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False Prophets

God Himself has indeed been dethroned from the hearts of men, and an idolatrous world passionately and clamorously hails and worships the false gods which its own idle fancies have fatuously created, and its misguided hands so impiously exalted.
(Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 113-114)


"Movements,” is the warning sounded by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, “newly born and worldwide in their range, will exert their utmost effort for the advancement of their designs. The Movement of the Left will acquire great importance. Its influence will spread.”
(Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 113-114)


The chief idols in the desecrated temple of mankind are none other than the triple gods of Nationalism, Racialism and Communism, at whose altars governments and peoples, whether democratic or totalitarian, at peace or at war, of the East or of the West, Christian or Islamic, are, in various forms and in different degrees, now worshiping. Their high priests are the politicians and the worldly-wise, the so-called sages of the age; their sacrifice, the flesh and blood of the slaughtered multitudes; their incantations outworn shibboleths and insidious and irreverent formulas; their incense, the smoke of anguish that ascends from the lacerated hearts of the bereaved, the maimed, and the homeless.
(Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 113-114)


The theories and policies, so unsound, so pernicious, which deify the state and exalt the nation above mankind, which seek to subordinate the sister races of the world to one single race, which discriminate between the black and the white, and which tolerate the dominance of one privileged class over all others—these are the dark, the false, and crooked doctrines for which any man or people who believes in them, or acts upon them, must, sooner or later, incur the wrath and chastisement of God.
(Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 113-114)


There are “false prophets” who deceive many of the “elect” in every age. These false prophets do not always appear in the guise of religion. There is the “false prophet” who teaches that there is no God at all—atheism. The coming of this last “false prophet,” disbelief in God, was plainly foretold in both the Old and the New Testament for the “time of the end”.
(William Sears, Release the Sun, p. 206)