WHO REALLY ARE THE BAHA’IS?

Many of the concepts and approaches of the Baha’is are admirable human qualities. But there are also some major problems and inconsistencies in the Baha’i Faith.

World control and domination

A wide variety of approaches and activities are used by Baha’is to promote their Cause (religion) and make it more acceptable to the general community – including active involvement in, and initiation of, community programmes on issues such as: peace, unity, the environment.

The Baha’i Community has a deliberate agenda of using education/educational situations/educational programmes to promote their activities and their faith (see books such as: Each One Teach One – A Call to the Individual Believer[e.g. pp.10-11], Baha’i Education,Education – A Baha’i Perspective, The Individual and Teaching – Raising the Divine Call, Teaching the Baha’i Faith).

The Baha’is also have a deliberate policy of targeting prominent people, including teachers and other educationalists – as well as indigenous people (e.g. see chapters 5 & 6 Teaching the Baha’i Faith). They often join with, or collaborate with, other groups when community issues or concerns can be mutually raised or addressed. But Baha’is are reminded of the real purpose of all such ventures: ‘In their collaborations with such associations they would extend any moral and material assistance they can afford, after having fulfilled their share of support to those institutions that affect directly the interests of the Cause. They should always bear in mind, however, the dominating purpose of such a collaboration which is to secure in time the recognition by those with whom they are associated of the paramount necessity and the true significance of the Baha’i Revelation in this day’ (p.125-126 Baha’i Administration, see also pp. 348-369 [chapter 15] in the 3rd edition, 1996, Local Spiritual Assembly Handbook).

The ultimate goal and hope for all Baha’is is the ushering in of a Golden Age where the world will be unified under the Baha’i Faith and the complete rule of its ultimate authoritative body, the Universal House of Justice. This New World Order, which ALL Baha’is are hoping and praying for, and working towards, ‘must in no wise be regarded as purely democratic in character’ (The Dispensation of Baha’u’llah p.61).

This coming centralised, autocratic and anti-democratic Baha’i World Government will enact legislation in order to introduce and enforce the obligatory laws of Baha’u’llah (which will include total submission to the ‘Will of God’ – as interpreted by Baha’u’llah, the ‘Guardians’ who followed him, and the Universal House of justice; obligatory daily prayers; keeping special Holy Days; fasting; and more). (ibid. p.61-62)

 These Baha’i laws will be introduced world-wide by ‘a world executive, backed by an international Force.’ A uniform and universal language, monetary system, literature, communication system, religion, science, and more, will be introduced throughout the world. It will be ‘a system in which Force is made the servant of Justice’ – that is the justice of the Baha’i Universal House of Justice! (e.g. see The World Order of Baha’u’llah pp.201-205).

Local Baha’i Assemblies will become the local representatives for the rule and world government of the Universal House of Justice.

Unequal equality

The Baha’is often refer enthusiastically to their stated belief and practice of the equality of men and women. There is no clergy class, and women, as well as men, are involved in local leadership.

However, the absolute and supreme ruling authority in the Baha’i Faith is the Universal House of Justice, ‘membership is confined to men’ (9 men and NO women) – there are clear indications that it is not envisaged for any women to be part of that authoritative body in this era. The statement: ‘As women are the educators of the next generation, the education of girls takes precedence over that of boys’ must also raise some questions about the much promoted total equality (e.g. see pp.76 & 231 A Basic Baha’i Dictionary).

Lack of Acceptance

Baha’is pride themselves, publicly, for their loving openness and acceptance of everyone, including those of other religious faiths. In theory they can make it sound very good, and very convincing. In reality, they are no different to many other religious groups who are intolerant of those whose religious viewpoints disagree with theirs, and especially of those who dare to leave the Baha’i Faith.

The Baha’is promote and practice ‘SHUNNING’ – as much as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Exclusive Brethren, or similar groups.

The message is that Baha’is are ‘to shun entirely all Covenant breakers as they are afflicted with what we might try and define as a contagious spiritual disease…most of them don’t want to repent’ (p.17, Directives from the Guardian). Those who leave the Baha’i Faith and are considered Covenant Breakers and regarded as a cancer to be cut out of the body.

The much promoted Baha’i concept of Unity is a ‘Unity amongst friends’that includes ‘the absolute shunning of whomsoever we feel to be an “enemy of the Cause’” (- see p. 16, Baha’i Administration).

Covenant Breakers are those who have been Baha’is but who then dare to contradict or ‘attack’, especially publicly, any aspects of the Baha’i Faith or any of its leaders, including the Universal House of Justice.

The message is currently reinforced with statements such as: ‘Baha’is must shun Covenant-breakers entirely in order to preserve the unity of the Faith.’ Such an attitude, behaviour and action is regarded as ‘One of the greatest and most fundamental principles of the Cause’ (see p.346 in the 3rd edition, 1996, Local Spiritual Assembly Handbook. See also Directives from the Guardian, Will and Testament ).

The reading of material by Covenant Breakers (often referred to as Apostates in other cultic groups) is discouraged with warnings such as: ‘The friends are warned in the strongest terms against reading such literature because Covenant-breaking is a Spiritual poison and the calumnities and distortions of the truth which the Covenant-breakers give out are such that they can undermine the faith of the believer and plant the seeds of doubt unless he is fore-armed with an unshakeable belief in Baha’u’llah and His Covenant and a knowledge of the true facts’ (p.347 in the 3rd edition, 1996, Local Spiritual Assembly Handbook ).

FORGOTTEN FACTS & DISUNITY

Like most cultic groups there are some true facts of which the Baha’i leaders would prefer the followers NOT to have any knowledge or awareness. These include some aspects of Baha’i history and the continuing disunity amongst the Baha’is themselves.

Baha’u’llah (Mirza Husayn Ali – who gave himself the title, ‘Baha’u’llah’ – ‘Splendour/Glory of God’) was supposedly a close follower of the Bab (the followers were known as the Babis), who later discovered that he was the special manifestation of God referred to by the Bab as ‘He-Whom-God-Will-Manifest.’ What is rarely acknowledged is that the Bab declared that he was a special manifestation of God and that the next manifestation would not come before 1511 years, but not later than 2001 years, after the Bab, which would disqualify Husayn Ali – Baha’u’llah!

Also omitted from official Baha’i writings are references to the fact that the Bab actually appointed Husayn Ali’s younger step-brother, Mirza Yahya Subh-i-Azal, as his official successor. After some years Husayn Ali rejected his younger step-brother’s authority and position, claimed a greater one for himself, and gathered followers. Followers of Husayn Ali/Baha’u’llah (Baha’is) killed many of the followers of the official successor to the Bab, the step-brother, Subh-i-Azal (Azalis). And at least one of the brothers tried to poison and kill the other. The Turkish government separated the two warring factions in 1868, with Subh-i-Azal and the Azalis being sent to Cyprus, and Husayn Ali/Baha’u’llah and the Baha’is sent to Akka (Acre) in Turkish ruled Palestine. In Akka Baha’u’llah and his followers did not use his full title, kept much of their Baha’i activity secret and pretended to be Sunni Muslim. They were so successful in this deception that, after their deaths, Sunni Muslim clergy conducted the funerals of both Baha’u’llah and his son and successor, Abbas Effendi.

