God is eternal

God is eternal without beginning and without end.


59. God is eternal. One major teaching found throughout all of the religions of God is the belief that God is eternal, without beginning and without endthe cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: 1 Timothy: 1:17 “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter: 5:10 “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” 5:11 “To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Revelation: 1:8 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith The Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation: 4:10 “Worship Him that liveth for ever and ever.” Revelation: 5:14 “And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever.” Revelations: 22:13 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Deuteronomy: 33:27 “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:” Sirach: “Thou art The Lord, the eternal God.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha,) Enoch: “The Holy Great One, The Lord of Glory, the Eternal King.” (Apocrypha)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: Letter 31. “He is Eternal, has always been and shall always be. He existed even before the Universe came into being but there is no beginning to His Existence. He shall remain when every other thing shall vanish, and there shall be no end to His Existence.”

(Islam, Ali b. Abi Taalib, Letters from Nahjul Balaagh)

Islamic symbol-5pix 255. “Allah (God)! there is no God but He, the living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal.”

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

Islamic symbol-5pix 2. “Allah! there is no Allah but He, the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal.” 3. “He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the immanent: and He has full knowledge of all things.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 7 and  57)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 8. “I recognize Thee, O Mazda (God), in my thought, that Thou the First art (also) the Last….. Thou art the true Creator of Right, and art the Lord to judge the actions of life.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 31)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix “In the name of God. I praise and invoke the creator Ormazd (Ahura Mazda), the radiant, glorious, omniscient, maker, Lord of lords, King over all kings, watchful, Creator of the universe, giver of daily bread, powerful, strong, eternal, forgiver, merciful, loving, mighty, wise, holy, and nourisher. May (His) just kingdom be imperishable.” “Praise be to the name of Him Who always was, always is and always will be.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Thou art God Eternal, All-creating, Holy, First, Without beginning! Lord of Lords and Gods!” “And nowhere end of Thee.” “The Eternal Source, of Life, Unendingly”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapters 9, 10 and 11)

Hindu symbol 5-pix “The Highest, holding all, whose Name is LORD, The Eternal, Sovereign, First! Who fills all worlds, Sustaining them. And- dwelling thus beyond Divided Being and Undivided- I Am.” “The One Unborn, Unending: Unchanging and Unblending! With might and majesty, past thought, past seeing!

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapters 11 and 15)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “There is an Unborn, Unoriginated, Uncreated, Unformed. If there were not this Unborn, this Unoriginated, this Uncreated, this Unformed, escape from the world of the born, the originated, the created, the formed, would not be possible.” “Give ear then, for the Immortal is found.”

((The Eightfold Path), Buddha, the Word (The Eightfold Path))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “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 (The Savior God). Thou art immeasurable, infinite and for ever.” Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 35 and 75)

Mandaean symbol1 “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 (having no limit extending indefinitely) and everlasting.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 75)

Mandaean symbol1 “There is that which is infinite. Thou wast established, First Life (Haiyi, Qadmaiyi/God); thou wast in existence before all things. Before Thee no being existed. Praised be The First Life, praised be the Word of The First Life: praised be that radiance, light and glory; praised be that Light which is boundless and endless. Thou art immeasurable, infinite and everlasting. Thou art the Father,” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 1, 24, 58 and 75.

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “From all eternity I have indeed recognized Thee and unto all eternity will ever do so through Thine Own Self and not through any one else besides Thee. Verily Thou art the Source of all knowledge, the Omniscient. From everlasting I have besought and unto everlasting will beseech forgiveness for my limited understanding of Thee, aware as I am that there is no God but Thee, the All-Glorious, the Almighty.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 1)

The shrine10 pix “GLORY be unto Thee, O God. How can I make mention of Thee while Thou art sanctified from the praise of all mankind. Magnified be Thy Name, O God, Thou art the King, the Eternal Truth; Thou knowest what is in the heavens and on the earth, and unto Thee must all return. Thou hast sent down Thy divinely-ordained Revelation according to a clear measure. Praised art Thou, O Lord! At Thy behest Thou dost render victorious whomsoever Thou willest, through the hosts of heaven and earth and whatsoever existeth between them. Thou art the Sovereign, the Eternal Truth, the Lord of invincible might.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 176)

The shrine10 pix “Thou and Thou alone art the Lord of might, the Eternal One, the Ancient of Days.” “He hath everlastingly existed and will everlastingly continue to exist.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 4 and 111)

The shrine10 pix “He Who is the Eternal Truth beareth me witness, whoso followeth this Book hath indeed followed all the past Scriptures which have been sent down from heaven by God, the Sovereign Truth. Verily, He is well informed of what ye do…”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 44)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Therefore, as the Essence of Unity, that is the existence of God, is everlasting and eternal — that is to say, it has neither beginning nor end — it is certain that this world of existence, this endless universe, has neither beginning nor end.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 297)

the greatest name 8 pix“Praise be to God, the Eternal that perisheth not, the Everlasting that declineth not, the Self-Subsisting that altereth not.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 1)

the greatest name 8 pix“There is none other God but Him, the All-Glorious, the Almighty, the All-Highest, the All-Wise, the All-Pervading, the All-Seeing, the All-Informed, the Sovereign Protector, the Source of eternal light!” “With faces beaming with joy, hasten ye unto Him. This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, pp. 36 and 136)

the greatest name 8 pix“O peoples of the earth! God, the Eternal Truth, is My witness that streams of fresh and soft-flowing waters have gushed from the rocks, through the sweetness of the words uttered by your Lord, the Unconstrained; and still ye slumber. Cast away that which ye possess, and, on the wings of detachment, soar beyond all created things. Thus biddeth you The Lord of creation, the movement of Whose Pen hath revolutionized the soul of mankind.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 139)