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In the first place, orthodox Christians have never taken Mary as a goddess alongside God.If the Quran were referring to a heretical group of Christians known as the Maryamites this would then serve to strengthen the position that these verses do not address Trinitarians, but apostates that deviated from the true faith. This also calls into question the whole episode of Ibn Ishaqs report on the Christians from Najran and their beliefs.They are even admitted by secular writers and sources. The commentators Baidhawi, Jalaluddin, and Yahya agree in interpreting the three to mean "God, Jesus, and Mary," in the relation of Father, Mother, and Son. One of the most significant is that the Quran misrepresents the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.One such writer was the late Christian scholar and Islamicist E. Wherry, who commented on the Qurans distortion of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity in his A Comprehensive Commentary of the Quran. This misrepresentation of the Scripture doctrine again stamps the Qur'an as a fabrication, and furnishes the evidence of its being such on the ground of its own claims. Muhammad mistakenly thought that Christians worshiped three gods: the Father, the Mother (Mary), and the Son (Jesus), (Sura -75,116).Even the Concise Dictionary of Islam admits: In some cases the "material" which forms the substance of Quranic narrative, details of the creeds of Christianity and Judaism for example, does not correspond to those religions own understanding of their beliefs. The designation and worship of Mary as "the mother of God" may have occasioned this strange mistake. (Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Volume IV, Chapter III, "Mohammedanism in its Relation to Christianity", fn.This could be said, for example, of the notion of the Trinity found in the Quran, the story of Satans refusal to bow down to Adam, the Docetist view of the crucifixion, all of which can be traced to the dogmas of Gnostic sects, which are heretical in relationship to orthodox Christianity and Judaism. There was in Arabia in the fourth century a sect of fanatical women called Collyridians (Kollurivde"), who rendered divine worship to Mary. 188; source) On the other hand, there are considerable differences between the Quran and the New Testament.
Doesnt this assume that she cannot be a god or goddess if she had to eat and could be annihilated? If I indeed said it, Thou knowest it, knowing what is within my soul, and I know not what is within Thy soul; Thou knowest the things unseen I only said to them what Thou didst command me: "Serve God, my Lord and your Lord." And I was a witness over them, while I remained among them; but when Thou didst take me to Thyself, Thou wast Thyself the watcher over them; Thou Thyself art witness of everything. S.
Moreover, it is well known that the Christians maintain that in Jesus are (combined) a divine nature derived from the Father and a human nature derived from his mother At the same time these words [Sura 1] exclude (the Christian view) that Jesus had with God the usual relationship between sons and (their) fathers (Helmut Gtje, The Qur'an and its Exegesis [Oneworld Publications, 1996], pp.
126-127; bold, capital and underline emphasis and words within brackets ours) The errors made by Ibn Ishaq and al-Zamakhshari regarding what Christians truly believe becomes apparent to anyone familiar with the basics of the Christian faith.
Second, we have already indicated that the historic Christian teaching has never been that God is three or the third of three, which would be tritheism (three separate gods forming a unity) as opposed to Trinity (Tri-unity), ONE God who exists in Three distinct yet inseparable Persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit).
Third, orthodox Christians have never taught as part of their doctrine that Jesus is the third Person of the Trinity.