Wednesday, November 1

A person, by the name 'Sarah', has left a comment on our blog. We have published the comment but unfortunately we were not able to find it so we thought we might as well reply to it as a post insha'Allah (God Willing).

Sarah wrote:

Father, son and Holy ghost are ONE. Was Gabriel a partner to God when he gave the Quran to Muhammad? Gabriel is the holy ghost,Gabriel is GOD, Jesus is GOD come down to be in human form so that we could know him better.

If I can be 3 or more people, mother, daughter, wife, employee, why would we not think that God would have that ability?

Well firstly Sarah, where in the Bible does Jesus state to be 'God'?

Jesus (peace be upon him) admits in John 14:28
" Father is greater than I"

and Jesus, peace be upon him, admits again in John 5:30 "I can of mine own self do nothing...," Does this sound like God speaking to you or a human being (like you and myself)?

It's said that Jesus, peace be upon him, said "I and the Father are one". If we examine the matter objectively, without letting our own desires get in the way, it becomes clear that the conjunction "and" in the phrase "I and the Father" implies that two separate entities are involved. "I" is one entity, and "the Father" is another. If you say, "So-and-so and I", it is obvious to any rational person that they are two separate people.

How can Jesus be God if he worshipped God as any other person (Luke 5:16):

"And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed."

Jesus was tempted by Satan for forty days (Luke 4:1-13) but in James 1:13 is said: "...for God cannot be tempted with evil.."?

If the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are "One and Equal", why doesn't the Bible "consistently" say they are equal instead of giving them and "others" changing values?

Secondly, yes you can be a mother, a daughter, a grandmother and an employee but do you change your physical features to become a mother? a dauther? The answer is obviously no!

God tells you in the Holy Qur'an,

"O people of the book! commit no excesses in your religion: nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was [no more or less than] a messenger of Allah, and His word, which he bestowed upon Mary, and a spirit preceding from Him: so believe in Allah and his messengers.

Say not "Three": desist!, it is better for you, for Allah is one God, Glory be to Him, Far exalted is He above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and the earth. And enough is Allah as a disposer of affairs." Qur'an (4):171.

May you be guided, peace

PS: we recommend you to read-->
Did God Become Man? By Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips