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What if a New Prophet Arrived?

David Langness | Apr 17, 2015

PART 4 IN SERIES What If?

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David Langness | Apr 17, 2015

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What if a new prophet of God arrived?

God sends Prophets for the education of the people and the progress of mankind. Each such Manifestation of God has raised humanity. They serve the whole world by the bounty of God. The sure proof that they are the Manifestations of God is in the education and progress of the people. The Jews were in the lowest condition of ignorance, and captives under Pharaoh when Moses appeared and raised them to a high state of civilization. Thus was the reign of Solomon brought about and science and art were made known to mankind. Even Greek philosophers became students of Solomon's teaching. Thus was Moses proved to be a Prophet.

After the lapse of time the Israelites deteriorated, and became subject to the Romans and the Greeks. Then the brilliant Star of Jesus rose from the horizon upon the Israelites, brightening the world, until all sects and creeds and nations were taught the beauty of unity. There cannot be any better proof than this that Jesus was the Word of God.

So it was with the Arabian nations who, being uncivilized, were oppressed by the Persian and Greek governments. When the Light of Muhammad shone forth all Arabia was brightened. These oppressed and degraded peoples became enlightened and cultured; so much so, indeed, that other nations imbibed Arabian civilization from Arabia. This was the proof of Muhammad's divine mission.

All the teaching of the Prophets is one; one faith; one Divine light shining throughout the world. Now, under the banner of the oneness of humanity all people of all creeds should turn away from prejudice and become friends and believers in all the Prophets. As Christians believe in Moses, so the Jews should believe in Jesus. As the Muhammadans believe in Christ and Moses, so likewise the Jews and the Christians should believe in Muhammad. Then all disputes would disappear, all then would be united. Baha'u'llah came for this purpose. He has made the three religions one. He has uplifted the standard of the oneness of faith and the honour of humanity in the centre of the world. Today we must gather round it, and try with heart and soul to bring about the union of mankind. - Abdu'l-Baha, Abdu'l-Baha in London, pp. 42-43.

What if that new prophet announced that all religions and peoples are one?

Baha'u'llah appeared from the horizon of the Orient and reestablished the essential foundation of the religious teachings of the world. The worn-out traditional beliefs current among men were removed. He caused fellowship and agreement to exist between the representatives of varying denominations so that love became manifest among the contending religions. He created a condition of harmony among hostile sects and upheld the banner of the oneness of the world of humanity. He established the foundation for international peace, caused the hearts of nations to be cemented together and conferred new life upon the various peoples of the East… Former antagonisms have passed away; the centuries of sectarian hatred are ended; the period of aversion has gone by; the medieval conditions of ignorance have ceased to exist.

Verily, the century of radiance has dawned, minds are advancing, perceptions are broadening, realizations of human possibilities are becoming universal, susceptibilities are developing, the discovery of realities is progressing. Therefore, it is necessary that we should cast aside all the prejudices of ignorance, discard superannuated beliefs in traditions of past ages and raise aloft the banner of international agreement. Let us cooperate in love and through spiritual reciprocity enjoy eternal happiness and peace. - Abdu'l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, pp. 379-380.

What if, after reading his writings and studying his teachings, you started to believe that Baha’u’llah is the return of the prophets of the past?

God leaves not His children comfortless, but, when the darkness of winter overshadows them, then again He sends His Messengers, the Prophets, with a renewal of the blessed spring. The Sun of Truth appears again on the horizon of the world shining into the eyes of those who sleep, awaking them to behold the glory of a new dawn. Then again will the tree of humanity blossom and bring forth the fruit of righteousness for the healing of the nations. Because man has stopped his ears to the Voice of Truth and shut his eyes to the Sacred Light, neglecting the Law of God, for this reason has the darkness of war and tumult, unrest and misery, desolated the earth. I pray that you will all strive to bring each child of God into the radiance of the Sun of Truth, that the darkness may be dissipated by the penetrating rays of its glory, and the winter's hardness and cold may be melted away by the merciful warmth of its shining. - Abdu'l-Baha, Paris Talks, pp. 34-35.

