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Babis (Per. bab-ed-Din, gate of the faith), a modern Persian sect founded in 1843 by Mirza Ali Mohammed of Shiraz, who took the title of Bab. Their theology is a mixture of Pantheism with Gnostic and Buddhist doctrines, and they are adverse to asceticism, polygamy, divorce, and the subjection of women. They tried to raise a revolution in Persia in 1848, and three of their members attempted to assassinate the Shah in 1852. Both attempts failed and were followed by terrible persecution. Their doctrines are a development of Sufism (q.v.).

“Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’”
Acts 2:38