ALLAH'U'ABHÁ
DO MORMON TEMPLES TESTIFY OF BAHÁ'U'LLÁH?

WHO IS BAHA'U'LLAH?

HE IS...

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THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH
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THE HOLY GHOST INCARNATE
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THE HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE
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THE FOUNDER OF THE
BAHA'I FAITH


The Room of Baha'u'llah (windows and entrance covered in white veils) in the Mansion of Bahji, near Akka, Palestine (photo: April, 1890)



"...should labor in the Vineyard for the last time, or until the Coming of the Lord, which is nigh [near], even 56 years should wind-up the scene." (D.H.C. 2:182)
"I prophesy in the name of the Lord God, and let it be written, that the Son of Man shall not come in the heavens until I am 85 years old, 48 years hence, or about 1890." (The Revelations of Joseph Smith, p.345)
"My son, if thou livest until thou art eight-five years of age [1891] thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man." (D&C 130:30)
"And the Lord shall be red in his apparel like he who treadeth the wine vat;...." (D&C 133:48)
"As the dews of Carmel, so shall the knowledge of God descend upon them." (D&C 128:19)
"There are those of the rising generation who shall not taste death til Christ comes." (Joseph Smith, General Conference, 6 April 1843, quoted in The Words of Joseph Smith, p.179)
"The Holy Ghost is now [1843] in a state of probation which if he should perform in righteousness he may pass through the same or a similar course of things that the Son has." (The Words of Joseph Smith, p. 245; Sabbath address, 27 August 1843)
"Obtain that Holy Spirit of Promise~then you can be sealed to Eternal Life." (The Words of Joseph Smith, p.15)


Dear Seeker of Truth,

WE BELIEVE THAT JOSEPH SMITH WAS A "SEER" who prophesied ("praw-fess-side") of BAHA'U'LLAH (baw-haw-Oh-LAW), the Founder of the BAHA'I FAITH. In this brief article we'll show the reason "why" we believe that the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony "testifies" of Baha'u'llah.

If you have never been "Endowed" (through the Endowment Ceremony) in a Mormon Temple, then you won't understand this webpage.

No "signs and tokens" will be revealed in this article! We know that Mormons consider them sacred. Therefore, we will not discuss nor reveal them. However, by the end of this article, many of you shall agree that Mormon Temples Testify of Baha'u'llah: the Founder of the Baha'i Religion.


THE BAHA'I FAITH

The Baha'i Faith has about 5 million Believers worldwide. It was founded in the year 1863, in Baghdad, Iraq, by BAHA'U'LLAH (baw-haw-Oh-LAWWW), an Iranian nobleman Who was born as Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri ("Prince Beauty Exalted of Light") in the year 1817. The name Baha'u'llah is a title, and means "The Glory of God" in Arabic.

Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri grew up in Tehran, Iran, as a Shi'ite Muslim. In the year 1863 He took the the new name of BAHA'U'LLAH (The Glory of God). He claimed to be the "Promised One": the Holy Ghost in the flesh.

The followers of Baha'u'llah are called BAHA'IS (baw-HIGHZZ). They believe that Baha'u'llah is the Holy Ghost incarnate, the Spirit of Truth, the Messenger of God for our Age, the Manifestation of God the Father on this planet.

Mormons believe that the Holy Ghost is "yet" (still) a Spirit-Man, and does not yet have a physical body. But, one day, He will be born of a woman on this planet, and receive a physical body. They have no idea what that "Day" shall occur.

Muslims consider Baha'is to be "heretics"; much like Christians consider Mormons to be "cultists". Many Baha'is have been killed in Iran, simply because they were Baha'is: men, women, and even children.

Because He was the leader of a "heretical sect" Baha'u'llah was exiled from His native Iran to Iraq (Baghdad), and later to Turkey, and finally, in 1868, to Akka, Palestine.

The Baha'i Faith is NOT a "Church". It is an independent World Religion. Baha'u'llah referred to the Faith as "The Cause of God" and the "Celestial Kingdom" on Earth.

Baha'u'llah wrote thousands of "Tablets" (letters) on many subjects. Many of these Tablets have been translated into English. Many have not yet been translated.

In the year 1891 Baha'u'llah climbed Mount Carmel, in Palestine (now Israel), and proclaimed to the world that "the Son of Man" and "the Kingdom of the Father" had arrived. He died one year later, in 1892, and is buried in Bahji (baw-zhee), near Akka, Israel.

The Eldest Son of Baha'u'llah, Whose name was Abbas Effendi, came to Salt Lake City in late September, 1912, and stayed for three days, as part of His tour of the U.S. and Canada. He knocked on the East Door of the Salt Lake Temple, but, of course, was refused entry.


THE ENDOWMENT CEREMONY

All Mormons (Latter-day Saints) who get married or serve a mission must "go through the Temple" or "take out their endowments". These terms mean they must go through the Mormon Temple "initiation" rite, which is called "The Endowment Ceremony". This ceremony is secret, and not discussed outside of a Mormon Temple. In this article, we will only discuss what the Church itself has publicly discussed about the Temple Endowment Ceremony. We will NOT, in this article, reveal anything "sacred" from the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony.

Those who have "taken out their Endowments" will see the clues for themselves.

Mormons are first "washed and anointed" by a Patron (male high priest) or a Matron (female). There is no nudity. There is no touching of private parts. The washing is a sprinkling of water. Then the Temple "Goer" is "anointed" with olive oil on certain parts of the body. Again...not on the private parts!

Then the "Temple Goer" (for some reason they are not called "Initiates") dresses in temple "garments" (sacred underwear). On these white garments are four symbols, which are sacred (secret). We will not discuss them.

Then the "Goer" is dressed in "Temple Robes" which are all white, an include a hat, a shawl, shirt and pants, and slippers. The women wear something similar to what Muslim women wear, but all white.

Over the Temple Robes is an apron. We shall not discuss the color, nor what is embroidered on the apron. "Endowed" Mormons will know this information already.

Then the "Goers" are led into a room with many seats: like movie theatre seats. In front of them is an altar, and behind the altar are rows of metal poles, with white veils in between them. On each of the white veils are the same four symbols that are on the "Garments" that all Endowed Mormons receive in the Temple, and ware day to day under their regular clothing.

A Mormon High Priest comes out, and switches on an audio, and an announcer welcomes the Temple Goers, and the Ceremony begins. The High Priest, dressed in all white, teaches the Mormons certain secret "passwords" and "handshakes". They must "give" these passwords and handshakes "at the veil" later.

During this time a film is shown, recounting the story of creation and Adam and Eve. No, there is no nudity. Plants "cover" the nudity of Adam and Eve. The story is how Adam and Eve are deceived by Lucifer, but how God sends "Messengers" to show them the way back to "the Father"; via the secret handshakes and passwords which are called the "Signs and Tokens".

Finally, the film finishes, and Mormons are invited to pray in a circle around the Altar, and after this is done they line up behind the white veils. On the other side of the white veils is another High Priest who represents "the Lord behind the veil". You "give" the High Priest the "Signs and Tokens" you learned, and, if you give them properly, the what veil is parted, and "enter into the Presence of the Lord behind the Lord"; which is the "Celestial Room". The Celestial Room is symbol of the Celestial Kingdom.

How do Mormons "interpret" the symbols in the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony?

Most don't even try to interpret it. Most believe that if they remember the "Signs and Tokens", after they die, they will "give" these Signs and Tokens to "sentinel Angels" and then the Angels will let them "pass" so they may enter into the Celestial Kingdom. Once they are in the Celestial Kingdom they will be crowned "Kings and queens, Priests and priestesses" of Heavenly Father.

What does that mean?

For Mormon men, it means they become Gods, create their own planets, "beget" (literally) spirit-children with multiple wives, and "rule those worlds as the "God" of those planets.

For Mormon women, it means they become Goddesses, ruling over worlds with their husbands, being served by male and female servants for eternity.

Mormons believe that God the Father was once a mortal man, on another planet, and He was "endowed" and became a God, created planets, had spirit-children, and now "rules" over those planets and those children. Mormons believe there are almost numberless amounts of Gods and Goddesses in the Cosmos. Mormons do not worship these Gods and Goddesses. Mormons worship only one GOD. Others Gods/Goddesses exist, but Mormons insist they worship only One God: the Father of the spirits of all human beings on "this" planet.

Mormons believe that all those who are not Endowed, and do not remain "Faithful" to the "covenants" (agreements with the LORD) in the Temple, will, in the resurrection, become eternal eunuchs (sexless beings), eternal servants of the Faithful (Endowed Mormons who "do" keep the covenants made in the Temple).

The "covenants" in the Temple have to do with five "Laws". Basically, to promise to obey Church leaders (The Lord's Anointed), to give your money to the Church, to obey the Law of Chastity, to consecrate your time, labor, and money to the "Kingdom of God" (i.e. the Church). You are promised if you "keep the covenants" then you'll be "EXALTED" in the resurrection. That means, the Day will come you literally "leap" out of your grave, not as a eunuch, but as a sexual being who is capable of "begetting" as you are now, in an eternal unchangeable healthy youthful body, and with the power to create your own planets, people those planets with your own spirit-children, and be served by eunuch (sexless) servant-angels for eternity.

Mormons promise never to reveal the "Signs and Tokens" nor to speak of the Endowment Ceremony outside of the Temple, because these things are "sacred". Mormons will insist these things are not "secret" but "sacred".

Most Mormons do even "attempt" to understand the symbolism of the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony. Most Mormons interpret it literally: that after death they will literally ascend to the Kingdom of Heaven, and they must literally give secret passwords and handshakes to Angels, and, once they do, the Angels will let them into the Celestial Kingdom (highest heaven), where they become Gods and Goddesses.

Most Mormons (99.99.99%) are totally unaware that the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony is based upon the Rite of Celestial Masonry that Joseph Smith originated for his "Quorum of the Anointed" (Holy Order), in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1843.

Joseph Smith originated the Rite of Celestial Masonry NOT for all Mormons, but only for Members of the Holy Order. The Rite had nothing to do with the Afterlife. The Rite had to do with preparing the Holy Order Members to recognize the Son of Man when He appeared, in Palestine, in the year 1891.

We shall prove this below.


THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD

In the year 610 A.D. a trader named Muhammad was meditating in a cave near Mecca, Arabia. Suddenly he saw a stranger in the cave, and the stranger shouted "Recite". Muhammad replied: "I cannot read". The stranger shouted again "Recite". Muhammad got scared, so he ran outside of the cave, and he saw the "man" standing in the air. Muhammad realized this was not a man, but an Angel. The Angel told Muhammad:

"Recite in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who Created man, out of a clot of congealed blood: Recite! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,– Who taught by the pen– Taught man that which he knew not."[Quran 96:1–5]

Muhammad started reciting the Quran (Koran) to others, and he gained some converts, but many enemies. His enemies started making war against him and his converts, who called themselves "Submitters" (Arabic: "Moose-lem-meen"). But the Muslims, although highly outnumbered, always seemed to win the battles. This drew more and more Arabs to Islaam, because they saw that God was behind it, because the Muslims kept winning battles; although they were few in number.

Over the next 10 years Muhammad would recite a total of 114 poems, called "Surahs". His followers were memorize as many as they could. Before Muhammad died, he commanded the Muslims to make a Hajj (Pilgrimage) to Mecca, to the Ka'aba, which he said was the Temple of Abraham in Mecca, that he built with Ishmael (his son by Hagar) long after Ishmael became a man.

Muhammad claimed to be the "Seal of the Prophets". Muslims interpret that to mean the "Last" Prophet of all time. However, the Baha'is (baw-HIGHZZ) interpret "Seal of the Prophets" differently. They interpret "Seal of the Prophets" to mean the "Last Prophet" in the Dispensation of Muhammed: not the Last Prophet of all time.

Muhammad is Arabic, and means "Greatly Praised". But He did not go by that name. He went by His nickname "Ameen" (Arabic: "Faithful and True"). Muhammad rode a white horse. He was an acclaimed archer (expert with a bow and arrow). The Prophet Muhammad is described in the Book of Revelation chapter 19 (verse 11 through 16) as the one called "Faithful and True" Who rides a white horse and has a bow in His hand Whose garments were dipped in blood, and Who wore many crowns and Who makes war in order to establish justice. The nickname of Muhammad was "Ameen" (Arabic: "Faithful and True") and He was known as a fearsome archer. He made war against the pagan Arab tribes in order to establish the Justice of God, and His garments were literally "dipped in blood" The Turkish name for Muhammad was "Mahomet". That is the name that Europeans and Americans used for the Arabian Prophet in the 19th century.

