The Baha’i Faith and the Problems with it: Problem # 1

First a brief history of the faith:

Baha’I is a religious system that is found in 188 countries around the world with over 5 million followers today. The founder of this religion was Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad, aka “Bab” which is Arabic for the word “Gate”. He declared that he was the bearer of this divine revelation in the year 1844. His main teaching was that there was going to be a second messenger of God greater than him, “Bab”. This second messenger was to bring about an age of “peace and justice” that all other religions have failed to produce.

The believed to be second messenger was Baha’u’llah, who was born to a wealthy family in Persia (now know as Iran) in the 19th century. He spent most of his days helping the down trodden and living a life that was thought to be set apart. While imprisoned in Tehran in the year 1852 he claimed to have a vision of God, showing the creator’s will for mankind. God apparently told him that he was the “Bab” that was foretold. This was also know to the followers now that he was the latest prophet (manifestation of God) in the lines of Moses, Jesus, Abraham, Buddha, Muhammad et al.

Baha’u’llah was jailed for over 40 years. In that time that he was in prison he wrote over 100 volumes of the religious writings that the Baha’i believers still follow today. Baha’u’llah died in Palestine in the year 1892.

So that is a brief history on this false faith, and I will now deal with several problems with this faith and its false doctrines.

Problem # 1

The Baha’i faith does not believe that Heaven or Hell are actual “places” that people go to after death. The followers believe that the soul makes a journey to different worlds on the way to God. The direction the soul takes depends totally on the efforts of that individual during life. This contradicts what the Bible states on the existence of a place called Heaven, check out 1 Kings 8:27:

“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!”

Or Psalms 2: 4:

“He who sits in the heavens laughs, the Lord scoffs at them.”

The faith also contradicts the evidence written about Hell in the Bible, check out Matthew 13: 41-42:

“The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire, in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Or Matthew 25: 41:

“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels.’”

In my next article I will deal with the Baha’i’s problem with their synergistic position on Salvation.

God Bless

Brian Mason