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Basic Teachings of the Baha’i Faith

by Jeremy Butler

The following is a basic outline of the beliefs and teachings of the Baha’i faith.  For reference to a particular belief, please reference our articles dealing with specific beliefs within the Baha’i faith.

  1. God
    1. There is one God, no Trinity.
    2. God created the world.
    3. Even though individuals of different religions pray to God by different names, they are still praying to the same God even though they are using different names.
    4. Baha’u’llah taught that human beings cannot understand God completely or have a clear picture of Him in our minds. This is because God is too great and too subtle for this to happen.
  2. Creation
    1. God has complete control over His creation.
    2. God has complete and perfect knowledge of His creation.
  3. Knowledge of God
    1. The knowledge that we have of God are of His attributes and qualities, but not of His essence.
    2. No one can actually see God because He does not have a body.  This would imply that Jesus was not God in the flesh.
    3. What one learns about God is through prayer, meditation, and the study and application of the various sacred scriptures of the prophets of God. (more…)
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