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Submitted by Oliver (United States), Mar 18, 2008 at 21:53

Submitted by zzazzeefrazzee (United States), Mar 17, 2008 at 21:13

"Are these three ‘revelations' of God the same ‘One and Only God – the Creator God'?

This is the matter that requires more investigation."

Are Jews Christians and Muslims part of a monotheistic tradition?

YES OR NO.

Simple question, simple answer.

Friend - you have not directly answered, as far as I can remember, any of the questions I have asked you - and yet you can demand a 'yes or no' answer to this ...

While pre-Islamic Arabia could hardly be described as a monotheistic religious society - Islam is most definetly monotheistic - 'there is no 'ilah' but 'Allah' is simple and to the point. Allah is the god of Islam.

What has become known as Judaism is similarly most definetly monotheistic - 'Hear oh Israel, YHVH is god, YHVH is one' also is simple and to the point. YHVH is the god of Judaism.

Christianity is a bit more muddled, while I will insist the Christianity IS monotheistic, the best I can do is point to the Great Commission '... make diciples ... and baptise them in the NAME of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit' not so simple or to the point. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is the god of Christianity.

Of course, the question you were really asking is 'Are Jews Christians and Muslims part of the same monotheistic tradition?' and to that I will simply say NO.

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