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Abraham, Christ, and Mohammad

 

“Ah, the beautiful snow is now pocked with shrubbery trying to peek through to the light. This is not unlike those of us who also are drawn to the light for spiritual reasons. That includes everything from switching on the light to lighting the planet with sustainable clean power. We desire light in our daily habits and we crave spiritual light, it is warm, welcoming, loving, like the lap of a parent to a cuddly child.”

 

If you have read the Quran or the Bible you know a bit about Abraham. He was willing to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac, to prove his dedication to the One God.

If it was God’s will, he must do it. Abraham spoke to Isaac, who was also wise and dedicated to the Source of his being. Isaac calmly told his father that if Allah (God) had made the request, they must obey. “Sacrifice me. Do not fear: With the help of God. I shall be brave.”

As Abraham(Ibrahim) prepared to kill his son, He heard a voice. “You have shown your good intentions. This is sufficient. You have already fulfilled My will.”

Isaac began the lineage of the Christians, both spiritually and physically. You may also know that later Abraham’s second son Ishmael, built the Ka’ba in Mecca, to the One God Almighty, toward which all Muslims all over the world now pray.

If you are up on your Abrahamic literature, you understand that Ibrahim (Abraham) is related to all the great Messengers of God, not only as a bearer of the Holy Spirit and a new piece of Revelation but by blood as well, through His three wives.

Abraham (Ibrahim) Isaac and Christ; Ishmael and Mohammad serve to prove to humankind that the two largest Faith’s in the world today are grounded in a common root, God Almighty. This is a very overt sign that we are meant to be unified. Meant to share with and love one another without further question!

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So, what happened?

 

   Alas, as is the way of humans, we have added, against the will of our Prophets, rubbish to both Faiths as they were revealed, and meant to be.

Worst of all, leaders of both groups have at times lied that the “other group” is a dangerous enemy. Dangerous to the whole world.

And truly individuals who claim both Faiths have indeed become dangerous to the world. Greedy, power hungry kings, imams, and priests. They have led the gullible, the loyal and uneducated down the path of hatred and divisiveness – in the name of Allah/God (English translation); for purposes of wealth or personal recognition or power. You can’t seem like a hero if you don’t have a “horrible” enemy.

People! Read the Word of God as revealed by Rama, Krishna, Abraham, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Christ, The Bab, and or Baha’u’llah. Read an honest edition, without excessive “translations” or “adjustments” or “modernizing”. Lies have been added. Use your heart to find the original Word! It is then you will know if the leaders of your churches, your synagogues, and your temples are sticking to the Revelation, or deceiving you with ugliness!

 

Abrahm or Abraham Father of the Universal Faiths

Abraham came from the lineage of Noah through Shem. He was born around 4000 years ago in the city of Ur, and along the lower Euphrates River in Mesopotamia. He saw the workings of the Creator in the stars, moon and the sun, as signs of God. But He came to realize they were just physical objects. They weren’t much different, in reality than the idols worshiped by His father Terah who was a follower of the now decadent Brahmanic Faith of Sri Krishna. Terah had named his son Abraham which meant “from Brahma”, but he and his people were worshipping idols.

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    This is not surprising as each Manifestation of God’s Will is born from the proceeding spiritual tradition, and through him (or her) comes the new Revelation and a regeneration of the same Ancient Faith.

Abraham is the acknowledged father of all of the newer existing revealed religions, such as Judaism, Islam, the Babi, and the Baha’i Faiths.

When He was young. Abraham lived among people who refused to worship One God. They prayed to idols they brought with them from India. He asked His father if he thought these idols were gods. He said he did. Ibrahim then told His father Terah that if he did; he and his people were wrong.

This did not sit well because the priests of the area were wealthy, powerful and demanded respect. Our fathers worshiped them Terah told Him. Young Abraham retorted that Terah and his fathers had been wrong. When the people were gone one day. He broke all their idols and images to pieces, except for the very biggest one, which was thought to speak and listen.

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When the villagers returned, they were very angry and remembering His admonitions about idolatry, they sought out Abraham. When they found Him, they asked if he did this to their gods. He answered that it was the biggest idol. “Why don’t you ask him? He can tell you.” Some were ashamed as they admitted the statue could not really speak. So, Abraham asked them why they worshiped these things, that can do no actual good. Angrier than ever, the people pitched Him into a fire to burn!

God cooled the flames and Abraham escaped any permanent damage. If they could see it, they would know God could actually do something good.

Disgusted, He left Nimrud and the rest of the idolaters, and by the grace of God fled to another country where he raised up a great nation.

The Pagan followers of Mithraic Faith derived from followers of the distant Pre-Flood Prophets were also idol worshippers as the memory faded of the old revelations. They became forgetful of the One loving Creator, so they rejected Abraham and His blessed teachings because they were afraid of losing their familiar idols and powerful priesthood. They also did not like the thought of treating the miserable and poor with justice and kindliness. It is hard for people to see the Phoenix rise from the ashes they have created.

(Sources of quotes and stories: Quran chapters 29:27, 6:74-86, and 6)

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The Most Ancient Prophets. . .

“Verily He is the all-Possessing, the Most Exalted. When He purposed to call the new creation into being, He sent forth the Manifest and Luminous Point from the horizon of His Will; It passed through every sign and manifested itself in every form until it reached the zenith, as bidden be God, the Lord of all men.”
– Baha’u’llah Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 101

“Sixteen Tablets revealed by Bahá’u’lláh during the later years of His life, including the Tablet of Carmel, the Book of the Covenant, and the Tablet of Wisdom, as well as excerpts from other Writings.” Reference: More about the life and mission of Bahá’u’lláh »

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The oldest reference to an Educator sent to help early humankind would have to be (as far as I know at this time) is Nu Wa known by other names in Africa. She came to the earliest forms, which had as yet no real social code that differed from the animals. I know of no Apothegms or quotes related to her efforts.

So, let’s talk about what we can learn from the most ancient quote I know of from a Messenger of God. Gayomart is the most ancient Being in the Persian Creation of Avestan texts. He would likely have been the ‘Being’ who is equivalent to Adam in Biblical traditions. The difference is that Adam’s time frame is vague. He is said to be the First but lives in a time of farming animals and grain. There is a famine which drives people to create a food source they can rely on. His “son’s” or descendants are in fact listed in Genesis as farmers.

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Not so in the case of Gayomart or (Keyumers in Persian). He was known as the Lawgiver, the Just. But He was also Gar Shah, First King of the World. He lived in a mountain cave and wore the skins of animals. There was little if any agriculture. His existence actual started in Heaven and He descended at God’s bidding to earth. “Know thyself.” Is one teaching that is first attributed to Him. There is another Quote which I would like to mention, because it is good guidance for all of God’s servants.

An Interesting Thought

“Pay heed to what is said, not to the speaker. Look up to advice and wise words, no matter who says it.” – Gayomart as told in Tabari “The History of the Prophets and Kings” 915 a.d.

“Man must be a lover of the light, no matter in what lamp it may shine.” Baha’ullah

We have it from the earliest and the most recent revelations. The same warning is repeated.

If the Egyptians had heeded these words, they may have recognized Moses for Who He was.

If Jews had left behind their preconceived notions, all Jews may have become Christians.

“The Primordial Buddha manifests countless glorious Forms” – Tashi Nyima


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