The Baha'i Faith doesn't see believers outside of Baha'i as being damned. What informs me best about this is this passage: Death proffereth unto every confident believer the cup that is life indeed. It bestoweth joy, and is the bearer of gladness. It conferreth the gift of everlasting life. As to those that have tasted of the fruit of man’s earthly existence, which is the recognition of the one true God, exalted be His glory, their life hereafter is such as We are unable to describe. The knowledge thereof is with God, alone, the Lord of all worlds. , “Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh” , 165.2 The first paragraph to me refers to believers in all Messengers of God. The second paragraph refers to Baha'is. The reason I believe the second paragraph refers only to Baha'is is because in Baha'u'llah's Writings it is clear that those who investigate the Baha'i Faith and don't recognize God reflected in Baha'u'llah and His Writings don't really recognize the one true God in their own Messenger, because all of the Messengers reflect that one true God. Though in their human station the Messengers differ in what they emphasize in their message, the social and material commandments that they bring and the intensity of their Revelation, in their Divine station they are one. Most people miss the next Messenger because of things like being attached to the particulars of their religion, taking literally some of their Revelation, and because of that not realizing the commonality of the new religion. People get attached to the lamp of their religion and fail to see the common light the next religion has with their religion. They fail to see the one true God in the next religion. The first group gets everlasting for confident believers. I'm not sure what He means by confident believer. He's probably referring to the certitude in their Messenger. I don't know why Baha'u'llah doesn't mention good actions, but it is clear elsewhere that one's spiritual level is a combination of the degree of one's faith and one's actions. A person can also advance spiritually in the next world. He advances there by praying to God for their own advancing closeness to God, other people's prayers in the next world and in this one, and good deeds done in their name in this world. God can give mercy to whoever He pleases no matter whatever a person's faith and actions. Only in this world can a person advance by their own actions. Heaven is closeness to God and hell is being far from God, and this is relative. There are different degrees of this, not just two extremes. One person's heaven compared to someone closer to God can be called Hell in comparison. In some Baha'i Writings there is reference to those that didn't recognize the light in the Baha'i Revelation as being dead spiritually compared to those who recognize the light of God as being in Baha'u'llah's Revelation and person. I believe that references to hell to non-believers in previous Revelations reflect this same reality.