"O my God! O my God! Verily, these servants are turning to Thee, supplicating Thy kingdom of mercy. Verily, they are attracted by Thy holiness and set aglow with the fire of Thy love, seeking confirmation from Thy wondrous kingdom, and hoping for attainment in Thy heavenly realm. Verily, they long for the descent of Thy bestowal, desiring illumination from the Sun of Reality. O Lord! Make them radiant lamps, merciful signs, fruitful trees and shining stars. May they come forth in Thy service and be connected with Thee by the bonds and ties of Thy love, longing for the lights of Thy favor. O Lord! Make them signs of guidance, standards of Thine immortal kingdom, waves of the sea of Thy mercy, mirrors of the light of Thy majesty.
Verily, Thou art the Generous. Verily, Thou art the Merciful. Verily, Thou art the Precious, the Beloved." (`Abdu'l-Baha)
This is a wonderful time to be alive! In outward appearance, a dark veil covers the world. However, just behind the veil the Light (Baha) is shining. Now and then rays of Light will find their way through, like a break in the clouds on a rainy day. Very soon, the veil shall be lifted away, and the whole world illumined! This is the time when God's Promise is fulfilled; His Promise that Peace and Justice will prevail. The world is in such need of God and His remedy right now.
"Behold the disturbances which, for many a long year, have afflicted the earth, and the perturbation that hath seized its peoples. It hath either been ravaged by war, or tormented by sudden and unforeseen calamities. Though the world is encompassed with misery and distress, yet no man hath paused to reflect what the cause or source of that may be. Whenever the True Counselor uttered a word in admonishment, lo, they all denounced Him as a mover of mischief and rejected His claim. How bewildering, how confusing is such behavior." (Baha'u'llah: Gleanings CXII)
This quote comes from Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith. Baha'is believe that He is God's Promised Educator for our time. The Baha'i Faith is a faith, but not a blind faith. It is a faith based on proofs. A few of these proofs will be demonstrated in this booklet. Now these proofs are NOT the Baha'i Faith, they are merely the proofs for it and are an education in religion. We want to use our God-given intellect to choose wisely and justly in all areas of life. There is no clergy in the Baha'i Faith; everyone is a teacher. All are equal. There is no organized church per say. Each individual's relationship with the Creator is personal; and although you can't organize spirituality, spiritual people can organize. Also, there is no money involved in our teaching. No offering or donations. The Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant also offer a series of classes called "Firesides." In the Fireside Series, we take a full and comprehensive look at the proofs for the Baha'i Faith. What is offered is the Waters of Life, free of price.
Baha'u'llah was born on November 12, 1817, into a noble and wealthy family in Tehran, Persia (present day Iran). His name when translated into English from Aramaic means "the Glory of God". Baha=Glory, u=of, Allah=God, Lord, or Father. "From His early days He showed signs of wonder and power Baha'u'llah loved people, especially children. He loved to be surrounded by them and they loved Him. From childhood He delighted in country life, in trees, in flowers and horseback riding (He) spent His time in looking after the needy, the poor and the sick" (Christ and Baha'u'llah, pgs. 69-70). When He was 27 years old, He became a supporter of The Bab (Aramaic for Gate or Door), the Founder of a new religious movement. The Bab was like John the Baptist; He was Baha'u'llah's forerunner, but also the Revealer of an Independent Revelation from God.
The Bab began His ministry on March 21, 1844; the prophesied date in the Bible for the "Close of the Age". He thus closed the Door to the age of prophecy and opened the Door to the age of fulfillment. He made His proclamation on May 23, 1844. The very next day, Samuel Morse, who invented the telegraph, sent the first ever message over the wires from Washington DC to Baltimore. The message he sent said, "What hath God wrought?" The Bab also opened the Door to the age of technology. So long horse and buggy. Since the coming of The Bab, we've seen the locomotive, automobiles, airplanes, satellites, computers and much more. He was put to death in 1850 along with 10,000 of His followers being martyred. This fulfilled the prophecy, "Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints" (Jude 14).