According to George Hinckle, the Colonel of the Mormon Militia in Missouri in 1839, Joseph Smith told him the following:

"Mahomet was a good man, and a true Prophet." (Correspondence and Orders, 1841, p.126)

This statement by Joseph Smith shocked George Hinckle so much that he soon left the Church.

Even though Muhammad said He was the "Seal of the Prophets", He also said that "Seers" would continue to come, and He also said that two figures would appear in the future:

*The Imaam Mahdi (ee-mom mah-dee)
*The Prophet Isa (Jesus)

So, even though Muslims consider Muhammad to be the very last Prophet to be sent, yet, they also believe that the Prophet Isa will appear in the last day, killing the swine, breaking the Cross, and killing "al-Dijjal" (Arabic: "The Liar"), the Anti- Christ. Shi'ite Muslims also believe in coming of the IMAAM MAHDI (Arabic: "Rightly-Guided Leader") who would "prepare the way" for the return of the Prophet Isa (Jesus).

Muslims believe that the Prophet Isa (Jesus) will return be descending from the sky on the wings of two angels, near a white mineret (Muslim prayer-tower) in east Damascus, wearing two saffron robes. Isa (Jesus) will proclaim "I am a Muslim" and then commence to kill all the swine (pigs), and break all the crosses everywhere, then kill the one-eyed Anti-Christ (al-Dijjal). Sunni Muslims believe that Isa (Jesus) will be a Sunni Muslim. Shi'ite Muslims believe that Isa (Jesus) will be a Shi'ite Muslim. Christians will then recognize that Isa (Jesus) is a Muslim, and they will convert to Islaam en masse.

How can Muslims explain the contradiction, that no new Prophets will be sent after Muhammad, yet the Prophet Isa will "return"? They can't explain it. They don't even "think" about it. They are raised from birth to "not think" about it, but to obey their religious leaders and to believe and accept everything they are told by their religious leaders. And they do.


THE MUSLIM HAJJ

All Muslims are required to go on Pilgrimage to the Grand Mosque of Mecca, at least once in a lifetime, if they can afford it. If they are sick, or ill, or cannot afford it, they exempt. The Hajj (Pilgrimage) includes donning a white sheet, wrapping it around the body, but leaving the right shoulder bare. Then one must wash one's face and head, then hands to the elbow, then feet. Then one must walk a certain distance and climb Mount Arafat, and then throw stones at a pillar which represents Iblis (Satan), and then walk to the Grand Mosque, and there walk around the Ka'aba ("Cube") seven times, and then perform Rakah (bowing prayers) facing the Ka'aba. Any Muslim who has performed the Hajj may place "Hajji" in front of their name.

During the Hajj, all Muslim men are supposed to drape their white shawl over their left shoulder and leave their right shoulder bare; although this is often ignored by pilgrims. Muslim men are supposed to leave their right shoulder naked on Hajj, but Muslim women on Hajj must cover their entire body, and "veil" their faces while they pray. Both men and women are supposed to wear all white (although this is often ignored as well).

Muslims do not understand the symbolism of the Hajj. They simply know they are supposed to perform it, as a religious duty of all Muslims. Many Muslims believe that if they go on Hajj (Pilgrimage) then ALLAH will "bless" them with earthly wealth, healthy children, job promotions, and safety in travel; not counting "Paradise" in the Hereafter. They go on Hajj (Pilgrimage) not to understand the symbols, but to receive earthly and heavenly "blessings" in return for going on Hajj (hawzh): good things in this life and Paradise in the Hereafter.

Mormons who "go through the Temple" (also called "take out their Endowments") do not understand the symbolism of the ritual either. They "take out their endowments" because that is what they are commanded to do. Many Mormons believe that their success in life depends upon it, and their success in the Afterlife (becoming Gods and Goddesses) also depends upon it. Most Mormons do not inquire about the meaning of the symbols. They simply go to the Temple, and then when something good happens in their life (i.e. job promotion, healthy child is born) they see that as "proof" that the Temple has brought them earthly "blessings" and since they have received "earthly" blessings for "taking out their Endowments" they also expect to receive the heavenly blessing of Exaltation (becoming Gods and Goddesses in the Celestial Kingdom).


THE HOLY GHOST INCARNATE

In 1817, in Iran, a Man was born that was named Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri ("Prince Beauty Exalted of Light"). He was a descendant of King David of Israel. He was born a Shi'ite Muslim; as most people in Iran. He became the follower of an Iranian "Prophet" named Siyyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi (Who today is called "The Báb"). The Báb was martyred in 1850.

In 1853, Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri was arrested for being the following of The Báb, and thrown into the "Black Pit" prison of Tehran. There, He had a vision of the "Maid of Heaven" (Heavenly Mother) Who told Him that He was the Holy Ghost incarnate. He then changed His name to BAHA'U'LLAH (Arabic: "THE GLORY OF GOD"). He was released from the Black Pit, and exiled to Baghdad, Iraq. He lived there for 10 years. He was then exiled to Adrianople, Turkey, and then, in 1868, to the Turkish prison city of Akka, Palestine (then a province of the Turkish Ottomon Empire). In the year 1891, He climbed mount Carmel, overlooking the village of Haifa, and announced to the world that He was the "Son of Man" and that the "Kingdom of the Father" had been established on Earth.

In the year 1843, Baha'u'llah was alive and living in Iran.

Joseph Smith said in 1843:

"The Holy Ghost is now [1843] in a state of probation which if he should perform in righteousness he may pass through the same or a similar course of things that the Son has." (The Words of Joseph Smith, p. 245; Sabbath address, 27 August 1843)

The term "State of Probation" comes directly from The Book of Mormon, and means simply a mortal life on Earth. Anyone who is born of a woman on planet Earth, is going through a "state of probation". If Joseph Smith was correct, then somewhere on planet Earth, in the year 1843, the Holly Ghost was living a moral life.

Mormon "Fundamentalists" (i.e. polygamists) believe that Joseph Smith is the Holy Ghost. But...did Joseph Smith himself "ever" claim that? The answer is: No. He never did. Joseph Smith never claimed to be the incarnation of the Holy Ghost. Simple as that.

Joseph Smith never proclaimed himself the Holy Ghost incarnate. BAHA'U'LLAH (baw-haw-Oh-LAW), the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, __DID__ claim to be the Holy Ghost incarnate. He was alive and living a mortal life in Iran (Persia), in the year 1843.

Most Mormons believe they are "sealed" to Eternal Life in a Mormon Temple, by a Mormon high priest called a "Sealer". For Mormons, "Eternal Life" means eternal marriage, one man and one or more women, who have the eternal power to beget spirit-children and create worlds. This "sealing" takes place in a Mormon Temple, by a "Sealer" who has been given "Sealing Power" by the President of the Church. If Mormons remain "faithful" to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, all their lives, and die in a "state of worthiness", then they will be Exalted as Gods and Goddesses, and have "Eternal Life". But Joseph Smith said:

"Obtain that Holy Spirit of Promise~then you can be sealed to Eternal Life." (The Words of Joseph Smith, p.15)

What is the Holy Spirit of Promise? Most Mormons don't know. Most don't even venture a guess. But most Mormons believe that the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost is still a Spirit-Man, without a physical body. He must some day come to Earth and "get a body". What will he "do" on Earth? They don't know. They guess that maybe He'll perform some holy mission on Earth, but most don't "think" about it. They trust what their leaders tell them, and if their leaders don't mention something, it can't be important or "doesn't pertain" to their salvation (i.e. Exaltation).

Yes, according to Joseph Smith, "obtaining that Holy Spirit of Promise" is the only way anyone will be "sealed" to Eternal Life.


THE BAHA'I FAITH

The Baha'i Faith is established in about 120 countries, and there are about 5 to 6 million Baha'is in the world today: with about 150,000 in the U.S., and about 700 or so in Utah. There are Baha'i Communities (congregations) in almost every city and town in Utah. There are Baha'i Communities in Boise Idaho, Mesa Arizona, Las Vegas Nevada, Pocatello Idaho, and so forth. Wherever you find Mormons, you'll also find Baha'is.

Some of us believe that Joseph Smith was a true Seer who prophesied of Baha'u'llah in the capacity of a Seer. Some of us also believe that Joseph Smith had plans to leave the LDS Church in the hands of his brother, Hyrum Smith, and then he was planning to take a select group of Mormons, called "The Holy Order" to Palestine: there to await the coming of "the Son of Man" in the year 1891. Joseph Smith prophesied twice that the Son of Man would come in the year 1891.

And....He did!

ha'i Faith was founded in 1863, by BAHA'U'LLAH (baw-haw-Oh-LAW). We believe that Baha'u'llah (1817-1892) was the Spirit of Truth and the Holy Ghost incarnate (incarnate means "in the flesh"). We believe that He was "Christ"; meaning the Father.

Christ (the Father) dwelt "in" Jesus, like water dwells in a glass.

Baha'u'llah was NOT the reincarnation of Jesus! He was the incarnation of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost dwelt "in" Jesus from His baptism to His death. That is why Jesus said:

"The Father is in me, and I am in the Father." (John 14:11)

The Holy Ghost is a Spirit, and a Spirit can "dwell" in a man. That Man in Whom the Holy Spirit dwells is called "the Son of Man".

Baha'u'llah was born Mirza Husein-Ali Nuri in Tehran, Iran, in the year 1817. He was a Persian Nobleman. In 1852 He had a vision of the "Maid of Heaven" (Heavenly Mother), Who appeared to Him, and told Him that He was the Spirit of Truth. He took the name-title of BAHA'U'LLAH (baw-haw-Oh-LAW), which means, in Arabic, "THE GLORY OF GOD".

Because of His claims, He was considered a "heretic". He was exiled to Baghdad, Iraq, where He lived for 10 years. Then He was exiled to Adrianople, Turkey, until 1868. In 1868 He was exiled again, this time to the Turkish prison city of Akka, Palestine. He remained in Akka until 1878, when He moved into a mansion in Bahji, Palestine, near Akka. The Mansion of Bahji was surrounded by fig trees, and, beyond that, olive trees. In His Room at Bahji, He ordered the windows and entrance to be covered in white veils. His Presence was considered sacred. To enter His Presence, Baha'is had to wash, anoint with oil, wear all white, and know secret passwords and handshakes, then the white veil over the entrance was parted, and they could enter His Presence.


The Room of Baha'u'llah, Bahji, Palestine (April, 1890)

The Mansion of Bahji ("baw-zhee") is considered by Baha'is to be the Most Holy Spot on this planet. It is where Baha'u'llah is buried. It is called the "Most Holy Shrine". To get to Bahji from Akka, once had to cross a small river, and wash. Then one pass through a grove of olive trees. Then one passed through a grove of fig trees. Then one came to the Most Holy Shrine, which is a square building. One had to walk around in a circle) the Most Holy Shrine 9 times. Then one had to bow down beginning with the right knee. Then one could approach the door and knock three times. The door was opened, and an attendant took one to a white veil. If one gave the proper passwords and handshakes then the white veil was parted, and one entered into the Presence of Baha'u'llah.

In the year 1891, Baha'u'llah left the Mansion of Bahji, and traveled to Haifa, a village on the sea next to Mount Carmel. Baha'u'llah climbed Mount Carmel, to a place where it is said the Prophet Elijah had lived. At that spot, Baha'u'llah shouted to the inhabitants of Haifa below, in Arabic, the following words:

"Call out to Zion, O Carmel, and announce the joyful tidings! He Who was hid (behind white veils) is now come! This is the Day to see the Face and to Hear the Voice, of the Son of Man!" (Tablet of Carmel)

Baha'u'llah returned to the Mansion of Bahji, where He died in the next year, in 1892. The Mansion of Bahji is now the Most Holy Shrine in the Baha'i Religion. Baha'is go on their Pilgrimage to Bahji. It is considered the Most Sacred Spot on Earth. Baha'is are supposed to pray towards Bahji. As "Mecca" is for Muslims, so Bahji is for Baha'is. Baha'u'llah referred to the Baha'i Faith as "The Cause of God" and "My Celestial Kingdom".

