Revelation 22: 3-5- Answering Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati

Will the Lamb always sit on the Throne? Will the believers always look at His face?

Those sentences which are colored in orange are from Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response. 

"And there shall be not more curse: but the throne of God and the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: and they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And the shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; of the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever." (12:3 – 5.)

C. ~ What a fine picture, this, of the Christian heaven? Will God and the Lamb be always sitting on their respective thrones? Will the servants be always looking at his face? Now will you, pray, tell us, if your God has a face white like that of a European or black like that of Negro or of some other color like that of a Native of some other country? Even your heaven is like a prison, since all its inmates are not equal, there is inequality in rank, and one is bound to live in that place, consequently they must also suffer (from various sorts of inconveniences). Besides, he that has a face can never be an Omniscient God the Lord of all.

Answer: One fails to understand why omniscience and face are mutually exclusive. Does Maharishi think that for one to have infinite knowledge there should be infinite amount of brain which should be kept in an infinite space?  Apparently it looks so. However, little did Maharishi realize that this space, time and matter are creations of God and God is outside the category of this time and space and our categories will not apply to Him.

Further, the face here can be about the Glory of God.

Exodus 33:17-20 So the LORD said to Moses, "I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name."  And he said, "Please, show me Your glory."  Then He said, "I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."  But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live." 

There can be no end to enjoying the glory of God which is beyond any descriptions. Apparently Maharishi’s god must be very limited that his believers after being with him for a short time gets bored and returns.

Maharishi’s carelessness in reading is again evident in the fact the Holy Bible does not God and the Lamb will have respective thrones. But the Throne- singular- pointing towards the Triune nature of God.

Moreover, the throne indicates the power and reign. In the context it means that the power and reign of God and the Lamb shall have no end. In fact, the very verse Maharishi quoted indicates that.

However, if likes of Maharishi does not understand this, I will make it easy by giving an example. If a king is dethroned, it means his power is taken away and reign ends and not that he got up from the throne. Only an ignorant person like Maharishi can understand it in that sense.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *