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The Supreme Song Of God Is In Harmony With All World Faiths.

"Myriads of mystic tonques find utterance in one speech and myriads of hidden mysteries are revealed in a single melody." Baha'u'llah

"Although I am unborn and My transcendental body never deteriorates, and although I am the Lord of all sentient beings, I still appear in every millennium in My original transcendental form. Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion--at that time I descend Myself. In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium." Bhagavad-Gita Chap 4:6-8 Hindu

"The songs which the bird of thine heart had uttered in its great love for its friends have reached their ears, and moved Me to answer thy questions, and reveal to thee such secrets as I am allowed to unfold. In thine esteemed letter thou hadst inquired which of the Prophets of God should be regarded as superior to others. Know thou assuredly that the essence of all the Prophets of God is one and the same. Their unity is absolute. God, the Creator, saith: There is no distinction whatsoever among the Bearers of My Message. They all have but one purpose; their secret is the same secret. To prefer one in honor to another, to exalt certain ones above the rest, is in no wise to be permitted. Every true Prophet hath regarded His Message as fundamentally the same as the Revelation of every other Prophet gone before Him. If any man, therefore, should fail to comprehend this truth, and should consequently indulge in vain and unseemly language, no one whose sight is keen and whose understanding is enlightened would ever allow such idle talk to cause him to waver in his belief. "

Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Author: Bahá’u’lláh,

Faith Listings:

Here you will find links to scriptures of many of the worlds great faiths. Holy Books are studied and compared revealing universal truths common to all. Faiths are listed by their Holy Founders followed by the faith name.  pdf files are on the left; htm files are to the right

>World Faiths introduction: "A Case For Peaceful Co-existence". pdf

>World Faiths intro. htm
>Adam & Eve: Is Adam A Sinner Or A Savior? Search the evidence. pdf Adam. htm

>Abraham: "The Friend Of God" and "Father Of Nations". pdf

Abraham.htm
>Zoroaster, Zarathustra: Zaota The Invoker, Zoroastrianism. pdf Zoroaster. htm

>Lord Krishna: "The Song Of God" Hinduism.pdf

Hindu.htm
>Gautama The Buddha: "The Enlightened One" Buddhism. pdf Buddha. htm
>Deganawidah: "The Peacemaker" Of The Iroquois Nations  pdf Iroquois. htm
>Native American Stories. Could These Be Parts Of Another Bible? pdf Stories. htm
>Jesus: "The Son Of God" Christianity: Deity Or Deliverer? pdf Christ.htm
>Muhammed:  Islam, Muslim, Submission To God. pdf Islam. htm
>Baha'u'llah: "The Glory Of God" Baha'i: A New Revelation For A New Age Baha'i. htm
>Directionless Evolution or Designed Creation? Are there alternatives to this either/or thinking? PDF
   

22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 22:38 This is the first and great commandment. 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. ((Matthew: KJB.) Christian

Faith Issues:

Many mysteries are alluded to within these faiths. Differing interpretations of the "Trinity", "Ressurection", the relationship of the Masters to God and other issues are examined through their own Scriptures.

>"The Great Commission" Bible Study On The Covenant Of God From Noah To Jesus No htm
>Concepts Of The "Trinity" as explored in different faiths. pdf Trinity. htm
>"Jesus and God" A Bible Study Addressing Evidence Of God's Relationship With Jesus No htm
>The Resurrection Of Christ: Different Views. pdf Resurrect. htm
>Explanations of Sin, Sacrifice and The Christ. pdf Sacrifice. htm

"And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, [God] and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. [God] That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah (Himself) fighteth against them. How perverse are they!  They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only One God. There is no God save Him. Be He Glorified from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)! 32 Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah disdaineth (aught) save that He shall perfect His light, however much the disbelievers are averse. 33 He it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion, however much the idolaters may be averse." Quran: Sura 9 "Repentence Islam

Question: Are not churches doing a real disservice to their congregations by fostering beliefs based, often not on what Jesus meant and usually made clear in his complete dissertations, but rather, on what the churches themselves have edited and placed in a different context within their own contrived methodologies and traditions? Perhaps we should leave the rites and rituals of a traditionalized worship service and focus on study, praise and worship of God. Let us honor the Word of God by perusing and comparing the complete texts, and with open mind and heart, be accepting of the possibility of greater perspective, wider insight and deeper appreciation, wisdom and love. Let us stop picking “favorite fragments” as a basis of faith.

Church Issues of Emphasis, Doctrine, Habitual Ritual and Self Ordained Authority.

Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him [God] that sent me.And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me... For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a ommandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.(King James Bible, John) 12:49-50

Of God or Man: "Seek and ye shall find." Explore "Issues of Emphasis". Examine realms of "outward" and "inner" truth. Compare the "Bread of Life" with the doctrine of flesh.  See http://church.onenessbecomesus.com

>The Eucharist or Rite Of Holy Communion is examined. How accuratly do "mainstream" church liturgies reflect what Jesus , according to John and Corinthians, explains about the true meaning of the "Last Supper"?

No htm
>Be Wary Of "Vain Imaginings": A Study In Faith Discernment. pdf No htm
>A Dialogue With An Orthodox Christian.pdf No htm

>"By their Fruits" Church authority is judged using criteria of past history and performance in the world wide areana. Hard questions are dealt with.

