You’re favourite verses of the Amarr scriptures

As someone who was raised by a culturally Amarr father but educated in a seminary of the Speakers of Truth, I’ve grown-up a God-revering young man who’s come tho understand the ever expanding and organic nature of creation.

There is no shortage of scriptural verses from which I’ve derived both meaningful lessons of life and the nature of the hosts of heaven. Here is a place to share you’re favourite verses from the scriptures and/or discussing the meanings of others.

One verse that I came across was in a very obscure book of the Scriptures called the Book of Accumulated Texts.

Bless the Lord and His creation.
Blessed is his coming and passing.
May His judgement cleanse the universe.
May He keep paradise for His faithful.
-Wanderings of the Chan as-Sunnah, Book of Accumulated Texts 10:50-55

“All things were created by the Divine, and so the glory of our faith is inherent to us all;
When thine heart shines with the Light, thou shalt know no hardship;
When thine actions are in Light’s name, thou art immortal.’”
- The Scriptures, Book of Trials 2:1

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A beautiful idea for a thread, thank you.

Naturally, the entire body of the Scriptures is of deep importance to me in every facet of my life, though I will confess that certain passages in particular have always resonated particularly deeply within me. For example:

"Only through many hardships
Is a man stripped to his very foundations
And in such a state
Devoid of distractions
Is his soul free to soar
And in this
He is closest to God"
-The Scriptures, Book of Missions 42:5

And,

“Though dissuaded, I came. Though perilous, I served. Though beset, I persevered. Though denied, I believed.”
-The Scriptures, Prophet Kuria 12:18

To me, these passages are more than just basic words of encouragement; far more than simple attempts to remind us of our duties as servants of God - though they naturally excel at both of those functions. To me, they also speak with unflinching honesty about the difficulties inherent in life itself; the struggles we all have to endure as a result of our human nature. Our Lord made us capable of truly incredible things, but we also all have to contend with the ability to experience suffering, stress, and self-doubt. These Scriptures remind us that those experiences, rather than merely being the byproduct of our human weakness, instead serve as tests of our character and opportunities for us to grow, develop, and prove ourselves as human beings and thus, furthermore as servants of God.

Whenever I feel myself most challenged - whether due to my many shortcomings as a pilot, as the result of abuse being thrown at me by less moral capsuleers, or for any other reason - these are the often the passages of Scripture I turn to to help myself find the strength and perseverance overcome them. In many ways, I believe that failure to truly understand the meaning behind these two passages leaves one at the greatest risk of falling into a life on sin, especially when combined with a failure to heed the Book of Missions’ famous command to support each other:

“Surround yourself with the faithful, Stand together, for there is no strength like it under the heavens.”
-The Scriptures, Book of Missions 71:21

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I quite like the bit of the Scriptures where the rest of the Universe is destroyed and only the righteous are Saved.

I often think of it when I’m in committee meetings having to listen to words like synergy and paradigm.

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The Lord Wept.

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“War is not hell, far from it. War is beautiful. War is divine.”

  • Grand Admiral Mekioth Sarum, excerpt from a commencement speech to Paladin graduates of the Imperial Academy. CE 23215

Ok, I don’t think that one is actually in the Scriptures, but it should be (and will be after the coming of the True Emperor, I think).

“So the Lord sent forth the Chosen,
to bring forth the light of faith
And those who embrace his love
Shall be saved by his grace
For we are his shepherds in the darkness
His Angels of Mercy.
But those who turn away from his light,
And reject his true word
Shall be struck down by his wrath
For we are his retribution incarnate
His Angels of Vengeance”

  • The Scriptures, Book of Reclaiming 4:45*
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Love your God, for He is the salvation of mankind.
Obey His words, for He will lead you into the light of the future.
Honor His servants, for they speak in His voice.
Tremble before His majesty, for we all walk in His eternal shadow.