Before the death of Baha'u'llah in 1892, the imaam (leader of prayer) in Akka, was planning to preach against the Baha'is of Akka. Muslims consider Baha'is to be "heretics"; much like Christians consider Mormons to be "cultists". The anti-Baha'i preaching of the Imaam of Akka would have led to many Baha'is being killed by the more fanatical Muslims. Baha'u'llah had the "protection" of the Turkish govenor of Akka. Therefore, had the imaam preached against the Baha'is while Baha'u'llah was alive, he would have been arrested by the Turkish overlord. However, once Baha'u'llah was dead, the Baha'is would no longer be under the "protection" of the Turks. However, the Imaam of Akka never did preach against the Baha'is. Why not? Three days after Baha'u'llah died, and was buried at Bahji, the Imaam of Akka came to the leader of the Baha'is, the Eldest Son of Baha'u'llah, and said that the day after Baha'u'llah died, Baha'u'llah openned the door to the Imaam's room, and showed Himself to him. That is when the Imaam realized that Baha'u'llah was truly a Messenger of God, and he cancelled his plans to preach against the Baha'is.

Baha'is do NOT believe in the resurrection of the physical body. All physical bodies, made of dust, return to dust. The resurrection is of the ethereal body; which can only be seen in dreams and visions. What appeared to the Imaam of Akka was NOT the physical body of Baha'u'llah, but His "ethereal body".

The Eldest Son of Baha'u'llah was named 'Abdu'l-Baha (abdell baw-HAW). He later traveled to France, and England, and the U.S. and Canada, in the year 1911-1912. On September 29th, 1912, He came to Salt Lake City, and stayed for three days.

There are now about 6 million Baha'is (baw-HIGHZZ) in the world, in 120 countries. There are about 150,000 Baha'is in the U.S., and about 700 or so in Utah.

Baha'is believe that Baha'u'llah is...

*The Spirit of Truth
*The Holy Ghost Incarnate
*The Supreme Manifestation of God
*The Messenger of God for our Age
*The World Teacher
*The Heavenly Father

The other titles of Baha'u'llah are:

*The Ancient Beauty
*The Bless-ed Beauty
*The Bless-ed Perfection

Baha'u'llah is the Holy Spirit of Promise.


THE SON OF MAN

Jesus called Himself "the Son of Man". What does that mean? It means the Man in Whom the Holy Ghost "dwelt". Before His baptism in the Jordan River, by John the Baptist, Jesus was NOT the "Son of Man". Jesus was the WORD of God in the flesh. The WORD and the Holy Ghost is not the same Being. The Holy Ghost entered Jesus at His baptism, and, at that moment, Jesus, the WORD in the flesh, became "The Son of Man".


The Man we call "Jesus Christ" was actually two Divine Beings in "one" body.

The Father ("that which is Spirit, even the Spirit of Truth--D&C 93:23) "entered" into Jesus at His baptism, by John the Baptist, in the Jordan River. The Holy Ghost dwelt "in" Jesus from His baptism to His death on the Cross, when Jesus "gave up the [Holy] Ghost."

The WORD/Logos of God/Son/JESUS

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The Holy Ghost/Spirit of Truth/Father/CHRIST

This is why Jesus Christ is called "the Father and the Son" in The Book of Mormon. Jesus is the "Son" and Christ is the "Father". They become "One God" in "Jesus Christ" as The Book of Mormon teaches. Jesus is the "Son/Word" and Christ is the "Father/Holy Ghost" in the Book of Mosiah, chapter 15.

In his Lectures on Faith, Joseph Smith called the Father "a Personage of spirit" and the Son "a Personage of tabernacle" (Lecture Fifth). By "tabernacle" he meant that the Son had a physical body, but not the Father.

In the Book of Mosiah, one of the books in The Book of Mormon, Jesus is called the "Son" and the "flesh" and the Father is called the "Spirit" and that "They" become "One God" in the person of "Jesus Christ". The Book of Mormon presents Christ as "The Father":

The Son is not Christ. The Father is Christ. The Son is the Word. They became "one" as "Jesus Christ" when the Father (Christ) entered and "dwelt in" the Son at His baptism in the Jordan River.

Christ (Father/Holy Ghost) + Jesus (Son/Word) = "Jesus Christ"

Jesus is not the Father. "Christ" is the Father. The Father (Christ) and the Son (Jesus) become "one God" in the Man Christ Jesus. That is what The Book of Mormon teaches. Sermons by Joseph Smith may contradict that, but his "sermons" were NOT the Word of God! Joseph Smith once said that the word "Mormon" in Egyptian means "More Good". It doesn't. He was just guessing. His guess was wrong. When the Scriptures say one thing, and Joseph Smith says another, one must trust the Scriptures over a "sermon" or "remark" by Joseph Smith. And the Scriptures are very clear:

Jesus was "the Son of Man" only for three years: the time the Holy Ghost "dwelt" in Him at His baptism, to His death on the Cross. Anytime the Holy Ghost dwells "in" a man, that Man is the "Son of Man".

"Jesus Christ" was a combination of Son/Word/flesh and Father/Holy Ghost/Spirit in one body.

Jesus was the Word/Son/flesh.

Christ was the Holy Ghost/Father/Spirit

"THEY" become "ONE" as "Jesus Christ".

That is what The Book of Mormon actually teaches.

Would They (Father and Son) return in one body, or perhaps, in two?

"The Son of Man" means any man in Whom the "Holy Ghost" dwells....like water in a glass.


THE HOLY GHOST IS THE HEAVENLY FATHER

The LORD said to Joseph the Seer:

"Ye were in the beginning with the Father, that which is Spirit, even the Spirit of Truth." (D&C 93:23)

The Father=that which is Spirit=even the Spirit of Truth.

Mormons are taught that Heavenly Father and the Holy Ghost are two separate Gods, and that Heavenly Father has one physical body, that He cannot leave at will, and that the Holy Ghost is a Spirit Who does not yet have a physical body, but will "one day" come down to Earth, be born of a woman, and get a physical body.

Mormons are taught that Heavenly Father is literally "trapped" in "one" physical body, which He CANNOT LEAVE even if He wants to. Heavenly Father has a "Heavenly Father" that He worships and prays to, and that Heavenly Father has another "Heavenly Father" that He worships and prays to, and so on apparently, and so on for infinity: with one "Heavenly Father" above each other "Heavenly Father" in an endless eternal upward scale of "Heavenly Fathers".

Yes, The Book of Mormon teaches there is only One God:

27 And Amulek said: Yea, there is a true and living God.

28 Now Zeezrom said: Is there more than one God?

29 And he (Amulek) answered, No. (Alma chapter 11)

The Prophet Amulek in The Book of Mormon was asked by Zeezrom, a pagan, "If there more than one God?" And Amulek says: "No".

Mormons believe there is almost an INFINITE numbers of Gods. Why? Because that is what their leaders (who are called "The Brethren") tell them, and they put their full faith and trust in The Brethren. Over the last 150 years The Brethren have also told Mormons the following:

*Negroes are the cursed children of Cain (almost all Church presidents and apostles from 1848-1978)
*Negroes will be servants of white Mormons in heaven (Brigham Young, Mark E. Peterson, BYU devotional, 1957)
*Blacks are NOT the children of Cain and were never any Divine curse ("Race and Priesthood" Statement; Dec., 2013)
*There were pre-Adamites (Brigham Young, Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt)
*There were never any pre-Adamites (Joseph Fielding Smith, Bruce R. McConkie)
*A black skin is a sign of the curse of God (Book of Mormon, all Church presidents and apostles until 1978)
*A black skin is NOT a sign of a curse of God ("Race and Priesthood" Statement, lds.org online, Dec. 2013)
*Men will never land on the Moon (Joseph Fielding Smith, 1961)
*Negroes are the representatives of Satan on Earth (John Taylor, 1875)
*In the resurrection those who are unworthy of exaltation will have an operation to remove their sexual organs (Joseph Fielding Smith, 1957, Improvement Era magazine)
*The story of Eve made from a rib of Adam is literal (Joseph Fielding Smith, Bruce R. McConkie)
*The story of Eve made form a rib of Adam is figurative (Spencer W. Kimall, Ensign magazine, March 1976)
*Adam was born of a woman on this Earth (Joseph F. Smith, 1911)
*Adam was NOT born of a woman but made of clay (Joseph Fielding Smith)
*A black skin is "emblematic of eternal darkness" (Joseph Fielding Smith, 1934)
*The American Civil War will not free the Negro (Brigham Young, 1861)
*If the Church gives the Priesthood to Negroes, the Priesthood will be taken from the Earth (Brigham Young, 1861)
*Only polygamists in this life will become Gods (Brigham Young)
*Polygamy in this life will bring damnation (all Church Presidents since Joseph F. Smith in 1904)
*The flood of Noah did not kill all flesh on the planet except for those on the Ark (John Widstoe, Improve Era magazine)
*The flood of Noah DID kill all flesh on the planet except for those on the Ark (Joseph Fielding Smith, Bruce R. McConkie)
*Mormon women who are raped LOSE THEIR VIRTUE, so they should fight to the death to prevent that from happening (David O. McKay)
*Mormon women who are raped do NOT lose their virtue (Spencer W. Kimball)
*Adam is the father of our spirits, the father of the spirit and body of Jesus, and the "only God with whom we have to do." (Brigham Young, 1850)
*Adam is NOT the father of our spirits, and NOT the father of the spirit and body of Jesus, anyone who believes so will forfeit their chance for exaltation and will be excommunicated from the Church. (Spencer W. Kimball, 1973)

Mormons put absolute faith and trust in "The Brethren" (top 15 Mormon leaders) to tell them the Will and Mind of God. And "faithful" Mormons believe everything they are told by these men.

Baha'is are taught that THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, and HE (ALLAH) is a UNIVERSAL UNKNOWABLE ESSENCE, and that ALLAH is not a man, never was a man, and never will be a man. ALLAH has no wife, nor wives, no sons, and no daughters, and no equals. They are taught that the Chief Messenger of ALLAH is a Spirit, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth. This Chief Messenger has been a "Man" many times, trillions of times, on trillions of planets. this Holy Spirit is not bound by any one physical body. This Holy Spirit may dwell in ten billion physical bodies at the same time, and is not "trapped" in any one of them.

Baha'is are taught that the Father, the Spirit of Truth, has "become flesh" on this planet numerous times. One time the Father incarnated on this planet as Krishna, in India. In the Bhagavad-Gita, Lord Krishna shows a vision to His main disciple, Arjuna:

"Arjuna saw in that universal form unlimited mouths and unlimited eyes. It was all wondrous. The form was decorated with divine, dazzling ornaments and arrayed in many garbs. He was garlanded gloriously, and there were many scents smeared over His body. All was magnificent, all-expanding, unlimited. This was seen by Arjuna.
If hundreds of thousands of suns rose up at once into the sky, they might resemble the effulgence of the Supreme Person in that universal form.
At that time Arjuna could see in the universal form of the Lord the unlimited expansions of the universe situated in one place although divided into many, many thousands." (Gita 11:10-13)

In other words, the HOLY SPIRIT has "become flesh" trillions of times, on trillions on planets, on billions at the same time. He is not "bound or "trapped" by any "one" physical body. He can enter and leave physical bodies at Will.

Baha'is are taught that ALLAH is NOT the "Father". One cannot have a "Father" without a "Son" or a daughter. If there is no Son, there is no Father. ALLAH has no son nor daughter. ALLAH is not the Father. The "Father" is the Chief Messenger of ALLAH, the Spirit of Truth, otherwise known as "the Holy Spirit" or "the Holy Ghost". The Holy Ghost is the "Begetter of the Son". ALLAH begets not, nor is He begotten. He is NOT the "Father". In the Holy Quran it says of ALLAH:

"He begets not, nor is He begotten, and none are like unto Him." (112:3-4)

The Mormon Godhead consists of three White (Caucasian) Men: two with bodies that they cannot leave even if they wanted to, and one (the Holy Ghost) Who does not yet have a physical body. God the Father, an exalted resurrected white Caucasian male, is literally "trapped" in His one physical body. He used that one physical body to "beget" Jesus with Mary, one of His spirit-daughters, in the exact same way any mortal man begets a mortal son with a mortal woman. The Holy Ghost is still a Spirit, and has never yet had a physical body, but will get one in the future when He is born of a woman on this planet. Besides these Three there are almost innumerable Gods and Goddesses throughout the Cosmos.

