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Return of Christ

Day of Judgement

Resurrection
of the Dead

Bread and Wine
(Eucharist)

Baptism

The Trinity

The Son of God

Heaven and Hell

Original Sin

Miracles

Justice and Forgiveness

Angels, Demons, Satan

Faith Healing

Confession and Penance

Man is Created
In the Image of God

Creation

Baha'u'llah's
"Tablet to the Christians"






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Curtis' FAQ
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A Letter
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Christ, Son of God

A seeker asks:

Do bahai's believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

A Baha'i answered:

Jesus existed from the beginning that has no beginning. His relationship to the Father did not come into being when He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of His mother, Mary. He was the Son of God from the beginning, and His Sonship is not dependent on His having been miraculously conceived. This spiritual relationship to the Father, which you call being God's "only-begotten Son," Baha'is call His being "manifested" by God. It is a relationship entirely unlike that of the relationship between human beings and God.

We believe in the virgin birth of Christ, but do not believe that is what makes Him the Son of God. His being the Son of God is entirely a spiritual fact. We believe it is blasphemous to say that God conceived a son, though we believe that Christ had no human father.



Virgin Birth of Jesus

"With regard to your question concerning the Virgin Birth of Jesus; on this point, as on several others, the Baha'i teachings are in full agreement with the doctrines of the Catholic Church. In the Kitab-i-Iqan (Book of Certitude) page 56, and in a few other Tablets still unpublished, Baha'u'llah confirms, however indirectly, the Catholic conception of the Virgin Birth. Also `Abdu'l-Baha in `Some Answered Questions', Chap. 12, page 73, explicitly states that Christ found existence through the spirit of God which statement necessarily implies, when reviewed in the light of the text, that Jesus was not the son of Joseph."

"We believe that Christ only was conceived immaculately. His brothers and sisters would have been born in the natural way and conceived naturally."

Shoghi Effendi, Directives from the Guardian, p. 40