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Christians will claim that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost make up ONE God.
The Muslim naturally asks, does 1+1+1=1?
To which the Christian replies 1 X 1 X 1=1. Keeping aside the fact they are claiming that ‘God is being multipled’;
Let us assume for the sake of argument that this statement is true, and is a valid “mathematical” proof for the trinity. If SO, one would also have to recognize that
1 X 1 X 1 ….X 1= 1
Many Christians claim that they believe in their religion and their doctrines because of spiritual experiences, and that I have not experienced the “Holy spirit” or “God”, therefore I can never be a christian and rightly guided
Many Hindus claim the same thing. How can an objective believer and truth-seeker account for a christian experience and discount a Hindu who per-say has experienced Ganesha or Vishnu or Krishna., or something to that effect? What makes your spiritual experience true, and theirs false? Moreover should a christian himself/herself rely on their spiritual experiences?
As I mentioned in a previous post , we can not rely on spiritual experiences to base our belief in a religion, but rather on logic and reasoning.
Struck with the contradictions which I encountered in endeavoring to disentangle the truth and falsehood of these opinions, I was led to make the following reflection: “The search after truth being the aim which I propose to myself, I ought in the first place to ascertain what are the bases of certitude.” In the next place I recognized that certitude is the clear and complete knowledge of things, such knowledge as leaves no room for doubt nor possibility of error and conjecture, so that there remains no room in the mind for error to find an entrance. In such a case it is necessary that the mind, fortified against all possibility of going astray, should embrace such a strong conviction that, if, for example, any one possessing the power of changing a stone into gold, or a stick into a serpent, should seek to shake the bases of this certitude, it would remain firm and immovable. Suppose, for instance, a man should come and say to me, who am firmly convinced that ten is more than three, “No; on the contrary, three is more than ten, and, to prove it, I change this rod into a serpent,” and supposing that he actually did so, I should remain none the less convinced of the falsity of his assertion, and although his miracle might arouse my astonishment, it would not instill any doubt into my belief.
Many Christians claim that the concept of the Trinity is a Biblical Idea, and can be found EVERYWHERE in the Bible. I find this hard to believe, especially for the Old Testament.
If we put the Old Testament in a vacuum , keeping aside all the vague so-called Trinitarian proof texts in the New Testament, the answer to the above question is a clear and emphatic , NO.
Many Christians claim that God can do EVERYTHING and ANYTHING he pleases. The Muslim obviously agrees with this statement. However, the Christian will then claim that God can become a man.
This is where the Muslim disagrees with the Christian and the Muslim has to clarify something which should be apparent to the Christian. God can do sensical things and can’t not do nonsensical things.
For example, can a square-triangle or a triangle-square exist? No. There is no such a thing as four-sided, three-sided figure or a three-sided, four-sided figure. It is a nonsensical statement.
Likewise, is there such a thing as a man-god , or god-man? The answer is no, it is a nonsensical statement.
Now this is not a limitation on God , but this is a limitation on the claimant’s reasoning and intellect.
Adore not the sun and the moon, but adore God, Who created them, if it is Him ye wish to serve. (The Noble Quran, 41:37)