We have provided a few answers to some common questions. We encourage
you to simply research the Faith as much as you can. We believe that you,
like many Christians, will discover a cohesive unity between the two Faiths.
Some Short Answers:
1. Do Bahá'ís believe in Jesus?
Yes, Bahá'ís believe in the Sonship and Divinity of Jesus Christ. Bahá'u'lláh
refers to Jesus as Lord of the visible and invisible and The Lord of all being.
2. What do Bahá'ís believe about the Bible?
Bahá'ís believe it is the Word of God.
3. Is Bahá'u'lláh a false prophet?
No, as false prophets deny Jesus and show greed and licentiousness (2 Peter 2:1-3)
4. Is Bahá'u'lláh the Anti-Christ?
No, as the Anti-Christ denies that Jesus is the Christ. (1 John 2:22)
5. Are Bahá'ís followers of the devil?
No, as Bahá'ís believe in Jesus and there is no truth in the devil. (John 8:44)
6. Do Bahá'ís accept the virgin birth? Yes.
7. Are Bahá'ís saved?
Yes, as Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31)
8. Do Bahá'ís believe we must be born again?
Yes, as man must be born again.
9. Do Bahá'ís believe in a personal God? Yes.
10. Do Bahá'ís believe that Christ died for our salvation?
Yes. ...the purpose of their Lord and Saviour... is the salvation of mankind.
11. Do Bahá'ís accept that Jesus was without sin? Yes.
12. Do Bahá'ís believe that we are saved by grace and not by works? Yes.
13. Are Bahá'ís righteous?
Yes as Little children, let no one deceive you. He who does right is righteous, as He is righteous. (1 John 3:7)
14. Are Bahá'ís condemned?
No, as He who believes in Him is not condemned. (John 3:18)
15. Do Bahá'ís believe that Jesus is the Only Way? The Only Begotten Son? The Only Mediator Between God and Man?
Yes, and Bahá'u'lláh is the Return of the "Only Way," the "Only Begotten Son" and the "Only Mediator."
16. Are the sins of Bahá'ís forgiven?
Yes, as Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31)
17. Do you believe in the Resurrection of Jesus?
There are as many verses in the Bible that speak of the Resurrection as a
spiritual event as there are that speak of it as a literal event.
Even without a physical resurrection, I believe Jesus has power over death
and has the power to resurrect and provide everlasting life to those who follow Him."
Some Long Answers:
Q. Does the Baha'i Faith believe in a different God?
No. The Baha'i Faith believes that there is one God.
The Baha'i Faith believes that God inspired multiple world religions so that all could come to know and love Him.
Q. Why should I be interested in the Baha'i Faith?
A. If you love Jesus, then you probably want to try to do what He told you to do. Watch. Pray. Be ready for His Return.
You owe it to yourself and to Him to determine for yourself whether He has kept His promise.
The bible tells us that you will recognize the voice our sheppard, but first, you must listen for it:
1. Christians must test the spirits to see if they are God's teachings: But test the spirits to see whether they are of God... (1 John 4:1) [Therefore a Christian is commanded to test the spirit of Bahá'u'lláh's teachings.]
A. Jesus gives the test instructions to see whether spirits are of God: My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me; if any man's will is to do His will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking from my own authority. He who speaks of his own authority seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of Him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. (John 7:16-18) [Bahá'u'lláh's Teachings and life clearly show He did not seek His own glory but only God's glory as among other things Bahá'u'lláh gave up all His earthly wealth and position of power to serve God.]
B. Also, Christ says: By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God. (1 John 4:2-3) [Bahá'u'lláh refers to Jesus as the Christ (Gl, p 57)]
2. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesying. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. [Christians are instructed to "prove all things" so as not to quench the spirit or miss the fulfilment of prophecy.]
Q. Am I going to Hell if I don't become a Baha'i?
Whether you "become a Baha'i" is completely between you and God. The Baha'i teachings say that we are all individually accountable for our deeds, accountable to God, not to another Baha'i or any priest, preacher, mulla, monk, or pope.
The question you may want to ask yourself is if Jesus has returned, and you did not take the opportunity to
follow God's will and investigate the truth, what shame will you feel when you stand before Him at the Gate?
