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  • Bahá'í: Glory and Spelndor


    Bahá'í is not a noun representing any religion or a movement. The word is used as an adjective to represent the people following the teachings of Baha'ullah, the founder of the Baha'i faith in Persia, now referred to as Iran, in the nineteenth century.  The word Bahá'í is derived from the Arabic word “Baha” which means glory or splendor.   The belief of the Baha'i teachings lies in embracing the oneness of mankind, religion and God. This is because the Baha'i faith raises worship above ritualistic and communal forms.


    Holy Spirit and faith are strong terms used amongst many sects of different religions to describe and give name to their belief in a supernatural. Holy is a term used to portray something as sacred. The spirit is the part of a person or being to describe their feelings, their will, and their mind. Faith in the general sense refers to a strong and loyal belief of the trustworthiness of an individual, thing, or idea. In retrospect, these 3 terms make up the fundamental credence of most religions and cultures.


    The Holy Spirit is a faith mainly believed and practiced by Christian denominations. Faith has many definitions, but it is mainly used in theology to describe a belief and trust in the loyalty of God. Holy Spirit and faith are also common in non-Christian religions that do not practice Trinitarianism. Trinitarianism is the belief of the Trinity, which is the teaching that the one God is comprised of 3 very distinct persons; God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit referred to as the third person. Together, these 3 people are also known as the Godhead in Christianity. In the Bible, the prophet Joel preached to the people of his generation that God makes a great promise that he will pour in all flesh His Spirit, or the Holy Spirit, so that they may prophecize, dream dreams, and see visions.


    Holy Spirit and faith are an essential belief in Christianity, though complicated to understand. Christianity is a monotheistic faith, and because of certain books in the bible mentioning the many faces of God, this "mainstreaming" created the existence of the 3 most important characteristics of the Godhead; The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was the last part of the Trinity to be developed because the power of the Holy Spirit being envoked in all beings was a responsibility feared by many early Christians. Now, the phrase has a certain "spiritual freedom" known to many people of these faiths to represent the deepest and core part of faith, the soul.


    In essence, the Holy Spirit and faith are integral parts in many belief systems that put their loyalty in the supernatural. It's important in most religions to have faith in the Holy Spirit because of its powerful effect on moral and ethical decisions that are presented to all of us on a daily basis. Faith has a prominent role in every day life, and the Holy Spirit gives us an understanding of our ability to feel and think.