The Baha’is under the authority of the Universal House of Justice, and the general public, are not informed of another schism that occurred after the First Guardian of the Faith, Shoghi Effendi, died in 1957. For several years affairs were led by a small group known as the Hands of the Cause, and then in April 1963 the Universal House of Justice was established. It has been claimed, by the mainstream Baha’i movement, that there was no appointed successor to the First Guardian of the Faith. However, this is disputed by a group of Baha’is lead by The Mother Baha’i Council of the United States, in Roswell, New Mexico. This group of Baha’is claims that Shoghi Effendi DID appoint a successor, the president of the original Universal House of Justice – which they say Shoghi Effendi proclaimed in embryonic form in 1951. This president, Charles Mason Remey, proclaimed his accession to the Guardianship in 1960. In 1961 he appointed Joel Bray Marangella as his future successor, and in 1966 publicly handed the authority of the Guardianship over to Joel Marangella. The Third Guardian, Joel Bray Marangella, has been living in Western Australia and first notified the Australian public about the existence of the (‘True’) Orthodox Baha’i Faith in AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HETERODOX BAHA’IS published in the West Australian newspaper in April 1982. Members of the ‘Orthodox’ Baha’i Faith seem fearfully reluctant to confirm the current (December 1996) whereabouts of the Third Guardian of the Faith, Joel Bray Marangella. Many of the mainstream (‘Heterodox’) Baha’is seemingly have either not heard of the Third Guardian, or don’t want to hear of him.

So much for all the talk of peace and unity.

The more one examines Baha’i primary sources, and other historical information, the more disturbing the picture becomes. Exaggerated stories of mass persecutions are used to emotionally cloud issues (we acknowledge that there havebeen persecutions of Baha’is – which are wrong and unacceptable – but evidence also suggests that some claims have been exaggerated). Documentary evidence shows that the image of peace loving, open and tolerant people, firmly united throughout the past as well as in the present, is a false image. The Baha’is were described, not many decades ago, as a ‘small obscure Islamic sect’ – they have worked hard to change their image and to become acceptable in a naïve and ill-informed Western Society. They have misused the Bible and distorted both theology and history to conceal their true nature and promote an image of being a respectable major world religion with a message of love, peace and unity. Be aware of the Baha’is – their true cultic nature and ultimate agenda.

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References/Sources:

Conversations with an ‘Orthodox’ Baha’i member on 2-12-96

Promotional pamphlets, brochures, and personal letters.

Baha’i International Community Office of Public Information (nd) Education – A Baha’i Perspective Leicestershire:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

Baha’i Publications Australia (1995) Teaching the Baha’i Faith Mona Vale:Baha’i Publications Australia.

Baha’i Publishing Trust (1992) Becoming a Baha’i – AnIntroduction to the Baha’i Faith and its Teachings London:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

Baha’i Publishing Trust (nd) Directives from the Guardian New Delhi:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

Shoghi Effendi (1974) Baha’i Administration (rev. ed.) Illinois:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

__________ (1977) The Dispensation of Baha’u’llah New Delhi:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

Esslemont, J.E. (1970) Baha’u’llah and the New Era – An Introduction to the Baha’i Faith (3rd rev. ed.) Illinois:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

Marangella, Joel Bray (Third Baha’i Guardian) (1986) An Appeal to the Heterodox Baha’is

advertisement in The Weekend Australian Sydney, April 26, 1986.

__________ (1986) personal letter to W.A. van Leen dated December 9, 1986.

Miller, William McElvee (1974) The Baha’i Faith: Its History and Teachings California:William

Carey Library – see also his (1977) What is the Baha’i Faith? – an abridgement of Miller’s 1974 text by William N. Wysham, published by William B. Eerdmans in Michigan.

Momen, Wendi (general edit.) (1989) A Basic Baha’i Dictionary Oxford:George Ronald.

Mother Baha’i Council of the United States (1981) The Orthodox Baha’i Faith – An Introduction New Mexico:Mother Baha’i Council of the United States of America.

National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Australia (1989) The Covenant Mona Vale:Baha’i Publications Australia.

__________ (1984) Now You’re a Baha’i (rev. ed.) Mona Vale:Baha’i Publications Australia.

National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States (1969) The Advent of Divine Justice (4th ed.) Illinois:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

__________ (1956) Baha’i World Faith (2nd ed.) Illinois:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

__________ (1975) Each One Teach One – A Call to the Individual Believer Illinois: Baha’i Publishing Trust.

__________ (1977) The Individual and Teaching – Raising the Divine Call Illinois:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

__________ (1982) The Light of Baha’u’llah Illinois:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

__________ (1964) Some Answered Questions (collected and translated from the Persian of Abdu’l-Baha by Laura Clifford Barney) (3rd ed.) Illinois:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

__________ (1974) The World Order of Baha’u’llah – Selected Letters (Shoghi Effendi) (2nd rev. ed.) Illinois:Baha’i Publishing Trust.

Orthodox Baha’i Faith (Winter 1974/75) Herald of the Covenant – Special edition – Violation of the Covenant New Mexico:Orthodox Baha’i Faith.

Orthodox Baha’is of Australia, (1982) An Open Letter to the Heterodox Baha’is in the West Australian April 17, 1982, Perth, Western Australia.
 

 

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Baha’is in Israel

The Baha’i administration claims there is no resident Baha’i population in Israel. The 650-700 Baha’is who can be found here at any given time are all volunteers who have come from some 85 countries to do service for periods ranging from a few months to a few years. The Baha’is who live here as tourists or temporary residents do not engage in any form of missionary activity. Some people erroneously believe that this is in accordance with the country’s anti-missionary laws, but in fact it is a self-imposed Baha’i prohibition against seeking or accepting new believers into the Baha’i faith in the Holy Land that dates back to the time when the country was still under Ottoman rule.

No one knows why. It is one of several inexplicable Baha’i regulations.

It is a well known fact that according to a letter of Universal House of Justice1 the Baha’i s are not suppose to teach and convert the Jew population in Israel. Infact if a Jew outside Israel wants to accept Baha’i Faith and settle in Israel, then his declaration card is not to be accepted.

But The world Christian encyclopedia (WCE)2 has something else to offer.

In the year 1990, the number of Baha’is residing in Israel were 9500.

The source of the information was Barrett, David B., World Christian Encyclopedia (2001), Data transcribed by Simeon Kohlman Rabbani

In the year 2000, the Baha’i population in Israel was 13734 which constituted 0.22% of the total population of Israel, again the source of this information was David B., World Christian Encyclopedia (2001),

Data transcribed by Simeon Kohlman Rabbani

If the WCE information is true than it is clear that the Baha’i Administration at Haifa is misusing the Hospitality offered so generously by the State of Israel, This is indeed a deceit to the Host country which has so generously offered all its help and hospitality to the Baha’is and the Baha’i Administration. Their hypocrisy has been exposed by WCE; the other facts which are inexpiable are following facts:

•  For years the Haifan Baha’i leadership have been telling visiting pilgrims that they envisioned a day when the Baha’i establishment would become the government of Israel and that the Israeli population would convert en masse to Baha’i Faith.
•  One of a very senior Baha’i official Mr. Ali Akbar Forutan said that a day will come when the Universal House of Justice will rule over the Israel.

