As a Baha'i I believe it will happen and that it has to happen. Moreover, it is already happening all around us at an increasingly rapid pace and in spite of the chaos all over the world, I am very excited, because the way things had been dragging on for decades, I thought I'd never see it within my lifetime. Now I am more hopeful that things are changing for the better, even if things have to fall apart before they get better. The darkest hour is just before the dawn of a new day. I believe this New Day has been ushered in by the coming of the Bab and Baha'u'llah.In this debate, even though this is a teaching of my faith, remember it will not be the Baha'i that will do this, if it is to happen. So will it and does it need to happen?
“The world’s equilibrium hath been upset through the vibrating influence of this most great, this new World Order. Mankind’s ordered life hath been revolutionized through the agency of this unique, this wondrous System—the like of which mortal eyes have never witnessed.” Gleanings, p. 136
The following short excerpts from longer tablets are very interesting. Who is We? I believe that "We" refers to God and Baha'u'llah, and perhaps the other Manifestations of God who inhabit the realms above. This quote indicates to me that humans will not be doing this alone, but rather we will be assisted by God.
“By My Self! The day is approaching when We will have rolled up the world and all that is therein, and spread out a new order in its stead. He, verily, is powerful over all things.” Gleanings, p. 313
This following excerpt again indicates that we will not be doing this alone, but rather we will be assisted by God. I believe that "acceptable in Our sight" means what will be acceptable in the sight of God and His Manifestations. This quote indicates that it will not be primarily the Baha'is who are building the new world order, but rather all of mankind will be involved. No such feat could ever be accomplished except by mankind working together. I can see that happening all over the world right now, mankind coming together with unity of purpose for the good of their fellow men, and I am very excited.
“Beseech ye the one true God to grant that all men may be graciously assisted to fulfil that which is acceptable in Our sight. Soon will the present-day order be rolled up, and a new one spread out in its stead. Verily, thy Lord speaketh the truth, and is the Knower of things unseen.” Gleanings, p. 7