The Bahá’í Movement
The Bahá’í Movement
By Charles Mason Remey.
MANY people are asking the question these days, “Just what is the Bahá’í movement, anyway?” The name is handed about, and suddenly we are conscious that it means something, and when we finally come to the point of asking what it is, we get various and sundry replies from people quite as much in the dark as ourselves, perhaps. If we persist with our question we find that the Bahá’í movement is a religious movement, and that a great number of people all over the world have become followers of this teaching and the number is growing rapidly.
Charles Mason Remey’s little book, containing a series of 19 papers on this movement, will tell the curious exactly what he wants to know about the Bahá’ís. In his introduction Mr. Remey says: “The Bahá’í movement offers to the world a teaching applicable to the modern needs of humanity.*** Today has begun a new order of things upon the earth. Mankind is attaining spiritual maturity and is demanding more spiritual food than the old forms and dogmas of religion can give.
“Through spiritual enlightenment, ignorance is being dispelled, causing a change of soul - a change in man’s nature - and this change is being felt the world around. The mission and object of the Bahá’í movement is the uniting of men of all nations, religions and races in the love of God and the brotherhood of man. Its teaching is constructive. It fulfills the highest hopes of the religions of the past, and is uniting all men in the great universal religion of the future.”
Mr. Remey gives interesting chapters on the three leaders of the movement and then considers the meaning of the movement. He says that the Bahá’í cause stands for the unity of all religions, the political unity of nations, the social unity of all classes, peoples and races, the unity of languages in one universal language, universal suffrage, the advancement of all material institutions conducive to the general welfare of man; his enlightenment and progress, world peace, all of which is to be established upon the foundation of spiritual unity between peoples. (Bahá’í Publishing [unreadable text] Cents.)