•  The present Persian counselors say in private that, we have to launch Intensive program of growth in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Most of the Persian counselors have two passports one Israeli and other Persian.
•  As far as I am concerned, the unchecked presence of Haifan Baha’is in Israel is as big and long-term existential threat to Israel itself.

When you have an organization openly fantasizing about becoming the governing authority over all of Israel-Palestine and giving false information about the presence of Baha’is in Israel then it is certain that it is more a threat to the State of Israel then blessing…

(1)For your information, the people in Israel have access to factual information about the Faith, its history and general principles. Books concerning the Faith are available in libraries throughout Israel, and Israelis are welcome to visit the Shrines and the surrounding gardens.

However, in keeping with a policy that has been strictly followed since the days of Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’ís do not teach the Faith in Israel. Likewise, the Faith is not taught to Israelis abroad if they intend to return to Israel. When Israelis ask about the Faith, their questions are answered, but this is done in a manner which provides factual information without stimulating further interest.

(2) World Christian Database (WCD) – Updated and maintained by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, the World Christian Database is based on information provided by the World Christian Encyclopedia and World Christian Trends. Both of these books serve as standards for international religious statistics, and provide comprehensive estimates of religious affiliation around the world.

 Until the late 1990s the UHJ was telling its visiting pilgrims that one day all the residents of Israel would become Bahais and that the UHJ would emerge as the government of Israel. This was stated point blank to a group of Bahai pilgrims in 1982 as well as 1986. Don’t know whether they are saying these things anymore as brazenly as they once did, but if it is still the case, one could make the argument that the UHJ Haifan organization is ultimately a national security threat to the state of Israel itself.


The Reform Bahai Faith

http://www.reformbahai.org/about.html

The Reform Bahai Faith affirms the universal spiritual and moral principles taught in all of the great religious traditions. Similar to Mahayana Buddhism, Reform Bahais believe the Example set by Abdul-Baha during his travels to Europe and the United States in the early 20th century, an Example of universal love and brotherhood, was perhaps his greatest teaching.

As Abdul-Baha often suggested, far from having the exclusive truth and the fanaticism to which that notion has so often led, Reform Bahais look to what is universal and non-creedal in the world’s religious experience, and include prayers and meditations from other religions in their private and community worship, listen to and learn from God’s other religions all of which is to say the Reform Bahai Faith has moved on from its historical and cultural roots, as all living religions have and do, and is now a global, universal faith.

Abdul-Baha taught that the Bahai Movement was a way for people of all religious persuasions to come together in neutral territory and worship the Divine Being in a mutually respectful atmosphere of peace and harmony. Speaking in England, he said, “You can be a Bahai-Christian, a Bahai-Freemason, a Bahai-Jew, a Bahai-Muhammadan.”

Reform Bahais believe Abdul-Baha’s Interpretation for the modern world of his Father Baha u llah s Teachings is much more profound than the prevailing conception of religion.

Speaking in Europe and North America from 1911 to 1913, Abdul-Baha stated on a number of occasions that he was a man just like anyone else and that the Bahai Faith could not be organized, yet often spoke paradoxically of the growth of the Bahai community throughout the world, grounded in democratic pluralism. Known during Abdul-Baha’s time as the Bahai Movement or Cause, the Reform Bahai Faith is not an organization, but a way of life.

More “Protestant” along the lines, in some ways, of Unitarian Universalism or other similarly liberal denominations, Reform Bahais believe it’s largely the responsibility of the individual to read the Bahai Writings and prayerfully decide, prayerfully discern, how to follow the spiritual message of Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Bahai Faith, and those of Abdul-Baha, the Interpreter of Baha’u’llah’s Covenant, striving for spiritual development and service to humankind.

God has created the individual soul to develop in the integrity and freedom of his or her own search for spiritual maturity and conscience, through prayer and meditation, transforming the community and the world one soul at a time,
achieving the timeless goal of self-sacrificing love, compassion, and service to humanity.

In practice, there are individual Reform Bahais who follow all or many commonly shared Bahai forms and teachings observed by other Baha’i denominations because they themselves believe they should or want to; not because they’re pressured into them. There are other Reform Bahais who don’t feel comfortable with one thing or another, believing perhaps the time is not right for themselves and others, or the particular teaching may be more culturally bound to the past than the more universal principles of Baha’u’llah. Reform Bahais follow Abdul-Baha’s 1912 Authentic Covenant, which he delivered publicly in New York City, a broad, open, loving vision of God’s relation to humanity.

While emphasizing what is universal in humanity s religious experience, Baha u llah taught the changing, evolutionary, and progressive nature of religious truth, demonstrating it by his own example and teaching which evolved away from much of the teaching of his forerunner the Bab. Similarly, Abdul-Baha demonstrated essentially a re-Interpretation of Baha u llah s teachings for the modern world. Reform Bahais do not regard the Bahai message as a rigid set of unchanging and inflexible doctrines and formulas. Nor is the universality of the Bahai vision frozen in a form subordinate to the exclusivism of the Judeo-Christian or Islamic and Sufi cultural heritage of the Bahai Faith. The universal, global Teachings of Baha’u’llah transcend the limitations of all past Dispensations, inspire and envision a new spiritual worldview and civilization.

Baha u llah and Abdul-Baha taught that it is the Spirit that is important, not form, doctrine, or organization.

Accordingly, God is interested in the human heart, sincere worship, communion, and prayer, the individual cultivating the virtues of the spirit in selfless service to humanity, in practice and deed, not merely doctrine and theory, in every walk of life, respecting the unique cultures of the earth, even while revering what s universal or held in common by humankind.

Abdul-Baha envisioned the Bahai House of Worship as open to the faithful of all religions and traditions, as a place of universal prayer and meditation, not exclusively Bahai. Consequently, Reform Bahais honor the spirit wherever it is found and expressed in the writings and oral traditions of wisdom and belief.

 

Following Abdul-Baha, Reform Bahais elect Spiritual Assemblies, with nine members, for community consultation and guidance. Largely “congregational” in structure, local communities are independent grass-root associations, though they will ultimately elect national and an international unit with non-binding advisory and coordinating duties and responsibilities. While Abdul-Baha stated he had not “appointed” anyone to succeed him, he did not mean that the local, democratically elected assembly could not appoint people to serve in any position necessary, “to engage in service of the Kingdom.” At every level of Bahai consultation, the independence and integrity of the individual is preserved.

Reform Bahais believe Baha’u’llah taught that the separation of church and state is the Will of God and distance themselves from any interpretation of an eventual Bahai theocracy, following Abdul-Baha’s vision of a global spiritual democracy, enriched by pluralism.

Reform Bahais are free to express, write, and publish, without any type of “review” or censorship. The Reform Bahai Faith does not teach or practice shunning, nor any form of excommunication, following Abdul-Baha s teaching that “The conscience of man is sacred and to be respected.”

