Throughout history, God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine Messengers, each of whom has founded a great religion. These Messengers, or Manifestations of God, have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad.
The latest Messenger is Bahá’u’lláh (trans. the Glory of God), Who brings new spiritual and social teachings for our modern age. He taught that there is only one God, that all of the world’s religions are from God, and that now is the time for humanity to recognize its oneness and to unite for the advancement and betterment of humankind. The essential aspects of His teachings is based on Oneness or Unity: The Oneness of God (no matter our faith we all worship the same Divine Spirit); the Oneness of Religion (no matter our religious faith we all seek a pathway to God), and the Oneness of Humanity (irrespective of superficial differences of skin color or cultural practices the essential aspect of humanity is that we are all spiritual beings).
Similar to other monotheistic religions, Baha'is believe that God is the source of all created things. Religion, according to Bahá'u'lláh, is renewed periodically by Manifestations of God, individuals who are made perfect through divine intervention and whose teachings are the sources of the major world religions throughout history. Baha'is also believe that revelation is an on-going historical process whereby God provides ongoing guidance to His people. Bahá'ís view Bahá'u'lláh as the first spiritual educator whose mission includes the spiritual unification of the entire planet through the eventual eradication of racism and nationalism. Bahá'u'lláh's teachings include the need for a world tribunal to adjudicate disputes between nations, a uniform system of weights and measures, and an auxiliary language that could be spoken by all the people on earth. Bahá'u'lláh also taught that the cycles of revelatory renewal will continue in the future, with Manifestations of God appearing roughly about every thousand years.