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Old 06-09-2018, 02:35 PM   #1
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Why The Hesitation?

I've been reading about the Baha'i Faith on and off for 9 years and have been on this forum for the same amount of time. a lot of the teachings coincide with what i have always believed in. but i keep pushing it on the back burner and in a couple of years i'd return to investigate further. maybe i read into the criticisms too much and should try more to find out why people are happy with the Baha'i Faith. I think the faith scares me based again on what bad experiences some people have had with it. But i think it's a beautiful Faith so i will continue to read and investigate.

Allah’u’abha.
 
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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Allah'u'abha

I can not answer your question

The response we have to this Faith is, in the end, all our own choice.

All I can say is, if the Message of Baha'u'llah is not right, then no message from God has ever been right. As all we can use to prove one Faith, will prove all Faiths, all we can conjure up and use to disprove a Faith, will in the end disprove all Faiths.

So we now know, it is all of them, or none of them.

That makes the choice easy, Baha'u'llah is the Messenger of this day

Regards Tony

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Old 06-09-2018, 08:58 PM   #3
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You know your absolutely right Tonyfish thank you for your insight.
 
Old 06-09-2018, 09:38 PM   #4
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I've been reading about the Baha'i Faith on and off for 9 years and have been on this forum for the same amount of time. a lot of the teachings coincide with what i have always believed in. but i keep pushing it on the back burner and in a couple of years i'd return to investigate further. maybe i read into the criticisms too much and should try more to find out why people are happy with the Baha'i Faith. I think the faith scares me based again on what bad experiences some people have had with it. But i think it's a beautiful Faith so i will continue to read and investigate.

Allah’u’abha.
I became a Baha'i about two weeks after I found out about it, but I was only 17 so I did not know what I was getting myself into..

I later dropped out due to personal problems I had to work out and only about five years ago did I decide to take the Faith seriously.

Now, over 47 years later, I do not regret my choice, although I am very serious about everything I do, so it is a lot of work for me now that I take it seriously.

For the last five years, I have been posting to people on forums day and night and most are atheists and Christians who do not like the Faith and many hurl calumnies at it... But I have never been one to listen to what other people say... According to Baha'u'llah, we should not listen to what other people say.

“IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD, THE EXALTED, THE MOST HIGH.
No man shall attain the shores of the ocean of true understanding except he be detached from all that is in heaven and on earth. Sanctify your souls, O ye peoples of the world, that haply ye may attain that station which God hath destined for you and enter thus the tabernacle which, according to the dispensations of Providence, hath been raised in the firmament of the Bayán.

The essence of these words is this: they that tread the path of faith, they that thirst for the wine of certitude, must cleanse themselves of all that is earthly—their ears from idle talk, their minds from vain imaginings, their hearts from worldly affections, their eyes from that which perisheth. They should put their trust in God, and, holding fast unto Him, follow in His way. Then will they be made worthy of the effulgent glories of the sun of divine knowledge and understanding, and become the recipients of a grace that is infinite and unseen, inasmuch as man can never hope to attain unto the knowledge of the All-Glorious, can never quaff from the stream of divine knowledge and wisdom, can never enter the abode of immortality, nor partake of the cup of divine nearness and favour, unless and until he ceases to regard the words and deeds of mortal men as a standard for the true understanding and recognition of God and His Prophets.”

The Kitáb-i-Íqán, pp. 3-4
 
Old 06-09-2018, 09:42 PM   #5
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So we now know, it is all of them, or none of them.
Which of course makes perfect logical sense, because why would a loving God favor one religion and its people and leave all the others out in the cold.
 
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