In the 19th century, a venerable figure surnamed
meaning the Glory of the LORD] claimed to be the
long awaited spirit of truth. he was imprisoned
and held captive by the ottomans for nearly
half-a-century for his claim, yet his revelation did not
'In a hundred volumes, the repositories of priceless
precepts, mighty laws, unique principles, impassioned
exhortations, reiterated warnings, amazing prophecies,
sublime invocations, and weighty commentaries...[he]
proclaimed...the Mission with which God had entrusted
Him. To emperors, kings, princes and potentates,
to rulers, governments, clergy and peoples, whether of
the East or of the West, whether Christian, Jew, Muslim,
or Zoroastrian, He addressed for well-nigh fifty years,
and in the most tragic circumstances, these priceless
pearls of knowledge and wisdom that lay hid within the
ocean of His matchless utterance...'
"Ye are but vassals, O Kings of
the earth! He Who is the King of kings hath appeared,
arrayed in His most wondrous glory, and is summoning
you unto Himself..."
His call was unmistakable, yet most of the sovereigns
failed to Heed it.
hearkened unto Me,"
"they would have beheld the earth another earth."
History recounts their fate:
- 17th president of the united states.
the U.S. House.
- president of the French second republic.
- emperor of the Russian empire.
†Franz Joseph I
- emperor of Austria-hungry.
Austria-Hungarian Monarchy dissolved.
- sultan of the ottoman empire.
†Nasser al-Din Shah
- king of the Persian empire. assassinated.
†Pope Pius IX
- pope of the catholic church. last Pope to hold temporal poweR.
- king of prussia.
died after two assassination attempts.
- successor to the throne.
last German Emperor
and King of Prussia.
- monarch of the united kingdom of great britian.
longest reign of any British
Marie of Edinburgh
- queen consort.
first Royal to
Bahá'u'lláh, the Promised One of All Ages,
fulfilled Christ's prophecy to return in the glory of the father.