God causes some to not see

God causes some to not see.


85. God causes some to not see: In the writings of Gods manifestations there are some people who are possibly callus of the heart or maybe have done something in their lives to greatly displease God, who God has caused not see the truth least they be saved. The shrine10 pix BABI RELIGION: “Be thankful to God for having enabled you to recognize His Cause. Whoever has received this blessing must, prior to his acceptance, have performed some deed which, though he himself was unaware of its character, was ordained by God as a means whereby he has been guided to find and embrace the Truth. As to those who have remained deprived of such a blessing, their acts alone have hindered them from recognizing the truth of this Revelation.”

(Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 585)

Jewish symbols-13pix JUDAISM: Exodus: 4:21 “And The LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.” Exodus: 7:13 “And He hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as The LORD had said.” Exodus: 7:14 “And The LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh’s heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go.” Isaiah: 44:18 “They have not known nor understood: for He hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.” Isaiah: 6:10 “Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” Isaiah: 29:10 “For The LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath He covered.” Isaiah: 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed.” Hosea: 5:6 “They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek The LORD; but they shall not find Him; He hath withdrawn Himself from them.” Job: 17:4 “For Thou hast hid their heart from understanding; therefore shalt Thou not exalt them.” the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Luke: 8:10 “And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” John: 3:27 “John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.” John: 9:39 “And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.” John: 12:37 “But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:” 12:38 “That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?” 12:39 “Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, John: 12:40 “He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.” Romans: 11:8 “(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear) unto this day.” Romans: 11:10 “Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see,” 2 Corinthians: 4:3 “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:” 2 Corinthians: 4:4 “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Say: O people! Let not this life and its deceits deceive you, for the world and all that is therein is held firmly in the grasp of His Will. He bestoweth His favor on whom He willeth, and from whom He willeth He taketh it away. He doth whatsoever He chooseth. Had the world been of any worth in His sight, He surely would never have allowed His enemies to possess it, even to the extent of a grain of mustard seed. He hath, however, caused you to be entangled with its affairs, in return for what your hands have wrought in His Cause. This, indeed, is a chastisement which ye, of your own will, have inflicted upon yourselves, could ye but perceive it. Are ye rejoicing in the things which, according to the estimate of God, are contemptible and worthless, things wherewith He proveth the hearts of the doubtful?

(Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 208)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “SAY, God shall of a truth cause your hearts to be given to perversity if ye fail to recognize Him Whom God shall make manifest; but if ye do recognize Him God shall banish perversity from your hearts…”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 148)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 6. “As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe.” 7. “Allah (God) hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they (incur).” 10. “In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease, and grievous is the penalty they (incur), because they are false (to themselves).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   2)

Islamic symbol-5pix 20. “O ye who believe! obey Allah and His Messenger, and turn not away from him when ye hear (him speak).” 21. “Nor be like those who say, ‘We hear,’ but listen not:” 22. “For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not.” 23. “If Allah had found in them any good, He would indeed have made them listen.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   8)

Islamic symbol-5pix 34. “Of no profit will be my counsel to you, much as I desire to give you (good) counsel, if it be that Allah willeth to leave you astray: He is your Lord! and to Him will ye return!

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  11)

Islamic symbol-5pix 125. “Those whom Allah (in His Plan) willeth to guide, He openeth their breast to Islam; those whom He willeth to leave straying, He maketh their breast close and constricted, as if they had to climb up to the skies: thus doth Allah (heap) the penalty on those who refuse to believe.” 108. “Those are they whose hearts, ears, and eyes Allah has sealed up, and they take no heed.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 6 and 16)

Islamic symbol-5pix “Let every nation follow what they used to worship, and now we are waiting for our Lord.’ Then the Almighty will come to them in a shape other than the one which they saw the first time, and He will say, ‘I am your Lord,’ and they will say, ‘You are not our Lord.”’ They will be blind to the new manifestation of God, Allah will send them. They have eyes to see, but don’t see the true light of Allah when it dawns, and fail to hear the truth of His words. 13. “The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah-the which We have sent by inspiration to thee-and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: Namely, that ye should remain steadfast in Religion, and make no divisions therein: to those who worship other things than Allah, hard is the (way) to which thou callest them. Allah chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 42 and Hadith, Bukhari Vol 9, Book 93, # 532)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 13. “Since Grehma shall attain the realm in the dwelling of the Worst Thought, he and the destroyers of life, O Mazda (God), they shall lament in their longing for the message of Thy prophet, who will stay them from beholding the Right.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 32)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 6 “The man who sits, the man who walks, and whosoever looks on us, Of these we closely shut the eyes, even as we closely shut this house.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 7)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 11. “He is the one God, hidden in all beings, all pervading, the self within all beings, watching over all works, dwelling in all beings, the witness, the perceiver, the only one, free from qualities.” “Of the Upanishads, and He willfully shuts his eyes against the bright rays of eternal truth in the Gospels.” 5. “Of him that sits, and him that walks, of him that stands and looks about, of these the eyes we do shut, just as these premises (are shut).”

(Upanishads vol. 1 and 2, Introduction to the Upanishads, vols 1 and 2 and Atharva Veda)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 24. “What is fearsome they fear not. Embracing false views as much Those beings go to a woeful realm.” 22. “They think there is harm where there is none, And they do not see where harm exists. Embracing false views as such, Those beings go to a woeful realm.” (they are) “Ensnared in the fetter of views,” Their eyes have been closed.

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 3 and The Eightfold Path)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Cut me not off from Your presence,” and hide not your instruction from us. (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 410)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “VERILY such as ridicule the wondrous, divine Verses revealed through His Remembrance, are but making themselves the objects of ridicule, and We, in truth, aid them to wax in their iniquity. Indeed Gods knowledge transcendeth all created things…” “Perchance the things which from the beginning of thy life till the end thou hast performed for the love of God, may not, all at once and unrealized by thyself, be turned to acts not acceptable in the sight of God.” “Verily God guideth whom He will into the path of absolute certitude.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 60 and 96)

The shrine10 pix “We shall prolong the days of such as have rejected the Truth by reason of that which their hands have wrought, and verily God will not deal unjustly with anyone, even to the extent of a speck on a date-stone.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 68)

The shrine10 pix “Indeed shouldst Thou desire to confer blessing upon a servant Thou wouldst blot out from the realm of his heart every mention or disposition except Thine Own mention; and shouldst Thou ordain evil for a servant by reason of that which his hands have unjustly wrought before Thy face, Thou wouldst test him with the benefits of this world and of the next that he might become preoccupied therewith and forget Thy remembrance.” “Deny anyone who denies him and confuse anyone who spurns the truth, resists his orders, endeavors to darken his light and blot his name!”

(Tha Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 191 Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 249)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Ye recite the sacred verses and yet repudiate Him Who is their Source and Revealer. Thus hath God blinded your eyes in requital for your deeds, would ye but understand. Day and night ye transcribe the verses of God, and yet ye remain shut out, as by a veil, from Him Who hath revealed them.” “God…hath veiled your hearts and obscured your eyes, lest ye should apprehend His mysteries and be made aware of their meaning.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts pp. 7 and 205)

the greatest name 8 pix“Some, O my God, Thou didst, through Thy strengthening grace, enable to approach it, while others Thou didst keep back by reason of what their hands have wrought in Thy days.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 76)