Sharing the Similarity of Having Conflicting Teachings

Sharing the Similarity of Having Conflicting Teachings

  • Submitted By: juniorlondo
  • Date Submitted: 11/18/2008 7:35 PM
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Fernando Londono
Religion studies
Dr. Judith Plaskow

The Bible and the Qur’an are both sacred texts used my many people for assistance trough life, they use these texts to reflect on and also to judge there actions in life. However, Islam and Christianity like many other religions share the similarity of having conflicting teachings on certain issues with in there texts. People who believe in these sacred texts often find explanations and resolutions to issues raised in the past and in the present. Yet it’s quite interesting when in the process of analyzing these texts how many conflicting perspectives can come up. When reading a book in the Old Testament and then comparing it to one in the New Testament, one can realize that they have contradictory teachings and a lot of confusion is created, and the same goes for the Qur’an. This is observed when discussing issues like marriage, war, men and women or when obeying rules left behind. It is clear that the Bible and the Quar’an enclose conflicting standpoints with in there sacred texts about Christianity and Islam.

Hgfudkfgsfnsufgafifbfbbbbrbxyrbrxncemc ryr wyrryrrrhwurrg g urqwrr uwe q wuerurfuyeruyuryruweyrmwrirumufsdimucxerm conflicts . An example of this can be the important theme of circumcision. In the Bible in Genesis its main topic is Abraham and the covenant of circumcision. It says in 17:10 “this is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; every man child among you shall be circumcised." God sets the condition that all of Abraham’s descendants must be circumcised in order to get the Promised Land but then when you read the book of the Galatians you realize Paul contradicts what is said in Genesis, because he says “Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you.”And “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.” Another...

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