The Laws of God are the best means of maintaining order in the world of mankind.
132. The Laws of God are the best means of maintenance for order in the world. They give order and unity to the animalistic nature found in man and help to bring about the advancement and civilization of the world of man: Baha’i Faith: “They whom God hath endued with insight will readily recognize that the precepts (the laws) laid down by God constitute the highest means for the maintenance of order in the world and the security of its peoples.”
(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 331)
JUDAISM: Psalms 140:12 “I know that The LORD will maintain the cause. He does this through our observance of His statutes.” This helps man to maintain order in this life. Christianity: Titus 3:8 “This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.” Titus 3:9 “But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. Observance of the law is profitable to mankind and the best means of maintaining the activities of man.”
ISLAM: Letter 31. “Remember my son, that before you is a long and arduous journey (life). The journey is not only very long, exhausting and onerous but the route is mostly through dismal, dreary and deserted regions where you will be sadly in need of refreshing, renovating and enlivening aids and helps and you cannot dispense with such provisions (Allah’s, God’s statutes) as to keep you going and to maintain you till the end of the journey – the Day of Judgement.”
(Islam, Ali b. Abi Taalib, Letters from Nahjul Balaagh)
Islam: “The Prophet used to invoke Allah at night, saying, ‘O Allah: All the Praises are for You: You are The Lord of the Heavens and the Earth. All the Praises are for You; You are the Maintainer of the Heaven and the Earth and whatever is in them.” He maintains the affairs of mankind through the word and the ordinances of His teachings.
(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 9)
(ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 310 and 491)
Zoroastrianism: “Spitama declared the law of Mazda to be (for) the betterment of the world by deeds.” “Improvement of the world should be one of the main items of duty.” “Mazda is the up holder of moral order of the universe.” (ZOROASTER Hymns of Atharvan pp. 440, 778 and 780)
(Hindu, Mababharata (R. Dutt, abridged tr))
BUDDHISM: 14. “Not to speak harshly and not to harm others, self restraint in accordance with the rules of the Order (moral laws), moderation in food, a secluded dwelling, and the cultivation of the higher levels of consciousness – this is the teaching of the Buddhas.” 25. “Therefore in this religion, this is what comes first for a wise bhikkhu – guarding of the senses, contentment, and discipline in accordance with the rules of the Order.”
(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))
Buddhism: 20. “This is the only way; None other is there for purity of vision. Enter upon this path,” these mandates of The Buddha. 20. “When walking along this path, You shall make an end of suffering This is the Way made known by Me.” 20. “You yourself should make an effort, The Tathagata (The Buddha) can but show the Way. The meditative one who walks this path Is released from the bonds of Mara.” And, order is brought into the world.
(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 3 (tr. J. Richards))
SABEANISM: “To you do I call and (you) do I teach, Men who have received the Sign. Certainly have ye held to established truth, Ye have held to the certainty about which I instructed you. I call to my chosen ones so that Ye may not turn your thought away from Me.” “Thou, Manda-d-Hiia, hast established for thy chosen that which thou hast revealed to us from the book,” which establisheth order. “Good is the Good for the good, and His (nature, order) is set upon those who love His name.” “Thou hast freed us from death and united us with life, released us from darkness and united us with light, led us out of evil and joined us to good. Thou hast shown us the Way of Life and hast guided our feet into ways of truth and faith so that Life cometh and expelleth darkness and goodness (light) cometh and casteth out evil.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba – chapters 45, 48, 72 and 89)
BABI RELIGION: “Bábísm has no hierarchy, but instead aims to educate each individual believer to become a whole person, to be a fighter for freedom and the moral advancement of humanity.” “If all men were to observe the ordinances of God no sadness would befall that heavenly Tree.”
(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 96 and Babi and Baha’i Religions, p. 54)
BAHA’I FAITH: “The laws and ordinances that constitute the major theme of this Book, Bahá’u’lláh, moreover, has specifically characterized as ‘the breath of life unto all created things,’ as ‘the mightiest stronghold,’ as the ‘fruits’ of His ‘Tree,’ as ‘the highest means for the maintenance of order in the world and the security of its peoples,’ as ‘the lamps of His wisdom and loving-providence,’ as ‘the sweet smelling savour of His garment,’ as the ‘keys’ of His ‘mercy’ to His creatures.”
(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 2)