Punishment for the wicked

Punishment for the wicked and unbelievers.


188. Punishment for the wicked and unbelievers: Seems to be a teaching that is pretty much universally accepted by all the divine religions of God. If you do bad things or you don’t believe in the word of God, you will be punished for these things when you pass on out of this earthly life: the cross-5pix Christianity: 2 Peter 2:9 “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” Peter is clearly saying The Lord God will help the godly believers avoid the path of spiritual destruction and damnation. Peter is also saying, in the very same sentence, that God will punish the unbelievers for their unjust corrupt dealings and evil actions towards their fellow men. Jesus calls these people a generation of vipers: Matthew 23:33 “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?Matthew 25:46 “These shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” 2 Thessalonians 1:3 “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;” 1:4 “So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:” 1:5 “Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:” 1:6 “Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;” 1:7 “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,” 1:8 “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ”: 1:9 “Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of The Lord, and from the glory of his power;” the unbelievers and wicked ones will be denied the presents of God and His loved ones, a non physical hell of depredation. Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Proverbs 22:3 “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” Ezekiel 14:10 “And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;” Ezekiel 14:11 “That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith The Lord GOD.” 

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Wholly for the sake of God he should proclaim His Message, and with that same spirit accept whatever response his words may evoke in his hearer. He who shall accept and believe, shall receive his reward; and he who shall turn away, shall receive none other than his own punishment.” 

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 339) 

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “How numerous the souls who in former times were put to death for Thy sake, and in whose names all men now pride themselves; and how vast the number of those whom Thou didst enable to acquire earthly fortunes, and who amassed them while they were deprived of Thy Truth, and who in this day have passed into oblivion. Theirs is a grievous chastisement and a dire punishment.” 

          (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 190) 

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 90. “Humiliating is the punishment of those who reject Faith.” 165. “When they disregarded the warnings that had been given them, We rescued those who forbade evil; but We visited the wrongdoers with a grievous punishment, because they were given to transgression.”  

          (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 2 and 7) 

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 97. “When angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls, they say: “In what (plight) were ye?” They reply: “Weak and oppressed were we in the earth.” They say: “Was not the earth of Allah (God) spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (from evil)?” Such men will find their abode in Hell, what an evil refuge!”  

          (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   4) 

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 68. “Allah hath promised the Hypocrites, men and women, and the rejecters of faith, the fire of hell: therein shall they dwell: sufficient is it for them: for them is the curse of Allah, and an enduring punishment,” 52. “At length will be said to the wrong-doers: ‘Taste ye the enduring punishment! Ye get but the recompense of what ye earned!”’ 

          (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 9 and 10) 

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 61. “If Allah were to punish men for their wrongdoing, He would not leave, on the (earth), a single living creature: but He gives them respite for a stated term: when their term expires, they would not be able to delay (the punishment) for a single hour, just as they would not be able to anticipate it (for a single hour).” 62. “They attribute to Allah what they hate (for themselves), and their tongues assert the falsehood that all good things are for themselves: without doubt for them is the fire, and they will be the first to be hastened on into it! 

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

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 71. “The Unbelievers will be led to Hell in crowds; until, when they arrive there, its gates will be opened, and its Keepers will say, ‘Did not messengers come to you from among yourselves, rehearsing to you the Signs of your Lord, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?’ The answer will be: ‘True: but the Decree of Punishment has been proved true against the Unbelievers!”’ 72. “(To them) will be said: ‘Enter ye the gates of Hell, to dwell there in: and evil is (this) abode of the arrogant!”  

          (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  39) 

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: “He makes himself a viaticum unto the world of the wicked, into that world, made of darkness, the offspring of darkness, which is Darkness’ self. To that world, to the world of Hell, you are delivered by your own doings, by your own religion, O sinners! 

