Following the coming of the latest Manifestation of God, extraordinary progress occurred worldwide. His teachings reach the roots of human motivation. His teachings awakened the whole population’s capacities to contribute to the advancement of civilization to an extent never before possible. They also inspire breathtaking achievements in all fields of human endeavor and elicit extraordinary qualities of heroism, self-sacrifice, and self-discipline from His followers.
The Teachings bring on Universal codes of law, and institutional systems are created that bind people together in ever larger and more complex societies. Thus—as the driving force of the civilizing process and the primary agent of human development—religion has the power both to nurture moral character and profoundly influence social relationships.