In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
TRINITY is not Divine revelation. Trinity is human invention. Trinity was concocted by the Church 300 years after Jesus’ mission to “seek and save” Jews was completed.
Notably, Hindus have Trinity –Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Romans had Trinity –Juno, Jupiter, and Minerva. Both of which preceded the Christian Trinity.
There could not be Trinity before creation. Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– points out:
“The Christians….make the Creator a divine father and His word a divine son; and also, because He breathed life into His creatures, He is surnamed a divine Spirit, forgetting that logically, He could not be father before creation, nor “son” before He spoke, and neither “Holy Ghost” before He gave life.” (Muhummed In The Bible, p. 15. Color added).
Allāh God also tells us about the Christian-conferred Divinity of Jesus:
“Certainly they disbelieve who
say: Allāh, He is the Messiah, son of
Mary. And the Messiah said:
O Children of Israel, serve Allāh, my
Lord and your Lord. Surely whoever
associates (others) with Allāh, Allāh
has forbidden to him the Garden and
his abode is the Fire. And for the
wrongdoers there will be no helpers.”
“Certainly they disbelieve who say:
Allāh is the third of the three.
And there is no God but One God.
And if they desist not from what they
say, a painful chastisement will surely
befall such of them as disbelieve.”
This presentation is divided into four parts:
(1) The First Epistle of John (1 john 5:7)
(2) The Gospel of John (John 1:1-5).
(3) The Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 28:19).
(4) Christians try to explain Trinity.
(1) The First Epistle of John (1 john 5:7)
The book of 1 John 5:7 says: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (and is assumed to be about Trinity).
Whereas some Bibles have this verse of 1 John 5:7: the Gideons New American Standard Bible (1973) does not have this verse. Significantly, this statement was NOT made by Jesus, but by John.
The question is who wrote 1 John and why do some Bibles not have this verse of 1 John 5:7? Let the authorities tell it First Epistle of John – Wikipedia
“The First Epistle of John, often referred to as First John and written 1 John, is the first of the Johannine epistles of the New Testament, and the fourth of the catholic epistles. It is attributed to John the Evangelist, traditionally thought to be the author of the Gospel of John and the other two Johannine epistles. This epistle was probably written in Ephesus in AD 95–110. The work was written to counter docetism, which is the belief that Jesus did not come “in the flesh“, but only as a spirit. It also defined how Christians are to discern true teachers: by their ethics, their proclamation of Jesus in the flesh, and by their love.”
“Among the most controversial verses of the Bible is what some consider an explicit reference that supports the doctrine of the trinity, the Comma Johanneum: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these agree in one.” (1 John 5:7–8, King James Version). Verse 7 does not appear in any version of the Greek text prior to the ninth century, and first appears in most of the Latin manuscripts, especially in the Vetus Itala (Old Latin predating Jerome) before being translated into Greek and added to later Greek manuscripts. It was included in the King James Bible, something Isaac Newton commented on in An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture. This is sometimes used as evidence to counter the King-James-Only Movement. ….
“The majority of modern translations (for example English Standard Version and New American Standard Bible) do not include this text, or (for example the New Revised Standard Version) include it as a footnote. Albert Barnes (1798–1870) said regarding its authenticity:
On the whole, therefore, the evidence seems to me to be clear that this passage is not a genuine portion of the inspired writings, and should not be appealed to in proof of the doctrine of the Trinity.“
Such is Christianity: Christians build their belief on anonymity of authorship and crown it with Divine authority. And market it to an uneducated world as Divine decree.
(2) The Gospel of John (John 1:1-5).
The Gospel of John 1:1-5 says: “In the beginning there was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”(There is NO mention of the third party of the Trinity, the “Holy Ghost”).
That the Word was “with God” and the Word “was God” is the same as saying God was with God. The word could not be with God and yet be God. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din notes:
“The term word, used in St. John, which stands for the Greek word Logos, is an in-adequate rendering. In all his writings Philo speaks of Logos,–a philosophic conception of later growth and a development of the “Idea of Plato,” in his theory of Emanation. It does not mean Word; it conveys “Thought as well as expression.” Plato, when dealing with the subject, spoke of something –as the first thing in creation that may be styled “Reason or Wisdom”– the first product of Herbert Spencer’s “First Intelligent Cause.”
Notably, Philo “lived and wrote all this one hundred years before the writers, whosoever they may be, of that Gospel.” (The Sources of Christianity, pp. 76-77).