  • The Scriptures, Book of Apostles, 2:1

A beautiful reminder that we all must fulfill our duty to further His great design, but also a reminder of the inevitable disaster should those unworthy inveigle their way into positions of power.

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“For the Lord summons fourth his peoples to the mount, for they shall offer sacrifices in the toil of good deeds; in the greatness of their bounty they will feast on the abundance of the seas of the world and of the treasures hidden in the sands of the deserts.”
-The Scriptures, Book of Laws 33;15

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"…for these were once the words of a teacher who bore the title Messiah, and they are words of mercy and grace. Follow these teachings for all of you are brothers and sisters in the Lord you’re God. None of you, nor those to be reclaimed are lesser or grater than another.

Blessed are the humble, for their reward is paradise.
Blessed are the mournful, for they will see comforted.
Blessed are the gentle, for they shall govern the heavens.
Blessed are the righteous, for the Lord fills them.
Blessed are the merciful for they will be answered with His mercy.
Blessed are the sincere, for they will see His kindness.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are His emissaries of reclamation .
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs their inheritance is in paradise."
The Scriptures, The Sermon on the Mountain 1:1-10

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“I give to you the destiny of Faith,
And you will bring its message to every planet of every star in the heavens:
Go forth, conquer in my Name, and reclaim that which I have given.”

  • The Scriptures, Book of Reclaiming 22:13

“There will be neither compassion nor mercy;
Nor peace, nor solace
For those who bear witness to these Signs
And still do not believe.”

  • The Scriptures, Book of Reclaiming 25:10

“So the Lord sent forth the Chosen,
to bring forth the light of faith
And those who embrace his love
Shall be saved by his grace
For we are his shepherds in the darkness
His Angels of Mercy.
But those who turn away from his light,
And reject his true word
Shall be struck down by his wrath
For we are his retribution incarnate
His Angels of Vengeance”

  • The Scriptures, Book of Reclaiming 4:45

And the Lord spake, and said, Lo, my people,
Witness, for I have made the worlds of Heaven;
And these worlds I give to you, My Chosen,
So Amarr shall rule the worlds of the Heavens.

None shall stand higher than you save the Sefrim,
Who serve Me as others shall serve you,
For all things under Me serve one higher;
So Amarr shall rule the worlds of the Heavens.

As Garrulor rules the skies; as Frisceas rules the sea;
As Emperor rules holder; as Holder rules Serf;
Yet all under Heaven serve Me;
So shall Amarr rule the worlds of the Heavens.

  • The Scriptures, Book of Reclaiming 3.19 - 3.21
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“Which test reveals more of the soul, the test that a man will take to prove his faith, or the test that finds the man who believed his faith already proven? If you know this answer, then you also know which of these challenges bear the greatest penalty for failure. The gates of paradise will open for you one time only; woe to the soul who dares to knock twice.”

  • The Scriptures, Book of Missions 5:14

“To know the true path, but yet, to never follow it. That is possibly the gravest sin”

  • The Scriptures, Book of Missions 13:21

“Only through many hardships
Is a man stripped to his very foundations
And in such a state
Devoid of distractions
Is his soul free to soar
And in this
He is closest to God”

  • The Scriptures, Book of Missions 42:5

“Surround yourself with the faithful, Stand together, for there is no strength like it under the heavens.”

  • The Scriptures, Book of Missions 71:21
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My word lies within all,
All it requires is the breath of faith,
To ignite the fire,
So the lost can find their way,
So the fallen can rise,
To take their place as my chosen,
For you are all my creation,
And are all equal in my kingdom."

-The Scriptures, The Apocraphyon

Oh Lord of paradise, may your name be held in holiness.
So that may paradise come.
So that your will be done in the whole of creation as it is in paradise.
Give that which fills us with righteousness.
Forgive us our transgression,
as we have forgiven our indebted.
Keep us from the temptations of evil,
so that we shall be delivered from iniquity.
For yours is the Paradise to come, your power and glory forever.

-The Scrptures, The Sermon on the Mountain 1:9-13

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