An Open Statement to the World
from the second International Baha'i
September 12, 2001
WHAT MAN HATH INTENDED FOR EVIL GOD HATH INTENDED FOR GOOD.
The destruction of the Trade Towers and the attack on the Pentagon and its related events should be considered a terrible warning for the safety, security and salvation of humankind.
The second International Baha'i Council condemns the use of terrorism and violence as a means of change, but we have tried to warn the people of New York for years of these coming disasters, accurately predicting on national television the first act of terrorism against the Trade Towers in February of 1993. These acts of horrific destruction are only the beginning if the governments and peoples of the world do not submit to the authority of God and His Messengers and their clear and evident proofs.
God has a plan for world peace and justice. It was revealed by Baha'u'llah (Aramaic: The Glory of God) in the 1800's who fulfills all the prophecies in the world for the Second Coming of Christ. Baha'u'llah is a Christ (Messiah) because he is a direct male lineal descendant of King David who is anointed and fulfills the prophecies for that great descendant of David who is to appear and bring a world civilization of peace and justice. This plan for peace has been directly imitated three times in the World Court, the League of Nations and the United Nations. This plan for the peace and security of the world and its people has been rejected time and time again. The result of this rejection has always been the same - injustice and untold suffering and destruction.
The Establisher of the Baha'i Faith, Dr. Leland Jensen, made great efforts in the past to warn the people of the world of the coming destruction in New York, going as far as to illustrate how the buildings would collapse with the people still inside them like a great wine press crushing the people by the thousands. This has now happened and this is our statement to the world to not only investigate these proofs, but prepare for further, even worse, catastrophes that will follow if the people do not correct the injustices that cripple the body of humanity.
If the people of the world choose to ignore the Plan of God, then they have made their judgement. This is the Day of Judgement. Not that God judges the people, but that the people choose and judge for themselves to accept or reject God's clear and evident proofs.
The prophets of God are all one. Having come from the same source they do not contradict the fundamental purpose of their missions which is to educate and advance humanity over the course of the last 6000 years towards a just and peaceful world civilization with all people recognizing the reality of their creator. These prophets are all in harmony with each other, but it is the corrupt clergy who sets themselves up as intermediary between the people and the original message that make the religion into a money making business of wealth, power and greed dividing the people into seperate warring sects.
All of the prophets of God are part of one great, divine plan. Adam, Moses, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab and Baha'u'llah are all united in their progressive education of humankind. All of them have revealed a part of the divine plan for the education of the world of humanity. Like teachers in the grades of school, coming progressively over the last 6000 years, foretelling of each other, referring and recognizing each other and speaking of a great day of peace for the whole world as well as a great world catastrophe the likes of which have not been seen before should this plan of God be ignored.
How does the United States protect itself from these acts of terrorism? It cannot and it will not. Until the root of the problem is recognized, these devastating acts of destruction will continue. It is the religions of the world that are fighting against one another. It is the Jews against the Muslims and the Hindus against the Muslims and the Muslims against the Christians and all the separate and warring religions causing the great suffering in the world. Baha'u'llah is the great Promised One of this age who comes and fulfills the prophecies for all the worlds' religions for their Promised One who is to come. He is the 2nd coming of Christ for the Christians, the Messiah for the Jews, the Messiah for the Muslims, the Shah Baharam for the Zoroastrians, the 5th Buddha for the Buddhists, the 9th Avatar for the Hindus, etc.
Baha'u'llah fulfills the prophecies for all the peoples of the earth. This is how you stop acts of terrorism when you see that these acts are based in religious fanaticism. You show how the Promised One for the whole world, for all people and all religions has appeared and all the people can be unified in the fulfillment of their religion in the One that has appeared for the entire world.
This is the Day of Judgement - the day when each individual looks into their hearts and minds and either chooses to investigate and follow the Plan of God or to follow their own idle fancies and imaginations.
We urge you to turn to God, Baha'u'llah's plan for peace, and the successor to Baha'u'llah in the world today - the second International Baha'i Council.
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