3 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Christian views of Old Testament

Reader comment on item: Hungary: Not "Submitting to Islam"
in response to reader comment: You forget that Christianity regards the old testament as sacred

Submitted by Raul Marks (United States), Aug 17, 2018 at 18:33

The OT has laid out 613 commandments, how many of those does Christian teaching honor? I don't know but they honor a lot less than Islam.

In fact the Quran and the Old Testament are nearly identical in content (eg the story of Moses) as well as tone (the nature of God, the nature of laws concerning ritual purity/menstruation/etc, laws regarding adultery, commerce, etc). The New Testament is a radical departure from the Old Testament. So much so that Christianity is considered a religion separate from Judaism. In fact, if one thought of Islam as a sect within Judaism, it could not be considered an unreasonable assumption.

The fundementals of faith and law cannot be dimissed as "beyond the point".

In fact, Maimonides' principles of faith are almost identical to that of Islam's, and very divergent from Christianity.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Christian views of Old Testament by Raul Marks

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)