References to "angels" meaning prophets.
This is the Day whereon the All-Merciful hath come down in the clouds of
knowledge, clothed with manifest sovereignty. He well knoweth the actions of
men. He it is Whose glory none can mistake, could ye but comprehend it. The
heaven of every religion hath been rent, and the earth of human understanding
been cleft asunder, and the angels of God are seen descending. Say: This is
the Day of mutual deceit; whither do ye flee? The mountains have passed away,
and the heavens have been folded together, and the whole earth is held within
His grasp, could ye but understand it. Who is it that can protect you? None, by
Him Who is the All-Merciful! None, except God, the Almighty, the All-Glorious,
the Beneficent. Every woman that hath had a burden in her womb hath cast
her burden. We see men drunken in this Day, the Day in which men and
angels have been gathered together.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 45
Know ye that the world and its vanities and its embellishments shall pass away.
Nothing will endure except God's Kingdom which pertaineth to none but Him,
the Sovereign Lord of all, the Help in Peril, the All-Glorious, the Almighty. The
days of your life shall roll away, and all the things with which ye are occupied
and of which ye boast yourselves shall perish, and ye shall, most certainly, be
summoned by a company of His angels to appear at the spot where the limbs
of the entire creation shall be made to tremble, and the flesh of every oppressor
to creep. Ye shall be asked of the things your hands have wrought in this, your
vain life, and shall be repaid for your doings. This is the day that shall inevitably
come upon you, the hour that none can put back. To this the Tongue of Him
that speaketh the truth and is the Knower of all things hath testified.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 125
Certain ones among you have said: "He it is Who hath laid claim to be God." By
God! This is a gross calumny. I am but a servant of God Who hath believed in Him
and in His signs, and in His Prophets and in His angels. My tongue, and My heart,
and My inner and My outer being testify that there is no God but Him, that all others
have been created by His behest, and been fashioned through the operation of His
Will. There is none other God but Him, the Creator, the Raiser from the dead, the
Quickener, the Slayer. I am He that telleth abroad the favors with which God hath,
through His bounty, favored Me. If this be My transgression, then I am truly the first
of the transgressors. I and My kindred are at your mercy. Do ye as ye please, and
be not of them that hesitate, that I might return to God My Lord, and reach the
place where I can no longer behold your faces. This, indeed, is My dearest wish,
My most ardent desire. Of My state God is, verily, sufficiently informed, observant.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 228
4:136 O ye who believe! Believe in God and His Apostle, and the scripture
which He hath sent to His Apostle and the scripture which He sent to
those before (him). Any who denieth God, His angels, His Books, His
Apostles, and the Day of Judgment, hath gone far, far astray.
-- Qur'an: 4 - AN-NISA.
LXXII. Let not your hearts be perturbed, O people, when the glory of My Presence
is withdrawn, and the ocean of My utterance is stilled. In My presence amongst you
there is a wisdom, and in My absence there is yet another, inscrutable to all but
God, the Incomparable, the All-Knowing. Verily, We behold you from Our realm of
glory, and shall aid whosoever will arise for the triumph of Our Cause with the
hosts of the Concourse on high and a company of Our favored angels.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 139
CLVII. They that have forsaken their country for the purpose of teaching Our
Cause--these shall the Faithful Spirit strengthen through its power. A company
of Our chosen angels shall go forth with them, as bidden by Him Who is the
Almighty, the All-Wise. How great the blessedness that awaiteth him that hath
attained the honor of serving the Almighty! By My life! No act, however great,
can compare with it, except such deeds as have been ordained by God, the
All-Powerful, the Most Mighty. Such a service is, indeed, the prince of all goodly
deeds, and the ornament of every goodly act. Thus hath it been ordained by Him
Who is the Sovereign Revealer, the Ancient of Days.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 334
At that time, the signs of the Son of man shall appear in heaven, that is, the
promised Beauty and Substance of life shall, when these signs have appeared, step
forth out of the realm of the invisible into the visible world. And He saith: at that
time, all the peoples and kindreds that dwell on earth shall bewail and lament, and
they shall see that divine Beauty coming from heaven, riding upon the clouds with
power, grandeur, and magnificence, sending His angels with a great sound of a
trumpet. Similarly, in the three other Gospels, according to Luke, Mark, and John,
the same statements are recorded. As We have referred at length to these in Our
Tablets revealed in the Arabic tongue, We have made no mention of them in
these pages, and have confined Ourselves to but one reference.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitab-i-Iqan, p. 25
Every one who hath turned aside from Me hath clung to his own idle words,
and therewith voiced his objections to Him Who is the Truth. Gracious God! Such
references as have been made to Divinity and Godhead by the holy ones and
chosen ones of God have been made a cause for denial and repudiation. The
Imám Sádiq hath said: "Servitude is a substance, the essence of which is Divinity."
The Commander of the Faithful (Imám `Alí) answered an Arab, who had questioned
him concerning the soul, as follows: "The third is the soul which is divine and celestial.
It is a divine energy, a substance, simple, and self-subsistent." And further he --
peace be upon him--said: "Therefore it is the Most Sublime Essence of God, the
Tree of Blessedness, the Lote-Tree beyond which there is no passing, the Garden
of Repose." The Imám Sádiq hath said: "When our Qá'im will arise, the earth will
shine with the light of her Lord." Likewise, a lengthy tradition is attributed to
Ábí-`Abdi'lláh--peace be upon him--in which these sublime words are found: "Thereupon
will He Who is the All-Compelling-- exalted and glorified be He--descend from the
clouds with the angels." And in the mighty Qur'án: "What can such expect but that
God should come down to them overshadowed with clouds?" And in the tradition of
Mufaddál it is said: "The Qá'im will lean His back against the Sanctuary, and will
stretch forth His hand, and lo, it shall be snow-white but unhurt. And He shall say:
`This is the hand of God, the right hand of God, that cometh from God, at the
command of God!'" In whichever manner these traditions are interpreted, in that
same manner let them also interpret that which the Most Sublime Pen hath set down.
The Commander of the Faithful (Imám `Alí) hath said: "I am He Who can neither be
named, nor described." And likewise He hath said: "Outwardly I am an Imám; inwardly
I am the Unseen, the Unknowable."
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 111
16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels;
and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
16:28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste
of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
-- Bible: Matthew.