Monday, January 14, 2008

On the Infallibility of the Universal House of Justice: The Truth Enshrined in Baha'u'llah's Words

"Seat of the Universal House of Justice"
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There are so many gems in Adib Taherzadeh's wonderful books, this passage being one of them. -gw

It does not seem possible for a person who is not a Baha'i to accept the House of Justice as "the source of all good and freed from all error", nor is it possible to prove this statement to him scientifically. The only way that someone can become convinced of the authority and infallibility of the Universal House of Justice is to recognize Baha'u'llah as God's Messenger for this age. Then, as a matter of faith, he will be able to accept His assurances in this regard and become convinced of the truths enshrined in His words. As the believer grows in his faith and acquires greater depth in his understanding of the teachings of Baha'u'llah, he becomes progressively more assured that the Blessed Beauty "shall guard it [the Universal House of Justice] from error and will protect it under the wing of His sanctity and infallibility".

Adib Taherzadeh, The Child of the Covenant: A Study Guide to the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, p. 378.

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