SATAN AND TRINITY :
A’uzubillahi mina Shaytaani Rajeem
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Satan is called a fallen angel according to the People of the book. Satan is not angel, but from among the Jinns who was risen up to heavens. Bible does not say why Satan was fallen. Satan achieved the spirituality of the Malakut, angelic station due to his worship and obedience.
So if Satan knew God, as Tri-Union God and Jesus as God in flesh. Satan would not try to tempt Christ, according to the New Testament.
See: Matthew 4:
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Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness
1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempteda by the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
4Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’b ”
5Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“ ‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’c ”
7Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’d ”
8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9“All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’e ”
11Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
So, if Christ was the Almighty God in flesh, And the fallen Angel (Satan) knew that he is really God then there is no need Satan to tempt Christ to worship him.
James 1:13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
OTHER REFUTATION ON TRINITY:
“I and Father are one” (John 10:30) verse does not prove trinity.
1- In Trinity Father Son and Spirit are Three “Distinctive Beings”
2- Later on Christ says the “Father is Greater than I” (John 14:28)
John 14:28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
So without any confusion, we can see that Christ is speaking about the same Purpose which God Share through him in the Mission!
3- No one Knows the Hour, But Only the Father.
See Matthew 24:36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Mark 13:32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
4- No equal Power with Father
John 5:30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
John 8:28 So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.
John 14:10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
5- No disciples preached Trinity nor Baptised anyone in the Name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. None of the disciples worshiped Jesus as deity. Rather, Christ was revered as a holy man and Prophet and teacher by his followers and by those who came to seek his healing powers. Such act of reverences were very occassional and roughly recorded in the New Testament six times. After Christ ascended to heavens, there is no record of anyone revering Christ in the same way as they used to do when he was among them, i.e bowing down and kissing his feet etc!
There is no record of preaching to Worship Jesus in the entire New Testament!
WORSHIP OF CHRIST ACCORDING TO CHRIST
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
“La ilaha illa Allah” – Mark 12:29:
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love you God More than anything else: (Quran 2:165 And [yet], among the people are those who take other than Allah as equals [to Him]. They love them as they [should] love Allah. But those who believe are stronger in love for Allah. And if only they who have wronged would consider [that] when they see the punishment, [they will be certain] that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is severe in punishment.)
Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
WORSHIP THE GOD OF CHRIST AND ALL PROPHETS- THE GOD OF ABRAHAM (PEACE BE UPON THEM)
Quran 1:5 It is You we worship and You we ask for help.
Quran 2:133 (2:133) Why, were you witnesses when death came to Jacob? He asked his children: “Whom will you serve after me?” They said: “We shall serve your God, the God of your forefathers, Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac, the One God, and unto Him do we submit.”
Matthew 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'”
John 4:23 -24 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
Comments: True worshipers Worship God of Christ and Abraham and all the Prophets (Peace be upon them)
John 20:17…. ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'”
Acts 24:14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,
Jews invented a God who is with hand and feet in their scriptures. They called it “Jehova”. Christ did not reveal Jehova in his Gospel. Concerning Isaiah 9:6, a Jewish lady admitted that, A God in flesh is pagan.
Exodus 24:10 and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as bright blue as the sky.
CHRIST AND JEWS:
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Jews faced great challenge from Christ (Peace be upon him). The Jews knew their scribes were under the pay roll of Romans. This is why the Jewish scriptures theology resembled Roman philosophy. God with sons (see Genesis 6:2) , with hands and feet (Exodus 24:10) etc etc.
Facing Christ was biggest challenge Jews faced in his time.
Jews claimed: “We are sons of God, God fathered Israel”. Etc
This claim was heresy and distortion of the Torah.
Christ try to mock at this false claim and mocked at their Face: “I am son of God” Then they replied: It is blasphemy . God can have no son”.
The Jews were then silently agreeing to themselves that Torah is corrupted and they were in a strayed path.
In this way Christ proved Torah was corrupted by followers of Judaism.
He did not say: He is begotten son of God!!!
He acknowledged himself as Weak “Servant of Allah”. (see John. 5:30 John 8:28)
CHRIST AND SALVATION :
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Christ did not call the chance of his assassination at the hands of Jewish-Roman conspirators as “plan of salvation” for whole world. He called it as the work of Satan and it is also said that he came to destroy the work of the Devil.
John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
1 John 3:8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
So it is illogical to say that Jesus died on a cross for Pagans and Jews to fulfil the work of Satan.
Christ brought salvation plan which is the narrow path the very first day he declared his mission. Those who believed in him and died in the first year of his ministry also were in his salvation plan. His salvation plan is not derived from an unsuccessful Judeo -Roman conspiracy against him.
The word ‘son of God’ in the Greek scriptures is again a phrase to describe ‘high priest of God’, not as ‘begotten son’. See Hebrews 5:5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”
This is a Greek-Roman way of writing theological phrase and metaphor. The Jews are also highly influenced by the Greek Philosophical theology in their books. This is why ‘sons of God’ words appear in Genesis and other old testament books. Christ (Peace be upon him) challenged Jews by taking this phrase and applying to himself. So they accused him of blasphemy, while they forgetting their own blasphemy and interpolation in Jewish Bible.
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