In other words, humanity does not manifest its purpose of existence. Life is a far cry from the ideal claimed by religion, so that humanity needs salvation from its present condition.
Salvation in Islam and Christianity Islam and Christianity differ in significant and fundamental ways.
Many of these differences can be seen to be in direct contrast to one another. The Law of Non-Contradiction states that a thing and its opposite cannot both be true at the same time and in the same sense.
Thus, theological differences that exist in direct contrast with one another between Islam and Christianity cannot both be true in the same sense. This article addresses one fundamental doctrine of both, the doctrine of salvation or soteriology, using a compare and contrast approach.
The reader may use this material in conjunction with other similar analyses between Islam and Christianity to determine which presents a coherent worldview.
The first question to answer concerning soteriology is: Christianity teaches that all men in the gender- neutral sense have an inherent sin nature. This sin nature is a result of the fall of Adam, the first created being. Genesis 3 records the exchange between the serpent and Eve.
God gave Adam and Eve every good thing that He created to eat for their sustenance. They were forbidden only from eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge. But God also gave them moral responsibility and choice.
Sin ultimately resulted in both physical death and spiritual death—eternal separation from God. This one sin caused all future offspring to be born with a sin nature where, left to our inborn instincts, would live in sin continually. The bible tells us that this one sin condemned all mankind.
Islam, on the other hand, teaches that Adam did indeed sin, but it was his sin alone and had no bearing on future generations.
Sin in no way affected the relationship between man and Allah, because no relationship existed. Allah is a far distant God who cannot be known and does not enter into a personal relationship with man as in Christianity. Thus, no relationship was broken. With enmity between yourselves.
On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood,- for a time. Works do have a place in the life of a Christian, but only as evidence of a pre-existing faith James 2: Works or good deeds have no salvific value apart from faith Titus 3: In Islam salvation is achieved on the basis of good works alone.
The individual Muslim must produce good works and hope that at judgment day Allah will grant favor. Allah saves whom he will and punishes whom he will in what seems to be a purely capricious manner.
Jesus tells us in the Bible that he has gone to prepare a place for us, so that where he is we also may be John Full father-son relationship will be established as man dwells together with God Rev. The new earth and the new Jerusalem will be a place of righteousness, purity, joy.
Man will honor God and his son Jesus Christ, singing and dancing in expressive praise to them. The heaven of the Bible is a place of complete holiness and celebration. Rather, men males are the objects of worship, in that all earthly pleasures are at the disposal of worthy men who gain entrance into Paradise.
They will recline on Carpets, whose inner linings will be of rich brocade: In them will be Maidenschaste, restraining their glances, whom no man or Jinn before them has touched; Like unto Rubies and coral.Simply put, God's plan of salvation is the divine romance recorded in the pages of the Bible.
An Easy Explanation of Biblical Salvation Biblical salvation is God's way of providing his people deliverance from sin and spiritual death through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
In the religions of South Asia the concept of salvation figures in both Hinduism and Buddhism as liberation or release (Moksha). Moreover, this Sanskrit word is a close cognate of the Hebrew verb Hiph’il meaning to deliver or save indicating some commonality in the concept.
Salvation in Buddhism follows a different paradigm or template because human evil is not viewed as sin against God or violation of his commands.
Human evil is grounded in fundamental ignorance. It is not the simple ignorance of facts, but a blindness to our true nature as passion-ridden beings filled with hate, greed and the delusion of our own goodness. Buddhism began as a way to address the suffering that exists in the world, and was not overly-focused on ultimate salvation.
Soteriology of the Senses in Tibetan Buddhism * Holly Gayley Harvard University, e Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, 1 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA , USA.
Salvation is achieved through three basic ingredients: right belief, right knowledge, and right conduct (also called the three jewels or the three fold path of liberation) The path to salvation, is compared in Jaina works to a ladder with its two side poles and the central rungs forming the steps.