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Baha’i Sabbath: Baha’ 5, 173 B.E. (3/25/2016)

Friday, March 25th, 2016

O thou loving torch, flaming by the fire of the Love of God!

Verily, I read thy letter sent by thee and was rejoiced in heart by the wonderful meaning and eloquent content, which proved thy extreme sincerity in the Cause of God, thy steadfastness in the path of the Kingdom of God and thy firmness in the religion of God, forasmuch as this is of the utmost importance before God.

How many souls advanced unto God, entered the shadow of the Word of God and became celebrated in the world, as Judas Iscariot. Then, when the tests became severe and trials great, their feet turned from the path; turned from confession to denial; changed from love and affection to severe enmity. Then the power of tests, whereby the foundations shake, were manifested.

Judas Iscariot was one of the greatest disciples, was called unto Jesus; he thought that Jesus increased his kindness to Peter, the disciple, when saying to him: “Thou art Peter; upon thee I shall build my church.” This speech affecting Peter with special impression whereby envy was created in the heart of Judas and, therefore, he turned after advancing, denied after confessing, hated after loving, until he became the cause of the crucifixion of the Glorious Lord and Manifest Light. This is the end of envy which causes people to turn from the right path. Such has taken place and will occur in this Great Cause; but there is no harm in it, as it is the cause of manifesting the firmness of the rest and the arising of the firm souls who are as solid as the lofty mountains in the love of the Manifest Light.

As to thee, convey unto the maid-servants of the Merciful that they must be firm in the love of El-Baha at the time of the severe trials and tests; forasmuch as the storms and winds occur during the winter seasons; then comes the spring with the wonderful scenery and it adorns the hills and plains with flowers and beautiful birds sing the melodies of joy on the branches of the trees and warble beautiful tunes on the roofs of bowers, in wonderful melodies. Soon shalt thou see that the lights have shone forth, the banners of the Kingdom have been raised, the fragrances of God diffused, the hosts of the Kingdom descending, the angels of heaven confirmed and the Holy Spirit breathed into those horizons (regions). Then shalt thou see the waverers frightened and at loss. This is a complete matter on the part of the Lord of Signs.

Blessed art thou for keeping firm in the Cause of God. I pray God to give thee a divine spirit, spiritual blood and to make thee a growing and thriving leaf on the Tree of Life, so that thou mayest serve the maid-servants of God in fragrance and spirituality.

Thy generous Lord will confirm thee in serving in His great vineyard and will make thee an instrument for spreading the spirit of concord and union among the maid-servants of the Merciful, will open thine insight by the light of knowledge and forgive thee thy sins and change them to good deeds.

Verily thy Lord is the Forgiving, the Merciful and Possessor of Great Bounty!

Abdu’l-Baha’, Tablets, pp 87-89

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Some Answered Questions Holy Text Preserved! Ilm 1, 172 B.E. (10/16/2015)

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Dear friends,

The original preserved text of Some Answered Questions (SAQ) is now available in hard copy format.

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This book gives the answers of a great World Teacher to numerous questions which deeply trouble modern man in this post-modern Age of Transition. First published in London in 1908, Some Answered Questions is as timely now as it was then; the need for it has grown more acute with the years. The many questions which it considers remain either unanswered or misunderstood in the minds of the mass of humanity.

What is man? Is there a God? How can we know God? What of the Reality of the Unseen? Miracles, prophecy, predestination, immortality, free will, reincarnation, baptism, the Trinity, healing? Here, too, are commentaries on and explanations of Biblical passages and the metaphysical underpinnings of scientific worldviews suited to our age of increasing maturity.

Some Answered Questions is intended for the searcher with an open and independent mind. The answers are unorthodox. Religion and Spirituality, stripped of ritualism and tradition, become reasonable and alive. If the search for truth is coupled with a dream of justice for all and a world at peace, if the student is willing to receive an idea by which he or she may live meaningfully both for true-self and for others, then here you will find an authentic challenge to match that dream.