No html
>"Biblical And Quranic Creation Stories" Are We Created Noble In The Image Of God? No htm
> "A Bible Study Revealing Truth About Reconstruction of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem."pdf  
>Baha'u'llah's "Message To The Christians". pdf  

"In the name of God. I praise and invoke the creator Ormazd, the radiant, glorious, omniscient, maker, lord of lords, king over all kings, watchful, creator of the universe, giver of daily bread, powerful, strong, eternal, forgiver, merciful, loving, mighty, wise, holy, and nourisher. May (his) just kingdom be imperishable. May the majesty and glory of Ormazd, the beneficent lord, increase. (Hither) may come the immortal, radiant, swift-horsed Sun. Of all sins ... I repent."  (The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta - Book of Common Prayer pt. 1) Zoroastrianism

>The Universal "Promised Deliverer" As Extolled In Different Faiths. pdf Promised. htm
>Divine Education: A Fundamental Lesson For Unifying Mankind. No htm
>"Uncovering The Mysteries Of The Holy Bible" A Baha'i Study By Brent Poirier No htm

Come now, and let us reason together: A book of scriptural insight on "the Second Coming of Christ". Check out this free website offering at http://reasontogether.com

"The  holy Manifestations of God, the divine prophets, are the first teachers of the human race. They are universal educators and the fundamental principles they have laid down are the Causes and factors of the advancement of nations. Forms and imitations which creep in afterward are not conducive to that progress. On the contrary these are destroyers of human foundations established by the heavenly educators. These are clouds which obscure the Sun of Reality. If you reflect upon the essential teachings of Jesus you will realize that they are the light of the world. Nobody can question their truth. They are the very source of life and the cause of happiness to the human race. The forms and superstitions which appeared and obscured the light did not affect the reality of Christ. For example, His Holiness Jesus Christ said: "Put up the sword into the sheath." The meaning is that warfare is forbidden and abrogated; but consider the Christian wars which took place afterward. Christian hostility and inquisition spared not even the learned; he who proclaimed the revolution of the earth was imprisoned; he who announced the new astronomical system was persecuted as a heretic; scholars and scientists became objects of fanatical hatred and many were killed and tortured. How do these actions conform with the teachings of Jesus Christ and what relation do they bear to his own example? For Christ declared: "Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you that you may be sons of your Father which is in Heaven; for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust." How can hatred, hostility and persecution be reconciled with Christ and His teachings?

Therefore there is need of turning back to the original foundation. The fundamental principles of the prophets are correct and true. The imitations and superstitions which have crept in are at wide variance with the original precepts and commands. His Holiness Bahá'u'lláh has revoiced and re-established the quintessence of the teachings of all the prophets, setting aside the accessories and purifying religion from human interpretation.

We must not look for truth in the deeds and actions of nations; we must investigate truth at its divine source and summon all mankind to unity in the reality itself."

Compilations, Baha'i World Faith, p. 249

One of the best websites I have come across searching for unbiased information on many beliefs is “Religious Tolerance.org” In their own words,” We are a multi-faith group. As of 2008-FEB, we consist of one Atheist, Agnostic, Christian, Wiccan and Zen Buddhist. Thus, the OCRT staff lack agreement on almost all theological matters, such as belief in a supreme being, the nature of God, interpretation of the Bible and other holy texts, whether life after death exists, what form the afterlife may take, etc”. Go to http://www.religioustolerance.org/statbelief.htm

Hindu teachings are ancient highly spiritual guidance opening doors to inner and outer truths illuminating true wisdom of long ago.  “The Bhagavad-gita is universally renowned as the jewel of India's spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead to His intimate disciple Arjuna, the Gita's seven hundred concise verses provide a definitive guide to the science of self realization. No other philosophical or religious work reveals, in such a lucid and profound way, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme.   http://www.asitis.com/

The purpose of this site is to provide useful information about the world's oldest religion. Hinduism's traditions have been preserved continuously since ancient times to the present day despite the tyranny of outside invaders. This site was established to inspire Hindus worldwide, to create a sense of pride, and to give pleasure regarding Hindu heritage. Hindus can take pride in the fact that India has never invaded any country in the last thousand years of history. This site is also meant to educate, enlighten, and create awareness of the rich canvass of religious traditions of Hinduism. It is hoped that it will help to remove some of the common misconceptions and misinterpretations surrounding rituals and worship found in popular media.  http://www.hinduwisdom.info/index_new.htm

 
The Internet is a wellspring of information from which the seeker can partake in the quest for knowledge. A vast diversity of human endeavor lies at your fingertips. Shown are listings with links to sources of information and thought expressing positive free exchange which is a hallmark of the "Information Age".

I wish to express my sincere thanks to those who provided material via the "WEB". Without this knowledge base a compilation such as  http://onenessbecomesus.com  would not be possible.

References

http://www.religioustolerance.org This is a nice link to essays on many different faiths

http://www.bahai-education.org/ocean/ This site is Excellent! I relied on it heavily. It is a large library of interfaith material.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page A free on-line encyclopedia: A great introductory source for world faiths

http://reference.bahai.org/en/  The Baha’i World Centre Resource Library.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/index.htm#section_000  Apocrypha: The Lost Books of the Bible

http://www.islamicity.com   http://www.muhammad.net  Nice sites for Islam.

http://krishna.avatara.org/  Hindu wisdom is found. http://www.asitis.com Is a good Bhagavad-Gita source

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/  Source on Buddhism

http://www.indians.org/  A great site for Native American histories & stories

It is said," Education is not only a goal in life but is a lasting life process" Here is a portal to a list of schools offering Degrees in Divinity. http://www.mastersindivinity.org. "My goal is to reach students who feel called to pursue a master's degree in Divinity. I really like your site and wanted to reach out to you. Would you consider adding my link to your resources page?"

 

 

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