Baha'i



"All-praise to the unity of God, and all-honor to HIm, the sovereign Lord, the incomparable and all-glorious Ruler of the Universe, Who, out of utter nothingness, hath created the reality of all things, Who, from naught, hath brought into being the most refined and subtle elements of His creation, and Who, rescuing His creatures from the abasement of remoteness and the perils of ultimate extinction, hath received them into His kingdom of incorruptible glory. Nothing short of His all encompassing grace, His all-pervading mercy, could have possibly achieved it."

Bahá'u'lláh,
Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh

"There can be no doubt whatever that the peoples of the world, of whatever race or religion, derive their inspiration from one heavenly Source, and are the subjects of one God. The difference between the ordinances under which they abide should be attributed to the varying requirements and exigencies of the age in which they were revealed. All of them, except a few which are the outcome of human perversity, were ordained of God, and are a reflection of His Will and Purpose."


Bahá'u'lláh
Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh

 

It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for man who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.

Bahá'u'lláh
Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh

 

"The fundamental princupal enunciated by Bahá'u'lláh, the followers of his faith firmly believe, is that religious truth is not absolute but relative, that divine revelation is a continuous and progressive process, that all the great religions of the world are divine in origin, that their basic principals are in complete harmony, that their aims and puposes are one and the same, that their teachings are but facets of one truth, that their functions are complementary, that they differ only in the non essential aspects of their doctrines, and that their missions represent successive stages in the spiritual evolution of human society."

Shoghi Effendi
"The Faith of Bahá'u'lláh"