As with the First Epistle of John, above, no one knows who wrote the Gospel of John:
“The Gospel of John is anonymous. Traditionally, Christians have identified the author as “the Disciple whom Jesus loved” mentioned in John 21:24, who is understood to be John son of Zebedee, one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles. These identifications, however, are rejected by many modern biblical scholars.[Notes 5] Nevertheless, the author of the fourth Gospel is sometimes called John the Evangelist, often out of convenience since the definitive name of the author is still debated.”
To emphasise. Such is Christianity: Christians build their belief on anonymity of authorship and crown it with Divine authority. And feed it to an uneducated world as Divine victual.
Jesus is “a” word, NOT “the” word, from Allāh–(Qur’an 3:44). “Word” is not exclusive to Jesus. The words of Allāh are so numerous that if all the trees were pens, and the sea with seven more seas added to it were ink, to write the words of Allāh, they would all be exhausted before the words of Allah would be exhausted –(Qur’an 31:27; 18:109. See Qur’an 6:34, 10:64, 66:12 for “words” of Allāh).
Everything created must be a “word” of Allāh; the Bible also teaches this where God decreed creation by saying “Let there be…”–(Gen. 1:3-25).
Jesus as “word” means “promise,” as Allāh had promised Mary to give her a son–(Qur’an 3:45; Luke 1:26-32).
Jesus made it clear he is not God: “Why callest thou me good? there is NONE good but one, that is GOD”–(Matt. 19:17; Mark 10:18). Jesus not only denies he is God, he denies he is good.
If Jesus is God:
-God is sitting on his right hand–(Mark 16:19).
-God ascended to himself–(John 20:17).
-God led himself to be tempted by the devil–(Matt. 4:1).
-God sent himself to Jews–(John 6:38; 17:3).
-God would have known the day and hour of future events–(Mark 13:32).
-God is made into a “curse”–(Gal. 3:13; Deut. 21:23).
-God prayed to himself; “forsaken,” thanked, heard and worshipped himself–(Matt; 26:39; 27: 46; Luke 10:21; John 11:41; 4:22. Whereas Jesus prayed to and worshipped God, Christians pray to and worship Jesus.
Jesus said he “proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent me”–(John 8:42. This statement by Jesus clearly and conclusively shows that Jesus is NOT God and could NOT be God!).
That Jesus “proceeded forth and came from God” is not restricted to Jesus. Everything in creation “proceeded forth and came from God,” from light to the heavens and earth and all vegetation and creatures–(Genesis 1:1-31; 2:1-25); and God said to the prophet Jeremiah: “BEFOREI formed thee in the belly I knew thee”–(Jeremiah 1:5).
Who then is Jesus and what then is Christianity? No one seems to know:
● Arianism –after Arius, a fourth century Christian priest– “affirmed that Christ is not truly divine but a created being. The fundamental premise of Arius was the uniqueness of God, who is alone self-existent and immutable; the Son, who is not self-existent cannot be God.”1
(This truth of Arian fired the wrath of his opponents. As noted, Jesus is only “CALLED” Son of God;and God has a legion of sons and daughters. And unlike God, Jesus was subjected to the laws of human nature: birth, growth, eating etc; and he had no knowledge about future events–Mark 13:32; Acts 1:7).
● The Unitarians and Universalists “generally agree that God is One and thus deny the divinity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity.”2
● The “I Am movement” –a religious movement in the U.S. which “begun in the 1930s by Guy Ballard” and “his wife, Edna,” and named after God who told Moses that His name is I AM (Ex. 3:14)– “essentially taught that the power of the Mighty I Am was available to individuals through many Ascended Masters, the principal ones being Jesus and St. Germain. The Ascend-ed Masters spoke through their special representatives on earth, the Accredited Messengers, who were Edna and Guy Ballard and their son, Donald.”3
Thus according to the “I Am movement” Jesus was NOT God but only a prophet or servant of God.
(Note, St. Germain is said to have ascended to heaven; which would make it four individuals who ascended to heaven: St. Germain, Elijah,4 Enoch,5 and Jesus6 though the verses about Jesus’ Ascension etc; are shown to be “forgeries” in the Bible. Yet Jesus says no man hath ascended to heaven –John 3:13. The Zoroastrian’s Arta/Artay Viraf is said to have ascended to heaven. Buddha is said to have ascended to heaven and will return to restore the world to happiness. If Buddha and Jesus were to return to lord the world the two might have to battle for supremacy).
