Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June 24th in Baha'i History

Feast of Rahmat - Mercy

1926 - Birth of Enoch Olinga, Hand of the Cause of God and Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for British Cameroon. Pictured Above.

1936 - A Faith born of God and guided by His Divine and all-pervasive spirit cannot but finally triumph and firmly establish itself, no matter how persistent and insidious the forces with which it has to contend.

Letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi, dated June 24, 1936 (Compilations, NSA USA - Developing Distinctive Baha'i Communities)

1947 - "Our belief in Christ, as Bahá'ís, is so firm, so unshakable and so exalted in nature that very few Christians are to be found now-a-days who love Him and reverence Him and have the faith in Him that we have. It is only from the dogmas and creeds of the churches that we dissociate ourselves; not from the spirit of Christianity.

(From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to the Bahá'ís of Vienna, June 24, 1947)(Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 159)

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