Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Baha'i Faith reached America until 1893

It seems strange that no news of the Babi/Baha'i Faith reached America until 1893, when it was frequently reported in the British and other national media from as early as 1845. Here are some links.

Given the British newspapers wrote about the Baha'i faith, I wonder if any would have been taken to the United States and read by people there before 1893?

What's also strange is that the people of the United States may have been the most fervent in anticipating the second coming of Jesus of all the Christian groups around the world, with many millenialist movements arising during the Second Great Awakening in America around the late 1700s and early 1800s. The Americans along with the British sent many people to proselytize around the world to fulfil the Christian prophecies that the Gospel will be preached to all nations before Jesus' return.

Funny that the Americans didn't as a result of this zealous anticipation investigate different forms of the Second Coming, or exhibit a curiosity as to what other movements arise around the world. By comparison, as we know, the German Templars went as far as moving to Haifa in 1868 and establishing a colony in anticipation of the second coming of Christ.

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