The Purpose of Bahá’u’lláh’s Covenant: To Safeguard the Unity of the Faith (Readings)

7. “A mighty force, a consummate power lieth concealed in the world of being. Fix your gaze upon it and upon its unifying influence, and not upon the differences which appear from it.”—Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh 221

8. “The first condition is firmness in the Covenant. . . . It is the fortified fortress of the Cause of God and the firm pillar of the religion of God. Today no power can conserve the oneness of the Bahá’í world save the Covenant of God. . . . It is evident that the axis of the oneness of the world of humanity is the power of the
Covenant and nothing else.” —‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of the Divine Plan 49

9. “The Covenant is the ‘axis of the oneness of the world of humanity’ because it preserves the unity and integrity of the Faith itself and protects it from being disrupted. . . .”—The Universal House of Justice, The Covenant 18

10. “As the central teaching of the Bahá’í Faith is the unity of mankind, it is essential that the Faith itself remain one and undivided if it is to achieve its purpose. It was to preserve the unity of the Faith and the purity of His Message that Bahá’u’lláh instituted His Covenant, an institution which protects the Cause from individuals who, through the assertion of their own wills, would try to force God’s Cause into the paths of their own preference and thus divide the faithful and subvert the world-wide establishment of divine justice.” —The Universal House of Justice, letter of 3-23-75

*Part of the Series: The Covenant Deepening – Its Meaning and Origin

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