Posted by BK (188.8.131.52) on July 11, 2002 at 12:47:21:
In Reply to: THE BAHA'IS: Christians of the Second Advent (tool for teaching Chrisitans) posted by Darrick Evenson on July 05, 2002 at 16:23:18:
O.K. I have a couple of questions and comments about your document.
First of all, how many so-called Evangelical Christians have become Baha'is on account of it?
I ask this question with the preconcieved notion of probably not too many and the reason is because you've tried to make the Faith palatable to your run-of-the-mill Evangelical Christians, which consists of a whole fringe of conspiracy theorists and people who have been partialy voluntarily brainwashed by televangelists and other desperate individuals who have a very powerful grip on their vested interest in keeping people affraid and sometimes even paranoid.
It has always been clear that such people need more than a document that simply reiterates their fears as a means of proving otherwise because by establishing these things first, without supplementing them with any kind of proof that is tangible, you just reinforce their beliefs that the world will try and trick them. So, what I'm saying is, while I commend your desire to want to teach the Faith, I think you should find a better way of doing it.
People in this day need real proof that the Faith is what it claims to be and the greatest example we have is 'Abdu'l-Baha. His way of appealing to Christians was to focus on the essence of Christianity and then truely live it. Because the essance of all of the revealed religions is the same He was also able to show people, by being a living example of love and tollerance, the unity of Christianity with Islam and even go beyond that to demonstrate unity as a principle of all existence in general.
My next question is, what's with the disclaimer at the end of the document?
Why would you need this disclaimer unless you weren't an enrolled member of the Baha'i Faith, or it was disapproved by the NSA, or you knew that the stuff you wrote about was not in keeping with proper methods of teaching the Faith, or a combination of a ll of the above?
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