After the death of The Bab, the corrupt Persian government, prompted by the corrupt Islamic clergy, had Baha'u'llah placed into the Siyah-Chal dungeon in Tehran along with many other disciples of The Bab. They intended to stamp out this new religion before it spread. While imprisoned in the Siyah-Chal, which was really an old sewage system, Baha'u'llah was tortured and poisoned. The chains He wore around His neck were so heavy that they left a visible scar for the rest of His life. Here it was that He became aware that He fulfilled the prophecies to be the Promised One of all the world's revealed religions. He spent the next 40 years of His life as a prisoner and an exile. He was moved in chains to Baghdad, where on April 21, 1863, He made His proclamation. Then He was moved to Constantinople and Adrianople, until finally being brought to the Great Prison City of Akka, in Palestine. There He spent the last 24 years of His life. During His exile, Baha'u'llah wrote hundreds of letters, tablets, and books outlining the Revelation with which God had entrusted Him.
Baha'u'llah is the most recent in a series of Divine Educators sent to earth so that humanity might become evolved spiritually and materially. There have been 9 of these Educators, or Manifestations of God, in the last 6000 years, which are the 6 Days of Creation; for whereas "with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day" (2 Peter 3:8), these 6 Days of Creation are in fact a 6000 year cycle, known as the Adamic Cycle (4000 BC - 2001 AD). These Manifestations of God have come to fulfill the verse, "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness'" (Genesis 1:26). The image of God is not a physical image, like how tall God is, or what color hair God has. The image and likeness of God is the divine qualities and heavenly attributes such as mercy, compassion, generosity, love, wisdom, concord, fidelity, justice and so on. Being made in the image of God is taking on these qualities and attributes. Where it says "us" and "our image", it's referring to the several Manifestations that were already in God's Plan in the beginning, who were to come like Teachers in the grades of school to educate humanity, taking mankind from the image of the animal into the image of God. This is known as Progressive Revelation.
The first Teacher in this cycle was Adam, who was not the first physical man, but the first God-Conscious human being who taught that there was One Invisible Infinite God that created the entire universe and all that is in it. Next was Moses, then Krishna, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, The Bab and finally today, Baha'u'llah. All of these Ones are also physically related on the same Family Tree from Abraham through one of his three wives, fulfilling the promise to Abraham that in Him would all the families of the earth be blessed. (See Genealogy Chart)
Each of the Manifestations comes with a two-part message. The first part is spiritual, and this is the same in all of the religions. It can be summed up in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." The second part is material. The Manifestations reveal different laws and ordinances for an ever-advancing civilization. These laws and ordinances change depending upon the exigencies of the times and places at which they are revealed.
The Manifestations all speak of the One who came before and the One who is to come after, though in essence, They are all One and the same, for it is the same Light which shines out from each of Them. They are like the Spiritual Sun. Although the physical sun rises on different points of the horizon throughout the year, yet it is the same sun. One doesn't deny the sun of winter simply because it doesn't rise at the same spot as the sun of summer. Likewise, we may call today's sun the sun of Monday, and tomorrow's sun the sun of Tuesday, but it is still acknowledged and known that it is the same sun. Thus, the Manifestations arrive at different points on the earth and appear to wear different mortal frames, but they are all the same Spiritual Sun. It is like the Light shining from different lamps. We must be lovers of the Light from no matter which lamp it is shining.
The Manifestations are NOT God! They may be likened to pure and polished Mirrors who reflect the Thought of God (Logos) in the form of a written Revelation. God in this analogy is the Sun. It is as if humanity is a man in a dark cave, and along comes Moses, or Krishna, or Jesus, and says, "Hey, would you like to see the Sun?" And the man says, "Yes! Please! Let me see the Sun! I've heard of it before, but never seen it." So the Manifestation, like a Mirror, would turn in such a way as to reflect the Light of the Sun into the cave, and then the man, or humanity, would see the Light and become enlightened. Then, one could truthfully say, "The Sun is in the Mirror", for they would view the full disc of the Sun reflected in the Mirror. And one could also say, "The Mirror is in the Sun", because the Mirror would be standing in the Sun. This is NOT God Incarnated. God is an Invisible Infinite Essence that pervades all time and space and is closer to us than our own breath and our own jugular vein. But we cannot know God in His Essence. We can only know God through the Manifestation of His qualities and attributes. We receive our Rays of the Holy Spirit by turning to the Manifestation of our Day.
