In connection with the Lord of the Vineyard parable, Cambridge Orientalist, Edward Granville Browne, also commented that Muhammad is missing (not to mention the Bab) in this line of interpretation. son,” who was the “last” prophet to be “sent” to the world (verse 6), but God’s son, understood by most Christian interpreters to be Jesus Christ, is “killed” and “cast … out of the vineyard” (verse 8). If he can then return, That is what the Jews believe too, I do not believe in a lot of the stuff that was in the bible, man put it there, as it was their belief and understanding of God at the time and let's face it, it was barbaric times. Baha’u’llah is thus the return of Christ in the sense that he is also the manifestation of God’s eternal spiritual attributes, although clearly he is not the same individual as Jesus. https://bahaiteachings.org/bahaullah-fulfilled-christian-prophecy He returns to this theme in other writings, saying that the greatest proof of his station is his own person, in the sense that he is the embodiment of divine qualities, and that the second greatest proof is the body of his written teachings. But then God sends another prophet, who is also “killed,” followed by “many others,” by prophets who suffer similar fates, after the people or their religious leaders end up “beating some, and killing some.”. How can they best reach you? And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some. In the Book of Certitude Baha’u’llah also gives many “proofs” of prophethood. But He also told his disciples that He would not leave them comfortless... Now I have taken that as there was going to be a manifestation of God who would be in between Jesus and Baha'u'llah and thus I took the comforter to, © 2021 BahaiTeachings.org All Rights Reserved. Naturally, the Lord of all horizons on the Day of Encounter will manifest Himself [as Baha’u’llah], and deliver the world, the divine vineyard, over to the just and trustworthy. What follows is the present writer’s brief interpretation of this parable, purely an individual exegesis, not an official, As “Lord of the Vineyard,” Baha’u’llah proclaimed that Mt. I've had an interest in Ethiopian Jewish Christianity and in the “Octateuch of Clement,” etc. We see five messianic titles here, all of them prophesied by Jesus Christ in the Bible: We’ve already discussed Baha’u’llah’s identification as the “Comforter” and the “Spirit of Truth” in this series about prophecy. First, Baha’is believe that Bahá’u’lláh is a greater manifestation of God than Moses, Muhammad, or the Christian Messiah. PODCASTS. . Col.2:9 states Jesus is the fulness of the Godhead in bodily form. Just one thing (and this being my own thought here) that when Jesus Christ spoke of the Father to come after Him, I assumed this personage to be Baha'u'llah. Baha’is believe that Baha’u’llah’s claims must be approached in a manner similar to that with which we approach Christ’s teachings. The official website of the Baha'i Faith is: Sign up for our newsletter and get all our latest content. It also explains how one manifestation of God can be understood to be the return of a previous one, for they all reflect God’s glory. Bah 'u'll h has no written record of miracles, that I know of. Please send me an email via Baha’i Teachings, which will then be, Rosslyn: Yes. Baha’u’llah also employed in the Most Holy Book a beautiful prose with elements of poetry, such as rhythm, metaphor, and personification. Baha’is believe that Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder of the Baha’i Faith, fulfilled the Christian prophecies. This similarly occurs whenever Baha’u’llah is proclaimed as any other tradition-specific messianic figure, such as Kalki (Hinduism), where the prophetic “blanks” need to be filled in as well. Instead, God reveals Himself through His prophets, messengers and manifestations, who are the perfect reflections of His qualities and attributes. Happy are they that attain thereunto; happy they that set their faces towards it. The fruits of Baha’u’llah’s revelation can be seen in his life, in his teachings, and in their impact upon his followers. he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. This time, Baha’is believe, God’s representative is Baha’u’llah. Thank you so much! What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? 19. And if we were to say that there is only one Sun, that it is absolute singleness, and that it has no peer or partner, we would again be speaking the truth. God, the Creator, is infinitely exalted above His creation, and such an act is, therefore, an impossibility. To which form, angelic or other, had he returned to? – Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 95. Bahá'ís accept the prophets of other religions as continuing stages in the revelation of God. Although Baha’u’llah’s writings are in both Arabic and Persian, Baha’u’llah used Arabic in those texts where precise meaning was required for the articulation of principles and laws. Some survived and, © 2021 BahaiTeachings.org All Rights Reserved. 7:15-16; 2 Cor. Throughout history, the great religions have provided the primary driving force behind the civilizing of human character, eliciting self-discipline, devotion and heroism from their followers. 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