This is the original 1908 translation that preserves the prophecy of the coming of the “7th Angel” made by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in this volume (p. 66) in 1908 and approved by Him. Contrary to the Covenant-breakers assertions, Some Answered Questions is NOT “pilgrim’s notes”–but forms a collection of talks in the authenticity of the written Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Baha approved and corrected by Him (with His own hand during His lifetime) in the potency of genuine Baha’i Holy Writ:

“Baha’u’llah has made it clear enough that only those things that have been revealed in the form of Tablets have a binding power over the friends… Those talks of the Master that were later reviewed by Him, corrected or in some other form considered authentic by Himself, such as Some Answered Questions, are considered as Tablets and therefore have the necessary binding power” (Shoghi Effendi, to the United States Publishing Committee, December 29, 1931).

This original re-print edition of Some Answered Questions combats the various changed false-text corrupted “editions” of the Covenant-breakers and contains a unique preface written by Dr. Leland Jensen and updated for current times along with a New Appendix including the Tablet of the Dichotomy and ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s the Tablet of Wood, Iron and Gold. The perfect teaching text (and required reading: the first 90 pages) for the full experience of the Baha’i Fireside series.

 

Izzat 7, 172 Baha’i Era (9/14/2015) Covenant Breakers Corrupt Baha’i Holy Books!

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Press Release

For Immediate Release:

COVENANT-BREAKING “BAHA’IS” CORRUPT THEIR OWN HOLY BOOKS!

VIOLATORS OF THE COVENANT ERASE: “SEVENTH ANGEL PROPHECY”!!

 

Dear friends,

 

It has come to our attention that ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s prophecy of the coming of the “Seventh Angel” has been removed by the Covenant-breakers from their “new” 2015 edition of Some Answered Questions (SAQ). The original 1908 text that we continue to publish reads:

 

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.” The seventh angel is a man qualified with heavenly attributes, who will arise with heavenly qualities and character. (‘Abdu’l-Baha, SAQ Original 1908 text)

 

The Covenant-breakers have changed this to:

 

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.” That angel refers to human souls who have been endowed with heavenly attributes and invested with an angelic nature and disposition.

 

What VIOLATION could be clearer than this?

 

The date for the coming of the “Seventh Angel… a man… who will arise…” is given by ‘Abdu’l-Baha as the year 1963 AD in the book Baha’u’llah and the New Era, chapter “Prophecies of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha” subsection “The Coming of the Kingdom of God.” Here ‘Abdu’l-Baha explains that there are to be 1335 prophesied years (as given by Daniel in chapter 12 of the Holy Bible) added to the Victory of Muhammad in 628 A.D. that brings us to 1963 A.D. the date for the advent of the promised 7th Angel who will “establish the Kingdom” (628 + 1335 years = 1963).

 

The removal of this prophecy by the Covenant-breakers really only calls more attention to the fact that this prophecy is fulfilled by Dr. Leland Jensen.  In fact no one else in history has ever even claimed to be the Seventh Angel other than Dr. Leland Jensen. The prophecy sates that this “angel” will actually be a “man.” That is a real living human being. He will arise with “heavenly qualities and character,” and he will “establish the Kingdom.” Due to the fact that the “Hands” did away with the Kingship of King David through Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha from the Baha’i faith (or their own isolated corrupted version of it) we see that Dr. Jensen is the only one who stood up against this while it was happening during the years 1957-1963. Even when the rest of the followers of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son started claiming rival false “guardianships” only Dr. Leland Jensen kept defending and proclaiming the Covenant of the Davidic Kingship and throne of King David continued as the presidency and “executive” branch (W&T, p. 15) of the authentic Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah (www.UHJ.net). Only Dr. Leland Jensen fulfills all these real life deeds and accomplishments and he and he alone explained that he fulfilled the prophecy of ‘Abdu’l-Baha in SAQ for the “Seventh Angel.” As that date of 1963 has come and gone–no one else ever will.

 

As we have absolutely demonstrated that Dr. Leland Jensen fulfills these prophecies for the one to arise in 1963 AD, the “Seventh Angel” the Covenant-breakers have had no other recourse than to expunge this prophecy of the Seventh Angel “a man… who will arise [in 1963]” from the Baha’i religious holy texts. They have done this to try to COVER-UP their violation but instead this has backfired as it only calls more attention to the Seventh Angel prophecy!

