Debate:That Judaism, Christianity, and Islam worship the same God in different forms.

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It is easy to argue that Jews, Christians, and Muslims share a single God, since the sacred texts of all three faiths are essentially agreed on this point. The Hebrew Tanakh is the same as the Christian Old Testament, while the Qur'an, although a separate and later text, is largely based on the Bible. Both Moses and Jesus are regarded as important prophets in the Islamic tradition. Islam recognizes that Jews and Christians (called "people of the book" or "people of an earlier revelation") are worshipping the God of the Qur'an but believes that their understanding of him is flawed and incomplete. Christianity has historically held a similar view of Judaism.

The opposing case is more difficult to make. Those who want to argue that the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Gods are separate tend to center their argument on the question of Christ's divinity. Most Christians believe that Jesus Christ was the Messiah whose coming was promised in the Old Testament and is therefore the Son of God. Jews and Muslims deny this, regarding Jesus solely as a prophet and teacher.

There is, however, another way of approaching this argument, though it involves some controversial and difficult theology. The early books of the Bible (the Pentateuch in particular) appear to have been composed in a polytheistic society and center around two gods, Elohim and Yahweh. Elohim is the creator god, whereas Yahweh is the tribal god of the Israelites (who occasionally stray from him and worship other gods, such as Baal). It is therefore arguable that Jews and Christians have more than one source for their conception of "God," meaning that God is not a single and consistent figure even within Judaism or Christianity.

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