Category Archives: Devotionals

Can We Reconcile God’s Vengeance in the Old Testament with His Love in the New Testament? Part 1

The theory that there is a stark difference between the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament is often posited by Christians and non-Christians alike. Many people ask, “Why does God in the Old Testament … Continue reading

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Love for All Souls

“The beginning of the Righteousness is Love of the Assembly bodily and spiritually; in the body – here in the Assembly; but in the spirit – in the Height which is above.” — Gospel of Mar Mani 39:6 Manichaeans have … Continue reading

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The Messenger Lifts Up the Fallen

“The Messenger, himself, subdued the great sea and put under his feet the rebels in it; he furthermore sets guards over them to watch them. He lifted up the fallen, healed the wounded, awakened those who were sleeping…” — Gospel … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for Our holy Prophet

“Out of Paradise has come a Messenger, a Herald from the Kingdom, a Messenger with a dear name, the Chosen of God, the Holy Mani†, the gracious Word!” (Gospel of Mar Mani 35:1) Adherents of the Religion of Light, regardless … Continue reading

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Drawing Close to God

“Someone who is in union with God shows evidence of his drawing close to God through living a virtuous life, even while in the human shell.” – Teaching of Mir Izgadda 16:1. Some of our brethren are faced with a … Continue reading

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