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Protestantism versus Shia comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartProtestantismShia
Place of worship Church, chapel, Mosque, Imambarah or Ashurkhana, Eidgah
Use of statues and pictures Not used Not permitted
Clergy priests, monks, ministers, pastors Imaam (divinely guided), Ayatollah, Mujtahid, Allamah, Maulana, Hojatoleslam, Sayed, Mollah (colloquial)
View of other Abrahamic religions Judaism is a true religion, but with incomplete revelation. Islam regarded as false. Christianity and Judaism are "People of the Book."
Birth of Jesus Virgin Birth, through the Holy Spirit. Virgin Birth
Resurrection of Jesus Affirmed Denied. Jesus did not die on the cross. Jesus will come back down from heaven in the future.
Second coming of Jesus Affirmed Affirmed
Belief of God All Protestants believe in the Trinity of God. One God
Death of Jesus Death by Crucifixion, Resurrection, and the Ascent to Heaven. He will return again. Denied. Jesus did not die on the cross, but his body went up to heaven.
Holy Days Sunday is the Lord's Day, Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas Ashura, Eid al Fitr, Eid al Adha, Eid al ghadeer
imams identified as N/A. Divinely guided. Considered as the only legitimate interpreters of the Quran.
Angels Angels are God's messengers. Angels obey God's commandments. They have limited free will, though no drive to sin.

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