As for the concept of deception, allow me to explain. God in Islam doesnt deceive, however he tests. and he never tests unless he has already taught you well.
What I refer to as the deception cannot be called a test. They are two different things. A deception is a ruse or a trick, the use of deceit. A test is a trial, a means of determining truth, knowledge etc. Clearly the Quran says that it was made to appear to the people that Jesus had been crucified when He had not. That is deceit… or at best a test by use of deceit.
IYou cant use the concept of Gods actions against him, there are earthquakes , rapes ,genocides family break ups and all sorts of horrors in the world . Why we dont assume God to be responsible and thus evil for al this also ? if we are to blame him for practicing deception against us.
That is making quite a leap. Yes, I could see where natural disasters could be a test for the faith of mankind. But God is not deceiving us when those disasters occur. As far as rapes, genocides etc, I believe those are the acts of individual people and not acts of God.
The explanation is that this is life and we are on it to be tested for the correctness and the strength of our belief. God expects from the Jews to believe same as the Torah told them. That means no trinity and and no jesus died for my sins dogma. Now here they see their charismaic leader bieng crucified . There is a temptation in the air to worship him and glorify him because he was such a great man .
I don’t think that the crucifixion tempted them to worship Him. It was the resurrection. Remember, all but one of Jesus’ apostles had run for the hills. Peter, had denied Jesus three times before the crucifixion. Then, something caused all that to change. Something caused these apostles (save John) be willing to die for their belief. We believe that something to be the resurrection of Christ. I realize you don’t agree but my point is that the crucifixion itself was not what made these people worship Jesus.
Its a very old bad trait in us humans, we end up worshipping the wrong people , we glorify creatures other than the creator and when it doesnt seem logic , we associate them with the creator ,
Jesus cruxifiction was a test of the proper Jewish faith which was according to Moses law Identical to Islam .
I can’t say I know Moses law or Islam that well, but logic tells me they are not identical or else Jews would be Muslims, wouldn’t they? But yes, I do see similarities with Judaism and Islam.
The jewish faith was clear . It didnt have any devine connotations to jesus or having sons of God as in real sense of the word . This is the weapon that God gave the jews . Thoudsands pf years of belief in the law of moses. Is it Logical to change the ‘‘Dogma’’ ( which is teh core of the faith !) after that just because lets say a propeht was crucufied?
common sense would say No . and here lies the test .
The Old Testament is filled with forshadowing of Jesus. The trinity is indeed evident in the Old Testament right from Genesis. And the Messiah who was supposed to free the Jewish people was described as such: " For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Is 9:6 So, in reality, the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New Testament and the New Testament reveals the Old Testament.
Having said that i wuld like to add that as far as i understand , the trinity Dogma was formulated mainly with Paul and that the 12 deciples of Jesus were Jews but who believed in him as the messiah .
The Trinity was not developed by Paul, although I have heard several Muslims claim that Paul corrupted the faith. Paul wrote a few Epistles to various churches. He is a very important figure in early Christianity, but even if he was absent the Trinity would still be evident in the Gospels which he did not write.
I hope my opinion might give you the insight of Islams view point on this matter .
Yes, thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to explain your perspective and hope you’ll take the time to consider mine too.