Baha’i Teachings Honoring Jesus Christ

Baha’is believe in the Sonship and Divinity of Jesus, and revere Him.

Baha’u’llah glorified Jesus and His Divine mission:

…when the hour of the Revelation of Jesus drew nigh, a few of the Magi, aware that the star of Jesus had appeared in heaven, sought and followed it, till they came unto the city which was the seat of the Kingdom of Herod. The sway of his sovereignty in those days embraced the whole of that land. These Magi said: “Where is He that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east and are come to worship Him!” [Matthew 2:2] When they had searched, they found out that in Bethlehem, in the land of Judea, the Child had been born. This was the sign that was manifested in the visible heaven.” (Baha’u’llah, The Book of Certitude, p. 63)

Baha’u’llah also wrote about Jesus: “We testify that when He came into the world, He shed the splendor of His glory upon all created things. Through Him the leper recovered from the leprosy of perversity and ignorance. Through Him, the unchaste and wayward were healed. Through His power, born of Almighty God, the eyes of the blind were opened, and the soul of the sinner sanctified. Leprosy may be interpreted as any veil that interveneth between man and the recognition of the Lord, his God. Whoso alloweth himself to be shut out from Him is indeed a leper…” (Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 86)

Every discerning observer will recognize that in the Dispensation of the Qur’án both the Book and the Cause of Jesus were confirmed. . . . Muhammad . . . recognized the truth of the signs, prophecies, and words of Jesus, and testified that they were all of God.” (Baha’u’llah, The Book of Certitude, p. 20)

In 1912, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the son of Baha’u’llah, traveled in Europe, Canada, and across the United States, giving public talks. Some of these can be read in the book The Promulgation of Universal Peace. A selection from that book: “Jesus Christ summoned all to the Most Great Peace through the acquisition of pure morals. If the moral precepts and foundations of divine civilization become united with the material advancement of man, there is no doubt that the happiness of the human world will be attained and that from every direction the glad tidings of peace upon earth will be announced.” (‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 109)

All the books mentioned above can be read at Bahairesearch.com.

 

 

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