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When a subject has not been mentioned or explained in the Sacred Writings, we are free to consult other books and to consider the opinions of … (12K) Basic Baha'i Teachings (2K) Baha'u'llah's Family Line (6K) Baha'u'llah and His Most Holy Shrine by Z Khadem (8354 K) Commentary on the Greatest Name by AQ Faizi (31K) The Bahá’í Faith The official website of the worldwide Bahá’í community. In verse 2, the Lord of the vineyard sends a “servant” to “receive” the “fruit of the vineyard.” Here, “fruit” is a common Biblical metaphor for good works and righteous deeds. The official website of the Baha'i Faith is: Sign up for our newsletter and get all our latest content. It is not that the Sun, which is the Essence of the Divinity, was ever divided or multiplied—for it remains one—but it became manifest in the mirror. Bahá’u’lláh—as the latest in the series of divinely inspired moral educators who have guided humanity from age to age—has proclaimed that humanity is now approaching its long-awaited stage of maturity: unity at the global level of social organization. he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. Belete Worku, Interesting line of thought on both yours and Mirza Abu’l-Faḍl Gulpaygani on this parable as I had also understood it as being along the same theme. Parables—short, simple stories that teach moral lessons—appear in all scripture. Baha’is believe that Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder of the, To [Baha’u’llah] Jesus Christ had referred as the “Prince of this world,” as the “Comforter” Who will “reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment,” as the “Spirit of Truth” Who “will guide you into all truth,” Who “shall not speak of Himself, but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak,” as the “Lord of the Vineyard,” and as the “Son of Man” Who “shall come in the glory of His Father” “in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory,” with “all the holy angels” about Him, and “all nations” gathered before His throne. they dug them up and preserved them. Naturally, the Lord of all horizons on the Day of Encounter will manifest Himself [as Baha’u’llah], and deliver the world, the divine vineyard, over to the just and trustworthy. IF There are NAMES OF THE BAB AND BAHA'ULLAH CAN BE FOUND IN THE BIBLE, WHY DOESN'T CHRISTIANITY RECOGNIZE THEM? Bahá'í holy texts. Check your email for the latest from BahaiTeachings.org. It would be good for someone to speak about the "material resurrection of Jesus" as so many Christians insist on. Neither Baha’u’llah nor Christ ever said or implied that the scriptures of earlier prophets and messengers of God were untrue, but both redefined certain spiritual concepts and revealed new concepts, challenging the prevailing understandings of the scriptures. Baha’u’llah’s writings offer guidance for creating a just, lasting peace for humankind far into the future. The writings of the Bab, the forerunner of Baha’u’llah. Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab, and Baha'u'llah were all manifestations of God, and the latest of these would have the highest authority since he’d have the most complete revelation of God, according to the idea of progressive revelation. In the Bible, Jesus made various statements that can be understood in the light of this metaphor. Finally, He sent the perfect, divine Word in the name of Sonship, and they slew him as well. –, Jesus’s parable is based, in part, on the “The Song of the Vineyard” in Isaiah 5:1–7. Note: The materials on this site are an individual initiative, offered as an educational resource for Bahá’ís to consider as they strive to understand and implement the … the religious leaders of each prophetic day and age. Although many Christian interpreters have identified Israel as the vineyard, there are other possible interpretations, such as the kingdom of God, the people of God, or the covenantal relationship between God and His people. Maybe the question, I believe to ask. Such a thing could not be grasped by human reason—how much less clothed in intelligible form—but would remain sheer fancy. Thank you so much! I look forward to corresponding with you! Baha’is believe that Baha’u’llah’s claims must be approached in a manner similar to that with which we approach Christ’s teachings. No scriptural “proof-text” and, Dr. Buck, thank you so much for this explanation which I always quote as my coming from the strong Ethiopian Orthodox Christian background. Among them is the rejection of the prophet’s message by the people, and especially by religious leaders. Bahá'u'lláh and 'Abdu'l-Bahá demonstrated great reverence for the Bible, and so should Bahá'ís. In this way it is possible for a manifestation of God to say, “I am God,” and at another time to assert that God is greater than he and that he is but a man. Interpreted literally, this would, of course, mean that God would somehow come to the vineyard in person. Get in touch with the Baha’is in your community. The writings Baha’u’llah’s son, Abdu’l-Baha. As a last resort, God then sends his “well beloved . He is unique as the only God/man: Baha’u’llah is another manifestation of God like other teachers from other religions, he is not unique but only one in a long line. As we have seen, this interpretation of the concept of “return” has precedent in Christ’s own explanation of the return of Elias in the person of John the Baptist. God, the Creator, is infinitely exalted above His creation, and such an act is, therefore, an impossibility. It is here that, by the grace of the Lord of Revelation, the Tabernacle of Glory hath been raised. son,” who was the “last” prophet to be “sent” to the world (verse 6), but God’s son, understood by most Christian interpreters to be Jesus Christ, is “killed” and “cast … out of the vineyard” (verse 8). In every age He appointed one of His servants as a messenger to inquire into the welfare of the creation. He says, “I and my Father are one.” Yet He also says, “I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.” We also find a statement referring to him as the “image of the invisible God.” – John 10:30, 8:28, Colossians 1:15. Bah 'u'll h has no written record of miracles, that I know of. – Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, newly revised edition, pp.128-129. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. To which form, angelic or other, had he returned to? In the Book of Certitude Baha’u’llah also gives many “proofs” of prophethood. Good morning Mr. Revet. By sacrificing Himself, however, a fresh capacity was infused into all created things. Thank you so much! Some survived and, © 2021 BahaiTeachings.org All Rights Reserved. As “Lord of the Vineyard,” Baha’u’llah proclaimed that Mt. My last column introduced Baha’u’llah, a messenger of God and founder of the Baha’i Faith. Bahá'u'lláh is the latest prophet, or 'manifestation', of God. The purport of our words is that the reality of Christ was a clear mirror wherein the Sun of Truth—that is, the divine Essence—appeared and shone forth with infinite perfections and attributes. But the sun can be seen in the reflection of a mirror. The book outlines the essential laws and principles to be observed by His followers, lays the groundwork for Bahá'í institutions, and articulates His vision for the development of human civilization. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. We see five messianic titles here, all of them prophesied by Jesus Christ in the Bible: We’ve already discussed Baha’u’llah’s identification as the “Comforter” and the “Spirit of Truth” in this series about prophecy. In recent news, I note that Ethiopia is making great strides in promoting gender equality, a basic Baha’i social principle, as you know. And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some. Like Christ, Baha’u’llah not only claimed to have fulfilled prophecies, but he also explained their true meaning, which was far different from conventional interpretations, thereby opening for all to see and understand the “vision and prophecy” referred to in Daniel 9:24. The sun can never descend to Earth in its full glory, for the world would be incapable of sustaining such an event. – Mirza Abu’l-Faḍl Gulpaygani, “Why Moses Could Not See God,” Letters & Essays, 1886–1913, pp. I learned a lot studying Jewish history, so many concepts came from the pagan world too and got mixed into Christianity,I do believe there was a Jesus as I have a relationship with him but not the way he is painted in Christianity. Now, this explanation clarifies the meaning of the three Persons of the Trinity and establishes at the same time the oneness of God. To put you in touch with a Baha’i in your area who can answer your questions, we would like to kindly ask for a few details about yourself. Bahá'í's claims like Islam does for Mohammed that Jesus came back in Bahá'u'lláh as the Holy Spirit. He spent 40 years of doing ministry in prison and exile. Earlier in these essays, we mentioned that there are several ways to identify a true prophet. The “servant,” being sent by God, is widely understood to be a prophet of God. No, it continues to abide in its loftiness and sublimity, but has been revealed and manifested in the mirror in all its beauty and perfection. I've had an interest in Ethiopian Jewish Christianity and in the “Octateuch of Clement,” etc. With these understandings, Now, this explanation clarifies the meaning of the three Persons of the Trinity and establishes at the same time the oneness of God. It is here that, by the grace of the Lord of Revelation, the Tabernacle of Glory hath been raised. In 1873, Bahá’u’lláh completed His most important work, the Most Holy Book (Kitáb-i-Aqdas), written in the House of ‘Údí Khammár, now part of the House of ‘Abbúd. Christ and Baha’u’llah both appeared in the world during times of great expectation; but both, for very similar reasons, experienced persecution rather than general acceptance. This is the true meaning of the three Persons of the Trinity. Nevertheless, they regard the “holy” writings of Bahá’u’lláh as the supreme revelations of God. He returns to this theme in other writings, saying that the greatest proof of his station is his own person, in the sense that he is the embodiment of divine qualities, and that the second greatest proof is the body of his written teachings. As we have seen, Baha’u’llah clearly foresaw the events that eventually overtook the dominions of those rulers who rejected his announcement; and he told about a lethal force that would be discovered in the years to come, foreshadowing the discovery of nuclear power. I do not believe Jesus ever said he was the only way or of a virgin,or is coming back, if you read the gnostic gospels it paints a different picture of what went on but the powers to be destroyed them and burnt them as the romans were in power. Mr. Bowers and his family currently reside near Chicago. By Pete Haug. This similarly occurs whenever Baha’u’llah is proclaimed as any other tradition-specific messianic figure, such as Kalki (Hinduism), where the prophetic “blanks” need to be filled in as well. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. The Christian bible asserts if you believe, you will receive anything you ask for in prayer. A simple look at the broader context of John chapters 14-16 shows their interpretation is wrong. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." What follows is the present writer’s brief interpretation of this parable, purely an individual exegesis, not an official Baha’i interpretation: The “certain man” in verse 1 refers to “the lord of the vineyard” in verse 9. He compiled his Holy Writings, which comprise 100 volumes of work, while in prison and exile. Your message was successfully sent to BahaiTeachings.org. “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.” (Hebrews 1:1-2) 1. Baha’u’llah (1817-1892): The founder of the Baha’i Faith. The fruits of Baha’u’llah’s revelation can be seen in his life, in his teachings, and in their impact upon his followers. Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. Carmel in Israel—the site of the, Carmel, in the Book of God, hath been designated as the Hill of God, and His Vineyard. The holy spirit revealed by the manifestations of God is like the rays of the sun, which enlighten the world and bring life to those who turn to it. This interpretation, in its general contours, appears to be confirmed by the great Baha’i scholar Mirza Abu’l-Fadl: That is, the Sovereign of the universe and Creator of the peoples brought the world into existence, adorning it with the most perfect form, and set the human race over it as a tenant. Here, this is generally taken by Biblical scholars to mean God, the Creator of the vineyard, which symbolizes the world at large. 7:15-16; 2 Cor. 20. The official website of the Baha'i Faith is: Sign up for our newsletter and get all our latest content, Belete Worku: Thank you for pointing out that error, which the webmaster just fixed! Is there a Promised One foretold in all the world religions? 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