This ground-breaking essay addresses the single most pressing question to confront any Christian investigating the claims of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith: Since the Bible affirms that Jesus Christ is eternally “the Way, the Truth and the Life” through whom alone we may approach God, how can any Christian ever accept Bahá’u’lláh and the Bahá’í teaching of progressive revelation?
The answer – fully documented here from Christian scripture – is that Christ is infinitely more than the historical human personality known as Jesus of Nazareth. The Christ of the Bible is the pre-existent Presence of God, that “life-giving spirit” of Divinity (I Cor. 15:45) which became manifest in the historical Jesus. It is this eternal Christ-spirit of which John writes, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1), and of which Paul says, “He is the firstborn of every creature: For by Him were all things created . . . He is before all things, and by Him all things consist” (Col. 1:15-17). It is, Bahá’ís believe, this same Divine Spirit “whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2), and who has in our day reappeared in the person of Bahá’u’lláh.
From this perspective, there is only one Christ – infinitely glorious, absolutely unique and utterly indispensable as the only path to God. This pamphlet demonstrates the truly Christ-centered nature of the Bahá’í Faith and the harmony of the Bible with Bahá’í teachings.