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The Divinely Guided Universal House of Justice – by Brent Poirier

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Provision in the Baha’i Scriptures for the Universal House of Justice Function infallibly without the presence of the Guardian of the Cause as its “sacred head”. Continue reading “The Divinely Guided Universal House of Justice – by Brent Poirier”

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The Institution Of The Universal House Of Justice: The Scope Of Its Authority – by Brent Poirier

 

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Heroines of the Baha’i Faith by Brent Poirier

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The Day That Shall Not Be Followed By Night, Part 2: (Ibrahim Khayru’llah and Mason Remey) by Tim Nolan

 

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The strength of a thing can be measured by testing how much pressure  or stress it can bear before breaking.  For example, engineers test the components of a bridge – steel or concrete or wood –  before constructing the span, and they apply stress greater than the bridge is designed for, to make sure it  is safe.   If a bridge is designed to support ten tons, applying one ton of pressure to a component proves nothing. However, bridges, like all physical objects, will fail if enough pressure or deformation is applied.

But, the Baha’i Covenant is of a different nature; it is incorruptible and has not been compromised even when the most prominent and influential  believers opposed it and tried to undermine it.  Two examples will illustrate this principle. Continue reading “The Day That Shall Not Be Followed By Night, Part 2: (Ibrahim Khayru’llah and Mason Remey) by Tim Nolan”

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Guardianship – Clarity of the Covenant: The Institution of the Guardianship- continued by Brent Poirier

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THE CLARITY OF THE COVENANT

It is explained in the Baha’i Writings that some things in the divine scriptures are hidden, and some are manifest. 
The Kitab-i-Iqan 285

Regarding the veiled language, Abdu’l-Baha said, “… the Words of God have innumerable significances and mysteries of meanings–each one a thousand and more.”  (The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 155) The Writings invite us to gain our own understanding of the many meanings of such symbolic verses. Continue reading “Guardianship – Clarity of the Covenant: The Institution of the Guardianship- continued by Brent Poirier”

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THE INSTITUTION OF THE GUARDIANSHIP – notes prepared by Brent Poireir November 2016

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We are now going to briefly read about the twin divine institutions that are the successors to Baha’u’llah and the Master (The World Order of Baha’u’llah). First we will study the beauty and perfection of the institution of Guardianship, and in a few weeks, the Universal House of Justice. An examination of the broad scope of the life work of Shoghi Effendi is found in the latter sections of Unit Two of Ruhi Book 8, “The Covenant of Baha’u’llah – the Guardian of the Faith” Continue reading “THE INSTITUTION OF THE GUARDIANSHIP – notes prepared by Brent Poireir November 2016”

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The Infallibility of the Twin Successors: The Guardian and the Universal House of Justice: The two parts of Abdu’l-Baha’s Covenant – God’s part and our part -by Brent Poirier

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Let’s revisit this extract from a letter from Shoghi Effendi’s secretary written on his behalf – and please recall that such letters were not only written at the direction of Shoghi Effendi; the vast majority of them also bear Shoghi Effendi’s signature: Continue reading “The Infallibility of the Twin Successors: The Guardian and the Universal House of Justice: The two parts of Abdu’l-Baha’s Covenant – God’s part and our part -by Brent Poirier”

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The Covenant of Abdu’l-Baha: His Will and Testament – by Brent Poirier

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The Covenant of `Abdu’l-Bahá

We can get a glimpse of the importance of the Will and Testament of Abdu’l-Baha by seeing the remarkable language of Shoghi Effendi in describing it. Continue reading “The Covenant of Abdu’l-Baha: His Will and Testament – by Brent Poirier”