As a Muslim, how can I possibly be expected to understand this concept of the holy trinity as the Almighty in three persons?
I am a Muslim. How can I possibly be expected to understand this concept of the holy trinity as the Almighty in three persons? Isa Alaisalam (Jesus Christ), Peace be upon him, is a Prophet of Islam. That is all there is to it. He foretold the coming of Prophet Muhammed, Peace be upon him. Salaams. May ALMIGHTY ALLAH guide you to the Truth.
Ted's Response:Some Christians think of God as three individual "Persons" but I do not view Him that way at all. Rather, as described in my singular and multiple section, I view Him as a single God with three "facets" or "natures" similar to the way that we have a spirit, soul, and body. Of course, that does not mean that we are little "gods"; we were just made in His image (Genesis 1:27), which is both solo and manifold.
In case you have the interest and time, I have two commentaries about God and Jesus here:
I have read all of the Qu'ran and all of the Bible. I feel that all Muslims and Christians should read both, but most of them have not. I understand the Muslim beliefs about Isa Alaihis Salam. The following page gives a good summary of that: The coming of Isa (Alaihis Salam).
I know the Qu'ran states that Jesus was nothing more than a messenger (an-Nisâ´:171) and a prophet (Maryam:30). It also states that Jesus never was killed (crucified) but, rather, that his soul and body were taken into heaven (an-Nisâ´:157).
My understanding of Islam is that, on the Day of Judgment, a person's evil deeds (sins) and good deeds are weighed by Allah. If one's good deeds outweigh one's evil deeds, the person will be brought into paradise. If the opposite is true, the person will be cast into jahannam, or hell, after death. So a Muslim never can be certain that Allah has accepted his good deeds, even if he commits to dying on behalf of Allah, and that Allah will bring him into paradise.
However, God the Father deletes our sins and cancels our transgressions if we accept Jesus' blood atonement on our behalf. Atonement and remission of sins comes only by the shedding of blood (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22). Yet, for the blood to cover the sins of all people completely, it had to be shed by a faultless, sinless person. Jesus—the only perfect person to walk the earth because He was God incarnate—said that His blood would be shed so that our sins could be forgiven (Matthew 28:26). But individuals must accept this atonement on their behalf for it to be in effect.
Jesus also said that only by Him could anyone come to the Father (John 14:6). We all have gone astray, and the Father laid upon Jesus the initity of us all (Isaiah 53:6). The blood of Jesus is the only thing that can remove our sins from the sight of our Father, who is perfect, and enable Him to accept us into His presence one day. In Isaiah 53, the great prophet Isaiah wrote specifically about Jesus, the Messiah, centuries before He came.
To be saved from the fire of hell, every person first must acknowledge his sinful nature, since there is no righteous man on earth who never sins (Ecclesiastes 7:20). Then he must understand that only his faith in the atoning blood of Jesus, not in an abundance of good works, can save him (Ephesians 2:8,9).
The only man who ever lived that did not sin was Jesus (1 Peter 2:22). Yet, He could not have remained sinless if He were merely a man; only God is sinless. In Jesus the Messiah/Christ, the fullness of the Deity lives in human form (Colossians 2:9).
Also, no mere man can redeem the life of another man, nor provide a ransom for his life, before God (Psalm 49:7). If Jesus were only a man, His sacrifice would not have been enough; only a perfect, sinless God Himself could carry enough value to ransom mankind from the consequences of sin.
Muslims are willing to die for their faith because they hope that Allah will accept them into paradise. I am willing to die for the triune God because I know that I am saved unto eternal life with Him, since I am certain that Jesus, the Son of God, died for my sins and transgressions.
Jesus the Messiah/Christ, God in flesh and born of a virgin, came to this lost world and died, willingly and out of love, on a cross for the sins of all mankind. He came to redeem fallen man and to give everlasting life to those who would believe in Him. He will come again to rule and reign as King over the whole earth (Zechariah 14:9) with absolute justice, fairness, and righteousness.
The Bible states that "if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved" (Romans 10:9,10). Jesus is the only path to eternal life; every other path leads to condemnation and death.
I hope that you will be able to believe and accept these things. Countless Muslims have reported personal visitations by Jesus or supernatural miracles that they knew were by Jesus, and they immediately have put their faith in Him. Ask the one, true God to reveal Himself to you, through Jesus, so that you can believe in Him. If you are sincere, I believe that He will. I would love to see you in the Kingdom of God and would like for you to be my eternal friend. God bless you, brother.
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