There is only one God

There is only one God, say all of God’s divine religions.


160. There is only one God: In the Bahá’í Faith we believe there is only one God the creator of the heavens and the earth. This is also the belief held in Christianity and Judaism as well. Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Exodus 20:2 “I am The Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” 20:3 “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” Deuteronomy 4:39 “Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that The LORD He is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.” Deuteronomy 32:39 “See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god with Me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of My hand.” 2 Samuel 7:22 “Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like Thee, neither is there any God beside Thee,” Psalms 86:10 “For Thou art great, and doest wondrous things: Thou art God alone.” Isaiah 45:5 “I am The LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me: 45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I am The LORD, and there is none else. Jeremiah 10:10 “But The LORD is the true God, He is the living God, and an Everlasting King: at His wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide His indignation.” Malachi 2:10 “Have we not all one Father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “I have testified to Thy oneness through Thine Own Self before the dwellers of the heavens and the earth, bearing witness that, verily, Thou art the All-Glorious, the Best Beloved.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 4)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “All the divine Manifestations have proclaimed the oneness of God and the unity of mankind. They have taught that men should love and mutually help each other in order that they might progress.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 245)

the cross-25pix CHRISTIANITYMark 12:29 “And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:” Mark 12:32 “And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but He:” John 17:33 “And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.” James 2:19 “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well:” 1 Corinthians 8:4 “As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.” 1 Corinthians 8:5 “For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many)” 1 Corinthians 8:6 “But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” Ephesians 4:6 “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” 1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “GOD testifieth that there is none other God but Him, the Almighty, the Best Beloved.”

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

   The belief in the oneness of God is also held by the other Holy religions of God, as well, though with some of these religions it gets a little complicated: Islamic symbol-5pix IslamLetter 23. “Be firm in your belief that there is One and only One Allah (God).”

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

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 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: “We believe in the Revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; Our Allah (God) and your Allah (God) is one; and it is to Him we bow.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  29)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix  ZOROASTRIANISMI know none other but You, O Right, so do Ye protect us.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 34)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “They are not two entities (two Gods) there is only one entity (one God).” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 81)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “Brahma and Mazda (God) are here identified, they are the two aspects of the same reality.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 483)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Thou art Brahma, and thou art Vishnu, thou art Mazda, thou art Rudra, thou Pragapati, thou art Agni, Varuna, Vayu, thou art Indra, thou the Moon.” “And when they say sacrifice to this or sacrifice to that god,’ each god is but his manifestation, for He is all gods (He is the one God).”

(Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Brihadaranyaka and Maitrayana-Brahmaya-Upanishad Part 1)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Thou art the Self of All, thou art the maker of All, the enjoyer of All; thou art all;”

(Upanishads vol. 2, Maitrayana-Brahmaya-Upanishad)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Thus action is of Brahma (God), who is One, The Only, All-pervading; at all times.”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 3)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “I am known by uncounted trillions of names. They address Me by different names not realizing that they are all names of the one Tathagata. Some recognize me as Tathagata, some as The Self-existent One, some as Gautama the Ascetic, some as Buddha. Then there are others who recognize Me as Brahma, as Vishnu, as Ishvara; some see Me as Sun, as Moon; some as a reincarnation of the ancient sages; some as one of ‘the ten powers;’ some as Rama, some as Indra, and some as Varuna. Still there are others who speak of me as The Unborn, as Emptiness, as ‘Suchness,’ as Truth, as Reality, as Ultimate Principle; still there are others who see Me as Dharmakaya, as Nirvana, as the Eternal; some speak of Me as sameness, as non-duality, as undying, as formless; some think of Me as the doctrine of Buddha-causation, or of Emancipation, or of the Noble Path; and some think of Me as Divine Mind and Noble Wisdom. Thus in this world and in other worlds am I known by these uncounted names, but they all see Me as the moon is seen in water. Though they all honor, praise and esteem Me, they do not fully understand the meaning and significance of the words they use; not having their own self-realization of Truth they cling to the words of their canonical books, or to what has been told them, or to what they have imagined, and fail to see that the name they are using is only one of the many names of the Tathagata.” (Buddha, Lankavatara Sutra)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Manda d-Haiyi (Haiyi, Hiia, God) Sublimest of beings, Knowledge of Life is Thy name, Truth is Thy name. Pure is Thy name, Magnified is Thy name, Honoured is Thy name, Blessed is Thy name And Abiding is Thy name. Victorious art Thou And Victorious is Thy name. Victorious are the words of Truth which proceed from Thy mouth Over all deeds,” He is, The Great Life, God is His name; the god of all names. (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 75)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “To you do I call and (you) do I teach, Men who have received the Sign. Certainly have ye held to established truth, Ye have held to the certainty about which I instructed you. I call to my chosen ones so that Ye may not turn your thought away from Me.” “In the Name of The Great Life (Haiyi, God). Vines shone in the water And in the Jordan mighty they grew. Ye are flourishing offshoots. Messengers hither I bring you.” “Establishing Your likeness and giving us light, Let Your radiance shine upon us.” “Arise, worship and praise The Great Life And praise His Counterpart that is the image of The Life.” (Image of God) (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 89, 114, 177 and 382)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Praise be to God Who graciously enableth whomsoever He willeth to adore Him. Verily no God is there but Him. His are the most excellent titles.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 160)

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “There is none other God but Thee, the Omnipotent, the Self-Subsisting; that Thou art God, there is no God besides Thee and that all men shall be raised up to life through Thee.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 1)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “There is one God; mankind is one; the foundations of religion are one.” “As the East and the West are illumined by one sun, so all races, nations, and creeds shall be seen as the servants of the One God. The whole earth is one home, and all peoples, did they but know it, are bathed in the oneness of Gods mercy. God created all. He gives sustenance to all. He guides and trains all under the shadow of His bounty.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, pp. 20 and 38)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “No other God besides Him existeth. He is the Bountiful, the Almighty.”

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

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “O thou believer in the oneness of God! Know thou that nothing profiteth a soul save the love of the All-Merciful, nothing lighteth up a heart save the splendour that shineth from the realm of The Lord.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 178)