Religions are similar

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How is it that three different religious fashions are so similar at their very essence? Although Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are different religions, they are similar in many ways. While each religion has a broad spectrum, their basic belief systems are more alike than we think. The three religions have similar positions in believing in a higher power, similar law systems, and they all three are led by a prophet. These core beliefs and their fundamental teachings can tie the three religions together.

In all three religions, they believe in a higher power. Judaism states, "I will be your God and you will be my people." In Christianity we read, "Christ has come and the kingdom of God has come." The Koran says, "There is no God but God." Each religion mentions their higher power, the "one" followers listen to when it comes to the laws.

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have similar laws.

Judaism has the Ten Commandments, as does Christianity . Islam has the 'Opening book of Mecca' which mentions laws to follow that are similar to the Ten Commandments. All three religions have moral beliefs that lead their ways of life.

In every one of these religions, there is a prophet who lead them. In Judaism, they had Moses. He led the Israelites out of Egypt. In Christianity, they had Jesus. He saved his people by "dying for their sins". In Islam they had Muhammad. He had visions of how religion should be formed. Each led followers toward the right path. They each taught their people the belief systems.

Because these religions are similar at the foundation, they unite people in many aspects. The belief systems of each are such that people follow and encounter similar outcomes. For example, divine interventions or through spiritual...