As To Thy Question Concerning The Origin
As to thy question concerning the origin of creation. Know assuredly that
God's creation hath existed from eternity, and will continue to exist
forever. Its beginning hath had no beginning, and its end knoweth no end.
His name, the Creator, presupposeth a creation, even as His title, the
Lord of Men, must involve the existence of a servant.
As to those sayings, attributed to the Prophets of old, such as, "In the
beginning was God; there was no creature to know Him," and "The Lord was
alone; with no one to adore Him," the meaning of these and similar sayings
is clear and evident, and should at no time be misapprehended. To this
same truth bear witness these words which He hath revealed: "God was
alone; there was none else besides Him. He will always remain what He hath
ever been." Every discerning eye will readily perceive that the Lord is
now manifest, yet there is none to recognize His glory. By this is meant
that the habitation wherein the Divine Being dwelleth is far above the
reach and ken of any one besides Him. Whatsoever in the contingent world
can either be expressed or apprehended, can never transgress the limits
which, by its inherent nature, have been imposed upon it. God, alone,
transcendeth such limitations. He, verily, is from everlasting. No peer or
partner has been, or can ever be, joined with Him. No name can be compared
with His Name. No pen can portray His nature, neither can any tongue
depict His glory. He will, for ever, remain immeasurably exalted above any
one except Himself.
Consider the hour at which the supreme Manifestation of God revealeth
Himself unto men. Ere that hour cometh, the Ancient Being, Who is still
unknown of men and hath not as yet given utterance to the Word of God, is
Himself the All-Knower in a world devoid of any man that hath known Him.
He is indeed the Creator without a creation. For at the very moment
preceding His Revelation, each and every created thing shall be made to
yield up its soul to God. This is indeed the Day of which it hath been
written: "Whose shall be the Kingdom this Day?" And none can be found
ready to answer!
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