Allah vs. Yahweh / Tawhid vs. Trinity–Andy Bannister–Podcast/transcript–click here
One of the most common points on which Muslims challenge Christians is on the whole question of the nature of God: in short, is God uni-personal or multi-personal? Does the doctrine of Tawhid (God’s oneness) or Trinity better describe who God is? This seminar will demonstrate that the Trinity is scriptural and consonant with logic, and will turn the whole question around and equip attendees to argue that it is the Muslim concept of God which is deeply flawed. Not only does their wholly monistic concept of God have serious weaknesses, but it will be argued that the Qur’an and Islamic sources are deeply ambivalent on the nature of that unity. In short, their doctrine of the Qur’an’s eternal nature calls their whole Tawhid doctrine into question.
The Historic Case for the Trinity-K. Dayton Hartman II–for complete article, click here An oft-repeated objection to the Trinity is that the Scriptures provide no theological basis upon which one can build a case for the Trinity. Further, those unfamiliar with Christian origins and the historic development of Christian doctrines propose that the initial followers of Christ were not Trinitarian, even in some nascent form. Therefore, prior to interacting with the Muslim perception of the Trinity and the challenges involved with presenting the Trinity to Muslims, it would beneficial to define an orthodox doctrine of the triune Godhead.
Is the Trinity a Logical Contradiction?–Ron Rhodes
The most fundamental objection to the Trinity is that it violates the law of non-contradiction, which affirms that God cannot be both one and three at the same time. But this is a misunderstanding of this basic principle of logic. According to the law of non-contradiction, two propositions are contradictory if they both affirm and deny the same thing, at the same time, and in the same sense or in the same relationship. The doctrine of the Trinity, however, does not affirm that God is both one and three in the same sense or relationship. Rather, it affirms that God is one and only one in His essence, but He is three in His persons. Therefore, the Trinity is not contradictory. Person and essence are different. Person reveals who He is, and essence refers to what He is. So the Trinity does not refer to three whos in one who (which would be a contradiction), but three whos in one what (which is not a contradiction). So even though the Trinity is a mystery that goes beyond reason, it is not a contradiction that goes against reason. To comprehend how three persons can exist in one nature is beyond our finite ability, but to apprehend the non-contradictory nature of both premises is not beyond our finite ability. Pearl of Wisdom: The doctrine of the Trinity may be beyond reason, but it is not against reason. (Ron Rhodes, 5-Minute Apologetics for Today, p. 139, Harvest House Publishers, 2010)
The Quran and the Trinity–Dr. Dave Miller–for complete article, click here–The Christian is surely startled to read such forthright denunciations on those who believe in the Godhead as depicted in the Bible. The Quran declares in unmistakable terms that those who do believe in the Trinity will be excluded from paradise, and will experience a “painful doom” by burning in the fire of hell. Regarding the third person of the Godhead, Muslims insist that the Quran knows nothing of the Holy Spirit—all seeming references simply being, in the words of Muslim scholar Mohammed Pickthall, “a term for the angel of Revelation, Gabriel (on whom be peace)” (Pickthall, p. 40). Thus the Quran denies the person of the Holy Spirit, acknowledges the existence of Jesus while denying His divinity, and insists that the person of Allah is singular in nature. The Quran and the Bible are in dire contradiction with each other on the doctrine of the Trinity.
How Do You Make a Biblical Case for the Trinity?–Brett Kunkle–www.str.org
Ravi Zacharias explains the Trinity
What is God Really Like: Tawhid or Trinity? Dr. Shabir Ally and Dr. Nabeel Qureshi Debate–the following video is Nabeel Qureshi’s Opening Statement in the debate The complete debate can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWpqqqZn7Kg
What is God Really Like: Tawhid or Trinity?–Nabeel Qureshi’s Closing Statement of the debate
Trinity or Tawhid? (Part One)–Tony Costa
Trinity or Tawhid? (Part Two)–Tony Costa