Bahaullah’s Claims and the RealityPosted: July 3, 2012
Making a claim is one thing, but backing it up is another matter! Bahaullah is the founder of the Baha’i Faith.
At wikipedia.org site we find that Bahá’u’lláh, the divine founder of the Bahai Faith, has made the following claims:
1-Bahá’u’lláh declared that he was the “Promised One” of all religions, fulfilling the messianic prophecies found in world religions.
2-He stated that his claims to being several messiahs converging one person were the symbolic, rather than literal, fulfilment of the messianic and eschatological prophecies found in the literature of the major religions.
3-Bahá’u’lláh’s eschatological claims constitute six distinctive messianic identifications: from Judaism, the incarnation of the “Everlasting Father” from the Yuletide prophecy of Isaiah 9:6, the “Lord of Hosts”; from Christianity, the “Spirit of Truth” or Comforter predicted by Jesus in his farewell discourse of John 14-17 and the return of Christ “in the glory of the Father”; from Zoroastrianism, the return of Shah Bahram Varjavand, a Zoroastrian messiah predicted in various late Pahlavi texts; from Shi’a Islam the return of the Third Imam, Imam Husayn; from Sunni Islam, the return of Jesus, Isa; and from Bábism, He whom God shall make manifest.
4-While Bahá’u’lláh did not claim himself to be either the Hindu or Buddhist messiah, he did so in principle through his writings.
5-Later, `Abdu’l-Bahá stated that Bahá’u’lláh was the Kalki avatar, who in the classical Hindu Vaishnavas tradition is the tenth and final avatar (great incarnation) of Vishnu who will come to end The Age of Darkness and Destruction.
6-Bahá’ís also believe that Bahá’u’lláh is the fulfilment of the prophecy of appearance of the Maitreya Buddha, who is a future Buddha who will eventually appear on earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure Dharma.
7-Bahá’ís believe that the prophecy that Maitreya will usher in a new society of tolerance and love has been fulfilled by Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings on world peace.
8-Bahá’u’lláh is believed to be a descendant of a long line of kings in Persia through Yazdgerd III, the last monarch of the Sasanian Dynasty; he also asserted to be a descendant of Abraham through his third wife Keturah.
It is easy claiming something, but the test is; can he back it up?
from Judaism, the incarnation of the “Everlasting Father”
Doesn’t the “Everlasting Father” means that this divine Father does not die and he is living in Heaven forever? But, Bahaullah (1817-1892) died at age of 75, like any other human being.
from Christianity, the “Spirit of Truth” or Comforter predicted by Jesus in his farewell discourse of John 14-17 and the return of Christ “in the glory of the Father”
The whole theology of Christianity evolves around the “Original Sin” and “Virgin Mary”. But, Bahaullah was born to his parents, and he had three wives and a dozon children. This looks Bahaullah, as the Returning Jesus, entirely has abolished the whole notion of the Christianity! Besides, the First Jesus could not be killed, he resurrected himself and he ascended to Heaven. But Bahaullah as the Returning Jesus unfortunately had lost this capablity and he died and he got buried under six foot earth!
from Shi’a Islam the return of the Third Imam, Imam Husayn.
In Shia Islam, they do not expect the return of the third Imam; Imam Husayn! They expect the return of the tweleveth Imam, Imam Mehdi; he is the “Promised One”!
Imam Mehdi is supposed to reveal his identity at a designated time, and conquer the whole world and glorify Islam.
It is worth mentioning that Imam Mehdi, the twelveth Imam, was born in 868 AD and according to Shia Islam he was hidden by God at the age of five. He is still alive but his identity is concealed. He is waiting for the time that God has decreed for his return. So, Imam Mehdi has been living over 1100 years, and upon his return he will be victorous over the evildoers. But, Bab (1819 -1850), the initiator of the Bahai Faith, claimed that he was Imam Mehdi, and he got killed by the verdict from the Shia Clergies for heresy. One might ask why the Returning Imam Mehdi (Bab) got killed without fulfilling his mission!?
From the outcome of Bab’s life, we can conclude that either Bab was an imposter! Or, the Shiete Faith has a false prophecy! In either case that makes Bab an imposter! Because, when you claim that you are the “Promised One” and you have showed up to complete your mission, then you are obligated to deliver the promised prophecy. Any failare, for any reason, negates the assumed claim.
While Bahá’u’lláh did not claim himself to be either the Hindu or Buddhist messiah, he did so in principle through his writings.
Budda taught people how to live their life without invoking God in his teachings. But Bahuallah, as the Returning Budda, gave his new instructions to people from his divine state of being! Then, we can conclude that Budda was wrong ignoring God in his early instructions!
It looks there is no limits for Man’s Arrogance! As soon as few people admiring us for our cisma or our talent, we tend to boast our status beyond any known deity! Because this Returning Jesus who is fulfilling the prophecies of all the other religions is far more complete than the Jesus who fulfilled just the Jews prophecies.
Hitler said and I paraphrase it; when you make an unbelievable lie the people tend to believe you! And the reason for that is so simple; they rationalize that this has to be true otherwise nobody dare to make this kind of outrageous lies and get away with it! In this case, Bahaullah claimed to be the embodyment of the Most Revered “Promised One” of all the religions, and Bahais are believing him whole heartily! The amazing part is, that most Bahais are highly educated and very informed people. And I thought no man could be this Gaullible, especially when you can read these kinds of evidences!