Saviors to mankind

God and His prophets are considered to be saviors to mankind.


204. God is considered a saviour (savior) of mankind and the prophets of the different religions of God are also considered to be the saviors of mankind: God and the prophets are the saviors, the rescuers, the deliverers of mankind. To this all the religions of God testify. Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: 4 Ezra 2:36 “Flee the shadow of this world, receive the joyfulness of your glory: I testify my Saviour openly.” Sirach 1:51 “I will thank thee, O Lord and King, and praise thee, O God my Saviour: I do give praise unto thy name:” (Apocrypha) Hosea 13:4 “Yet I am The LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but Me: for there is no saviour beside Me.” Isaiah 43:11 “I, even I, am The LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.” the cross-5pix Christianity: Luke 2:11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” John 4:41 “And many more believed because of his own word;” 4:42 “And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “As to the Babi sect, he said ‘my people are taught to follow the injunction of the Saviour ‘if any one strike you on one cheek turn to him the other also’ hence you find among them many widows, orphans and widowers, their husbands, parents and wives having fallen martyrs for the truth without the least retaliation, the more the persecution continued the more their faith was strengthened.”

(Moojan Momen, The Babi  and Baha’i Religions, p. 195)

the cross-25pix CHRISTIANITY: 2 Peter 1:10 “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:” 2 Peter 1:11 “For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” 1 John 4:14 “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” Jude 1:24 “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,” 1:25 “To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 63. “Say: ‘Who is it that delivereth you from the dark recesses of land and sea, when ye call upon Him in humility and silent terror: ‘if He only delivers us from these (dangers), (we vow) we shall truly show our gratitude.’?’ Say: ‘It is Allah (God, The Saviour) that delivereth you.”’

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

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 103. “We deliver Our Messengers and those who believe: thus is it fitting on Our part that We should deliver (save) those who believe!

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  10)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: “Mankind has always surrounded the birth of its Saviors with Beautiful stories. We know of the shepherds and angels on the night of the Nativity. The Zoroastrians say that when Zoroaster was born even the trees and rivers rejoiced, and a divine light shone around the house. On the night Muhammad was born His mother (Aminih) saw light streaming from Him, reaching up to the stars; the idols of the Ka’bih toppled over and lay face downward; across the world, in all the fire temples of the Magians, the fire died on the altars.” (Tabari, II, 234 thru 5) The year was.”

(Islamic Miscellaneous, Gail – Six Lessons on Islam, p. 4)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: “Just as God is to be adored, so is the prophet, and that by means of rectitude alone the prophet who is the upholder of conscience for the deeds of life towards Mazda (God) and of nonchalance in the cause of The Lord; and who The Lord appointed as the saviour of the pious. The prophet is the saviour of mankind.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “When would my soul prevail? By whose support?  Who would look after me? Who happens to be my saviour other then rectitude and Yourself Mazda Ahura?” “Mazda alone is most adorable. Whatever has been done here-to-for by men, or will be done hereafter, He Ahura is the judge thereof. Let it be unto us as He wills.” “Mazda is the only Saviour. He redeems man by rectitude and conscience, lifts him up from mere animal existence.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 690 and 691)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “Rectitude, conscience and Godliness are features that distinguish mankind from the animal-world, human beings from nature.” “Mazda is the only Saviour. He redeems man by rectitude and conscience, lifts him up from mere animal existence.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 64 and 691)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 7. “Lord of the world, Creator of creators the saviour God who overcomes.” 8. “We invoke, Thee, saviour, as the comforter who loveth us.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Books 2 and 10)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 2. “The Son of Strength; for is he not our gracious Lord? Let us serve him who bears our gifts! In battles may he be our help and strengthener, yea, be the saviour of our lives!

(Hindu, Vedas, Sama Veda chapter 1)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “The Buddha, the Dhamma and the Saõgha Sees with wisdom.” “Let him admonish, exhort, And shield (save) from wrong. Truly, pleasing is He to the good, Displeasing is He to the bad.”

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

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: “He who takes refuge in The Buddha, the Dhamma and the Saõgha Sees with wisdom.” “Such indeed is a refuge secure, Such indeed is a refuge supreme. To such a refuge, (a saviour) should one go, One is released from all sorrow.

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

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “If he to whom I speak listeneth and he to whom I call is established (in the faith) and is knit into the communion of Life (Haiyi, God) and built into the great fabric of Reality, I will take his hand and be his saviour and guide to the great Place of Light and to the Everlasting Abode.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 18)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “I waiteth on The Life and mine eyes upon Manda-d-Hiia; for they will be my support, my deliverer and saviour from the Place of Darkness to the Place of Light.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 77)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “I seek patience only in God. Verily He is the best protector and the best helper. No refuge do I seek save God. Verily He is the guardian and the best supporter…” “I swear by the glory of God, My Lord, the Most Exalted, the Most Great, He assuredly, as is divinely ordained, will make His Cause shine resplendent, while there will be no helper for the unjust. If thou hast any scheme, produce thy scheme. Indeed every revelation of authority proceedeth from God. In Him do I trust and unto Him do I turn.” “May God save thee,”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 20 and 122)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Thank God for that! I pray God to strengthen your steps in the straight road, to preserve you from violent tests, in making of you two green and fruitful trees in His great vineyard, to the end that ye may arrive at a favor that shall make of you two elected ones in the court of the august Lord. Appreciate this favor and give thanks to your Savior that He hath heaped upon you this great kindness.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v2, p. 318)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “The first teaching of Bahá’u’lláh is the duty incumbent upon all to investigate reality. What does it mean to investigate reality? It means that man must forget all hearsay and examine truth himself, for he does not know whether statements he hears are in accordance with reality or not. Wherever he finds truth or reality, he must hold to it, forsaking, discarding all else; for outside of reality there is naught but superstition and imagination. For example, during the days of Jesus Christ the Jews were expecting the appearance of the Messiah, praying and beseeching God day and night that the Promised One might appear. Why did they reject Him when He did appear? They denied Him absolutely, refused to believe in Him. There was no abuse and persecution which they did not heap upon Him. They reviled Him with curses, placed a crown of thorns upon His head, led Him through the streets in scorn and derision and finally crucified Him. Why did they do this? Because they did not investigate the truth or reality of Christ and were not able to recognize Him as the Messiah of God. Had they investigated sincerely for themselves, they would surely have believed in Him, respected Him and bowed before Him in reverence. They would have considered His manifestation the greatest bestowal upon mankind. They would have accepted Him as the very Savior of man; but, alas, they were veiled, they held to imitations of ancestral beliefs and hearsay and did not investigate the truth of Christ. They were submerged in the sea of superstitions and were, therefore, deprived of witnessing that glorious bounty; they were withheld from the fragrances or breaths of the Holy Spirit and suffered in themselves the greatest debasement and degradation.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 62)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Contrasting with, and irreconcilably opposed to, these war-engendering, world-convulsing doctrines are the healing, the saving, the pregnant truths proclaimed by Bahá’u’lláh, the Divine Organizer and Savior of the whole human race — truths which should be regarded as the animating force and the hallmark of His Revelation: ‘The world is but one country, and mankind its citizens.’ ‘Let not a man glory in that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind.”’

(Bahá’í Faith, Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 114)