CHRISTIANITY RENEWED VOLUME 1 Traces the development of the Christian church and illustrates the major influences which have shaped, moulded and divided it over the past 2000 years.
Yes, all Baha'is believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Baha'u'llah says that Christ is: "The Lord of all being"
He is: "The Lord of the visible and the invisible" and that:
"The reality of Christ is ever-living, everlasting and eternal"
Yes, Baha'is fearlessly assert the Divinity and the Sonship of Jesus Christ. Baha'is regard Jesus as the perfect mirror Who reflects or manifest the invisible God. This is as Paul said: "Christ is the image of the invisible God" (Col 1:15),
Baha'i belief is in accordance with the Bible that in His Essence God is unknowable. The Holy Bble tells us that "God is dwelling in the unapproachable light where no man has ever seen or even can see him". (Timothy 6:6) When Jesus was asked "Where is the Father?" He replied "And the Father himself, which has sent me, hath born witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape (John 5;37)
Baha'i belief in the spiritual reality of the Trinity is not a blind belief but based on reason. The Trinity is explained in the Baha'i Faith using the example of the sun and a mirror which perfectly reflects the sun. In this allegory, the sun represents God, Christ the mirror-image and the Holy Spirit are the rays of the sun. From one point of view they are different from another, they are one. This is the true spiritual meaning of the Trinity, a church dogma which was formulated in 325 AD in the Council of Nicea.
Baha'is take the Holy Bible very seriously. The Baha'i Writings tell us: "This book is the Holy Book of God, of celestial Inspiration. It is the Bible of Salvation, the Noble Gospel. It is the mystery of the Kingdom and its light."
Heaven and hell are not to be considered as a place but a state or condition of our soul. When we are following God's Will then we are in a state of spiritual happiness, which feels heavenly. Being remote from God's Will and His Purpose for us is like being spiritually in Hell. The Baha'i Writings share many insights into spiritual realities such as life after death. (extracted from Christianity Renewed Volume 2)