126 Various Petitions Have Come Before Our Throne From The Believers

concerning laws from God... We have, in consequence, revealed this Holy

Tablet and arrayed it with the mantle of His Law that haply the people may

keep the commandments of their Lord. 98

For a number of years, Baha'u'llah states in one of His Tablets,

petitions reached the Most Holy Presence from various lands begging for

the laws of God, but We held back the Pen ere the appointed time had

come. Not until twenty years from the birth of His Prophetic Mission in

the Siyah-Chal of Tihran had elapsed did Baha'u'llah reveal the

Kitab-i-Aqdas, the Repository of the laws of His Dispensation. Even after

its revelation the Aqdas was withheld by Him for some time before it was

sent to the friends in Persia. This divinely purposed delay in the

revelation of the basic laws of God for this age, and the subsequent

gradual implementation of their provisions, illustrate the principle of

progressive revelation which applies even within the ministry of each


125 Should Anyone Acquire One Hundred Mithqals Of Gold Nineteen Mithqals Thereof Are God's And To Be Rendered Unto Him #97 127 Crimson Spot #100 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail