The Messiah: Jesus, Son of Mary

By Imam Shabir Ally

“O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion, and do not say anything concerning Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers . . .” (Quran 4:171; see also 66:12)

In the above passage Jesus in called by four noble titles. He is the Messiah, the Messenger of Allah, a Word from Allah, and a Spirit from Allah. In the same passage, it is clear that the Quran seeks to discourage exaggeration in religion. Further in the same passage, Allah says:

“Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.” (Quran 4:171)

Refusing to call Jesus son of God is not done with a view to belittle Jesus. No! On the contrary, it is done to Glorify God, to magnify His name, and to proclaim His transcendent majesty.

The Quran confirms that Jesus was born of a virgin woman. When the angel announced to Mary, on whom be peace, that she will bear a child, she said: “My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal has touched me.”

She received the following reply: “So (it will be). Allah creates what He will. If He decrees a thing, He says unto it only: Be! and it is.” (Quran 3: 45, 47)

In another chapter, after relating the incidents surrounding the birth of the Messiah, the Quran concludes as follows: “It befits not (the majesty of) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When he decrees a thing, He says unto it only: Be! and it is.” (Quran 19:35)

The Quran seeks to correct a common misconception in the minds of people. Many assume that since Jesus had no father then God must be his father.

Glory be to God. He does not father children. He created everyone we know from a man and a woman. But He created Adam from neither a man nor a woman. And He created Eve from a man, but not from a woman. Then, as if to complete the picture, God created Jesus from a woman but not from a man. God has demonstrated His power to create in every way.

God says: “Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then he said unto him: Be! and he is.” (3:59)

It is important to realize that Jesus, on whom be peace, never taught that he is the Son of God. God says in the Quran that those who call Jesus “Son of God” are following the saying of other people (see 9:30). Jesus taught only what he was commanded (5:117). He himself was quite pleased with being a servant of God (4:172). As a messenger of God, Jesus knew that none in the heavens or the earth can approach God except as a slave (19:93).

Finally, those who say that God has a son should know that they have no warrant for this, but they are saying something without knowledge (10:68).

In the next part, God willing, we will see from a careful study of the Bible that Jesus never called himself God”s son.

Further Reading

What Jesus said about Fasting


  1. winedot says:

    Angel of God said: “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of David His father, and He will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

    SON of God – ohh those angels !!

  2. Respectfully. 1 John 4:15: "Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God". Not to mention John 3:16 and dozens of others. This essay ends with the statement "In the next part, God willing, we will see from a careful study of the Bible that Jesus never called himself God”s son"…and yet there is no such section. Why? Because this is simply not true. It cannot be done. Bless you all.

  3. IIn the above passage Jesus in called by four noble titles. He is the Messiah, the Messenger of Allah, a Word from Allah, and a Spirit from Allah. In the same passage, it is clear that the Quran seeks to discourage exaggeration in religion. , I think there is a blindness in Muslims like there is in the Jews generally. In the Koran it states what Jesus is a Messiah messenger of Allah and a spirit from Allah and it seeks not to exaggerate. I don't need to show you the bible to show you Jesus is your savior the koran shows it but then it goes on to deny his works on the cross and that he is not the son of God. You know the truth focus on it – it is in the written word don't doubt who Jesus is.

    • So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
      Isaiiah 55:11 John 1. saysin In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

      2 The same was in the beginning with God.

      3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

      4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

      5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

      6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

      7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

      8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

      9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

      10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

      11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

      12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

      13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

      14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

      15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

      16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

      17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

      18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

      19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

      20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

      21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

      22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

      23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

      24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

      25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

      26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

      27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

      28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

      29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

      May Jesus give sight to the people that read this

  4. i wonder if we will ever see a day when we focus on the things we have in common rather than being fixated on pointing out our differences? we were all created by the same being and should treat each other as such.

  5. Stephanie Lim says:

    But Jesus did call God, My Father, in the bible!

  6. but in the Quraan no.

    Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,
    Allah , the Eternal Refuge.
    He neither begets nor is born,
    Nor is there to Him any equivalent."

  7. Stephanie Lim says:

    Lord had led Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in their life, He also has lead me in my life that I know for sure Lord Jesus is the Son of God and Holy Spirit is in me. Why not those who is in doubt prayed to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to reveal who is He

  8. “O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion, and do not say anything concerning Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers . . .” (Quran 4:171; see also 66:12)

  9. When you read the Quran(especially as a non-Muslim), you must understand that a part written is an actual…

  10. Anonymous says:

    Your manual is the Quran but mine is the Bible.
    We are missing the point and target if we try to prove each other wrong.
    We need to strengthen the similarity and do whatever God asked us to do.
    One of these assignment is to help each other and stop fighting each other
    in order to make the world a better place. Let us all get together to push forward
    God;s agenda. With our different manuals, we can work together using
    our common ground.
    Remi Adewumi

  11. Victor Chuks says:

    at least am happy that muslims now know that JESUS was not brought into this world through the natural process of sexual intercourse btw a male and a female…

  12. Did He not say, I am the son whom He sent, I am him, speaking about him being the chosen one, and that He is. just like his father. (God)

  13. Jesus said " I am the Way the Truth and the Life ,NO ONE comes to the Father except through ME". Hard to grasp but He is the living God, the mighty ONE God in perfect form, sinless in order to redeem sin-filled mankind who can never redeem himself. God made man bridges the void between imperfect sinful man and the perfect sinless Creator God. He is still God. Picture if you will, a triangle with 3 points. It is one shape, but with 3 separate and distinct points. Each point has a value that is the triangle. Such as it is with God the mighty, ONE God. He wants us to know Him as His children He has rescued and redeemed and He wants to fill us supernaturally with His mighty love,mercy and Grace through God the Holy Spirit-still ONE God. Ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find. A mighty transforming joyous love such as the world can never give and a peace that passes understanding because you are loved with an everlasting love

  14. Axsz Axsz says:

    Muslims recognised jesus(Pbuh) was of virgin birth since the time of the prophet muhamed (pbuh) in 600 Ad as it is stated in the quran numerous times he was born of the virgin Mary(pbuh)
    so it is not now muslims have accepted him just now but that you have found out only now


  15. Arbias Thaqi says:

    Jesus is not God. God Almighty does not sleep, eat, go to the toilet. Stop giving God Almighty human attributes. It's blasphemy to the highest level!

  16. Arbias Thaqi says:

    ''The son of God''? Maybe you should check the original Hebrew for this! This means: ''The servant of God'' in English! When did he say that he is like his father?

  17. Arbias Thaqi says:

    But, the CATHOLICS believe otherwise. The Bible talks about Jesus being the, ''begotten'' Son which me Muslims disagree to. Of course, we can say metaphorically that Jesus was the Son of God, (as we all are by following his commandments) but literally? Absolutely not! There is NO-ONE co-equal with GOD Almighty. GOD Almighty has no son, no daughter, no father and no mother. In response to this, GOD Almighty actually talks about this in the Holy Qur'an and says something very funny for the Christians. GOD Almighty stated that if he had a Son, then where is his GOD's wife, or whatever the Christians claim about GOD Almighty..

  18. Arbias Thaqi says:

    But, the CATHOLICS believe otherwise. The Bible talks about Jesus being the, ''begotten'' Son which we Muslims disagree on. Of course, we can say metaphorically that Jesus was the Son of God, (as we all are by following his commandments) but literally? Absolutely not! There is NO-ONE co-equal with GOD Almighty. GOD Almighty has no son, no daughter, no father and no mother. In response to this, GOD Almighty actually talks about this in the Holy Qur'an and says something very funny for the Christians. GOD Almighty stated that if he had a Son, then where is his wife, or whatever the Christians claim about GOD Almighty.. He has none, and he is one. For GOD's message since the beginning was that he is one..

    Deuteronomy 6:4
    ''Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.''


  19. Arbias Thaqi says:

    remiadewumi2k We Muslims follow all of the Holy scriptures sent by GOD Almighty. But, we follow what Jesus (pbuh) himself said, and not what men said that established false Christian doctrines such as the original sin, GOD needing a lamb to cover sin and all of these things..

  20. Arbias Thaqi says:

    remiadewumi2k remiadewumi2k We Muslims follow all of the Holy scriptures sent by GOD Almighty. But, we follow what Jesus (pbuh) himself said, and not what men said.. Men that were the ones to create and establishe modern-false Christian doctrines such as ''original sin'', GOD Almighty needing a ''lamb to cover sin'' and all of these made-up things..

    Matthew 15:9 (Prophet Jesus didn't want people to worship him!).

    They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'" (NIV).


    … Prophet Jesus (pbuh) was very clear here brother.


  21. Arbias Thaqi says:

    Where in the Bible does Jesus (pbuh) say that he is God, (or the Son of God – you cannot be both!) and that the: ''spirit of truth'' is the Holy Spirit, and not a Prophet like Deuteronomy 18:18 describes?

    Deuteronomy 18:18 states:
    ''I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.''

  22. Arbias Thaqi says:

    We as Muslims highly understand. But, this is very important. Pointing out differences will help us find out the truth by comparitive analysis and research. Wouldn't you want to be sure about your salvation without any doubts?


  23. Arbias Thaqi says:

    He surely did! No doubt about that. And, we Muslims metaphorically say that GOD Almighty is our father to us, because we are the, ''Son'' – his creation. But, physically, and literally? For this, we say no, and we deny. For NO-BODY comes and stands on the same level as GOD Almighty, for he stands alone as ''ONE''.


    P.S. (The phrases ''Son of God'' in the Bible are exaggerated and taken out of context by modern-Christians. GOD Almighty said that, ''Israel'' was his, ''first-born!'', he said that David was his, ''Son!'', and not only Jesus). Funnily enough, the phrase, ''Son of God'' in Hebrew actually means: ''Servant of GOD''. Don't believe me? Go ask a Jew, and go get your expert opinion from them! Moreover, this gives us 2 questions. How many Sons does GOD Almighty have? Or, was this just figure of speech that was used, like most of the contexts of Biblical verses?

  24. Arbias Thaqi If you have seen me, you have seen the Father" Jesus' own words and why He was crucified.

  25. Arbias Thaqi No they do not! You really need to talk with Christians and read the Bible instead of islamic commentary that is frankly, flawed and often willfully dishonest. Here ya go:
    I believe in one God,
    the Father almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    of all things visible and invisible.

    I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
    the Only Begotten Son of God,
    born of the Father before all ages.
    God from God, Light from Light,
    true God from true God,
    begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
    through him all things were made.
    For us men and for our salvation
    he came down from heaven,
    and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
    and became man.
    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
    he suffered death and was buried,
    and rose again on the third day
    in accordance with the Scriptures.
    He ascended into heaven
    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again in glory
    to judge the living and the dead
    and his kingdom will have no end.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
    who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
    who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
    who has spoken through the prophets.

    I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
    I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
    and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
    and the life of the world to come. Amen.

  26. Arbias Thaqi says:

    It can be done. Who said that verse? Jesus? GOD Almighty? The answer to these questions are: NO. The person that said this was, yes you're right: John. This was a man that came hundreds, (let's just say centuries) of years after Jesus. Now the amount of changes and everything else that happens in these years are MASSIVE. Why would you believe what a man said that came many hundreds of years after Jesus, that never even saw Jesus's own face and never even heard his own voice? When, (on the other hand) you can actually follow what Prophet Jesus himself has said. He denied himself many times being something of worship, and that he was GOD Almighty, and that he was the son of GOD Almighty.

    Ask yourself this. Are you actually a follow of Christ as you percieve yourself to be, or are you a follower of MEN that came hundreds of years after Prophet Jesus and negated and went against everything that Jesus himself even said, creating man-made doctrines for the Christian religion? Be humble and find the truth.

    I'll leave this here:
    ''Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."


  27. Arbias Thaqi ALL have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God. You can never,ever be good enough to be in the presence of God. You sicken and you die because of sin. You think bad thoughts because of sin it is in your DNA and in your soul. Only a perfect sacrifice can cover your sin. A blood sacrifice once and for all that the animal sacrifices of old parodied and placated until the true and complete sacrifice was made. You see, God cannot and will not go against His own laws and the law from the beginning of time required sacrifice for sin. The Father made a way for you to have fellowship with Him as a Father/son relationship through Jesus. The wonder of the Trinity is the nature of God in complete and full perfection and it is LOVE-a love that delivers, transforms and redeems. You were created with this love and the God of love wants fellowship with you. "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find". You are "loved with an everlasting love" and ""underneath are His everlasting arms".

  28. Arbias Thaqi says:

    Prophet Jesus was in no way GOD Almighty, neither affiliated with GOD Almighty's personal status. GOD Almighty stands alone, and needs no intercessor like a Prophet that he sends to mankind.

    How is Prophet Jesus GOD Almighty, when he denied all of these blasphemous things?

