God is a Deliverer

God is a Deliverer.


86. God is a Deliverer of mankind: In the writings of the gospel as well as the Bahá’í Writings and the other great religions, God is known by many titles, The Deliverer from peril and hardship is just one of His many consistent titles. Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: 2 Samuel: 22:2 “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;” Psalms: 18:2 “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” Psalms: 45:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalms: 40:17 “thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.” the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Acts: 7:35 “This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.” Acts: 7:25 “For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by His hand would deliver them: but they understood not.” 2 Corinthians: 1:9 “God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us.” 2 Timothy: 4:18 “And The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 63. “Who is it that delivereth you from the dark recesses of land and sea, when ye call upon Him in humility and silent terror: ‘if He only delivers us from these (dangers), (we vow) we shall truly show our gratitude.’?” 64. “It is Allah (God) that delivereth you from these and all (other) distresses:”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   6)

Islamic symbol-5pix 61. “Allah will deliver the righteous to their place of salvation: no evil shall touch them, nor shall they grieve.” 62. “Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the Guardian and Disposer of all affairs.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  39)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 1. “(Zarathushtra:) Can my soul count on any one for help? Who is there found for my herd, who for myself a protector, indeed, at my call other than the Right and Thyself. O Mazda Ahura (God), and the Best Thought?”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 50)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 36. “The Law of Mazda will not deliver thee unto pain.” (Mazda is the deliverer from pain and hardship)

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta Fragments)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Thou art the deliverer, deliver me from sin. In the same manner he adores the sun when in the zenith, saying: ‘Thou art the highest deliverer, deliver me highly from sin. In the same manner he adores the sun when setting, saying: ‘Thou art the full deliverer, deliver me fully from sin.”

(Hindu, Upanishads vol. 1, Kaushitaki-Upanishad Hindu)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 14. “Whoever takes refuge with the awakened one, the truth, and the community, who with clear understanding perceives the four noble truths: namely suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering, and the eightfold holy way that leads to the cessation of suffering, that is the safe refuge; that is the best refuge; having gone to that refuge, a person is delivered from all pains.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “With the Deliverer The souls will ascend. They will behold the Place of Light And the Everlasting Abode.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 67)

Mandaean symbol1 “For myself so that there should be someone to commemorate my name on earth and yonder in the celestial worlds of light. For my heart hath loved the Life and mine eyes wait upon Manda-d-Hiia, who will be to me a support, a deliverer and a rescuer from the sons of Krun And I testify to The Life (Haiyi/God) and to my lord Manda-d-Hiia with a true and faithful heart.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 74)

Mandaean symbol1 “I waiteth on The Life (God) and mine eyes upon Manda-d-Hiia; for they will be my support, my deliverer and saviour from the Place of Darkness to the Place of Light.” “In the name of The Great Life! Hear me, my Father, hear me! Draw me upward (O) Great One.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 77 and 80)

Mandaean symbol1 “Deliver me from the hands of the wicked, and loosen my feet from the bonds of death.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 410)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION:God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting,” “in truth there is none other God but Him, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting…”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 35)

The shrine10 pix “Verily God is the mightiest Sustainer, the Helper and the Defender.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 163)

The shrine10 pix “Thou art the Helper of the needy, the Deliverer of the captives, the Abaser of the oppressors, the Destroyer of the wrong-doers, the God of all men, the Lord of all created things.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 185)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “There is no deliverer for us save Thee.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Compilations, Baha’i Scriptures, p. 409)

the greatest name 8 pix“Thou beholdest me, O my God, like unto a fish moving in anguish upon the earth! Deliver me; then have pity on me, O Thou Deliverer!

(Bahá’í Faith, Compilations, Baha’i Scriptures, p. 243)

the greatest name 8 pix“The Hand of Divine power can, alone, deliver mankind from this desolating affliction.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 13)