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Christianity vs. Judaism Judaism and Christianity are both well established and respected religions.

Juda ism came before Christianity, and Judaism was the world s first monotheistic religio n. A monotheistic religion means you only pray to one god. Christianity can be c alled a splinter of Judaism, which today explains why Christianity has many comm on features with Judaism. Both religions believe in one god and they share the C hristian old testament of the bible. While many of the major ideas are the same, these religions have quite a few differences. The main differences are how the women were treated in society and what missionary work the religions used to spr ead their religion. Despite Christianity splintering off of Judaism and having s imilar beliefs in many major concepts like only having one god, Christianity has now become its own well established religion by changing the Judaism view on wo men and missionary work. Judaism and Christianity share a key component of a religion which is their beli efs. They both believe in only one god and only worship that god. The Judaism go d is called YHWH and the Christian god is called Lord, The Almighty, or other si milar names. Regardless of how many names the Christian god goes by, Christians still only believe in one god. Beyond the number of gods, it is believed in both religions that god created life and the earth that we live on. Since god create d the world they feel it is necessary that we give a day of Sabbath to god. For Christians this day is on Sunday and for Jews this day is on Saturday. During th is day followers of the religion are to rest and pray/worship their god. Jews pr ay in a synagogue and Christians pray in a church. The similarity in beliefs is not the only similarity these religions have but it is the biggest similarity. Christianity and Judaism have very distinct/opposite views when it comes to miss ionary outreach. Christians believe that Christianity should be spread to all pe ople no matter what their ethnicity. When Christianity first originated in the R oman Empire, it was spread attempted to be spread to all regions around the worl d. When Constantine legalized Christianity, it spread very rapidly because it be came easier to try to convert people of other religions without the fear of bein g punished. Jews differ from Christians in that; they do not try to convert nonJews. To have been considered a Jew you had to have at least one Jewish parent. Jews did not try to spread Judaism to anyone who was not a Jew. This also applie d for the 70 years the Jews spent in Babylon after they were exiled. Judaism and Christianity differ in their views on the topic of missionary outreach, yet bot h converted many people to their religion. Judaism and Christianity also do not agree with each other on what the r ole of women in society should be. Christians believe in gender equality and tha t women should be treated equal to men inside and outside of the church. This id ea was unique to the time period because women were seen by most religions as se rvants to the men. Jews believed that women should provide the goods and service s for the family (EX. Farming, herding, and caring for children). Despite all th e roles the women were to fill in Judaism, they were not allowed to inherit prop erty, start a divorce, and practice polyandry. As Israel started to modernize, t he women's status fell even lower in Judaism than it originally was. Women's pla ce in Judaism is similar to other cultures like China but Christianity believes that a human being is a human being regardless of their gender or race when it c omes to practicing your faith. Judaism and Christianity have split apart in what they believe about wom en's roles and missionary outreach yet they still have many common beliefs. Bein g the first monotheistic religion Judaism faced a lot of challenges when it star ted, very similar to what Christianity faced when it started. These religions ha ve many similarities but they have just as many differences. The main difference s these religions have are women's role and missionary outreach. Today these rel igions are two of the top three most practiced religions, and they continue to g row over time.