For Baha'is, the Godhead looks like this:

ALLAH
(The Universal Unknowable Essence/Begets Not/Not Begotten)
|
The Father
(Holy Ghost/Spirit of Truth//Begetter)
|
The Son
(Word/Logos/Begotten)

The Baha'i Godhead consists of ALLAH, the Universal Unknowable Essence. He is not a man, and never was a man. He does not incarnate. He does not beget. He is not begotten. ALLAH never becomes "flesh". The Names/Attributes of ALLAH do become "flesh". They become "Perfect Men" on many planets. The Chief Messenger of ALLAH is a Spirit, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Truth. This Spirit may inhabit a trillion physical bodies at the same time all across the Cosmos, but He is NOT "bound" or "trapped" by any one of these bodies. This Spirits "begot" the Son (Jesus) in a supernatural (non-physical) manner. This Spirit is also called "The Father". The Father is the One Who Begets. The Son is the One Who is Begotten. Baha'u'llah is the latest, but not last, incarnation of the Spirit of Truth (Holy Ghost) on this planet.

Jesus said:

"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth is come, he will guide you unto all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me.... (John 16:13-14)

Bahá'u'lláh wrote:

"Verily, He Who is the Spirit of Truth is now come to guide you unto all truth. He speaketh not as prompted by His own self, but as bidden by Him Who is the All-Wise. Say, this is the One Who hath glorified the Son and hath exalted His Cause. (Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p.12)


THE HOLY ORDER


Top: An artist's depiction of Joseph Smith's "Order Lodge" which he constructed on the second floor of his red-brick store in Nauvoo, Illinois, in the early 1840s. On the extreme right hand side of this drawing on left you'll see a door open with a man sitting. In the Order Lodge a white veil is covered this doorway. Almost out of view in the drawing, you'll see is a man sitting, wearing a crown and a red rob.

Bottom Left: Joseph Smith's Red Brick Store. Nauvoo, Illinois (built circa 1840). Bottom Right: Location of Nauvoo, Illinois, in the U.S.

In 1842, in Nauvoo, Illinois, Joseph Smith created a secret society called "The Holy Order"; also called the "Quorum of the Anointed". Only about seventy Mormons were ever members of this Order. This Order was "separate" from the Church, but to become a member of the Holy Order, you also had to be a member of the Church. Sometimes the Order was called "the Anointed Quorum". Joseph Smith took rites he'd learned as a Freemason, and designed a special initiation ceremony for the Order, he called "Celestial Masonry". This included washing with water, anointing with oil, donning white clothing, and learning secret handshakes and passwords. There was also a white veil, and if you gave the correct "signs and tokens" the white veil was parted, and when you went into a small room, and sitting on a throne was a man wearing a crown and a red robe.

There is no evidence that Joseph Smith ever intended that the entire Church be "initiated" into Celestial Masonry. He intended that ceremony only for his "Quorum of the Anointed" that he planned to take with him to Palestine. After Joseph's death in 1844, Brigham Young took "celestial masonry" and changed the name to "Holy Endowment Ceremony" and made it a required rite for all Mormons getting married or going on Church missions. The "king in a red robe wearing a crown" was part of the Nauvoo Temple ceremony of 1846-7, but, from reasons unknown, Brigham Young removed the "king" with the red robe sitting in the celestial room, after the Mormons came to Utah.

In the "Initiation Rite" of the Order Lodge, only given to "anointed" Mormons, members of the Holy Order met on the second floor of Joseph Smith's red brick store in Nauvoo. Look at the far right side of this drawing and you'll see a man sitting behind an open door. You can barely see him. But in the Order Lodge, a man sat in a chair, in a small room, behind a door opening, which was covered by a white veil. He wore a crown and a red robe. In order for the white veil to be parted, an Order member had to be washed, anointed with oil, and dressed in white robes. He also removed his shoes. He had to know secret "passwords" and handshakes. Then the white veil was parted, and the Initiate could "enter the Presence of the Lord behind the Veil" (the man with the crown wearing the red robe). After the Mormons came to Utah, Brigham Young, without explanation, removed the man sitting in the celestial room, wearing the crown and red robe, from the Mormon Endowment Ceremony. Brigham Young gave no reason for this action.

The purpose of the Holy Order Initiation Ceremony (later transformed by Brigham Young into the Temple Endowment Ceremony) was NOT to prepare Mormons for the Afterlife, but it was designed by Joseph Smith to prepare the Anointed Mormons of the Holy Order to recognize the Son of Man when He appeared, with a crown and blood red robes in Palestine, in the year 1891. Joseph Smith was told that the Lord would come "in red apparel" (D&C 133:48) on Mount Carmel, in Palestine, (D&C 128:19), and that "if" he lived until he was 85 years old (1890-91) he would "see the Face of the Son of Man". (D&C 130:15).

Joseph Smith prophesied (praw-fess-side) in 1835, that the "coming of the Lord" was "nigh" (near), "even, 56 years would wind-up the scene". 1835 + 56 years = 1891. In 1843, Joseph Smith "prophesied in the name of the Lord and let it be written" that the Son of Man would appear "48 years hence of about 1890". 1843 + 48 years = 1891.

According to George J. Adams, the Bishop of Nauvoo, and a member of the Holy Order, Joseph Smith planned to leave his brother Hyrum in charge of the Church, and he (Joseph) was going to take the Holy Order with him to Palestine, and there await the coming of "the Son of Man" in 1891. Joseph was told that "if thou livest until thou art eight-five years of age, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man" (D&C 130:15). Why the man with the crown wearing a red robe? Joseph Smith was told "And the Lord shall be red in his apparel like him who treadeth the wine vat." (D&C 133:48). Where in the Holy Land would this take place, in Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives? No, Joseph Smith was told "as the dews of Carmel, so shall the knowledge of the Lord descend upon them." (D&C 128:19)

Mount Carmel is on the northern coast of Israel, next to the city of Haifa. In 1868, a colony of German Christian arrived in Haifa, then a small Arab village. They were follows of a "Christian Prophet" named George David Hartegg, who claimed that the Lord told him that He was returning, and to prepare a people to meet him. They called themselves "The Society of the Temple". They arrived in Haifa in 1868, and they built a road from the sea to Mount Carmel, which they called "The Way of the Lord" (now called "Ben Gurion Street"). On either side of "The Way" they built their homes and shops, and over the doors and windows they wrote "Der Herr ist Nahe" (German: "The Lord is Near").

Mormons are taught today (2015) that there is "only one Prophet" on the Earth at any given time, the President of the Church. But, The Book of Mormon says in the time of Lehi there were "many prophets" (First Nephi chapter one), and 15 men in the LDS church are "sustained" twice a year as "prophets, seers, revelators" although they don't actually prophesy, see, or revelate.

In 1847, Brigham Young was preparing to move the Mormons out West, to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, in what was then called Alta California. He told this to George J. Adams, who refused; saying that he was going to take the Holy Order to Palestine, as Joseph Smith wanted. Young had George J. Adams excommunicated, along with most of the Holy Order, who decided to follow Adams to Palestine. instead of going with Brigham Young to what is now Utah.

In took years, but in 1864, Adams and the Holy Order arrived in Palestine, in Jaffa (Tel Aviv); which was then part of the Turkish Ottomon Empire. But times were tough. There was very little water. Their crops failed. So, Adams and most of the Holy Order regretfully returned to America. However, twenty families stayed, and struggled for a few more years, believing that the Lord would guide them. But, they were hungry. In 1868, someone told them about a colony of Germans in Haifa, forty miles north of them. So, the twenty families packed up and moved to the German Colony at Haifa, and help them build "The Way of the Lord" and their homes and shops on either side of "The Way". A few of the Mormons spoke German. This "remnant" of the Holy Order was welcomed by the Society of the Temple, and they became a part of it. Had Joseph Smith lived, he would have been among them.

In 1891, a Man appeared on the shore of Haifa, wearing a Dervish (Muslim holy man) crown, and a blood red robe. Another Man was with Him, assisting Him. They walked along "The Way of the Lord" to Mount Carmel, and climbed the slope to the mid-point, where they stopped and the Man in the blood red robe recited a poem in Arabic, claiming that He was the Son of Man. His Voice echoed down to the German Colony below, about ten per cent were members of the Holy Order, or their children born in Palestine. The Germans and Mormons looked out of their windows, and a few came outside, out of curiosity. They no doubt asked themselves: "What are these two strange men doing?" And the two Men came down from the mountain, and walked down "The Way" back to the sea, past the German Society of the Temple members and the Mormon Holy Order members, who saw the Faces of these Men clearly as they walked. As the two Men walked, the Man wearing the Dervish crown and the blood red robe kept saying in Arabic (which many of the Germans by then could understand):

"Verily, this is the Day in which to see the Face, and hear the Voice, of the Son of Man!"

This was in February of 1891. Twenty members of the Nauvoo "Order Lodge" Quorum of the Anointed, had settled in the German colony decades before. Had Joseph Smith been there, and lived until then, he would have been 85 years old.


JOSEPH SMITH'S 1891 PROPHECIES

In 1832, Mormon Apostle Lyman Wight made a prophesy, one which was endorsed by Joseph Smith:

"And the Spirit fell upon Lyman Wight and he prophesied that there were some in the congregation that should live until the Savior should descend from heaven." (The Life of Joseph Smith the Prophet, p.113)

That was in 1832. How many people "in the congregation" then are still alive today? In the year 1891, many Mormons who were alive in 1832 were still alive.

On the the 6th of April, 1843, Joseph Smith declared:

There are those of the rising generation who shall not taste death til Christ comes." (Joseph Smith, General Conference, 6 April 1843, quoted in The Words of Joseph Smith, p.179)

How many of the "rising generation" (children) living in 1843 are still alive today? Was Joseph Smith mistaken? Or, did Christ come before the children living in 1843 had all died? Baha'is believe that Christ returned before all those living in 1843 were dead.

A "Voice" told Joseph Smith on April 6th, 1843 that if he lived until he was 85 years of age he would "see the Face of the Son of Man (D&C 130:14-15).

Joseph Smith had already seen Jesus' face in a vision 1820 in Palmyra, New York, and again in a vision in the Kirkland Temple in Kirkland, Ohio, in 1836! Obviously, the "face of the Son of Man" can't be Jesus' face; which Joseph Smith had already seen twice. The "face of the Son of Man" would be the Face of the Spirit of Truth~Holy Ghost incarnate.

The First 1891 Prophecy

On February 14th, 1835, Joseph Smith gave a speech in Kirkland, Ohio, before "Zion's Camp"; a Mormon militia that was going to Missouri to defend Mormons living there from Missouri mobs who believed that the Mormons were trying to free their black slaves. The speech was recorded by Franklin D. Richards; then the personal secretary of Joseph Smith. In this speech, Joseph Smith claimed that the Holy Spirit showed him in vision that the coming of the Lord would be "56 years hence" from 1835 (1891). In the History of the Church for February 14, 1835 (reported by his secretary Franklin D. Richards) it says:

"President Smith then stated that the meeting had been called, because God commanded it; and it was made known to him by vision and by the Holy Spirit***and it was the will of God that those who went to Zion, with a determination to lay down their lives, if necessary, should be ordained to the ministry, and go forth to prune the vineyard for the last time, or the coming of the Lord, which was nigh--even fifty-six years should wind-up the scene." (D.H.C. 2:182)

In the Index (vol. 7) of the History of the Church , under "Second Coming", we find the following: "Joseph indicates would be in fifty-six years V2:182". The year 1835 + 56 years = 1891 That's right, the Index of History of the Church, published by the Church, declares that Joseph Smith prophesied that Christ would come in the year 1891!

The Second 1891 Prophecy

On April 6th, 1843, Joseph Smith made the following prophecy:

"I was once praying earnestly upon the subject, and a voice said unto me, My son, if thou livest till thou art 85 years of age, thou shalt see the Face of the Son of Man--I was left to draw my own conclusions concerning this & took the liberty to conclude that if I did live till that time He would make His appearance or I shall go where He is--I prophesy in the name of the Lord God--& let it be written, that the Son of Man will not come in the heavens till I am 85 years old, 48 years hence or about 1890." (Diary of Joseph Smith, April 6, 1843, quoted in The Revelations of Joseph Smith, p.345)

48 years "hence" of 1843 is 1891 (1843+48=1891).

Mormon Apostles Look To 1891 for the Kingdom to Be Established

Today (2015) Mormons are taught by their leaders, that the Church is the Kingdom, and the Kingdom is the Church, or, that the Church will establish the Kingdom; which would be the "Political Kingdom of God" on Earth. But...this was not always so.

The early "Brethren" (Mormon leaders) believed that Christ would come and establish His Kingdom in the year 1891; based upon the 1835 and 1843 prophecies of Joseph Smith.

