"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence [proof] of things not seen."
(Hebrews 11:1 KJV)
God never makes a promise but that He keeps it! The Baha'i Faith is a faith, but it is not a blind faith. It is a faith based on proofs, the evidence of things not seen.
The darkness of ignorance and prejudice has made the whole world in both the East and the West gloomy. Religious prejudices from one side, the darkness of racial fanaticism from another, political prejudices from another side, ignorant prejudices from another side, self-attachment and personal interests and motives–all these have made the horizons of the East and the West darker than night.
At such a time as this, the Light of Divine Guidance, the true Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah has appeared with the living descendant of King David, through Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha as its president. This Universal House of Justice is like the sun shining forth in the sky converting all this darkness and gloom of despair into the ONLY HOPE of mankind for peace on earth and for justice for all, that the mercy of God may rain down upon all the human race.
God promised to King David that his line would last forever and his throne for all generations (Psalms 89). This throne with the living descendant of King David seated upon it as the president of the true Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah is the "sign of God" by which we can recognize the true Council from fakes, frauds, and imitations. This is the Promise long prophesied of in Ancient Scripture. All prophecy is a Promise from God and therefore, as God never makes a promise but that He keeps it, all prophecy is fulfilled.
The fulfillment of prophecy -- when we use our intellect that God gave us to see its fulfillment -- is the evidence and proof of things not seen. Through the fulfillment of prophecy we can see that the Universal House of Justice, currently in its appointed stage, is the long promised and long awaited "House of the Lord" spoken of all throughout the Bible and by the mouth of the Prophet Isaiah in the second chapter of his book wherein it is written:
"It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest [in justice and spiritual exaltation] 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 house 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 [place where the throne of David is] 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 of sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Isaiah 2:2-4 RSV)
Thus through prophecy fulfilled we can see that this Council, the Universal House of Justice, with the living descendant of King David as its president, is genuine and authentic. And as Authenticity is the Criteria for Believability, we can therefore believe in it.
"The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined." (Isaiah 9:2 KJV)
This Great Light IS nothing but the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, which can be summed up in these 12 great principles of the Baha'i Faith that, like unto the Golden Rule, is the medicine for this sick world today -- for its healing and amelioration.
For those interested in going deeper into the message of this Cause, which is like the waters of life free of price for all the peoples of the world without prejudice, we recommend reading: The Testimony to the Nations to start with. And then at your discretion feel free to review and examine all the other documents, writings, articles, and links on this site, especially God's Holy Book, the Covenant of Baha'u'llah and the sacred Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, as the Baha'i Faith is the only religion in the world based upon a legal document, the Will and Testament, which is the Charter for the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
For those still athirst for the living waters of life, flowing crystal clear from throne of God and of the Lamb, those who demand nothing less than the truth, and nothing but the truth, rejoice and be exceedingly glad for the Baha'i Faith is NOT a blind faith, it IS a faith based upon PROOF.
This PROOF is the mercy of God, on this day of justice, as it enables the free thinking open minded person to see the truth with their own eyes and not through the eyes of their neighbour!
Therefore God has given us two gifts so that we can accept the truth. The first is the intellect, so that we should know the truth from what is false. And secondly, He has given us a heart, that it would be pure, so that we can freely choose to accept that truth after we have recognized it.
This website only touches upon the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. For those who wish to get a full and deep picture (a free education) on what this is all about, please do not hesitate to contact us, day or night, with a brief introduction of yourself and your needs, and however possible, we will provide you with further instructions, guidance, free on-line investigations, facts, evidence and proofs, free for the asking.
"In these days, the most important of all things is the guidance of the nations and peoples of the world. Teaching the Cause is of utmost importance for it is the head corner-stone of the foundation itself." (The Sacred Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, p. 10)