 

This glaring violation of the holy writings–shows that our progress (www.BUPC.org) in teaching this faith has progressed to such a point that the majority of people are becoming wise to the fact that the “Hands” have violated the Covenant and that God has sent a promised one, someone who is not a guardian of the Baha’i faith, but an establisher: like Ali the 5th angel and Quddus the 6th angel–that ‘Abdu’l-Baha also explains–now a 7th angel, the establisher of the Baha’i Faith, Dr. Leland Jensen.

 

Further these Covenant breakers have removed the very “Kingdom” from this same passage and have added their own false interpolations: as it is the very Kingdom of God–that is of the Kingship of King David–that is to be established.

 

The original reads: “in that day of God, the Spiritual and Divine Kingdom will be established” and they have changed this to: “in this Day of God His divine and spiritual sovereignty will be established.”

 

Thus they have attempted to fool the people away from the Kingdom of God with the living Davidic Kingship as the president of Baha’u’llah’s true UHJ (www.UHJ.net). They have done this further corruption of the texts knowingly and purposefully because so many people today are waking up to the reality that Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha are seated upon the throne of King David that is to last for ever; and realizing that the whole Baha’i world went astray when they broke the Covenant and separated themselves from ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son, grandson and great-grandson who is seated upon the throne of David today. The entire Baha’i World went astray except for Drs. Leland Jensen and his wife Opal, the last remaining two Knights of Baha’u’llah who alone remained firm in Baha’u’llah’s Covenant. Dr. Leland Jensen is the establisher of the Baha’i Faith, the “7th Angel” and the educator of the current living guardian seated upon the throne of David alive in the world today.

 

This bad move on the part of the mainstream sans-guardian Covenant-breaking outfit only serves to call more attention to the “Seventh Angel Prophecy” for those who remain watchful and awake. The rest of the masses of the people are now further poised to fall into the darkness of more grievous error as they read texts that are altered and changed deliberately to keep them imprisoned in the darkness of the lies of these glaring Covenant-breakers who only masquerade as “Baha’is” foisting corrupted Copies of the original full passages.

 

“And I solemnly declare to everyone who hears the words of prophecy written in this book: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book. And if anyone removes any of the words from this book of prophecy, God will remove that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book.” (The Book of Revelation 22:18-19 NLT)

 

In service,

Neal Chase,

Guardian,

UHJ.net

 

PS The individual friends, Councils and Baha’i centers throughout the world are free to distribute this letter for wide circulation as part of their own press releases alerting the world to these forgeries.

 

ORIGINAL 1908 SAQ Which was Read, Corrected, and Authorized by Abdu’l-Baha’

 

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.”

 

The seventh angel is a man qualified with heavenly attributes, who will arise with heavenly qualities and character. Voices will be raised, so that the appearance of the Divine Manifestation will be proclaimed and diffused. In the day of the manifestation of the Lord of Hosts, and at the epoch of the divine cycle of the Omnipotent which is promised and mentioned in all the books and writings of the Prophets—in that day of God, the Spiritual and Divine Kingdom will be established, and the world will be renewed; a new spirit will be breathed into the body of creation; the season of the divine spring will come; the clouds of mercy will rain; the sun of reality will shine; the life-giving breeze will blow; the world of humanity will wear a new garment; the surface of the earth will be a sublime paradise; mankind will be educated; wars, disputes, quarrels and malignity will disappear; and truthfulness, righteousness, peace and the worship of God will appear; union, love and brotherhood will surround the world; and God will rule for evermore—meaning that the Spiritual and Everlasting Kingdom will be established. Such is the day of God. For all the days which have come and gone were the days of Abraham, Moses and Christ, or of the other Prophets; but this day is the day of God, for the Sun of Reality will arise in it with the utmost warmth and splendor. (‘Abdu’l-Baha, Original Prophecy 1908 SAQ)

 

2015 CORRUPTED TEXT

 

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.”

