Brother Shah continued his talk by making religion comparisons. INTERESTING!!!DOUBLEPLUSINTERESTING!!!
***reminder: this idea of comparing the religions is not to insult/offense/condemn other religions. It is also neither to win arguments, but to search for the truth.
(I just pick out some of the interesting ideas)
1. Original Sin
There is no Original Sin.
QS: "And whoever earns SIN, he earns it only against himself. And Allah is EVER ALLKNOWING, ALLWISE" (4:111)
BIBLE: "The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him." (Ezekiel 18:20).
2. Son of God
QS: "He begets not, nor was He begotten" (112:3)
BIBLE: "the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God." (Luke 3:38) (So? Which one is the SON?)
LOGIC: Son of a CAT is a CAT, Son of a HORSE is a HORSE, but Son of God is a MAN?
3. Jesus is God?
Islam believes on Jesus Christ
QS: "Surely, in disbelief are they who say that Allah is the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary). Say (O Muhammad SAW): 'Who then has the least power against Allah, if He were to destroy the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), his mother, and all those who are on the earth together?' And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. He creates what He wills. And Allah is Able to do all things" (5: 17)
BIBLE: ""Why do you call me good?" asked Jesus in reply; "there is no one truly good except One--that is, God." (Mark 10:18)
When we see that the Bible teaches these three things: (a) there is but one God, (b) that the Father, Son, and Spirit are each God, and (c) that each is set forth as distinct Persons, we have enunciated the doctrine of the Triunity of God. In a chart, it can be expressed as follows:
Ancient Diagram of the Holy Trinity
The three Persons are the same in substance, i.e., in essence or in their essential nature, but distinct in subsistence which describes God’s mode or quality of existence in three Persons. By mode of existence we do not mean one God acting in three different ways, but one Divine Being existing in three distinct Persons within one Divine Substance or Essence. Again, this is not exactly three individuals as we think of three personal individuals, but one Divine Being who acts and thinks as one within a three-fold personality. This is incomprehensible to our finite and limited minds, but it is the teaching of the Scripture. “In the Being of God there are not three individuals, but only three personal self distinctions within the one Divine Essence.”15
If A=X, B=X, so A=B.
And, if Father=God, Son=God, but Father is not the Son?
Father=Flesh and Blood, Son=Flesh and Blood, but SPIRIT?
***TO BE CONTINUED***