It is of the utmost importance that we know through the use of our intellect what is true before we believe anything or take anything into our heart. The heart is liable to love anything, and sometimes people will take something into their heart before testing its validity or purity, and they'll get poisoned. Some say the eyes are the window to the soul. Well, in truth, the Third-Eye is the window to the soul. The Third-Eye is the Intellect, located in the forebrain. It is our ability to think in the abstract that differentiates us from any other creatures on earth. It is this ability for abstract thought that enables us to even begin to comprehend God, the Unseen. God is so great! He has freely given us life and the intellect so that we might know and love Him and partake of His Bounty! Now, whereas we didn't have the choice of being given life or the intellect, for these were given freely without our knowledge, we do have the choice of whether we want to turn towards God and His Plan or to turn away from our Creator and remain bereft of His blessings and bestowals. Now granted, a plant in the shade still grows, but what a difference there is between a plant growing in the shade and a plant growing in the full light of the sun! This choice to enter the Light of the heavenly Kingdom is yours and yours alone.
"O Son of Man! Veiled in My immemorial being and in he ancient eternity of My essence, I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty."
"O Son of Being! Love Me, that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not, My love can in no wise reach thee. Know this, O servant" (Baha'u'llah: Arabic Hidden Words).
Baha'u'llah is the Promised One of all the world's revealed religions. To the Jews, He is the Messiah ben David. To the Hindus, He is The Ninth Avatar. To the Zoroastrians, He is The Shah Bahram (King of Glory). To the Buddhists, He is The Fifth Buddha (Amitabha Buddha). To the Christians, He is the Second Coming or Return of Christ. To the Muslims, He is the Return of the Imam Hussein. To the Babis, He is Him Whom God will make Manifest. He is also Father Sun to the Native Americans.
In this booklet we will focus mostly on the Christian prophecies concerning Baha'u'llah, for we live in a predominantly Christian society. But first we will touch on some proofs concerning Jesus Christ.
First of all, what does the word "Christ" mean? Some think it is Jesus' last name, like Joseph and Mary Christ of Bethlehem lane. Some think it means Savior. Others think it means God or Son of God. Well, a lot of what people are fed concerning religion is baloney. And there's one thing about baloney; no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney. No, in fact, the word Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, which in turn comes from the Hebrew title Messiah, or more completely, Messiah ben David, which means: An anointed male lineal descendant of King David. Actually, all of the descendants of David were called Christ. The high priest would anoint the new king with olive oil as a symbol of enlightenment, because they lit their lamps with olive oil. The hope would be that the king would be an enlightened ruler. Some were, some weren't. But the Bible explains that two of these descendants of King David would be anointed not by the high priest, but with the Holy Spirit by God Himself.
The first of these was Jesus Christ, who was physically descended from King David through Solomon's brother Nathan. The first verse of the first book of the New Testament of the Bible confirms this. "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham" (Matt. 1:1). Also, in the Book of Romans, the apostle Paul confirms that Jesus was "made of the seed of David according to the flesh" (Romans 1:3). The seed of David is a sperm (from the Greek sperma), Mary had an ovum. Therefore Jesus was physically the son of David through the sperm of his father Joseph. Paul goes on to say that He was only "declared to be the Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness" (Romans 1:4). If Jesus was the literal Son of God then he was born at the age of 30 when he was baptized by John the Baptist because this is when he was declared to be the Son of God (Luke 3:21). The words "Son of God" refer to the potency of Jesus' Revelation. It's like the ice cream man. Why is he called the ice cream man? Because he brings ice cream. Not because he is physically made of ice cream! Ice cream man is his designation. Jesus brings God's Revelation in the potency of "The Son". It was at the time of His baptism that Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit by God. This is described as a dove descending upon Him. Now obviously this is a metaphor for the spiritual reality. If a dove really descended upon Him and a voice spoke from the sky, the people would have had no doubt that Jesus was the One. But in fact, almost all of the Jews at the time of Jesus rejected Him. They nailed Him to the cross. But this is how it was meant to be.
