Dive into the philosophical depths of the Quran’s depiction of Trinity, its interpretation of the Holy Spirit and its portrayal of Jesus. Explore if the concept of Trinity is biblical or not.
How does the Quran describe the Trinity?
Theologically, what is meant by the Trinity in the Qur’an is a belief in three Gods: God (Allah), Jesus (Isa), and Mary, as the three independent Gods, while the Christian belief confirms that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit (not Mary) are one God, not three independent gods. The only one is in “three ways of being”.
What does the Quran say about the Holy Spirit?
The Quran, however, doesn’t offer a definitive explanation of the Spirit (al-ruh). It merely says in response to the question about the Spirit, “Say, “The Spirit (al-ruh) is from the Command of my Lord, and you have not been given knowledge, save a little”” (17:85), suggesting the unknowable nature of ruh.
What Quran said about Jesus?
In the Quran, Jesus is described as the Messiah (al-Masīḥ), miraculously born of a virgin, performing miracles, accompanied by his disciples, rejected by the Jewish religious establishment, but not as crucified or dying on the cross (nor resurrected), rather as miraculously saved by God and ascending into heaven.
Did Jesus say there was a Trinity?
Neither the word “Trinity” nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Hebrew Scriptures: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Deuteronomy 6:4).
Is the Trinity actually biblical?
The New Testament contains no explicit trinitarian doctrine. However, many Christian theologians, apologists, and philosophers hold that the doctrine can be inferred from what the New Testament does teach about God.
Does the Bible actually mention the Trinity?
New Testament. While the developed doctrine of the Trinity is not explicit in the books that constitute the New Testament, the New Testament contains a number of Trinitarian formulas, including Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 Corinthians 12:4–5, Ephesians 4:4–6, 1 Peter 1:2, and Revelation 1:4–6.