In today’s society, it is nearly impossible to turn on the television or read the news without hearing something influenced by either Christianity or Islam. They are among the largest religions in the world, and they affect events around the world every day. These religions share a similar message and history from their major prophets, and the original messages were prophesied to bring peace and happiness to those who follow the religion. However, it only takes a few corrupt occasions to skew the interpretation of these prophetic messages and the opinion of the religion from an outside source. By understanding the life, message, and the lasting effects these two major prophets place on our world today, society can understand the root of what is supposed to be followed in each religion instead of how humans interpret those messages and prophets.
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Jesus, according to religious writings, was born of woman but conceived of God. This is referred to as the virgin birth. Traveling for census his family was in Bethlehem at the time of his birth. They then returned to Nazareth where Jesus grew up. Little is known about Jesus childhood in Nazareth (Fisher, 2005). We have records of his traveling to the Holy city of Jerusalem at the age of twelve. For all intents and purposes his ministry really seems to have begun around the age of thirty years of age. It ended at roughly thirty four years old in crucifixion. As for children or wives, there is no record that Jesus had either. Jesus was executed by the Romans at the request of the religious leaders of the day who felt him to be a radical. According then to religious text three days later he arose from the dead, later ascending to heaven. For all accounts the life of Jesus was a peaceful one that fulfilled Old Testament prophecies of the Jewish faith for the savior’s arrival.
Muhammad received revelations from God, referred to as Allah, and they were recorded in the Qur’an. The Qur’an is the...