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JustMe thank you for your explanation.

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Submitted by Hind Samy (Egypt), Mar 19, 2006 at 03:33

Thank you for trying to explain the Holy Trinity. I can understand the confusion many of us have about this concept because many Christians I've asked (I have many Christian friends by the way), have given different answers - some believe God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost to be one - some say they are seperate, some say Jesus is the son of God - there are many many different answers and interpretations from different people. So you can understand why we'd like to understand more about this.

We have nothing but the highest respect for Jesus - he is highly respected by all Muslims and in the Koran.
It may interest you to know that Muslims believe that Jesus will return to save us all (all mankind - not just Muslims) from the Antichrist...

The differences between Christian beliefs and Muslims beliefs are very few - we have the same 10 commandments - sins are the same. I read and studied the Bible and found no contradictions to my religion - we all basically have the same beliefs. The one thing Muslims tend to disagree and find hard to understand is the concept of the Holy Trinity - and this is where most disputes tend to happen.

Another difference of opinion I have found in my discussions with my Christian brothers and sisters has been that of the Cruxifiction - Muslims believe God out of His infinite mercy raised Jesus (pbuh) up to Him and made his murderers believe they had killed him (when they hadn't) . My Christian brothers and sisters insist that Jesus (pbuh) was made to suffer for all mankind's sins on the Crucifix. To me, the Muslim belief is kinder somehow - loving Jesus it gives me comfort to believe he was spared this terrible suffering. I saw "Passion of the Christ" and couldn't stop crying! It was so sad and heartbreaking, then my belief that God spared him from all this gave me some comfort - it seems to me that in being spared this way doesn't undermine Jesus's (pbuh) life and teachings and purpose in this life. Also being a Muslim I believe no one is responsible for the sins of another. In the end we will invariably have different beliefs and thoughts - and we should try to respect one another always and respect differences of opinions, we shouldn't be divided by these differences.

You also wrote:
"It's just difficult to have the Muslim's belief of Jesus being stated as a fact through many postings without disputing it."

We believe Jesus (pbuh) was God's beloved prophet - just as Muhamed (pbuh) was - and I'm sure by now you know how much we love our Prophet (pbuh) - so by association you can hopefully understand when we refer to Jesus (pbuh) as a prophet too - it is definitely not out of disrespect or to belittle him in any way. I am Muslim and I love Jesus (peace be upon him).

I hope this shed some light on things.
Take care.

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