A Complete History of God – Documentary

The Muslim Times’ Editor’s comments: This video is loaded not to condone all its ideas, but, merely for information and in a spirit of learning, different perspectives.

On a positive note, this documentary taught me about the experiences of the Prophet Elijah, as he experiences and begins to understand Transcendent God, who is beyond time, space and matter:

And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:9-13)

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  1. As a Muslim I have always been perplexed and confused, to say the least, by the mystery of Trinity.

    But, if I were to indulge, the fellow Christians, then here is the best articulation of trying to see Monotheism, in the concept of Trinity, in the words of a Christian Father, Gregory of Nazianzus:

    This I give you to share, and to defend all your life, the one Godhead and power, found in the three in unit, and comprising the three separately; not unequal, in substances or natures, neither increased nor diminished by superiorities nor inferiorities; in every respect equal, in every respect the same; just as the beauty and the greatness of the heavens is one; the infinite conjunction of three infinite ones, each God when considered in himself; as the Father, so the Son; as the Son, so the Holy Spirit; the three one God when contemplated together; each God because consubstantial; one God because of the monarchia. No sooner do I conceive of the one than I am illumined by the splendor of the three; no sooner do I distinguish them than I am carried back to the one. When I think of anyone of the three I think of him as the whole, and my eyes are filled, and the greater part of what I am thinking escapes me. I cannot grasp the greatness of that one so as to attribute a greater greatness to the rest. When I contemplate the three together, I see but one torch, and cannot divide or measure out the undivided light.

    But, may I suggest to the Christian readers that this is all wonderful and poetic, but, the idea of Trinity, which has been described as ‘self inflicted wound of Christianity’ and also as a ‘cross’ for human rationality, takes hold in your minds, only as a result of your constant obsession with Jesus of Nazareth and a disregard of all the previous prophets and experiences of the Prophet Muhammad and his 1.8 billion followers.

    This is the result of over indulgence of one part of human history in the first century, in Jerusalem, at the expense of all other human experiences of the divine.

    For a moment, if the Christians allow themselves the thought that God revealed Himself, to all the prophets, Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, David, Elijah, Jesus and John the Baptist, to name a few, and not to Jesus alone, the idea of Trinity disappears in thin air.

    This is my friendly version of exposure of Trinity and I am not in a mood of being “unkind” in any way today!

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