God Feeds the Ravens
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I don't know about "their" religion, but about the nature of God .. absolutely!
..and as God is One with no partner, any religion that claims otherwise, however many pieces/parts it entails,
is simply misbelief.
The Qur'an tells us that some people of old claimed that men were divine / God .. nothing new then.
Well IMO the Christ is one of three -- as God as Father applies to human existence -- and the term goes beyond the simple meaning of the Jewish messiah/anointed one to mean the bridge between God and man, because God's creation is also a neutron star and a fish and a blade of grass.
The Christ is the human expression of God, as Emmanuel: God With Us. God shows us Himself as perfect Man. So it's never so simple.
The Christian understanding is not so simple as God can't be divided. It's more subtle. It is the Muslims who insist that it's that simple. But they do not know the Christian scriptures or the Christian understanding of how the Trinity applies to the relationship between God and man.
Muslims believe God speaks through a book and places all humans as servants of God; Christians believe God manifests as the Christ and places humans as children of the Father.
The Christ manifest in the perfect, sinless and virgin born Jesus -- is God manifest as man, fully God the Son but with all the pain and joy and all the doubt and temptation of man. It is a wonderful revelation. Tinkering with words doesn't change it.
So there can be no agreement. However it is rather irritating for Christians to face a constant lecturing by (some) Muslims* from a superior level, while at the same time trying not to mirror the same performance back at them, but to continue to treat their faith and belief with respect.
And there it ends, with the thread veering off away into the long grass ... which is nothing new, lol
* @Grandad not directed at you