Do Abrahamic Religions Worship the Same God?The question of whether a God is common for the 3 major Abrahamic Religions has been a puzzle for hundreds of years. This essay will analyse the arguments for both point of views. I will highlight similarities and differences between the three faiths; Christianity, Judaism and Islam.center645646″I believe there is a universal God.
I believe the God that the Muslim prays to is the same God that I pray to. After all, we all came from Abraham. I believe in that universality.”George W. Bush 5850020000″I believe there is a universal God. I believe the God that the Muslim prays to is the same God that I pray to. After all, we all came from Abraham.
I believe in that universality.”George W. Bush Many people agree that God is common across the religions. They often suggest that differences in things like names (Allah, Yahweh) are due to cultural differences and versions of the same global belief. Many also call upon the “oneness” of God with similar divine properties. They all believe there is exactly one God. This common point of agreement is equivalent to the notion that all Gods are the same God. In other words, everyone who worships a God worships the same God, however different their views about God might be.
Furthermore some believe that God’s similarity can be recalled from the beginning when, in all 3 religions, Abraham was chosen to lead God’s nation. This unity in acceptance of Abraham is enough to show that it is the same God who chose Abraham. In addition to this God is supposed to have said that Abraham’s children would become the leaders of 3 great empires which are now known as Islam, Christianity and Judaism. (Elephant and the blind men.)On the other hand many believe that God cannot be the same for the three religions.
They state that there are many differences between the religions which in turn makes it unrealistic for the God to be the same. For example all of the religions worship God differently at different places. For example Muslims worship in a mosque and believe in the holiness of Mecca