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Friends of God

Friends of God The Friends of God (German: Gottesfreunde; or gotesvriunde) was a medieval mystical group of both ecclesiastical and lay persons within the Catholic Church (though it nearly became a separate sect) and a center of German mysticism. It was founded between 1339 and 1343 during the Avignon Papacy of the Western Schism, a time of great turmoil for the Catholic...

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The Nature Of The Closeness Of God

The Nature Of The Closeness Of God This article covers the spirituality of Man and understanding of the nature of the closeness of God. Is God close to human beings? If so, how close is He? Or is defining Him in terms of His distance from the creation impossible? Perhaps...

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Muhammad And Jesus Two Great Prophets Of God

Muhammad And Jesus Two Great Prophets Of God Though Islam is often criticized as being oppressive to women, the fact is that the teaching and example of Prophet Muhammad demonstrate something quite the opposite. Muhammad, like Jesus, was very counter-cultural in championing the rights of women. Yet it has often...

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Friendship Poems

Friendship Poems We have collected and put the best Friendship Poems. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Friendship has been...

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God Saw You Getting Tired

God Saw You Getting Tired God Saw You Getting Tired was written in 1939 by Frances M. Coelho for her mother, Frances Medeiros. She took it out again on the 1st anniversary of my father’s death. I got to change 1-1/2 lines, so she wanted my name on the copyright...

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God Quotes

God Quotes We have collected and put the best God Quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these God Quotes on many subjects inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success...

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Belief And Trust In God

Belief And Trust In God How Does Belief and Trust in God Provide a Remedy For All Wounds of The Heart? Lord! Heedlessly not trusting in You, but in reliance on my own power and will, I looked around in all six directions, searching for a cure for my pains....

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God Is Love

God Is Love God is Love or Deus caritas est, subtitled De Christiano Amore (Of Christian Love), is a 2005 encyclical, the first written by Pope Benedict XVI, in large part derived from writings by his late predecessor, Pope John Paul II. Its subject is love, as seen from a Christian perspective, and God’s place within all love. Charity is one...

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What is God?

What Is God? This article covers the answer to the question: “What Is God?“ Few concepts in human history have generated as much fascination, intense longing, rapturous devotion, somber contemplation, and endless debate as the topic of God. In the English language, the term God, when capitalized and singular (as a proper noun), is...

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Jesus – The Wisdom Of God

Jesus – The Wisdom Of God If Jesus is the Word of God, it follows that he is also the Wisdom of God. For where God’s Word is, there is also his Wisdom. In meditating on the various names and titles of Jesus in the Holy Scripture, we want to...

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Romantic Friendship

Romantic Friendship A romantic friendship, passionate friendship, or affectionate friendship is a very close but typically non-sexual relationship between friends, often involving a degree of physical closeness beyond that which is common in the contemporary Western societies. It may include for example holding hands, cuddling, hugging, kissing, giving massages, and sharing...

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Khulla (Sincere Friendship)

Khulla (Sincere Friendship) Khulla means sincere friendship. It can also denote brother/sisterhood, or loyal friendship. Some have interpreted khulla as penetrating into the depth of something to change its nature, or enveloping it from all sides so that it gains a second nature. The Prophet Abraham, upon him be peace,...

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Subuhat-i Wajh (The Flood Of God’s Facial Light)

Subuhat-i Wajh (The Flood Of God’s Facial Light) This article explains the meaning of Subuhat-i Wajh (The Flood Of God’s Facial Light) in Sufism. The subuhat-i Wajh (the flood of God’s Facial Light) is the flood of light that God Almighty causes to pour out so that He may eliminate...

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Ma’rifa (Knowledge Of God)

Ma’rifa (Knowledge Of God) Ma’rifa (Knowledge of God) is a special knowledge that is acquired through reflection, sincere endeavor, using one’s conscience and inquiring into one’s inner world. It is different from (scientific) knowledge (‘ilm). (Scientific) knowledge is acquisition reached through study, investigation, analysis, and synthesis, while ma’rifa is the...

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Baqa Bi’llah (Subsistence with God)

Baqa Bi’llah (Subsistence with God) Baqa Bi’llah (Subsistence with God) denotes that the servant of God regards all existence, including him or herself, as being non-existent in and of itself, and discovers in his or her consciousness that every being, living and non-living, is a manifestation or shadow of the...

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Dhikr (Recitation of God’s Names)

Dhikr (Recitation of God’s Names) This article is all about Dhikr (Recitation of God’s Names). Literally meaning mentioning, remembrance, and recollection, in the speech of the Sufis dhikr denotes regular recitation of one or some of God’s Names in the same recitation session. Some spiritual or Sufi orders prefer to...

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God And The Truth Of Divinity

God and the Truth of Divinity This article covers the subjects of God and the Truth of Divinity. The sacred term Allah (God), which is also referred to as the Word of Majesty or the All-Supreme Name in the sense that it is the Chief Divine Name comprising all other...

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What Does The Bible Say About God?

What Does The Bible Say About God? This article covers the answer to the question: “What Does The Bible Say About God?” There is nothing that anyone can know about God’s nature unless He reveals it to humankind. Without divine revelation humanity will be in darkness. Fortunately, the Bible has...

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How Many Names Does God Have?

How Many Names Does God Have? This article covers the answer to the question: “How Many Names Does God Have?” The Bible’s answer God has just one personal name. It is written יהוה in Hebrew and is usually rendered “Jehovah” in English. * Through his prophet Isaiah, God stated: “I am Jehovah....

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Love Of God

Love Of God In these bleak and inauspicious days, when our hearts are overwhelmed with enmity, when our spirits are sickened, when hatred and antagonism are out of control, it is crystal clear that we need love and mercy as we need water or air. We seem to have forgotten...