God doesn’t need us

God loves us but has no need of us.


95. God loves us but has no need of us: In the holy writings, God does much for mankind, but when you stop and think about it what can we do for HimThe Creator loves us and takes care of us, but there is nothing we can do that can help or harm Him. Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Job: 35:6 “If thou sinnest, what doest thou against Him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto Him?Job: 35:7 “If thou be righteous, what givest thou Him? or what receiveth He of thine hand?”  There is nothing that we humans can really do for our creator in this life that will in reality have an effect on God. We are reliant on Him not Him on us. Job: 22:3 “Is it any pleasure to The Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?” Job: 22:4 “Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment?” Job: 4:17 “Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker? the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Acts: 17:24 “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;” Acts: 17:25 “Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed any thing, seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;” Romans: 3:3 “For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Neither can the devotion of Thy lovers profit Thee, nor the evil doings of the faithless harm Thee.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 204)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 57. “And We gave you the shade of clouds and sent down to you manna and quails, saying: ‘Eat of the good things We have provided for you;’ (but they rebelled); to Us they did no harm, but they harmed their own souls.” “If any deny faith, Allah (God) stands not in need of any of his creatures.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  2 and 3)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: “Some people have the foolish idea that offering of gifts to Mazda (God) is like offering of bribes, as if Mazda is in need of anything.” “He is above all wants. He does not go begging honours from the ignorant. By honouring Him, we make ourselves honourable (worthy).” “Mazda may not be propitiated by any particular act. He is not in need of the result of any particular action of ours. It is the spirit in which an act is done that counts with Him. It does not matter if the act is very trivial.”

(ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 280, 281 and 716)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 1.24 “God is a particular yet universal indweller, untouched by afflictions, actions, impressions and their results.” “In God, the seed of omniscience is unsurpassed.” “Not being conditioned by time, God is the teacher of even the ancients.”

(Hindu, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 22. “Lax behaviour, broken observances and dubious chastity – these are of no great benefit.” “It is no small gain to a Holy One (Brahma/God) if one holds one’s mind back from the pleasures of life.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 and  2 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “For myself mine eyes wait upon Manda-d-Hiia (Savior God), who will be to me a support, a deliverer and a rescuer And I testify to The Life (God) and to my lord Manda-d-Hiia with a true and faithful heart.” “For thou wast in existence before all.” “In the name of The Life! I worship The First Life (Haiyi, Qadmaiyi/God) and praise my lord Manda-d-Hiia. Thou art immeasurable, infinite and (for ever).” “Now I humble myself and my children to Thy Good Name, for I have been true to Thy Name, and speak (it) in my heart and talk (of it) in my mind. And I subdue my form and my loins,” and (am) brought to naught before the glory and light of Manda-d-Hiia!” “Thou art Love and Enduring, First Life (Haiyi, Qadmaiyi/God) before Whom no being had existence, Unearthly One from worlds of light, (Whose Love is above the needs of His creatures), Supreme Being that art above all works, above the Ancient Radiance and above the First Light; above the life which emanated from Life and above the Truth (kushta) which was of old in the Beginning! Thou, Manda-d-Hiia, hast established for Thy chosen that which Thou hast revealed to us from the book Nhur (Be light) release from their bodies was made possible to them.” “Cut me not off from Your Good, Loving, wonderful, presence. I have acknowledged Thee (O) Elect Righteous One.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 17, 35, 74, 75, 77 and 410)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Nothing whatsoever can frustrate Thy purpose and that Thou art the Knower of all things and The Lord of might and majesty.” “Nay, too exalted is the station of God and of His loved ones for any person’s good or evil deed to reach their holy threshold.” “If ye believe in Me, ye will provide good for your own souls, and if ye believe not in Me, nor in that which God hath revealed unto Me, ye will suffer yourselves to be shut out as by a veil. For verily I have been independent of you heretofore, and shall remain independent hereafter. Therefore it behooveth you, O creatures of God, to help your own selves and to believe in the Verses revealed by Me…” “God hath knowledge of all things and is self-sufficient above the need of all mankind.” “I have no control over what profiteth Me or harmeth Me, but as My Lord pleaseth. Indeed God is Self-Sufficient and He, My Lord, standeth supreme over all things.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 1, 14, 62, 64 and 100)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “People in this world are in need of God, they will also need Him in the other world. The creatures are always in need, and God is absolutely independent, whether in this world or in the world to come.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 329)

the greatest name 8 pix“Your Lord, the God of mercy, can well dispense with all creatures. Nothing whatever can either increase or diminish the things He doth possess. If ye believe, to your own behoof will ye believe; and if ye believe not, ye yourselves will suffer. At no time can the hand of the infidel profane the hem of His Robe.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 147)