When ‘Abdu’l-Bahá came to America in 1912 he spoke before congress, met with high-ranking officials and visited followers of all religions. He spoke at churches, groups and societies almost every day of his eight-and-a-half month journey. After these daily meetings, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá would gather with interested parties at one of the believers homes and sit around the fireplace. In this informal atmosphere ‘Abdu’l-Bahá would answer questions and deepen them in the spiritual teachings of the Bahá’í Faith.
Since that time, these “firesides” have developed into a series of classes which offer the seeker a priceless education in religion and the proofs for the Bahá’í Faith – “the waters of life free of price”.
These firesides are now made available here at 29e.e4e.myftpupload.com on video. This particular series is presented by Neal Chase, great-grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and current president of the Universal House of Justice seated upon the Throne of David which is to last forever. These firesides were presented to a group of seekers who traveled from all over the United States to hear this message.
There is no professional clergy in the Bahá’í Faith. All the people are enjoined to teach firesides in their own homes. These teachings are offered to all without charge, and the seeker is encouraged to ask questions and know the truth with their own intellect rather than rely upon others, such as clergy, to think for them.
There are seven firesides in all:
- The Purpose of Life.
Why are we here? What is our purpose? Is there a God?
- The Proofs for Jesus.
Qualifying the prophetic criteria. The covenant of Christ, and the corruption of Christianity.
- The Proofs for The Bab and Baha’u’llah.
The prophetic criteria applied to The Bab and Baha’u’llah. Some history of the Baha’i Faith.
- The Everlasting Covenant of God.
The covenant between God and humanity. Our role.
- Establishers of the Kingdom.
The prophetic criteria applied to the Establishers. More history of the Baha’i Faith.
- The Great Pyramid of Giza.
Chronological Book in Stone. Prophetic Time Capsule.
- The Book of Revelation.
The entire Book of Revelation explained.
These firesides only make sense when done in order. New firesides will be added as they are completed. To get started, please proceed to The Purpose of Life to start a journey that will change your life forever.