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Featured Baha'i and oneness of god

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by questfortruth, Oct 1, 2022.

  1. ben d

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    There is only one absolute God, all that exists exists in God, both good and evil. The tree of good and evil exists in God's creation. Isaiah 45:6-7. There is no God besides Me, I am Jehovah, and there is no other.. I form the light, and the darkness, I make peace, and prepare evil, I am Jehovah, doing all these things.

    God is the transcendent all, good and evil are the manifested attributes, without which there could be no creation!

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  2. TransmutingSoul

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    Welcome all, to this world of our choices.

    Regards Tony
     
  3. Dawnofhope

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    The quote is from Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha'i Faith. As such it is an authoritative interpretive statement about how the Baha'i writings view Jesus, the Gospel and the apostle Peter. Why do you think it is a lie?
     
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  4. TransmutingSoul

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    A Baha'i holds trustworthiness and truthfulness as the sustaining requirements in the practice of their Faith.

    As such, I would offer, if you went to any workplace, or any community where a Baha'i works and resides and is known, that honesty would be on top of the list you would hear about them.

    So do you really want to offer that as a defence of your Faith?
     
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    It is about both.

    God in the Baháʼí Faith - Wikipedia.
     
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  6. ben d

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    Excellent definition of God. I might add that wrt "his image is reflected in his creation", one could say that since God is the source of our being, God is us! We are all expressions of God, all that exists is God, not equal expressions, but expressions nevertheless. This realization brings not pride, but humility.
     
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  7. TransmutingSoul

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  8. TransmutingSoul

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    That concept unfolds in our ability to polish the dross off from the mirror of our heart, so we become a reflection of the Divine attributes.

    We see that the Manifestations of God are that perfect mirror.

    Regards Tony
     
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  9. questfortruth

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    The Holy Bible is an old book, and needs correct interpretation. That is why there are many denominations, and translations of Bible: NIV, KJV, and many more.
     
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    Yes, so what translation of the Isaiah 45:6-7 do you want to share?
     
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    In the Bible Satan is an angelic being who turned against God and brought other angels along with him.
     
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    Yes we can make our own gods and worship them.
    The veils are too cryptic for me.
     
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    But you do know of Bible passages that show Satan to be a living being.
     
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    I am aware what the Bible offers. I also consider what the Baha'i Wrirings have offered on this topic.

    Regards Tony
     
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  15. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Non-debating member when I can help myself

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    You are already well read.:)
     
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  16. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Non-debating member when I can help myself

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    The execution of all sinners seems satanic to me. Where's the mercy of God?
     
  17. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Non-debating member when I can help myself

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    Yes, you are an old friend of @Trailblazer, and I've heard you similar things many times.
     
  18. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Non-debating member when I can help myself

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    It's what you believe Jesus teaches, and it is not what I see. But I know full well, it is useless to say any more.
     
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  19. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Non-debating member when I can help myself

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    This is a guy who has been arguing with @Trailblazer for ages about such things, don't waste your time with him.:(
     
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  20. Spirit of Light

    Spirit of Light Be who ever you want

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    I know.
    In other religions it is explained differently:)
     
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