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Chapter Eight

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The two categories of people who respond to God's apostles: ordinary believers and those who have received illumination. God the Sublime has the power to create the heavens and the earths in an instant. And He has the power to create Adam without dust. 'The delight of the people of Paradise is divided into these two kinds because God the Sublime knew in His pre-eternal knowledge that the people of Paradise would be in two situations. 'Despite the human body being the most handsome of bodies, it occurred in God's pre-eternal knowledge-He is mighty and exalted-that He would place one group of them in Paradise and another group in Hell-fire. Now this is the situation of the Friends of God the Sublime who go on receiving illumination. At every instant they experience increase-forever and for all eternity--even when death comes over them.

Keywords: apostles; illumination; Paradise; Sublime

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