Reform Bahai Faith
Rochester, Michigan USA
http://www.ReformBahai.org

Chicago Tribune.  Baha’i rift. Baha’is upset with Orthodox Baha’i Faith May 18, 2009
http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2009/may/18/local/chi-bahai-18-may18

Comments posted to The Chicago Tribune Forum on one page:
http://www.fglaysher.com/bahaicensorship/Chicago_Tribune.html

Yahoo Group – ReformBahai
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReformBahai

Baha’i Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience
http://www.fglaysher.com/bahaicensorship

Reform Bahai Faith
Rochester, Michigan USA
www.ReformBahai.org

Chicago Tribune.  Baha’i rift. Baha’is upset with Orthodox Baha’i Faith May 18, 2009
http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2009/may/18/local/chi-bahai-18-may18

Comments posted to The Chicago Tribune Forum on one page:
http://www.fglaysher.com/bahaicensorship/Chicago_Tribune.html

Yahoo Group – ReformBahai
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReformBahai

Baha’i Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience
http://www.fglaysher.com/bahaicensorship


Reform Bahai Faith
Rochester, Michigan USA
http://www.ReformBahai.org

About the Reform Bahai Faith
http://www.reformbahai.org/about.html

Abdu’l-Baha’s 1912 Authentic Covenant
http://www.reformbahai.org/Covenant.html

An Analysis of Abdul-Baha’s 1912 Authentic Covenant
http://www.reformbahai.org/Covenant_comments.html

Blog > Reform Bahai Faith
http://reformbahai.blogspot.com

Baha’i Faith & 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
http://bahaifaith7thcircuitcourtofappeals.blogspot.com

Chicago Tribune. Baha’i rift. Baha’is upset with Orthodox Baha’i Faith
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-05-18/news/0905170216_1_ortho

Comments posted to The Chicago Tribune Forum on one page:
http://www.fglaysher.com/bahaicensorship/Chicago_Tribune.html

Yahoo Group – ReformBahai
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReformBahai

Baha’i Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience
http://www.fglaysher.com/bahaicensorship


Reform Bahai Faith
Rochester, Michigan USA
http://www.ReformBahai.org

About the Reform Bahai Faith
http://www.reformbahai.org/about.html

Abdu’l-Baha’s 1912 Authentic Covenant
http://www.reformbahai.org/Covenant.html

An Analysis of Abdul-Baha’s 1912 Authentic Covenant
http://www.reformbahai.org/Covenant_comments.html

Blog > Reform Bahai Faith
http://reformbahai.blogspot.com

Baha’i Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience
http://www.fglaysher.com/bahaicensorship

Federal appeals court rules in favor of splinter Baha’i group
November 25, 2010 8:12 PM
http://archive.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/11/federal-appeals-court-…

Chicago Tribune. Baha’i rift. Baha’is upset with Orthodox Baha’i Faith May 18, 2009
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-05-18/news/0905170216_1_ortho

Comments posted to The Chicago Tribune Forum on one page:
http://www.fglaysher.com/bahaicensorship/Chicago_Tribune.html

Baha’i Faith & 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
http://bahaifaith7thcircuitcourtofappeals.blogspot.com

Yahoo Group – ReformBahai
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReformBahai


Blood thicker than water?

This is a short account of Bahaullah and his brother Mirza Yahya Noori, their lives together and the animosity between them. The objective of this article is simply to bring to the fore that fact that Bahaullah did not practice what he preached.

Let us see how.

Mirza Yahya “Subh-e-Azal” was 13 years younger than Bahaullah. He became a Babi at the age of 14. According to Nuqtatul Qaaf, when Mirza Yahya went in the presence of Qurratul Ayn at Barfarosh, “She truly nourished him with her milk until he became strong in manners and ethics under her training and guidance.”

Since Mirza Yahya was a great favorite of Quddoos and Qurratul Ayn, all the other Babis also humored him. Consequently, he became everybody’s ‘darling’. Even the Bab himself sent him prized personal possessions like his ink pot, papers, writings, dresses and rings to Mirza Yahya. Moreover in his will he clearly nominated Mirza Yahya as his successor.

The Emperor of Iran had executed the Bab. Naturally, the Babis bore a lot of animosity against him. A feeling of revenge had crept into them. All this resulted in an unsuccessful attempt by the Babis to assassinate the Emperor. This attempt having failed, the Emperor now knowing of the intention of the Babis was furious at them. He imprisoned all those involved in the assassination attempt. In this connection, Bahaullah was imprisoned, whereas, Mirza Yahya escaped to Baghdad posing as a Sufi. After spending 9 months in prison, Bahaullah was released after the intervention of the Russian Embassy. After his release, Bahaullah went to Baghdad.

For the next 10 years the two brothers lived in Baghdad. During this period, since Bab appointed Mirza Yahya as the successor, Bahaullah too surrendered to his orders and executed his commands as his agent. This becomes clear from his writings during this period, which are full of expression and devotion to Mirza Yahya and announce his obedience to him.

(Ref: Book of Iqan, by Bahaullah, Page 195)

This continued until a dispute arose between the brothers over the leadership of the followers. It is from here that the power struggle between them becomes apparent. Bahaullah abandoned obedience to Yahya’s orders and represented himself as the envoy of God and the leader of the Bahais. This claim which was in contradiction with the beliefs and the sayings of the Babis caused disunion and in this manner a conflict arose between Yahya and Bahaullah and consequently among their followers.

In this conflict, all human manners like ‘politeness’, etiquette’, were conveniently forgotten. Bahaullah called his brother as ‘lamb’ (Ref: Asrar al Athar-e-Khususi, Vol 4 page 197), ‘Satan’ (Ref: Asrar al Athar-e-Khususi. Vol 4, page 101 and Vol 5, page 346) and entitled him as a ‘bull’ (Bahaullah, the Book Badi, page 772). He abused him as a ‘deceptive snake’ (Asrar al Athar-e-Khususi, vol 4 page 34) and called his followers as ‘dogs’. (Ref: Asrar al Athar-e-Khususi, Vol 5 page 177) He considered their sayings as the calls of the ‘wolf’ and the ‘pig’ (Ref: Asrar al Athar-e-Khususi, Vol 5 page 177). At this time the brothers started divulging their hidden secrets. Consequently many of the concealed sins and unspeakable sins and defects hidden from the sight of the public were disclosed.

The disunion and conflict between the brothers and the followers did not cease with the name-calling and mud slinging, and after a while the followers of Bahaullah began to massacre the adherents of Yahya at his command. They trapped the opponents through foul lots and swooped down upon then and murdered them in cold blood

(Ref: Ishraq Khavari, Abd-al-Hamid, Tarikh-e-Amr. page 245).

Bahaullah had a sister by the name of Madame Iziyah, who wrote a book entitled “Awakening the Sleepy.” She points out to the inhuman massacres of the Babis in various parts of the book and names many people who had been killed through cutting off their necks or ripping off their bellies, or suffocating them in the river or shooting them, because of not believing in Bahaullah. (Ref: Iziya-e-Khanum, Tanbih-al-Na’imin, page 15-16)

This article is not about the inhuman acts of the group. The aim of the investigation has not been to prepare a report of their crimes, because only a list of them will form a voluminous book. We wanted to see only how this ideology which claims to be divine, has met the needs of men for unity and solidarity.

