Return unto God

Return unto God.


196. Return unto God: One of the events that is promised in all the religions of God is that we came from God from our conception, we live by His leave and we will all eventually return unto God at the time of our physical death. The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “ALL men have proceeded from God and unto Him shall all return. All shall appear before Him for judgement. He is The Lord of the Day of Resurrection, of Regeneration and of Reckoning, and His revealed Word is the Balance.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 156)

Jewish symbols-13pix JUDAISM: 2 Kings “I shall return to Him that sent me.” Ecclesiastics 12:7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” “The soul must go to God,” (St. John of the Cross) Tobias 12:20 “Now therefore give God thanks: for I go up to Him that sent me;” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Verily we are Gods, and to Him shall we return.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Hallowed and glorified art Thou; there is none other God but Thee and in truth unto Thee do we all return.”

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

the cross-25pix CHRISTIANITYJohn 13:3 “He was come from God, and went to God.” John 16:8 “I go to my Father,” 16:17 “Because I go to the Father.” John 16:28 “I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.” 1 Peter 3:18 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.” Romans 14:12 “Every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “All originated from God and returneth unto Him: verily He is the Source of creation and the Goal of the worlds.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 83)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “The One Who holdeth in His grasp the mighty kingdom of all created things and unto Him shall all return. He is the One Who revealeth whatsoever He willeth and by His injunction ‘Be Thou’ all things have come into being.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 28. “How can ye reject the faith in Allah (God)? Seeing that ye were without life, and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die, and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return”

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

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 60. “It is He Who doth take your souls by night, and hath knowledge of all that ye have done by day. By day doth He raise you up again; that a term appointed be fulfilled; in the end unto Him will be your return, then will He show you the truth of all that ye did.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   6)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 8. “Ever with verses that are recognized as those of pious zeal I will come before You with outstretched hands, O Mazda (God), before You, O thou Right, with worship of the faithful man, before You with all the capacity of Good Thought.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 50)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “The gods sought to start him forth. They found him, and said to him Return to us.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Yajur Veda – Kanda VI)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 17. “The wise who hurt no one, who always control their body, go to the unchangeable place,” 16. “Likewise, good deeds well receive the doer Who has gone from here to the next world, As kinsmen receive a dear friend on his return.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 and 3 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Praised be Thou, my lord, Manda-d-Hiia, For Thou raisest up these souls. From here unto the Everlasting Abode, The building that was built for you in the House of Life.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 70)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Well is it for thee, ‘He rose and took me up with Him,’ ‘The day that the soul goeth forth’ and ‘Ye are set up and raised up, My Chosen.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 74)