God is merciful

God is merciful to mankind.


151. Another teaching found in the writings of God is that God is merciful to mankind; in other words, we are the children of a Merciful God. We are told this throughout the different religions of GodJewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Deuteronomy “For The LORD thy God is a merciful God.” Exodus “The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,” 34:7 “Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin” 2 Chronicles “The LORD your God is gracious and merciful.” the cross-5pix Christianity: Luke 1:78 “Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,” 1:79 “To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” James 3:17 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” 2 John 1:3 “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.” Ephesians 2:4 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love where-with he loved us,” Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “No God is there other than Him, the All-Possessing, the Most Generous. The revelations of His bounty pervade all created things; He is the Merciful, the Compassionate.”

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

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: “I beseech Allah (God) that by His Limitless Mercy and by His Supreme Might He may grant our prayers.”

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

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 143. “For Allah is to all people most surely full of kindness, Most Merciful.” 163. “And your Allah is one Allah; there is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.”

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

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 64. “He said: ‘Shall I trust you with him with any result other than when I trusted you with his brother aforetime? But Allah is the best to take care (of him), and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy!’”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  12)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 7. “Praise be to the merciful Lord who bestows rewards for meritorious deeds on those who obey his commands according to his will, and at last will liberate even the wicked from (the torture of) hell and will embellish with purity the whole creation.”

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

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 85. “Ahura Mazda (God) the merciful ordered thus, saying: ‘Come, O Ardvi Sura Anahita, come from those stars down to the earth made by Ahura.”

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

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Now let Thy mercy unto me be given, Thou Refuge of the World!

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 11)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Have mercy, spare me, Mighty Lord. When, Thunderer! I move along tremulous like a wind-blown skin, Have mercy, spare me, Mighty Lord. O Bright and Powerful God, through want of strength I erred and went astray Have mercy, spare me, Mighty Lord. Thirst found thy worshiper though he stood in the midst of water-floods: Have mercy, spare me, Mighty Lord.” “Show Thy mercy and be ready to hear our call.” “Him who shows mercy even to the sinner.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 7 and Yajur Veda – Kanda II)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “That person shall We penetrate with loving thoughts, wide, deep, boundless, freed from anger and hatred.” “Loving Kindness, (mercy), Compassion, and ‘Sympathetic Joy’”

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

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Blessed and praised be Life (Haiyi/God) Who is filled with compassion for these souls. Praised be Thou, my Lord, Manda-d-Hiia, For thou raisest up these souls” “Thou a Lord who art all mercy.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters  35 and 70)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Be careful; make enquiry, display kindness, show compassion.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 74)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “A merciful God will, I trust, be indulgent towards me and will forgive my action.”

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 471)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “They that spread disorder in the land, and lay hands on the property of others, and enter a house without leave of its owner, We, verily, are clear of them, unless they repent and return unto God, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 23)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “I implore God to graciously aid Me in this, for unto such as beseech Him, He is the All-Bounteous, and of those who show mercy, He is the Most Merciful.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries)