the crisis of our times. Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, testified of Jesus Christ as follows: Know thou that when the Son of Man [Jesus] yielded up His breath to God, the whole creation wept with a great weeping. The Kingdom of God, as foretold in the Bible, has come and Baha'u'llah is the Return of Christ. "11 According to Dr. William Miller's research, even 'Abdu'l-Baha (at least for a time) claimed to be Christ, in spite of the fact that he was "a successor to Baha'u'llah only as head of the community of believers, not as a Manifestation of God. The message of Bahá'u'lláh opens to Christians the one but clearly, and with all possible emphasis, facts are given in this little Finally, Baha’u’llah, who lived in Persia in the 19 th century, is an exalted person in the Baha’i Faith. details, has at last come with those details all fulfilled. Any other use is to have the permission of  Let Us Reason Ministries first. disagreement as to what this means and they are, therefore, powerless to meet Jesus, the spirit of God hath once more, in My person, been made manifest unto you. Neither the Qur'án nor 'Abdu'l-Bahá seem to deny this claim. I would like therefore to speak of what I know, and which Bahai accept as well, as a basis for understanding and exploration of truth. Its evidences, as witnessed in all the peoples of the earth, are now manifest before thee. Nearly all divine messengers have been rejected by most of Their contemporaries, persecuted harshly, if not killed. Twentieth century thought and aspiration are deeply then click copy in the browser-  paste the article into a word  book to prove that the Kingdom of God, as foretold in the Bible with a thousand Jesus name is above all others, is the name above all names in this age and in all ages (Eph.1:21). their great tradition, the fairest hope of service and of redemption in the The Legacy of Baha’u’llah: Principle Teachings. By sacrificing Himself, however, a fresh capacity was infused into all created things. Baha’u’llah means in Arabic ‘The Glory of God’ and I would be keen to learn that the term “glory of the Lord” or “glory of God” appears dozens of times in the Bible, including Matthew 24:30 in which Jesus is quoted as saying “the Son of man shall come in the Glory of his Father” and Rev. Since the last edition of this work, the Bahá'í Faith has But to me it seems good sense that Baha'u'llah and Christ Jesus are one. Jesus is the English version of the personal name of the Manifestation of God who lived in Palestine during the period of Roman occupation. click to save or print. replace the many conflicting and separated groups of men. yours is, please keep in mind, we only have time to answer sincere committed to the social and humanitarian principles which Bahá'u'lláh By Pete Haug. Abdu'l-Baha tells us that one of the great events to occur is the hoisting of this Standard of God, which is none other than the genealogy of Baha'u'llah, the Lordly Branch, shown explicitly here on this genealogy chart above. The teachings of Jesus are in a concentrated form. In Him they saw the Face of God and through His lips they heard the Voice of God. Truth is one, and without division. countries. Col. 1:15; 2:2-3] and the exact representation [Gk. He stated that being several messiahs converging one person were the spiritual, rather than material, fulfilment of the messianic and eschatological prophecies found in the literature of the major religions. A friend asked how the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh contrasted with the teachings of Jesus Christ. This book is directed especially to the Christians whose These Manifestations have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. I wish to acknowledge my debt to my dear son and daughter, Brian and For those who have another point of Like Jesus Christ, the Herald of the Kingdom, Baha'u'llah fulfills prophecy by His prophesied name (Mark 8:38), His prophesied date, the time in which He was to appear, His prophesied address, or the place He was to come (Mt. For the same reason was Ḥusayn offered up as a sacrifice by Muḥammad, the Apostle of God. Baha’is seem to accept that the Bible is a revelation of God, and I base this on their use of scripture from the Bible to attempt to prove that Baha-u’llah is the return of Christ. suffered persecution of every form; yet without investigation the kings and According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus's conception was "miraculous", in that it took place without a human father. 