Confess, glorify, God

Confess the greatness of God, witness His wonders to your fellow men.


33. Confess the greatness of God. One of the things God asks man to do in His religious writings is to witness to each other and confess the greatness of The Lord: This is a part of all the religions of God. We need to bear witness to one another and tell of the greatness of God, which in turn, will educate our fellow men and women and form a bond with those who believe and bring us all closer to GodThe shrine10 pix BABI RELIGION: “Fear thou God, thy Lord, and make mention of His Name in the day-time and at eventide.” (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 160) the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Matthew: 10:32 “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew: 10:33 “But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Luke: 12:8 “Also I say unto you, whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:” Luke: 12:9 “But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.” Acts: 10:46 “For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.” 1 Thessalonians: 5:18 “In every thing give thanks;” 1:2 “We give thanks to God always.” 1 Corinthians: 6:19 “Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are Gods.” 1 Peter: 4:16 “Let him glorify God.” 1 John: 1:2 “For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;” 1:3 “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you.” 1 John: 5:9 “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God.” Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Isaiah: 42:12 “Let them give glory unto The LORD, and declare His praise.” Isaiah: 24:15 “Wherefore glorify ye The LORD in the fires, even the name of The LORD God.” Tobias: 6. “If ye turn to Him with your whole heart, and with your whole mind, and deal uprightly before Him, then will He turn unto you, and will not hide His face from you. Therefore see what He will do with you, and confess Him with your whole mouth, and praise The Lord of might, and extol the everlasting King. In the land of my captivity do I praise Him, and declare His might and majesty to a sinful nation. O ye sinners, turn and do justice before Him: who can tell if He will accept you, and have mercy on you?Tobias: 7. “I will extol my God, and my soul shall praise the King of heaven, and shall rejoice in His greatness.” 2 Chronicles: 6:24 “And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against Thee; and shall return and confess Thy name, and pray and make supplication before Thee in this house;” 2 Chronicles: 6:25 “Then hear Thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which Thou gavest to them and to their fathers.” Job: 36:22 “Behold, God exalteth by His power: who teacheth like Him?Job: 36:23 “Who hath enjoined Him His way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?Job: 36:24 “Remember that thou magnify His work, which men behold.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 37. “It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah (God): it is your piety that reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you, that ye may glorify Allah for His guidance to you: and proclaim the Good News to all who do right.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  22)

Islamic symbol-5pix 3. “And thy Lord do thou magnify!

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  74)

Islamic symbol-5pix “The Prophet said, I order you to have faith in Allah, and confess that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah.”

(Hadith, Bukhari Vol 2, Book 23, # 482)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 14. “O Mazda (God)? Beyond; yea, beyond all we declare You.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 1. “Increase of our homage and praise of God we offer this service which, as our defense, may shield us, which is worship with its beneficent results; and Blessedness is with it of a verity, and Piety as well. [ (Pazand) and of this worship the results here mentioned are the well-thought thought, the word well spoken, and the deed well done]; and let this our worship shelter us from the Daeva and from the evil-minded man. 2. And to this worship do we confide our settlements and persons for protection and care, for guarding, and for oversight; (3) and in this worship will we abide, O Ahura Mazda! and with joy. In this worship do we exercise our choices; and to it will we approach, and to it will we belong; yea, to revering worship will we confide our settlements and persons for protection, and for care, for guarding, and for oversight, to such worship as is the praise of such as You.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 58)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 50. “The sages declare Brahma (God), the creators of the universe, the law, the Great One, and the Undiscernible One (to constitute) the highest order of beings produced by Goodness.”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 12)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 21. “I know this undecaying, Ancient One, the self of all things, being infinite and omnipresent. They declare that in Him all birth is stopped, for the Brahma-students proclaim Him to be eternal.”

(Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Svetasvatara-Upanishad)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 3. “To Him then with my lips mine adoration, winning heaven’s light, most excellent, I offer, To magnify with songs of invocation and with fair hymns the Lord, most bounteous Giver.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 1)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 26. “From whom one knows the Truth Sublime Which the Awakened One proclaimed; Devotedly should one revere Him.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 3 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM:Manda d-Haiyi Sublimest of Beings, Knowledge of Life is Thy name, Truth is Thy name. Pure is Thy name, magnified is Thy name, Honoured is Thy name, blessed is Thy name And abiding is Thy name. Victorious art Thou And victorious is Thy name. Victorious are the words of Truth which proceed from Thy mouth Over all deeds;” Manda-d-Hiia and The Great Life (Haiyi/God): The all encompassing creator, in which, all should praise.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 75)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “You who are His (Gods) spiritual children must by your deeds exemplify His virtues, and witness to His glory.”

The Bab(Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 92)

The shrine10 pix “It behooveth you to proclaim the Cause of God unto all created things as a token of grace from His presence; no God is there but Him, the Most Generous, the All-Compelling.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 9)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “O SON OF BEING! Make mention of Me on My earth, that in My heaven I may remember thee, thus shall Mine eyes and thine be solaced.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)

the greatest name 8 pix“I entreat Thee to enable me at all times and under all conditions to remember Thee, to magnify Thy Name and to serve Thy Cause.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 113)