 

That angel refers to human souls who have been endowed with heavenly attributes and invested with an angelic nature and disposition. Voices will be lifted up and the appearance of the divine Manifestation will be proclaimed and noised abroad. It will be announced that this day is the day of the advent of the Lord of Hosts and this Dispensation the merciful Dispensation of the Divine Providence. It has been promised and recorded in all the sacred books and scriptures that in this Day of God His divine and spiritual sovereignty will be established; the world will be renewed; a fresh spirit will be breathed into the body of creation; the divine springtime will be ushered in; the clouds of mercy will rain down; the Sun of Truth will shine forth; the life-giving breezes will blow: the world of humanity will be arrayed in a new garment; the face of the earth will become even as the highest paradise; humanity will be educated; war, dissension, strife and contention will vanish; truthfulness, uprightness, peace and godliness will prevail; love, concord and union will encompass the world; and God will rule forevermore — that is, a spiritual and everlasting sovereignty will be established. Such is the Day of God. For all the days which have come and gone were the days of Abraham, Moses, Christ, or of the other Prophets, but this day is the Day of God, inasmuch as the Sun of Truth will shine forth therein with the utmost intensity and radiance. (Covenant-breaker’s 2015 Interpolations)

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Supplications

Glorified art Thou, O Lord my God! I yield Thee thanks for having enabled me to recognize the Manifestation of Thyself, and for having severed me from Thine enemies, and laid bare before mine eyes their misdeeds and wicked works in Thy days, and for having rid me of all attachment to them, and caused me to turn wholly towards Thy grace and bountiful favors. I give Thee thanks, also, for having sent down upon me from the clouds of Thy will that which hath so sanctified me from the hints of the infidels and the allusions of the misbelievers that I have fixed my heart firmly on Thee, and fled from such as have denied the light of Thy countenance. Again I thank Thee for having empowered me to be steadfast in Thy love, and to speak forth Thy praise and to extol Thy virtues, and for having given me to drink of the cup of Thy mercy that hath surpassed all things visible and invisible.
Thou art the Almighty, the Most Exalted, the All-Glorious, the All- Loving.

Baha’u’llah, The First Book Of Baha’i Prayers, pp. 58-59 http://page10publishers.com

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O Lord! Open Thou the door. Provide the means, prepare the way, make safe the path. That we may be guided to those souls, whose hearts are prepared for Thy Cause, and that they may be guided to us. Verily, Thou art the Merciful, the Most Bountiful, the All-Powerful.

‘Abdu’l-Baha’, The First Book Of Baha’i Prayers pg. 102

Mohammed’s Oath to the Christians (Nazarenes)

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

The_Patent_of_Mohammed

THE OATH

OF THE

PROPHET MOHAMMED

 TO THE

 FOLLOWERS OF THE NAZARENE

TRANSLATED BY

ANTON F. HADDAD

1902

PUBLISHED BY

THE BOARD OF COUNSEL

NEW YORK

THE OATH OF THE PROPHET MOHAMMED

 

As an evidence of the injustice and intolerance which has characterized the attitude of Christians toward the Great Prophet Mohammed, and to prove how unfortunate is their error in attributing hatred and cruelty to Him in His dealings with the Nazarene, I wish, for the sake of truth and Christian enlightenment, to quote Mohammed’s words, His valid oath and Covenant, concerning them.

 

This oath, entrusted by Mohammed to His Caliphs, is an expression of His Authoritative Command to them as to their attitude toward the followers of Christ throughout the whole world. The oath referred to was issued by the Prophet Mohammed to the Christian Monks of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai. A copy of it was translated into Turkish, while the original is still preserved in the treasury of the Sultan in Constantinople. This same Turkish copy was translated into Arabic by Naufal Effendi Naufal, a Christian of Tripoli, Syria; which translation is recorded in a book written by him and known as Sunnajat-ut-tarab. The oath is as follows:

 

“This is a letter that was issued by Mohammed, Ibn Abdullah, the Messenger, the Prophet, the Faithful, Who is sent to all the people as a trust on the part of God, to all His creatures, that they may have no plea against God hereafter—Verily God is The Mighty, The Wise. This letter is directed to the embracers of Islam, as a Covenant given to the followers of Nazarene in the East and West, the far and the near, the Arabs and foreigners, the known and the unknown.