● Whereas some Coptic Christians believe Jesus was of “dual nature” others believed in Jesus as being “Monophysite,” i.e. “the doctrine that Christ is not “in two natures”(human and divine), but is “one nature out of two natures.””7
(Notably, these are Christian conjectures. What are these “two natures” from which Jesus came? If Jesus is from the Father and the Holy Ghost aren’t the Father and the Holy Ghost of the same “nature”–Spirit? In which event Jesus should also be Spirit. And if Jesus is from God and Mary isn’t Mary of flesh and blood, and can Spirit and flesh procreate?)
● Catholics believe in Trinity. Britannica notes:
“Trinity, the doctrine of God taught by Christianity that asserts that God is one in essence but three in “person,” Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Neither the word Trinity, nor the explicit doctrine as such, appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Sheema of the Old Testament: “Hear. O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Deut. 6:4). The earliest Christians, however, had to cope with the implications of the coming of Jesus Christ and of the presence and power of God among them –i.e. the Holy spirit whose coming was connected with the celebration of the Pentecost. The Father, Son, and Holy Spiritwere associated in such New Testament passages as the Great Commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matt. 28:19) and in the apostolic benediction: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellow-ship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (II Cor. 13:14). Thus, the New Testament established the basis for the doctrine of Trinity.
The doctrine developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies. Initially, both the requirements of monotheism inherited from the Old Testament and the implications of the need to interpret the biblical teaching to Greco-Roman paganism seemed to demand that the divine in Christ as the Word, or Logos, be interpreted as subordinate to the Supreme Being. An alternative solution was to interpret Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three modes of the self-disclosure of the one God but not as distinct within the being of God itself. The first tendency recognized the distinctness among the three, but at the cost of their equality and hence of their unity (subordinationism); the second came to terms with their unity, but at the cost of their distinctness as “persons” (modalism). It was not until the 4th. century that the distinctness of the three and their unity were brought together in a single orthodox doctrine of one essence and three persons.
The Council of Nicaea in 325 stated the crucial formula for that doctrine in its confession that the Son is “of the same essence [homoousios] as the Father,” even though it said very little about the Holy Spirit. Over the next half century, Athanasius defended and refined the Nicene formula, and, by the end of the 4th. Century, under the leadership of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus (the Cappadocian Fathers) the doctrine of the Trinity took substantially the form it has maintained ever since.”8
Understand now why two thousand years after Christ Christians are wandering in “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion as to who Jesus is and his mission?
Christians try to explain the non-existent.
No one is able to explain the Trinity:
“Early in the Christian era the Devil got in his work for the purpose of confusing men concerning these very questions. The clergy have at all times posed as the representatives of God on earth. Satan overreached the minds of these clergymen and injected into their minds doctrines, which doctrines the clergy have taught the people concerning Jesus and his sacrifice. These doctrines have brought great confusion. The apostles taught the truth, but it was not long after their death until the Devil found clergyman wise in his own conceit who thought he could teach more than the inspired apostles.
“The doctrine of the trinity was first introduced into the Christian church by a clergyman of Antioch named Theophilus. The doctrine so taught by that clergyman, and which since has been followed by others, is in brief, that there are three gods in one, to wit, God the Father, God the son, and God the holy ghost, all three in power, substance and eternity.”a
“A council of the clergy was held at Nicea, in 325 A.D. which council confirmed the doctrine of trinity, and later a similar council at Constantinople, by conforming the divinity of Holy Ghost and the unity of God, declared the doctrine of the trinity in unity to be the doctrine of the church. The clergy have ever held to this senseless God-dishonoring doctrine …If you ask a clergyman what is meant by the trinity he says: “That is mystery.” He does not know, and no one else knows, because it is false. Never was there a more deceptive doctrine advanced than that of the trinity. It could have originated only in one mind, and that the mind of Satan the Devil.”b 9
Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– notes:
“More than sixteen Ecumenical Councils have been summoned to define the religion of Christianity, only to be discovered by the Synod of the Vatican in the nineteenth century that the mysteries of the “Infallibility” and the “Immaculate Conception” were two of the principal dogmas, both unknown to the Apostle Peter and the Blessed Virgin Mary! Any faith or religion dependent upon the deliberations and decisions of General Synods –holy or heretical– is artificial and human. The religion of Islam is the belief inone Allāh and absolute resignation to His will, and this faith is professed by the angels in heaven and by the Muslims on earth. It is the religion of sanctification and of enlightenment, and an impregnable bulwark against idolatry.”10
Reason would dictate that human invention cannot give life in heaven. (Ask yourself: “How can I go to heaven by following doctrines God did not reveal?”)
In trying to explain Trinity Christians are trying to explain not only the inexplicable but trying to explain the non-existent; and in trying to solemnize Trinity they are trying to legitimize ‘blasphemy’–(Qur’an 5:76).
