Compare and Contrast Judaism with Christianity. There are many similarities and differences between Judaism and Christianity. Some of these are their religious beliefs, Jesus, heaven and hell, original sin, the trinity. This therefore leads the two religions to follow different paths of worship even if they worship the same god. Christianity was founded from Judaism. The first people to convert to Christianity were Jews so Christianity was seen as a branch of Judaism.

The converts, who were encouraged by the Apostle Paul, eventually acknowledged that their faith was distinct from Judaism. Although the two religions share some of the same beliefs, there are vital differences between the two. Judaism is called the religion of the Jews and was the first faith to believe in one God. Christianity then followed that belief. Both religions are based on monotheism (that there is only one God). Christians believe that Jesus was the Son of God and a part of the Trinity, The Trinity is made up of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Judaism's view on Jesus is that he was just a human, a great storyteller and a prophet. He was not the Son of God. Judaism's view is that the Christian view of the trinity is a weakening of God's power. God can not be made up of three parts, even is those three parts are mysteriously united. One point is for sure that no born Jewish person can believe that Jesus was the literal Son of God. Christians also believe that Jesus died on the cross to repent the sin's of man.

On the other hand, Judaism believes that Jesus did not die to repent man's sins. Sins are not repented by Jesus's death, but by just seeking forgiveness. The Christians think that no person is correct in saying that Jesus is not God's but do not go to extraordinarily extreme lengths to prove them wrong or persecute them, but they also believe that every one is entitled to their own opinion. Judaism does not accept the thought of original sin, the idea that people are bad from birth and cannot remove sin by themselves. An act of grace provided by the sacrificial death of Jesus as resentment for all of humanity's sins. For Christians, there are no other forms of salvation other than through Jesus.

The Jewish view is that humans are not born naturally good or naturally bad. They have both a good and a bad inclination in them, but they are free to choose the good and the bad, this free moral can be more powerful than the evil inclination. Indeed, Jewish ethics require the idea that humans decide for themselves how to act. This is so because temptation, and with it the possibility of sin, allows people to choose good and thus have moral merit.

The Jewish view is not that humans are helpless in the face of moral error. Many Jewish thinkers noted that since, essentially, God is filled with mercy and love, punishment is not to be considered to be eternal. There are, similarly, many varying conceptions of paradise, such as that paradise is the place where we finally understand the true concept of God. It is also possible that there is no separate Heaven and Hell, only lesser or greater distance from God after death. In addition, punishment might be self-determined on the basis of suffering in kind the suffering the person brought about. That is, Judaism doesn't have a clear sense of Heaven and Hell, with different places in Hell for different punishments.

Rather, the idea is that God uses the afterlife to provide ultimate justice and for the wicked to seek some sort of final redemption. o Google search: Judaism Google search: Christianity A spectators guide to world religions.