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Best Proof of a True Prophet
"They will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them."(mat 7:16-20) see
The Real proofs are the fruits of Bahá'u'lláh's life and teachings!
Also, the Bible has provided additional ways to distinguish a True Prophet from a false prophet. The True Prophet must:
1."Testify of Christ and glorify His station" (joh 15:26).. Bahá'í Quote: "Say, this is the One Who glorified the Son and exalted His Cause" (tbh 12:3).."Say, verily, He hath testified of me, and I do testify of Him" (tbh 11:2) see
2."Teach and declare the message of Christ and bring all things to the remembrance of the Christians.." (joh 14:26).."Say this is the One Who glorified the Son and hath exalted His Cause (tbh 12:3) -also- "Our belief in regard to Christ is exactly what is recorded in the New Testament" (odp 117) see
3."Guide you (mankind) into all truth.." (joh 16:13) ".. the Comforter whose advent all Scriptures have promised is now come that He may reveal unto you all knowledge and wisdom" (wob 104) see
4."Be sent from the Father" (joh 14:26).."Not of My Own volition have I revealed Myself, but God of His Own Choosing, hath manifested Me. (esw 11) see
5."Speak only by the authority of God.." (joh 16:13).."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 the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. (tbh 12) see
6."Convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment.." (joh 16:8).."So great is the folly and perversity of the people, that they have turned their faces toward their own thoughts and desires, and have turned their back upon the knowledge and will of God" (kiq 171) - "Though immersed in the ocean of misbelief, yet with your own lips ye profess the one true Faith of God. Him whom I abhor he have loved, and of My foe ye made a friend.." (hwd 28:1) -also- "Such has been the perversity of men and their transgressions.. that all mankind deserveth to be tormented and to perish" (gwb 76) see
7."Tell.. of things yet to come.." (joh 16:13) Bahá'u'lláh & 'Abdu'l-Baha predicted both World Wars & the defeat of Germany; the success of Queen Victoria; the breakup of the Ottoman Empire; the downfall of Persian Monarchy; a constitutional government for Persia; the massive decline in world Monarchy; the end of the Caliphate & World Ecclesiastics; the rise and fall of communism; the rise of Israel as the Jewish homeland; America's racial struggles; His Own release from prison; the destruction of His house; the lack of schism in the Bahá'í Faith; the explosion of scientific progress; the development of nuclear weapons; the transmutation of elements & the perils involved; the evolution of complex elements; planets, a product of star formation; space travel; communicable cancers; the failure to find a human missing link; the Ether to be considered an abstract reality; failure of any mechanical model of the universe. (Come, Let us Reason Together by Gary Matthews). see
Proofs and objections are the same as they were for Jesus, and Bahá'u'lláh fulfills the prophecies of the Old and New Testaments. Additionally, Most of His Own prophecies have already been fulfilled (see "Bahá'í Faith's Own Prophecies"). [-ed]
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