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ISLAM or CHRISTIANITY - Which Religion Is Better?

Islam and Christianity are two of the world's biggest religions and while the big similarities among others between them is that they're both

monotheistic religions meaning that they believe in one God there are several differences between them

How's it going everyone I'm Leroy Kenton, and this is another episode of FTD facts now

This is part of our which is better episode series like our other episodes in this series

We aren't really concluding which religion is going to be better

But rather sharing both religions with you so that you guys can have a clearer understanding

And then you as the viewers make your own decision so guys let me know down below in the comment section which religion is better

Islam or Christianity

Okay, so let's begin Islam is currently the second largest religion in the world after Christianity

But if demographic trends continue Islamic followers are expected to overtake the number of Christian followers by the end of the 21st

Century now just to clarify when referring to Christians

I'm combining both Protestant Christians and Catholic Christians under the same umbrella in this episode all right now members of

Christianity and Islam would have us believe that they are poles apart

But their histories begin in exactly the same place in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve

Also Islam and Christianity along with the Judaism are known as Abrahamic faiths

Meaning that they believe that the biblical prophet abraham was one of the original fathers of the faith

in the quran the prophet

Abraham was known as a beloved servant of god and because of abraham's devotion to god

God made many of abraham's descendants prophets to their own people

Now the story of the Prophet Abraham being commanded to sacrifice his son is known in both Christianity and

Islam in Islam that son is Ishmael and it was through his lineage that Islam was

established through the Prophet Muhammad

In Christianity the son that was supposed to be sacrificed was Isaac and through the line of Isaac

came many prophets like Jacob Joseph Moses David

Solomon and of course Jesus Christ

Okay, so let's take a look at the scripture so the holy book in Christianity is the Bible and it's said to be the inspired

Word of God

this means different things to different people but

basically it means that Christians believe that the books of the Bible were written by many people over a

1,500 year period and those people were guided by the Spirit of God through divine

Inspiration these writings came in the form of poetry songs stories and genealogies where we see personal

expression of mortals working hand-in-hand with God

Now the Koran on the other hand is said to be the Word of God dictated directly to Muhammad and written down word-for-word

Without the personal

expression of one or many humans now the truest reading of the quran has to be in its original

arabic form because translating it into other languages can also take away from the

interpretation of the quran

So how has the interpretation of the holy books effected their evolution in

Christianity has been able to evolve throughout its history it has been able to adopt with scientific technological

And economic and moral developments you can see this because there are over

30,000 denominations or branches associated with christianity there are divisions

However between the different groups on issues such as the nature of Jesus and the relevancy of the Pope

Islam however is very different in that

department with the number of Islamic sects

Estimated to be less than 100 now due to the nature of the Quran Islam requires that the society adopts to it rather than in

Christianity particularly in the New Testament

it's more adaptive to a society and

Except for the political separation along the sunni-shia divide is LOM has not particularly

shifted and has far less

divisions within the religion

Now regarding Jesus right so Islam accepts that Jesus of Nazareth

Did exist and that he was born of the Virgin Mary?

But Islam also believes that Jesus was simply another

prophet equal to previous prophets like Abraham and Moses

Muslims believe that Muhammad is the final messenger and is superior to all previous prophets that came before him

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God which makes him equal to God and before he came to earth as a man

He is accepted as the second person of the Trinity and also called the Word of God who became flesh and lived on this earth

His lab doesn't believe in the idea that Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross

They believe that God spared him from it and took it upon himself

for Christians the sacrifice that God made by

Sacrificing his son for the sins of humanity is the focal point of the entire faith and without that act the world would remain

hopeless in sin now

I want to talk about the Trinity or the

Godhead and it's a core belief in Christianity that says that there is one God who has three manifestations

the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit kind of like a

Corporation who may have three founders, but they have different roles under the umbrella of the same corporation

I think that analogy makes some sense to kind of understand what's going on there

Muslims however believe that they practice pure monotheism, that is not affected by

concepts like the

Trinity where God is three but somehow one and the core belief of Islam is that there is no God worthy of worship?

but God

It's a simple concept in which worship is directed to Allah alone now in terms of what leads to salvation

Islam teaches a salvation based on work to achieve it a Muslim must keep the five pillars of Islam

Confessed the Shahada. There is no god, but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet

Muslims have to kneel in prayer towards Mecca five times a day

They have to fast during the daylight hours one month of the year which is Ramadan

They also need to give money to the poor and make a pilgrimage to Mecca sometime in their lifetime

Islam teaches that on the day of judgment people will have their good and evil deeds weighed in the balance

So the standard for judgment is the actions that they take whether they're good or bad

Now Christianity teaches that a person is saved by the grace which is a gift from God?

through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus and on the note of

Salvation and judgment. That's exactly where I'm gonna end this episode

But before I end off this entire video you got to check out our facts about Islam part 1 and part 2

The links to those videos are down below in the video description where I cover a lot of the history and information about Islam that

Really surprised you and nearly 1.5

Million people have watched both of those videos the discussion in the debate going on in the comments sections is

Unreal and very insightful tens of thousands of people have started to join in from all different religious backgrounds

It's been a great conversation so again the link down below two surprising facts about Islam part 1 & 2 are below

but in conclusion now some similarities between the two religions again both Islam and Christianity are

Abrahamic monotheistic religions both Islam and Christianity

Have practices or duties that are central to the life of their religious community

Catholics are expected to take part in as many as seven sacraments as

Possible while Muslims are expected to practice all five of the pillars of Islam both Islam

And Christianity are based primarily

On the lives and teachings of men sent by God be sure to leave any requests on future topics that you want us to do

A video about here on FTD facts, and yeah, let me know which religion is better

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Hey, and he made it to the end of another video

Don't forget to check out our facts about Islam part 1 and 2 we have a bunch of videos on religion on this channel

So go ahead check something out. Thanks for watching guys, and I'll see you real soon

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