Children of Abraham, The

"Now the Lord said to Abram, '. . . by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves'" (Genesis 12: 1a, 3b)

"And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise." (Galatians 3:29)

". . . It is the community of your father Abraham; He (God) called you Muslims before and in this revelation. . ." (Qur'an 22:78)

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are the three great monotheistic religious traditions, each claiming to be the descendants of Abraham, each proclaiming the one and only God, creator of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. In this six part series from March 4, 2007 to April 22, 2007, we compared and contrasted how these three faiths view (1) the person of God, (2) God's people, (3) how we should live the holy life, (4) the relationship between believers and nonbelievers, and (5) the goal of human history: the end of time.

Presentations were by David Monyak

Downloads: Presentations

1. Introduction to the Sacred Stories of Judaism and Islam

2. The Person of God

3. God's People

4. The Holy Way of Life

5. The Believers and the Unbelievers

6. The End of Days


Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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