Messengers the image of God, but they are also men.

Messengers of God are the image of God on this earth, but they are also men.


144. Messengers of God are the image of God on this earth, but they are also men, according to the scriptures of God: God uses a messenger, a perfect man if you will, to get His message out to mankind, but he is still only a man, who has a special connection with GodJewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Exodus 11:3 “And The LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.” Deuteronomy 33:1 “And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.” 1 Chronicles 23:14 “Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.” 1 Chronicles 23:15 “The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and Eliezer.” the cross-5pix Christianity: Acts 2:22 “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” Acts 13:38 “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:” Acts 13:39 “And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” 1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” 1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.” But He is not in the form of a man descended onto this earth; He is far, far above corporeality. Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?”

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Thou art none other but the Servant of God,” “Indeed I am but a man like unto you. However, God bestoweth upon Me whatever favours He willeth as He pleaseth, and that which your Lord hath decreed in the Mother Book is unbounded.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 67 and 72)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 43. “And before thee also the Messengers We sent were but men, to whom We granted inspiration: if ye realize this not, ask of those who possess the Message.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  16)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 110. “I am but a man like yourselves, (but) the inspiration has come to me, that your Allah (God) is one Allah: whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  18)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: Denkard. Zoroaster, “men (capable of performing good acts) who are made to succeed by the single unique (Zoroaster [= Zarathushtra]) through their different good qualities, succeed through the strength of one man (Zoroaster), exactly as it is through the strength of the shepherd that the (shepherd) dog leads the sheep.”

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “When righteousness declines, O Bharata! when wickedness is strong, I rise, from age to age, and take visible shape, and move a man with men, Succouring the good, thrusting the evil back, And setting Virtue on her seat again.”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 4)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 2. “Bring him with reverence hither, most propitious in sacrifices, true to Law, the herald. For he is mental power, a man, and perfect; he is the bringer, friend-like, of the wondrous.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book  1)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 14. “A truly thoroughbred man (a Buddha) is hard to find.”

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

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: “Brahma (God) has not been seen by man face to face the Buddha tells us. God is in a spiritual form not a material corporal form.” (Buddhist Dharma, TEVIGGA SUTTA)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “I am (a) poor, lowly man etc…” “Poor am I who make this petition: a lowly man.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 385 and 410)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Verily I am none other but the servant of God and His Word, and none but the first one to bow down in supplication before God, the Most Exalted; and indeed God witnesseth all things.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 60)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “The splendors of the perfections, bounties, and attributes of God shine forth and radiate from the reality of the Perfect Man, that is to say, the Unique One, the universal Manifestation of God. Other beings receive only one ray, but the universal Manifestation is the mirror for this Sun, which appears and becomes manifest in it, with all its perfections, attributes, signs, and wonders.”

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

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Consider equally the differences between individual men. The Christ was in the form of man, and Caiaphas was in the form of man; Moses and Pharaoh, Abel and Cain, Bahá’u’lláh and Yahya, were men.”

“Man is said to be the greatest representative of God, and he is the Book of Creation because all the mysteries of beings exist in him. If he comes under the shadow of the True Educator and is rightly trained, he becomes the essence of essences, the light of lights, the spirit of spirits; he becomes the center of the divine appearances, the source of spiritual qualities, the rising-place of heavenly lights, and the receptacle of divine inspirations. If he is deprived of this education he becomes the manifestation of satanic qualities, the sum of animal vices, and the source of all dark conditions.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 332)