Leader Resource 1: Judaism-Christianity-Islam

Cut along the lines to create slips. Participants attach the slips to the prepared poster board with masking tape.

              Judaism                        Christianity                            Islam

monotheism

monotheism; some Trinitarian

monotheism

angels, demons, the Devil

angels, demons, the Devil

angels, demons, the Devil

false prophet

Son of God, savior of humankind

real but not final prophet of God

normal birth

virgin birth

virgin birth

yes

yes

wasn't crucified; ascended to heaven

Jesus will not be resurrected

Jesus was resurrected

Jesus will be resurrected

Eve ate the fruit and gave it to Adam

Eve ate the fruit and gave it to Adam

Both Adam and Eve picked the fruit

some believe a messiah will come; Jesus was not the Messiah

Jesus will return as Messiah

Jesus will return as Messiah

two equal impulses, one good, one bad

sinful by nature

equal ability to do good or evil

Saturday, Sabbath

Sunday, Sabbath

Friday, not a Sabbath

interpretation is possible to determine God's will

to some, the word of God, infallible; to some, inspired by God, fallible

literal word of God, infallible

others are false interpretations and extensions of Judaism

Judaism true but incomplete religion; Islam false religion

others are respected, but thought to have wrong and partial revelation

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