- The Baha’i faith was founded in 1863 by a Persian man named Mirza Husayn Ali, also known as the Baha’u’llah (the glory of God).
- The Baha’i faith claims that there have been nine world manifestations of God, including: Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammed. They teach that the Baha’u’llah is the manifestation of God for the present age.
- The Baha’i faith attracts people with its inclusive message of the oneness of the human race, the unity of the world’s religions, and the promotion of global social justice and peace.
- While the Baha’i faith claims to be inclusive and accepting of all religious beliefs, ultimately the Baha’i create a new exclusivism, insisting that the Baha’u’llah is the final and supreme manifestation of God.
- Furthermore, while the Baha’i faith claims that all major religions teach the same essential truths, in reality, mutually exclusive truth claims permeate the world’s religions (ex. Christianity- God is personal vs. Hinduism- God is impersonal).
- The Baha’i faith is ultimately at odds with the biblical worldview, which teaches that Jesus is not simply one of many manifestations of God, but he alone is the eternal God incarnate (John 1:1; Colossians 1:16-17; Colossians 2:9) and the only way of salvation for the world (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).
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