forbidden by most world religions, but it was not co
  • Abortion10
    Abortion10 Is Partial-Birth Abortion Moral? Abortion, is the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life. When the expulsion from the womb occurs after the fetus becomes viable (capable of independent life), usually at the end of six months of pregnancy, it is technically a premature birth. Introduction The practice of abortion was widespread in ancient times as a method of birth control. Later it was restricted or forbidden by most world religions, but it was not co
  • Christianity Analysis
    Christianity Analysis Christianity Analysis Christianity was traditionally understood to be founded by Jesus of Nazareth. Paul of Tarsus, after his conversion on the road to Damascus, worked tirelessly to establish Christianity among both Jews and God-fearing Gentiles of the Diaspora. Clues in the New Testament indicate that there was a significant rift between Paul and the Jewish leadership early in the history of the Church. It is primarily Paul\'s writings which has most influenced the Church
  • Christianity2
    Christianity2 Christianity Analysis Christianity was traditionally understood to be founded by Jesus of Nazareth. Paul of Tarsus, after his conversion on the road to Damascus, worked tirelessly to establish Christianity among both Jews and God-fearing Gentiles of the Diaspora. Clues in the New Testament indicate that there was a significant rift between Paul and the Jewish leadership early in the history of the Church. It is primarily Paul\'s writings which has most influenced the Church today.
  • Islam and Love
    Islam and Love RLS 280: Islam Hasib Hossain Ms. Murata 4 / 24 / 2000 Islam and Love Love is an important aspect of Islam. In the Sufi Path of Love, written by Rumi, Love is the central theme. Rumi speaks alot about love and its branches and ramifications. According to Rumi, Love ddominateds most of the Sufi way of life. In a translation of Sufi Path of Love written by William C. Chittuck, Sufi says: "No matter what I say to explain and elucidate Love, shame overcomes me when I come to Love itsel
  • Islam more than religion
    Islam more than religion Islam More Than A Religion Despite its huge following around the world and the growing Muslim communities in the United States, Islam is foreign to most Americans who are familiar with Christianity or Judaism. Because most Americans know little or nothing about Islam, they have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and rituals. The negative image many people in the United States and Europe have of Islam and the Muslim world has a long history. Many have judged Islam w
  • Islamic religion
    islamic religion ISLAM MORE THAN A RELIGION # 3. Despite its huge following around the world and the growing Muslim communities in the United States, Islam is foreign to most Americans who are familiar with Christianity or Judaism. Because most Americans know little or nothing about Islam, they have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and rituals. The negative image many people in the United States and Europe have of Islam and the Muslim world has a long history. Many have judged Islam with
  • Islamic religion
    islamic religion ISLAM MORE THAN A RELIGION # 3. Despite its huge following around the world and the growing Muslim communities in the United States, Islam is foreign to most Americans who are familiar with Christianity or Judaism. Because most Americans know little or nothing about Islam, they have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and rituals. The negative image many people in the United States and Europe have of Islam and the Muslim world has a long history. Many have judged Islam with
  • Muhamad and The Spread of Islam
    Muhamad and The Spread of Islam Muhammad is the greatest prophet to all in the Muslim world. He grew up in poverty without any parents to become the founder of the Islam religion. He faced terrible and good times through his spreading of the new monotheistic religion but left the world successful with many followers. Muhammad or Mohomet, the founder of Islam, is believed to have been born in 571. This date is not known to be accurate but came about from the knowledge the prophet was born during
  • Polygamy
    polygamy What exactly do you mean by "polygamy"? "Polygamy", as referred to on this site, is meant in its popular usage, where one husband has more than one wife at the same time. This is technically known as "polygyny", but you would have to be really keen to know that. On this site "Polygamy" does not refer to "polyandry", where one wife has more than one husband at once. That is a practice which has never been prevalent in human societies and which major world religions condemn. It is also a
  • Polygamy
    polygamy What exactly do you mean by "polygamy"? "Polygamy", as referred to on this site, is meant in its popular usage, where one husband has more than one wife at the same time. This is technically known as "polygyny", but you would have to be really keen to know that. On this site "Polygamy" does not refer to "polyandry", where one wife has more than one husband at once. That is a practice which has never been prevalent in human societies and which major world religions condemn. It is also a
  • Reconciling religions