In the Book of Isaiah there are two portraits of a Messiah painted. Even best selling Christian author Hal Lindsey recognized this. He writes about it in his book "The Late Great Planet Earth" in chapter 3, in a section subtitled "Two Portraits". He explains that:
"one portrait of the Messiah depicts Him as a humble servant who would suffer for others and be rejected by His own countrymen. This portrait we may call 'the Suffering Messiah.' The other portrait shows the Messiah as a conquering king with unlimited power, who comes suddenly to earth at the height of a global war and saves men from self-destruction. He places the Israelites who believe in Him as the spiritual and secular leaders of the world and brings in an age free of prejudice and injustice We may call this second picture 'the Reigning Messiah'" (LGPE pg. 29).
Well, Hal was absolutely right! There are two Messiahs! In the Book of Zechariah, there is a vision recorded of these two Christs. Zechariah sees two olive branches and asks the angel who is with him to explain what they are. The angel replies, "Do you not know what these are?" I said, 'No, my lord.' Then he said, 'These are the TWO ANOINTED who stand by the Lord of the whole earth'" (Zech. 4:13-14). So here Zechariah sees a vision of the two Christs: Anointed male lineal descendants of king David. And not only that, but he sees Them standing by the Lord of the whole earth, which is God! This shows that neither of these Ones are God themselves.
It's obvious that Jesus fits the description of "the Suffering Messiah". He was rejected and died for the sins of the people. Now sin comes from an archery term that means "to miss the mark". The mark people were missing is that they were worshipping people in place of the One True God, so God had the Perfect Man die to show that no man is God. The people are still in their sins (missing the mark) today. Jesus also fulfills many prophecies in the Bible to be the Promised One. He was prophesied by the Name that he would come in, the Address where he would be found, the exact Date of both His baptism and His crucifixion, and the Mission which He would perform. This is called the Golden Criteria. It's the calling card for the Promised Ones. All of these prophecies are discussed in full detail in the Fireside Classes.
How about "the Reigning Messiah"? Well, Jesus points the way here. He tells us His name. Jesus said, "For whosoever is ashamed of me and of 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 (Baha'u'llah) with the holy angels" (Mark 8:38). Jesus didn't speak English. He spoke a Galilean dialect of Aramaic. What is translated into English as "Glory of the Father", was spoken by Jesus as "Baha'u'llah". Baha=Glory, u=of, Allah=God, Lord, or Father. This is only one of many, many times that Baha'u'llah is prophesied of by name in the Bible. Baha'u'llah too was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit when He was in the Siyah-Chal dungeon in Tehran. He had a vision of a Heavenly Maiden much like the descent of the dove in regards to Jesus:
"While engulfed in tribulations I heard a most wondrous, a most sweet voice, calling above My head. Turning My face, I beheld a Maiden - the embodiment of the remembrance of the name of My Lord - suspended in the air before Me. So rejoiced was she in her very soul that her countenance shone with the ornament of the good-pleasure of God, and her cheeks glowed with the brightness of the All-Merciful. Betwixt earth and heaven she was raising a call which captivated the hearts and minds of men. She was imparting to both My inward and outer being tidings which rejoiced My soul, and he souls of God's honored servants. Pointing with her finger unto My head, she addressed all who are in heaven and all who are on earth, saying: 'By God! This is the Best-Beloved of the worlds, and yet ye comprehend not. This is the Beauty of God amongst you, and the power of His sovereignty within you, could ye but understand. This is the Mystery of God and His Treasure, the Cause of God and His glory unto all who are in the kingdoms of Revelation and of creation, if ye be of them that perceive." (God Passes By pg. 101-102)
Baha'u'llah also fulfills the Golden Criteria, coming in the prophesied Name, Address, Date and Mission from the Bible. He brings God's Revelation in the potency of "The Father". He is also a descendant of David, but unlike Jesus, Baha'u'llah was descended from the throne line and actually sat upon the throne of David. This is why Jesus said "My kingship is not of this world" (John 18:36). He knew that within the scriptures there were prophecies for the Reigning Messiah who would actually be seated upon the throne of David. Jesus taught His disciples to pray, "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven." (Matt. 6:9-10)
Jesus was the Herald of the coming Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. This is a real Kingdom with laws, subjects and a king. Baha'u'llah brought God's Plan for this Kingdom in the form of a Universal House of Justice that would settle all of the disputes of the world so that there might be peace. But peace with justice, for peace without justice is tyranny! Baha'u'llah is prophesied of in Isaiah where it says:
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called 'Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.' Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for evermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this." (Isaiah 9:6-7)
