Christianity And Baha I: Comparative Analysis

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Comparative Analysis of Christianity and Baha 'i
The purpose of this paper is to compare the faith philosophies towards providing health care between Christianity and Baha’i faith. Common worldview questions will be discussed. This author’s spiritual perspective on healing will also be discussed.
Being a Christian does not require that one belongs to any specific church denomination, and claim to be “born again”. It simply means that you are a follower of Christ. You believe in His teachings and read His word (the Bible). A Christian tries to imitate the life that Jesus Christ lived. A life filled with love, selflessness, peace and humility. Jesus Christ was accepting of all people despite their shortcomings and sins. Christians believe that
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It was founded in 1844 in Persia, which today is known as Iran. The founder was a businessman who assumed the title “Bab” which can mean the “the gate or door to spiritual truth” ("Christian Information Ministries," 2003, p. 1).God’s message is revealed to the people through prophets. Each prophet brings new information and each one builds on the previous prophet. The Baha’i belief is that religious truth is not absolute. It is an open-minded, and comparative. Some of the principles of the Baha’i faith believe that there is one God, there is the elimination of prejudice, and each individual should search for the truth. There is one mankind. There is equality in men and women. There is a coherence between science and religion. The goal of the Baha’i faith is that the world have unity and all believe the same way. The Baha’i faith seems to be weaker version of Christianity. God is unknowable, there is no guarantee of salvation after death. God in the Christian faith is never changing, He is a constant. In the Baha’i faith He is ever changing with the needs of the situation. As a follower of the Baha’i faith, a healthcare provider would be non-judgmental, not prejudiced toward others and open-minded to all cultures and diversities. This is a very positive trait in a healthcare provider. People are open to a religion in which there is not an absolute God. A faith in which science and religion …show more content…
The first question is to describe prime reality (Shelly & Miller, 2006). In the Christian faith, prime reality is God. There is one and only one God. In the Baha’i faith, prime reality is also God. This God is an ever changing God. The second question is what is the nature of the world around us (Shelly & Miller, 2006)? In the Christian faith, God created the world and everything in it. We are expected to behave in a certain way, follow rules and know right from wrong. The Baha’i faith God created prophets to teach the faith and incorporate science and that the world is ever-changing and so is this religion. People are expected to live peaceably among each other. The third question is what is a human being (Shelly & Miller, 2006)? The Christian belief is that a human being is a complex being created in the image of God by God. The Baha’i believes that there is one mankind and men and women are to be treated equally. The fourth question is what happens to a person after death (Shelly & Miller, 2006)? The Christian faith believes that if one has let Jesus into their heart and believes that Jesus is their Lord and Savior, they will have eternal life with Christ in heaven after their death on earth. The Baha’i faith does not have an absolute resolution as to what happens after death. There is no assurance of salvation ("," 2016). The fifth question is why is it possible to know

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