We saw that the foundation of this religion was essentially built on opposition to unity and correlation. We know that the family is the smallest and the most correlative organ of society and the cornerstone of the high mansion of “Oneness of Mankind.”

Now if someone does not want to and is unable to establish unity in this small unit and on the contrary induces an abusive and bloody conflict in its place, he will never be able to think of “Oneness of Mankind”, and will make no effort to create it. Rather he will make an attempt to destroy it as far as he can.

The above article and the references make it clear that Bahaullah was unable to maintain a united relationship with his brother. While he adhered to him in lesser times, he conveniently abandoned him at the first available opportunity. Truly, this reflects on the personality of Bahaullah and opens our eyes to their deception.


Biography of Neal Chase

Neal Chase is the great grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, third President of the Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah (www.UHJ.net) and current Guardian of the Baha’i Faith seated upon the throne of King David which is to last for ever (Psalms 89; Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, page 15).

Background and Education

Neal Chase was born on Candlemas Sunday, January 30, 1966 in Bridgeport Connecticut, home of the Charter Oak. As a child he attended Live Oaks elementary School. Later his family moved to Oak Park, Michigan, where they lived in Stratford Court near 8 Mile Road on the limit of the city of Detroit. He received his secondary education at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was elected to student government without campaigning, and graduated as President of his class. He attended college for two years at Michigan State University, in East Lansing Michigan, located near the home of Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), where he first came into contact with the Baha’i religious faith in 1985.

In 1987, on March 21, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he helped to establish the Mid-Western Baha’i Center of the United States, giving public talks at the University of Wisconsin, on diverse subjects such as the Harmonic Convergence, the Prophecy of Great Pyramid of Giza, the Book of Revelation as well as holding Baha’i Firesides in his home, and continuing his research and educational work.

After moving to Montana in August of 1990, he lived in the city of Deer Lodge, Montana, continuing research on prophecy fulfillment and publishing his book “Ezekiel’s Temple in Montana”. He later re-entered school in 1995 at the University of Montana, receiving his Bachelors Degree in Psychology on 22 December, 2000 AD, with a minor in History, and a specialization in symbolic systems in Mathematics, of which he also received the Mac Johnson Family Scholarship award for Mathematical Analysis in 1997. He currently holds a Master’s Degree, Master of Science in Psychology, and is working on his doctoral program toward completion of his Ph.D. Thesis.

Religion and Spirituality

As a young boy in Connecticut, Neal Chase, began to be aware of religious and spirituality experiences occurring in every day life. In a recent interview he explained that though he was not able to articulate it then due to his extreme youth, it came in general the form of a supernatural, yet invisible, persistent Presence. This Presence had a definite mind, will and purpose, and though its effects were noticed and observed by all those present during these occasions, the other people would come up with excuses to deny its existence, or to explain away it effects as mundane coincidences. He explains, “This Presence or Entity, was attempting to communicate, not just to myself, but apparently to everyone – it had a definite message to communicate to all the world of humanity, and was continually and persistently trying to make itself known. However, these attempts would wax and wane, like the Moon and the Tides, depending upon the amount of love or light in the room. It would appear to withdraw during episodes of negativity, and in its absence calamity, accidents and catastrophes would occur to greater and lesser degrees.

“The people I was surrounded by at that time were scientific, but avowed atheists, of a purely materialistic foundation. Ethnically my background of my family of origin is Jewish on both my father and my mother’s side. Jewish means descended from the tribe of Judah. That is the tribe of King David. But as atheists, secular Jews, I was, therefore brought up with no religious indoctrination or belief system of any type, which was a great blessing for myself on this plane, for it provided me with no preconceived ideas whatsoever.

“At any rate, directly experiencing and observing the effects of this phenomenon we have mentioned, helped to create in myself a life-long dedication and desire to both love to know and to come into constant direct contract with this Presence. Later, as I got older, I found that others had reported such events within their own life-times, or had pursued the evocation and invocation of such experiences – and that many of these people came from my own hereditary background as Hebrews from the family and lineage of Abraham, who himself had these types of natural, yet metaphysical, lifelong experiences. For example, Jesus, a descendant of Abraham through King David through his father Joseph (Rom. 1:3, 4 KJV) had similar experiences as this, until finally, un-submerging from the Jordan River – Jordan means the descender –  he went up onto the Mountain for 40 days and 40 nights, and met with the Devil and Satan.

“Moses likewise went up onto a mountain where it is said he conversed with God while in the presence of bush that burned but which was not consumed. This is actually a species of plant from that area called the gas pant that Moses happened to be standing in front of upon Sinai when he had his experience. These plant secretes an oil from its leaves, which when very hot become gaseous and ignite on fire, thus the leaves give off a gas that burns with a flame of fire from every individual leaf, yet the species of bush is not consumed at all. It is all very scientific. Likewise Buddha under the bow tree in India, Krishna in the war chariot of Arjuna, Adam in the Garden of Qadman, Muhammad in the Cave of Hira, Zoroaster (of the Magi) at the setting sun, the Bab in a dream, and Baha’u’llah in the Siyah-Chal (the dungeon of the Black Pit), Who describes this presence as the appearance of a Beautiful Maiden, as well as all the other believers such as Galileo, Bruno, Newton, John Dee, Einstein, MLK (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), the Hebrew prophets, Nostradamus, Joseph Smith, Wavoka, Black Elk, etc., all relate similar experiences to greater and lesser degrees.”

Born Again Baha’i

After having reached the age of maturity in his teens, Neal Chase, had a born again experience which resulted in his accepting Jesus and the scriptures of the Bible as authentic, though it obviously contained many mysteries that were unexplained. These would later be explained to him through the methodology of his mentor Dr. Leland Jensen, the last remaining Knight of Baha’u’llah. He explains that though he now recognized and accepted Jesus he was unable to join any Christian church or organized religion. Later he found out about Christianity, like Judaism and Islam, and the other world religions including Baha’i had been hijacked and turned into money making schemes by usurpers called “clergy” for their own aggrandizement and empowerment. In fact when all the promised ones and messengers from God appeared they were one and all opposed by this same “clergy class” of every day and age. The Jewish clergy such as Caiaphas was opposed to Jesus, the Christian clergy was against Muhammad, the Islamic clergy against that of the Bab, the followers of the Bab, like the followers of John the Baptist that were opposed to Jesus, were against Baha’u’llah, the “Baha’is” were against ‘Abdu’l-Baha and killed his grandson Shoghi Effendi, the first Guardian, and so the ball of corruption continues to roll down throughout the ages.

At the age of 19 while attending Michigan State University, he first learned of the Baha’i Covenant preserved in the School of Dr. Leland Jensen, the last remaining Knight of Baha’u’llah. After a thorough interview he was matriculated into the college, where he received an education in religion, free of price.

