Oneness of God

Baha’i teachings focus on unity – the oneness of God, the oneness of religion, and the oneness of the human race. Baha’is believe there is only one God, the Creator of the universe. Although God may be called by different names in different languages – be it Yaweh, Allah, Brahma, or God – in actuality, these names all refer to the same singular force and being.

The Bahá’í belief in one God means that the universe and all creatures and forces within it have been created by a single supernatural Being. This Being, Whom we call God, has absolute control over His creation (omnipotence) as well as perfect and complete knowledge of it (omniscience).

Evidence of this Oneness of God can be found in many places, one of which is examining the essential teachings (not interpretations) of all the world’s major religions.  All religions, although they may at times appear to be separate and the interpretations of their teachings sometimes at odds, they are actually one ever-unfolding religion from a single source. Baha’is call this concept “The Oneness of Religion” and also refer to it as Progressive Revelation.

Humanity learns about God and God’s attributes through His Messengers, who teach and guide humanity (see Oneness of Religion).

The Golden Rule, expressed in the teachings of many religions

Baha’i Faith
“Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.”
…Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, 71…

“Hurt not others in ways that you
yourself would find hurtful.”

“All things whatsoever ye would that men
should do to you, do ye even so to them.”
…Matthew 7:12…

“This is the sum of duty: do naught unto others
which would cause you pain if done to you.”
…Mahabharata 5:1517…

“No one of you is a believer until he desires for
his brother that which he desires for himself”.

“What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man.
That is the law: all the rest is commentary”
…Talmud, Shabbat 31a

“That nature only is good when it shall not do unto
another whatever is not good for its own self.”
…Dadistan-i-Dinik, 94:5…