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What Is the Baha'i Faith?

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What Is the Baha'i Faith?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.35

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    affluent, afterlife, emergence, fireside, progressive, extensive, spiritual, society, elderly, diverse, follower, prayers, religious, unity, religion, unique
     content words:    Promised One, Divine Revelation, Edward Brown, Other Manifestations, Jesus Christ, Baha'i New Year


What Is the Baha'i Faith?
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Many religions have promoted unity for thousands of years. Religious people sometimes feel that their faith is the only one that is right. The Baha'i faith is unique because it honors all other religions. Even though Baha'i faith is not ancient, millions of followers love its concept of unity and embrace these teachings.
 
2     Just as John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, the Baha'i faith also had a man who announced that a Promised One would come after him. This man, who was known as the Bab, lived in 19th-century Persia. The title, "Bab," means gate or door in Arabic. At that time, Persian society had a lot of turmoil. People wanted help. The Bab had a great surprise that opened the door of hope for many Persians.
 
3     On May 23, 1844, the Bab announced that he had a Divine Revelation. He said that a Promised One would come. This man would help them become closer to God. The Persians thought this was a terrific present and were excited when this Promised One arrived. And, like many great teachers and prophets before him, the Promised One had to make sacrifices in order to fulfill his mission.

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