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The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 2)

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Germany (Bahá’í-Verlag), 1985 edition
  • Pages:
  • 133
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Pages 90-91

Letter of 22 October 1949

22 October 1949
To the Spiritual Assembly of Bergstrasse
Dear Bahá’í Friends:
Your letter dated March 27, has been received by our beloved Guardian, as well as the report of the activities of your Assembly, and he thanks you for sending him this information.
He, likewise, wishes to thank Mr. Adolf Lorey for his letter to him of July 30, enclosing a newspaper clipping concerning Sohrab.
He feels your Assembly, wisely and lovingly, must guide the friends to a firmer grasp of both the independent nature of our glorious Faith and the need to study and uphold its Administrative Order.
To continue to be a member of the church places a Bahá’í in an insincere position—for we believe the Christ has come again, in Bahá’u’lláh, and that all His promises have been gloriously fulfilled. No church would tolerate one of its members believing such a thing, for the church is still blindly waiting the second coming. Therefore it is obvious why the Bahá’ís must leave the church, they are not leaving Christ, but rather rallying to His support in the new day of His coming.
Also, he feels your Assembly should obey and work with the National Assembly in the greatest love and harmony. The past must be forgotten, and all the believers concentrate, unitedly on the spread of the Faith and strengthening its administration.
He will pray for you all, and for the success of your work. With Bahá’í love
[From the Guardian:]
May the Almighty, Whose Faith you are serving with zeal, constancy and devotion, bless you and your dear collaborators, remove 91 all obstacles from your path, and enable you to win great and memorable victories for His Faith and its institutions,
Your true brother,