God will not be ask of His doings

God does what he chooses and He will not be asked of His doings.


89. God does what he chooses and He will not be asked of His doings: In the writings of the Baha’i Faith it is stressed that God will not be ask of His doings, He doeth what He pleaseth: the greatest name 8 pixBAHA’I FAITH: “He ordaineth as He pleaseth, by virtue of His sovereignty, and doeth whatsoever He willeth at His own behest. He shall not be asked of the things it pleaseth Him to ordain. He, in truth, is the Unrestrained, the All-Powerful, the All-Wise.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 284)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “It is for God to test His servants, and not for His servants to judge Him in accordance with their deficient standards.” “Whoever hesitates, whoever, though it be for the twinkling of an eye or less, questions His authority, is deprived of His grace and is accounted of the fallen.”

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, pp. 15 and 59)

This is also a teaching found in the other religions of God: Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Psalms: 115:3 “But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased.” We also find that God will not be asked of His doings in the book of Job: Job: 38:1 “Then The LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,” Job: 38:2 “Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?Job: 38:3 “Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.” Job: 38:4 “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.” Job: 41:11 “Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? what-so-ever is under the whole heaven is mine.”

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “He, verily, doeth what He willeth, and ordaineth that which He pleaseth.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 116)

Jewish symbols-13pix JUDAISM: Ecclesiastes: 8:3 “For He doeth whatsoever pleaseth Him.” Ezekiel: 20:3 “As I live, saith The Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.” 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: 9:20 “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 128. “Not for thee, (but for Allah/God), is the decision: whether He turn in mercy to them, or punish them; for they are indeed wrongdoers.” 68. “Thy Lord does create and choose as He pleases: no choice have they (in the matter): Glory to Allah! and far is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 3 and 28)

Islamic symbol-5pix 22. “But glory to Allah, The Lord of the Throne: (high is He) above what they attribute to Him!” 23. “He cannot be questioned for His acts, but they will be questioned (for theirs).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  21)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 17. “And Ahura Mazda (God) answered: ‘Ask Him not what thou askest Him,”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta Fragments)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Stooped no man to fulsome falsehood, questioned none the will of Heaven.”

(Hindu, Ramayana (R. Dutt, abridged tr))

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “The Perfect One has won complete deliverance through the extinction, fading-away, disappearance, rejection, and getting rid of all opinions and conjectures.”

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

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “He (man) will be put to the question. (But) I shall not be put to the question.” My doings are my own for none to question. (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 18)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Thou art faithful to Thy promise and doest whatsoever Thou pleasest. Thou art the One Who holdeth in His hands the dominions of earth and heaven. Verily Thou art the Almighty, the Inaccessible, the Help in Peril, the All-Compelling.” “How then could they, who are but the creation of the Point, be justified in saying ‘why or wherefore?“‘

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 167 and 209)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH:“Whenever My laws appear like the sun in the heaven of Mine utterance, they must be faithfully obeyed by all, though My decree be such as to cause the heaven of every religion to be cleft asunder. He doeth what He pleaseth. He chooseth, and none may question His choice.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 21)

the greatest name 8 pixGod — does not only punish the wrongdoings of His children. He chastises, because He is just, and He chastens because He loves. Having chastened them, He cannot, in His great mercy, leave them to their fate. Indeed, by the very act of chastening them He prepares them for the mission for which He has created them. ‘My calamity is My providence,’ He, by the mouth of Bahá’u’lláh, has assured them, ‘outwardly it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly it is light and mercy.”’ So, God, by the very act of chastising and correcting His children, is turning that which appears to be evil into something that is good for us in the long run. So, everything He does, is for the betterment of all concerned, but it is still not for us to question, because we really don’t know what His true plan is for us, and therefore don’t really know the right questions to ask in the first place.

(Bahá’í Faith,  Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 115)