    Believe in there being 1 God, and believe in the final day of judgement and you are fine as a believer. However, I must tell you that Prophet Jesus (p.b.u.h.) never referred to himself as, 'God', and he never told NO-ONE to worship him. Christians had their sins repented by PRAYING before Jesus 'SUPPOSEDLY' was put on the cross, (which didn't actually happen. There was a crucifixion, but it wasn't the Prophet Jesus (p.b.u.h) that was crucified, but someone else. People believe that this 'someone' is Judas Iscariot, (however, this is being widely debated among scholars today). Also, God always helped his Prophets, so what made people believe that God wasn't going to help Prophet Jesus (p.b.u.h.)? Of course God was going to. And, did! The Islamic perspective makes sense, and is logical, and the Christian doesn't because the Christian perspective is that Jesus is the son of God/God, and if he was, then Jesus's 'Father' did not care about his 'Son' dying, ultimately letting him die in the most humiliating and painful way possible ever created by the Jews. Secondly, if Jesus (p.b.u.h.) was the almighty 'Father', then that doesn't make sense either, as Jesus (p.b.u.h. hypothetically speaking) died, and God is immortal and cannot die.. Also, if you are a Trinitarian and you believe that Jesus was the Father and the Holy Spirit combined, (the third of three) then these 3 beings would have the same authority and their sense of knowledge would all be the same, wouldn't it? The sense of knowledge would be GREAT, as Jesus was the Father, (God Almighty) as well, right? Unfortunately, Jesus did not know when the season of the fruit was, he did not know when the final day of Judgement was, (and he also said that it was the Father that new this only, and he didn't know) so how are these beings the same people? Are you trying to tell me that God Almighty is not all powerful? Because, God Almighty is. Jesus also denied himself being God and the son of God in these next few verses.

    I can give you some verses from the Bible to prove this.

    Firstly, as I've said, Jesus was a Prophet (p.b.u.h.), and not God. Calling Prophet Jesus (p.b.u.h.) God is blasphemy on the highest level. Firstly, let's see how Jesus and the other Prophets of God Almighty prayed!

    "O you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves and serve your Lord, and do good that you may prosper."- (HOLY QUR'AN 22:77).

    "And he (Jesus) went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed…"- (MATTHEW 26:39).

    "And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship…"- (JOSHUA 5:14).

    "And he (Elijah) cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees."- (1 KINGS 18:42).

    "And they (Moses and Aaron) fell upon their faces…"- (NUMBERS 20:6).

    "And Abraham fell on his face…"- (GENESIS 17:3).

    Firstly, it wasn't just Jesus that prayed like a Muslim. All of the Prophets did, and if Jesus was God, then why was God praying to himself? Why does God need guidance when he's in need? WHO IS JESUS PRAYING TO? The 1 God, (Allah – meaning: ''The God'' in Arabic. ''Allah'' is not a name for God. For, God needs no name! Far exalted is he!).


    The Bible also says:

    Jesus said, “My father and your father, My God and your God.”

    Jesus said, “Why do you call me Good? NO ONE is good, except God alone.” (From the NIV Bible, Mark 10:18).

    Jesus said, “No one knows when the day of judgement is coming, EXCEPT GOD.” (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 24:36).

    Jesus said, “I do NOTHING FOR MY OWN WILL but the will of HE WHO SENT ME.” (From the NIV Bible, John 5:30).

    Jesus said, “He that is sent is NOT greater than he that sent him.” (From the NIV Bible, John 13:16).

    Jesus said, “No disciple is greater than his master, neither a servant than his lord.” (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 10:24).

    Jesus said, "My Father (GOD) is greater than I'' (From the NIV Bible, John 14:28).

    Jesus said, "I do nothing of myself'' (From the NIV Bible, John 8:28).

    Jesus said, "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son but only the Father. (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 24:36)"

    For the final quote, the phrase: ''Son of God'' in Hebrew is: ''Servant of God''. Check out this link:

  29. Arbias Thaqi says:



    The Bible says:

    Numbers 23:19: "GOD IS NOT A MAN that he should lie; NEITHER THE SON OF MAN that he should repent".


    Jesus was a man, (like all of the other Prophets) and he was regarded as the, ''SON OF MAN'' in the Bible, and Jesus repented also by praying to GOD Almighty, so how is he God? Read this verse in your head again, and let it sink in if you are humble, then accept it.



    Jesus is not literally God any more than Moses is literally God. Neither Moses or Jesus were or are divine in anyway. They were men. No one and nothing shares in the divinity of Allah (swt). ''Allah'', by the way, simply means, ''The God'' in Arabic. It is not a name. God is God, and needs no name. Arab Christians and Arab Jews call God: ''Allah''. Jesus did too in Aramaic. Jesus, (along with most Jews in Palestine of his day), spoke Aramaic. "Alilah" is the word for God in Aramaic.



