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The Promised Day Is Come   By: (1897-1957)

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The Promised Day Is Come

by Shoghi Effendi

Edition 1, (September 2006)


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Baha'i Terms of Use Preface The Promised Day Is Come This Judgment of God What Response to His Call? Features of This Moving Drama A World Receded from Him Recipients of the Message Tablets to the Kings The Most Great Law Revealed Revealed to the Pope Let the Oppressor Desist God's Vicar on Earth Humiliation Immediate and Complete The Rise of Bolshevism End of the Holy Roman Empire What of Turkey and Persia? The Doom of Imperial Turkey Divine Retribution on the Qájár Dynasty The Decline in the Fortunes of Royalty Recognition of Kingship The Crumbling of Religious Orthodoxy Words Addressed to Muslim Ecclesiastics The Falling Fortunes of Sh í'ih Islám The Collapse of the Caliphate A Warning Unto All Nations His Messages to Christian Leaders Christian Nations against Christian Nations The Continuity of Revelation The Three False Gods The Weakened Pillars of Religion God's Purpose The Great Age to Come Religion and Social Evolution The Wider, Inclusive Loyalty World Commonwealth


The fundamental principle enunciated by Bahá'u'lláh ... is that religious truth is not absolute but relative, that Divine Revelation is a continuous and progressive process, that all the great religions of the world are divine in origin, that their basic principles are in complete harmony, that their aims and purposes are one and the same, that their teachings are but facets of one truth, that their functions are complementary, that they differ only in the nonessential aspects of their doctrines, and that their missions represent successive stages in the spiritual evolution of human society....

...His mission is to proclaim that the ages of the infancy and of the childhood of the human race are past, that the convulsions associated with the present stage of its adolescence are slowly and painfully preparing it to attain the stage of manhood, and are heralding the approach of that Age of Ages when swords will be beaten into plowshares, when the Kingdom promised by Jesus Christ will have been established, and the peace of the planet definitely and permanently ensured. Nor does Bahá'u'lláh claim finality for His own Revelation, but rather stipulates that a fuller measure of the truth He has been commissioned by the Almighty to vouchsafe to humanity, at so critical a juncture in its fortunes, must needs be disclosed at future stages in the constant and limitless evolution of mankind.

The Bahá'í Faith upholds the unity of God, recognizes the unity of His Prophets, and inculcates the principle of the oneness and wholeness of the entire human race. It proclaims the necessity and the inevitability of the unification of mankind, asserts that it is gradually approaching, and claims that nothing short of the transmuting spirit of God, working through His chosen Mouthpiece in this day, can ultimately succeed in bringing it about... Continue reading book >>

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