Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March 11th in Baha'i History

1936 - the Guardian pens "The Unfoldment of World Civilization" which appears in
World Order of Baha'u'llah pages 161-206

(Misc Baha'i, Chronology of Major Letters of the Guardian)

A passage from that work:

That the forces of irreligion, of a purely materialistic philosophy, of unconcealed paganism have been unloosed, are now spreading, and, by consolidating themselves, are beginning to invade some of the most powerful Christian institutions of the western world, no unbiased observer can fail to admit. That these institutions are becoming increasingly restive, that a few among them are already dimly aware of the pervasive influence of the Cause of Bahá'u'lláh, that they will, as their inherent strength deteriorates and their discipline relaxes, regard with deepening dismay the rise of His New World Order, and will gradually determine to assail it, that such an opposition will in turn accelerate their decline, few, if any, among those who are attentively watching the progress of His Faith would be inclined to question.

(From a letter dated 11 March 1936 to the Bahá'ís of the West, published in "The World Order of Bahá'u'lláh: Selected Letters", pp. 180-81)

(Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol II, p. 144)

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