He explains that all throughout his life, experiences and education, where God is the Real Teacher, he has always remained on one steady course. That he never actually converted to any other religion or Truth other than that which he had always held and experienced from the beginning – instead it has been a continual process in deepening into the Reality, never being separated from it. That through these many experiences though he has grown and matured spiritually as an individual, he has always remained the same personality and same individual since birth. He explains that this is not always the case for other people. For example take the famous cases of Paul or Nebuchadnezzar. These people belong to a religion or hold certain views that are different from that which is grounded in the Reality. Therefore when they come into contact with this Light and shines penetrating deeply into the core of their being, they undergo a conversionary experience which changes their personality and identity. Thus Saul became Paul. And Nebuchadnezzar lost his mind and ate grass like a cow, it says in Daniel, for 7 years, until his mind returned to him and was restored to the Kingdom under a different identity and different name re-created as wholly different person.

“Now this is different from the regular path of growth and transformation that is predestined for all in stages of maturation from the cradle to the grave, until in the final transformation the spiritual being is released from the mortal coil, as the caterpillar is released from the cocoon as a butterfly. The work in Greek for butterfly is psyche which literally means Soul. The Egyptians wrapped their dead in windings like a cocoon for the symbology of this reason. Thus the ancients had concept of the immortality of the soul as well, living transformed like the winged butterfly in the spirit world which is our real home of magic, love and light, where the Presence of God is absolute. Jesus called this true home the Kingdom of God. Now Baha’u’llah – The Revelation of the Most Great Name – has brought this Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Thus this is heaven on earth. The purpose the Davidic Kingship seated upon the throne of King David is so that we can recognize the true Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah from fakes frauds and imitations. This is so we can all live inside the shelter of this Spiritual City while our bodies are gathered together here on earth and our hearts dwell within this Kingdom. Those outside of this Kingdom, like those deprived of food and shelter in this world, suffer, are in darkness, and feel the sorrows of remoteness and are sad. Therefore as the door of this Kingdom are continually open, we call to them and invite them to the Supper of God. However, in that state outside the Kingdom, wars over oil and false religion occur on a daily bases. Rape, murder, injustice, ignorance, poverty, disease and all forms of depravity and illness are inflicted against the people almost on a daily basis. Therefore the people pray to God for relief. And God, being the Source of loving kindness IMMEDIATELY comes to their aid and answers their prayer. He sends them Baha’u’llah, the Prince of Peace and His everlasting Covenant of the Davidic Kingship to Comfort the people and establish this peace on earth from this time forth and for ever more.

“Thus the people pray for peace on earth and God immediately sends them the Prince of Peace, Baha’u’llah with His Covenant of peace. But the people don’t want Baha’u’llah and don’t want His Covenant. So the wars go on and the world remains in this state. This is prophesied to continue until the unimaginable point of unbearability. Then the people will think again and turn unto God. This will only occur after greater and greater levels of escalating catastrophes. Thus World War II was worse than World War I. Vietnam was worse than World War II. This current War which really started with the 9-11 is worse than all the other wars put together, and is getting worse and worse every day. As it is based upon violence it is unwinnable. Only establishing the Covenant of peace will remove these difficulties. This will not be accomplished through war, but through education and understanding. This is the true foundation of this Kingdom. This is why God has sent us the love of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the wisdom and guidance of Baha’u’llah. So that we could us the document of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha to frame our own constitution for the Kingdom of God upon the earth. Everything is possible in this Kingdom. Nothing is possible outside of it. This is why it is written, “Behold I make all things new”.

“As long as we form that Council with the Davidic Kingship as a working loyal, loving and equal co-member of the family of man, we remain under the provisions of the covenant. If we reject this living person and deprive or deny him his personal rights, freedoms and inheritance, then we have rejected denied and robbed everyone of their individual rights, freedoms and inheritances as well. His inheritance is not he greatest inheritance it is only the most public the most visible. Thus it is a “sign from God” (W&T, p. 11). A sign that as he is deprived all shall be deprived; As he has received all shall receive. Now for me personally, I have not one worldly desire or aim. My whole life demonstrates this for all who know me. Thus I have achieved my goals and received my inheritance of both this world and the next. Can we say that Jesus was deprived and cast out by God because he hung on the cross? Absolutely not! Can we say that Baha’u’llah was deprived of God’s love, Presence and grace, because he was imprisoned and in exile for 40 years? Heavens no! Thus like ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and all the other servants of this Kingdom, I am firm in secure in my inheritance, and as I have received this to shall all the true believers under the provisions of this everlasting covenant receive and in greater bounty and shares than that which I myself have been so generously given in both this world and the next.”

Exilarch

Neal Chase says that the best way to understand his position in society is that of an Exilarch. The Exilarchs are the exiled monarchs of king David. The word Exilarch literally means EXILed monARCH.

The first Exilarch is King Jehoiachin who was the last King to sit on the throne of King David in Jerusalem and the first King to be seated upon the throne of King David in exile, in Babylon. It states in the Bible that Nebuchadnezzar brought the Davidic King and the throne of King David is exile into Babylon with him. Later that one of Nebuchadnezzar’s successors took Jehoiachin out of prison and set him back upon the throne of David and exalted the throne of King David above the throne of the other kings in captivity. From that time foreword the throne-line of King David has continued in exile down to the present day.

The most famous of all the historical Exilarchs of the past is the Exilarch Bostanai. Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha are direct male sperm descendants of King David through Solomon and Exilarch Bostanai through his Persian wife Dara of the throne-line. Neal Chase is also a direct-male sperm descendant of the Exilarch Bostanai through his Persian wife Dara, but from the cadet branch of the family of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha that moved North into Russia out of the country of Persia which is modern day Iran.

Shiloh Prophecy

The Shiloh Prophecy of Genesis 49:10 sates that the scepter shall depart between the feet and legs of Judah when Shiloh comes (KJV) and when it comes to whom it belongs (RSV). Between the feet and legs of Judah are the reproductive organs. The Shiloh prophecy is therefore the well known prophecy that when the second coming of Christ comes in the Potency of the Everlasting Father seated upon the throne of King David (Is. 9:6-7) He – The Ancient Root – will have physical son – the BRANCH – of which Baha’u’llah had ‘Abdu’l-Baha the Most Great Branch, and then after this Root and Branch, the throne-line shall pass out from between the feet and legs of Judah in fulfillment of this Shiloh Prophecy and thus be continued by adoption – the Grafted Branch (Heb. Tsemach). Thus ‘Abdu’l-Baha writes:

“Consider!  The Divine Gardener cuts off the dry or weak branch from the good tree and grafts to it a branch from another tree. He both separates and unites. This is that which His Holiness Christ says: that from all the world they come and enter the Kingdom, and the children of the Kingdom shall be cast out.” (‘Abdu’l-Baha, Master’s Last Tablet to America, cf. Baha’i World Faith, p. 438)

This is what is meant when it states that the Gentiles will inherit the Kingdom. This is through adoption of the throne line. The prophecy further states (see Paul Romans 11 for more) that a natural branch shall then be grafted back in to inherit, when it comes “to whom it belongs”. This Shiloh Prophecy therefore is fulfilled in the throne-line succession directly following Baha’u’llah’s son ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

In fulfillment of Biblical prophecy ‘Abdu’l-Baha adopted an American from the prophesied family of Masons. This American is Charles Mason Remey Aghsan. His father’s family is that of Rear Admiral Remey of which an American battleship is named, and his mother, of the female line, is from the promised family Mason. Thus his middle name is actually the family name of the female line, and he was known to his friends as Mason Remey.