 

“This letter contains the oath given unto them, and he who disobeys that which is therein will be considered a disobeyor and a transgressor to that whereunto he is commanded. He will be regarded as one who has corrupted the oath of God, disbelieved His Testament, rejected His Authority, despised His Religion, and made himself deserving of His Curse, whether he is a Sultan or any other believer of Islam.

 

“Whenever monks, devotees and pilgrims gather together, whether in a mountain or valley, or den, or frequented place, or plain, or church, or in houses of worship, Verily We are back of them and shall protect them, and their properties and their morals, by Myself, by My friends and by My assistants, for they are of My subjects and under My protection.

 

“I shall exempt them from that which may disturb them; of the burdens which are paid by others as an oath of allegiance. They must not give anything of their income but that which pleases them—they must not be offended, or disturbed, or coerced or compelled. Their judges should not be changed or prevented from accomplishing their offices, nor the monks disturbed from exercising their religious order, or the people of seclusion stopped from dwelling in their cells.

 

“No one is allowed to plunder their pilgrims, or destroy or spoil any of their churches, or houses of worship, or take any of the things contained within any of these houses and bring it to the houses of Islam. And he who takes away anything therefrom, will be one who has corrupted the oath of God, and, in truth, disobeyed His Messenger.

 

“Poll-taxes should not be put upon their judges, monks, and those whose occupation is the worship of God; nor is any other thing to be taken from them, whether it be a fine, a tax or any unjust right. Verily I shall keep their compact, wherever they may be, in the sea or on the land, in the East or West, in the North or South, for they are under My protection and the testament of My safety, against all things which they abhor.

 

“No taxes or tithes should be received from those who devote themselves to the worship of God in the mountains, or from those who cultivate the Holy Lands. No one has the right to interfere with their affairs, or bring any action against them—Verily this is for aught else and not for them; rather, in the seasons of crops, they should be given a Kadah for each Ardab of wheat (about five bushels and a half) as provision for them, and no one has the right to say to them this is too much or ask them to pay any tax.

 

“As to those who possess properties, the wealthy and merchants, the pol-tax to be taken from them must not exceed twelve Dirhams a hear per year (i.e. about 45 cents).

 

“They shall not be imposed upon by anyone to undertake a journey, or to be forced to go to war or to carry arms; for the Islams have to fight for them. Do not dispute or argue with them, but deal according to the verse recorded in the Koran, to wit; ‘Do not dispute or argue with the people of the Book but in that which is best.’ Thus they will live favored and protected from everything which may offend them by the Callers to religion (Islam), wherever they may be and in any place they may dwell.

 

“Should any Christian woman be married to a Musluman, such marriage must not take place except after her consent, and she must not be prevented from going to her church for prayer. Their churches must be honored and they must not be prevented from building churches or repairing convents.

 

“They must not be forced to carry arms or stones; but the Islams must protect them and defend them against others. It is positively incumbent upon every one of the Islam nation not to contradict or disobey this oath until the Day of Resurrection and the end of the world.”

 

This is the oath which Mohd. Ibn Abdullah gave to the Christian nation, the fulfillment and promulgation of which has been agreed upon by all the witnesses who have hitherto attached their names. It was signed by the great Assistants of Mohammed, as follows:

Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Abu Bekhr Ibn Kahafat

Omar Ibn El-Khattab

Ottman Ibn Affan

Aboul Darda

Abou Harirat

Abdullah Ibn Masood

Abbas Ibn Abdoul Mottaleb

El-Fadhl Ibn Abbas

Ezzobier Ibn El-Awam

Talhat Ibn Abdullah

Said Ibn Maath

Said Ibn Abada

Thabit Ibn Nafees

Zied Ibn Thabit

Abou Hanifa Ibn Attaba

Hashim Ibn Obied

Maazam Ibn Kariesh

El-Harith Ibn Thabit

Abdoul Azim Ibn Haasan

Abdullah Ibn Omar Ibn El-Aas

Aamir Ibn Yasir

 

    “This oath was written by the hand of Ali Ibn Abi Talib in the worship place of the Prophet on the third day of Moharram in the second year of El-Hajrih.”