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The main difference between the three great world religions of today Judaism Christianity and Islam is the way each religion views the man known as Jesus of Nazareth For many Jews Jesus is a scholar or perhaps a rabbi in the Jewish community who overstepped his boundaries into self-proclaimed divinity to some Jews Jesus Christ did not exist at all To Christians he is the son of an all-loving and all-powerful god Finally for the people of the Islamic faith Jesus is another prophet in the long line of prophets in the Jewish tradition Despite this major difference however these three religions are very compatible holding many of the same values and principles It is these principles and their belief in the same God and not the belief about the divinity or status of one mortal man that bind together the spirits of these peopleJudaisms basic tenants the Ten Commandments are also held by the Christians of the world Many of the Muslim laws outlined in the Koran mirror these commandments The first of the commandments given to Moses states You shall not make for yourself an idol whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth You shall not bow down to them or worship them for I the Lord your God am a jealous God punishing children for the iniquity of parents to the third and forth generation of those who reject me New Oxford Annotated Bible Ex 204-6is very similar to a passage in the Koran that states Call the sinners their wives and the idols that they worshipped besides Allah and lead them to the path of hell Keep them there for questioning Saint 106 Both laws state that any belief in a god other than Allah known as Yahweh to the Jews and I am to the Christians is strictly forbidden and
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