Friday, January 25, 2008

"...there is no satanic tree whatever -- Satan being a product of human minds and of instinctive human tendencies toward error." ~~~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá


Even though my parents (may God bless them) were ministers who believed in an incarnate entity of evil called Satan, I came to the conclusion that "Satan" was not as equally powerful as God.

That just made no sense...

Many years later, I found Writings that confirmed my beliefs and filled them with spiritual confirmations !

"Indeed the actions of man himself breed a profusion of satanic power. For were men to abide by and observe the divine teachings, every trace of evil would be banished from the face of the earth.

"However, the widespread differences that exist among mankind and the prevalence of sedition, contention, conflict and the like are the primary factors which provoke the appearance of the satanic spirit.


"Yet the Holy Spirit hath ever shunned such matters.


"A world in which naught can be perceived save strife, quarrels and corruption is bound to become the seat of the throne, the very metropolis, of Satan."


Bahá’u’lláh: Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, "Lawh-i-Maqsúd" or "Tablet of Maqsúd", pp. 176-177

1 comment:

Sandy said...

That's the way I see it too. I my own words it's that all the "powers" of evil are actually just names for the absences of powers of some things that aren't really anything because what these satanic powers are, are in actuality, descriptions of the absence of some things ( namely goodness). So, therefor, Satan is just a name for the overall absence of goodness so Satan can't exist if Satan is just a name for an absence of specific things or in this case and more specifically, virtues. Satan then becomes the synonym for something that isn't really there. And that which is the absence of a thing or power can never have had and never will have the ability to have created itself or recreate itself as God has the power to do and so quite obviously therefore could never be as equally powerful as the all powerful creator of all things.

~ Sandy

In a message dated 1/26/2008 2:40:24 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, feedblitz@mail.feedblitz.com writes:

Even though my parents (may God bless them) were ministers who believed in an incarnate entity of evil called Satan, I came to the conclusion that "Satan" was not as equally powerful as God.

That just made no sense...