          (Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Vendidad) 

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “It cannot be that the consequences of a good deed and those of a bad deed, would be the same. They are sure to yield different results. The underlying principle of (divine reckoning, reward and punishment) is laid down here.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 160) 

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 8. “So when there cometh their punishment for their sins, then, O Mazda (God), at Thy command shall Good Thought establish the Dominion in the Consummation, for those who deliver the Lie, O Ahura, into the hands of Right.” 11. “If, O ye mortals, ye mark those commandments which Mazda 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) 

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 240. “Single is each being born; single it dies; single it enjoys (the reward of its) virtue; single (it suffers the punishment of its) sin.” 

          (Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 4) 

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 1. “He who instigates to, he who assists in, and he who commits (an act, these three) share its rewards in heaven and its punishments in hell.” 

          (Hindu, The Dharma Sutras, Apastamba Prasna 2, Patala 11, Khanda 29) 

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 4. A man elated (with success) becomes proud, a proud man transgresses the law, but through the transgression of the law hell indeed (becomes his portion). 

          (The Dharma Sutras, Apastamba Prasna I, Patala 4, Khanda 13) 

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “And further, people take the evil way in deeds, the evil way in words, the evil way in thoughts; and by taking the evil way in deeds, words, and thoughts, at the dissolution of the body, after death, they fall into a downward state of existence, a state of suffering, into perdition, and the abyss of hell. But, this is the misery of sensuous craving, the heaping up of suffering in the future life, due to sensuous craving, conditioned through sensuous craving, caused by sensuous craving, entirely dependent on sensuous craving.” 

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

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.” 1. Here and beyond he rejoices. The doer of good rejoices both ways. He rejoices at the thought, ‘I have done good,’ and rejoices even more when he comes to a happy state.” 

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

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: 10. “When he is doing evil, the fool does not realize it. The idiot is punished by his own deeds, like one is scorched by fire.” 

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

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: “When a fool does wicked deeds, He does not know their future fruit. The witless one is tormented by his own deeds. He who inflicts punishment on those Who are harmless and who offend no one Speedily comes to one of these ten states:  To grievous bodily pain, to disaster, To bodily injury, to serious illness, To loss of mind, will he come. To oppression by the king, To grave accusation, To loss of relatives, To destruction of wealth, (will he come). Or his house will be burnt up with fire, And that unwise one will pass to Hell in the world to come.” 

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

 Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “If right is different than wrong, then their retribution also must be different. They cannot lead to the same goal. The distinction between right and wrong is fundamental to man. Man lives under the power of supreme reality of moral distinctions and of their absolute significance. To invalidate the hypothesis would be to invalidate the life which is based upon it.” (Sabeanism, Seth son of Adam) 

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “The good will see and will be found ready, (But) The wicked will be discomfited and the children of (this) world abashed.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 35 and 76) 

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “The verdict of divine chastisement is pronounced against those who have turned away disdainfully from Me and have repudiated the conclusive proofs and the unerring Book with which God hath invested Me, and on the Day of Severing they shall find no protector or helper.” 

          (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 19) 

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “Both thine intentions and the manner in which thou dealest with the people clearly demonstrate thine infidelity towards God, hence He hath ordained a severe chastisement for thee.” 

          (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 21) 

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “Woe betide thee, for the day of chastisement is approaching. Dost thou not dread the wrath of thy Lord, the Almighty, The Lord of the heavens, The Lord of all worlds? 

          (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 26) 

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “O heedless outcast! Erelong will the breaths of chastisement seize thee, as they seized others before thee. Wait, O thou who hast joined partners with God, The Lord of the visible and the invisible.” 

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 100) 

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “And further He — exalted be He — saith: ‘As for those who believe not in the signs of God, or that they shall ever attain His Presence, these of My mercy shall despair, and these doth a grievous chastisement await.”‘

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 115) 

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “How numerous the souls who in former times were put to death for Thy sake, and in whose names all men now pride themselves; and how vast the number of those whom Thou didst enable to acquire earthly fortunes, and who amassed them while they were deprived of Thy Truth, and who in this day have passed into oblivion. Theirs is a grievous chastisement and a dire punishment.” 

          (Bahá’í Faith, Compilations, Fire and Light, p. 17)