From what I read Sam's reasons are Ok! After all its has led Sam to the right path, that being the case it must have meritNo Muhammad was a false prophet like your own.
Your prophet gave no knowledge from GOd.
That being said, you must agree that Sam's beliefs in God hurt better arguments and theists everywhere. His reason for believing in God is a joke. You agree right?
In fact, it is--at least in terms of what the Baha'i Faith teaches, because it states that our purpose here is twofold:My reason for believing is that I cannot conceive of there being no overall guidance or plan for worldly pursuits.... [Religion] is not about a purpose for living....
I believe you are correct, however, still the ultimate question of why we exist is not answered here. I believe I read that we are ultimately here to worship God, but it also states that God doesn't need to be worshiped. What you list is simply ways we can improve while we're here, and how we can get closer to perfection so our next life is more fulfilling.In fact, it is--at least in terms of what the Baha'i Faith teaches, because it states that our purpose here is twofold:
- As individuals, to acquire the spiritual virtues we'll need both here and in the Next Life.
- And in aggregate, to carry forward an ever-advancing, spiritually-based civilization.
Actually, no, Baha'i do not believe in the trinity. It is said that all Manifestations were born of flesh and blood just like human beings. What makes them different, however, is that they are perfect upon birth. They mirror God himself, and thus are able to reveal his message to the people of earth.Your religion touches on them but ignores the central thesis and ideas of the previous beliefs. Consider islam which abolished Icons for it was said that God does not ahve a form and thus cannot be depicted. yet in the New testament Paul (I know you don't like him much) tells us Christ was teh very Icon of the invisible God. The very image. Bahai can only be maintained on surface level. That is a generalised version of religions.
For instance If I say trinity
You will say "I believe in trinity to!"
Yet you have to ignore what I mean by trinity.
This is the essential flaw with what you just said.
You are mistaken, Abdul-Baha was not a Manifestation of God. Abdul-Baha was the son of Baha'u'llah, and nothing more.BAhai do not believe in the trinity? Strange I have had many bahai use this word before. But perhaps you are just being honest in acknowledging the trinity of Abdul-Baha is not the trinity of the church.
That being said, the context and the phrasing of the passage in general do not relate to such a thing. Paul is literally saying Jesus is the image of God. He was God incarnate. That was the understanding of the people who followed Paul so I trust them more than I do your prophet.
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