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Misconceptions

Truth


The Arabic word ” Islam ” comes from the Arabic root ” aslama ” which means peace and also submission/surrender of one’s will to the only true God . So , the religion of Islam is not named after a person or a people , nor was it decided by a later generation of men as in the case of Christianity which was named after Jesus Christ , Buddhism after Gautama Buddha , Confucianism after Confucius , Marxism after Karl Marx , Judaism after the tribe of Judah or Hinduism after the Hindus .

In Qur’an God tells us :

” This day i perfected your religion for you , completed My favour upon you , and I have chosen for you Islam as your religion . ” ( Qur’an 5:3 )

So , the name of Islam religion was chosen by God Himself and clearly mentioned in Qur’an .

But nowhere in Bible will you find God revealing to Jewish/Christians that their religion is called Christianity so the names of ” Christianity ” have no divine origin or approval . The name of Christianity was given after the Jesus’ departure from this world .

No need of prayers to Jesus !!! Did Jesus prayed to himself ? Jesus prayed to God…

Jesus ( Pbuh ) distinguishes God from him:

” Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. ” ( Mark 10:18, Bible )

As regards to the false concept of worship, Prophet Jesus ( Pbuh ) repeated us the warning given by Prophet Isaiah ( Pbuh ). He says:

” This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men. ” ( Matthew 15:8, Bible )

Jesus called upon the people to surrend their will to God’s will ( which is what Jesus stands for ) :

Our Father in heaven , hallowed be your name , may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven . ” ( Luke 11:2/Matthew 6:9-10 )

Messiah ” in Hebrew means ” God’s appointed ” which means giving spiritual authority to a noble man to spread the words of God. Jesus pointed out that he himself submitted to God’s will and makes clear that he lack divine power:

” None of these who call me ” Lord ” will enter the kingdom of God but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven . ” ( Matthew 7:21 )

I can do nothing on my own authority: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just; because i am not making my own will but the will of Him who sent me . ” ( John 5:30, Bible )

My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. ” ( John 7:16, Bible )

Jesus ( Pbuh ) shows that his relationship with God is like any other human being i.e., praying and seeking help from Him:

” I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God. ” ( John 20:17, Bible )

” The Lord Your God is ONE God …” ( Mark 12:29, Bible )

So , Jesus made it clear to his followers that he is not the one true God and that he submitted to God’s will as the other Prophets ( thinking the religion of Islam ) .

No need of prayers to Saints !!! Did Jesus prayed to Saints ?

Jesus submitted to God’s will so he did not worship any person , place or thing beside God as the submission to God’s will is the worship of God alone . Everything other than God is God’s creation and we must not pray to God’s creations ( such as Jesus’ mother – Mary or Saints as they are God’s creations ) but just to our Creator because it is only by His will that prayers are answered . God is neither equal to His creations nor part of it , nor it is His creation equal to Him or part of Him .

Jesus said :

” Worship the Lord your God and serve Him ONLY . ” ( Luke 4:8)

According to St. Paul:

” Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a MAN attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know. ” (Acts 2:22, Bible )

So, St. Paul was not aware about the existence of the Trinity.

There were bishops during the first three hundred years of the Church that were teaching as the Muslims that Jesus (Pbuh) was a prophet and not son of God !! It was only after the conversion of Emperor Constantine that he was the one to call and introduce the doctrine of the Trinity. He a convert to Christianity who knew nothing of this religion introduced a paganistic concept that goes back to Babylonian times. The word TRINITY is not found in the Bible in any of its many translation nor is it found in the original Greek or Hebrew languages!

The Orthodox definition of the Christian Trinity and Athanasian Creed:

” The doctrine of the Trinity states that the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God and together, not exclusively, they form one God. The Trinity is co-eternal, without beginning or end, and CO-EQUAL. “

Is illogical just thinking that Jesus cannot be equal to God, even if he would be Son of God, as a son is not equal to a father…

… The Father is GREATER than I. ” ( John 14:28 )

God is not a God of confusion but of peace. ” ( 1 Cor. 14:33, Bible )

– then why so much confusion in the Trinity Doctrine ? God being 1/3 of the Godhead…?! One is three and three is one?! One part of God was crucified?!

” Philosophy tells us that no being from whom another being can come out and exist as a separate individual and become equal and partener can be regarded as perfect. To attribute a son to God is to deny the perfection of God. ” ( Cf. Berson, ” The Creative Evolution “,Modern Library )

Also, the doctrine of God incarnate is baseless as Jesus (Pbuh) was a spirit created in the womb of Mary by God’s power.

” In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin bethroded to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.” (Luke 1:26-27, Bible)

Here, God did not step down to become flesh, instead He sent His angel Gabriel to inform Mary about the God’s Plan.

Angel Gabriel informed Mary:

” And behold you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” (Luke 1:31, Bible)

” At the end of eight days,when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus… ” ( Luke 2:21, Bible )

Why should be God circumcised ?Why would God need that ?

Jesus spoke of ” the peace makers ” as ” Sons of God “. In the Jewish tradition, any person who follows the Will of God was called the ” Son of God “. ( see examples quoted in the Bible: Genesis 6:2-4, Exodus 4:22, Jeremiah 31:9, Psalms 2:7, Luke 3:38, Romans 8:14 )

” But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Moist High. ” ( John 6:35, Bible )

God is not man, that he should lie, or son of man that he should repent. ” ( Numbers 23:19, Bible )

” You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above , or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God… ” ( Exodus 20:3-5, Bible )

” I, I am the Lord and besides me there is no saviour. ” ( Isaiah 43:10-11, Bible )

So what is Christianity without the Trinity Doctrine ?

Truth has one side …

The true religion of God :

has a divine name chosen by God himself and clearly mentioned in the Divine Book sent by him ;

” This day i perfected your religion for you , completed My favour upon you , and I have chosen for you Islam as your religion . ” ( Qur’an 5:3 )

is an universal truth which cannot be changed by people , places or periods of time ;

Islam religion is same by 1428 years Alhamdu’lillah … nothing changed and nothing will be changed Insh’Allah .

invites to worship ONLY God ;

” That which you worship besides Him are only names and you and your forefathers have invented for which God has sent down no authority ; the command belongs only to God : He has command that you worship Him ; that is the right religion , but most people do not understand . ” ( Qur’an 12:40 )

God gives us the power to distinguish right from wrong and choose between them and we are answerable to Him for our choices . Signs for the right are shown to us by Him but we are given choice to seek the true God or to continue in the error of our ways …

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