A True Baha'i
A student of the modern methods of the higher criticism asked 'Abdu'l-Baha
if he would do well to continue in the church with which he had been
associated all his life, and whose language was full of meaning to him.
'Abdu'l-Baha answered: You must not dissociate yourself from it. Know
this; the Kingdom of God is not in any Society; some seekers go through
many Societies as a traveller goes through many cities till he reach his
destination. If you belong to a Society already do not forsake your
brothers. You can be a Baha'i-Christian, a Baha'i-Freemason, a Baha'i-Jew,
a Baha'i-Muhammadan. The number nine contains eight, and seven, and all
the other numbers, and does not deny any of them. Do not distress or deny
anyone by saying 'He is not a Baha'i!' He will be known by his deeds.
There are no secrets among Baha'is; a Baha'i does not hide anything.
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