1) Thank you, that clears up a bit.
2) Though I'd known about much of what you described, I wanted clarification from a Muslim. Appreciate it. Likewise with 3).
5) and 6) - I will read those this week, thank you. As for the translation, that may help a bit more.
If I may ask a few more questions?
1) What can you tell me about Sikhism? From what I understand, Guru Nanak sought to create a hybrid religion of Hinduism and Islam, but ended up creating a separate religion. I know a few things about Sikhism, but perhaps you know a bit more about it.
2) What can you tell me about Baha'i? I understand it originally stemmed from Shi'ite Islam, but Mirza Husaym Ali declared himself to be the manifestation of God and proceeded to introduce a new religion, in which the followers believe that all religions are essentially equal. What do you know of it?
3) Can you tell me what the Qu'ran says about the attributes of Allah? For example, if someone were to ask me what the Old and New Testament said about God, I would point them to passages about being a God of love yet at the same time having the nature of a judge, to judge sin. In terms of the Qu'ran, what does it tell us about Allah?
4) What do you, all arguments aside, believe about Christianity and the Christian Jesus, and why?
5) This one may come across a bit odd: what do you know of/think about the Book of Mormon? I am not Mormon, merely seeking your opinion. It is not often I get to speak with a Muslim, not that you are the only one, but as I said, you are the only one I know who has a passion for what you believe.
Though I may also disagree about Christ as God, since from my Ministry you can determine that we defend the deity of Christ and the Trinity as one God (much like a pyramid - one, but three sides yet at the same time one), I understand that Islam views this as worship of three distinct gods, but that is not my view.
It seems this email has gotten a bit longer than I anticipated.
- There is a big God who created the other smaller god or gods, as the others are being created then they are creatures like us, and never been Gods, as God is a creator NOT a created.
- If they were not created by one of them, and everyone has his own creation, so we will see such difference, they will show us, maybe they will divide us, this Earth for such human and other Earth for other humans or other kind of creation, but we never see such separation in creation.
- If there are different God, they must fight to control the universe for sure, similarly we can say: have you ever seen 2 presidents who both control the same country with same authority, or 2 CEO’s controlling the same company, or 2 Principals who are controlling the same school, so who will give the orders and who will obey, so how come we never see it or accept it in this life, so how we accept it to God !!