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The Nature of Spiritual Law – by Mike Moum

The Universal House of Justice, the authority in the Baha’i Faith to which all must turn, has stated:

“Just as there are laws governing our physical lives, requiring that we must supply our bodies with certain foods, maintain them within a certain range of temperatures, and so forth, if we wish to avoid physical disabilities, so also there are laws governing our spiritual lives. These laws are revealed to mankind in each age by the Manifestation of God, and obedience to them is of vital importance if each human being, and mankind in general, is to develop properly and harmoniously.” (From a letter of the Universal House of Justice to an individual believer; excerpts to all National Spiritual Assemblies, February 6, 1973: Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1968-1973, pp. 105-106)

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What is the Covenant?

“A Covenant in a religious sense is a binding agreement between God and man, whereby God requires of man certain behaviour in return for which He guarantees certain blessings, or whereby He gives man certain bounties in return for which He takes from those who accept them an understanding to behave in a certain way.”
(23 March 1975, from a letter written by the Universal House of Justice to an individual believer) The Covenant – A Compilation 

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The Covenant is an “instrument” created to “direct” and “canalize” (God Passes By 237) God’s will and purpose to humanity.  The Covenant is the channel in which God’s bounties and blessings of divine Revelation flow to man in order for us  to know, understand and  attain the heavenly purpose of our creation.  (Lynette Slaman-Garcia) Continue reading “What is the Covenant?”