AGHSAN means BRANCH

As ‘Abdu’l-Baha adopted Mason Remey to be his son, Mason Remey not only inherited the throne of King David after his father ‘Abdu’l-Baha, but also the family sur-name of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha entitled “Aghsan”. Aghsan literally means “branches” Ghusn being the singular in Arabic and Persian for one branch. Baha’u’llah referred to all his sons and male descendants as Aghsan – branches. Thus ‘Abdu’l-Baha was called the Most Great Branch. Therefore Mason Remey AGHSAN, is the direct male line successor to ‘Abdu’l-Baha upon the throne of King David. An adopted son has all the rights and privileges of a natural son including the kingship. Mason in turn adopted his son Pepe, to succeed him as the only remaining aghsan in all the world. In 1991, Pepe adopted Neal Chase, a natural branch from the same family as that of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha back into the throne-line succession to inherit as his only son both the name of AGHSAN and the legal succession to the throne of King David after him. In the year 2001 AD, on the day of September 21, the Autumnal or Fall Equinox, God fulfilled His promise and brought forth his “servant the BRANCH [Aghsan]” (Zech. 3:8 KJV) and this was the projection of the identity of Neal Chase in this role as the modern day Exilarch seated upon David’s throne into the media, the internet and the court system.

As this kingship is not recognized by the majority of the people who are still unaware of this, the actual implementation of government for the material affairs of all mankind remains impeded; and thus this kingship and the current guardian remains in exile. Also as the mainstream “Baha’is” led by Ruhiyyih Khanum and the “Hands” have violated the Covenant of Baha’u’llah and broken every single provision of the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha which is the Charter of the Kingdom, this kingship remains in exile from the historical Baha’i World Center properties of the Heroic and Formative Age in Haifa Israel as well. Thus it is in exile as an Exilarch.

However, in the place of its exile, the snow-white spot where ‘Abdu’l-Baha designated its Rest in the Rocky Mountains of the United States during his visit in 1912, this fulfills the visions of the Book of Revelation for the New Jerusalem prophecies in the Rocky Mountains. This prophecy has been fully explained in the Book “Ezekiel’s Temple in Montana” by Neal Chase and is depicted upon the map here http://www.bupc.org/new-jerusalem.html at http://www.BUPC.org.

Thus everything is how it should be!

Prophecies, Predications and Press Releases

Though the author of many books, letters, papers and articles of many subjects, Neal Chase has received the most public notoriety for his press release in which he accurately predicted the many future events now all come to pass, pertaining especially to the siege of the city of New York (the 9-11) and the War on Terror with al-Qaeda, and the invasion of Iraq and the killing of Saddam Hussein. These are fully explained at http://www.BUPC.org. What is unusual about this controversial subject, is the confirmation of many witnesses to this that themselves are of the mainstream or material perspective, as this article from the Missoula Newspaper demonstrates:

“In an editorial in The Missoulian, editor Mark Matthews, who had conducted several personal interviews with Neal Chase in his home in Missoula years earlier writes in ‘A Time to Weep’, written only days after the 9/11 attacks: “How could this have happened [the 9-11 attacks]? Some will say it’s the beginning of the Biblical End Times. For a number of years, members of… Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant have predicted that the World Trade Center Towers would be bombed by terrorists.” (The Missoulian, Editorial, September 20, 2001) A year after the 9/11 attacks The Missoulian newspaper also published a statement from Victor Woods, that Neal Chase had accurately predicted the date of the attacks. (Missoulian article September 16, 2002). The accuracy of this prediction is well known to everyone in Montana that saw or watched Neal Chase on MCAT (Missoula Community Access Television, on his program Baha’i Phone-live that aired from 1992 until 2001” (Michaud, J. Understanding Prophecy Fulfillment)

Thus Mark Matthews a Journal independent of the Baha’i faith documents that for many years Neal Chase, along with Dr. Jensen had predicted the current state of world affairs of the now so-called “War on Terror”, which Neal Chase described as a “World Civil War” as well as the triggering event, the destruction of the Trade Towers. Still yet come is the expectation of the nuclear attack on the UN Building, and the escalating entanglement with Israel and Iran. Neal Chase accurately predicted over a half a dozen events in what he published as a prophetic time-line, as well as giving the exact dates from the scriptures for the execution of Saddam Hussein, stating that the final attack on the UN Building is to occur after the assassination of Saddam which was fulfilled on Eid al-Adha, several years ago. This prediction can be viewed on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un1q-03RrPU and the Prophecies Press Release and Predictions can be studied here http://www.bupc.org/bupc-press-releases.html at http://www.BUPC.org.

Court Cases: Montana and Colorado

After September 21, 2001, Neal Chase has been continually attacked by the Covenant-breaking Baha’is in variety of court cases and venues. Of the collateral damage in these cases is the loss of his two children and the dissolution of his first marriage.

The Covenant-breakers first tried to hijack the second IBC/UHJ that Dr. Leland Jensen had established on January 9, 1991, exactly 40 years after Shoghi Effendi had established the first one in January 9, 1951. Exactly as the Hands and the liaison officer of the first Council Ruhiyyih Khanum had one and all rejected Mason Remey AGHSAN and attempted to hijack away the first IBC/UHJ and set up a headless Monster “UHJ” in its place, remarkably enough, the newly appointed members of the second IBC/UHJ including the second Liaison Officer, also attempting to dissolve the second IBC/UHJ. Neal Chase along with the other loyal members of the Council, active and firm in the Covenant were able to prevent this, and the council remains established since 1991.

Having found themselves removed from the Council by their own nefarious activities, outside the provisions of the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and unsuccessful in their attempt to imitate Ruhiyyih Khanum and the “hands” – their coalition coup fell apart each going their own separate ways and making different claims. This resulted in the formation of more than one minority factions, none of which in and of itself amounted to either a quorum or majority of the Council.

One notorious faction led by the former Treasurer of the Council, allied itself with another faction led by the former wife of Neal Chase, who had taken away his two children via the American family court system, using religion and his role as the Guardian as pretext, all the while telling the children that their father had been expelled from the Baha’i Faith as Covenant-breaker (that is by her group allied with the group of the Treasurer) and therefore they should shun him and have no contact with him on these religious grounds whatsoever. This joint scheme was first run through the Courts system of the local Colorado Baha’i Council and then up through to the second IBC/UHJ. When it failed there, that is it divided the IBC/UHJ members, these two factions then took the case to the State Courts of both Montana and Colorado: to Montana to destroy the IBC/UHJ and in Colorado, to separate the children from their father.

However in the interim, these two factions separated themselves from the rest of the community, declared Neal Chase and those with him to be Covenant-breakers, and began to indoctrinate and alienate his own children into this way of thinking as well. It was Mason Remey all over again. Families were destroyed, homes wrecked, by these usurpers who – with no authority from the Will and Testament and text of the Covenant – aggrandized to themselves the switcheroo to declare those who remained firm in the Covenant as violators.

