I make no apologies at all for my Blog. Some of your emails to me will no longer be looked at or considered for a response because what you are concerned with is in direct contradiction to my beliefs and there is no way, no where, no how, whereby I will even study the possibility of changing my beliefs. Anything that contradicts the Bible is a Cult. PERIOD. ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My husband years ago taught on the Cults. and he used as one of his main materials a book entitled, The Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin. I have a family member from another era, involved heavily for years in the Bahai beliefs. Absolutely sickening!!
Let me give you a glimpse of what they so-call “believe in”. This is from Mr. Martin’s book.
“There was no virgin born Son, there was only a Persian student; there was no miraculous ministry there was only the loneliness of exile; there was no power over demons, there were only demons of Islam; there was no redeeming Savior there was only a dying old man; there was no risen Savior there was only Abdul Baha; there was no Holy Spirit, there was only the memory of the prophet; there was no ascended High Priest, there was only the works of the flesh; and there was no coming King, there was only the promise of a new era. (Martin 257)
Now. I want to share a bit with you so that you can perhaps understand the absolute emptiness and uselessness of the whole bit, be it Bahai or whatever. Though the Bahai beliefs are not the same as others, still they are false – they are totally, totally wrong – and empty. The one thing you all seem to have in common, more or less, is Unity and Works.
“The roots of the bahai faith go back to a nineteenth-century religion called “Babism”. Babism, which broke off from the Shiite form of Islam, was founded in 1844 in Persia (now known as Iran). The founder a young businessman who assumed the title “Bab” (which means “the Gate” or door to spiritual truth), began to proclaim a new religious system that took a marked departure from his Islamic roots. For example, he stated that the religious prophets were divine ‘manifestations’ of God himself. He then proclaimed himself a prophet or manifestation of God greater than Muhammad and claimed that he was sent by God ‘to replace Muhammad’s religion and laws with his own’. (1). He also saw himself as a ‘forerunner’ to an even greater manifestation destined to emerge later. This person would be ‘the World Teacher who would appear to unite mankind and usher in a new era of peace’. (2)
That was the beginning and from there it went to Subh-I-Ezel and then Mirza Husayn Ali. He then assumed the name Baha’u’llah. At 75 he died in 1892. His oldest son, Abdu’l-Baha was given sole authority to interpret his teachings. He proved quite successful in spreading the faith outside of the Muslim world. (3)”
- John Boykin. “The Baha’i Faith, A Guide to Cults and New Religions. Downers Grove, Ill; InterVarsity. 1983, 26
- Edmond C. Gross, “Baha’i Cults and the Occult Phillipsburg, N.J. P&R Publishing 1974, 3d ed. rev., and end. 1994, 146-47
Gen. 1:1. In the beginning, God.
John 3:16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
In John 15:26, Jesus speaks to His disciples and tells them, “But when the Comforter (God the Holy Spirit) is come, whom I (God the Son) will send unto YOU from (God the Father………..)”
In 2Cor. 13:13,14, Paul writes, “All the Saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.”
In Ephes. 2:8,9, Paul continues writing and says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Dear friends we (the Christians) are in a warfare with Satan as the Leader a/k/a the angel of light. God would NEVER give us direction to someone else who would take our allegiance away from Him to them. NEVER! NEVER!
Know God’s Word. Memorize it. Know what you believe. Know why you believe. Don’t share what some verse has done for you. They will counter with theirs. Share what the WORD says on a given subject. It is always the Word vs. the Cult. I have been told at times, “that’s your belief, I have my belief too.” God’s Word is here to stay. God will have the last word – that we know because we know by whom ALL THINGS were made.
And yes. You do have to believe the Bible. But if you don’t, you are in for a very difficult eternity.
I have zeroed in on the Bahia belief. But it is only one. There are so many others out there just as false and unreal and offering what a person can “feel” and encouraging “works”.
May God keep us strong and our eyes on Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior who came, who died, who rose again, who will be returning in the twinkling of an eye for His own.
In His Hands. Marge H.