The Establisher of the Baha’i Faith, Dr.Leland Jensen, stated that television and the Internet were created for the specific purpose of proclaiming the Baha’i Revelation to the entire planet.
Since there is really no end to that proclamation we could have truly enlightening and awe inspiring broadcasts going around the world and out into space for the duration of the Baha’i dispensation which is the next 500,000 years.
There are however many people who see these two mediums as inherently worthless or even downright evil. There is sometimes a tendency to see modern technology as being evil in and of itself. This view can foster an outlook of fatalism as reflected in “End of the world” thinking and an expectation of complete and utter annihilation of the entire human world.
However, as the prophecy states, “They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.” This Biblical passage in no way even hints at wholesale extermination of humanity. In fact, it promises rebirth, reformation and transformation to a peaceful, and co-operative global civilization wherein war and all of the evils spawned by its art and industry are a thing of the past ages and are replaced with justice and all of the qualities and attributes exemplified by each of the manifestations of God in the cycle which is ending in these days.
By transforming our values and daily actions, we will arrive at the point where we will not use these same technological tools for making war.
Therefore, hopeless annihilation is not the direction of humanity’s destiny but rather transformation and reordering of our individual and collective soul.
To illustrate the illogical nature of the fatalistic nihilistic way of thinking, in the case of the “sword” to be beaten into a “plowshare” (speaking metaphorically of course) if one were to chop the sword up into shards of metal and simply destroy it, there would be nothing to plow the field with. Transforming the sword into a plowshare is a process of heating, hammering, bending and cooling the sword which transforms it into a useful tool of agriculture, not simply destroying or discarding the sword.
This is what the Baha’i writings tell us is the process of transforming satanic strength into heavenly power and that does not imply annihilation.
So to advocate the destruction of the wondrous tools which the Revelation of Baha’u’llah has directly inspired the human mind to invent for a heavenly purpose during these first two centuries of it’s dispensation would be irresponsible, counterproductive and foolish to put it mildly.
Through education in the Baha’i Revelation, we will elevate our spiritual development so it keeps pace with our technical ingenuity and all invention will be utilized to advance our spiritual civilization rather than to destroy it.
This is what has been and will continue to happen to the world order of the beast as well, until the transformation within the human heart is complete.
It will be transformed into the world order of the Glory of God i.e. Baha’u’llah (Baha/Glory-‘u’/of-Allah/God) with the transformation of the four beast nations (England, France, Russia & the United States) into the four living creatures described in Revelation 4:6-9, 5:6-14, 6:1-8, 14: 3, 15:7, and 19:4.
Like the sword, the transformation of this entire human world through the spiritual teachings of the Return of Christ in Baha’u’llah requires the application of fervent heat (nuclear), hammering (meteor impact and earthquake), bending (earth’s shifting crust), and the tempering or cooling process which would be the spiritual change the human race experiences as a result of education before, during and after these transformational catastrophes.
This has been happening very intensely and in all facets of human reality since the advent of Baha’u’llah beginning with the Return of Elijah and John the Baptist in the person of The Bab in 1844 A.D. It intensified with the start of WW1 in 1914 and has been increasing for these past 100 years. Thermonuclear War has been averted solely by the Grace of God since the two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan at the end of WW2. Now the “Four winds of destruction” are being held back at the river Euphrates (Syria and Iraq) as God The Most Merciful gives humanity precious time to come to the realization that Christ has returned in Baha’u’llah and take His Revelation into their hearts and act upon it in their daily lives.
To see the proofs for the Return of Christ in Baha’u’llah watch the video series in order at this link: http://www.bahaifireside.org