Early Mormon apostles believed the Millennial Kingdom would be established, somewhere on this planet, in the year 1891 by "the Son of Man" Who would appear "in red apparel". Mormon Apostles did not know "where" this would be. But the Holy Order believed THE KINGDOM would be established upon Mount Carmel, as the LORD told the Seer:

"As the dews of Carmel, so shall the knowledge of God descend upon them." (D&C 128:19)

In 1891, in General Conference in Salt Lake City, in the Tabernacle, Elder Charles W. Penrose (a Mormon apostle) said:

"Did not all the Prophets of old look forward to such a time, and did not our Savior send His disciples to proclaim that THE KINGDOM was at hand? He gave a great many parables concerning THE KINGDOM. He compared it, among other things, to a grain of mustard seed that grew and became the greatest tree on earth. That is, commencing with a small beginning, but, like all God's works, gradually growing and developing until fully complete. The prophet Daniel saw it as the 'little stone', cut out of the mountain without hands, which smote the great image and shattered its remnants to the four winds, and then became a great mountain and filled the whole earth, which is our birthplace according to the flesh and our future home and heaven. The earth fulfills the law of its creation and shall therefore be glorified and become a fit dwelling place for the sanctified, fit for the Presence of God and clothed with His glory. The Church and THE KINGDOM are not identical, although they are closely connected. In the Church is the Gospel of the Kingdom. It is a preparation for that Divine Government. IT will not be fully established until Christ comes, who is the King. As members of the Church we are commanded to be subject to the governments under which we live, as long as they exist, for 'the powers that be are ordained of God,' but we are approaching a time when all things on earth must give way to the HEAVENLY KINGDOM. The kingdom of this world are to become the KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS CHRIST. Let us prepare ourselves for the events that are coming, and when we pray: 'Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,' do our part in the work to prepare for its advent." (Collected Discourses 2:188-9, EMPHASIS added)

In the year 1890, in Conference, Elder B. H. Roberts (Church historian and Seventy) said:

"Before another General Conference shall be reached we shall have entered upon the year 1891. In the Book of Doctrines and Covenants, section 130, Joseph Smith was promised that if he lived until 1891, he would see the face of the Son of Man. On February 14th, 1835, at a meeting where certain Elders, they were told by Joseph that they were called to go forth to prune the vineyard for the last time, before the coming of Christ, even 56 years should wind-up the scene. 1835 plus 56 years also brings us to the year 1891! These circumstances have called the Saints to believe that some great epoch will open at that time--the year following the present [1891]. My faith in the matter is whatever the Lord has in mind to accomplish in that year will be performed. It may be something, however, that would scarcely create a ripple. The organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of the greatest events in the history of the world. It was organized with six members, and but little was known concerning it even in the neighborhood where it occurred, at the time. It may be that the greatness of what shall occur in 1891 will not be comprehended until succeeding years." (Collected Discourses 2:105-6)

Mormon Seventy B.H. Roberts said that the Latter-day Saints would not understand what happened in 1891 for many years to come. In 1886, Mormon apostle Moses Thatcher declared before a gathering of Mormons in the Salt Lake Tabernacle:

"Our deliverance will be within 5 years; the time indicated by Joseph's [Feb. 14, 1832] prophecy will be February 14, 1891." (Salt Lake Tribune, 10 April 1886)


On February 14, 1891, Baha'u'llah (baw-haw-ool-LAHHH), Who was born as >Mirza Husein-Ali Nuri ("Prince Beauty Exalted of Light"), wearing His blood red robe, went from the prison city of Akka, Palestine, to Haifa, Palestine, and climbed Mount Carmel, and on the northern slope of Mount Carmel, He uttered the "Tablet of Carmel" which announced that the "Son of Man" had finally arrived. In Haifa, in 1891, lived the "remnant" of Joseph Smith's "Holy Order" and their children. Baha'u'llah called Himself "the Son of Man".

Joseph Smith was told "My Son, if thou livest until thou art 85 years old [1891], thou shalt see the Face of the Son of Man." (D&C 30:15) Baha'u'llah announced in 1891:

"Call out to Zion, O Carmel, and announce the joyful tidings. Verily this is the Day to see the Face, and hear the Voice, of the Son of Man." (Tablet of Carmel)

In the Order Lodge, where the "Quorum of the Anointed" (Holy Order) met, on the second story of Joseph Smith's red brick store, in Nauvoo, from 1843 to his death in 1844, in the Celestial Room, sat a man, wearing a Crown, with a red robe. Joseph and Hyrum Smith were killed in June of 1844. As senior Apostle, Brigham Young took control of the Church in Nauvoo (not outside of Nauvoo). When the Nauvoo Mormon Temple was completed in late 1846, Brigham Young commanded that "all" adult Mormons go through the new "Temple Endowment Ceremony".Only the Holy Order members had gone through this before. Now, Brigham Young wanted all adult Mormons go "take out their Endowments" in the new Nauvoo Temple. Brigham Young himself played the part of the King, with crown and red robe, sitting in the Celestial Room, behind white veils. But, after coming to Utah, and building an "Endowment House" in Salt Lake City, Brigham Young quietly, and without explanation, removes the "King" in the Red Robe from the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony. He offers no explanation. He may "fear" that George J. Adams will come to Utah and take the Mormons with him to Palestine. Brigham Young needs the Mormons to build cities, and to work on his tobacco farms and whiskey distilleries (Brigham Young was the major supplier of tobacco and whiskey throughout the West for many years). But George J. Adams does not go to Utah. He becomes an Apostle of James J. Strang in Michigan, who claims to be the rightful successor of Joseph Smith. Emma Smith, William Smith, Lucy Smith, and many other Mormons also follow James Strang instead of Brigham Young. Strang is assassinated in 1856, by a man he had whipped for adultery. His Church scatters.

George J. Adams, one of James J. Strang's Apostles, after the assassination of Strang, forms the "Church of the Messiah" and takes the Holy Order (those who refused to following Brigham Young to Utah) with him to the Holy Land. Most return, because of hardship (lack of water==severe drought in Palestine at the time). Yet, 20 Holy Order members remain in Palestine, and eventually settle in the Arab village of Haifa, at the foot of Mount Carmel. There, they find Germans, the "Society of the Temple", who came from Germany to Haifa in 1868, to await the coming of the Son of Man on Mount Carmel: led there by a German Christian "Prophet" named Georg David Hardegg (d. 1879).

Johann Georg David Von Hardegg (d. 1879) was a Christian "Prophet" form Germany, who was told by the LORD that he was returning soon, and to prepare a "Spiritual Temple" for His return. The Lord would come in red robs and set His feet upon Mount Carmel, in Palestine. Hardegg formed the "Society of the Temple" in Germany in the 1860s, and made several thousand converts. Hundreds of them went to Palestine (then part of the Turkish Ottomon Empire), and settled in the small Arabic village of of Haifa, next to Mount Carmel. Hardegg and his followers were excommunicated from the Lutheran Church, for being "heretics" and "apostates". The Lutheran Church taught that the era of Prophets ended with Jesus and the Apostles. Hardegg commanded that a road be built from the port of Haifa to the foot of Mount Carmel, called "The Way of the Lord" so that the Lord, when He returned, could walk on the Way. On each side of "The Way of the Lord" the German Templars built their homes and shops, and, in stone, wrote above their doors and windows "DERR HERR IST NAHE" (German: "The Lord is Neare").


The German Colony of Haifa, Palestine (c. 1890). Their homes and shops on either side of "The Way of the Lord". By 1891, 15% of the German Colony were Holy Order Members or their descendants.

In 1891, Baha'u'llah leaves the Mansion of Bahji, and goes to Haifa, and walks down "The Way of the Lord" in Haifa, and climbs Mount Carmel, to a "Sacred Spot" where Elijah once lived. There, He recites the "Tablet of Carmel" in Arabic, which says in part:

"Call out to Zon, O Carmel, and announce the joyful tidings! He Who was hidden from mortal eyes [behind white veils] is now come! This is the Day to see the Face and hear the Voice, of the Son of Man." (Tablet of Carmel)

Joseph Smith "1891" prophecies, given in 1835 (56 years should wind-up the scene) and 1843 (I prophesy in the name of the Lord God, and let it be written....the Son of Man shall comes 48 years hence or about 1890) were fulfilled! Baha'u'llah climbed Mount Carmel ("as the dews of Carmel") in red robes ("And the Lord shall be read in His apparel;...."). He came in the very year that Joseph Smith was promised "if" he lived, he would "see the Face of the Son of Man." (D&C 130:15).

Jesus said:

"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth is come, he will guide you unto all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me.... (John 16:13-14)

Bahá'u'lláh wrote:

"Verily, He Who is the Spirit of Truth is now come to guide you unto all truth. He speaketh not as prompted by His own self, but as bidden by Him Who is the All-Wise. Say, this is the One Who hath glorified the Son and hath exalted His Cause. (Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p.12)

Joseph Smith was told that the Son of Man, the Holy Ghost in the flesh (incarnate), would appear in a red robe, on Mount Carmel, in February 1891. Joseph formed a secret "Holy Order" to take with him to the Holy Land. He planned to leave his brother Hyrum Smith, whom he already had ordained as "Co-President" of the Church, to lead the Church, and he was going to take the Holy Order with him to Palestine: there to await the coming of "the Son of Man" in 1891. He prophesied of this twice in very clear prophecies! Joseph took rites he learned in Freemasonry, and authored the "Holy Order Initiation Rite" which included washings, anointings with olive oil, dressing in white robes, praying at an altar, and parting a white veil over a doorway, that lead to a small room where a man in red robes sat wearing a crown. Joseph did this to "prepare" his Holy Order to recognize the Son of Man when He appeared on Mount Carmel in the year 1891.

The Son of Man came as scheduled, in the year 1891, wearing a blood red robe, calling Himself "the Son of Man" and identifying Himself as "the Spirit of Truth". He Joseph Smith be allowed to "live" until he was 85 years of age, he would have "seen" the Face, and heard the Voice, of the Son of Man, in 1891.


The Church and the Kingdom are not the same! The Church was established to prepare the way for the Kingdom, just like John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus! The lesser always prepares the way for the Greater. Baha'u'llah referred to His Kingdom as "the Cause of God" and "The Celestial Kingdom". Today, it is most commonly known as "The Baha'i Faith".

In 1887, the LDS Church printed and distributed a book by Elder Robert Smith (a 2nd cousin of Joseph Smith), to be "used by teachers in Sunday Schools" (it was an official Church publication). Elder Robert Smith wrote:

"Now, we will prove by the prophet Joseph Smith that the same year, 1891, is the commencement of the reign of righteousness. In Section 130, Doctrine and Covenants, Joseph was told that if he lived to be 85 years old he would live to see the scene wound up or the Redeemer on the earth. He was born December 23rd, 1805, and if we give him the 85 years, we could not count the year 1805, we should have to count 1806, as the year 1805 was mostly gone before he was born, therefore, we have 1806 and 85, making 1891; again in the year 1835 Joseph was told positively that 56 years would wind up the scene, which we believe was the reign of iniquity and transgression: 56 and 1835 are 1891. Thus we have abundant proof that that year will begin the reign of righteousness, and God's people be acknowledged, for the earth is to be given to them. He has said: 'Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.'" (A Series of Lectures on the Fulfillment of Prophecy, 1887, pp.39-40)

Mormon leaders told rank-and-file Mormons over and over gain to expect "THE KINGDOM" to be established somewhere on Earth in 1891! The Church did not know "where". But the Holy Order did know where! The LORD told the Seer: "As the dews of Carmel, so the knowledge of God shall descend upon them." (D&C 128:19). But what year?

On January 1st 1891, Wilford Woodruff (the 4th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) wrote in is diary:

"Jan 1, 1891. This is New Year's Day, and the year that has been looked upon by many as one of the more important years in the world." (Journal of Wilford Woodruff, Jan. 1, 1891)

Tens of thousand of Latter-day Saints, from Mormon apostles to rank-and-file Mormons, believed that the "Son of Man" was coming "in red apparel" in the year 1891 to establish "THE KINGDOM".

What happened? When I first discovered these prophecies, in the 1980s, I asked my bishop about this. He said, "I don't know, but ask Brother So-and-So, he's the Institute director!" Institutes of Religion are next to most universities and colleges in the Western United States. They were build by the LDS Church for Mormon students, to give them "religious" classes, and for social reasons, because the Church leaders discovered that college educated Mormons were more likely to leave the Church. Mormon bishops are part-timem volunteers, and have no training in Mormon history or doctrine other than Sunday School classes all Mormons attend. So, I went to the Institute Director, and asked: "Joseph Smith clearly prophesied that the Lord would return in 1891, when he was 85 years old. These aren't off-the-cuff remarks, but clear prophecies. What happened?"

