How could the circular object to the left help people who deny the Trinity? How would you define that shape? Some say, “circle!” Others say, “oval or ellipse.”
Actually, none of those are correct. In geometry, this is a shape with ten thousand sides/edges called a myriagon.
Myriagon: Impossible to See, Easy to Imagine
A person can’t clearly see a myriagon because each side is minuscule. What he sees is a circle or oval. However, even though he can’t see a myriagon, he can still conceive/imagine it.
In his mind, this person can “see” (imagine) a shape with 10,000 sides. He’s certain the myriagon is real even though he can’t see it with his eyes. If you can’t conceive Allah exists, contact us.
How Do We Know Something?
In other words, every time we show someone a myriagon, they will see an oval or circle. But, if we explain the shape is a myriagon, that person can picture a myriagon.
There are two ways to know something:
- See with our eyes
We often see one book, one person, or one house. The concept of a single thing is easy for us to comprehend. But when thinking about a myriagon, we must switch from relying on sight to relying on imagination.
Even though we cannot actually see a myriagon, nobody will deny the existence of it!
What’s Our Conception of Allah?
Similarly, we cannot see Allah. Conceiving Allah as One is easy. Because the concept of “one” is common. But, Allah’s Word emphasizes Allah as Trinitarian: one Being in three distinct persons.
A person might say, “If I think about Allah, He is always singular.” People who reject the Trinity say, “That doesn’t make sense!” But other people are able to conceive of the Trinity.
When a person sees a shape with 10,000 sides, he/she only sees an oval or circle. But other people, using their power of conception, see a myriagon. Just the same, people using the power of conception can see Allah as Trinitarian.
We cannot see and prove with our eyes and rationalization that Allah has always existed. However, we can “imagine” how He is eternal.
Have you ever attempted to visualize Allah’s eternal existence? Email us about your experience. If we reject the Trinity as a possibility, aren’t we limiting Allah’s greatness?
The Power of Conception in Understanding Allah
Understanding Allah as One is easy. But to truly understand Allah, we must use our conception. Only then will we know that Allah is One manifested in three persons.
Don’t just rely on what you can see (rationalization).
To think deeply about Allah, we must use our conception because Allah is far greater than what can be seen with our eyes.
In other words, don’t reject the Trinity because it doesn’t “make sense.” Maybe people’s mind/understanding is limited!
The Trinity’s existence relates to Isa Al-Masih becoming human (incarnation) and the salvation offered through His sacrifice. Allah’s Word becoming a person is a supranatural act of Allah. If you are convinced that we can understand Allah with our rationalization, email us.
The Injil explains that Isa Al-Masih is Allah and that He became human and came to Earth to die for us. His death provides the way to escape Hell. Have you received the salvation He offers?
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Peace be upon you. This is an excellent illustration but I’d like to expound. Allah exists in a spiritual realm. Everything we know and everything we see is a creation of Him and exists on an earthly plane which we see and experience. Understanding where God is as a master overall can only be done from inside our limited understanding. Isa Al Masih was God creating Himself inside this earthly dimension so that He could exist as we exist, human. The Holy Spirit is His eternal presence and influence in this dimension. My wife calls me Mike, my kids call me dad, my sailors called me Senior Chief. I am one person but all knew me in different ways.
Thank you for your comment.
I agree with you that Allah is supernatural and beyond our understanding. He reveals Himself in a way where we can understand a little bit, but we will never fully understand Him. His clearest revelation of Himself was through Isa Al-Masih. The more we know Isa, the more we know what Allah is like.