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Trinity and Muslim

Sin the absence of plurality within Allah, Islam runs into a problem of  relatability  within Allah. How can Allah be merciful or compassionate? These are relational qualities. These can exist in Allah only if there is an actual relationship within his being expressed in love and communication. Quran is referred as the “word of God” signifying the capacity of communication in Allah.  But to communicate, love and relate Allah must be more than one person or a plural unity. Otherwise he would have to depend on finite creation to actualize his qualities. Not only that the moment you conceive God as “Personal” or Ultimate reality as Personal”  one has to infer “Relationship” and “Communication ” intrinsic to  the being of God. That’s why when we study the conceptions of God in ancient Greek or Roman Mythology or  Hinduism  like Krishna who has “Radha as consortium” or Shiva who has “Parvati as consortium”  and many others gods or goddesses are found existing in community and relationships. To conceive God as Personal leads  to conceive God in relationship and communication.

In Christian faith we find the right integration of “plurality” and “unity” in the being of God. God is Being in Relationship. A community of  FATHER-SON-HOLYSPIRIT, where there is retentions of humanity’s quest for Monotheism (desire for oneness of God) as well as “relationship and communication (desired in polytheistic conception of God). Unlike the polytheistic gods who are depicted as fighting with one another, competing for superiority, the Christian Trinitarian God is found in deep relationship of love, devoid of fighting and competition. The three persons interpenetrate one another, are interdependent, mutually indwell one another and  are inseparably united. Trinity is perfect model for family, society and church for a functioning relationship. The final apologetic is to exhibit the Trinitarian reality through our life.

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