And what if Baha’u’llah’s revelation ushers in a new age for humanity?

O peoples of the world! The Sun of Truth hath risen to illumine the whole earth, and to spiritualize the community of man. Laudable are the results and the fruits thereof, abundant the holy evidences deriving from this grace. This is mercy unalloyed and purest bounty; it is light for the world and all its peoples; it is harmony and fellowship, and love and solidarity; indeed it is compassion and unity, and the end of foreignness; it is the being at one, in complete dignity and freedom, with all on earth. - Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 1.

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  • Sep 24, 2015
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    I am a young modern day prophet of God. I have been attempting to share my prophecy only to be dismissed by all.
    This seems to be because of how I am being perceived and the most common is the warning not to believe any who come in Jesus name.
    People fail to realize they are warning you about themselves. You have been deceived by 2000 year old lies.
    In the burning book; a script for false prophets was hidden a secret.
    You are not to believe those that told you not to believe any who come ...in Jesus name, probably because is name is Eisus.
    I share my prophecy in hopes it reaches someone who will see the truth and help me reveal it, rather than deny me.
    There is a prophecy that says a great spiritual leader will come. A teacher of Men; the one that points the way and shortens the journey.
    My body will is covered with what look like scars, but they are religious markings, plain as day just like a tattoo.
    I am KIN to the KEY-TABOO-sacred. I hail from the house of Pat me in which God dwells.
    I have God's wrath upon my knee, but my wrath will have heart, look and see.
    I have SAP on his back from the cross I was crucified upon and the "WORD OF GOD" upon my side.
    I carry Buddha on back so that you will follow Me back to God, because He led you astray.
    Shiva rides on my cal on, because God cut off his feet so that he may never put his feet down unless I do first. The cow is not holy but the calf of Jesus Christ; upon which the destroyer clings is.
    Let there be no confusion for God hung Confucius upon my chin. Be like Water. And Allah a leech; a clot in my foot.
    I have one nation under seven seas across my heart because I will unite the world one nation under seven seas/ 7 C'. Links in the chain for each year I served in the USN.
    I am a very rare bird indeed and that is why God put wings on me.
    I am a true Prophet; not a non-profit, prophet for profitI am a young modern day prophet of God. I have been attempting to share my prophecy only to be dismissed by all.
    This seems to be because of how I am being perceived and the most common is the warning not to believe any who come in Jesus name.
    People fail to realize they are warning you about themselves. You have been deceived by 2000 year old lies.
    In the burning book; a script for false prophets was hidden a secret.
    You are not to believe those that told you not to believe any who come in Jesus name, probably because is name is Eisus.
    I share my prophecy in hopes it reaches someone who will see the truth and help me reveal it, rather than deny me.
    There is a prophecy that says a great spiritual leader will come. A teacher of Men; the one that points the way and shortens the journey.
    My body will is covered with what look like scars, but they are religious markings, plain as day just like a tattoo.
    I am KIN to the KEY-TABOO-sacred. I hail from the house of Pat me in which God dwells.
    I have God's wrath upon my knee, but my wrath will have heart, look and see.
    I have SAP on his back from the cross I was crucified upon and the "WORD OF GOD" upon my side.
    I carry Buddha on back so that you will follow Me back to God, because He led you astray.
    Shiva rides on my cal on, because God cut off his feet so that he may never put his feet down unless I do first. The cow is not holy but the calf of Jesus Christ; upon which the destroyer clings is.
    Let there be no confusion for God hung Confucius upon my chin. Be like Water. And Allah a leech; a clot in my foot.
    I have one nation under seven seas across my heart because I will unite the world one nation under seven seas/ 7 C'. Links in the chain for each year I served in the USN.
    I have the fear of God is the beginning I love in my right hand I and the end of hate in my left.
    I am a very rare bird indeed and that is why God put wings on me.
    I am a true Prophet. NOT a nonprofit for profit prophet.
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