The Institute of Religion instructor looked at me, and confidentially said:

"Well, of course these were true prophecies, but the Members of the Church just weren't ready for the Lord to return. So, the Lord had no choice but to delay His coming!"

Over the years, I found that most Mormons were totally unaware of the 1891 prophecies of Joseph Smith, because Church leaders really don't want the Members to know about them. Church leaders want Members "obedient" to Church leaders, and not asking questions they shouldn't be asking. I asked many more Institute of Religion instructors, and Mormon historians, the same question, and they told me the same thing: the "we" (the Mormons) simply weren't ready, so "the Lord had to delay His coming".

When Jesus failed to appear in the sky over Salt Lake City in 1891, riding upon a cloud, spitting fire-balls upon the wicked, with thousands of angels blowing trumpets (as all thieves in the night do), the Mormons said: "The Lord has delayed His coming!"

Truly did Jesus say, "that evil servant shall say in his heart, My Lord delayeth His coming." (Matt. 14:48)

Truly did the LORD say unto Joseph the Seer:

"...and they shall say that Christ delayeth his coming until the end of the earth." (D&C 45:26)

If you are a Mormon who grew up in the Church, did your Sunday School teachers, Seminary teachers, or Institute instructors, ever tell you anything about Joseph Smith's 1891 prophecies? Anything at all?

You were told only those things The Brethren want you to know; things to inspired "faith" (i.e. in them), in order to obey THEM without question.

But...there is no Eternal Life in following other sinful men: especially men who claim to be "prophets" but don't prophesy, "seers" but don't see visions, and "revelators" but don't receive revelations. Especially not any group of men who contradict each other, and, when you ask for explanations to reconcile their contradictions, they simply tell you to "Stop asking" or they'll excommunicate you. There is no Eternal Life is following such men. There is only Eternal Life is "obtaining" the Holy Spirit of Promise.


BAHA'U'LLAH AND THE THRONE OF DAVID

Was there any Man living on Earth in the year 1843 that ever claimed to be the Holy Ghost incarnate ("in the flesh")? Yes! There was a Man living in Persia (Iran) in the year 1843, Who later claimed to be the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Truth, in the flesh. He was born with the name Mirza Husein-Ali Nuri ("Prince Beauty Exalted of Light"). He was a direct descendant of King David of Israel.

In the 7th century A.D., a direct descendant of King David, a man named Bostanai, a Jew, lived in Iraq. He was the "Exilarch" (leader of the Jews in exile in Iraq). He had a Persian concubine named Darah. They had children. These children eventually settled in Elam (a province of southern Iran). They eventually became Shi'ite Muslims. They eventually settled throughout Iran. The eldest son of the eldest son inherited the "right" to the Throne of David. Mirza Husein-Ali Nuri was the Eldest Son of Mirza Abbas Nuri, who inherited the "birthright" to the Throne of David.

The LORD said:

"David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne. (Jeremiah 33:5)

I have made a covenant with my chosen. I have sworn to David my servant, thy seed I will establish forever and thy throne for all generation. (Pslams 89:4)

The covenant I will not break, nor alter the thing that has gone out of My lips. I have sown of My Holiness, that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the Sun before Me." (Pslams 83:34-35)

Mormons still await "The Day" that the Holy Ghost will come to Earth to "get a body" and perform some great and holy "mission". We know that "Day" has already come and gone!

The Jews still await the "Day of Redemption" when the LORD sends His Messiah. Christians know that Day of Redemption came and went a long time ago.

Mormons still await the "Day" that the Holy Ghost comes to Earth to get a body and have a mortal probation. Joseph Smith said that Day had arrived in the year 1843. That year, Mirza Husein-Ali Nuri was living a mortal life, in Tehran, Iran. He would later become known as BAHA'U'LLAH (baw-haw-Oh-LAW), which means "THE GLORY OF GOD" in Arabic.

Joseph Smith never claimed to be the Holy Ghost. Baha'u'llah did. Joseph Smith never claimed to be the Davidic Prince. Baha'u'llah (Who called Himself "the Ancient Beauty") did. He wrote:

"The Ancient Beauty [Baha'u'llah] ruleth upon the throne of David. Thus hath my Pen spoken that which the histories of bygone ages have related." ( Proclamation of Baha'u'llah, p. 89)

When Baha'u'llah was exiled to Baghdad, Iraq, He left Baghdad and traveled to Sulimaniyyah, Kurdistan, and lived among the Sufis ("soo-fees") of Sulimaniyyah. He lived among the Naqshbandi ("nawkhsh-bawn-dee") Sufis. He studied Arabic and Sufism for two years with them. At the end of those two years, they awarded Him the Crown of a Naqshbandi Sufi Master. The Crown was decorated with green fig leaves. He wore this crown for the rest of His life.

When He returned to Baghdad, He discovered that an anti-Baha'i mob had burned down His house, including all His clothing. Baha'i women then took red Persian drapes, and made for Him a new wardrobe of blood red robes. He was then exiled to Adrianople, Turkey, and then, in 1868, to the Turkish prison city of Akka, Palestine (then a Turkish province). He lived in Akka until 1878, when He moved to the Mansion of Bahji ("baw-zhee"), about three miles northeast of Akka. The Room of Baha'u'llah, in the Mansion of Bahji, was draped with white veils.

The LORD told Joseph Smith the Seer:

And the Lord shall be red in his apparel like him who treadeth the wine vat." (D&C 133:48)

"As the dews of Carmel, so shall the knowledge of the Lord descend upon them." (D&C 128:19)


BRIGHAM YOUNG VS. GEORGE J. ADAMS AND JOSEPH MORRIS

Before he was arrested in June of 1844, Joseph Smith ordained George J. Adams, the Bishop of Nauvoo, as the "Apostle of the Anointed Quorum". The "Anointed Quorum" was the official name of the Holy Order. Most Mormons were not members of the Holy Order. Most Mormons knew nothing about the Holy Order. The Holly Order was separate from the Church just like the House of Lords is separate from the House of Commons, or just like the Senate is separate from the Congress. All Holy Order Members were also Members of the Church, but most Members of the Church were NOT Members of the Holy Order.

Several months before he was arrested, Joseph Smith ordained Hyrum Smith as "President" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to George J. Adams, Joseph Smith had planned to leave the Church in the hands of his brother Hyrum Smith. Then, Joseph and George J. Adams were planning to take the Holy Order to Palestine. At that time (1840s) Palestine was a province of the Turkish Ottomon Empire. According to George J. Adams, Joseph Smith told him that the Rite of Celestial Masonry, which every Holy Order Member was "initiated" into, was to prepare them to recognize the Son of Man when He appeared in red apparel on Mount Carmel, in Palestine, in the year 1891.

Of course, Joseph Smith was unable to take the Holy Order anywhere. Joseph and Hyrum Smith were killed by an Anti-Mormon mob at Carthage Jail, in Carthage, Illinois, in June of 1844.

After the death of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Brigham Young was the senior Apostle of the Church. He oversaw the finished construction of the Nauvoo Temple. The Nauvoo Temple was not like Mormon Temples today. It was a "Tabernacle" (a meetingplace). Only the top floor was meant for the Holy Order.

Joseph Smith designed the Nauvoo (Illinois) Temple to be a great Meetinghouse; not like Mormon Temples today. The Nauvoo Temple had three floors:

Basement: Baptismal fond and Church offices.

First Floor: Meeting Room (like in a Tabernacle or any Mormon meetinghouse chapel)

Second Floor: Assembly Room: for weddings, dinners, and dances.

Third Floor: "Council Room" (for the Holy Order which before had met on the second floor of Joseph Smith's red brick store in Nauvoo)

The Holy Order ("Anointed Quorum") was a secret organization within the Church. Most Mormons never were told about it. It had, at most, about 70 members.

After the Nauvoo Temple was completed in 1846, Brigham Young decided to initiate all adult Mormons into the Rite of Celestial Masonry. He renamed the Rite the "Endowment Ceremony". George J. Adams, as Apostle of the Holy Order, strongly objected; telling Brigham Young that the Rite was not for Members of the Church, but only for Members of the Holy Order. Brigham Young had George J. Adams excommunicated. Many Members of the Holy Order followed George J. Adams, and they formed a new Church, called the Church of the Messiah. They went to Palestine in 1864, but most returned because of hardship. Yet, a few remained, and settled in Haifa, next to Mount Carmel.

Brigham Young opened the Nauvoo Temple in 1846. The first floor was a meeting room, like in any Stake Center or Tabernacle. The top floor had been designed for the Holy Order. Brigham Young discontinued the Holy Order, and he changed the Rite of the Holy Order into the Endowment Ceremony, and told Mormons that the Ceremony had to do with learning "Signs and Tokens" to give to Sentinel-Angels after death, so they could "pass by" those Sentinel-Angels and enter into the Celestial Kingdom.

In the Nauvoo Temple, in the Celestial Room, there sat a man wearing a crown and a red robe. The Man represented the "Lord behind the Veil". The Celestial Room was symbolic of the Celestial Kingdom. One had to give a high priest certain secret passwords and handshakes, then the white veil was parted, and the Initiate entered into the Celestial Room (symbolic of the Kingdom of the Father). In the Celestial Room sat the Man with the Crown and Red Rob. That man was a "symbol" of the Father, the LORD BEHIND THE VEIL. That "part" was played by Brigham Young himself, in the Nauvoo Temple.

Because of anti-Mormon mobs, the Mormons had to leave Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1946-47. Most of them traveled to what is now Utah. They built Salt Lake City, and hundreds of other cities and towns throughout the western United States, and also in Canada and northern Mexico.

After Brigham Young arrived in Utah, he removed the "Man with the Crown and Red Robe" from the Temple Endowment Ceremony. He did not explain his reasons "why". Today, in all Mormon temples, there is a "Celestial Room". One must pass through a white veil to get to it. There is no "man" with a crown and red robe sitting in it. Today, the Celestial Rooms are empty, except for furniture.


The Celestial Room (Salt Lake Mormon Temple)

Brigham Young would go on to teach some "unique" doctrines that Joseph Smith never taught, such as:

*The Adam-God Doctrine: Adam is the Father of our spirits, and the father of the spirit and body of Jesus.

*The Curse of Cain Doctrine: "Negroes" are the cursed and inferior children of Cain, their black skin is the "mark" of Cain, they can only be servants of white men until the Curse is removed, and they are "banned" from all Mormon Temples and the Mormon Priesthood.

*The Doctrine of Blood Atonement: thieves, adulterers, interracial couples and their children, blasphemers, murderers, all must have their own blood shed, by cutting their throats, in order for them to "atone" for their sins, or they'll never enter into the Celestial Kingdom.

*The Heavenly-Incest Doctrine: God the Father stepped down and "begot" Jesus with Mary, His own spirit-daughter, in the natural way, just as any mortal man begets a mortal son with a mortal woman.

Later Church leaders have "disavowed" (declared "FALSE") all of these doctrines by Brigham Young, that he preached in General Conference, as "Revelation" and "the Word and Will of the Lord".

Any Mormon who teaches any of these doctrines to others today are taken into a room and told "STOP!" If they don't stop, they are excommunicated.

In 1856, a Mormon named Joseph Morris, claiming to be a Prophet, uttering "Thus saith the LORD" Revelations. He made about 400 converts. They gathered at a fort in what is now South Weber, Utah. Morris declared that Brigham Young was in error, was preaching "false doctrine" and leading the Church astray. Brigham Young ordered a Mormon Sheriff to arrest Joseph Morris and his main disciples. The Mormon Sheriff told Joseph Morris to surrender. Joseph Morris got on his knees and started to pray, and the Sheriff shot him dead. A woman ran up towards the Sheriff pleading with him to stop shooting, and the Sheriff shot her dead on the spot. He then drove out the Morrissites from their camp (in what is now South Weber, Utah), by canon fire. The Morrissites were not armed; killing and injuring many men, women, and children. The Mormon Sheriff was arrested by Federal Marshals, but found "Not Guilty" of multiple counts of murder by an all Mormon jury.

