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A Universal “Promised One”, A “Prince Of Peace”

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Here are some examples of how different Faiths have promised

and thus expect the return or appearance of a “Most Great

Messenger”.

Islam

Name for the Promised One:

The Great Announcement, Illustrious Messenger

 

81 When Allah made (His) covenant with the prophets, (He said): Behold that which I have

given you of the Scripture and knowledge. And afterward there will come unto you a

messenger, confirming that which ye possess. Ye shall believe in him and ye shall help him.

He said: Do ye agree, and will ye take up My burden (which I lay upon you) in this (matter)

? They answered: We agree. He said: Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you.

(The Qur'an (Pickthall tr), Sura 3 - The Family Of Imran)

81:10 And when the leaves of the Book shall be unrolled, And when the Heavens shall be

stripped away, And when Hell shall be made to blaze, And when Paradise shall be brought

near, Every soul shall know what it hath produced.

It needs not that I swear by the stars of retrograde motions Which move swiftly and hide

themselves away, And by the night when it cometh darkening on, And by the dawn when it

brighteneth, 19 That this is the word of an illustrious Messenger, 81:20 Endued with power,

having influence with the Lord of the Throne, Obeyed there by Angels, faithful to his trust,

Sura 81, the folding up, verse 19

 

 

Buddhism

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The Promised One:

 Maitreya Buddha, Amitabha

“Source of Wisdom, Unbounded Light.

While not much is known about the earliest forms of Buddhism, it seems the earliest followers

believed that there was only the one Buddha and that no more would follow. Soon, however, a

doctrine of the Maitreya , or "Future Buddha," began to assert itself. In this, Buddhists believed

that a second Buddha would come and purify the world; they also believed that the first

Buddha prophesied this future Buddha.

 

Christian

Name for the Promised One:

Glory of the Lord or Father, the Spirit of Truth:

“ I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of

truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only

 

what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking

from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That

 

is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. “In a little

while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”

John 16: 12-16

 

Hindu

Name for the Promised One:

Vishnu Yasha (Sanskrit for) Glory of God.

 In the Bhagavad-Gita it says:

Chapter 4, Verse 6-8

”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.”

 

Zoroastrianism

Name for “The Promised One”.

Khshathra (Dominion), Desirable,

a kingdom yet to come.

 

Baha’i

 Name for the Promised One:”

Glory of God, Glory of the Lord, The Blessed Beauty, etc.

These refer to Baha’u’llah (Persian for the Glory Of God) himself.

(THE GREAT ANNOUNCEMENT : (THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPHETS.)

”The Revelation which, from time immemorial, hath been acclaimed as the Purpose and

Promise of all the Prophets of God, and the most cherished Desire of His Messengers, hath

now, by virtue of the pervasive Will of the Almighty and at His irresistible bidding, been

revealed unto men. The advent of such a Revelation hath been heralded in all the sacred

Scriptures.

Behold how, notwithstanding such an announcement, mankind hath strayed from its path

and shut out itself from its glory.

Say: O ye lovers of the One true God! Strive, that ye may truly recognize and know Him, and

observe befittingly His precepts. This is a Revelation, under which, if a man shed for its sake

one drop of blood, myriads of oceans will be his recompense. Take heed, O friends, that ye

forfeit not so inestimable a benefit, or disregard its transcendent station. Consider the

multitude of lives that have been, and are still being, sacrificed in a world deluded by a mere phantom which the vain imaginations of its peoples have conceived.”

 

(Compilations, Baha'i World Faith)