    reconciling religions The main difference between the three great world religions of today, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is the way each religion views the man known as Jesus of Nazareth. For many Jews, Jesus is a scholar, or perhaps a rabbi in the Jewish community, who overstepped his boundaries into self-proclaimed divinity; to some Jews, Jesus Christ did not exist at all. To Christians, he is the son of an all-loving and all-powerful god. Finally, for the people of the Islamic faith, Jes
  • Relations of God to Humanity in Islam
    Relations of God to Humanity in Islam Matthew Sullivan 2/11/00 Development of Western Civilization The Relations of God to Humanity in Islam One of the primary beliefs of the Muslims is that God reveals himself to all people, through prophets such as Mohammed, Abraham, and Jesus, and that Mohammed is the last of these prophets. In the beginning of Sura 2, the Koran is referred to as "what We have revealed to Our servant. (12)" This is a crucial belief of Islam, as God has offered salvation to al
  • Religion1
    Religion1 There are hundreds of religions in this world. Of them two are the most prominent. Islam and Christianity. It is averaged that there are 750 million people practicing Islam, and another 1 billion practicing Christianity. The start of Islam is actually derived form Christianity, history books indicates that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel (In Christianity this is the same Angel which brings the news of Jesus\
  • Religion1
    Religion1 There are hundreds of religions in this world. Of them two are the most prominent. Islam and Christianity. It is averaged that there are 750 million people practicing Islam, and another 1 billion practicing Christianity. The start of Islam is actually derived form Christianity, history books indicates that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel (In Christianity this is the same Angel which brings the news of Jesus\
  • The Islam Religion
    The Islam Religion Islam is a religion that is still very much alive today. A man named Mohammed offered Arabs the religion of Islam. Mohammed was born in about 570 A.D. in Mecca. He became known for honesty and good business sense when he was a teenager. He married a woman by the name of Khadija who was a widow that ran her own business. He often meditated in a cave outside Mecca and rejected the many gods of the tribal religion. At the age of 40 he believed he saw the angel Gabriel. He said Ga
  • The Philosophy of Religion
    The Philosophy of Religion The Philosophy of Religion Philosophy of Religion, by David Elton Trueblood is an attempt to fathom not religion as a whole, but the thought processes that are the basis of modern religious thought. The book makes no attempt to explain any individual religious preferences or motifs, only to gauge the reasons for religion in its entirety. While Trueblood doesn\'t pass judgment on other religions, his personal beliefs are apparent. He is a Protestant Christian, and has b
  • Calvins Unique Theocracy
    Calvins Unique Theocracy Calvin’s Unique Theocracy When we think of a theocracy, we usually think of a political system, governed and legislated by a religious body with religious beliefs. For the most part this is true. Historically, theocratic governments have successfully existed throughout the world, from ancient Egypt to modern Middle-Eastern Islamic states. For centuries even the Christian Church enjoyed a theocratic diversity which encompassed most of the civilized world. As well, the unp
  • Christianity and islam
    christianity and islam Christianity and Islam are two of the most significant religions since their creation. Islam means “submission” in Arabic, and a Muslim is one who submits to the will of God (Islam page 223). Christians were called so because of Jesus’ title Christos, which is Greek for Messiah (Christianity page 198). Both religions are very similar with only some of the beliefs and teachings being different. They also give separate messages to outsiders as to what their religions stand f
  • Compare contrast religion
    compare contrast religion ************************************************************************** ***** Joe Stas jstudio@okeechobee.com "This was an A essay!" ************************************************************************** ***** Compare and Contrast essay: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism Introduction of Religions Christianity most widely distributed of the world religions, having substantial representation in all the populated continents of the globe. Its total membership may exce
  • Conflict between religions
    conflict between religions The conflict between the Christians and the Muslims, between 1098 and 1229, was the result of political unrest; which was fueled the Muslims migrating into the Christian holy lands, lead by Pope Urban II and carried on, throughout latter centuries by his followers. What follows is a story of war, holy visions,unholy alliances, promises made with fingers crossed, sieges and slaughters, the details of which fill volumes. Christianity, in its infancy, was a very threatene
  • Dante on Islam
    Dante on Islam Divine Retribution ( in Italian contrapasso) is clearly shown in canto 28 by showing the punishment of the sowers of schism and scandal in the 9th bolgia of circle 8. To begin this canto, Dante talks of the many wars in Puglia (southeastern Italy) and across the peninsula which have been known as the bloodiest. He does this to show that this 9th bolgia is far bloodier than these, and beyond description. Those in this bolgia are punished by having to walk a track where they are cut
