is a core teaching in the Bahá’í Faith
that suggests religious truth is revealed by God
progressively and cyclically over time through a series of divine Messengers
, and that the teachings are tailored to suit the needs of the time and place of their appearance. Thus, the Bahá’í teachings recognize the divine origin of several world religions, asserting that God is one and His religion is one, while believing that the revelation of Bahá’u’lláh
is the most recent (though not the last), and therefore the most relevant to modern society. This teaching is an interaction of simpler teachings and their implications. The basic concept relates closely to Bahá’í views on God's essential unity, and the nature of prophets, termed Manifestations of God. It also ties into Bahá’í views of the purpose and nature of religion, laws, belief, culture and history. Hence revelation is seen as progressive and continuous and never ceases.