Joseph Morris taught that the Elect (not everyone) reincarnate. He made prophecies and received "Thus Saith the LORD" Revelations. He had supernatural visions. He said that Christ would appear again on the Earth in the year 1863 (the same year Baha'u'llah make His first proclamation in Baghdad, Iraq). Joseph Morris said that Brigham Young was a false teacher, teaching false doctrines (i.e. Adam is God, Negroes cursed, God had sex with Mary, some men had to be blood atoned, etc.) and was leading the Church astray.

Brigham Young said:

“I say, rather than that apostates should flourish here, I will unsheath my bowie knife, and conquer or die [Great commotion in the congregation, and a simultaneous burst of feeling, assenting to the declaration.]. Now, you nasty apostates, clear out, or judgment will be put to the line, and righteousness to the plummet [Voices, generally, ‘go it, go it.']. If you say it is right, raise your hands [All hands up.]. Let us call upon the Lord to assist us in this, and every good work.” ( Journal of Discourses, v. 1, p. 83)

Brigham Young preached, from the pulpit, in General Conference, that "apostates" needed to be killed, their throats cut from ear to ear, and their blood spilt upon the ground, to "atone" for their "sins"; that is the only way to "save" them. He said that murderers, adulterers, white men who had children with "Negro" women and their children, also needed to be "blood atoned" in order to "save" them in the Celestial Kingdom. This is fact that is extremely well documented.

There is absolutely NO DOUBT that Brigham Young taught the Adam-God Doctrine. He did not present it as his "personal opinion". He taught it as Revelation, in General Conference. Yet, any Mormon who preaches Adam-God today is excommunicated! Brigham Young also taught the Curse of Cain Doctrine, in General Conference: that "Negroes" were the cursed and inferior children of Cain, only worthy to be "servants" of whites on Earth and in Heaven. Yet, Church President Gorgon B. Hinckley declared the Curse of Cain Doctrine 'false" during the Priesthood Session of General Conference, in April 2006. The Church also "disavowed" the Curse of Cain Doctrine in a "Race and Priesthood" Statement on LDS.org online in 2013. The Church has not official repudiated the Blood Atonement or Heavenly Incest Doctrines, but, the Church leaders has not preached either for decades. Also, a popular book by a Mormon Apostle, Bruce R. McConkie, titled Mormon Doctrine, that taught the Blood Atonement and Heavenly Incest Doctrines openly, was quietly "banned" by Church leaders in 2008. Church leaders told the publisher (Bookcraft) to cease all future publications of the book Mormon Doctrine; a book which was on the shelves of almost every active Mormon from the 1960s until 2008 when the First Presidency quietly "banned" the book from being republished or sold in any Mormon bookstore.

Joseph Morris said that Christ would appear in the year 1863 (the year Baha'u'llah made His first declaration in Baghdad, Iraq). He said that Joseph Smith was not allowed to go to Palestine and see the Face of the Son of Man, because he had "fallen" because of polygamy. He also said that the Endowment Ceremony had nothing to do with the Afterlife, but with the coming of the Son of Man.

In the book of Doctrine and Covenants, section 3, verses 2 to 11, the Lord warns Joseph Smith that if he "sets at naught the counsels of God" in order to "satisfy the lusts of the flesh" he would "fall". Joseph Morris claimed Joseph Smith "did" fall, and that is why he was not allowed to take the Holy Order to Palestine, and live to 85 to "see the face of the Son of Man." (D&C 13:15).

The Church teaches today that Brigham Young was a true Prophet of God, the rightful successor of Joseph Smith, and that his teachings about Adam being the father of our spirits (Adam-God Doctrine), and Blood Atonement and "Negroes" being the Cursed children of Cain, only worthy to be servants of white Mormons in heaven (Curse of Cain Doctrine), were "just his own personal opinions" and that they were never official doctrines of the Church. If you write to the First Presidency, or call the Office of the First Presidency, or the LDS Public Department, that is what they will tell you! That is what it says in the "Race and Priesthood" statement on LDS.org online: a statement approved by the First Presidency.

Joseph Smith ordained black men to the Priesthood. Elijah Abel (a black Mormon) belonged to the Third Quorum of Seventy in Nauvoo. But, in 1848, Brigham Young began to preach the Curse of Cain Doctrine, and he banned black Mormons from the Mormon temples and priesthood. For 130 years, Mormon leaders taught the Curse of Cain Doctrine. It is called "a doctrine of the Church" in a signed letter from the First Presidency issued on August 17, 1949, called "Statement of the First Presidency on the Negro Question").

On June 8th, 1978, Church President Spencer W. Kimball, lifted the Priesthood and Temple Ban on black Mormons. He did not repudiate the Curse of Cain Doctrine. History shows he still believed in that doctrine. It was called "a doctrine of the Church" (Statement of the First Presidency on the Negro Problem, August 17, 1949).

ON June 8th, 2008, black Mormons gathered on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, to celebrate "The 1978 Revelation" that lifted the Priesthood and Temple Ban on black Mormons. One of the speakers at this celebration was Elder Sheldon F. Child, a member of the First Quorum of Seventy. A "Seventy" is a Mormon priesthood office, just under that of Apostle. Elder Sheldon F. Child said to those Black Mormons and white Mormons who gathered:

"When you think about it, that's just what it is — folklore. It's never really been official doctrine. I know there have been some misconceptions and some statements made by people in the past, but as Elder (Bruce R.) McConkie said, we've received new and additional light and knowledge through revelation, and even the folklore is obsolete now because of the fact that we have the revelation. We have to keep in mind that it's folklore and not doctrine. It's never been recorded as such. Many opinions, personal opinions, were spoken. I'm just so grateful for this revelation." (LDS Marking 30-year Milestone, Deseret News, June 6, 2008)

Elder Child is old enough to know that what he said to the Genesis Group on that day in 2008 was not the truth. The Curse of Cain Doctrine was always presented by Church leaders as "a doctrine of the Church". At no time was it ever presented as "personal opinion" or "folklore". Many generations of Mormons were raised to believe that the Curse of Cain Doctrine was "a doctrine of the Church" and part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as any other part! He knows that!

Mormon leaders want the rising generation of Mormons to "think" that the "Curse of Cain" was never a doctrine of the Church; just some "folklore" that "some Members" believed in as "personal opinion". Nothing could be further from the Truth!

Young Mormons today are told in Mormon Seminary (religion classes for Mormon high school students) that the Church "never taught" that blacks are the cursed children of Cain. That was "just some folklore a few members believed in". It was "never a doctrine of the Church". And the young Mormons...believe whatever their Seminary Teachers tell them.

Mormons today are told nothing about George J. Adams or Joseph Morris. They are told nothing about Joseph Smith's plans to take the Holy Order to Palestine, to await the coming of the Son of Man, in red apparel, in the year 1891. Mormons are told only those things which will inspired them in the current Church leaders, and to inspire them to put their full trust, faith, and obedience, in the 15 men who control the LDS Church.

George Orwell once wrote in his classic book 1984:

"He who controls the present controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future."

In other words, the Party in 1984 controlled information, what the Public "knew". The Party found they could manipulate the Public by controlling "history" and thereby convincing the Public that the Party was All-Seeing and All-Knowing; simply by manipulating history.

Mormons put complete faith and trust in "The Brethren" (top 15 Mormon leaders). The Brethren are "sustained" twice a year as "Prophets/Seers/Revelators" even though they don't prophesy, nor see, nor revelate.


THE FOUR SYMBOLS ON THE WHITE VEIL

In every Mormon Temple there are white veils, and on the white veils there are four symbols. We shall NOT reveal what those symbols are in this article! Those symbols are sacred to Mormons, and we shall not reveal what they are. Those symbols are mentioned in the book of Isaiah, in the Old Testament, but we shall not quote those Verses; because that would reveal what the symbols are, and WE SHALL NOT REVEAL those symbols.

But...we shall explain what the symbols actually "mean"; without revealing what they are.

Every Mormon (Latter-day Saints) who goes on a mission for the Church, or gets married in a Mormon Temple, must go through the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony. This ceremony is very sacred for Mormons. We shall not describe it here. But during the ceremony the Mormon is asked to put on a white garment. The Mormon (male and female) is required to wear a white garment, with the same four symbols on it, for the rest of their lives. They may only remove the white garment with the four symbols for bathing, changing clothing, for sports, for swimming, and for times of physical intimacy.

The same four symbols that are on the white veils in all Mormon Temples, are sew into the white garments that Mormons must wear for the rest of their lives; except for the "exceptions" (bathing, changing clothing, sports, swimming, and physical intimacy). Even after physical intimacy, Mormons are supposed to put their "garments" back on before they go to sleep.

Mormons consider the "Temple Garments" they wear underneath their clothing, to be sacred. They don't like to talk about it. What makes the "Garments" sacred are the four symbols sew on them in particular areas. Again...we shall NOT reveal what the four symbols are. Endowed Mormons already know what those four symbols are already.

But...do they know that they "mean"?


THE BAHA'I PILGRIMAGE

Baha'is do not make their Pilgrimage to Mecca, as Muslims do, but to Bahji ("baw-zhee"), which is near Akka, Israel. That is the burial place of Baha'u'llah (baw-haw-Oh-LAW), the Holy Spirit of Promise. In 1874, Baha'u'llah moved from the Turkish prison city of Akka, Palestine, to the Mansion of Bahji. This mansion was in the middle of a fig grove, and surrounding the fig grove was a olive orchard, and surrounding the olive orchard was a a stream that split into two, making Bahji an island.

Inside the Mansion of Bahji, Baha'u'llah lived in a room. This room was considered the Most Holy Spot of Earth. Wherever the Holy Ghost incarnate "dwelt" was the Most Holy Spot on Earth. The Mansion of Bahji (called "The Most Holy Shrine") was built on the Square and Compass. The building was built upon the Square, and a fig grove surrounded it build upon a circle. Surrounding the Fig Grove was and Olive Grove.

The room had no door, but the entrance was draped with a white veil. The windows to the room were also draped with white veils.

Baha'is could not simply knock on the door of Bahji, and expect to enter the Presence of Baha'u'llah. They had to make an appointment. Before they could enter His Presence they had to do the following:

*Wear white clothing, like Muslims on Hajj, but wear the shawl over the right shoulder instead of the left shoulder like Muslims. This meant that Baha'is had "changed" from Muslim to Baha'i.

*Wash their heads and hands and feet in the stream.

*Pass through the grove of olive trees.

*Walk around the Mansion of Bahji (called "The Most Holy Shrine") 9 times. The number "9" is sacred in the Baha'i Faith: because the Arabic word BAHA ("GLORY") equals the number "9":

B=2
A=1
H=5
A=1
Total=9

Four Arabic letters: B, A, H, A. Every Arabic letter corresponds to a number. B equal 2. A equals 1. H equals 5. Arabic numbers are a little different than the numbers we use. If one takes the Arabic numbers for "1" and "2" and "5" they resemble the Four Symbols on the White Veils in Mormon Temples, and also the Four Symbols on the White Garments that "Endowed" Mormons wear under their outer clothing.

BAHA means "GLORY" in Arabic. The name BAHA'I means "Belonging to Glory".

Baha'u'llah claimed to be the "Father" (Holy Ghost) in the flesh. The Holy Ghost dwelt "in" Jesus, from His baptism to His death on the Cross.

The LORD said to Joseph the Seer:

"And he received all power, both in heaven and on earth, and the glory of the Father was with him, for he dwelt in him. (D&C 93:17)

*Pass through the grove of fig trees, and while there, perform the Rakah (prostrating prayers). After this was done, the Baha'i Pilgrims often got fig leafs stuck to their white robes.

After these rituals were performed, then the Baha'i Pilgrim knocked on the door three times, and an Attendant answered. The Baha'i pilgrim had to give the Attendant certain secret words and handshakes. This was meant to discourage assassins. If the correct words and handshakes were given, then the Pilgrim was let in and escorted to a white veil at the entrance of the Room of Baha'u'llah. The Attendant called out saying that so-and-so was hear to see Him, and Baha'u'llah said "Let him enter" and the white veil was parted, and the Baha'i Pilgrim entered the Presence of Baha'u'llah.

Inside the Most Holy Room, Baha'u'llah sat wearing a red robe, wearing the crown of a Sufi Master.


The room of Baha'u'llah (entrance and windows covered in white veils (Mansion of Bahji, near Akka, Palestine, April, 1890)

This room was considered sacred ground. To enter His presence, one had to done white clothing, with the shawl over the right shoulder instead of the left shoulder (as Muslims do on Hajj). One had to wash in a stream, pass through an olive grove, then a fig grove. While in the fig grove one had to pray while kneeling upon the ground. One then had to walk around the Mansion of Bahji 9 times. Then knock on the Door three times. Then one entered, and gave certain secret passwords and handshakes. Once this was done, one was taken to a white veil, and the Attendant called forth your name, and then the white veil was parted, and you entered into the Presence of Baha'u'llah.

