The decisive issue between Islam and Christianity is, quite simply, the gospel—the Bible’s account of what God has done, is doing, and will yet do through his Son to redeem his creation. It is this “good news” story of the Creator’s eternal, Son-centered plan of redemption that reveals to us who our Creator truly is. This gospel story is the watershed issue that exposes the dramatic difference between Islam and Christianity. It is not until this difference is grasped that the question of what Christianity and Islam may or may not hold in common can even be addressed.
ast winter, the Internet was abuzz over the question “Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?” A cacophony of largely Christian voices exhausted themselves arguing these complex issues, to almost no one’s satisfaction. This isn’t the first time people have debated this question, and unfortunately, it may not be the last.
Essay 4 – Comparing Christianity and Islam | Comparison …
These two scenarios represent dramatically different degrees of “sameness.” The first involves the same office, same occupant, and at least some overlap in the occupant’s attributes; the second involves the same office but nothing more. Translated into theological terms this is the difference between (1) largely overlapping but in some ways different understandings of the one Creator, versus (2) two different claimants to the title of Creator, the one being the true God and the other an impostor—a false idol who is no God at all. Is the Christianity/Islam difference a version of the first or the second?
Comparison Chart -- Islam and Christianity - NAMB
After Sara was cleansed Abraham and Sara had another child who would later become the king of the Christians and Jews.
Big similarities little differences
unlike the first comparison of Christianity and Islamic which had big differences little similarities, Jews and Christians believe in the big things but have changed a few small things down the road.
Comparison Chart -- Islam and Christianity
Understanding what Islam and Christianity do and do not hold in common is an important task these days, but asking whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God will not get us there. If our goal is to compare these two religions we need to shift our focus to a much more illuminating question: How do Christianity and Islam differ? With the answer to this question in hand, ironically, we are in a better position to address the “sameness” question.
Compare Women in Christianity and Islam
Which may attribute to these top dogs success.
Now on a large scale; for example founders, location and languages these religions are very different.
Different on a large scale
founded: C.30 Ad
place founded: palestine
early leaders: Jesus, Peter, Paul
original languages: Aramaic, Greek
founded: 622 CE
place founded: Arabian Peninsula
early leaders: Muhammed
original languages: Arabic
world ranks of the top dogs in western religion
when you see 2 billion and 1.3 billion adherents for the top 2 religions you may think that's not that much for the top 2 religions this scale breaks it down further to show you that these religions are huge.
major location today: Europe north and south America
major location today: Middle east, southeast Asia
adherent in USA: 159 million, in Canada: 21 million, in United Kingdom: 51 million
adherents in USA: 1.1 million, in Canada: 500,000 , in United Kingdom: 1.6 million
Similar in the little things
Now, Christianity and Islamic may not be similar in their basic make up, buts its the little things that make up an organization, and these two successful organizations have very similar details.
Both religions have a sacred text, the bible for the Christians and the Qur'an for the Muslims.
Comparing Christianity and Islam
It is this gospel that informs the gaping divide between Christianity and Islam. Christianity recognizes, embraces, and proclaims this Son-centered plan and the triune God it reveals to all who will hear. Islam repudiates this Son-centered plan and the divine triunity it reveals and substitutes a dramatically different proposal in its place. If our goal is to compare Christianity and Islam, this is the difference we need to grasp.