List of Baha'i Communities (congregations) in Utah: | Aneth Chapter (Navajo Reservation) | Bluffdale | Bountiful | Cedar City | Cedar Hills | Centerville | Cottonwood Heights | Draper | Eagle Mountain | Farmington | Holladay | Iron County | Kanab | Layton | Lehi | Logan | Midvale | Millcreek | Moab | Murray | North Logan | North Ogden | Ogden | Orem | Park City | Provo | Red Mesa Chapter | Riverton | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake County (East Mill Creek) | San Juan County | Sandy | Saratoga Springs | Smithfield | South Ogden | South Salt Lake | Springville | St. George | Sugard | Summit County | Syracuse | Taylorsville | Uintah And Ouray Reservation | Washington | West Jordan | West Valley City | Woods Cross |

*A "Baha'i Community" (congregation) has an average of 20 to 30 adults plus their children. Baha'i Communities in large cities (London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc.) can have thousands of members.

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

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

This website is a private website and not an official website of any of the Baha'i Communities of Utah

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 term "Baha'i" (baw-HIGH) means "Belonging to BAHA". The Arabic word "BAHA" means "Glory". Baha'is are followers of BAHA'U'LLAH (baw-HAW-oh-LAW: the latest (but NOT last) Messenger of God on this planet. Other Messengers of God has included Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, and many Others. The Messenger of God has "stations" or "ranks" and the "stations" being:


Jesus was a Messenger of God Who came with the "station" (rank) of "Son". Baha'u'llah has the station (rank) of "Father". The Divine Mission of Baha'u'llah was to establish the "Millennial" (1000 year rule) Kingdom of God on this planet, called the World Order of Baha'u'llah.

Baha'is (baw-HIGHZ) do accept Jesus Christ as the Messiah of the Jews, and the miraculously-conceived and virgin-born "Son" of God". His death on the Cross is viewed as an "atonement" for "sins of all mankind".

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 Faith Overview

In the Baha'i Faith:

*There is no tithing.
*There are no "temple rites" for the living or the dead.
*Baha'i Temples (Houses of Worship) are open to everyone.
*There are no "required" meetings that one must attend.
*There is an optional "feast" every 19 days (usually in the evening) and also a optional "Sunday Devotional" which lasts about one hour.
*There are no bishops but a council of 9 elected men and women who oversee local congregations called "Baha'i Communities"
*Smoking is allowed, but drinking alcohol is NOT.
*Baha'is are required to go on a Pilgrimage to Holy Shrines in Israel at least once in their lifetime "if" they can afford it.
*There is no baptism
*There is no priesthood
*There is a Year of Service (similar to a "Mission") but those on their Year of Service may "date" and also listen to music, and have no "companion".
*The Baha'i Faith is headed by a council of 9 elected men, who rule the Faith from the Baha'i World Centre in Haifa, Israel.

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.

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...


Websites for Mormon Seekers

THE BELOW WEBSITES AND YOUTUBE VIDEO are not "official" Baha'i publications. They are "personal opinion". Baha'is are allowed to hold "personal beliefs" as long as these "personal beliefs" do not come into obvious conflict with Accepted Baha'i Doctrine.

The Baha'i Faith does NOT recognize Joseph Smith as a "Prophet" in the Baha'i sense of the word "Prophet" (Manifestation of God). However, some Baha'is do believe that Joseph Smith was a "Seer" who prophesied of Baha'u'llah in the capacity of a "Seer". In Baha'i terms, a "Seer" is an ordinary "sinful" human being who has true visions, but a "Prophet" (in Baha'i terms) is a sinless and infallible Manifestation of God on Earth. In Baha'i terms, a "Prophet" is a sinless and infallible Revelator, while a "Seer" is an ordinary human being who has seen angels or had true visions. In Baha'i terms, "Prophets" are very different from "Seers"; although in Mormon terms they are basically the same.

Baha'is may take any of the following views:

*Pro-Joseph Smith View: Joseph Smith was a "Seer" but NOT a "Prophet".

*Anti-Joseph Smith View: Joseph Smith was a fraud and con-man.

*No Opinion-Joseph Smith View: no opinion on Joseph Smith or The Book of Mormon.

Baha'is may hold "any" of those three "views" as "Personal Opinion".

The author of "this" website (the one you are reading now) takes a Pro-Joseph Smith View, that he was a "SEER" (NOT a Prophet in the Baha'i sense of that term), and prophesied of Baha'u'llah (baw-haw-o-LAW) in several prophecies: Joseph's "1835" prophecy (the coming of the LORD is in "56 years" or "1891") and the 1843 prophecy: the coming of the LORD was "48 years from now" or in "1891".

The author of this website also accepts the Xorol R. Oliver ("ksor-rawl") as a "SEER". She was born a Mormon in Salt Lake City in 1889. She died a Baha'i, in Evanston, Illinois, in 1955. She claimed to have visited the Spirit-World in out-of-body astral travel experiences in the late 1920s. She gave lectures on what she heard and saw in the Spirit-World in 1930, in California. Some of her prophecies are quite striking. She taught that Joseph Smith was a "fallen Seer" and that he had fallen in "carnal (sexual) sin" in 1835, and his "Revelations" after that year were not of God. She taught that The Book of Mormon was not a history of Jews in ancient America but a "prophetic parable" about the "future" of America, written by Rosicrucian monks in Pennsylvania in the late 1700s and early 1800s, and that they "chose" Joseph Smith to publish their work. You can read more about Xorol ("ksor-rawl") R. Oliver in the links below.

Some Baha'is are Anti-Joseph Smith Baha'is, and actively study anti-Mormon literature, and believe he was a fraud and charlatan. Most Baha'is have "No Opinion" about Joseph Smith or "The Book of Mormon" and do not consider it "relevant" to the Baha'i Faith or to Baha'u'llah.

The Reader/Seeker is encouraged to study the materials provided, and come to his own/her own conclusion.

"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)

The Bahai Faith: An Introduction for Mormons

Do Mormon Temples Testify of Baha'u'llah?

Did Jesus Visit Salt Lake Lake City in Late September 1912?

The Prophecies and Teachings of
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