[BAHA'I FAITH]:::Open your spiritual eyes! Prepare your hearts!

No. 132 Wednesday, August 25, 2010
An Old world order built on disunity, prejudice arid injustice bereft of the consummate injunction of all religions — to love thy neighbour — is finally crumbling.

   Its supportive systems in disarray, its man-made theories impotent to support its existence, its framework ‘lamentably defective.’ This has given way to a worldwide catastrophe that neither governments nor peoples can resolve. This is indeed a new Day of God! It shines as clearly as the mid-day sun calling the followers of all religions to witness this promised day which the hand of divine bounty, in His mercy, is proffering. What the eyes of humanity, of every single soul is witnessing is the process of disintegration that must needs presage the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. A Kingdom established on the divine principles and virtues of God. Now ‘all eyes stare up in terror,’ powerless to stem the tide that now engulfs the world. Yet the Divine Physician for this Day is at hand with the prescription exactly suited to the needs of the time. Yet the patient refusing the medicine continues to slide into deeper affliction.
    Don’t look into the sky for a return. Has a Manifestation of God ever come from the sky standing on a piece of cloud? The reference to ‘clouds’ in the Bible refer to the veils that block mankind from recognizing the Manifestation of God when they shed their radiance on the world. Every one have been persecuted by the people and the clergy of the day. Look into your Holy Books to confirm this truth. This is not the day to be spiritually lazy. This is not the day to practice ‘a form of Godliness’, this is not the day to follow tradition, this is not the day to let others think for you. This is the Day presaged by Christ, the Day in which He asked mankind to ‘prove all things’ for his entrance would be like ‘a thief in the night’.
    This is the Day of a new Manifestation promised by God, confirmed by Christ in his the Gospels. All Manifestations have been born of a woman, their spiritual reality is from the worlds of God. Moses, Christ, Mohammad, the Bab (Prophet-Herald of the Baha’i Faith ,1844) and Baha’ullah are blood relatives, direct descendants of Abraham and his wives, Sarah, Hagar and Keturah form whose seed the ‘nations of the earth shall be blest’. There are successive Manifestations of the Divine bounties of God to mankind and represent unfolding chapters of the Book of God. Where then is there a basis for the division, disunity, malice and hatred between the religions of God. Where then is there the basis for the heinous acts committed by some in the name of religion. The seat of all this has been created by made-made theology.
    The name ‘Baha’u’llah, means the ‘Glory of God.’ All Manifestations have titles depicting Their station. For example, Abraham, ‘the Friend of God,’ Moses ‘the Converser of God’, Jesus the ‘Son of God’ and Baha’u’llah ,the ‘Glory of God’. These stations are spiritual not material!
    The injunction in this new Day is the importance of the ‘independent investigation and search after truth’. (Baha’u’llah) and to ‘prove all things.’(The Christ). This is the day to recognize the truth of the Unity of the Faith of God. In the Baha’i Sacred scriptures Baha’u’llah states:

   “Alas that humanity is completely submerged in imitations and unrealities notwithstanding the truth of divine religion has forever remained the same. Superstition have obscured the fundamental reality, the world is darkened and the light of religion is not apparent. This darkness is conducive to differences and dissensions. True religion is the source of love and agreement among men “Man must be a lover of the light no matter from what dayspring it may appear Attachment to the lamp is not loving the light. Devotion to the tree is profitless, partaking of the fruit is beneficial. Man must be a seeker of truth, no matter what source it comes. If we harbour prejudice, it will be the cause of ignorance and deprivation”
“This is the Changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future. This is the infallible Balance which the Hand of God is holding, in which all who are in the heavens and all who are on earth are weighed, if ye be of them that believe and recognize this Truth...”
Excerpts: Baha ‘i Sacred Scriptures, the Gospel of Christ. For more information Contact the Baha’i National/Local Centres 927-7051/9539950/9406536.

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