Judge Whom?

All religions must deal with the idea of life after death. Whether their belief is that there isn't life after death or they simply believe that everyone continues life somewhere. Two of the major religions in the world believe that there is life after death and that you must believe in God to receive everlasting life. One of the key aspects of everlasting life is Judgment Day. That is the day that God returns to the world and grants entrance to Heaven to all who have believed and followed God's teaching. Judgment day in both the Islam and Christian societies are very similar with slight differences being found when discussing what other religions will also be saved. A good example of these similarities can be found in comparing the Koran, book three: verse one hundred eighty-five and Matthew, chapter twelve: verse thirty-six. Here you find the punishment for the sinners of the world. The Koran says, "Every soul shall have the taste of death: and only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved from the fire and has been admitted to the Garden will have succeeded." Here the Koran is stating that only those who have done right and tried to live good lives will go on to the Garden. In Matthew you will find, "And I say to you, that every careless word that men shall speak, they shall render account for it on the Day of Judgment." Here Matthew is stating that sinners will have to face their deeds on the Day of Judgment. Even though the Koran and the book of Matthew are looking at Judgment Day from opposite sides they are both stating that only the good will go to the Garden while the sinners will be left.

Another wonderful example of congruency in the Koran and the New Testament can be found when comparing the Book Yaa Siin: verses fifty-one to fifty-six and the Book of First Thessalonians, chapter five: verse two. "They will say, "Woe to us! Who has roused us from our beds?" This is what God the Compassionate has promised, for the prophets spoke the truth. It will be just one single blast, whereupon all of them will be brought together before us. And on that day no soul will be wronged in anything, and you will not be rewarded except for what you did," here the Koran is stating that the dead will rise in a single blast and take those who have done right in God's name. The Second book of Peter says, "For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night." Here Peter is reminding us that when God comes again that it will be sudden and we must be ready. The similarities between these two entries profoundly show that both of these religions are extremely close in their beliefs of who will go with God.

One of the few contrasting points between the Koran and the New Testament can be found in the book The Table: verse sixty-nine. Here the Koran states, "Indeed, be they Muslims, Jews, Sabians, or Christians, those who believe in God and the final day and who do good have nothing to fear, and they will not grieve." You can tell that the Christians contrast this view by reading book 2:verse 113 of the Koran. "The Jews say: "The Christians have naught upon" and the Christians say: "The Jews have naught upon" yet they profess to study the same book. Like unto their word is what these say who know not; but Allah will judge between them in their quarrel on the Day of Judgment." It is obvious that the Koran is pointing out how idiotic it is for the Christians to dislike the Jews and vice-versa. Seeing how they both study the life of Jesus and the word of God. While the Muslims seem so tolerant of the other religions that believe in God.

The Christians and the Islams share many aspects in their thoughts of God and what is required to have ever-lasting life. Their ideas of Judgment Day also have a great deal in common. From how it will happen to whom it will happen too. They do have a few differences in how tolerable they are of other religions, but overall Christians just seem to be a parent of the Islam Nation.

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