SATAN DOES NOT EXIST TO TEST THE CHILDREN OF GOD

Whether you are a believer or not, what is your favorite Bible story and why?

My Answer | Rating (2)

I am a Baha’i and I like
JOB:
Full trust in God.

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ExperienceProject

The story of Job is very, very beautiful. It is really hard to reach this station, but it can be considered as an ideal lesson of certitude in the Old Testament told to people thousands of years ago.

How such an evil being like Satan can exist and act as an opponent of God? And, more funnily, how God allows him to come to God many times to present his evil schemes, and how can he continue to cause fear to humanity, after such bitter failure in testing the faith of Job? In reality, all stories in the Holy Books are only parables for our thinking and meditation, because human languages cannot express the divine truth.

The story shows to us the unshakable faith of Job before all sorts of calamities: the loss of his possessions, the loss of his loved ones, and particularly the loss of his own comforts with unbearable diseases.

Nowadays, we know that the mature humanity can happily bear all calamities like Job, without expecting the physical compensation of a thousandfold. True faith is offering our properties, our lives and even our souls on the altar of God, without expecting any recompense. Because, even the reward of paradise is only a product of God; while our reality is the real image and likeness of God.

In this Age of maturity of the human race, Baha’u’llah taught the eternal truth with new symbols, new laws, new lights, and trained us in our application with new institutions. This divine education is raising us up from our tombs of prejudices, to start a new life of learning and servitude in the realm of the good pleasure of the One True God, the Creator and Sustainer of all worlds.

THE POETIC AND GLOOMY WANDERING THROUGH LIFE

Have you ever wandered through life aimlessly?

Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is and what you want to be “when you grow up?”

My answer | Rating (1)

Yes, until 1960, before I became a Baha’i.
Since I learned that God creates mankind (including you and me) to know Him and to worship Him, then I started a purposeful, thankful and happy life.

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ExperienceProject

We wrongly think that we live, while we only exist aimlessly. We exist in our pursuit of our physical aims or in satisfying our physical desires, and we mistakenly consider them as purpose of our life. We desperately struggle for existence, without knowing why life is so sad, so violent, so ridiculous!…. Great philosophers introduced thousands of theories and still we see no ways to a better life. Why all the starvation, suffering and unbearable injustice?

I realize that I am fortunate for having found the answer in the Baha’i Faith. Yes, all is so simple:

I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to know Thee and to worship Thee.”

(Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 313)

This answer was given, not only by Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, but also successively by all the Messengers of God such as Moses, Christ, Muhammad…  See, how happy, how purposeful, how progressive… are the lives of the true and unknown believers, who have built the Hebrew, the Christian, the Islamic civilizations (yes, the true believers – not the bearers of religious names, with additional epithets such as orthodox, fundamental, scientific!)

Today, people are disputing about all sorts of matters, only because of not knowing or forgetting this divine, supreme and eternal purpose.

In all the Holy Books, it is said that God loves mankind, He creates them all to thankfully enjoy His creation and continue to serve Him and His children in this eternal enterprise of carrying out an ever-advancing civilization.

So the more we learn and practise the commands of God, we know more about His love, His physical and spiritual realms, and how to advance eternally towards Him in peace, progress, blisfulness…through His innumerable worlds. Baha’u’llah revealed over 100 volumes of Books and Tablets to teach in details the matters mentioned above and other new subjects that men have not thought of. How we humans can write anything better for the education of the human race.

I only consider these brief articles as my shallow introduction, and praying that more and more people will turn to Baha’u’llah for their own learning. And I am thankful to Baha’u’llah for guiding me and millions of my wiser brothers and sisters on earth (and also in the heavens) in this Age of human maturity.

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