The Trinity In The Bible And The Qur’aan
The word trinity does not exist anywhere in the bible. The closest statement is in the first epistle of John:
[1 john 5:7-8]
“For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one
However when one looks into the New King James Version, one does not find this verse to be mentioned therein. In the footnotes it reads:
“Late manuscripts of the Vulgate testify in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. (8) And there are three that testify on earth: (not found in any Greek manuscript before the sixteenth century)”
And this verse of the bible (John 5:7), by 32 scholars of the highest eminence, Christian scholars, in the Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the bible, have thrown this verse out of the bible as a interpolation, as a fabrication, as a concoction.
So the verse which comes closest to the trinity is thrown out by the scholars of Christianity as a fabrication. The word trinity does not exist anywhere in the Bible, but it’s there in the Qur’aan!
God (Ar. Allaah) says in the Holy Qur’aan:
[Qur'aan 4:171] “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of God (Ar. Allah) aught but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of God (Ar. Allah) and His Word, (God said “Be!” – and he was brought into existence!) which He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit created by Him; so believe in God (Ar. Allah) and His Messengers. Say not: “Trinity!” Cease! (it is) better for you. For God (Ar. Allah) is (the only) One God, Glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth.“
It is also mentioned:
[Qur'aan 5:73] “Surely, disbelievers are those who said: “God is the third of the three (in a Trinity).” But there is none (who has the right to be worshipped) but One God (Ar. Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them. Will they not repent to God (Ar. Allah) and ask His Forgiveness? For God (Ar. Allah) is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.“
The bible has never claimed that Jesus is God, or a part of God (trinity). It says you should worship One God, and when Jesus Christ was asked; ‘Which is the first of the commandments?’ He replied, as is mentioned in the Gospel of Mark:
[Mark 12:29] “‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.’“
[Transcribed from a lecture by Dr. Zaakir Naik, "The Purpose Of Creation"]