We read in the Holy Gospel of Mar Mani about the “the four-faced God.” For example: “Amen, Amen, Amen. Amen again, the four-faced God; glory and honour to the Amen, the Father of Greatness!” (34:6)
Manichaeans are strictly monotheistic, meaning that we worship only one God. There are many celestial beings in the heavens that are referred to as gods, but they are always lower in status than the Father of Greatness. When some of the older texts refer to the worship of these other gods, we understand this to mean that they are honoured, and not worshipped in the same manner which we worship Almighty God.
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