The spirit mentioned in the Quran proves to be a distinct person from Allah himself yet has divine prerogatives that belong to Allah alone. At the same time, we showed that the spirit appeared as a person indeed in the case of Mary, for instance, in chapter 19. Our Muslim friends believe in a doctrine known as the doctrine of tawheed. In their mind, tawheed means Allah is an absolute one, meaning one in essence and one in person. So far it doesn’t appear so.
We’re going to establish that the Quran does not teach tawheed. In fact, the Quran presents a Trinity of sorts. Let’s continue discussing what the Quran says about the spirit being co-creator and life giver with the Muslim deity. Because we established the spirit is not identical to Allah; he’s breathed out from Allah, he belongs to Allah, he’s the messenger-apostle of Allah, so that shows a distinction. Though they’re distinct, and the spirit is subordinate to Allah, at the same time, the spirit does what only God can do. When the spirit appeared to Mary he said “I’ve been sent to give to you a pure son.” (Surah 19:19) Now in Surah 66:12 we’re actually told how the spirit impregnated Mary because the Quran does affirm the virginal conception and birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. No Muslim can be a Muslim if he denies that Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary without sexual intercourse. If they deny it, they’re no longer true Muslims because they’re denying the Quran.
It says in Mary, the daughter of Imran, who guarded her chastity. “guarded her private part” and then it says we breathed into it (i.e. her private part) of our spirit. The Quran is telling me that Allah breathed his spirit into Mary’s private part to basically bring Jesus into life. The reason why the spirit entered her body was to cause her to conceive Jesus. Basically the Quran is saying it’s the spirit that created the human nature, the physical body of Christ. How can that be if the spirit is not God because Allah and only Allah according to the Quran is creator and Life Giver? We see Allah breathing the spirit. That means the spirit is not part of creation, it originates from Allah, it comes out of Allah, it proceeds forth from the very essence of Allah, breathed out by Allah entering into Mary’s body causing her to conceive life. What more evidence do the Muslims need to end up seeing that this spirit is not a creature, he’s part of Allah so he’s eternal, he can appear as a man, so he’s a person and gives life.
This is not the only time where it says that Allah breathed his spirit into Mary. The other passage is Surah 21:91 where again she’s called the daughter of Imran. It says the daughter of Imran who guarded her private part, we breathed into her. Both these passages explicitly teach that Allah breathed this spirit and to Mary to cause Mary to get pregnant with Jesus.
The fact remains that a Muslim is going to follow what the Quran teachesnot what later Islamic theology teaches that the Spirit is Gibreel and Gibreel is a creature. If you just let the Quran speak.