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Prince of Peace (68:0)

Most Christians accept these (prophecies referring to the Prince of Peace).. as applied to Christ; but with regard to similar prophecies about the latter-day Messiah.. take up the same attitude as the Jews, expecting a miraculous display on the material plane which will fulfill the very letter of the prophecies. (ne 214:1) (68:1)

".. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.. upon the throne of David.. to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." (Isa ix:2-7) (ne 214:3) (68:2) see

This is one of the prophecies that has often been regarded as referring to Christ, and much of it may quite fairly be thus applied, but a little examination will show how much more fully.. it applies to Bahá'u'lláh.. dealing at great length.. with questions of government and administration, and showing how they may best be solved, has "taken the government upon His shoulders" in a way that Christ never did.. Bahá'u'lláh repeatedly refers to Himself as the manifestation of the Father, of whom Christ and Isaiah spoke, whereas Christ always referred to Himself as the Son; and Bahá'u'lláh declares that His mission is to establish peace on earth, while Christ said: "I came not to send peace but a sword," and.. during the whole of the Christian era wars.. have abounded. (ne 215:1) (68:3) see

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