Friday, November 23, 2012

Basic Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá'u'lláh, the Sun of Truth, has dawned from the horizon of the Orient, flooding all regions with the light and life which will never pass away. His teachings, which embody the divine spirit of the age and are applicable to this period of maturity in the life of the human world, are:
 The oneness of the world of humanity
 The protection and guidance of the Holy Spirit
 The foundation of all religion is one
 Religion must be the cause of unity
 Religion must accord with science and reason
 Independent investigation of truth
 Equality between men and women
 The abandoning of all prejudices among mankind
 Universal peace
 Universal education
 A universal language
 Solution of the economic problem
 An international tribunal.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Intro to the Baha'i Faith

The Bahá’í Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all the races and peoples in one universal Cause and one common Faith.
Bahá’u’lláh says, “The Great Being saith: O ye children of men! The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men. Suffer it not to become a source of dissension and discord, of hate and enmity.         (Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 215)

Bahá’ís are the followers of Bahá’u’lláh, Who they believe is the Promised One of all Ages.
Throughout the world, people of all religions are looking for the coming of one who will unite the world. For example Jesus said; “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” (John 10:16)
We believe that the promised hour has come and that Bahá’u’lláh is the great Personage Whose Teachings will enable humanity to build a new world order. He is the Voice of Christ returned to gather His sheep into One Fold.