I am a 23 year old Christian but I feel I am getting carried away by the talk of Muslims who say that Jesus is a prophet only and God can never have a Son.

I have heard Muslim arguments that God cannot have a "Son" because God is one and for God to have a "Son" means that monotheism is contradicted.  To be completely honest, this argument at first glance seems reasonable.  Bottom line, the doctrine of the Trinity is certainly not "logical" at first.  Consider John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning."    How can Jesus be with God and be God at the same time?  One will have to admit that this is mysterious.  John continues (John 1:14)  The Word (ie God the Son) became flesh and lived for a while among us."
Having admitted that from a human perspective the idea that Jesus can be with God and be God at the same time–that God the Son is a part of the one God, the bottom line is that we have to ask what is the evidence for this truth?  Muhammed said that Jesus is not the Son of God.  Jesus said that he is the Son of God.  Who are we to believe?  Is Jesus, the Prophet (even according to the Muslims) mistaken about who he is?  This is completely illogical.  If Muslims are right that Jesus was a prophet, why do they not believe what he said?  Besides, think about what Jesus did.  He walked on water.  He turned water into wine.  He fed 5000 men, plus women and children by creating food out of thin air.  He gave sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf.  He healed a man who had been completely crippled for 37 years.  He raised Lazarus from the dead in full sight of hundreds of people, four days after he died.  He was raised from the dead.  Given all this, who has the nerve to doubt what he claimed for himself.
So, who is Muhammed?  What miracles did he work?  What prophecies did he fulfill?   What proof did he offer that he was spoken to by an angel.   Muhammed said Jesus is not the Son of God.  On what authority?  I do not believe this pretender at all.  If you want to get a feeling for some of the bogus historical claims of Muhammed as well as some of the bogus scientific claims he made, I suggest you go back to my web site and look at the power point (see the power point button) on Islam.  There you will find that there are a lot of problems and inconsistencies with the Koran.  Muhammad had more than a dozen wives.  He massacred over 600 Jews in cold blood.  You do not need to troubly yourself too much with his claims that Jesus was not who he said he was.
So, I will admit that from a human perspecive, it is not logical that Jesus is the Son of God and Jesus is God at the same time.  However, that is what Jesus said.  It is what the inspired Word of God says.  Jesus backed up his right to say these things in the most dramatic possible way by his miracles (never mind all the fulfilled prophecies and many other proofs).  So, I choose to believe him over this false prophet Muhammed.
John Oakes

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