God's will. What is the force of calling Him "the Word of
163. M. By the rules of Arabic grammar it should mean that He is the one expression
of God's will. But this cannot be, as the other prophets also expressed God's will.
C. Your argument would convict the Qur'an of error. We understand that the prophets spoke
through the Word of God, to whom they bore witness. Thus the difficulty vanishes. Is the
title of "the Word of God" given to any other prophet in the Qur'an?
164. M. No.
C. Well then, is it not clear from the Qur'an that Christ alone is the one expression
of God's mind and will (Luke x. 22)? If so, how can He be a mere man, like the other prophets? Can
any one but yourself and God know your mind and thoughts, unless they are expressed?
165. M. No one.
C. Are they not expressed by your word?
166. M. Yes.
C. Then Christ is the expression of God's mind and will. Only through Him can these be
revealed. Can He reveal them without knowing them? If not, can He be less than or different from
God, the expression of whose will He is? Hence He says, "I am the Way, the Truth, and
the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me" (John xiv. 6). You see here again the
doctrine of the Trinity comes