How Islam and Christianity Deal with Sin – In Two Verses

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And observe the prayer at the two ends of the day and at the approach of the night. Surely good deeds take away evil ones. That is a reminder to the mindful.

Sūra 11:114 (Hūd), The Qur’ān, A.J. Droge

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

Colossians 2:13-14 (ESV)

Technically that’s three verses. Nevertheless, the contrast is clear. Sin is canceled by human good deeds vs. sin is forgiven by God through Jesus’ work on the cross.