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Featured Was Bahaullah a "Bahai", please?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by paarsurrey, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    We could say the Bab was the first Baha'i, after all that Message was to prepare the way for all to accept Baha'u'llah.

    But as you suggested, names are a barrier to seeing the one source of light. I would say it is not wrong to say that the person of Baha'u'llah being the mirror of that light, is the First to be that light in the age it dawned and the first to live by that light.

    @Firemorphic

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  2. shunyadragon

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    Christ did not renounce his Jewish roots, because he claimed to fulfill His Jewish heritage and bring a New Religion to the world. Muhammad did not renounce the religion of the OT heritage.

    Being the "first Baha'i" is not relevant. Simply Baha'u'llah claimed to fulfill the prophecies, and founder of the Baha'i Faith. It is not relevant specifically to either the "pre-Iqan nor the "Iqan-period.

    Christ did not renounce his Jewish roots, because he claimed to fulfill His Jewish heritage and bring a New Religion to the world. Muhammad did not renounce the religion of the Old Testament. He fulfilled the Prophecies of the Old Testament. Baha'u'llah made the same claim as Christ and Muhammad, and fulfilled the prophecies. The claim of Baha'u'llah is in the writing of his own hand, and NOT necessarily in the Iqan.


    You are indeed in error John the Baptist indeed Baptized Jesus Christ, and began the new Sacrament of Christianity.
     
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  3. David1967

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    Why would he denounce Judaism if he was proclaiming to be the Jewish Messiah? His teaching however did lead to the Christian faith, much as I imagine Bahaulla's teachings lead to the Bahai faith. So you think Jesus died a natural death at around 120 years old? Interesting. Please consider starting a thread to explore that theory. Im intrigued.
     
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  4. Firemorphic

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    Why did you quote me? :D
     
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    Jesus wasn´t a Christian ? Then why did the leaders of the Jewish religion have him crucified ? The Apostles, all Jews, were given the task by Christ to give his Gospel to the world.

    Christian, followers of Christ. was the name given to them and the the ever expanding followers they created.

    His message was totally unacceptable to the Jews, and He knew his teachings would create a new movement separate from the Judaism of his day.

    When He knew they would reject Him, He rejected them, and offered the second covenant.

    Your statement about Christ being a Jew in any way but genetically is wrong, Your statement regarding Paul and the Church is wrong as well.
     
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    Your observations regarding Christ are as errant as far as East is from West.

    He was the perfect prototype Christian and he knew it, as did the Apostles, who saw him put into a tomb, stone cold dead at age 33, and spoke with him 3 days later. Many others saw him as well.

    You can´t love Him if you reject who and what he is, for bizarre fiction.
     
  7. paarsurrey

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    "You can´t love Him (Jesus)"

    If one likes one may read my thoughts in posts #5 and #13 on another thread , please.

    Regards
     
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    Some believe Jesus Christ escaped the Crucifiction, and lived in hiding with his family in Europe, or Egypt or where ever, including many Muslims.

    Surah 4:157-158 which says:

    “. . . they [the Jews] said (in boast), ‘We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah’ – But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not – Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself . . . .”

    This translation is subject to interpretation.

    Many in the Christian West still believe in various ways Christ survived the Crucifiction. There are a slew of books in the West that make this claim and a couple of movies.

    The Baha'i Faith believes that Jesus Christ died on the cross and escaped death spiritually Resurrected, and that is the interpretation of the Quran.
     
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    Does that makes John the first Christian?
     
  10. paarsurrey

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    I now understand that Bahaullah had not physical relationship with Bab and became Bab's follower:
    "Bahá'u'lláh first heard of the Báb when he was 27, and received a visitor sent by the Báb, Mullá Husayn, telling him of the Báb and his claims. Bahá'u'lláh became a Bábí and helped to spread the new movement, especially in his native province of Núr, where he became recognized as one of its most influential believers.[11][17]"
    Bahá'u'lláh - Wikipedia
    So, I stand corrected. I am an ordinary peaceful Ahmadiyya Muslim and I have no claim of any scholarship or piety for myself. I decide for myself and research for my own self. I have no hatred for Bahaullah, he had died and his destiny now rests with Allah- the One-True-Only-one G-d. I don't judge him.

    Regards friends!
     
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    It’s probably a little more complicated than that, however according to the Gospels John was sent to prepare the way for Christ, and in the Gospels John asks Jesus, “I have need to be baptised of you, and you come to me?” If these statements from the Gospel are correct, it is reasonable to assume that at some point John has acknowledged Jesus’ leadership amongst Jesus’ inner circle.
     
  12. Aupmanyav

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    Perhaps the Bahais are reading Bahullah's writing wrongly. Bahaullah may have remained a Twelver Shia, but Abdul Baha made him into the Bahai faith founder, just like Paul did for Jesus. Abdul Baha had Bahaullah's seal.
     
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  13. shunyadragon

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    Being 'first' is a silly problematic question. John was John the Baptist, and Jesus was Jesus Christ.
     
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    Wasn’t sure if I should reply to this with anything more than a funny icon. In 1890-91 Baha’u’llah Himself had the Kitab-I-Aqdas published in Arabic in Bombay India.

    Anyone who thinks Baha’u’llah’s teaching is within the traditional fold of Twelver Shia religion as it is presented by the Twelver clerics is either not familiar with the Kitab-i-Aqdas, or is not familiar with Twelver Shia faith, or perhaps even unfamiliar with both at once.
     
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  15. paarsurrey

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    Please elaborate with references. It is interesting. While reading Iqan, the way Shoghí Effend dealt with the translation of Iqan, and his excessive use of inverted commas and capitalization of the letters of words or decaptilization of them, not providing references of many traditions and also some verses of Quran and the most important of all not providing the Arabic text of the verses of Quran and giving wrong translations at some places etc, suggested that the "guardian" Shoghí Effendí was a Paul to Bahaullah. May be Abdul Baha was also as one has suggested, but I have not yet read anything from him, please.

    Regards
     
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    You might find this interesting. It’s a gift for you so put it away and maybe one day when you find time you can have a look at it.

    Baha'u'llah: The Great Announcement of the Qur'an
     
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    You make a good point there. Yes both Abdul-Baha and Shoghi Effendi explained in detail the Station Of Baha’u’llah but by His Proclamation to the Kings, Rulers, Leaders of Religion and to the Peoples of the World He made it very clear Who He claimed to be without any need for clarification.

    Bahá'í Reference Library - Proclamation of Bahá’u’lláh
     
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  18. paarsurrey

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    Do Christians have monopoly on loving Jesus? If yes who issued a license to it, please?

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    So, one means that during the pre-Iqan period Bahaullah was a Muslim. When did he convert to nothing (Atheism) from a Muslim, please?

    Regards
     
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    So, one means that during the pre-Iqan period Bahaullah was a Muslim. When did he convert to nothing (Atheism) from a Muslim, please?
    Because "Proclamation to the Kings, Rulers, Leaders of Religion and to the Peoples of the World" was written/un-revealed from G-d in the Post Iqan period in 1868.

    Regards
     
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