Baha’u’llah is the Promised One of all religions; The supreme manifestation of God. The Covenant of Baha’u’llah extends at least one thousand years into the future; beginning in 1852 and extending into 2,852.
The “Book of the Covenant” was written entirely by Baha’u’llah and in this document he Appoints his eldest son Abdu’l-Baha as the center of his Covenant to which all must turn.
Baha’u’llah the supreme manifestation of God died on Nov 12th,
1892. Nine days later Abdu’l-Baha assumed his responsibility as the authorized
interpreter of his fathers writings and the center of his Covenant.
The ministry of Abdu’l-Baha, the center of his fathers Covenant, lasted twenty nine years. On November 28th, 1921 at the age of 77 he ascended to the Abah kingdom.
The Covenant of Baha’u’llah was perserved in the Will and Testament of Abdu’l-Baha which was written in his own hand between 1905 and 1907.
In this document the Covenant of Baha’u’llah is firmly protected because Abdu’l-Baha formally establishes the institution of the Guardianship and appoints his grand son Shoghi Effendi as the Guardian of the Bahai Faith.
Shoghi Effendi was gurdian of the cause from 1921-1957. Five and a half years after his passing on 21 april 1963 the Universal House of Justice was was elected.
The Covenant of Baha’u’llah is the Most Powerful Covenant in the history of the Human Race.
The Covenant extends from Baha’u’llah To His son Abdu’l-Baha to Shoghi
Effendi to the Universal House of Justice located on top Of Mount Carmel in Haifa Isreal.
Bahai’s who are firm in the covenant accept Baha’u’llah as the supreme manifestation of God, Recognize his son Abdu’l-Baha as the perfect Bahai and authorized interpreter of his fathers teachings; accept Shoghi Effendi as the gurdian of the faith and the Universal house of Justice as the institution that will provide guidance, free from error until the next manifestation who will not appear until after the year 2852.
All Bahai’s must seek guidance and turn unto the Center of the Cause; Shoghi Effendi and the House of Justice. “And he that turneth unto whatsoever else is indeed in grievous error.” (Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 448)
The Covenant of Baha’u’llah has ordained The House of Justice to provide infallible
guidance for humanity during Bahá’u’lláh dispensation. The House of Justice is an institution created by Bahá’u’lláh.
Bahá’u’lláh refers to two levels of this institution: the Local Houses of Justice, responsible for each town or village, and the Universal House of Justice. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, in His Will and Testament, added an intermediate level, the Secondary Houses of Justice. The Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh indicates that It is only on the Universal House of Justice that infallibility has been conferred. (Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 172)
Regarding the Covenant of Baha’u’llah, his son Abdu’l-Baha has said: “Unto the Most Holy Book every one must turn and all that is not expressly recorded therein must be referred to the Universal House of Justice. That which this body, whether unanimously or by a majority doth carry, that is verily the Truth and the Purpose of God himself.”
“Whoso doth deviate therefrom is verily of them that love discord, hath shown forth malice and turned away from the Lord of the Covenant.” (Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 447)
Here are a few of Abdu’l-Baha’s words regarding the behavior of those who are firm in the Covenant.
“The substance is, that prior to the completion of a thousand years, no individual
may presume to breathe a word. All must consider themselves to be of the order
of subjects, submissive and obedient to the commandments of God and the laws of
the House of Justice.
Should any deviate by so much as a needle’s point from the decrees of the Universal House of Justice, or falter in his compliance therewith, then is he of the outcast and rejected.” (Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 68)
Abdu’l-Baha has said that “the pivot of the oneness of mankind is nothing else but the power of the Covenant“. Also “all the forces in the unvierse serve the Covenant”
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