Friday, June 12, 2009

The 'Trinity'

Answer to the next Issue, from Openyourmind786:

"And the main issue is that Christians call Jesus their Lord. You call on him as he is a God, when he not. You believe in the Trinity and Muslims do not. We call on Allah and Allah alone...."

Openyourmind; I quote your first paragraph here, about your 'main issue', because it is easiest for me to deal with each of the paragraphs in consecutive order. In all respect, I really appreciate this opportunity to answer, and I thank you, (and also the Daily Record, Forums, Opinion pages).

Way back, in this thread, I believe that you said that Muslims, as do Christians, believe in the truth of the books of the Old Testament, except that men had changed some of them. Then I asked, 'Which ones were changed, when, and where?" And, you never answered. I would assume you must have been talking about all the Old Testament holy scriptures that foretold of the coming of Jesus Christ. But if these prophecies were not true, than how is it that they were all indeed accurate and fulfilled by Jesus Christ, exactly as the prophets in the holy scriptures had predicted? No man could make this stuff up! You yourself say that Muslims believe that Jesus was a good prophet. Is a good prophet also a liar and a deceiver?

One simple test in recognizing who is a true prophet of God, and who is a false prophet, is that a true prophet speaking in the name of God, (or Allah) is never wrong. As I have shown and pointed out earlier, the Muslim holy prophet Muhammad was wrong about a lot of things, a lot of the time, just like any rationally thinking person might expect, from any false prophet.

You state accurately that Christians believe in the Trinity, and Muslims do not. You also state that Muslims call on Allah (God) and Allah (God) alone...

The fact is, that both Muslims and Christians alike believe that they are worshipping the one true God (or 'Allah'). However, both Muslims and Christians are not worshipping the one true God (or Allah). It is either Muslims or Christians who have been, and are, deceived.

Let me clarify this word "Trinity." There are many misconceptions as to the true meaning of this concept. First of all, the word "Trinity" is never used in the Bible. What we are talking about is the true nature of the one true God (or Allah), as described by His Word. The Bible does NOT present God as both one and three, as some contend. There is just one God (or 'Allah'). (See Deuteronomy 6:4), yet this God is three persons ---Father, Son, and Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; Mark 1: 9-11; Luke 3:21-22). Many find this hard to understand, but being difficult to understand does not make it a contradiction. Personally, I do not find it confusing at all, --no more confusing than what is water? Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen; take away one element and you no longer have water.

How else can almighty God (or Allah) communicate to us in terms we might understand? "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (Genesis 1:1). Would we have understood it better, if God (or Allah) had handed down tons of volumes of technical and scientific data detailing it all in terms we could not understand? The beauty of it all, is that to this very day, where knowledge has been greatly increased (one of the signs of the end times), Genesis, and the rest of the Bible, stands boldly true! Compare that with the beliefs of the people of the day, or of the Qur'an...or any other of man's so-called 'holy' books. --dc

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