188.8.131.52 Who did the disciples call 'God'?:
"As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that [there is] none other God but one. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him."
1 Corinthians 8:4-6
Here we have it in black and white! The disciples knew of only one God. But who was that God?
Did they say "one God, Jesus"? No!
Did they say "one God, the Son"? No!
Did they say "one God, the Holy Ghost"? No!
Did they say "one God, the trinity"? No!
Did they say "one God, the Father Son and Holy Ghost"? No!
They said "one God, THE FATHER"? PERIOD!!!
For those who attempt to put "hidden meanings" in the disciples mouths or to try and say the the reference to Jesus as "lord" means that he too is God we only say to them please read section 184.108.40.206. Also please read the similar passages:
"That ye may with one mind [and] one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."
"Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord."
1 Timothy 1:2
So where did they disciples get the notion that God is one and Jesus (pbuh) is only a messenger of God? They got it from Jesus (pbuh) himself. He said:
"And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."
"Jesus saith unto her, ...I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God."
"Surly they have disbelieved who say: 'Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary.' But the Messiah said: 'O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.' Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah then Allah has forbidden Paradise upon him, and his abode is the Fire. And for the unjust there are no allys"
The noble Qur'an, Al-Maidah(5):72
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