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by BruceDLimber
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: World currency
Replies: 26
Views: 50810

Re: World currency

Greetings! :-)

Dame wrote:Perhaps the "return of Christ" is to do a replay of the expelling of the money traders.


IOV it already happened (about a century and a half ago), and it did include as a central tenet Spiritual Solutions to Economic Problems!

Best regards, :-)

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts
Replies: 13
Views: 26656

Re: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts

This letter does change the policy somewhat, Brett. While it's now become permissible to invite non-Baha'is to attend a Feast, if they're presesnt the administrative portion is to be largely restricted to ordinary news announcements and such and shouldn't address sensitive or controversial topics. R...
by BruceDLimber
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "SERVANT OF GLORY" film as way to produce entry-by-troops
Replies: 11
Views: 21441

Re: "SERVANT OF GLORY" film as way to produce entry-by-troops

I hope Ruhi book 8 ("The Covenant") makes mention of these quotes explaining how "on behalf of" is authoritative and approved by the pertaining Infallible Institution, and is NOT based on the personal opinions of "secretaries"... An excellent point, and I hope you've a...
by BruceDLimber
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: House members to increase?
Replies: 6
Views: 18265

Re: House members to increase?

Greetings! :-)

While it's true that the Writings do permit the size of elected bodies to be increased, I do hope they'll remember Parkinson's Law about how small bodies tend to be far more efficient in their operation than larger ones!

Best regards,

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Article says 'Abdu'l-Baha was the Soul of Jesus returned
Replies: 3
Views: 12620

Re: Article says 'Abdu'l-Baha was the Soul of Jesus returned

Greetings!

The firewalls here are preventing me from accessing the article in question (I may be able to read it later), but I'll simply point out that 'Abdu'l-Baha himself stated he was NOT a Divine Messenger!

Peace, :-)

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: World currency
Replies: 26
Views: 50810

Re: World currency

Greetings!

onepence~2 wrote:[b][size=150]... the Middle East, that troubled part of the world that has been in conflict for centuries, for the founding of three of the world's major religions - Judaism, Christianity and Baha'i.


Four religions: Islam also came from this area.

Peace, :-)

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Covenant breakers
Replies: 6
Views: 15008

Re: Covenant breakers

Greetings! :-) As the Cause is God's chosen method of communication for today (and the next thousand years) how can mere mortals (whether they be covenant breakers or not) possibly destroy it? They can't. NOTHING can prevent the Cause of God from prevailing! But what covenant-breakers can do is inte...
by BruceDLimber
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Random pages
Replies: 6
Views: 13149

Re: Random pages

Hi! Another resource you should check out and/or obtain is the Ocean package, which includes concordances for Baha'i scriptures and the scriptures of many other religions as well! It's offered by the US Baha'i Education Office, and you should be able to find links to it on their website: www.bahai-e...
by BruceDLimber
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Could there be re-incarnation on other planets ?
Replies: 2
Views: 8012

Re: Could there be re-incarnation on other planets ?

Greetings! :-) >Could there be reincarnation on other planets? Not in the Baha'i view, no! I quote from the Baha'i scriptures: “CHAPTER 81 “Question. - What is the truth of the question of reincarnation, which is believed by some people? “Answer. - The object of what we are about to say is to explai...
by BruceDLimber
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Naming children
Replies: 2
Views: 8271

Re: Naming children

Greetings! :-) It should be noted that the Baha'i Faith does not ask or expect new believers to change their names, as is common in certain other religions. So whatever name you were born with or already using is fine, including such names as Muhammad and Christian! It's also not uncommon for Baha'i...
by BruceDLimber
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How bad does it have to get?
Replies: 5
Views: 11814

Re: How bad does it have to get?

Greetings! Baha'is believe that features such as Christ's immaculate conception . . . So sorry, but this seems to be a common mistake made by Baha'is: The "immaculate conception" is a Roman Catholic doctrine that refers to Mary , not Christ! And in any case, in the Baha'i view EVERYONE is ...
by BruceDLimber
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Space craft powered by magnetism??
Replies: 2
Views: 8213

Re: Space craft powered by magnetism??

And of course, there have been talk and articles for decades about launches via rails equipped with electomagnets!

Cheers! :-)

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: newbie baha'i questions
Replies: 9
Views: 20605

Re: newbie baha'i questions

Hi, Joshua, and welcome; it's great to have you here! :-) I see you've already gotten some good answers so just add a few things more: There is no single book that's "the Baha'i scripture." Our central figures wrote fully 200 volumes of what is now our scripture (Baha'u'llah wrote about ha...
by BruceDLimber
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A Baha'i Wedding? HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 22981

Re: A Baha'i Wedding? HELP!

