The Baha'i Faith is the only religion in the world based upon a legal document. That legal document is the sacred Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha. Anyone who purports to be a Baha'i but is found to not be in accordance with every single provision of the Master's Will is in reality not a Baha'i at all, but a fake, a fraud and charlatan.
This is the great great gift today from God to all men: that a simple and short 26 page document should possess such a mighty power and supreme potency such that anyone and everyone who reads its clear message and understands its simple meaning should never deviate even a hair's breadth from the everlasting Covenant of God in this day today.
Thus in clear and explicit language 'Abdu'l-Baha covenants:
"This House of Justice enacteth the laws and the government enforceth them. The legislative body must reinforce the executive, the executive must aid and assist the legislative body so that through the close union and harmony of these two forces, the foundation of fairness and justice may become firm and strong, that all the regions of the world may become even as Paradise itself." (`Abdu'l-Baha: Will and Testament, Page: 15)
Thus any individual, group, or institution that is in opposition to the Executive Branch -- the living Davidic King -- but that claims to be "Baha'i", is not Baha'i at all, but is a liar, a cheat, a fraud and a Covenant-breaker and is to be avoided completely.
Those who claim to have a "Universal House of Justice" but are in opposition to or in rejection of the living President of the Universal House of Justice, the great grandson of 'Abdu'l-Baha, are in opposition to the true Universal House of Justice--they have no Executive branch--therefore, they are the Covenant breakers. They are in violation of the Covenant by being in violation of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha on page 15. In reality, they are in opposition to God (see W&T p. 11). The remedy-AVOID THESE PEOPLE!
"And now, one of the greatest and most fundamental principles of the Cause of God is to shun and avoid entirely the Covenant-breakers, for they will utterly destroy the Cause of God, exterminate His Law and render of no account all efforts exerted in the past."
(`Abdu'l-Baha: Will and Testament, Page: 20)
No Covenant could be clearer than this. There is no excuse for violation. Whether the few who are in leadership positions or the masses who blindly follow them -- none have any excuse for violation. Therefore, in His endless mercy and loving kindness, God has given this Great, this Most Mighty Covenant in the holy document of the sacred Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha so that none should err, so that none should be led astray, so that none should be without guidance, so that all should know the truth and attain unto salvation; for Baha'u'llah is the CHRIST seated upon the throne of David promised and prophesied all throughout the Holy Bible that the whole world is awaiting. In His Covenant He passed this throne of David on to His son, the Crown Prince, 'Abdu'l-Baha making him the infallible center of His Covenant. In the Will and Testament, 'Abdu'l-Baha passes the throne of David on to His sons in the male line of the AGHSAN Presidents of the Baha'i Faith, whom all must accept as the heir to the throne of David and rightful President of the UHJ.
As the Baha'i Covenant is so clear on this obvious and explicit point of how to recognize the true UHJ, the majority followers can read this for themselves, and using their intellects to recognize the Executive Branch, be freed from the captivity and moral slavery of their leaders who know the truth but tell the lie. Thus it has been clearly established:
"The descendant of King David MUST be the President of the Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah so that we can recognize the true UHJ from fakes frauds and imitations."
Thus He has left no room for error. No excuse for deviation. No margin for error. Those who have gone against this have no one to blame but their own selves, for selfish motives have dragged them down into this condition. It is not that they do not know what they do; they are perfectly aware that what they are doing is in opposition to this clear and manifest explicit text; it is that they do it anyway, for selfish motives have dragged them into this condition.
Therefore, for the people to wake up and resurrect to this truth of God's Kingdom, they must not only shun and avoid entirely the corrupt leadership that sits in the seat of violation, usurpation, and covenant breaking; but they must also do more than this! As Shoghi Effendi has explained - they must rededicate themselves to every single provision of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha, the Divine Charter for God's Kingdom on Earth as it is in heaven.
