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Transcript of Western religions
A man named Abraham said he could hear and speak to God
God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son to prove he believed in God.
Abraham was going to, and God believed Abraham so God asked him to sacrifice a goat instead
Jerusalem is birthplace of Judaism
Jewish holy book is called the Torah
Abraham is the leader, or the prophet, of Judaism
Star of David, connects God, Torah, and Israel
Jesus is born Jewish
He spreads the 'new word' of God called Christianity
Some are converted to Christianity and become Christian
Others do not convert and remain Jewish.
Jesus is the prophet, or leader, of Christianity
Holy book is called the Bible
Old and New testaments
Cross symbolizes his death
Angel Gabriel then speaks to Muhammad giving the message of Allah, or God.
Muhammad is the prophet and spreads the new word
New religion is Islam
Followers are Muslim
Birthplace is in Saudi Arabia, in the cities of Mecca and Medina
Muslims believe Allah is God
Religious book is Qur'an/Koran
Symbols Star and Crescent and Allah
Five Pillars hold up Muslim faith (add this to your notes)
The Koran is the perfect Word of God
The Bible is only the Truth in the parts where it is in agreement with the Koran.
•There is only one true God. There is no Holy Trinity
•Jesus is not God [5:72]. Anyone that believes that will go to hell.
•There is no original sin. God forgave Adam. For that reason there is no need for a Saviour [2:36-37].
•Jesus did not die on the cross, and Jesus was not raised from the dead.
Not allowed to worship idols, false images of God, not allowed to show humans in artwork
: during the ninth month of Islamic calendar, they fast every day for a month
Five Pillars of Islam
: The base of the Islamic faith: confession of faith, prayer, charity, Ramadan, and hajj.
: Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca that takes place in the last month of the year, and that all Muslims are expected to make at least once during their lifetime.
Read to your desk partner
The middle east is the birthplace of the 3 most poplar religions; Judaism, christianity, islam
Why do you think these religions all began in the region of the Middle East? (the answer is not "given" but think, what do these three religions have in common? Think about the
of the three religions)
Maybe these religions all began in the Middle East is because _____________________________________________________.
Middle East Religions
Title your notes:
I will speculate why the three western religions began in the same place
What corrections could be made?
Words to look out for
Add to your table of contents:
(Creagh's HR, you will have Wednesday folders, not Tuesday folders this week)
Something to ponder while you glue your notes in your ISN)