And Now Concerning Thy Reference To The





And now concerning thy reference to the existence of two Gods. Beware,

beware, lest thou be led to join partners with the Lord, thy God. He is,

and hath from everlasting been, one and alone, without peer or equal,

eternal in the past, eternal in the future, detached from all things,

ever-abiding, unchangeable, and self-subsisting. He hath assigned no

associate unto Himself in His Kingdom, no counsellor to counsel Him, none

to compare unto Him, none to rival His glory. To this every atom of the

universe beareth witness, and beyond it the inmates of the realms on high,

they that occupy the most exalted seats, and whose names are remembered

before the Throne of Glory.



Bear thou witness in thine inmost heart unto this testimony which God hath

Himself and for Himself pronounced, that there is none other God but Him,

that all else besides Him have been created by His behest, have been

fashioned by His leave, are subject to His law, are as a thing forgotten

when compared to the glorious evidences of His oneness, and are as nothing

when brought face to face with the mighty revelations of His unity.



He, in truth, hath, throughout eternity, been one in His Essence, one in

His attributes, one in His works. Any and every comparison is applicable

only to His creatures, and all conceptions of association are conceptions

that belong solely to those that serve Him. Immeasurably exalted is His

Essence above the descriptions of His creatures. He, alone, occupieth the

Seat of transcendent majesty, of supreme and inaccessible glory. The birds

of men's hearts, however high they soar, can never hope to attain the

heights of His unknowable Essence. It is He Who hath called into being the

whole of creation, Who hath caused every created thing to spring forth at

His behest. Shall, then, the thing that was born by virtue of the word

which His Pen hath revealed, and which the finger of His Will hath

directed, be regarded as partner with Him, or an embodiment of His Self?

Far be it from His glory that human pen or tongue should hint at His

mystery, or that human heart conceive His Essence. All else besides Him

stand poor and desolate at His door, all are powerless before the

greatness of His might, all are but slaves in His Kingdom. He is rich

enough to dispense with all creatures.



The tie of servitude established between the worshiper and the adored One,

between the creature and the Creator, should in itself be regarded as a

token of His gracious favor unto men, and not as an indication of any

merit they may possess. To this testifieth every true and discerning

believer.





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