Active TopicsActive Topics  Display List of Forum MembersMemberlist  CalendarCalendar  Search The ForumSearch  HelpHelp
  RegisterRegister  LoginLogin  Old ForumOld Forum  Twitter  Facebook
Advertisement:
         

Interfaith Dialogue
 IslamiCity Forum - Islamic Discussion Forum : Religion - Islam : Interfaith Dialogue
Message Icon Topic: The Holy Trinity to non-Christians Post Reply Post New Topic
Author Message
E.S.
 
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 09 July 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 20
Quote E.S. Replybullet Topic: The Holy Trinity to non-Christians
    Posted: 19 July 2007 at 12:26am
Sometimes the hardest of questions can be found in the simplest of
answers. The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit are One. To simplify it
more I will use the example used by St. Patrick when he explained it to
the Irish upon the beginning steps of converting the whole nation. And
this is fact. He used the example of the shamrock. Quite a simple,
impressive and easy understanding for a beginner in this topic. St. Patrick
took a shamrock with three clovers and one with four. He asked them
what makes a true shamrock and they said three clovers four wouldn't for
it wouldnt be a true shamrock. This is just an example of a simpler way to
explain this issue. I believe the Creator with all his might and goodness
can become three in one. When Jesus told his disciples "Those who have
seen Me have seen God". Jesus was God's mouthpiece on Earth (a speaker
basically for Himself.) God for all his infinite power cannot directly preach
to unworthy beings such as ourselves. So he sent Himself in a way we
could understand, we could relate and that is through Jesus Christ. A
Being who shared pain and joy as any other human yet still divine by His
Holy Nature. Through the other prophets beginning with Abraham to
Moses, the people did not follow God's covenant (the pact we as humans
should have kept our promise to Him). Through Christ (Himself), a new
covenant that would last till the final day should be observed.

I'm having a hard time understanding why Muslims have a hard time with
this. Is there not 99 names for Allah? Why is it wrong to believe God can
be three beings into One?
IP IP Logged
Post Reply Post New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed herein contain positions and viewpoints that are not necessarily those of IslamiCity. This forum is offered to stimulate dialogue and discussion in our continuing mission of being an educational organization.
If there is any issue with any of the postings please email to icforum at islamicity.com or if you are a forum's member you can use the report button.

Note: The 99 names of Allah avatars are courtesy of www.arthafez.com

Advertisement:



Sponsored by:
Islamicity Membership Program:
IslamiCity Donation Program  http://www.islamicity.com/Donate
IslamiCity Arabic eLearning http://www.islamiCity.com/ArabAcademy
Complete Domain & Hosting Solutions www.icDomain.com
Home for Muslim Tunes www.icTunes.com
Islamic Video Collections www.islamiTV.com
IslamiCity Marriage Site www.icMarriage.com