This quote is probably familiar to most. This passage is read in Christian churches on Christmas Day referring to Jesus. But the only parts of this prophecy that could refer to Jesus are that He was a son and that He was born. The rest can in no way refer to Him. Baha'u'llah was born into a noble family. His father was a Vizier (governor). The only thing Jesus ever said about government was "render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's" (Matt. 22:21). Baha'u'llah has brought an entire world government in blueprint form outlining the progression of an entire new world civilization! Jesus was the "Son", not the "Father". Baha'u'llah means "Glory of the Father". Jesus said, "Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth, I have not come to bring peace, but a sword" (Matt. 10:34). If Jesus was the "Prince of Peace", then He was the biggest failure in history, because we've had nothing but war ever since. Baha'u'llah was a prince and also brought God's Plan for peace and justice. Also, Baha'u'llah literally sat "upon the throne of David." His father sat upon the throne of David, as did His father's father. In fact, from Baha'u'llah, there is an unbroken chain of father to son descendants all the way back to King David himself. (See Genealogy Chart)
God made a Promise to King David that his lineage and throne would endure for ever. God never makes a promise but that He keeps it. This promise, or covenant, is recorded in Psalms 89 as well as in the book of Jeremiah:
"I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant: 'I will establish your descendants for ever, and build your throne for all generations.'" (Psalms 89:3-4)
"For thus says the Lord: David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel." (Jeremiah 33:17)
Here we confirm that the Davidic Kingship will never come to an end. Baha'u'llah is the Second Coming of Christ, seated upon the throne of David! Most Christians do not understand the importance of the genealogy of David so they are not looking for the Second Christ. They are looking up into the air for the same Jesus Christ of 2000 years ago to float down, very much like the Jews were expecting Elijah to come streaking down from the sky in a flaming chariot and just point at the Messiah and say, "He's the One." Well, Elijah did return, but not in the manner that the Jews were expecting. You see, God doesn't fulfill the people's expectations, He fulfills prophecy.
When Jesus sent his disciples out to teach the Jews that He was the Messiah, the scribes told the disciples that Jesus couldn't possibly be the Messiah, because Elijah hadn't returned yet. In the Book of Malachi it says that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes. According to the second chapter of the Second Book of Kings, Elijah ascended into heaven in a flaming chariot. Jesus told His disciples that John the Baptist was Elijah. "If you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah" (Matt. 11:14). The Pharisees went to John and asked him, 'Are you Elijah?' and he said 'I am not' (John 1:21), meaning that he wasn't the same physical person. Jesus was looking at the light and not the lamp. Say you have two lamps with the same bulbs in them. If you turn one on and look at it, then turn it off and turn the other one on, the light is the same. Elijah was living in the desert, wearing a camel's hair coat, eating locusts and honey and telling the people to repent and prepare the way of the Lord. Nine hundred years later, here comes John the Baptist, walking in the same desert, eating the same kinds of food, and telling the people to repent and return to the Lord. They both had the same message but were two different people. Same light, different lamps. This is what "Return" means. Today, the Christians are making the exact same mistake the Jews made.
People generally have lots of weeds in their gardens upstairs. Most of the beliefs people have concerning religion are weeds. They must be uprooted, because the weeds are for the fire! It is a tragedy how most religions have become so corrupted by man that now only the outward form remains. The word Religion comes from the Latin word "Religio", which means "To bind together". The word ligament is derived from this, as the ligaments bind the muscle to the bone so the body can function. So religion is here to unite the people, not to divide. But all we see in the world today are religiously based wars and conflicts. So much blood shed in the name of religion. By God! If a religion becomes the cause of war and hatred, it would be better not to have that religion!
Christ has returned in "the Glory of the Father" and has brought God's Plan to end war and to establish peace and justice. He laid out the blueprint for a world spiritual government to unite the world. Unity within Diversity. At its center is The Universal House of Justice with the Davidic King as its Head or President. This Davidic King has a vote of one and no veto power. He is merely the "Sign" which distinguishes the True House of Justice from all fakes, frauds and imitations. This House of Justice, or House of the Lord, is spoken of in the second chapter of Isaiah:
"It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.' For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." (Isaiah 2:2-4)
The "latter days" are now. This "house of the Lord" being "established as the highest of the mountains" is a spiritual height. "All the nations shall flow to it" means that it will be represented by all of the nations of the earth. "Zion" is symbolic of where David's throne is located, because the Davidic King is the Head of the Body.