"Dangers, however sinister, must, at no time, dim the radiance of their new-born faith. Strife and confusion, however bewildering, must never befog their vision. Tribulations, however afflictive, must never shatter their resolve. Denunciations, however clamorous, must never sap their loyalty. Upheavals, however cataclysmic, must never deflect their course. The present Plan, embodying the budding hopes of a departed Master, must be pursued, relentlessly pursued, whatever may befall them in the future, however distracting the crises that may agitate their country or the world. Far from yielding in their resolve, far from growing oblivious of their task, they should, at no time, however much buffeted by circumstances, forget that the synchronization of such world-shaking crises with the progressive unfoldment and fruition of their divinely appointed task is itself the work of Providence, the design of an inscrutable Wisdom, and the purpose of an all-compelling Will, a Will that directs and controls, in its own mysterious way, both the fortunes of the Faith and the destinies of men. Such simultaneous processes of rise and of fall, of integration and of disintegration, of order and chaos, with their continuous and reciprocal reactions on each other, are but aspects of a greater Plan, one and indivisible, whose Source is God, whose author is Baha'u'llah, the theater of whose operations is the entire planet, and whose ultimate objectives are the unity of the human race and the peace of all mankind.
Reflections such as these should steel the resolve of the entire Baha'i community, should dissipate their forebodings, and arouse them to rededicate themselves to every single provision of that Divine Charter (the sacred Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha) whose outline has been delineated for them by the pen of Abdu'l-Baha." (Shoghi Effendi: The Advent of Divine Justice, Pages: 72-73)
Thus 'Abdu'l-Baha passed the throne of David on to His only son, who passed it on to His only son, who in turn passed this inheritance of the throne of David on to his only son, the great grandson of 'Abdu'l-Baha.
All people who attain unto this crimson shore are relieved from the burden of sin, from the fall of man, have the opportunity to turn their stumbling block into a steppingstone and join the human race as creatures transformed and transfigured into the spiritual image of God. Love. Justice, Mercy, Generosity, Concord, Fidelity and harmony, taking their rightful place as fellow heirs of the Kingdom of Christ promised in both Old and New Testament sacred scriptures.
All who read the Will and Testament, grasp its import, see it as the fulfillment and continuation of the Everlasting Covenant given to King David in the Bible will be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and this nethermost darksome world will be transformed as well into the eternal paradise of God established on earth as it is in heaven from this time forth and for ever more, the zeal of the Lord of Hosts shall perform this!
Shoghi Effendi has explicitly stated that the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha is the GOD ORDAINED CHARTER for the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven. On page 144 of the World Order of Baha'u'llah, Shoghi Effendi writes:
'Abdu'l-Baha, Who incarnates an institution for which we can find no parallel whatsoever in any of the world's recognized religious systems, may be said to have closed the Age to which He Himself belonged and opened the one in which we are now laboring. His Will and Testament should thus be regarded as the perpetual, the indissoluble link which the mind of Him Who is the Mystery of God has conceived in order to insure the continuity of the three ages that constitute the component parts of the Baha'i Dispensation. The period in which the seed of the Faith had been slowly germinating is thus intertwined both with the one which must witness its efflorescence and the subsequent age in which that seed will have finally yielded its golden fruit.
The creative energies released by the Law of Baha'u'llah, permeating and evolving within the mind of 'Abdu'l-Baha, have, by their very impact and close interaction, given birth to an Instrument which may be viewed as the CHARTER of the New World Order [KINGDOM OF CHRIST] which is at once the glory and the promise of this most great Dispensation. The Will may thus be acclaimed as the inevitable offspring resulting from that mystic intercourse between Him Who communicated the generating influence of His divine Purpose and the One Who was its vehicle and chosen recipient. Being the Child of the Covenant - the Heir of both the Originator and the Interpreter of the Law of God - the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha can no more be divorced from Him Who supplied the original and motivating impulse than from the One Who ultimately conceived it. Baha'u'llah's inscrutable purpose, we must ever bear in mind, has been so thoroughly infused into the conduct of Abdu'l-Baha, and their motives have been so closely wedded together, that the mere attempt to dissociate the teachings of the former from any system which the ideal Exemplar of those same teachings has established would amount to a repudiation of one of the most sacred and basic truths of the Faith.
The Administrative Order, which ever since 'Abdu'l-Baha's ascension has evolved and is taking shape under our very eyes in no fewer than forty countries of the world, may be considered as the framework of the Will itself, the inviolable stronghold wherein this new-born child is being nurtured and developed. This Administrative Order, as it expands and consolidates itself, will no doubt manifest the potentialities and reveal the full implications of this momentous Document - this most remarkable expression of the Will of One of the most remarkable Figures of the Dispensation of Baha'u'llah. It will, as its component parts, its organic institutions, begin to function with efficiency and vigor, assert its claim and demonstrate its capacity to be regarded not only as the nucleus but the very pattern of the New World Order [the Kingdom] destined to embrace in the fullness of time the whole of mankind.
