Question: I recently lost my child in a tragic accident. I would like to ask if Manichaeans believe my daughter is in heaven now.
Answer: I am truly saddened to hear of your loss. Manichaeans do believe that children have special protection in a divine realm after passing from this world to the next.
Painting by Fridolin Leiber depicting the Trinity.
: I have searched various Manichaean documents
for information about the Trinity, but that word doesn’t appear anywhere in my searches. This leads me to believe Manichaeans do not believe in the Trinity. Is this true?
Answer: Greetings. If you are referring to the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, that is, three personalities in one God or three Gods in one, then no, Manichaeans do not subscribe to such a belief. Not all Christians have the same understanding of just what the Trinity actually is.
Any month is appropriate for sharing the Teachings of Mir Izgadda and Mar Mani book with anyone who is interested in learning more about the Manichaean faith as it is expressed in today’s world. It is the most authoritative Manichaean text available in the modern world covering some topics not available in our Scriptures from previous eras.
Question: I was thinking about how some people were killed in the U.S. recently because of a tornado. All that destruction made me start thinking whether or not God is responsible for natural disasters?
We talk a lot about reading – we read a lot – we have several readings per day from the provisional Lectionary. With all that reading are we also studying and applying what we are learning?
His Divine Presence has provided some very detailed guidelines on the organisational structure of the Assembly that are now beginning to be implemented, as well as weekly teaching schedules for studying our sacred texts, epistles and general letters.