Is Baha’u’llah a false prophet or the Anti-Christ?

“Say, this is the One Who hath glorified the Son and hath exalted His Cause.” ~ Baha’u’llah

To find out if Baha’u’llah is the anti-Christ, you only need to turn to the Bible. The Bible says that an anti-Christ denies that Jesus is the Christ (I John 2:22); denies the Father and the Son (I John:22); denies Jesus came in the flesh (I John 4:3, 1:7); is equated with deceivers and linked with false prophets (I John 4:1); is already in the world during the writing of the epistles of John (100 AD, I John 2:18, 4:3), and is a former Christian (I John 2:19). Baha’u’llah praised Jesus, recognized the Father and the Son, was formerly a Muslim, and was not born until the 1800’s. Baha’u’llah wrote of Himself in praise of Jesus, the Son of God, “Say, this is the One Who hath glorified the Son and hath exalted His Cause.” (TB pg. 7). Therefore, by the standard of the Bible, Baha’u’llah cannot be the anti-Christ.

A false prophet is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, so part of Jesus’ flock (Matt 7:15); will bear bad fruit (Matt &;17); is already in the world at the time of 2 Peter (2 Peter 2:1); will come at the end of the age and will deceive many, even the elect, with great signs and wonders (Matt 24:11, 23:24); will bring heresies into Christianity and will deny the Lord (2 Peter 21-3); will arise amongst the Christians (2 Peter 2:1); and will show greed and licentiousness (2 Peter 2:3-4). Baha’u’llah was not a Christian, He was a Muslim. He wasn’t born until the 1800’s. His message taught good teachings, which are like good fruit to the world such as “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness…” (Gal 5:22-24).  There are miracles in the Baha’i Faith, but Baha’is do not focus on them. So ‘great signs and wonders’ are not a reason why people become Baha’is. On the other hand, today’s TV personalities and charismatic preachers travel the world performing ‘miraculous healing’ activities in order to gain followers (and financial contributions). Baha’u’llah did not bring heresies into Christianity; rather He fulfilled Christianity with a new religion. And lastly, Baha’u’llah was born a nobleman who was entitled to great power and prestige. He gave all this up and became a prisoner and an exile, living in poverty and facing endless oppression. He gave to the poor and served the sick for the rest of His days. This was not showing ‘greed and licentiousness.’ Clearly, by the standard of the Bible, Baha’u’llah cannot be a False Prophet.

The Bible says that Satan was already cast out of the world (John 12:31). Baha’u’llah appeared in the world, so He cannot be Satan. Some say that the devil has planted partial truths in the Baha’i teachings, but the Bible clearly says that the devil cannot tell any truths whatsoever. (John, 8:44). Therefore, since Baha’u’llah praises Jesus using the title of the ‘Son of God,’ Baha’u’llah cannot be the devil.

Finally, The Bible says that the best defense against the Devil is to have faith, and that Satan will ‘blind the minds of them which believe not’ (2 Cor 4:4). Baha’is believe that to be faithful to Jesus Christ, one will recognized Baha’u’llah as the return. Therefore, those who deny their Lord in His Second Coming could be blinded by their own pride. This pride is their own personal Satan. Baha’is would interpret this to mean that they are being blinded by the lower nature of humanity, that which is fearful of losing control, influence, power, or status. Those who are detached and truly faithful will recognize that the ‘fruits’ of the Baha’i faith are truly good.

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