Hi again! :-) Our wedding was very small and simple, held at the DC Baha'i center: we invited only our closest friends and family--maybe 12 or 15 people. Then the reception was held at a Baha'i friend's home nearby; we simply invited all our friends to a party there. I remember a good friend of mine...
by BruceDLimber
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: If youre a Baha'i in the UK please read this!
Replies: 7
Views: 20996

Re: If youre a Baha'i in the UK please read this!

Greetings! :-) While you're there, do be sure to visit Shoghi Effendi's grave! You can walk to it from the Enos Grove metro station. (Near it is a small building used as a Baha'i information center; the person who runs it has frequent firesides at his home nearby and often invites visitors to attend...
by BruceDLimber
Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bah'ulllahs Photographs
Replies: 13
Views: 26770

Re: Bah'ulllahs Photographs

Hi again! :-) I trust Adib clarified the Baha'i stance adequately. It's worth noting, I think, that the main prohibition is on personal interaction with covenant-breakers, far more so than reading their material (though this, too, is hardly encouraged). My regards, and please feel free to ask any fu...
by BruceDLimber
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A Baha'i Wedding? HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 22981

Re: A Baha'i Wedding? HELP!

Hi, there! :-) I agree: contratulations, and my best wishes! :-) You've already been told the minimum requirement for the Baha'i wedding ceremony. (You already have permission), so what remains is the two of you reciting the vow in front of two official witnesses (whom you may choose: they needn't e...
by BruceDLimber
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bah'ulllahs Photographs
Replies: 13
Views: 26770

Re: Bah'ulllahs Photographs

I would like to have a look at Martins book, can you maybe PM the link? You can find it on the Baha'i Library website at www.bahai-library.org where it's number 144 under "Published papers," with the title "The Missionary as Historian." [O]ne thing that bothers me about the Baha...
by BruceDLimber
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bah'ulllahs Photographs
Replies: 13
Views: 26770

Re: Bah'ulllahs Photographs

Greetings! Dear Keyvan/AdibM, That's probably William Miller, a Presbyterian missionary who was always very hostile towards the Faith. The photograph was published in his polemical work, Baha'ism, Its Origin, History and Teachings. My uncle owns this book and the picture is there. In my research of ...
by BruceDLimber
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Being forced to recant faith - excused?
Replies: 4
Views: 11590

Re: Being forced to recant faith - excused?

Simply not applicable.

In the Baha'i Faith, no one is ever "forced" either to join or to leave!

"Freedom Hall" and all that . . .

Peace,

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 4
Views: 10416

Re: A couple of questions

Ascent, hi! :-) Is it possible for us to have the wisdom to reconcile disagreements people have with the faith and the standard of life we are supposed to live up to, without earlier study of the writings? While it's not scriptural, I would refer you to Taherzadeh's Revelation of Baha'u'llah . Altho...
by BruceDLimber
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Need some help...
Replies: 4
Views: 11038

Re: Need some help...

Hi, CL! :-) I see you've already received some excellent responses, and would just add a few thoughts. I would say that the cause of tests and difficulties is threefold: [list=]Some are indeed God testing us so that we can prevail and grow spiritually! This sometimes applies to ourselves, and someti...
by BruceDLimber
Wed May 27, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can Someone Answer My Question?
Replies: 10
Views: 28949

Re: Can Someone Answer My Question?

Greetings! The Holy Prophet (saww) said, "O Ali, you are to me as Harun was to Musa, but there will be no prophet after me." Yes indeed, as as I already pointed out above, what the Qur'an specifically says is that there will be no nabi (minor prophet), NOT that there will be no more Ras'ul...
by BruceDLimber
Tue May 19, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why a Messenger after Muhammad?
Replies: 19
Views: 37823

Re: WHy a Messenger after Muhammad?

Johnny, hi! :-) Here's a bit more information to answer your question: Muslims often interpret the Qur'an as stating that Muhammad, being the Seal of the Prophets, is the final prophet and that there will be no more Divine Messengers sent by God (or Allah). In fact, IOV this whole “last prophet” thi...
by BruceDLimber
Wed May 13, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 33271

Re: Women and equality?

Seeker, hi again! :-) There are a couple points about this I think are worth noting: As as already been noted, none of us really knows the reason for the prohibition. We simply obey it as a matter of faith. Also, this could affect at most only nine women! But service on the House of Justice is nothi...
by BruceDLimber
Wed May 13, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 31197

Re: Jews and bahai faith?

Hi, Seeker! I am specifically asking if this prohibition about preaching is just a prohibition that the Israelis hold against bahais only. So sorry, but you have this exactly backward!: It's not that the Israelis prohibit US from teaching the faith; but rather that Baha'u'llah Himself imposed this r...

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