OUR SECOND PHILOSOPHICAL ARTICLE
THE ESCALATING CHAOS (continued)
2- SO FAR SO GOOD
It is stated by standard doctrine that the Qur’an (in Women – Al-Nisa’ – in 4:157) refutes the crucifixion of Jesus, claiming that he was neither killed nor crucified. However, the Qur’an actually states that it was made to appear to the unbelievers that they had killed him when in fact Allah had raised him up to Himself. Resurrected or invincible by the will of God, in either case Jesus, the Messiah, is important in Christianity and Islam. So far so good.
3 - DEPARTURE OF BELIEFS
At this point the Qur’an departs fundamentally from the doctrine of the Christian church. The Qur'an (The Feast – Al-Ma’ida – in 5:72 through 5:75) clearly states that there is no Holy Trinity. To state further, anyone who believes in the Trinity is an unbeliever. Jesus states to the children of Israel to worship God who is his (i.e. Jesus’) and our Lord. Review of references states that the Bible scripture does not make reference to a Holy Trinity. Various arguments in Christianity explain that just because the Trinity is not distinctly mentioned in the Bible does not mean it is not true. However, the distinction of there being a Holy Trinity is of such significance in the western world that one would wonder why it is not mentioned by Jesus himself. Now we are getting to where some people are getting nervous… There are additional differences that are even more disturbing, but we will discuss this in the future.