Islam vs. Christianity

December 21, 2007 at 5:16 am (evolving atheist)

Basically, the split comes down to Abraham’s son, Ishmael.

Muslims believe that God revealed the Qur’an to Muhammad, God’s final prophet, and regard the Qur’an and the Sunnah (words and deeds of Muhammad) as the fundamental sources of Islam. They do not regard Muhammad as the founder of a new religion, but as the restorer of the original monotheistic faith of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. Islamic tradition holds that Judaism and Christianity distorted the messages of these prophets over time either in interpretation, in text, or both.


The name Christian means “belonging to Christ” or ” Partisan of Christ” and was first applied to the disciples at Antioch as recorded in Acts 11.26. The earliest recorded use of the term “Christianity” was by Ignatius of Antioch.


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