Baha'u'llah, in His Kitab-i-Ahd (Book of the Covenant), continued the Davidic Kingship through His son, `Abdu'l-Baha, known as The Most Great Branch (Ghusn), who is the Exemplar of the Baha'i Faith and Baha'u'llah's physical and spiritual successor, who He made the Center of the Covenant. The line of King David and his genealogy will continue forever through Baha'u'llah through his son, Abdu'l-Baha, only. It is through this one line of Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha alone that the lineage of King David continues forever as the presidents of the Universal House of Justice seated upon the throne of David.
`Abdu'l-Baha came to America in the early 1900's to teach the Faith and spend time with the American believers. Abdu'l-Baha continued the Davidic Kingship through his son, who in turn passed this on to Abdu'l-Baha's grandson, who in turn passed this on to his son, Abdu'l-Baha's great-grandson who is an American citizen, who inherited the Davidic Kingship on April 11, 1994.
All of Baha'u'llah's and Abdu'l-Baha's descendants that are seated on the throne of David are called "Aghsan", which is Persian for "Branches", (see Jer. 23:5 Moffatt's; Zech 3:8, KJV; and Will and Testament, page 15).
`Abdu'l-Baha penned His Sacred Will & Testament, which together with Baha'u'llah's Kitab-i-Ahd forms the Baha'i Holy Book and the Charter for the World Order of Baha'u'llah. This is the Covenant of God, which is like a shelter and stronghold for the people of the world. This Covenant is The Tree of Life, and the 12 principles of the Baha'i Faith are the fruits of that Tree.
1. The Oneness Of Humanity
2. The Unfettered Independent Investigation Of Truth
3. Religion Is Progressive, With All Having A Common Foundation
4. The Essential Harmony Of Science And Religion
5. Religion Is The Cause Of Unity
6. Equality Of Men And Women
7. Elimination Of Prejudice Of All Kinds
8. Universal Compulsory Education
9. A Spiritual Solution For The Economic Problem
10. A Universal Auxiliary Language
11. Universal Peace Upheld By Spiritual World Government
12. A Universal House Of Justice, With A Davidic King As Its President
There have been three attempts in the past to implement Baha'u'llah's plan for a Universal House of Justice.
Czar Nicholas II of Russia made the first attempt in the late 1800's. He had many of Baha'u'llah's principle writings translated into Russian and had studied the Plan for the UHJ. At the first Hague Peace Conference in 1899, the Czar proposed the idea to have a World Court represented by all of the nations to solve the difficult problems of the world. Those present thought it was a wonderful idea and they eulogized the Czar so much that it all went to his head and he failed to proclaim Baha'u'llah, the Author of this wondrous Plan. Because he failed to do this, the World Court became very secular and we had WWI.
American President Woodrow Wilson made the next attempt. Wilson's daughter was a Baha'i, and many of Baha'u'llah's works outlining the UHJ were in the White House library, which he had studied. He decided to try to form the League of Nations, but couldn't get the U.S. to join, so all of the nations weren't represented, and again Baha'u'llah was not proclaimed, so this body also became very secular and didn't solve anything and we had WWII.
Finally we come to Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). He and his wife, Eleanor, were secretly Baha'is. They attended fireside classes for three years in the home of a Baha'i physician in Washington DC. FDR became very deepened in the Faith and wanted to form the United Nations. The atom bomb was very near to being perfected at that time. His plan was to call the heads of state to the Nevada proving ground, explode a nuclear device, proclaim Baha'u'llah, and give this bomb to the UN so that all of the nations could simultaneously disarm. Well, Roosevelt died before he had the chance to do this, and when Harry Truman stepped into office, and they asked him if he'd follow through with FDR's plan, he said, "Hell no, we've got the bomb the other nations can dance to our tune!" So now the UN is completely secular and solves nothing! It is a house of Injustice! We're going to have WWIII.
All throughout the world there is war, war, war! All that we see in the Middle East is fighting and bloodshed. Palestine and Israel are in constant conflict. The whole area is like a ticking time-bomb. Only God knows when it'll blow.
