decline of spiritualism

With the decline of spiritualism on the face of the earth God sends another manifestation.


43. Spiritual decline. The religions of God tell us that with the decline of spiritualism on the face of the earth God sends another manifestation of Himself to begin the revitalization of the faith of man on this earth all over again. The Apostle Paul further tells us that without their first being a falling away of the God fearing and the rise of corruption on the earth God wouldn’t send another messenger, because one would not be needed: the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: 2 Thessalonians: 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Malachi: 2:17 “Ye have wearied The LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of The LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?Malachi: 3:1 “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and The LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith The LORD of hosts.” Malachi: 3:2 “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:” Malachi: 3:3 “And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: “The Prophet said, ‘The Hour will not be established till my followers copy the deeds (in corruption) of the previous nations and follow them very closely, span by span, and cubit by cubit (i.e., inch by inch).’ We said, ‘O Allah’s (Gods) Apostle! (Do you mean) the Jews and the Christians?’ He said, ‘Whom else.”’

(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 9)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 1. “After the commands of the Lie destroy the creatures of Right.” 2. “If by reason of these things the better path is not in sight for choosing, then will I come to you all as judge of the parties twain whom Ahura Mazda (God) knoweth, that we may live according to the Right (again).”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 31)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM:I come, and go, and come. When Righteousness Declines, O Bharata! when Wickedness Is strong, I rise, from age to age, and take Visible shape, and move a man with men, Succouring the good, thrusting the evil back, And setting Virtue on her seat again.”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 4)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “The references by Buddha, are exceptionally clear. Ananda, one of His disciples, asked Him: ‘Who shall teach us when Thou art gone?’ “There are common heretics Of this world who teach amongst humans what is not true. You will be beset by these heretics on every hand within and without. There will be plenty of these heretics about hiding themselves in the very personalities of the saints, the better to carry out their deceitful tricks on the un-weary persons.” “Buddha replied in these clear terms: ‘I am not the first Buddha who came upon earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time another Buddha will arise…. He shall reveal to you the same eternal truths which I have taught you. He will preach to you His religion, glorious in its origin, glorious at the climax and glorious at the goal, in the spirit and in the letter.”’ (Buddhism, 1 Sermon of the Great Passing and Buddha, Surangama Sutra)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: Enoch 6 “And unrighteousness shall again be consummated on the earth, And all the deeds of unrighteousness and of violence And transgression shall prevail in a twofold degree.” Enoch 7 “And when sin and unrighteousness and blasphemy And violence in all kinds of deeds increase, And apostasy and transgression and uncleanness increase, A great chastisement shall come from heaven upon all these, And the holy Lord will come forth with wrath and chastisement To execute judgement on earth.” (Sabeanism and Enoch Apocrypha)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “AT A time when the shining reality of the Faith of Muhammad had been obscured by the ignorance, the fanaticism, and perversity of the contending sects into which it had fallen, there appeared above the horizon of the East that luminous Star of Divine guidance, Shaykh Ahmad-i-Ahsa’i. He observed how those who professed the Faith of Islam had shattered its unity, sapped its force, perverted its purpose, and degraded its holy name. His soul was filled with anguish at the sight of the corruption and strife which characterized the Shí’ah sect of Islam.”

(Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 1 The coming of The Bab)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “From the days of Adam until today, the religions of God have been made manifest, one following the other, and each one of them fulfilled its due function, revived mankind, and provided education and enlightenment. They freed the people from the darkness of the world of nature and ushered them into the brightness of the Kingdom. As each succeeding Faith and Law became revealed it remained for some centuries a richly fruitful tree and to it was committed the happiness of humankind. However, as the centuries rolled by, it aged, it flourished no more and put forth no fruit, wherefore was it then made young again.” “The religion of God is one religion, but it must ever be renewed. Moses, for example, was sent forth to man and He established a Law, and the Children of Israel, through that Mosaic Law, were delivered out of their ignorance and came into the light; they were lifted up from their abjectness and attained to a glory that fadeth not. Still, as the long years wore on, that radiance passed by, that splendour set, that bright day turned to night; and once that night grew triply dark, the star of the Messiah dawned, so that again a glory lit the world.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 51)

“O ye respected souls! From the continual imitation of ancient and worn-out ways, the world had grown dark as darksome night. The fundamentals of the divine Teachings had passed from memory; their pith and heart had been totally forgotten, and the people were holding on to husks. The nations had, like tattered garments long outworn, fallen into a pitiful condition.” “Out of this pitch blackness there dawned the morning splendor of the Teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. He hath dressed the world with a garment new and fair, and that new garment is the principles which have come down from God.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 252)