Say not "Trinity": desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah. Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all
things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs. (Qur'an Surah 4.171)
They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not from their word (of
blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them. (Qur'an Surah 5.73)
And behold! Allah will say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Did you say unto men, 'Worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah'?" He
willsay: "Glory to You! Never could I say what I had no right (to say)." (Qur'an Surah 5.116)
Despite what some may have heard about Christians, God is One, not many. First, it is a terrible thing to accuse Christians of making Mary a
goddess. Mary was a mere mortal and never to be bowed down to or worshiped. Never in the Injil of the Bible is there a command to bow down to
Mary and worship her, nor is there an example of anyone ever doing so.
Well, what about Jesus? You have a mind, a body, and a spirit. Does that make you three? No, you are still one; these are just manifestations of
you. Your mind is the father of everything you think and do. Your body carries out your thoughts and has to obey your mind. And your spirit
animates your body by giving it life. In the same way, God has a mind and a spirit, and for awhile, part of him was in a body.
A coin has a top, a bottom and an edge. The top helps us identify it. The bottom provides something for it to sit on. The edge holds the top and
bottom together. Three. But, if you take one part of the coin away, you take the whole coin away. Its three parts cannot be separated because
they are one. H2O can be seen in three forms ~ liquid, steam, and ice. They are three different forms of the same thing. They are one.
When you speak into a tape recorder and your voice then comes out of that machine for other people to hear, that doesn't make you two. You are
still one; you have just chosen to put your voice in something where you can be heard by more people or people far away. That tape recording is
just a manifestation of you.
God is One, and yet he manifested a part of himself in a burning tree to Moses (Surah 28:30 and Tawrat Exodus 3:2) just like you manifested a
part of yourself in the tape recorder. Does that mean there were two Gods ~ one in heaven and one in the tree? No. God can put a part of himself
in different manifestations if he wants to. Right?
God can put his voice in a human being and that human say the exact words of God just like you can put your voice in a tape recorder and that
recorder say the exact words of you. God is still not two any more than you become two.
Only God is holy, but we call his words a Holy Book. God does not need his words to be in a material book, but humans do because he put humans
in a material world. God does not need paper and ink, but we do. God is not in the paper and ink, so the paper and ink is not holy. But God is in
his Words, so the words in his Holy Book are Holy. God does not need a human body, but we do because he made us that way and put us in a
material world. So, just as God put his Words in a material book, he also put his Words in a material human body ~ Jesus.
Jesus is often called "the Word" or "God's Word". God watches people, but not with literal eyes the way we have them. In the same way, God
can have a "son," but not in the literal sense that we do. Injil John 1:1-3,14 in the Book explains, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God and the Word was God....The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. Why? Because we needed to know how God
would act with part of him in a human body.
Why would he be called a "Son" since obviously God has no wife nor does he need one. He was not a son created in the literal way that we have
sons, partly because God is a Spirit (Injil John 4:24). Beginning with Surah 2:20 and numerous times throughout the Qur'an, Allah is called "he".
Does that mean Allah is literally a male in the same sense that humans are male or female? Absolutely not! Allah called himself "we" 2,213
times in the Qur'an. Would it be fair, therefore, for Christians to claim that Muslims believe in several Allahs?
The Qur'anic Surahs 2:272 and 55:26 refer to the face of Allah; Surah 67:1 refers to the hands of Allah. Would it be fair for people to accuse
Muslims of believing Allah has a literal face and literal hands like we have face and hands? No. It is also not fair to accuse Christians of believing
Yahweh has a literal son like we have sons. They just describe in human terms things that are difficult for humans to understand.
Elsewhere in the Qur'an, it refers to Allah's throne (11:15; 13:2; 21:22, etc.), Allah's seat (27:84), a trumpet (39:75) and even "mother of the
book" (13:39). Are these literal? No, they are figurative to help us understand spiritual things.
To say, "God needs no partners" is the same thing as saying "My mind needs no partners, therefore, my mind needs no body or no spirit." Your
mind and body and spirit are still you and you are still one. Your mind uses your body to show others what you are like. Actually, you are only
your body for a little while; after you die and no longer have that body, your mind and spirit will still exist. So, you are not really your body, but
you do use your body and words to do and say the things your mind wants to say and do. God does not need a body, but he made humans to have a
body. Therefore, so we could see what he acts like, he arranged for a part of himself to be in a body for a little while. God is most gracious,
patient and kind to us!
You have thoughts and those thoughts have existed as long as you have. But you still created those thoughts. When your thoughts become
audible or seeable, people call that your "brain child". In that same sense, Jesus was God's "brain child" ~ God's thoughts in audible and seeable
form. Put in another way, our words are the children of our mind. In the same way Jesus was the Son of God, not in a fleshly way.
Injil Colossians 1:15 explains Jesus this way: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were
created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and
for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the
firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him.
You have heard of the Holy Spirit and believe that God does have a Spirit. God’s Spirit came to earth in the form of a dove one time, and in the
form of fire another time. Does that mean there were two Gods at those times? No. For some reason, people do not think God’s Spirit as forever
looking like a dove, but they do have trouble thinking of Jesus as forever looking like a man.
Interestingly, Jesus said in Injil John 14:17 that he was going to die and send "another Comforter, the Spirit of Truth." And Injil John 17:17 says
God's Word is Truth. Therefore Jesus was the Word we could see for a little while, and the Spirit is the Word we can read. God's Word is sacred.
It is the Spirit of God. For awhile, we could watch the Word, and now we can read the Word. Both are manifestations of God.
You may have heard the term "trinity", but it is not in the Book. However, there is this in the Book: For there are three that bear witness in
heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one (Injil, I John 5:7). The Qur'an says almost the same thing in Surah
4:17: Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, was a Messenger of Allah and His Word which He bestowed on Mary and a Spirit proceeding from Him.
*This is the Milk of the Word
|For to us a child is born,
to us a SON is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders,
And HE will be called
Prince of Peace.
Sahaif, Isaiah 9:6