It is sad that many Christians do not know that Jesus, peace be upon him, holds a very high position within Islam. Unlike ortho- dox Judaism, Islam considers Jesus to be the promised Messiah, a word from God, born of the Virgin Mary to bring a new covenant to the people of Israel.!

Nevertheless, the Qur'an, the only book in Islam, leaves no room to accept concepts developed by Church theologians after the departure of Jesus, such as thesonship of Jesus (accepted at the Council of Nicaea on May 20, 325) or the idea of adding the Holy Spirit as the "third head" for God (developed as the concept of the Trinity in the Constantinopolitan Creed of 381).

In fact both concepts (the sonship of Jesus and the Trinity) tend to negate many clear verses in the old and new testament.. For example:

Hear, 0 Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord." (Deuteronomy 6:4)
....that ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He: before Me there was no God, neither shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside Me there is rio sav- ior. (Isaiah 43:10-11)

And Jesus answered him:
The first of an the commandments is: Hear, 0 Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord. (Mark 12:29)

. . . We know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that. there is none other God but one. (I Corinthians 8:4)
Given these verses, one should be careful 11ot to take the verse in John 1: I literally because it could easily have been mis- translated from the Aramaic into the Greek and should read "and the word was God's.

It should be noted here that in the Greek language {bees is God while theeu means God's (see any Greek dictionary or see the book Muhammad in the Bible by Professor Abdul Ahad Dawud, former bishop of Uramiah, p. 16).

On more logical grounds, insisting that Jesus is God or son of God as the main article of faith reduces We 'natural' human instinct to believe in a Creater (it is 'natural' because every human being feels that anything that is organized must have an organizer) from believing in an absolute Greater of the universe who is felt naturally into having to believe in a given historical event that is limited in both time and space.