The theme “Bahá’u’lláh – The Promise of All Ages” will be the focus of a forum that will be held on 25th March at Wollongong Bahá’í Centre Learning, at 7:30 pm.
Bahá’ís believe that in every age God sends a Messenger to mankind. The great religious teachers such as Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Christ and Muḥammad are a few of those Messengers who appeared over the last 6000 years. The Messengers of God manifest the attributes of God and teach mankind how to live. That is why they are also referred to as the Manifestation of God.
Through successive revelations, each Manifestation of God has built upon the revelations delivered before Him, introducing social teachings pertinent to that age, and leading the humanity to new spiritual heights.
In the middle of the 19th century, God summoned Bahá’u’lláh, meaning the “Glory of God”, to deliver a new revelation to humanity as the Manifestation of God for this Age. His message is the spirit of this Day. During 40 years of His Ministry and through His writings, He outlined a spiritual framework to bring about the organic and spiritual unity of humankind on earth.
Bahá’ís also believe that the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh is more than another message in the successive revelations from God. Bahá’u’lláh has fulfilled the prophecies made in all the revelations of the past to the coming of the Promised One in this age.
Bahá’u’lláh Himself testifies: “The time foreordained unto the peoples and kindreds of the earth is now come. The promises of God, as recorded in the holy Scriptures, have all been fulfilled. Out of Zion hath gone forth the Law of God, and Jerusalem, and the hills and land thereof, are filled with the glory of His Revelation.”1
In another of His Tablets, Bahá’u’lláh declares: “Verily I say, this is the Day in which mankind can behold the Face, and hear the Voice, of the Promised One. The Call of God hath been raised, and the light of His countenance hath been lifted up upon men. It behoveth every man to blot out the trace of every idle word from the tablet of his heart, and to gaze, with an open and unbiased mind, on the signs of His Revelation, the proofs of His Mission, and the tokens of His glory.”2
The theme “Bahá’u’lláh – The Promise of All Ages” will be the focus of a forum that will be held on 25th March at Wollongong Bahá’í Centre Learning, at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
- Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 12.
- Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 10.