  • Five Pillars of Islam
    Five Pillars of Islam Chuck Long 4/2/00 World History Mr. Young What are the Five Pillars of Islam and why are they the basis for the Muslim religion? The Five Pillars are the frameworks of a Muslim’s life. Revealed to the prophet Muhammad by Allah, the Five Pillars are the basis of Islamic religion. “On another occasion, when the prophet (Muhammad) was asked to give a definition of Islam, he named those five pillars.”(www.unn.ac.uk…) The Five Pillars are: bearing witness to Allah, establishing
  • Hinduism
    Hinduism Hinduism Hinduism was founded sometime between 1500 and 500 CE in the are of the Indus valley civilization. There is no individual founder and no names given to say who developed it. They are many gods in the religion of Hinduism. Many Hindu followers believe that one of the gods is the true god, this creates a division in Hinduism, Vaishnavaism and Shivaism. People who follow Vaishnavaism believe that Vishnu is the one true god and people who follow Shivasim believe that Shiva is the o
  • Hinduism
    Hinduism Hinduism Hinduism was founded sometime between 1500 and 500 CE in the are of the Indus valley civilization. There is no individual founder and no names given to say who developed it. They are many gods in the religion of Hinduism. Many Hindu followers believe that one of the gods is the true god, this creates a division in Hinduism, Vaishnavaism and Shivaism. People who follow Vaishnavaism believe that Vishnu is the one true god and people who follow Shivasim believe that Shiva is the o
  • Hinduism
    Hinduism Hinduism Hinduism was founded sometime between 1500 and 500 CE in the are of the Indus valley civilization. There is no individual founder and no names given to say who developed it. They are many gods in the religion of Hinduism. Many Hindu followers believe that one of the gods is the true god, this creates a division in Hinduism, Vaishnavaism and Shivaism. People who follow Vaishnavaism believe that Vishnu is the one true god and people who follow Shivasim believe that Shiva is the o
  • Islam
    Islam Islam It is averaged that there are 750 million people practicing Islam. Islam is actually derived form Christianity. History books indicates that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel. The message Muhammad received told him that there was but one God, not many gods, as most Arabs believed. This God was creator of the world, and He would one day judge mankind. The word Islam means "surrender" or "submission," submissi
  • ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY
    ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY Although Islam is less known than Christianity, it is the fastest growing religion in the in our country today. Islam is actually derived form Christianity. History books indicate that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel. The message Muhammad received told him that there was but one God, not many gods, as most Arabs believed. This God was creator of the world, and He would one-day judge mankind. The
  • Islam vs christianity
    islam vs christianity Similarities and Differences between Christianity and Islam The Muslim and Christian religions are two religions that share many concepts and beliefs while at the same time having major differences in some areas of faith. The Islamic religion was influenced in part by Christianity but developed into a very different practice with its own unique rituals, prayers, and beliefs. In the Muslim faith, their primary source of religious belief is the Qur’an, which was written by th
  • Islam
    Islam Islam It is averaged that there are 750 million people practicing Islam. Islam is actually derived form Christianity. History books indicates that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel. The message Muhammad received told him that there was but one God, not many gods, as most Arabs believed. This God was creator of the world, and He would one day judge mankind. The word Islam means "surrender" or "submission," submissi
  • Islamic history and beyond
    islamic history and beyond The UnIslamic Nation of Islam The mention of the “Nation of Islam” will undoubtedly cause an immense number of responses in any situation. To some, this organization symbolizes blatant racism. To others, it is seen as a savior of the black community. Regardless of one’s opinion of the Nation, though, the differences between The first, and most astonishing, difference between the Nation and traditional Islam is the role of race in the church’s philosophy. the Nation’s p
  • Islamic Religion
    Islamic Religion Islamic Religion Todays Muslims are branded as terrorists or fudamentalist. But their religion is a gentle religion. On the Arabian Penninsula, home of the Arabs, was isolated and they were able to develop their civilization without outside influences. It is about 1 million miles square, that is located between the Red sea and the Persian Gulf. There are two distinctive regions. The first has well-watered valleys between mountains and the second is arid plains and desert. Grass
  • Islamic Religion1
    Islamic Religion1 The word "Islam" is an Arabic word which means "submission to the will of God". This word comes from the same root as the Arabic word "salam", which means "peace". As such, the religion of Islam teaches that in order to achieve true peace of mind and surety of heart, one must submit to God and live according to His Divinely revealed Law. The most important truth that God revealed to mankind is that there is nothing divine or worthy of being worshipped except for Almighty God, t
  • Religions
    religions Christianity was traditionally understood to be founded by Jesus of Nazareth. Paul of Tarsus, after his conversion on the road to Damascus, worked tirelessly to establish Christianity among both Jews and God-fearing Gentiles of the Diaspora. Clues in the New Testament indicate that there was a significant rift between Paul and the Jewish leadership early in the history of the Church. It is primarily Paul\'s writings which has most influenced the Church today. Christians span the globe
  • The Druze Religion
    The Druze Religion The Druze Religion In the Middle East are many religions. The most found religions are Muslim, Christianity, and Judaism. One religion you will most likely not hear about is the religion of the Druze. It is a very secretive and small religion. Not many documents and information on this practice are released to people outside the religion. The Druze are known for their belligerence and independence. The Druze religion is a small, old, unique, and mysterious practice. The histor
  • The Five Doctrinal Tenets of Islam
    The Five Doctrinal Tenets of Islam Final Graded Copy Grade: 95 The Five Doctrinal Tenets of Islam: Supporting Pillars for the Faithful The Five Doctrinal Tenets of Islam: Supporting Pillars for the Faithful I. Introduction to Islam A. Numbers in Islam B. The Prophet Muhammad and the Hadith II. The Five Pillars of Islam A. The Statement of Faith (Shahadah) B. The Establishment of Prayers (Salah) C. The Giving of Alms (Zakah) D. Fasting (Sawm) E. Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) III. The Effect of the F
  • Turkey
    turkey Religion Islam is a monotheistic religion practiced by Muslims. They believe that Allah gave revelations to the Prophet Muhammed through the Angel Gabriel around A.D. 600. Jesus Christ and the prophets of the New Testament are accepted as Islamic precepts. During their rule of the Ottoman Empire, Islamic laws dictated the way of life for the Turks. In 1924 with the new republic government, Islamic Law was abolished as a state religion. The government removed religion from public policy an
  • What does the Bible say about Muhammad
    What does the Bible say about Muhammad What Does The Bible Say About Muhammad, The Prophet Of Islam? Peace & Blessings Of Allah Be Upon Him By: Br Ahmad Deedat "Say: \'Do you see whether this message be from Allah (God Almighty), and yet you reject it, and a witness from among the Children of Israel bore witness of one like him.\' " (the Holy Quran 46:10) Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, The subject of this evening\'s talk - "What the Bible says about Muhammad" will no doubt come as a surpris
  • What does the Bible say about Muhammad1
    What does the Bible say about Muhammad1 Chapter One : Christian Muslim Responses Debate on TV At the end of the debate - "Christianity and Islam" - which appeared on the SABC-TV program "Cross Questions" on Sunday 5th June 1983, the Chairman, Mr. Bill Chalmers commented: "I think it can be said from this discussion that there is, at present, somewhat more accommodation on the Islamic side for the founder of Christianity than there is on the Christian side for the founder of Islam. What the signi
  • Islam More Than A Religion
    Islam More Than A Religion Islam More Than A Religion Despite its huge following around the world and the growing Muslim communities in the United States, Islam is foreign to most Americans who are familiar with Christianity or Judaism. Because most Americans know little or nothing about Islam, they have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and rituals. The negative image many people in the United States and Europe have of Islam and the Muslim world has a long history. Many have judged Islam
  • Bahrain
    Bahrain Table of Contents Section Page History 3 Cultural and Societal 5 Education 10 Business Climate 12 Government and Military 16 OVERVIEW OF BAHRAIN History of Bahrain Bahrain was once part of the ancient civilization of Dilmun and served as an important link in trade routes between Sumeria and the Indus Valley as much as 5000 years ago. Since the late 18th century Bahrain has been governed by the Al-Khalifa family, which created close ties to Britain by signing the General Treaty of Peace
  • Christinanity
    Christinanity There are hundreds of religions in this world. Of them two are the most prominent. Islam and Christianity. It is averaged that there are 750 million people practicing Islam, and another 1 billion practicing Christianity. The start of Islam is actually derived form Christianity, history books indicates that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel (In Christianity this is the same Angel which brings the news of J
  • History of islam
    history of islam Islam Essay: Explain the practices and beliefs of Islam. Use historical Context. Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idols worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim the belief the voice was that of the angel Gabriel it said, “Proclaim.” When Muhammad asked what