We understand that there are many who find it very difficult to leave their comfort zone in search of truth. That too, is between you and God.
Will you say to Jesus that you were to busy watching TV to investigate His return in your own time?
Will God accept you at the gate? Find out:Matthew 7:7-23. "Not everyone who say to me, 'Lord, Lord', will enter teh kingodm of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:7-23.
Q. Why don't clergy believe it and tell us so?
This question is like asking if Jesus was really the Messiah, why didn't the Jewish priests, scribes and Pharisees scramble to become His first disciples? The religious leaders of every Age, regardless of the purity of their motives,
have been the most vociferous in denying the latest Messenger of God, usually saying He did not properly fulfill the prophesies, as they understood them.
Since the Baha'i faith have no clergy, but rather stress the individuals responsibility to finding and walking with God,
you may not recognize the clergy who have joined the Baha'i faith.
Q. Do you believe in the Bible?
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
Here's one relevant comment about the Bible from the Baha'i Writings:
"This book is the Holy Book of God, of celestial Inspiration.
It is the Bible of Salvation, the Noble Gospel." And the Baha'i praise for the Bible doesn't end there.
God has inspired many writings and in many languages.
Now, how well do you know the Bible?
Baha'is believe you should read and understand the inspired words of God, to know God and his inspired will for us.
That is why we read and believe in the Truths found in the Bible.
We also believe that God continues to guide mankind, and that God inspired the words and works of Bahá'u'lláh
to give mankind directin for the new age in which we have entered.
Q. But do you follow the Bible?
Not in matters of social interaction. For example, where the Bible reinforces concepts of slavery,
Baha'u'llah outlaws that practice in this Day. Where the Bible teaches the superiority of men over women,
Baha'u'llah teaches their spiritual equality and the requirement that we strive to improve the woman's status
until she has equality in education, politics, business, and all other aspects of society.
Where the Bible seems to assert "special people" status to a few, God tells us through Baha'u'llah that we
must regard all humanity as one family, with no nation, race, or sect more special than any other.
Where the Bible apparently warns us against intermarriage with other religions or races, Baha'u'llah encourages
those forms of intermarriage as one means of uniting the world and fulfilling one of our main goals,
the elimination of all forms of prejudice.
Q. Are you suggesting I give up Jesus?
Absolutely not! The Bible tells us that the Spirit of Jesus existed before the physical body on earth.
"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." (King James Bible, John 8:58)
Jesus is of God.
Why would we suggest you give up God?
If you love Jesus, then you owe it to yourself and to Him to determine for yourself whether
He has kept His promise to return with a new Name.(Rev. 3:12),
and, (King James Bible, Revelation 2:17) "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;
To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone,
and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it."
Q. Is the Baha'i Faith just a flavor of another religion?
The Baha'i Faith is the spiritual extension of all formerly revealed religions, but is itself an independent world religion.
It is neither "Eastern" nor "Western."
It is not a part of any other religion.
If to a Christian it seems Islamic, or Buddhist; if to a Muslim it seems to Christian or Jewish;
if to another religious patriarch it seems like another religion, that is because all relgions which are
inspired by God, are of God. Each Faith have characteristics of God, and so you should recognize the aspects of other relgions.
The fact that so many people recognize so many other religions only proves that the Baha'i Faith has succeeded in the manifestation
of a unified religion so that mankind might find peace, and put an end to wars sparked from disagreement over petty and insignificant religious differences.
Jesus said His sheep would recognize the "voice" of the Shepherd.
That's why we recommend you read the actual words of Baha'u'llah rather than either
taking our word for it or allowing someone else to put blinders before your eyes.
See if you recognize Baha'u'llah's powerful words, as being the voice of the Spirit of Jesus, and the Truth of God.
Q. Do I have to give up traditional holidays and customs?
A. No. From Bahai writings,
"Bahá'ís should obviously be encouraged to preserve their inherited cultural identities,
as long as the activities involved do not contravene the principles of the Faith.
The perpetuation of such cultural characteristics is an expression of unity in diversity.
Although most of these festive celebrations have no doubt stemmed from religious
rituals in bygone ages, the believers should not be deterred from participating
in those in which, over the course of time, the religious meaning has given
way to purely culturally oriented practices.
(Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 553)