Daily Topic for January 25, 2010

Song of Solomon 8:7
Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.

This book of the Bible not only gives a verbal description of the intensity of love, but it explains the value of it. The love that one has for their spouse pales by comparison with the priceless love that God has for humanity. Yet most people, including the noble Bahais, go through their entire lives not knowing about His unique and unfathomable love.

Pray for the Bahais in Tanzania to embrace His love. Pray that soon they will use the gifts God has given them to bless the nations and extend His kingdom.

Bahais in Tanzania

by CH

Tanzanian culture stresses education for boys, but not for girls. There are, however, those who rise above the culture. Sohaila Loftus, a representative of the religious community that founded the Ruha secondary school for girls stated their purpose: ‘‘It is essential for the child to interact face to face with an educated, intelligent, loving, caring mother who will give this child the moral and spiritual grounding he/she needs in order to grow into an effective adult.” These caring leaders founded the school in 1986, and now educate some 400 girls. They have also provided funding for a health outreach project and a printing operation in Zaire that produces low-cost educational materials.

Who then are these caring ones who are concerned about the “moral and religious grounding” that children need? They are the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of Tanzania.

What is their view of “spiritual grounding?” They claim to honor Jesus. However, they also honor their founder, Baha’u'lla’, Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, and Mohammed. Do these eight shepherds all guide the flock to one heavenly pasture? No! Jesus said, “I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved” (John 10:7-9 NIV).

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Pray that the Bahais in Tanzania will find the One true shepherd, Jesus Christ.

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