THE BAHÁ'Í FAITH OF UTAH

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The Joseph Smith articles are linked at the bottom of this page.

Holy Shrine of The Báb. Baha'i World Centre. Haifa, Israel

INTRODUCING THE BAHA'I FAITH

THE BAHA'I FAITH is an independent World Religion with over six million Believers in over 120 countries. There are about 170,000 Baha'is (baw-highzz) in the U.S., and about 1000 in Utah (mostly in the greater Salt Lake City area). The Baha'i Faith is not a "church" but a world religion: like Islam, or Buddhism, or Christianity. The Baha'i Revelation is considered the most recent, but not last, Revelation of God to mankind:

The Glory of God

The Baha'i Faith was founded in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1863 by BAHA'U'LLAH (baw-HAH-oh-LAHHH), which in Arabic means "THE GLORY OF GOD". Baha'is believe that Baha'u'llah (born Mirza Husein-Ali Nuri in Iran in 1817) is....

*The Spirit of Truth in the flesh
*The Holy Ghost incarnate
*The Supreme Manifestation of God on the Father on this planet.
*The World Teacher
*The Messenger of God for Our Age
*The Promised One
*The Holy Spirit of Promise
*The Heavenly Father in the flesh

The Spirit of Truth is Now Come

We believe that Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892) was the Incarnation of the Holy Ghost or Spirit of Truth. Jesus said:

"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth is come, he will guide you unto all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me.... (John 16:13-14)

Bahá'u'lláh wrote:

"Verily, He Who is the Spirit of Truth is now come to guide you unto all truth. He speaketh not as prompted by His own self, but as bidden by Him Who is the All-Wise. Say, this is the One Who hath glorified the Son and hath exalted His Cause. (Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p.12)

Baha'i Public Meetings

We do not expect you to accept Baha'u'llah as the Spirit of Truth, just because He claimed to be so. However, if you want to "know" if He is or not, then you must "hear" the Words of Baha'u'llah being recited, by a Baha'i, in a Baha'i prayer, given at the beginning of a Baha'i Public Meeting (Fireside or Devotional). As you listen to His Words being recited your soul will vibrate! It is like NO FEELING you have ever had. This is NOT a "burning in the bosom" but a "vibration" of your soul. You can only experience this astounding event "if" you attend a Baha'i Public Meeting, and "listen" to the Words of Baha'u'llah being recited in Baha'i Prayer. These prayers only last a minute! You will be astounded! Baha'i Public Meetings include:

*Baha'i Fireside: given any evening, usually at the home of a Baha'i couple or at a Baha'i Center. They are free. No donations can be accepted. Dress is casual. Light refreshments are served after the meeting during the Question and Answer Period. One hour in duration. Smoking is allowed outside.

*Baha'i Sunday Devotional: everything is the same as above, but these are on Sunday mornings.

If you want to attend either a Fireside or a Devotional, contact information can be found at the bottom of each of the linked articles below.

The Clouds of Heaven

Baha'u'llah (bah-HAH-oh-LAHHH) was a Persian nobleman, and a direct descendant of King David of Israel. A Jew of the House of David, named Bostanai, lived in the 7th century A.D. in Iraq. He was the "heir" of the Throne of David. He married a Persian princess named Da'rah. Their descendants eventually settled in Elam (a province of Persia), and Mirza Husein-Ali Nuri ("Prince Beauty Exalted of Light") was a direct descendant of Bostani and Da'rah. His father was the Govenor of the Province of Nur ("Light"), in the Alborz Mountains of Iran. The Alborz Mountains are covered with heavy snow year round, and are nicknamed "The Clouds of Heaven".


Tehran, Iran, with the Alborz Mountains in the background.

Baha'is (baw-highzz) refer to Baha'u'llah as "The Blesséd Beauty". He is considered the latest, but not the last Manifestation of God the Father on this planet. Other "Manifestations" of the Father have included Krishna, Buddha, and Others. The next Manifestation of God is "due" about 2863 A.D., or soon thereafter, but not before then.

The Face of Baha'u'llah


The Face of Baha'u'llah is considered "too sacred" to be shown or displayed outside of the Baha'i Holy Shrines in Haifa and Akka, Israel. Baha'is consider Baha'u'llah to be the Manifestation of God the Father on this planet. The Promised One of all religions. The Messenger of God for our Era. The Spirit of Truth. The Holy Ghost in the flesh. Baha'is believe that ALLAH is an Unknowable Essence: not a "Person" nor an Exalted Man. ALLAH has no wife or wives, and no sons nor daughters. ALLAH begets not, nor is He begotten. ALLAH is not a "man" nor was never any man. The Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost, however, is the "Father" of the "Son". Baha'u'llah founded the Baha'i Faith in 1863 in Baghdad, Iraq. He was later exiled to Acca, Palestine: then a Turkish province. He announced His true station to the World in "The Tablet of Carmel" which was written, and recited, on Mount Carmel, in Palestine, in the year 1891. He died in 1892.


The Baha'i Principles

For a good "general" introduction to the Baha'i Faith, please read The Prophecies of the Baha'i Seers below.


The Prophecies of the Baha'i Seers

If you don't know much about the Baha'i Faith, and you are not a Mormon (Latter-day Saint), the brief article below is an excellent "introduction".

If you are a Mormon (LDS), then we have prepared a number of articles, at the bottom of this website, under "Articles for Mormon Seekers", that you can read and ponder. Yes, several thousand Mormons have become Baha'is, and many thousands are now "investigating" the Baha'i Faith, from Utah and from all over the world.

A question: What would "prove" to you that the Baha'i Faith is form God? How about...the fulfillment of direct specific prophecies, given years, or decades, before they were fulfilled? Would you consider that "proof" or at least "some evidence" that the Baha'i Faith was from God? If so...keep reading!

Did Baha'i Seers prophesy of World War One, the Spanish Flu Epidemic, the sinking of the Titanic, the Holocaust, the Internet, and the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks many years or decades before these events took place?

An answer: Yes...they DID! Examine the "evidence" for yourself! Please read...


THE PROPHECIES OF THE BAHA'I SEERS




"My son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years of age {1891], thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man." (The LORD to Joseph Smith, recorded in Doctrine and Covenants section 130:15)

"Verily, this is the Day to hear the Voice, and to see the Face, of the Son of Man." (Baha'u'llah, Tablet of Carmel, 1891)




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