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"Hear oh Israel, the LORD Thy God is one God" [Jesus (PBUH)]

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Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), May 18, 2009 at 23:33

Hi Anthony,

Thanks for your reply. The only God is the one God. The God-Man doctrine sounds very much what the anti-Christ would be teaching and trying to deceive us into believing my friend. The anti-
Christ want us to worship the beast and not God.

(There is) none worthy of worship except Allah. He is only One. (There are) no partners for Him. For He (is) the Kingdom. And for Him (is) the Praise. He gives life and causes death. And He (is) Alive. He is Eternal. Possessor of Majesty and Reverence. In His hand (is) the goodness. And He (is) the goodness. And He (is) on everything powerful. "the word of unity or the kalima-e-tawhid"

In Islam we believe that Jesus was a messenger and prophet. We have much love and respect for him.

Jesus is described by various means in the Qur'an. The most common reference to Jesus occurs in the form of "Ibn Maryam" (son of Mary), sometimes preceded with another title. Jesus is also recognised as a prophet (nabī) and messenger (rasūl) of God. The terms wadjih ("worthy of esteem in this world and the next"), mubārak ("blessed", or "a source of benefit for others"), 'abd-Allāh (servant of God) are all used in the Qur'an in reference to Jesus.

Another title frequently mentioned is al-Masīḥ, which translates to "the Messiah." This does not correspond to the Christian concept of Messiah, as Islam regards all prophets, including Jesus, to be mortal and without any share in divinity. Muslim exegetes explain the use of the word masīh in the Qur'an as referring to Jesus' status as the one anointed by means of blessings and honors; or as the one who helped cure the sick, by anointing the eyes of the blind, for example.

In Islam we believe that there will come a man who will claim to be God and that is the Dajjal. We would be in danger of believing in the Dajjal (anti-Christ) if we were to believe in the trinity doctrine. He will call many to worship him. We believe that Jesus, the son of Mary and the Messiah (al-masih) will return and destroy the Dajjal and his evil ones. He will then call all to Islam (submission to God alone). I believe that there is something similar in the book of revelations. If you look there, you will see that there is only the one God and that the Messiah is not claiming to be the one God. The one claiming to be God is the anti-Christ.

Here are some scriptures from the Qur'an. I pray that you find guidance from them.

Qur'an 112:1–4. "Say: He, Allah, is One.
Allah is He on Whom all depend.
He begets not, nor is He begotten.
And none is like Him."

"And most surely He [Jesus] is a Sign of the Hour, therefore have no doubt about it and follow Me: this is the right path."[Qur'an 43:61

"O followers of the Book! [The Bible] do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium [Jesus son of Mary] is only an apostle of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His apostles, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one God; far be It from His glory that He should have a son, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector." [Qur'an 4:171]

peace

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