Has Christ returned? [contents of haschristreturned.net]

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As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
Matthew 24:3

The great promise made two thousand years ago has been fulfilled

Christ has returned

It is our duty and privilege to share with you the best news possible. The Day of God has dawned. The Lord has returned. He has again dwelt among us. Again, in the Holy Land. Again, He was persecuted. Again, He inspired to martyrdom. Again, He uplifted the downtrodden. But now, as promised, He has fulfilled the promise of a new heaven and a new earth: the Kingdom is being built on Earth as it is in Heaven. His new name is The Glory of the Lord. He has explained many things that could not be explained two thousand years ago. He wrote them down in His Own hand. Below is just one passage of these Writings, available to all:

And when the appointed time was fulfilled and the Hour had struck, the Word shone forth above the horizon of the Will of God. Beware, O followers of the Son, that ye cast it not behind your backs. Take ye fast hold of it. Better is this for you than all that ye possess. Verily He is nigh unto them that do good. The Hour which We had concealed from the knowledge of the peoples of the earth and of the favored angels hath come to pass. Say, verily, He hath testified of Me, and I do testify of Him.

This time, He was born in Persia, in 1817. When His station became public, he adopted His new Name, the Glory of the Lord -- a name that translates into Arabic as Bahá'u'lláh. He was exiled to the Holy Land, where He arrived as a prisoner in 1868 and ascended to heaven in 1892. The process He set in motion through His disciples -- the building of the Kingdom of God -- has been expanding around the globe with an ever widening embrace. His new Revelation is called the Bahá'í Faith.

We know, it is hard to believe ... is this really from God, or is it human fancy?

But hold on. However unlikely you may think it can be true, there is every reason to investigate this claim. Evidence for Bahá'u'lláh fulfilling biblical promises is abundant. If you find them to be convincing, you will have the inestimable privilege to be among the disciples of Christ-returned, working to build the promised Kingdom of God on earth under His guidance.

You may think: "this cannot be true, because if He has returned then either I, the head of my church, or humanity in general should already have seen and recognized Him." However, the Bible says that He would come "as a thief in the night" (2 Peter 3:10) and "unexpectedly" (Matt 24:36). He would come with a new name (Isaiah 62:2 and Rev 2:17) and his new name would be "Glory of the Lord" (Isaiah 35:1-2), at a time when the Gospel has been preached throughout the world (Matt 24:14), a time of wars and rumor of wars (Mk 13:7-10) and terrible troubles (Dan 12:1). He would come from Assyria and the fortified cities (Micah 7:11), from the way of the East (Eze 43:2) and Carmel and the Plain of Sharon shall see Him (Isaiah 35:1-2). In fact, Christians in 1800's realized that Daniel's prophecy points to the year 1844, and many were greatly disappointed when they did not see Him. In that very year, Bahá'u'lláh started His mission in Persia.

The claim of Bahá'u'lláh deserves to be investigated critically and for Christians, the Bible should serve as the touchstone. A fresh look at the Bible is required, unclouded by conflicting interpretations in the many Christian theologies of today -- just as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies by Christ's first coming required a fresh interpretation of those prophecies, unclouded by interpretations by the priests of that day. Jesus and His disciples have shown us how, as recorded in the Bible.

We know that many questions will need to be answered. Could Bahá'u'lláh be a false prophet or even the anti-Christ? Why did the entire world not recognize Bahá'u'lláh as Christ returned, since "every eye shall see Him"? Why did the rapture, apparently, not take place? By what proofs did Bahá'u'lláh demonstrate that He was Christ returned? Why did He not use the name Jesus when He returned? Why did He not return in the same body that was taken up to heaven?

To find answers to these and other questions you may have, you may start by exploring this online resource. We also strongly believe in heart-to-heart conversations, so we warmly invite you to contact us.

The river Jordan is joined to the Most Great Ocean, and the Son, in the holy vale, crieth out: "Here am I, here am I O Lord, my God!", whilst Sinai circleth round the House, and the Burning Bush calleth aloud: "He Who is the Desired One is come in His transcendent majesty." Say, Lo! The Father is come, and that which ye were promised in the Kingdom is fulfilled! This is the Word which the Son concealed, when to those around Him He said: "Ye cannot bear it now."

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