The Purpose Of The One True God Exalted

The Purpose of the one true God, exalted be His glory, in revealing

Himself unto men is to lay bare those gems that lie hidden within the mine

of their true and inmost selves. That the divers communions of the earth,

and the manifold systems of religious belief, should never be allowed to

foster the feelings of animosity among men, is, in this Day, of the

essence of the Faith of God and His Religion. These principles and laws,

these firmly-established and mighty systems, have proceeded from one

Source, and are the rays of one Light. That they differ one from another

is to be attributed to the varying requirements of the ages in which they

were promulgated.

Gird up the loins of your endeavor, O people of Baha, that haply the

tumult of religious dissension and strife that agitateth the peoples of

the earth may be stilled, that every trace of it may be completely

obliterated. For the love of God, and them that serve Him, arise to aid

this most sublime and momentous Revelation. Religious fanaticism and

hatred are a world-devouring fire, whose violence none can quench. The

Hand of Divine power can, alone, deliver mankind from this desolating


The utterance of God is a lamp, whose light is these words: Ye are the

fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another

with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship. He Who

is the Day Star of Truth beareth Me witness! So powerful is the light of

unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. The one true God, He Who

knoweth all things, Himself testifieth to the truth of these words.

Exert yourselves that ye may attain this transcendent and most sublime

station, the station that can ensure the protection and security of all

mankind. This goal excelleth every other goal, and this aspiration is the

monarch of all aspirations. So long, however, as the thick clouds of

oppression, which obscure the day star of justice, remain undispelled, it

would be difficult for the glory of this station to be unveiled to men's


Consort with all men, O people of Baha, in a spirit of friendliness and

fellowship. If ye be aware of a certain truth, if ye possess a jewel, of

which others are deprived, share it with them in a language of utmost

kindliness and good-will. If it be accepted, if it fulfil its purpose,

your object is attained. If any one should refuse it, leave him unto

himself, and beseech God to guide him. Beware lest ye deal unkindly with

him. A kindly tongue is the lodestone of the hearts of men. It is the

bread of the spirit, it clotheth the words with meaning, it is the

fountain of the light of wisdom and understanding....

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