Do you believe Baha’i is superior to Christianity? In some ways, Baha’is might think so – yet maybe for a Baha’i, the answer could be either yes or no.
A Baha’i might say yes because they believe Baha’i is the most recent message from God.
A Baha’i might say no because they believe all Manifestations of God are equal. To them, Jesus is just another Manifestation of God, and not God Himself. They have no reason to think that Christianity might be superior to Baha’i.
Seen from the Christian point of view, Christianity is definitely superior to Baha’i because Jesus is the Word (God) made flesh and there is no other person in all of history who is equal to Jesus.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . . And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us . . .”
Baha’is believe there are many equal Manifestations of God, including Baha’u’llah, the Bab, Muhammad, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Moses, Abraham, and Adam. They do not believe any of them are God made flesh.
Christians who have read the Holy Bible do not believe Moses, Abraham and Adam are equal to Jesus. There is only one Son of God, the Word made flesh, and that’s Jesus Christ Himself. Moses was inspired by God but was not God in the flesh.
There have been many wise men in the world. Some are good writers. Some are inspiring leaders. Some are charismatic and persuasive. Some are venerable holy men. Some are very impressive.
However, there is only one door to salvation, and that is Jesus Christ. He explained this while He was on earth.
“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
Baha’u’llah may be wise, venerable, a good writer, a respectable person… but he is not the door to salvation.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Jesus is the only Son of God. If you believe in Him you will not perish. He is the door to salvation. The only door – there is no other.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Did you see that? None of us will get to the Father except through Jesus. That’s the door through which we can enter God’s kingdom.
If you have been given any other information about the path to salvation, you have been misled by some other confused, misled person. The blind lead the blind, but not in the right direction.
There are many fascinating philosophies of religion in the world. Human beings are creative above all else. God is the great Creator, and we were made in His image. We’ve also been given free will, and using that, we’ve gone in many different directions. Not all those directions will lead to salvation.
Almost everyone in this world has heard of Jesus Christ at this point. If you refuse to consider Him as the source of salvation, you might want to ask yourself why.
I can identify. For many years I tried many different paths to God. I was a Baha’i for thirty years. Before that I was an interfaith explorer, considering Hinduism and Buddhism among other paths. After leaving Baha’i for twelve years I was decidedly interfaith again, exploring many religious philosophies. I had no intention of becoming a Christian. None whatsoever.
Then one day it happened. I went into a Christian church to give thanks to God, and while there, gave my life to Jesus Christ. Surprise on me!
Afterward, I wondered why it is that the majority of people will consider almost any other path but the one that leads to eternal life: salvation through Jesus Christ… the door, the way, the truth, the life. Why are so many people so dead-set against that one opportunity?
There are many distractions in the world. The minds of humans are led in many different directions… and I believe there’s a reason for that. The evil one who has been ruling this world has devised many false religions and false paths to confuse us, to keep us from trusting the one path that will lead us to eternal life.
Think about it. No other wise man or religious philosophy offers “salvation by grace through faith” as promised to Christians. No, not one.
Jesus conquered death.
Were Baha’u’llah, or the Bab, or Muhammad, or Buddha, or any of the others resurrected like Jesus?
There were plenty of eye witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus – and many of them gave their lives as martyrs. They would not have done that for a lie.
Paul wrote: “…He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.”
(1 Corinthians 15:5-8)
“…just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”