I researched this for you, hope it helps <3
Islam is a religion. Religion involves doing things, saying prayers, keeping rituals. However, Christian faith is not a religion but a restored relationship. You can have a relationship with Jesus right now. There is no waiting to see what will happen to you at death. You can claim the promise of eternal life now and know that you are going to heaven when you die. Jesus told a religious man, Nicodemus, that he must be born again. A spiritual rebirth must take place now. (Don’t assume all Christians have this relationship. There are cultural Christians.)
There are 3 main differences between Islam & Christianity:
1. Christians believe in the Trinity, meaning that God has 3 forms (Father, Son, Holy Ghost/ Spirit).
While in Islam,
(a) Trinity is totally rejected. Jesus is neither God, nor Son of God (in the literal sense). Jesus was a human prophet and not divine.
(a) Muslims worship only God, the one and only the creator of the universe.
(b) This God (the Quran refers to as Allah) is the God and creator of Jesus and is the same God that Jesus in the current Bible refers to as Father and to whom Jesus used to pray.
(c) Muslims consider Mohammad, Moses, and Jesus as prophets and messengers sent by God (“messengers” is term that refers to prophets who brought holy scriptures to their people as a message from God). These prophets were human beings, not divine, and should not be worship directly or indirectly.
(d) Muslims believe that each human being can be called son/daughter of God because he/she was created by God. So there is nothing special or divine about Jesus being called son of God and therefore Jesus should not be worshiped.
(e) Finally, angels (such as Gabriel) are servants/agents of God. Angels are created by God; therefore, they are not divine and should not be worshiped.
2. The Quran says Jesus did not die on the cross, but God made it appear that way to people. Furthermore, the Quran also says that Jesus was ascended to Heaven by God. Most Christians today insist Jesus was crucified and died on the cross, but two days later was resurrected.
3. Christians believe in the concept of “Original Sin” which means that human beings are born as sinners , bearing the burden of the “Original Sin” of Adam and Eve. Muslims do not believe in the ” Original Sin” for 2 main reasons:
(a) In the Quran, God forgave Adam for what he has done, and
(b) according to the Quran, no one should be made to bear the burden of someone else’s sin or mistake because it is unfair.
CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM
The all-important difference between Christianity and Judaism is the Person of Jesus Christ. Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of a coming Messiah / Savior (Isaiah 7:14;9:6-7;Micah 5:2). Judaism often recognizes Jesus as a good teacher, and perhaps even a prophet of God. Judaism does not believe that Jesus was the Messiah. Taking it a step further, Christianity teaches that Jesus was God in the flesh (John 1:1,14;Hebrews 1:8). Christianity teaches that God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ so He could lay down His life to pay the price for our sins (Romans 5:8;2 Corinthians 5:21). Judaism strongly denies that Jesus was God or that such a sacrifice was necessary.
Found this on the /r/Christianity subreddit. I feel that this still holds true today, as Christians (I’m not talking Westboro, even non-radical Christians) are avidly persecuted each and everyday in a world that claims political correctness and tolerance towards all people. Thoughts?
The atheist can’t find God for the same reason that a thief can’t find a police officer….the thief can’t find the officer cause the thief isn’t looking but God offers Himself to all of us with air that He provides every second of day & night to seek Him…trust me, God does not lie…seek and you will more than find…take heart in that <3
“Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.”
“You can keep sinning, and God will just keep forgiving you, no matter what. This is true, but it doesn’t matter, because: you don’t want to keep sinning. Sin has, time and again failed on its promise to satisfy, and God has always satisfied. God isn’t afraid of the bond you have with your sin because He knows it’s already letting you down. You want more, and He wants more for you.”
— Unka Glen