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WORLD-RELIGION

THIRD EDITION

BNTIRELY REVISBD, RB-TRANSLATED AND RB-ARRANGED, WITH NUMEROUS
ADDITIONS FROM THB SCRIPTURES OF ETHNIC RELIGIONS
IN PLACE OF NUMBROUS OMISSIONS OP LESS

IMPORTANT PORTIONS OF THB JBWISH

AND THB CHRISTIAN

SCRIPTURBS

COMPILED, RB-TRANSLATED, ADAPTED AND ARRANGED

BY

MARTIN KELLOGG SCHERMERHORN

No. 84 PRESCOTT STRBBT
CAMBRIDGB, MASSACHUSETTS, U. 9. A.

January, 1914

(Copyright)

THEOWWICAL LIBRARY

NOV 1 2 1913

HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL

THE CATHOLIC AND UNIVERSAL NAME

Human beings crave for the sympathy and tenderness of Motherhood combined with the stronger attributes of Fatherhood; "offspring” of the Eternal One ever and everywhere existing as “male and female” they must believe that their Parent or Source possesses feminine as well as masculine qualities— is as much MOTHER as FATHER of all mankind.

"Mere maleness is not a noble thing; it is a coarse and crude thing." From its universal application to the Diety as Jehovah, Jove, God, Allah, Lord, King, etc., all evil things have sprung; wars, greed, cruelty, injustice, falseness, corruption. Human history may, from the religious point of view, almost be regarded as a record of the long striving of the Divine Feminine to penetrate with its pure sunlight the gloom and darkness accruing from the lusts and wickedness of men who have insisted on creating the Supreme Being in their own harsh and hideous “image and likeness” and calling Him by such masculine names as those just mentioned. All who have known what a mother's love really means will never be content without ascribing the tenderness of Motherhood to the Divine Being. “A universe containing no feminine life-vibrations would either be an impossible universe, or, if possible, it would be a universe of an inferior and degraded type."

All great Religions have had, from most ancient times, a compound word as name for the Supreme Being, which compound word had the meaning of MOTHERFATHER or FATHER-MOTHER. In ancient Chinese we find this meaning in FAMu; ancient Hebrew in HA-Wah, or Yah-Veh, or Jah-Vah; Egyptian in Je-Hoi, or Is-Is; Sanscrit in De-Vas; Hindu in BRAH-MA; Persian in OroMas; Greek in Di-Os; Latin in Jo-Vis; Arabian in AL-LAH.

The barbarous Hebrews, both pre-historic and historic, “knew me not by my name YAH-VEH" (FATHER-MOTHER), said the Voice to Moses. Of the spiritually depressed people of every age, nation and form of religion the Voice says the same, today and always. Nevertheless the true Name and the only reverent one for the Supreme Being is that, in whatever form of letters or of symbols expressed, which lovingly embodies the thought of FATHER-MOTHER or MOTHERFATHER.

As shorter and more convenient—though always with the same compound meaning-Jesus, in common with other greatest teachers of the world, used such terms as HEAVENLY FATHER and Our FATHER. “HEAVEN-FATHER was the name of the One Supreme Being among the Ayran races, whence all races and religions have come, says Prof. Max Müller. The same may be said of all others of the great Religions of the World.

For the Supreme Being, the Eternal One, etc., the Name above all names, highest and holiest as well as most truly catholic and universal, is :-MOTHERFATHER or FATHER-MOTHER or HEAVENLY FATHER or HEAVENLY MOTHER or (with the same compound meaning) OUR FATHER or Our MOTHER.

In all the compilations of World-Religion Scriptures this Catholic and Universal Name is used wherever the evident sense of text and context render it allowable.

I AM THAT I AM. (Is-Is.) I am the MOTHER-FATHER of all beings, the Source and Support of all things.

-Egyptian.

I AM THAT I AM. (ORO-MAs.) I am the MOTHER-FATHER of all beings, the Source and Support of all things.

-Persian.

I AM THAT I AM. (BRAH-MA.) I am the MOTHER-FATHER of all beings, the Source and Support of all things.

-Hindu.

I AM THAT I AM. (FA-Mu.) I am the MOTHER-FATHER of all beings, the Source and Support of all things.

-Chinese.

I AM THAT I AM. (YAH-VEH.) I am the MOTHER-FATHER of all beings, the Source and Support of all things.

-Hebrew.

I AM THAT I AM. (De-Vas.) I am the MOTHER-FATHER of all beings, the Source and Support of all things.

-Sanscrit.

I AM THAT I AM. (D1-Os.) I am the MOTHER-FATHER of all beings, the Source and Support of all things.

-Greek.

I AM THAT I AM. (Jo-Vis.) I am the MOTHER-FATHER of all beings, the Source and Support of all things.

-Latin.

I AM THAT I AM. (JAH-VAH.) I am the MOTHER-FATHER of all beings, the Source and Support of all things.

-Aramaic.

I AM THAT I AM. (AL-LAH.) I am the MOTHER-FATHER of all beings, the Source and Support of all things.

-Arabian.

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