IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE GRACIOUS, THE MERCIFUL!

THE DOCTRINE OF TRINITY

It is a popular mythology that God exists in three forms; that is, the “Father,” the “Son,” and the Holy Spirit. This means that all the three are part of a single Being, God; they are interlinked with God. In essence, the three are One.

But to fully grasp the seriousness of this challenge, we must further explain this system of belief. Strictly speaking, in name, the three exist as separate Beings, meaning the “Father” is not the same as the “Son” nor the Holy Spirit; the “Son” is neither the “Father” nor the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit is neither the “Father” nor the “Son.”

The protagonists of the Trinitarian God have further argued that the “Father” is God, the “Son” is God and the Holy Spirit is God; thus we have “Father God,” or “God the Father,” “Son God,” not the pagan model, Sun-God, or “God the Son,” and Spirit-God, or “God the Holy Spirit.”

Clearly, there are three Gods, but not One.

By the assumed Title, however, all the three exist as One, sharing the same Title, God. This means that the sum of all the three equals God. In other words, the three converge in the assumed Title, God.   Arithmetically, 3/3=1.

Implicit in this is the fact that the Whole, God, is greater than its individual parts; or more exactly, God is greater than the “Father,” greater than the “Son,” and greater than the Holy Spirit.

The Whole is indeed greater than each part or a combination of two parts, isn’t it?

The trouble with this is that the “Father” is greater than the “Son,” according to (John 14:28), in which case the “Father” is said to be greater than 1, since the “Son” is only one of the three. No doubt, such a situation seriously undermines the Trinity Equation (3/3=1); and there is only One God the “Father,” according to Paul (1 Corinthians 8:5-6).

It is therefore obvious that there is only One God, the Unitarian God, and indeed, He is the Greatest—Allahu Wahid, Allahu Akbar.

Now, the selfsame question is, Are all the three co-equal?

At this point, I think we have to pause and ask ourselves these questions: do we have to believe in and then worship the “Father” or the “Son” or the Holy Spirit or the shared Title, God? Besides, do we believe in divinity, the state of being a god, of Jesus Christ? And apart from “God the Father,” can we quote a Verse from the Bible in support of the concepts of “God the Son” or “Son of God” and “God the Holy Spirit”?

The following scriptural Words have left nothing to the imagination: “…together with all people everywhere who worship our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.” 1Corinthians 1:2 Besides, “Even if there are so-called “gods” whether in heaven or on earth, and even though there are many of those ‘gods’ and ‘lords’, yet there is for us only one God, the father, who is the Creator of all things and for whom we live; and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ…” 1 Corinthians 8:5-6

Strictly speaking, divinity is personal and many rather than one. This is a common belief in polytheism, the belief in and worship of many gods. It therefore stands to reason that believing in and invoking or praying to either the “Son” or the shared Title, God, is undoubtedly polytheistic.

In fact, to attribute Worship to Jesus Christ or to refer to him as the “Son of God” the “Father” or God the “Father” Himself is a serious misrepresentation of the truth. It is emphasised:

And (remember) when Allah will say on the Day of Resurrection); “O’ Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Did you say unto men: ‘worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allah?’ He will say: ‘Glory is to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would surely have known it…’ Never did I say to them aught except what You (Allah) did command me to say: ‘Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them, but when You took me up, You were the Watcher over them; and You are a Witness to all things (this is a great admonition and warning to the Christians of the whole world).’ ” Q. 5:116-117

Also,

“Surely, in disbelief are they who say that Allah is the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary)…” Q. 5:17 Moreover, “Surely, disbelievers are those who said: ‘Allah is the Third of the three (in a Trinity)…’ ” Q. 5:73

Let’s not forget that the relationship between the “Son” and the Holy Spirit mainly revolved around Message and Support. Actually, Allah commanded Angel Gabriel—Ruh-ul Quddus (the Holy Spirit) to covey His Message to the Messiah and to support him as well; the Messiah on his part proclaimed the Message to his followers. However, both are Messengers and worshippers of Allah, the Creator.

This clearly shows that both Messengers are not worthy of Worship; they have no share in Creation and in Divinity. So we have to avert our thoughts from the following arguable statements in the Bible: “The eleven disciples went to the hill in Galilee where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshipped him, even though some of them doubted…Go, then, to all peoples…: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit…” Matthew 28:16-20

Such is the aftermath of Jesus’ Mission on earth or the work of some victims of nightmare, so those spirits’ suggestions or “inspirations” should not be mistaken for the Doctrine of Trinity.

To recap, it is now clear that there is only One God, the “Father,” as the Independent Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and all that exists (1 Corinthians 8:5-6); that Jesus Christ is not the Son of God the “Father” (Luke 22:67-70); that Jesus is not God the “Father” (1 Corinthians 8:5-6 and Qur-an 5:17,116-117); and that God the “Father” is not a Party in Trinity (Qur-an 5:73).

So certainly, we have now reached a logical conclusion that the Doctrine of Trinity is completely without foundation.

MLD

 

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