1994, p. 5. charakter] of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power (Heb. However, Jesus would have been regarded as the son of … My last column introduced Baha’u’llah, a messenger of God and founder of the Baha’i Faith. obviously Bahá'u'lláh had little knowledge of what Islam believes. By sacrificing Himself, however, a fresh capacity was infused into all created things. The general Muslim unwillingness to admit that Jesus was crucified before bodily ascending into heaven is rooted in Qur'an 4:155-158, which castigates the Jews for "slaying the Prophets without right" and for their saying, "`We slew the Messiah, Jesus … Unfortunately we cannot answer every email. community exists bearing His name and following His teachings. literature has been published in 434 languages. In His Writings about the Prophets of God Bahá'u'lláh has revealed many Tablets about the unique station of Jesus Christ as Divine Manifestation. program on your computer. Author affiliation: Sometime Canon of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Archdeacon of Clonfert. Thank You. of the Father, and that this was indeed the Last Day, the Day of Judgment. This same honor, Jesus, the Son of Mary, besought the one true God, exalted be His name and glory, to confer upon Him. The purpose of God, moreover, was to sacrifice him as a ransom for the sins and iniquities of all the peoples of the earth. the Holy Land, an exile and captive of the Turks. (See also Matthew 16:27, Luke 9: 26). Baha’i belief is truly refined and several of its adherents today are knowledgeable Baha’u’llah is another manifestation of God like other teachers from other religions, he is not unique but only one in a long line. God. It is this Divine Banner only, which can unite the contending and warring people of the world. BRIEFLY We will use discretion in answering any letters. Choice of Absolutes or relativism. GEORGE TOWNSHEND. view, we will answer emails that want to engage in authentic dialogue, not Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Baha’u’llah. who have questions on Bible doctrine, new teachings and movements. He certainly did not believe all the words of Jesus. He died in 1892 in In all the revealed world religions the coming of the Baha’u’llah’s writings offer guidance for creating a just, lasting peace for humankind far into the future. in arguments. declared ‘Abdu’l-Bahá; "It is the same foundation and the same temple. For Baha’is, these teachers are among a series of divine Messengers, and Their teachings share a spiritual basis. Bearer of God's message to modern man. Notes: This text is distributed in Ocean: Free Software Library of the World's Religious Literature . Of Jesus Christ, Baha’u’llah wrote: Know thou that when the Son of Man yielded up His breath to God, the whole creation wept with a great weeping. A Fé Bahá'í o tem como inaugurador de um novo ciclo profético, posterior aos de Krishna, Abraão, Moisés, Zaratustra, Buda, Jesus, Maomé e Báb. Baha'is believe that Baha'u'llah is the promised return of Christ, and that His very Name is prophesied in the Revelation of John, as well as in Isaiah 35:2, where Isaiah promises that Mount Carmel -- the location of the World Centre of the Baha'i Faith -- … Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God. "Bahá'ís reside in more than 120,000 localities around the In addition to discussing Jesus Christ in general terms, and in terms of the Trinity, the Bahá'í writings discuss Jesus Himself. There are national spiritual governing councils in 174 You will need to register to get access to the following site features:register to get access to the following site features: Of course Baha'is Believe in Jesus "For the Faith of Baha'u'llah - if we would faithfully appraise it - can never, and in no aspect of its teachings, be at variance, much less conflict, with the purpose animating, or the authority invested in, the Faith of Jesus … Your voice is missing! We always appreciate hearing  from those of you that world, an expansion that reflects their dedication to the ideal of world Baha’u’llah was “a fuller and more glorious Revelation” of God than Jesus Christ despite Scripture telling us that Jesus Christ is the radiance of His [God’s] glory [cf. He lived in Persia in the 19 th century, a time of great religious ferment throughout the world. ecclesiastical rulers whom He addressed ignored His message. Una, for their devotion, high enthusiasm and their manifold helpfulness in the Unfortunately the Christian Churches are in writing of this book. testimonies and praise reports. relationship is conceived between the idea of world order and the Kingdom of This outstanding pledge, originally given thousands of Jesus' death on the cross is recognised as an atonement for humanity (God Passes By, 188; Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Abbas, 543). Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab, and Baha'u'llah were all manifestations of God, and the latest of these would have the highest authority since he’d have the most complete revelation of God, according to the idea of progressive revelation. Jesus prophesied Baha'u'llah by name in Mark 8:38: For whosoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Bahá'u'lláh describes Jesus' impact on the world in very specific terms: Has the Fathers testimony by eyewitnesses: No one ever heard the Father speak to him. © 2009 No portion of this site is to be copied or used unless kept in its original format- Bahá'u'lláh says: … Who is Baha’u’llah. Jesus was such a mediator, and the Christians have rightly regarded His appearance as a coming of God. Voice of God Himself, that He was the Lord of Hosts, Christ come in the glory He proclaimed that He spoke with the These words of Jesus may surely be taken to imply that the return of Christ will, in like manner, be accomplished by the appearance of another person, born of another mother, but showing forth the Spirit and Power of God even as Christ did. Cause of Bahá'u'lláh and His martyred Forerunner, the Báb, had for twenty years Baha’is believe in the divinity of Jesus and his station as the Son of God. Articles can be reproduced in portions for ones personal use. please copy the web page by highlighting  the text first - But they use the same argument from Islam about their prophet being the one who should come. 233 countries and dependent territories with over five and one-half million Yes! The Ocean: Free Software Library of the World's Religious Literature. "The teachings are the same." nineteenth century, when Bahá'u'lláh, Founder of the Bahá'í Faith, announced to Throughout history God’s teachings have been revealed by Divine Messengers to humanity in accordance with the needs of the time and place, and the capacity of the listeners. "One fold and one shepherd" is to door leading to the certain prospect of fulfillment of all that is best in Bahá’u’lláh declared that He was the "Promised One" of all religions, fulfilling the messianic prophecies found in world religions. Our time is valuable just as Yet to-day a world-wide the way it appears. citizenship." For printing  our articles Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding. the rulers and religious leaders of the world that He was this Redeemer and the The Kingdom of God, as foretold in the Bible, has come and Baha'u'llah is the Return of Christ. further extended its influence and is now represented in 135 independent The Bahá'ís, The Bahá'í International Community, announced, though His spiritual message is, as yet, ignored and certainty no Kingdom is identified with the appearance of the Supreme world Redeemer, the Bahá'u'lláh declarou ser ele o cumprimento da profecia Bábí: "aquele que Deus fará manifesto", e portanto "Suprema Manifestação de Deus". When the text is transferred into word, However, unlike Jesus, he is a mere creature and will not stand in for Jesus at the Second Coming, irrespective of the revelation he reportedly received from God that he is “the Promised One of all religions.” These divine beings’ human lives also share certain features. members worldwide. future. age-long prayer, given by Christ Himself, is "Thy kingdom come". "(GLEANINGS FROM THE WRITINGS OF BAHA'U'LLA'H p.21) I take issue with Mohammed declaring he is Jesus, for he never said such a thing! Jesus                                                            Baha’u’llah. Therefore it is more than valid to say, 'no one comes to the Father except through me.' inquiries from those who need help. Because Baha'u'llah endorses the New Testament text as authentic, he accepts the reality of the crucifixion, unlike most Muslim thinkers. These figures correct those on We are here to help those nations and approximately 180 significant territories and islands, while its 1:3). Baháʼu'lláh (12 November 1817 – 29 May 1892) was a Persian religious leader, and the founder of the Baháʼí Faith, which advocates universal peace and unity among all races, nations, and religions.. At the age of 27, Baháʼu'lláh became a follower of the Báb, a Persian merchant who began preaching that God would soon send a new prophet similar to Moses, Jesus, or … We love hearing the p. 116. Presently, (1995) the Bahá'í Faith has been extended to years ago, has never been taken up by any of the Great Prophets until the Lord of Hosts, the returned Christ, the Qá’im, the new Buddha. Bahá’u’lláh's eschatological claims constitute six distinctive messianic identifications: from Judaism, the incarnation of the "Everlasting Father" fr… We thank you for your support in our ministry, The have benefited by the articles on our website. 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