Baha'u'llah sat in His Room, wearing a blood red robe and the Crown of a Sufi Master.


Baha'i pilgrims were instructed to wear their shawl over their right shoulder, instead of their left shoulder as Muslims do (on Hajj). This signified that Baha'is were no longer Muslims.

He who has been to has been to the Temple, and has eyes, let him see!


WHAT HAPPENED IN 1891?

In 1817, in Tehran, Iran (Persia), a Man-Child was born of the Persian nobility. His name was Mirza Hussein-Ali Nuri. (Prince Beauty Exalted of Light). He was a direct descendant of King David. In 1863, in Baghdad, Iraq, He claimed to be the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Ghost incarnate (in the flesh). Because of this, He was exiled to Turkey, and finally to the Turkish prison-city of Akka, Palestine. In Akka, He lived in an apartment, whose door and windows were covered in white veils. If anyone wanted to enter the Presence of Baha'u'llah, they had to wash themselves, anoint themselves with oil, take off their shoes, wear clean white clothing, and know certain secret words and hand-shakes to give to the Attendant at the Veil. When the white veil was parted, the Baha'i Pilgrim walked inside the Sacred Room, and greeted Baha'u'llah (Who wore a Sufi Crown and a blood red robe) by lifting both arms to the square and saying ALLAH'U'ABHAA ("God is Highest"), and then bowing on their knees on the green carpet, starting with the right knee.

In 1891, this Man left His white-veiled room, and appeared on Mount Carmel, in Haifa, and climbed Mount Carmel, to the Sacred Spot, and shouted:

"Call out to Zion,, O Carmel, and announce the joyful tidings! He Who was hid from mortal eyes (behind white veils) is now come! This is the Day to see the Face, and hear the Voice, of the Son of Man." (Tablet of Carmel)

The LORD said to Joseph the Seer:

"My son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years of age [1891], thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man." (D&C 130:15)

In the village of Haifa, at the slope of Mount Carmel, lived twenty families: the remnant of the Holy Order, which first came to Palestine in the year 1860. By the year 1891 they and their children all spoke Arabic, the language of Haifa at the time. They saw the Face of Baha'u'llah (bah-HAH-ooL-LAHHH), and they heard His Voice. Had Joseph Smith lived, he would have been among them.

Jews still await "The Day" that God will send the Messiah. Mormons still await "The Day" that God sends the Holy Ghost to come to Earth "to get a body" and perform some holy mission on Earth.

Joseph Smith took symbols he learned as a Freemason, and developed the "Rite of Celestial Masonry" for the Members his Holy Order (Anointed Quorum), so to "prepare them" to recognize the Son of Man when He arrived, in Palestine, in the year 1891.

According to George J. Adams, the Bishop of Nauvoo, and the leader of the Holy Order, Joseph Smith had planned to leave the Church in the hands of his brother Hyrum, and then resign as Church President, and take the Holy Order with him to Palestine: there to await the coming of the Son of Man, in red garments, in the year 1891. Joseph Smith was promised that "IF" he lived until then, he would "see the face of the Son of Man." (D&C 130:15).

When Baha'u'llah lived in Baghdad, Iraq, during the late 1850s and early 1860s, He spent two years among the Sufis (Soo-fees....Muslim Mystics) of Kurdistan, in northern Iraq. He lived among them, and studied Arabic, and eventually became a Sufi Master of the Naqshbandi ("nawkhsh-bawn-dee") Sufi Order. Before He left and returned to Baghdad, He was given the Crown of a Sufi Master of the Naqshbandi Order. He wore that Sufi Crown the rest of His life.

Baha'u'llah died in 1892, and was buried in Bahji, near Akka, Palestine, about twenty miles north of Haifa. The Holy Shrine of Baha'u'llah at Bahji, Israel, is, for Baha'is, the Most Holy Spot on the planet. Baha'is go on Pilgrimage to Bahji, and they pray facing Bahji. What "Mecca" is for Muslims, "Bahji" is for Baha'is.


The Most Holy Shrine (Bahji, Israel). The Mansion at Bahji was purchased by Baha'u'llah in 1874. His room at Bahji was covered in white veils. Surrounding the Mansion was an orchard of Fig Trees. Surrounding the Fig Trees was an orchard of Olive Trees.

Joseph Smith designed the "Initiation Rite" of the Quorum of the Anointed ("Holy Order") in Nauvoo, Illinois, not to prepare all Mormons for the Afterlife, but to prepare the Membes of the Holy Order to recognize the "Son of Man" when He appeared in Palestine, in the year 1891, wearing "red apparel" (D&C 130:48). Joseph Smith was promised that "if" he lived until he was 85 years old (1891) he would "see the Face of the Son of Man" (D&C 130:48).

After the death of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young took the Holy Order Initiation Rite, and changed it into the Mormon Endowment Ceremony, and made the Rite mandatory for all Mormons getting married or going on missions. He said this was to prepare them for the Afterlife: to give secret "signs and tokens" to the Sentinel Angels, to by-pass them, so they could enter the Celestial Kingdom. In the Nauvoo Temple in 1947 (finished only a few months before Mormons fled to Utah), Brigham Young himself played the part of the Man with the Crown and Red Robe who sat in the Celestial Room: symbolic of the Celestial Kingdom; on the "other side" of the White Veil. After coming to Utah, Brigham Young removed (without explanation) the Man with the Crown and Red Robe from the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony.

We do not know the reason "Why" Brigham Young removed the "Man with the Crown and Red Robe" from the Celestial Room of Mormon Temples. He explained himself. Today, the Celestial Room in Mormon Temples is empty except for some furniture. Mormons going through the Temple rest there for a few minutes after the Endowment Ceremony. None of them are aware that in the original Endowment Ceremony, a Man, wearing a Crown and a Red Robe, sat in the Celestial Room, representing "THE LORD BEHIND THE VEIL". Now "you" know.


From 1874 until His death in 1892, Baha'u'llah lived in a room in the Mansion of Bahji. The Mansion was almost surrounded by an orchard of Fig Trees. The entrance and windows of His room were covered in White Veils. Baha'u'llah wore a blood Red Robe and the Crown of a Sufi Master. To enter His Presence you had to know secret Passwords and Handshakes. You had to wear White Garments, and wash and anointed with olive oil, and take off your shoes, before you entered His Presence. In the year 1891, He left Bahji and climbed Mount Carmel, claiming to be the Son of Man and the Spirit of Truth.


SUMMARY

*The Savior will return before those alive in 1832 had all died (Lyman Wight)

*The Son of Man will unveil His Face in 1891 (Joseph Smith)

*Holy Ghost "in a state of probation" in 1843.

*Changing the left-shoulder shawl to the right-shoulder shawl.

*White veils

*Secret passwords and secret handshakes

*Fig leaves stuck to white garments

*The LORD behind the veil.

*Red apparel (robe)

*"as the dews of Carmel" (D&C 128:19)

*Man wearing a Crown and red robe sitting behind the veil in original Endowment Ceremony.

*Washings and annointings

*Four Symbols (letters)

*Bahji ("baw-zhee") designed on the square and compass.

*square building, fig grove in circle, olive grove

*Baha'i pilgrims washed in the steam surrounding Bahji, then covered their hands and faces with olive oil from the Olive Grove, then prayed while kneeling then prostrate on the ground at the circle of Fig Trees (sometimes getting fig leaves on their white robes), then circled the Mansion 9 times, then knocked on Door three times, then gave the Attendant secret words and handshakes, and then were taken to a white veil, and the Attendant called out, and if "Enter" was called back, the white veil was parted, and the Baha'i Pilgrim saw Baha'u'llah sitting inside a room, with entrance and windows covered in white veils, wearing a Sufi Crown and a Red Robe.

*White garments

*Christ returns in 1863 (according to Joseph Morris)

*The Son of Man reveals His Face in the year 1891 (D&C 130:15)

*Joseph Smith planned to leave the Church in the hands of Hyrum Smith (which is why Hyrum was ordained President of the Church shortly before Joseph was arrested in June 1844), and, according to George J. Adams, Joseph Smith planned to take his Holy Order to Palestine, there to await the coming of the Son of Man in 1891, but was prevented by his death.

*Joseph and Hyrum Smith was killed in Carthage, Illinois, in June of 1844, George J. Adams and the entire Smith family followed James J. Strang and not Brigham Young.

*George J. Adams eventually took the Holy Order to Palestine, but most returned (there was a drought in Palestine), but a few remained and eventually settled in the "German Colony" (Society of the Temple) at Haifa, at the foot of Mount Carmel.

*Brigham Young played the part of the Man with the Crown and Red Robe in the Nauvoo Temple, but, after coming to Utah, he removed the Man with the Crown and Red Robe from the Temple Ceremony without explanation.

*Joseph Smith prophesied TWICE that the "Son of Man" would come in the year "1891" and that "if" he lived until that time he would "see the Face of the Son of Man".

How much more do you need? How many more "proofs" are necessary?


CONCLUSION

The LORD said to Joseph the Seer:

"Therefore, sanctify yourselves that your minds become single to God, and the days will come that you shall see him; for HE WILL UNVEIL HIS FACE UNTO YOU, and it shall be in his own time, and in his own way, and according to his own will." (D&C sec. 88:68)

"Ye were also in the beginning with THE FATHER; that which is Spirit, even THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH." (D&C 93:23)

"The COMFORTER is the promise which I give unto you of ETERNAL LIFE, even THE GLORY which I spake concerning the ten virgins." (D&C 45:56)

"...the Church of the Firstborn are those who have received the fulness of THE FATHER." (D&C 76:70)

"There are they whose bodies are celestial, whose glory is that of the sun, even THE GLORY OF GOD, the highest of all, whose glory the sun of the firmament is written of as being typical." (D&C 76:70)

Bahá'u'lláh wrote:
"The COMFORTER Whose advent all the Scriptures have promised is now come that He may reveal unto you all knowledge and wisdom. Seek Him over the entire surface of the earth, haply ye may find Him." (Words of Bahá'u'lláh pp.104-5)

"Verily I say, this is the Day in which mankind can BEHOLD THE FACE, and hear the Voice, of the Promised One." (Gleanings 10:vii)

"Verily, He who is THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH is come to guide you unto all truth. He speaketh not as prompted by His own self, but as bidden by Him Who is All-Knowing, the All-Wise." (Lawh-i-Aqdas 11:4-5)

"Say, O followers of the Son! Lo! THE FATHER is come, and that which ye were promised in the KINGDOM is fulfilled." (Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh p.12)

"The Voice of THE SON OF MAN is calling aloud from the sacred veil: 'Here am I, here am I, O God, My God!' THE FATHER is come!" (Words of Bahá'u'lláh p.104)

In Arabic, Bahá'u'lláh means THE GLORY OF GOD!

All just mere coincidence?

Baha'u'llah is the Man with the Crown and the Red Robe, Who sites behind white veils on a green carpet covered in a fig-leaf design. He is the "Lord Behind the Veil"! Surrounding His mansion in Bahji was an orchange of Fig Trees.

The "Rite of Celestial Masonry" that Joseph Smith designed in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1843, was NOT designed for all Mormons, but only meant for the Members of the Holy Order, the Elect Mormons that Joseph Smith planned to take with him to Palestine, to await the coming of the "Son of Man" in red garments, in the year 1891.

Joseph Smith was promised that if he "lived until thou art 85 years of age, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man." (D&C 133:48).

For all but six days, Joseph Smith would be 85 years old in the year 1891.

In the year 1891, Baha'u'llah wrote and recited from the Sacred Spot on Mount Carmel:

"Call out to Zion, O Carmel! And announce the joyful tidings! He Who was hidden from mortal eyes (by white veils) is come! This is the Day to see the Face and hear the Voice, of the Son of Man!" (Tablet of Carmel)

He who has eyes....let him see!

Baha'u'llah is the Son of Man (the Man in Whom the Holy Ghost dwells), the Holy Ghost incarnate, the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit of Promise. He arrived on Mount Carmel in the year 1891, in a red robe, and made His Great Declaration that the Father had come!

If you would like to know more about Baha'u'llah and the Baha'i Faith please go to the Baha'is of Utah website. Everything will be explained to you on that Website. All your questions will be answered there. You may access that website at:

http://bahaisofutah.angelfire.com


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