The First teaching of Baha’u’llah: Independent Investigation of Truth, Part 1

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Abdu’l Baha – the son of Baha’u’llah – wrote the following in the wake of World War I

“There have issued, from His mighty Pen, various teachings for the prevention of war, and these have been scattered far and wide. The first is the independent investigation of truth; for blind imitation of the past will stunt the mind. But once every soul inquireth into truth, society will be freed from the darkness of continually repeating the past. “

(Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá)

Wade Fransson will explore, from the perspectives of the Holy Bible, the Baha’i Writings, and contemporary journalism, the challenge facing all of us in applying this simple principle, and what a difference it could make if we found a way to apply it more consistently.