Ijaz released another video claiming that I am in disagreement with Dr. James White and Sam Shamoun regarding my views on the Trinity. I contacted Sam Shamoun to ask whether he was in agreement with my views, and he indicated that he is in complete agreement. The video cited an article, written by Sam, at the Answering Islam website, in which Sam says,
"As we clearly proved, historic Christianity has never taught that God (in this case the Father) is the third of a trinity! God is one eternal Being, and the Father is the first Person of the Trinity."A look at the context of the quoted section (which you can look up for yourself), however, reveals that Sam was saying that the Quran is wrong for saying Allah is the third of the trinity (Surah 5:73), but that, if by God one means the Father then he is the FIRST of the trinity, and if by God one means the Trinity then the trinity isn't the third of anything.
Ijaz also, unfortunately, butchered the comments of Dr. James White regarding the meaning of theotetos, translated by the KJV as "godhead" but which White objects to since Godhead is commonly used to refer to the Trinity and the word theotetos is referring to Deity, i.e. to that which makes God God.
What Dr. White meant by saying that the Father is not a third of God is not what I meant in my explanation of the Trinity. What I meant is that the Father is a third of the Godhead in the sense that he is one of the three Persons and therefore is a third of the godhead, while possessing 100% of the divine essence (that which makes God God). I do not believe that He is only 33% divine, or 33% God in essence, which is what White was refuting.
It disappoints me that I even need to write responses like this. We really need to call our friends in the Muslim apologetics community to a higher standard than this.