God is our guide

God is our guide, our teacher, our protection.


87. God is our guide, our teacher, our protection: God is our guide and protector. He leads us and teaches us: This can be verified by studying Christianity, the Baha’i Faith and all of the other major religions of the world we care to look into. Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Psalms: 48:14 “For this God is our God forever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.” Genesis: 15:1 “After these things the word of The LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” Genesis: 24:48 “And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way.” Psalms 61:3 “For Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a Strong Tower from the enemy.” Isaiah 28:26 “For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.” Isaiah: 48:17 “Thus saith The LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am The LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.” Jeremiah: 16:19 “O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge.” Psalms: 3:3 “But Thou, O LORD, art a shield (protector).” 2 Kings: 22:2 “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer.” Judith: 9:14 “Thou art the God of all power and might, and that there is none other that protecteth the people of Israel but Thou.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha,) the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: 1 Thessalonians: 3:11 “Now God Himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way.” John: 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” 1 Corinthians: 2:13 “We speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” 1 John: 2:27 “The anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.” 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.” Acts: 7:25 “For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by His hand would deliver them: but they understood not.” Ephesians: 6:13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians: 6:14 “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” Ephesians: 6:17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” 2 Thessalonians: 3:2 “And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.” 2 Thessalonians: 3:3 “But The Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 5. “They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord,” 157. “They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah (God), and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.”

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

Islamic symbol-5pix 257. “Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire, to dwell therein (for ever).”

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

Islamic symbol-5pix 282. “So fear Allah; for it is Allah that teaches you. And Allah is well acquainted with all things.”

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

Islamic symbol-5pix 17. “But to those who receive Guidance, He increases (the light of) Guidance, and bestows on them their Piety and Restraint (from evil).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  47)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 17. “Be to us, O Mazda Ahura (God), the Teacher of Good Thought.”

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

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 20. “What protector hast thou given unto me, O Mazda! Reveal therefore to me thy Religion as Thy rule!” “Who is the Victorious who will protect Thy teaching? Make it clear that I am the guide for both worlds.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Vendidad)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix “I am the guide for both worlds.”

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

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix Denkard. Zoroaster, “The lord is the protector; who is not mansionless, but is a possessor of mansions; who is (exists) not to know, but is the originator of knowledge himself;

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix Denkard. Zoroaster, “Be it known that towards God, the Creator of the soul and its Protector, the soul shows its true love by praise and gratitude.”

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Wisdom He is And Wisdom’s way, and Guide of all the wise, Planted in every heart.”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 13)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 22. “He is The lord of all, the king of all things, the protector of all things.”

(Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Brihadaranyaka-Upanishad Part 3)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 1.24 “God is a particular yet universal indweller, untouched by afflictions, actions, impressions and their results.” 1.25 “In God, the seed of omniscience is unsurpassed.” 1.26 “Not being conditioned by time, God is the teacher of even the ancients.”

(Hindu, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix “Thee, the Guide I reverence most.”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 2)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “Following this Path you will put an end to suffering. I have taught you the Way after realizing the removal of the arrow myself. Making the effort is your affair. The Buddhas have pointed out the Way.” “The Tathagata can but show the Way.” (the Tathagata guides you in the way)

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 and 3 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix 6. “Let Him admonish, exhort, And shield from wrong. Truly, pleasing is He to the good, Displeasing is He to the bad.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 3 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix “Tathagatas are in close fellowship with each individual comforting, encouraging, guiding, strengthening.” (Buddha, Surangama Sutra)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM:Deliver them, save them and protect them from this world of the wicked and from those watch-houses (purgatories). Let thy mercy, Great First Life (Haiyi, Qadmaiyi/God), rest upon them.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 58)

Mandaean symbol1 “To every man whose term of life is over Thou wilt be a Helper, Saviour and Guide” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 76)

Mandaean symbol1 “I waiteth on The Life (Haiyi/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.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 77)

Mandaean symbol1 “For He will come and will heal me, Will lift me up, raise me and confirm me Will direct my eyes to the Light, And my feet to steadfastness (My mouth to wisdom, teach) and my heart to vigilance.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 117)

Mandaean symbol1 “Arm me against all that is evil: be for me a bulwark against rebels and a Hand of Truth against the destructive powers of this world.” (a protector) (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 410)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Commit them to the care of God,” “He will surely protect and watch over them.”

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 52)

The shrine10 pix “He is The One Who guideth at His Own behest whomsoever He pleaseth.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 6)

The shrine10 pix “I seek patience only in God. Verily He is the best protector and the best helper. No refuge do I seek save God. Verily He is the guardian and the best supporter…”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 19)

The shrine10 pix “Teach them the ways of the One True God, that haply they may comprehend.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 162)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Be humble and submissive to God and chant the verses of thanksgiving at morn and eve, for that He guided thee unto the Manifest Light and showed to thee the straight Path and destined to thee the station of nearness in His wonderful Kingdom.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 359)

the greatest name 8 pixThe object of Gods teaching to man is that man may know himself in order to comprehend the greatness of God.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 80)

the greatest name 8 pix“Inasmuch as our God is one God and the creator of all mankind, He provides for and protects all.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 279)

the greatest name 8 pixThank God for guiding thee unto the Straight Path, manifesting unto thee the Evident Light.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 361)