Meanwhile, George W. Bush is going ahead with the plan to assassinate Saddam Hussein. Well, Nostradamus prophesied that when Saddam is killed, that a great destruction would be released, and that the New City (New York) would be destroyed. The Book of Revelation speaks of the Four Winds of Destruction that are to be released from the Great River Euphrates, which runs right through Saddam's back yard in Baghdad, where Baha'u'llah made His proclamation. Also, Saddam believes that he is the reincarnation of King Nebuchadnezzar, who took the Jews into captivity. The UN building in New York will be nuked after Saddam is killed. The Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant have been warning the people about these things for years and years and years. Let those who have eyes to see, see. Let those who have ears to hear, hear.
"O ye peoples of the world! Know, verily, that an unforeseen calamity is following you, and that grievous retribution awaiteth you. Think not the deeds ye have committed have been blotted from My sight. By My beauty! All your doings hath My Pen graven with open characters upon tablets of chrysolite." (Baha'u'llah: Gleanings CIV)
The leaders of the world are leading us right into Armageddon, during which there will be One Hour of Thermonuclear War in which One Third of humankind will be destroyed. This will be followed by a meteor entering the earth's atmosphere and plummeting into the Mediterranean. Next, there will be a huge earthquake, followed by the earth's crust shifting. This is found in all of the world's religions. The Hopi Indians call it "The Great Purification."
"The world is in travail, and its agitation waxeth day by day. Its face is turned towards waywardness and unbelief. Such shall be its plight, that to disclose it now would not be meet and seemly. Its perversity will long continue. And when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which shall cause the limbs of mankind to quake. Then, and only then, will the Divine Standard be unfurled, and the Nightingale of Paradise warble its melody." (Baha'u'llah: Gleanings LXI)
This prophecy from Baha'u'llah refers to nothing less than the collapse of the World Trade Towers in New York City (see Isaiah 30:25). This attack, which occurred on September 11, 2001, was predicted by us that are firm in the Covenant over a year before it happened by using the intellect to understand prophecies in the Bible and the dates that are enshrined therein.
In the Book of Matthew we read, "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father ONLY" (Matt. 24:36, RSV). Baha'u'llah is "the Father." The word "ONLY" in Greek is MONOS, where M = 40 and O = 70 and N = 50, O = 70, and S (called stigma in Greek) = 6. Thus MONOS is 40 + 70 + 50 + 70 + 6 which is 40 + 190 + 6 which equals a total of 236. From the time that the Arch-Violator of God's Covenant, Ruhiyyih Khanum, was struck down and died on January 18, 2000, to September 11, 2000, there are these 236 prophesied of days. We then come to "that day" which is one year, or September 11, 2001! The Bible confirms that "each day is as ONE YEAR" (Ezekiel 4:6, Numbers 14:34). The "hour" is the hour that the Trade Towers were hit and collapsed.
Not only this, but the Baha'is have a perfect track record for these prophesies all throughout the 90's referring to different attacks on New York beginning with the first Trade Tower bombing on February 26, 1993. Refer to Prophecies of Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha concerning the Global Catastrophe for more on this subject. These attacks on New York City will culminate in its complete and utter destruction when the UN building is nuked.
These dates are NOT what the Baha'i Faith is all about. They are merely signs that what we have found here is the Truth. And they are warnings, or bumps on the head for humanity to WAKE UP! The Promised Redeemer of The Whole World Has Come!
Something much more important than the destruction of the Trade Towers happened at 9-11: -- the "Divine Standard" of the Genealogy of Baha'u'llah was unfurled for the first time on the World Wide Web in the year "Mustaghath," prophesied by Baha'u'llah, which is numerically 2001. This Genealogy has the names of every one of Baha'u'llah's ancestors back to King David, showing that He fulfills the prophecies for the Second Coming of Christ: An anointed male lineal descendant of King David. It also shows how all of the Manifestations of God are physically related on the same Family Tree from Abraham through one of his three wives, and how They are All truly One in Essence. This Divine Standard is in the shape and form of the human body, representing the One Body of Humanity.
