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Religion: Eastern and Western
Different people have different morals and teachings that they live by. These morals and teachings, referred to as central beliefs, are influenced by their religion and religious practices. Many of these teachings are still alive in today’s world. Two major religions that are growing rapidly throughout the world are Christianity and Islam. History teaches that they both have similar teachings being that they are monotheistic religions. The evolution of Christianity and Islam religions have spread all around the continent in support of two influential prophets. Jesus Christ and Muhammad were leaders that stressed the importance of their faiths and practices in everyday life.
Christianity’s faith was established from the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus was born a Jew in the land of Israel as the son of God. His mother was Mary and her husband’s name was Joseph. As a virgin, Mary conceived Him by the Holy Spirit which, according to the Christian doctrine, He is considered to be the reincarnation of God born as “flesh” into a human being (Fisher. P., 2014). God sent His son so that there would be life. Jesus’s baptism by John the Baptist was merely an announcement that the Messiah had arrived. This is when His ministry began. Jesus taught his followers that in order to follow Him they would have to leave worldly things and self-centered thinking behind. His teachings focused more on the Spirit and worship of His Father. One of the most important objectives was to live righteously so that the reward would be a life in Heaven. He performed many miracles to prove that He was the Messiah sent to teach the people the way of life. Miracles that Jesus performed were symbolic and gained the attention of the people. He fed a multitude of people…...

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