Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Bahá’í Faith and the One World Religion - 1/2

 “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.”
-Bahá’í Writings

In 1990, Texe Marrs wrote in his book titled New Age Cults and Religions, "Bahá’í is almost the perfect New Age religion."  This monotheistic cult was founded by Baha'u'llah in 19th century Persia, and it emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind. His modern-day disciples call Baha'u'llah the "Herald of the New Age." Today there are an estimated five to six million Bahá'ís around the world in more than 200 countries and territories.

Considered to be a New Age religion, the Bahá'í Faith goals are:
  • the abandonment of all forms of prejudice
  • assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men
  • recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth
  • the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth
  • the realization of universal education
  • the responsibility of each person to independently search for truth
  • the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations
  • recognition that true religion is in harmony with reason and the pursuit of scientific knowledge  [1
Baha'u'llah's followers believe that this "Messenger of God" is more perfect than all of the other Christs and Messiahs who came before him. Bahá'í also calls for the banning of nuclear weapons and the inauguration of a massive global disarmament. It declares that the time has come for a One World Order and the "recognition of the oneness of mankind." [Texe Marrs]

Bahá'u'lláh wrote of the need for world government in this age of humanity's collective life. Because of this emphasis the international Bahá'í community has chosen to support efforts of improving international relations through organizations such as the League of Nations and the United Nations, with some reservations about the present structure and constitution of the UN. The Bahá'í International Community is an agency under the direction of the Universal House of Justice in Haifa, and has consultative status with the following organizations:
  • United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) [2]
In line with the U.N., the Bahá'í do not believe in carrying arms. They are asked to avoid combatant military service, but they do approve in taking part of a future world police force.[3]

Universal House of Justice in Haifa
The Universal House of Justice is the supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith. It is a legislative institution with the authority to supplement and apply the laws of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder, and exercise a judicial function as the highest appellate institution in the Bahá'í administration. The Universal House of Justice gives its followers the vision and framework of the grand design for the spiritual conquest of the planet.

Last Days Stronghold in Israel

The Bahá'í  have made their headquarters on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. Ironically, it overlooks the valley of Megiddo - the location where the future Battle of Armageddon will take place. It is also the location where Elijah took a stand against the false prophets of Baal. Elijah gathered the false prophets to have a contest to prove that God is the True Living God.  The Word says:

"Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." Isaiah 44:6
Headquarters of Bahá'í
Mount Carmel's intrigue doesn't stop there. As I told you earlier, Baha'u'llah's disciples call him the "Herald of the New Age." Sir Francis Bacon, who was a Rosicrucian and developed the plans for the secret societies, called himself the "Herald of the New Age." The Prophet Elijah holds the same title (Matt. 11:14). Do you see a pattern developing?

IBM Haifa Research Lab is also located on Mount Carmel. IBM is a pioneer in sensor technology and is the maker of the RFID chip. If you recall, they had a strategic alliance with Nazi Germany, and created a custom punch card devised by IBM to track prisoners in Nazi concentration camps, including those at Auschwitz. IBM seems to have made another vital alliance.

The most compelling aspect of  Mount Carmel is the obelisk which marks the site of the future Bahá'í House of Worship called Mashriqu'l-Adhkár. The Arabic name of Mashriqu'l-Adhkár (مشرق اﻻذكار‎,) means "Dawning-place of the remembrances of God."

The Bahá'í site quotes from a book saying, “The site . . . is situated at the head of the Mountain of God, in close proximity to the spot hallowed by the footsteps of Bahá’u’lláh, near the time-honoured Cave of Elijah, and associated with the revelation of the Tablet of Carmel, the Charter of the World Spiritual and Administrative Centres of the Faith on that mountain.” Shoghi Effendi, Messages to the Bahá’í World, 1950–1957 [4]

How big a movement is this?
The Bahá'í International Community has offices at the United Nations in New York City, Geneva, and representatives to United Nations regional commissions, and other offices in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Nairobi, Rome, Santiago, and Vienna. [5] There are Houses of Worship in eight countries, including the United States. They can be identified by the dome shaped architecture.

The Bahá'í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois
The Bahá'í House of Worship in Sydney, Australia
Bahá’í House of Worship in New Delhi, India
Bahá'í House of Worship for Chile, South America

The design for the future House of Worship in Iran

There are other Houses of Worship, centers, and holy places all around the world, including a community center in NY City. [6]

As we can see, we are closer to the Lord's return than some want to believe. The enemy has been setting into place those things he will need to rule. Unfortunately, Christianity has done nothing to keep him from furthering his plan. The Church has taken onto itself the lies of the New Age in order for it to carry out Lucifer's plan. Just as we will begin to see all of the Christian denominations become one Church, we will then see the blending of all religions under that same roof. There is only one thing that is missing - its leader. The final blended one world religion may change its name from Bahá'í when it is all said and done with, but the framework has definitely been laid.

Part 2