1. R

    How do Bahais justify controversial Lifestyles of Manifestations of God

    How do Bahais justify or rationalize controversial Lifestyles of Manifestations of God? such as: Baha'u'llah's polygamy and the weird 2nd and 3rd wives and his traitorous children sired from his 2nd and 3rd wives ? Abraham traumatizing the living $#*! out of one his sons by almost...
  2. R

    What are all the known Manifestations of God? And hints of Unknown Manifestations?

    From what I remember The Bahais categorically recognize these founders of Religions as "Manifestations of God": Baha'u'llah and the Bab Muhammad Jesus Buddha Moses Abraham Zoroaster and some others? Which ones else did I fail to list?
  3. T

    God vs. Self: How important is personal happiness?

    How important is personal happiness? What I am referring to is having material possessions, engaging in recreational activities that are fun, and engaging in activities that are physically pleasurable, oft referred to as the things of the flesh. One can look at this from a psychological...
  4. J

    Exile of Light of God and his Companions

    Look at how beautiful this video is: https://vimeo.com/channels/bahai/231240325
  5. Romane

    Extolling God's glory and majesty

    It seemed natural to place this under Prayers, as this, the time when we are praying, is the greater likelihood of one extolling to the utmost God's glory and majesty. However, it could just as justifiably be listed under Mysticism. Why should we extoll to the utmost God's glory and majesty...
  6. D

    Will God's forgiveness solve every difficulty?

    Hi all, I am wondering if you could offer your thoughts on the way that God's forgiveness might affect my life. I have been ill for the last 4 years with mental health problems, and have only been working part time for some of it, for the rest of the time I have been volunteering. So my...
  7. F

    Did God intend for the religions of the world to become distorted?

    Did God intend for the religions of the world to become distorted and if not, why did He continue to send different prophets KNOWING that eventually the message would be lost and distorted? I'm just trying to understand the logic behind why God would continue sending prophets knowing that...
  8. T

    Did Baha'u'llah receive a direct message from God?

    Would we as Baha'is say that Baha'u'llah received a direct message from God? The message came through the Holy Spirit, from the Maid of Heaven, but can we say it came from God directly? I ask this because I am conversing with a man on a religious forum and I know he is going to ask me this, if...
  9. J

    Bahai Interpretation: Of Jesus Christ as Son of God

    What is the Baha'i interpretation of Jesus Christ as Son of God:confused:
  10. J

    Taking God's name in vain

    I had a question about the Baha'i faith. Does someone go to hell for taking God's name in vain? In Christianity a pastor told me that Christian's do not go to hell for taking God's name in vain. The Christian minister told me that is the Jewish and Muslim religions belief. Personally, I think...
  11. M

    Disobeying God's Teaching On Gender Equality.

    "The equality of men and women is a fundamental principle, women are not inferior to men, and should not be subordinate to men in aspects of social life. Women have always been equal to men, and the reason why women have so far not achieved this equality is due to the lack of adequate...
  12. Y

    Pray to God or Bahá'u'lláh ?

    I've read all the writings from the guardian on advice on being allowed to pray to Bahá'u'lláh or God. I have a question is it acceptable to ask Bahá'u'lláh for forgiveness ? Does he have the power to forgive someone's sins or is that only God's? I'm really struggling with the concept of...
  13. Y

    Paradise/Heaven is closeness to god meaning??

    Why does closeness to god mean paradise? What does closeness to god even mean? In previous religions especially islam we are taught that heaven is a place of pure enjoyment .. Do you guys think thats what the baha'i faith is pure enjoyment for us and could this possibly be the meaning of the...
  14. D

    On the Manifestations of God

    Did Baha'u'llah ever specify that certain named individuals, and only certain named individuals, are to be considered Manifestations of God? Often listed within the Baha'i faith are nine: Abraham, Moses, Christ, Muhammad, The Bab, Baha'u'llah, Buddha, Krishna, and Zoroaster. But did Baha'u'llah...
  15. O

    Which GOD ?

    I stumbled on this Baha'i, religion/belief and read about its pupose, beliefs. One world, all humans are equal valued, all animals are equal valued, all life is equal valued (this is what i conclude if im correct). Another religion ontop of religions, with good intentions. But which GOD does it...
  16. D

    How to practise the law of 'reciting the verses of God every morn and eventide'?

    I'm having a hard time understanding what this refers to specifically. "Recite ye the verses of God every morn and eventide. Whoso faileth to recite them hath not been faithful to the Covenant of God and His Testament..." - Baha'u'llah 1. Does this involve both prayer and reading the Writings...
  17. M

    God's Decree/Will

    Can anyone please show me parts in Bahai scripture that says that all the happenings in life, whether good or bad, are from God, or through His decree and thus we have to accept everything as His will?
  18. T

    Is this the wrath of God?

    Has anybody noticed all the natural disasters that have been taking place, hurricanes and earthquakes? This is unprecedented.... I can hardly stand to watch the news, it hurts so bad to see these people suffering. I spend almost all my free time posting on forums to nonbelievers and so the...
  19. T

    What are Manifestations of God?

    A Manifestation of God is a man but he is a higher order of creation from an ordinary man... “In His Tablet to Muhammad Sháh the Báb, moreover, has revealed: “I am the Primal Point from which have been generated all created things. I am the Countenance of God Whose splendor can never be...
  20. Babism

    View of God

    God doesn't exist personal, isn't part of universe or humankind God is Impersonal like Love 1 John 4:8 "God is love" John 4:24 "God is spirit" God is doing of goodness 1 John 4:6 " We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us God is love, and the one who abides in...