    The Holy Qur'an, 112:1-4: "Say 'He is Allah, who is ONE, Allah, the ETERNAL Refuge, He begets NOT NOR was He begotten and there is NONE like Him.''




    The Holy Qur'an, 4:171: “O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion, and do not say anything concerning Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but ONE God. EXALTED IS HE above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.”



    The Holy Qur'an, 5:116: ''And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, "O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, 'Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah?'" He will say, "EXALTED ARE YOU! It was NOT for me to say that to which I HAVE NO RIGHT. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen.''


    The Holy Qur'an, 3:59: GOD Almighty says: “Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He CREATED HIM FROM DUST, then he said unto him: Be! and he is.”

    How can GOD Almighty even be CREATED? How can GOD Almighty have a beginning by being BORN from the WOMB of Mary? He cannot, and he doesn't! GOD Almighty is eternal, and has no beginning.



    We Muslims believe that Jesus (p.b.u.h.) was one of mightiest Prophets that ever lived on Earth. He had the most miraculous life, and he was born from a virgin mother.

    There is only one God, and that's it! There are no associates, no children, no sons, no daughters! ONLY GOD Almighty. And that is Allah. I pray for you all to come to the truth. Ameen.

    P.S. Watch this video for further information on the subject:

  30. Arbias Thaqi says:

    Carolyn D. Schuster Firstly, Jesus was not crucified! Prophet Jesus said that because of the works that he was doing, following what God Almighty told him to do, (the commandments). Now, let's go over this verse:

    "Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?"

    John 14:8-9
    Philip wanted to see God with his own eyes, but this is impossible since no one can ever do ever do that. The Bible says:
    "No man hath seen God at any time,"

    John 1:18
    "No man hath seen God at any time,"

    These verses mean that Jesus is not GOD.

    1 John 4:12
    So Jesus simply told him that his own actions and miracles should be a sufficient proof of the existence of God without God having to physically come down and let himself be seen every time someone is doubtful. This is equivalent to for example
    John 8:19: "Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also."
    John 12:44 "Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me."
    John 15:23 "He that hateth me hateth my Father also."
    Matthew 10:40-41 "He that receiveth you receiveth me (Jesus), and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward."
    If we want to insist that when Philip saw Jesus (pbuh), he had actually physically seen God "the Father" because Jesus "is" the father and both are one "Trinity," and Jesus is the "incarnation" of God, then this will force us to conclude that John 1:18, 1 John 4:12, ..etc. are all lies.
    Well, is Philip the only one who ever "saw the father"? Let us read:
    "Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father."

    John 6:46
    Who is this who "is of God" and had seen the Father you ask? Let us once again ask the Bible:
    "He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."

    John 8:47.

    "Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God"

    3 John 1:11.
    Have all people who have done good also physically seen God?
    In "The New Catholic Encyclopedia" (Bearing the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, indicating official approval) we get a glimpse of how the concept of the Trinity was not introduced into Christianity until close to four hundred years after Jesus (p.b.u.h.):

    "…….It is difficult in the second half of the 20th century to offer a clear, objective and straightforward account of the revelation, doctrinal evolution, and theological elaboration of the Mystery of the trinity. Trinitarian discussion, Roman Catholic as well as other, present a somewhat unsteady silhouette. Two things have happened. There is the recognition on the part of exegetes and Biblical theologians, including a constantly growing number of Roman Catholics, that one should not speak of Trinitarianism in the New Testament without serious qualification. There is also the closely parallel recognition on the part of historians of dogma and systematic theologians that when one does speak of an unqualified Trinitarianism, one has moved from the period of Christian origins to, say, the last quadrant of the 4th century. It was only then that what might be called the definitive Trinitarian dogma 'One God in three Persons' became thoroughly assimilated into Christian life and thought … it was the product of 3 centuries of doctrinal development" (emphasis added).

    "The New Catholic Encyclopedia" Volume XIV, p. 295.
    They admit it! Jesus' twelve apostles lived and died never having heard of any "Trinity"! Did Jesus leave his closest and dearest followers so completely and utterly baffled and lost that they never even realized the "true" nature of God? Did he leave them in such black darkness that neither they nor their children, nor yet their children's children would ever come to recognize the "true" nature of the One they are to worship? Do we really want to allege that Jesus was so thoroughly incompetent in the discharge of his duties that he left his followers in such utter chaos that it would take them fully three centuries after his departure to finally piece together the nature of the One whom they are to worship? Why did Jesus never, even once, just say "God, the Holy Ghost and I are three Persons in one Trinity. Worship all of us as one"? If he had only chosen to make just one such explicit statement to them he could have relieved Christianity of centuries of bitter disputes, division, and animosity.

