Muslims have a HABIT of accusing other religions of polytheism to give them an excuse for condemnation even violence. They are founded on an effort to overcome problems and abuses in a previously polytheistic society. And for this reason the Quran is very opposed to polytheism.
The Muslims typically accuse Hindus of being polytheistic when it simply isn’t true. The difficulty with Hinduism is that it the most inclusive umbrella religion on the planet accommodating a vast variety of ideas about God and the world. But that doesn’t mean that Hindus believe in all of those ideas, juggling these different notions of God in a polytheistic pantheon. And one of the ideas in Hinduism is that all these different names and pictures are about a singular God.
The statistics are…
56% say there is one God alone.
about half say there is one God with many manifestations
7% say there are many gods.
No. That is in fact the whole point of the doctrine. One God.
But of critical importance here is to understand what the doctrine actually says: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are distinct persons, but only one God.
This is not a God made in our own image - a personal God which is nevertheless very different from ourselves. And yet this is a God who is different by being more than we are and not less than we are.
Pretty much. It is how Christians defined the religion different from other religions. This is not Islam.
If you say Jesus was a prophet not God, that is Islam.
The first declaration of Christian belief in Nicea 325 AD was…
We believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
begotten from the Father, only-begotten,
that is, from the substance of the Father,
God from God, light from light,
true God from true God, begotten not made,
of one substance with the Father,
through Whom all things came into being,
things in heaven and things on earth,
Who because of us men and because of our salvation came down,
and became incarnate and became man, and suffered,
and rose again on the third day, and ascended to the heavens,
and will come to judge the living and dead,
And in the Holy Spirit.
But as for those who say, There was when He was not,
and, Before being born He was not,
and that He came into existence out of nothing,
or who assert that the Son of God is of a different hypostasis or substance,
or created, or is subject to alteration or change
- these the Catholic and apostolic Church anathematizes.
Accordingly you might fit the definition if you don’t buy into the Holy Spirit being a separate person of God, but the creed is pretty clear about Jesus and the Father.