"Regard the world as the human body which, though at its creation whole and perfect, hath been afflicted, through various causes, with grave disorders and maladies. Not for one day did it gain ease, nay its sickness waxed more severe, as it fell under the treatment of ignorant physicians, who gave full rein to their personal desires, and have erred grievously That which the Lord hath ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument for the healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one universal Cause, one common Faith. This can in no wise be achieved except through the power of a skilled, an all-powerful and inspired Physician. This, verily, is the truth, and all else naught but error." (Baha'u'llah: Gleanings CXX)
Baha'u'llah's UHJ is now firmly established in it's first stage right here in the United States of America in the Rocky Mountains with the Davidic King seated as President. This is the New Jerusalem. The message of this Kingdom will soon be projected through the media to the rest of the world, coinciding with world events. When this happens, the Christian clergy in this country will unite against God's Plan and against the Davidic King because they will view him as the Antichrist. This is because the mainstream Christian world has been duped. They've been taught false doctrines about the Antichrist. They believe it will be one man who will come at the height of a global war to set up a world government and enslave the peoples of the earth. They've all been hoodwinked, bamboozled, and cheated. What do the prophecies say about the Antichrist? There are actually only three passages in the entire Bible that even mention the word antichrist.
"Children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out, that it might be plain that they all are not of us." (1 John 2:18-19)
"By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. This is the spirit of antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and now it is in the world already." (1 John 4:2-3)
"For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist." (2 John 7)
That's it. Those are the only places that antichrist is spoken of. So what can we learn from these passages? Well, first of all, it says that there were already many antichrists alive at the time of John. They were of the Christians, meaning that they were once Christians, but they went out, meaning that they left the community. We also find that it is those who don't acknowledge Jesus coming in the flesh that are the antichrists. Well what does Christ mean again? An anointed male lineal descendant of King David. Anti is another word for Against. So those who are Against Christ are those who are against Jesus being a lineal (sperma) descendant of King David. Most of the Christian world denies that Joseph is Jesus' physical father. This is because they've deified Jesus. The early church didn't believe Jesus was God. Jesus even said, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone" (Mark 10:18). It is those who are against Jesus being physically descended from David through His father Joseph that are the antichrists. Also, any that are against Baha'u'llah and his descendants are also of this same spirit.
This booklet really only scratches the surface. We're only catching a glimpse behind the veil. There is so much more to be discovered for those who are willing to Investigate, Investigate, Investigate! These catastrophes, which are upon us, are not the most important part of the Message. They are merely the bump on the head. The real Message is that The Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven is a reality. Right now the world economic system is in the form of a Beast, but a Beast which is dying. It is struggling to cause as much damage as it can before it is vanquished. The death pangs of The Beast are the birth pangs of The Kingdom. What we are experiencing now in the earth are the contractions for this Kingdom to be born into the whole world. We are so blessed to be alive at this time. We are moving out of the Adamic Cycle, the 6 Days of Creation, and into the 7th Day; The Day of Rest; The Millennium of Peace. After this "Great Purification", there will never be another war again. Our children and their children will not have to live in a world filled with war and hatred.
When a goldsmith purifies gold, he puts it in a crucible, heats it up until all of the impurities rise to the surface, and then he sweeps them away. He knows that it's pure when he can look down and see his face clearly reflected. These catastrophes will cause the impurities of humankind to rise to the surface so that God can see His Face reflected in the people's hearts.
The main problem in religion today is that all of the people in the world think that they're the only ones who are right. But each and every time the Promised One of their particular religion comes, they reject Him. This is because the people are so hung up on tradition that they don't recognize the Truth when it's right before their eyes. This war is a religious war at its root. It's Muslims against Jews, Christians against Muslims, Muslims against Hindus, and so on. The solution for this problem is to show the world that The One who they are all waiting for has come, and that all religions are truly One. One God, One Religion, One World. Many people becoming as One Soul in One Body. 10,000 Babis and over 20,000 Baha'is were killed so that the earth might be purified for the coming of this Kingdom. And now it's here. Come and enter. The Waters of Life are flowing. Drink your fill.
"O Lord! Enable all the peoples of the earth to gain admittance into the Paradise of Thy Faith, so that no created being may remain beyond the bounds of Thy good-pleasure.
From time immemorial Thou hast been potent to do what pleaseth Thee and transcendent above whatsoever Thou desirest." (The Bab)