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Well, this true believer must have sinned so many times that they "be
heaped as piles of sand." :-)

No matter who it is describing, it seems to me to demonstrate that God's
mercy is much, much, more manifest than his "wrath."

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM, Don Calkins <> wrote:

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> IMO, this is a reference to the True Believer who comes to Akka as a
> pilgrim to see Baha'u'llah.
> Don C
> On Apr 18, 2013, at 4:27 10PM, Matt Haase wrote:
> But by the same token, the Epistle to the Son of the Wolf states that
> one's past and *future* sins would be forgiven them if they counted forty
> waves while saying, "God is the Most Great" in Akka. There is also the
> Baha'i teaching of the progression of the soul after death, so every soul
> will eventually be at peace with God - but some may take longer than
> others, which is the incentive to live a good life now. It seems like a
> better deal than claiming that we get one chance, and one chance only,
> otherwise we will spend eternity in Hell. Those are just my thoughts anyway.
> "*The Apostle of God—may the blessings of God and His salutations be upon
> Him—hath also said: “He that looketh upon the sea at eventide, and saith:
> ‘God is Most Great!’ at sunset, God will forgive his sins, though they be
> heaped as piles of sand. And he that counteth forty waves, while repeating:
> ‘God is Most Great!’—exalted be He—God will forgive his sins, both past and
> future*.”
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> Understood properly, all man's problems are essentially spiritual in
> nature.

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