Messengers give man warning.

God’s messengers come to mankind to give him warning.


246. Gods messengers come to man to give him warnings of impending peril to our lives and to our souls and not just the call to the righteousthe cross-5pix Christianity: Mark 2:16 “And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?” 2:17 “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

When messengers of God come to this earth much of that time is spent in warning mankind of the consequences of his actions here in this life, and the possible outcomes of future events if mankind will not change his worldly ways. This is an important reminder, for us, of just how venerable to the physical influences of this world we truly are. The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “God hath indeed chosen Thee to warn the people, to guide the believers aright and to elucidate the secrets of the Book. (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 67)

Warnings from Gods manifestations are an important form of enlightenment to us and help us to stay on the right spiritual pathway. In fact, warnings from God are so important to our spiritual development that they are found in all the religions of God.

Jewish symbols-13pix JUDAISMDeuteronomy 4:23 “Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of The LORD your God, which He made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which The LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.” Deuteronomy 4:24 “For The LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.” Deuteronomy 4:25 “When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of The LORD thy God, to provoke Him to anger” 4:26 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land where unto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.” Deuteronomy 4:27 “And The LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither The LORD shall lead you.” Jeremiah 6:10 “To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of The LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.” Ezekiel 3:17 “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from Me.” the cross-5pix Christianity: Luke 8:18 “Take heed therefore how ye hear: for who-so-ever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.” Luke 11:35 “Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.” 11:36 “If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.” Luke 2:15 “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” 1 Corinthians 4:14 “I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.” Colossians 1:28 “Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Is it not enough for them that We have sent down unto Thee the Book to be recited to them? In this verily is a mercy and a warning to those who believe.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 81)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Erelong, they will perceive the consequences of what their hands have wrought in the Day of God. Thus warneth you He Who is the All-Informed, as bidden by One Who is the Most Powerful, the Almighty.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 39)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “I have warned thee to fear God and not to be of the ignorant.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 24)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Rejoice not in the things ye possess; tonight they are yours, tomorrow others will possess them. Thus warneth you He Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Informed.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 138)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 213. “Mankind was one single nation, and Allah (God) sent Messengers with glad tidings and warnings; and with them He sent the Book in truth, to judge between people in matters wherein they differed; but the People of the Book, after the clear Signs came to them, did not differ among themselves, except through selfish contumacy (stubbornness). Allah by His Grace guided the believers to the truth, concerning that wherein they differed. For Allah guides whom He will to a path that is straight.” 214 “Or do ye think that ye shall enter the Garden (of Bliss) with-out such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering and adversity, and were so shaken in spirit that even the Messenger and those of faith who were with him cried: ‘When (will come) the help of Allah?’ Ah! verily, the help of Allah is (always) near!

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

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 119. “Verily, We have sent thee in truth as a bearer of glad tidings and a warner.”

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

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 49. “Say: ‘O men! I am (sent) to you only to give a clear warning:”’

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  22)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 11. “If, O ye mortals, ye mark those commandments which Mazda (God) hath ordained — of happiness and pain, the long punishment for the follower of the Druj, and blessings for the followers of the Right — then hereafter shall it be well.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 30)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 19. “We worship Sraosha (Obedience) the blessed, whom Haoma worshiped on the highest height of high Haraiti, he Haoma, the reviver, and the healer, the beautiful, the kingly, of the golden Eye; of the gracious words, of the warning and the guarding words, who intones our hymns on every side, who possesses understanding and of every brilliant form, which abounds in many an explanation and revelation of the word, who has the first place in the Mathra. For his splendor and his glory, for his might.” 6. “O righteous one, according to your will, I shall accomplish to the extent of (my) power, your worship with good thoughts, good words, and good deeds. I shall open (for myself) the brilliant way (of paradise) so that the grievous punishment of hell may not be inflicted on me.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1 and Yasna 57)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “The Holy Prophet is quick to warn us.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 385)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Listen to my friendly counsel, — though it be I stand alone, — Faithful friend but fiery foeman is this Dasaratha’s son, Listen to my voice of warning, — Rama’s shafts are true and keen, Flaming like the withering sunbeams on the summer’s parched green, Listen to my soft entreaty,-righteousness becomes the brave, Cherish peace and cherish virtue and thy sons and daughters save!

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

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “I knew, and, warned thee, on that day. Thou wouldst not hear me. What sayest thou, when naught avails thee?

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 10)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “Heedfulness is the way to the Deathless, Heedlessness is the way to death. The heedful do not die, The heedless are like unto the dead. Realizing this distinction, The wise rejoice in heedfulness, Which is the way of the Noble.”

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

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: “Take delight in heedfulness And guard well your own minds; Draw yourselves out of evil ways. Walk with Him joyfully and mindfully, Overcoming dangers (open and concealed).”

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

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: 1. “Here and beyond he is punished. The wrong-doer is punished both ways. He is punished by the thought, ‘I have done evil’, and is even more punished when he comes to a bad state.”

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

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Warn them, deliver them, save them and protect those souls.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- Chapter 30

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “God hath indeed chosen Thee to warn the people, to guide the believers aright and to elucidate the secrets of the Book.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 67)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Beware that ye swell not with pride before God, and disdainfully reject His loved ones. Defer ye humbly to the faithful, they that have believed in God and in His signs, whose hearts witness to His unity, whose tongues proclaim His oneness, and who speak not except by His leave. Thus do We exhort you with justice, and warn you with truth, that perchance ye may be awakened.”

“Lay not on any soul a load which ye would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for any one the things ye would not desire for yourselves. This is My best counsel unto you, did ye but observe it.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 128)