Those who lead others astray will, in the Hereafter, bear part of the punishment of those without knowledge whom they misled–Qur’an 16:25; 29:12-13).
Allāh God, calls on us to belief through reason, arguments and examples. He reveals:
“The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a messenger; messengers before him had indeed passed away. And his mother was a truthful woman. They both used to eat food. See how We make the messages clear to them! Then behold, how they are turned away (from the truth)” –(Qur’an 7:78).
(3) The Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 28:19).
Matthew 28:19 has Jesus as saying: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”. Which “name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” is taken to mean or refer to Trinity.
But Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din points out in his book Open Letters To The Bishops of Salisbury & London, (pp. 31-32):
“The concluding eleven verses of St. Mark-(16:9-20) and the well-known verse of St. Matthew-(28:19), speaking of the Son and the Father and the Holy Ghost, are forgeries, an admitted addition to the ancient MSS (manuscripts). The fact was discovered by the first translator of the Bible into English and they made a marginal note in their version of the Bible which continued for some time. But we do not find the said note in any of the copies now published by the said society(Foreign Mission Society). Is it fair and honest to keep others in darkness as to the true value of the contents of the Bible? The reader must know thatconcluding portion of St. Mark and the verse in St. Matthew are spurious and a subsequent addition. But I am afraid the Foreign Mission would not allow the correction. It would tell against their very Mission, if they eliminate the verse from St. Matthew; they lose the only pillar that supports the structure of the Trinity. No other verse in the whole Scripture speaks of it. The said eleven verses of St. Mark are the only justification for the existence of the Foreign Mission. You, as well as I, know, my Lord, that the call to Jesus came solely and wholly from Judaism. He came only to gather the scattered sheep and would not give the children’s bread to the dogs, the world beyond the Israelites. The Foreign Mission is a mere trespass on lands forbidden by the Master. It transcends the limit marked by Jesus.Throughout his life the Gentiles and others did not concern him: they were the swine. Then came the make-believe Resurrection, and they say the Master changed his mind as to his mission and ordered it to be carried to the four corners of the world (indicating that he was unsure of his mission), but this all depends upon the questionable verses of St. Mark, and hence their retention in the Bible. St. Matthew is no authority on this point. The word “nations” there is a mistranslation and a wrong substitute for “the tribes”–the rest of the Jewish tribes scattered all over the world. This being the case, the Mission cannot afford to eliminate the verses from their version, nor will they put marginal notes, as did the old versions, to show the true nature of the verses. It would weaken the cause and show the futility of their status, since in carrying on evangelical work in the non-Christian world (in the non-Jewish world, the Bible/Christ is only for Jews) 6 they are acting against the express admonition of the Master. It may that reasons other than religion are at the back of it all, and goading their activities, but decency, if not religion, assuredly demands the publishing of things as they are.” (For more tampering of the Bible see Bible corrupt & obsolete).
Heaven lies in following Divine revelation; not in following human invention and assumption.
As they delineate between Heaven and Hell, cardinal doctrines of a religion are to be clearly expressed in Scripture. These decisive doctrines are not to be left to be devised by deficient devotees.
(4) Christians try to explain Trinity.
The Bible tells us that after His creating heavens and earth God says: “Let us make man in our image”–(Genesis 1:26-28). Who was this “US” that God was speaking to, a Trinity?
Assuming that God used actual words when he said “Let us make man” (and “us” like “we” in Royal proclamations is of dominion/power and not a plurality of person).
What make Christians think God was calling on Jesus (and where was the Holy Ghost?) and not calling on Solomon who is said to exist from the very beginning or calling on Satan (before his fall from Divine grace) or calling on the Angels or calling on Mohammad, the Son of man, who was in heaven to come as Jesus said of him?
Jesus said “no man hath ascended up to heaven…even the Son of man WHICH IS IN HEAVEN”–(John 3:13). Since Jesus was on earth and the Son of man was yet in heaven, then clearly this Son of man will also “proceed forth and come from God”.
Professor Abdul Ahad Dawud –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– has shown in his book Muhammad In The Bible that son of man (Barnasha) as mentioned by Jesus refers to PROPHET MOHAMMAD who was already in existence in heaven.
So if God was actually calling on someone to “Let us make man” He may very well have been calling on MOHAMMAD.
Significantly, Allāh God, does not incarnate–(Qur’an 42:51; 17:95).
Christians invent all kinds of gimmicks to explain Trinity.
Trinity is likened to H2O –as water, steam and ice have the underlying formula H2O, likewise the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, though different, are one.