This choice of tactic by his former wife, though reported to the Colorado court as definite “parental alienation” by the Court appointed special advocate was upheld and enforced against him and two minor children by the Colorado Family courts. Not knowing what else he could do, not wishing to further disrupt the lives of his children who received threats and alienation tactics by the other parties after his visits with him, and after a very long and protracted attempt to be able to preserve visitation and relationships with his children, and after going into debt into the amount of tens of thousands of dollars, when asked about this, he said, “These types of things happen to many people – therefore why should I be spared from these things, when my mission to is to help the people. Jesus was not the only person crucified thousands of years of ago, this was a common occurrence that happened to many people. Another famous example is Spartacus. Examples such as these lead to the fall of the Roman Empire. America must transform or fall as well. The choice rests its leadership in government, in education, in the media, etc. The Baha’i faith brings justice for all, not justice for one. Therefore Baha’u’llah suffered 40 years of injustice, ‘Abdu’l-Baha 40 years, Dr. Jensen suffered this type of injustice as well, and so shall I. This is because this faith, the true Baha’i Faith, establishes something the world has never seen before, Justice. Therefore those that promotes this learn a lesson in justice through these type of glaring injustices. Many of the people have lost their families and loved ones in these types of violations of the Covenant. Having survived these things many of these people – have seen through the lies, slander and calumny of the enemy and have seen and felt the real love and light and kindness and perseverance of those true ones under the provisions of the Covenant and have now come back from the many other groups (who masqueraded as “Baha’i”) and have found refuge, haven and reunion with their families and loved here under the provisions of the Covenant in the true Kingdom, in association and communion with the living Davidic King, an aghsan, the great grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, in exile. It is the love of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and his scared Will and Testament that has drawn them all back, and re-grown the beautiful leaves, flowers and fruit on this blessed tree of the international community of the Covenant.

“This is what ‘Abdu’l-Baha himself has said in his Last Tablet to America, “Behold from all over the world they come and enter the Kingdom, and the children of the Kingdom are cast out!”  The real thing is to live the life, this means not hating anybody or anyone form any reason. Jesus said we must love on another. Thus you must love you neighbor, but you don’t have to love the bad things he does to you. I have fullest confidence of God’s wisdom in all things. In the end al the people will come back under the Covenant. They will do this in this life or the next. What choice have they? There is no where else to go, but into the Light. Surely they can hide from this from a few short years here, but in the end, as we live on his earth, and breath his air, and eat his food, there is no where else to go, no other place, haven or refuge. The problem for the people, is the type of adjustments they may need to make based upon what they have done. Therefore ours is not top judge or condemn, but to leave them over to God for He is the prayer hearing prayer answering Lord! For example is the prayer or sacred verse “There but for the grace of God go I!” Therefore in cases such as these we must be every cautious to not only remain firm in the Covenant according to the letter, but to the spirit as well. When my other children are mature and are grown into their own, I will see them again, soon enough. This is predestined, if they share these same qualities and attributes we have spoken of here today.”

The attempted to destroy the IBC/UHJ in the Montana Courts bore no fruit for the violators either. In the end, they disbanded and went their own separate ways. All that remains, is the evidence, proofs, bona fides and legal credentials within the court system, for lawyers to see how the succession of the throne-line of King David continues legally from Baha’u’llah, to ‘Abdu’l-Baha, to Mason, Pepe and then to Neal Chase.

Court Cases: United Nations and United States Federal

http://www.bupc.org/wipo/wipo-press-release.html

Begun a little while after, but continued con-currently with the Colorado and Montana cases, began the assault against the UHJ (www.UHJ.net) by the original group or ex-IBC members and their successors the ones that attacked Mason Remey AGHSAN back in 1957-1960. Thus while the ex-menders of the second IBC set up by Dr. Jensen were attacking the Guardian, the ex-members of the first IBC set up by Shoghi Effendi attacked him as well. They first attacked him in the United Nations through World Intellectual and Property Organization, whose international courts are based in Geneva Switzerland. Having no formal background in law whatsoever, he single handedly wrote the legal response to their caviling and claims citing the Will and testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and showing that they were the ones outside the legal provisions of the CHARTER (the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, see Shoghi Effendi, World Order of Baha’u’llah, page 144 for more) and therefore could not be the actual Universal House of Justice that Baha’u’llah revealed, ‘Abdu’l-Baha delineated and Shoghi Effendi constituted on January 9, 1951 that continues on to this day at http://www.UHJ.net. They lost the case. Thus Goliath fell to one small stone flung by a descendant of King David. The Guardian therefore won the right for all the Baha’is of the world to teach the faith under the provisions of the Covenant internationally at the United Nations venue. Is it any wonder that the teaching effort has exploded on the scene internationally since that time? Now the majority of people are becoming educated to the meaning and provisions of very single verse of the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

Not satisfied with this sudden and devastating defeat, the Covenant-breakers then dragged the dead carcass of their defeat into United States Federal Court in the city of Chicago – forcing the Guardian to come down off the mountain with the other members of the UHJ to be deposed as well as to testify in open court. They lost again.

This episode has been chronicled by the station chief of the United States Mid-West Baha’i Center who attended the proceedings as witness to these historic events. The Covenant-breakers appealed the decision. So this Cause progresses through opposition as it is written: “What man pans for evil God plans for Good so that many people shall be saved”.

Select Works

Television and Radio. Every Friday night from 1992-2001, Neal Chase, hosted a weekly live call-in talk show on MCAT (Missoula Cable Access Television) called Bahá’í Phone-in Live. The format allowed callers to discuss issues ranging from religion, world events, politics, and special interests. Neal Chase was also invited to be a guest on the Art Bell radio show Coast to Coast AM on March 25, 1993, soon after the first World Trade Center Bombing which he accurately predicted. Neal Chase also appeared on Michael Moore’s TV Nation Episode  Five where Dr. Leland Jensen was featured.

Neal Chase has also appeared in many other publications, reviews and literature, some of which focused upon the scientific study of the Baha’i Faith.

“One of the most significant events in the history of the [Baha’i Faith ] BUPC was the recruitment of Neal Chase, a spiritual seeker from Wisconsin who proved to be brilliant at synthesizing Jensen’s teachings [establishing Baha’u’llah] with other prophetic beliefs… By 1990, Jensen, then seventy-six, had turned much of the responsibility for interpreting the scriptures over to Chase.” (Stone, J. R. Expecting Armageddon, p. 271, 272).

Personal Life

Neal Chase is re-married and currently lives in the United States of America in the Rocky mountains with his wife and their two children.

Publications. Aside from the large body of his published and unpublished letters, writings, press releases and research materials, some of his most notable publications include:

Ezekiel’s Temple in Montana.

Lazarus the Sick World.

Higher Dimensional Geometry in Mathematical Modeling.

Religion and Spirituality in the Psychology of Personality.

Universal Cycles of Time: 2012 and the Celestial Magi.

Links

http://www.UHJ.net
http://www.BUPC.org