It should be noted in this connection that this Administrative Order [UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE with the DAVIDIC KING as its President, the living Executive Branch] is fundamentally different from anything that any Prophet has previously established, inasmuch as Baha'u'llah has Himself revealed its principles, established its institutions, appointed the person to interpret His Word and conferred the necessary authority on the body designed to supplement and apply His legislative ordinances. Therein lies the secret of its strength, its fundamental distinction, and the guarantee against disintegration and schism.
Nowhere in the sacred scriptures of any of the world's religious systems, nor even in the writings of the Inaugurator of the Babi Dispensation, do we find any provisions establishing a covenant or providing for an administrative order that can compare in scope and authority with those that lie at the very basis of the Baha'i Dispensation. Has either Christianity or Islam, to take as an instance two of the most widely diffused and outstanding among the world's recognized religions, anything to offer that can measure with, or be regarded as equivalent to, either the Book of Baha'u'llah's Covenant or to the Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha? Does the text of either the Gospel or the Qur'an confer sufficient authority upon those leaders and councils that have claimed the right and assumed the function of interpreting the provisions of their sacred scriptures and of administering the affairs of their respective communities? Could Peter, the admitted chief of the Apostles, or the Imam Ali, the cousin and legitimate successor of the Prophet, produce in support of the primacy with which both had been invested written and explicit affirmations from Christ and Muhammad that could have silenced those who either among their contemporaries or in a later age have repudiated their authority and, by their action, precipitated the schisms that persist until the present day?
Where, we may confidently ask, in the recorded sayings of Jesus Christ, whether in the matter of succession or in the provision of a set of specific laws and clearly defined administrative ordinances, as distinguished from purely spiritual principles, can we find anything approaching the detailed injunctions, laws and warnings that abound in the authenticated utterances of both Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha? Can any passage of the Qur'an, which in respect to its legal code, its administrative and devotional ordinances marks already a notable advance over previous and more corrupted Revelations, be construed as placing upon an unassailable basis the undoubted authority with which Muhammad had, verbally and on several occasions, invested His successor? Can the Author of the Babi Dispensation however much He may have succeeded through the provisions of the Persian Bayan in averting a schism as permanent and catastrophic as those that afflicted Christianity and Islam - can He be said to have produced instruments for the safeguarding of His Faith as definite and efficacious as those which must for all time preserve the unity of the organized followers of the Faith of Baha'u'llah?
Alone of all the Revelations gone before it this Faith has, through the explicit directions, the repeated warnings, the authenticated safeguards incorporated and elaborated in its teachings, succeeded in raising a structure which the bewildered followers of bankrupt and broken creeds might well approach and critically examine, and seek, ere it is too late, the invulnerable security of its world-embracing shelter.
No wonder that He Who through the operation of His Will has inaugurated so vast and unique an Order and Who is the Center of so mighty a Covenant should have written these words: "So firm and mighty is this Covenant [the sacred lineage of David continued as the presidents of the UHJ] that from the beginning of time until the present day no religious Dispensation hath produced its like." "Whatsoever is latent in the innermost of this holy cycle," He wrote during the darkest and most dangerous days of His ministry, "shall gradually appear and be made manifest, for now is but the beginning of its growth and the dayspring of the revelation of its signs." "Fear not," are His reassuring words foreshadowing the rise of the Administrative Order established by His Will, "fear not if this Branch be severed from this material world and cast aside its leaves; nay, the leaves thereof shall flourish, for this Branch will grow after it is cut off from this world below, it shall reach the loftiest pinnacles of glory, and it shall bear such fruits as will perfume the world with their fragrance."
To what else if not to the power and majesty which this Administrative Order -- the rudiments of the future all-enfolding Baha'i Commonwealth -- is destined to manifest, can these utterances of Baha'u'llah allude: "The world's equilibrium hath been upset through the vibrating influence of this most great, this new World Order. Mankind's ordered life hath been revolutionized through the agency of this unique, this wondrous System - the like of which mortal eyes have never witnessed."
The Bab Himself, in the course of His references to "Him Whom God will make manifest" anticipates the System and glorifies the World Order which the Revelation of Baha'u'llah is destined to unfold. "Well is it with him," is His remarkable statement in the third chapter of the Persian Bayan, "who fixeth his gaze upon the Order of Baha'u'llah [The Long Awaited CHRIST PROMISED KINGDOM] and rendereth thanks unto his Lord! For He will assuredly be made manifest. God hath indeed irrevocably ordained it in the Bayan."