But, unlike the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost who are in separate existence at the one and same time –Jesus on land, the Holy Spirit as a dove in the air, and “God’s” voice in heaven (Matt. 3: 16-17; Luke 3:21-23)– when H2O is in the form of water, steam and ice are non-existent (steam and ice are not water), when H2O is the form of steam, water and ice are non-existent (water and ice are not steam), when H2O is in the form of ice, water and steam are non-existent (water and steam are not ice).
Trinity is likened to “man” in which the body, soul, and spirit are one (though some might argue that man is comprised of four elements: body through which sensations are experienced, life which gives growth as in plants, animals, and humans, soul which gives consciousness as in animals and humans, and spirit which gives wisdom/intelligence as in humans).
But, unlike Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (each a complete being and having independent existence), body, soul and spirit are not each a complete being having independent existence –together they are one.
Trinity is also likened to the “tango” in which “The Father was likened to the leader, the Son to the follower and the Spirit to the music that melodically unites all three in their movement.”11 (The Devil certainly has Christians doing the foot-works. This dance should be nicknamed “Christian shuffle”’ or “Trini-coction” short for Trinity concoction).
To implement 1+1+1=1, and 1 divided by 3=1 is to commit mathematicide.
One pastor advises his flock on the “mysterious” Trinity: “Don’t get caught up in the Biblical language trying to accommodate a mystery to finite mind.”12
But according to his God, Jesus, there is no “mystery” in heaven; Jesus said in explanation as to why he spoke in parables: “Because it is given unto you (Jews) to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them (Gentiles) it is not given”–(Matt. 13:11; Mark 4:11). Of course this clarity in heaven as Jesus says is not for non-Jews, because he was sent only for Jews.
Thus, whereas for two thousand years Gentile followers of Jesus are bridled in “darkness and misunderstanding” about the “mysteries” of heaven, Jews, cognizant of this clearness –for all their ‘stiffneckedness,’ ‘straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel,’ and even choosing death13– would have no feast on this Christians’ “camel”: in this fallacy and blasphemy of Trinity, Divine sonship, inherited sin and vicarious atonement.
An attempt by another source to show that Trinity is monotheism and not polytheism notes Genesis 1:26 where God said “Let US make man in our image,” arguing that if “us” meant that Father, Son and Holy Ghost were more than one being, God should have said let us make man in our “images” (plural) instead of “image” (singular).
If man (which would leave woman out as she has different anatomy and physiology) is made in the physical “image” of God, God would be flesh and bones or, as God is Spirit, man should be spirit (unseen).
Man is made in the spiritual “image” of God; to reflect the nature of God, as Allāh tells us–(Qur’an 3:82; 30:30), to be loving, merciful, forgiving, etc; as the Prophet Mohammad exhorts us: imbue yourself with Divine Attributes.
As already noted, God referring to Himself as “us” is an expression of majesty. If this “us” is taken to mean God was calling on another (such as Jesus as Christians say), this would mean He was calling on a separate being which would make Godhead polytheistic.
That “image” (singular) is no indication that Trinity is monotheistic is also gleaned from the fact that as flesh and blood cannot exist in heaven and as the Father and Holy Ghost are Spirit, the Son also would be Spirit –all would be Spirit as they are said to be one– thus it would be pointless for God to say let “us” make man in our “images” (plural) when all three of them would be of the same “image” (Spirit).
Even if Trinity was like H2O, tango, and man this would not make it truth, as there is no such teaching by Jesus or any other prophet of God.
Jesus said “I and my Father are one” means he and God are one in purpose; as all prophets are “one” with God, as they do as they are commanded by God–(John 10:30; 12:49; 14:10). Jesus also said “I pray for them (Jews) I pray not for the world…That they may all be one; as Thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also my be one in us”–(John 17:9-21).
If Jesus is God because he said he and his Father are “one,” then the Jews he is praying for so that they also could be “one” “in us” would also be God. (Mothers and fathers who raise their children in Godliness, in this respect, may rightly claim that they and God are “one,” as it is God’s purpose to have us live in Godliness).
Christians take Jesus’ figurative expressions literally and his literal expressions, such as to sell your garments and buy swords and which sword cut off the soldier’s literal ear, figuratively.
(One Christian [taken from a “forwarded” e-mail] argues: “God put the seed that was necessary in the womb of Mary so that a baby could develop. When the Bible calls Jesus “Son of God” it means that He came to do God’s will perfectly as a son would obey his father. Jesus fulfilled the ROLE of a son. It also means that Jesus had the nature of God. A horse produces a horse; a camel produces a camel. A human produces a human, and God produces God.”
If “God produces God” as horses produce horses, and as horses etc; generally, had to engage in sex to do this, and as God did not have sex with Mary (Astaghferullah!). how could Jesus be God? Scientist who “put the seed that was necessary in the womb of” sheep is not the father of the offspring of the sheep, and the offspring is not the son [or daughter] of the scientist; nor is the newborn sheep human as the scientist. And how did God “put the seed” “in the womb” of Mary; and where did God say this in the Bible?
Why are Christian(s) blaspheming against God? do they not know the penalty for blasphemy against God is eternal punishment in the fire that shall never be quenched, as Jesus said–(Mark 3:29; 9:43)?
And if horses and camels produce, respectively, horses and camels and “God produces God,” then, according to this Christian, the first horses and camels and all other first creatures, having been produced by God, must also all be Gods and “had the nature of God.”
Again, if “God produces God” then Jesus should not be flesh and blood, he should have been “Spirit” as God is–John 4:24).
And If Jesus came to do “God’s will perfectly” why did he pray to great sweat to be spared death, and why did he blaspheme from the cross that God had “forsaken” him?
That God “gave” Jesus to be “crucified” for sinners and for him to pray pitifully to be spared from this glory and to indict God as having “forsaken” him must be the blackest degree of disgrace exampled by a son of God (and God) in Scriptural history.
When the camouflages are peeled away, Trinitarian Christians are exposed for what they are: POLYTHEISTS!
Jesus says: “I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God”–(John 20:17).
If Jesus is God, the Jews, having the same Father as Jesus, must also be God(s).
Jesus saying, “he that hath seen me hath seen the Father,” means that whoever saw his works (of miracles) has seen the miracles of God; for Jesus performed miracles through the power of God–(John 14:9, 10; Luke 11:20; Acts 2:22).
In Exodus 3:14 God says His name is “I AM.” In John 8:58 Jesus says: “Before Abraham was, I am.”
This “I am” of Jesus does not mean that Jesus is saying he is God. All Jesus is saying is that before Abraham was, I am before Abraham –where the “before Abraham” is understood; much like instead of saying I am taller than he is tall, it is said I am taller than him, or I am taller than he is. (Notably, God’s “I AM” is capital letters, Jesus’ is not. God’s name is also “Jealous” –Exodus 34:14).
Jesus being before Abraham refers to him pre-existing Abra-ham as Solomon pre-existed Jesus–(Prov. 8:23-35). And Jere-miah says: “the word of the Lord came unto me saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee”–(Jeremiah 1:5).
Every person had a pre-existence. And we took an oath with Allāh before we were sent into the world. Allāh reminds us of this in His Qur’-an:
“And when thy Lord brought forth from the children of Adam, from their loins, their descendants, and made them bear witness about themselves: Am I not your Lord? They said: Yes; we bear witness. Lest you should say on the day of Resurrection: We were unaware of this, Or (lest) you should say: Only our fathers ascribed partners (to Allah) before (us), and we were (their) descendants after them. Wilt Thou des-troy us for what liars did?”–(Qur’an 7:172-173).
Thus, not only Jesus but everyone “proceedeth forth and come from God.”
TRUTH STANDS BY ITSELF!
FALSEHOOD NEEDS TO BE PROPPED UP!
Any wonder then that two thousand years after Jesus’ ministry ended Christians are still groping in the field of “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion as to who God is and as to who Jesus is and his mission and whether Jesus was flesh or phantom:
- whereas some Christians hold that Jesus is God, some say he is only Son of God.
- whereas some Christians believe in Trinity, some do not believe.
- whereas some Christians say Christ died for inherited sin, some say he died for committed sin.
- whereas some Christians believe Jesus was killed, buried, and raised, “some of the early Christian sects did not believe that Christ was killed on the cross. The Basilidans believed that some one else was substituted for him. The Docetae held that Christ never had a real physical or natural body, but only an apparent or phantom body, and that his Crucifixion was only apparent, not real. The Marcionite Gospel (about A.D. 138) denied that Jesus was born, and merely said that he appeared in human form.”–(Yusuf Ali, Qur’anic comm; #663).
And these are the cardinal doctrines of their religion. (Whose belief is correct?)
Given the humanness of the Bible and the clouds of conjectures surrounding the existence of Jesus, but for the Qur’an/Islam/Mohammad Jesus may have long since been relegated to the bin of myths and legends.
It is the Qur’an/Islam/Mohammad that is keeping Jesus alive; and not only keeping him alive but has cleansed him and his mother, Mary, of the calumnies of “bastard” and “adulteress,” respectively, hurled on them by Jewish Fathers, and appareled them in rubious robes of righteousness and sat him elegantly in the celestial spotlight of Divine Truth –of him being human and a prophet of God– and have secured for them today the unflagging allegiance of some one-and-one-half billion Muslims. And counting as Islam spirits on. Inexorably! Invincibly! Impregnably! As Divinely decreed! To prevail over all religions:
“He it is Who sent His Messenger (Mohammad) with guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists are averse” (Qur’an 9:32-33; 48:28; 61:8-9).
Allāh God truly is Great!
Subhāna Rabbayyal A’lā!
On the alleged Divinity of Jesus. In the tenth year of the Hijrah, the Prophet Mohammad had a discussion with the Christians of Najran. This dialogue is noted by Khwaja Nazir Ahmad in his book Jesus in Heaven on Earth, (pp. 174-176)– (footnotes to this narrative are omitted):-
“The last objection of the Christians is that the Holy Qur’an cites the case of Adam as a parallel to that of Jesus; therefore Jesus, like Adam, was without a father. They urge that Jesus was created, like Adam, by a Divine Command: kun fa yakoon.
In this connection Christian critics of Islam refer to the following Qur’anic verse:
Surely the likeness of Jesus is with Allah as the likeness of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, Be, and he was. (This is) the truth from your Lord, so be not of the disputers-(Qur’an 3:58-59).
All commentators of the Holy Qur’an, ancient and modern, agree that these verses, along with some others, were revealed when the Holy Prophet was having a discussion with the Christians of Najran in the tenth year of the Hijra. This deputation consisted of sixty men and was headed by Abdul Masih, the chief of the Christians of Najran.
The discussion took place in the Mosque of the Holy Prophet where the visitors had been lodged and permitted to hold their own prayers. In Sirat-ul-Halabi the visit of this deputation is described in full detail. The point at issue was the divinity of Jesus. (The plural pronoun “They” was used throughout to indicate that Abdul Masih was speaking on behalf of himself and his companions). (Emphasis added).
“Abdul Masih, the leader of the Christians, opened the dis-cussion and enquired from the Holy Prophet:
They said: What do you think of our Lord (Sahib)? The Messenger of God enquired: “Who is your Lord?”
They replied: Isa. Do you take him to be a servant of God?
The Messenger of God said: “Yes.”
They then asked: “Have you seen anyone like him, or have you been informed of a man like him? He is God because he had no father, he raised the dead, he gave information of the un-seen, he cured lepers and made birds from clay. Consider this superiority. Do you still call him a servant of God?”
The Holy Prophet did not answer at once for at that very moment came the Divine revelation and one of the verses revealed was:
Surely the likeness of Jesus is with Allāh as the likeness of Adam; He created him from dust, then said, Be, and he was. (Qur’an 3:59)
It may be noticed that the verse does not say that the creation of Jesus was like that of Adam. I now quote the discussion from Tafsir Ibn Jarir at-Tabari where it is recorded in full detail under this very verse:
They questioned: “Who was his father?”
The Messenger of God replied: “Don’t you know that no child is born but has a likeness to its father in form and appearance?”
They said: “Yes, we know.”
The Messenger of God said: “Don’t you know that our God is alive and will never die and Jesus had to die?”
They said: “Yes, we know.”
The Messenger of God said: “Don’t you know that our God is One to Whom everything submits. He is the Custodian and Guardian of all and He gives sustenance to everyone?”
They replied: “Yes, we know.”
The Messenger of God questioned: “Was Jesus possessed of any of these powers?”
They replied: “No.”
The Messenger of God then asked: “Did Jesus know of any of these things except those of which God gave him knowledge?”
They answered: “No.”
The Messenger of God said: “Don’t you know that our God neither eats, nor drinks, nor does He answer the calls of nature?”
They said: “Yes, we know.”
Then said the Messenger of God: “Don’t you know that Jesus was conceived by a woman just as any other woman conceives a child, then she gave birth to him like every other woman gives birth to a child, he was then reared up like other children, then he used to eat and drink and answer the calls of nature like other human beings?”
They said: “Yes, we know.”
The Messenger of God then enquired: “How can Messiah be the One you take him to be (i.e. God)?
Rabi narrates that the Christians could not reply to this question, but would not agree either and insisted on their false belief. As a last resort the Holy Prophet invited them in the terms of the revelation:
“But whoever disputes with you in this matter after what has come to you of knowledge, then say: Come! let us call our sons and your sons and our women and your women, and our people and your people, then let us be earnest in prayer and pray for the curse of Allah on the liars”–(Qur’an 3:61).
