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: Gems Of Divine Mysteries

Now that the discourse hath reached this exalted and intractable theme

and touched upon this sublime and impenetrable mystery, know that the

Christian and Jewish peoples have not grasped the intent of the words of

God and the promises He hath made to them in His Book, and have therefore

denied His Cause, turned aside from His Prophets, and rejected His proofs.

Had they but fixed their gaze upon the testimony of God itself, had they

refused to follow in the footsteps of the abject and foolish among their

leaders and divines, they would doubtless have attained to the repository

of guidance and the treasury of virtue, and quaffed from the crystal

waters of life eternal in the city of the All-Merciful, in the garden of

the All-Glorious, and within the inner reality of His paradise. But as

they have refused to see with the eyes wherewith God hath endowed them,

and desired things other than that which He in His mercy had desired for

them, they have strayed far from the retreats of nearness, have been

deprived of the living waters of reunion and the wellspring of His grace,

and have lain as dead within the shrouds of their own selves.





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