In the Tablets of Baha'u'llah where the institutions of the International and Local Houses of Justice are specifically designated and formally established; in the institution of the Hands of the Cause of God which first Baha'u'llah and then Abdu'l-Baha brought into being; in the institution of both local and national Assemblies which in their embryonic stage were already functioning in the days preceding Abdu'l-Baha's ascension; in the authority with which the Author of our Faith and the Center of His Covenant have in their Tablets chosen to confer upon them; in the institution of the Local Fund which operated according to Abdu'l-Baha's specific injunctions addressed to certain Assemblies in Persia; in the verses of the Kitab-i-Aqdas the implications of which clearly anticipate the institution of the Guardianship; in the explanation which Abdu'l-Baha, in one of His Tablets, has given to, and the emphasis He has placed upon, the hereditary principle and the law of primogeniture as having been upheld by the Prophets of the past - in these we can discern the faint glimmerings and discover the earliest intimation of the nature and working of the Administrative Order [UHJ with Davidic King as its president] which the Will of Abdu'l-Baha was at a later time destined to proclaim and formally establish. (Shoghi Effendi, WOB, p. 144)
Concerning the GENEALOGY OF BAHA'U'LLAH from King David seated upon David's throne continued in the Presidency of the true UHJ as that Hereditary Principle, Shoghi Effendi goes on to explain:
Divorced from the institution of the Executive Branch [see W&T, p. 12, 14, 15, etc...] the World Order of Baha'u'llah would be mutilated and permanently deprived of that HEREDITARY PRINCIPLE which, as 'Abdu'l-Baha has written, has been invariably upheld by the Law of God (See PSALMS 89, etc...). "In all the Divine Dispensations," He states, in a Tablet addressed to a follower of the Faith in Persia, "the eldest son hath been given extraordinary distinctions. Even the station of prophethood hath been his birthright." Without such an institution-the EXECUTIVE BRANCH of the lineage of DAVID-the integrity of the Faith would be imperiled, and the stability of the entire fabric would be gravely endangered. Its prestige would suffer, the means required to enable it to take a long, an uninterrupted view over a series of generations would be completely lacking, and the necessary guidance to define the sphere of the legislative action of its elected representatives would be totally withdrawn. (Shoghi Effendi, WOB, p. 148)
Severed from the no less essential institution of the Universal House of Justice-recognized by the fact that the living Davidic King is its President and member for life of that body [see W&T, p. 14]-this same System of the Will of 'Abdu'l-Baha would be paralyzed in its action and would be powerless to fill in those gaps which the Author of the Kitab-i-Aqdas has deliberately left in the body of His legislative and administrative ordinances.
(Shoghi Effendi, WOB, p. 148)
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Sing the praises to God of the Hosannas in the Highest, for NO COVENANT is clearer than this! No document more majestic and glaringly simple than this! No religion in the world easier to understand and see the truth of than this! No Covenant designed for the unity of mankind, in the name and authority of God the Father who purposed the Son to give his very own life and soul for the proclamation and establishment of this Kingdom other than this. Yea, verily this IS God's Kingdom and there is NO OTHER!
Happy are we, rejoicing are we, transformed are we, elated are we, that have been transported from the this gloomy world of war, poverty, diseases and famine in the everlasting realms of paradise on earth, raptured to the all highest heaven whilst still connected to these mortal frames in the NAME OF GOD and of His Christ. In the footsteps and path of Jesus! Bearing his cross, doing the work of the Father, singing His praises, for all the world shall praise Him and in this COVENANT ALONE are all the people of the world at last redeemed!
Praise be to God for allowing you to surf through this website for enshrined herein, is BOTH PROPHECY FULFILLED and the paradise of His Kingdom come down and rightly established by LAW, ordinance, and teaching for ever on earth as it is in heaven.
Judge aright and be not of the foolish and the wayward and the unbelieving. For as YOU JUDGE so shall you be judged. For NOW is the JUDGEMENT DAY of all mankind!
"Enter in through her gates, O my people, QUICKLY! For gates of OPPORTUNITY QUICKLY CLOSE!"
The Catastrophe is upon us Now!
Investigate now before it is too late.