Jesus and Mohammad Paper

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Christians and Muslims have always had their own beliefs, in some ways they are similar. Christians and Muslims both believe in only one God. Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God, and Muslims believe that Mohammad is Allah's prophet. They both believe their ancestry is from Abraham. There are many differences in the two; this article will show the lives and history of Jesus and Mohammad. The impact that their deaths had on the Christian and Muslim people, the ways that both people are worshipped, and how both their messages are being carried out in the world today.

The life of Jesus began when he was born to Mary the virgin mother, around 4bce. The name Jesus means "God saves". (Fisher, 2005) People do believe that Jesus was sent to earth to live as humans live, suffer as humans suffer, die to redeem humankind and gloriously rise again.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) To Christians Jesus is not just the founder of Christianity, but the heart of Christianity. Jesus was never married and had no children. Jesus was born poor, he struggled and, he was tempted by Satan. He knew hunger, thirst, and agony. He suffered on the cross and died in agony.

Jesus traveled with his parents to Jerusalem for Passover when he was 12 years old. He was lost from his parents and, they found him in a temple with Rabbi's discussing the Torah. (Fisher, 2005) The Rabbi's were impressed with the knowledge and understanding that Jesus had. Jesus asked John the Baptist to perform his baptism; John was at the Jordan River to baptize people. John did not think he was suitable to...