    Top Harpur writes in his book "For Christ's Sake":
    "What is most embarrassing for the church is the difficulty of proving any of these statements of dogma from the new Testament documents. You simply cannot find the doctrine of the Trinity set out anywhere in the Bible. St. Paul has the highest view of Jesus' role and person, but nowhere does he call him God. Nor does Jesus himself anywhere explicitly claim to be the second person in the Trinity, wholly equal to his heavenly Father. As a pious Jew, he would have been shocked and offended by such an Idea….(this is) in itself bad enough. But there is worse to come. This research has lead me to believe that the great majority of regular churchgoers are, for all practical purposes, tritheists. That is, they profess to believe in one God, but in reality they worship three.."

    The Encyclopaedia Britannica states under the heading "Trinity":
    "in Christian doctrine, the unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament,… The Council of Nicaea in 325 stated the crucial formula for that doctrine in its confession that the Son is 'of the same substance [homoousios] as the Father,' even though it said very little about the Holy Spirit. Over the next half century, Athanasius defended and refined the Nicene formula, and, by the end of the 4th century, under the leadership of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus (the Cappadocian Fathers), the doctrine of the Trinity took substantially the form it has maintained ever since."

  31. Arbias Thaqi says:

    Carolyn D. Schuster Haha, so you cannot refute me so you send me a Christian song made by men?

  32. Arbias Thaqi says:

    Carolyn D. Schuster Did GOD Almighty talk about original sin, or what is St. Augustine that said so? GOD Almighty never talked about, ''original sin'', but MEN did.

    Read this Biblical verse.
    Ezekiel 18:20:

    ''The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.''

    … I think that's all I need to say.


  33. Arbias Thaqi peace seekers are always willing to learn, but many people use these differences to cause discord……..i dream of a day when we can all be at peace. :)

  34. For me it is very simple. In me there is a little bit of God, maybe 1%. So I' m a Son of God. In Jezus it was not some percentage but 100% Son of God.

    You make things to complicated.

    If we accept that a God exists….( what can't be proved ) we believe
    …. If there is a God he asks us just on thing : LOVE even your enemy
    Doesn't a father asks his kids to love one another?

    I wish all of you a good ramadam
    kindly yours


  35. God exists but there is a promise to the humanity . if God appeared to us in form of human that's shame on him and he did a great test the one who will believe in God and he didn't see him he will go Heaven . for the one who will disbelieve will be Hell . God will not appear to us because it is a test and he will not give you an easy answer you must search around his prophets and wish you a better future :)

  36. Victor , Jesus his miracle is that he don't have father we believe in him too . you should be super happy xD

  37. Arbias Thaqi says:

    Mohamed Elsayed You are 100% correct. God Almighty never becomes part of creation.

  38. Arbias Thaqi says:

    Bompa Hermans Are you blaspheming God Almighty? Are you saying that you are equal to God Almighty, even if you believe that you are, ''1% apart of God Almighty''? How can you say such a thing? God Almighty stands alone, and we are NOTHING compared to him.

    Prophet Jesus (p.b.u.h.) never said that he was the Son of God Almighty. I have already refuted this on this Website, so why do you still believe this as a Christian? A, ''Christian'' is a follower of Jesus, and not a follower of scribes and their false mis-translations throughout the entire Bible. The evidence for this can be found here:


  39. Arbias Thaqi says:

    Mohamed Elsayed If Jesus was a triune-God, would that make Adam (p.b.u.h.) a more super God because he had no Father and Mother? This is a question to the Christians :) .

  40. Arbias Thaqi says:

    Carolyn D. Schuster P.S. When you see a new-born baby, an INNOCENT baby: do YOU see the EVIL in his eyes because of his, ''ORIGINAL SIN''? We're all born INNOCENT, and PURE of sin. If you believe otherwise, then there's something wrong with you. This is the reality.

  41. Dariush Rose says:

    He is the creator of the heavens and the earth. How can he have a son when he had no female companion? He created all things and has knowledge of all things. (101)

    Matthew Chapter 16
    13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"
    14 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
    15 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
    16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
    17 Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.

    So if you think as a man. Than Jesus is a Prophet.

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