The Christians wanted time to consider the challenge and on the next day Abdul Masih and two of his companions informed the Holy Prophet that they had decided not to accept it, and that they would not pray against him nor invite him to pray against them. Thereupon an agreement was entered into whereby they were made free to practise their religion.”
Jesus having performed miracles through the POWER OF GOD–(Luke 11:20; John 8:28, 11:42; Acts 2:22; Qur’an 3:48), Jesus could not be God.
There were others that performed miracles:
-Moses–(Exodus 7:10; 14:21)
-Elijah–(1 Kings 17:17-23; 2 Kings 2:7-8)
-Elisha–(2 Kings 2:12-14; 2 Kings 4:32-36)
-False Christs and false prophets can perform miracles–(Matt. 24:24).
Even things performed miracles:
-the pool at Bethesda–(John 5:2-4);
-the river Jordan–(2 Kings 5:9-14);
-Elisha’s dead bones–(2 Kings 13:20-21);
Thus if Jesus performing miracles make him God; all these others must also be Gods.
The Gospels state that at the baptism of Jesus “the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a DOVE upon him, and a VOICE came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased”–(Luke 3:21-22. Though the “beloved” son blasphemed from the cross that the Father had “forsaken” him).
Bear in mind Jesus was on land, the “dove” in the air, and “a” voice from heaven –all are in separate forms and existences– thus Father, Son and Holy Ghost cannot be “one.” (That 1+1+1=1, and 1 divided by 3=1 is mathematicide).
Significantly, the verse says “A” voice came from heaven. But Jesus said about God: “Ye have NEITHER heard his voice at ANY TIME, nor seen his shape”–(John 5:37).
Whereas Jesus was only a messenger of God sent to the Israelites to call them to “repentance” and “forgiveness”, Christians consigned Jesus to the bed of celibacy, crowned him with Divinity and made him scapegoat for non-existent inherited sin; and whereas David was material king Christians make Jesus spiritual king of future-world. (See Jesus-like David; Jesus-foretold; Jesus-1000-year rule).
Jesus says you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free (from lies, falsehood, and blasphemy).
And the Divine truth is, Jesus was a prophet of God and “THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLĀH; MOHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLĀH!”
Jesus says in John 14:12-14: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; (man can do greater works than God/Son of God?) because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
Instead of trying to convince the more-than-one-billion Muslims that Jesus is God, that he died on the cross (for inherited sin) and that Muslims are to follow the Gospels –and only the uneducated, the gullible, and the unthinking would believe these and kiss the useless and unGodly crucifix– Christians would be better served by asking Jesus to grant abundance to the world’s starving and destitute; and for Jesus to heal/cure all those, especially children, afflicted with cancer and suffering other chronic ailments/diseases.
Are you Christians loathe to ask Jesus on behalf of these unfortunate “children of God”? Or do you Christians not believe/trust the word of your God/Son of God that he will do “whatsoever” you “shall ask in” his “name” and alleviate the maladies of man?
1. Ency, Brit; 15th Ed; Vol. I; art; Arianism, pp. 509-510.
2. Ency, Brit; 15th. Ed; Vol. X; art; Unitarians and Universalists, p. 261.
3. Ency, Brit; 15th Ed; Vol. V; art. I Am Movement, p. 263.
4. 2 Kings 2:1, 11.
5. Hebrews 11:5; Gen. 5:24.
6. Mark 16:19: “the Lord…was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” As noted, Mark 16:9-20 are “forgeries” in the Bible.
7. Ency. Brit. 15th Ed. Vol. IX, art. Syrian Orthodox Church, p. 747.
8. Ibid; Vol. X, art; Trinity, p. 126. Emphasis added.
9. Quotes taken from A.H. Vidyarthi, Muhammad in World Scriptures, Vol. 1, pp. 312-313. a J. F. Rutherford the Founder of Watch Tower Society. b The creed of the Church of England. (Highlight added).
10. Muhammad in the Bible, pp. 191-192. Emp. added.
11. Christians liken the trinity to the dance, “tango.” Toronto Star, Saturday, May 26, 2007, Dancing Tango with the Trinity by Stephen Scharper, p. L10.
13. In Vienna, “hundreds of Jews were burned alive in 1421 for refusing to convert to Christianity,” Toronto Star, Sat;Sept; 8, 2007; p. AA2; Pontiff shows…by Tracy Wilkinson.