First Person Life

2006-01-03

PBS Does it again - Three Religions, One God

According to a new documentary by PBS, Christianity, Judaism, Islam are all essentially the same religion.

Documentary ties together 'Three Faiths, One God'

For starters, Jews, Christians and Muslims have "remarkably similar notions of the divine," says Karen Armstrong, author of "A History of God." Armstrong delves into those similarities, as do almost three dozen other experts, from Harvard, Yale and other universities and organizations such as the Progressive Muslim Union of North America, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance and the Church of England.


Everyone prays; the only difference is whether the faithful are summoned to do so by a bell, a horn, a gong or a human voice. A Muslim prayer ends with the words "Peace be with you." Rabbi David Rosen, the American Jewish Committee's international director of interreligious affairs, says of the New Testament, the Torah and the Quran, "In essence, they are the same book."


This trash continues to be spread. These three are neither the same nor even complimentary. All have distinctive features. Most notably, Christianity is based on salvation through Jesus Christ. That salvation was wrought for us and is not accomplished by us. Christ says, "No one comes to the father except by me." They do not approach God through Mohammed or by following the law of Moses. One can only approach God through the life and work of Jesus Christ who is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.



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