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Finally, the judgment has to do with God’s Promised One. God sends His Promised One into the world and how the people treat him and what they think of him is their judgment of themselves. He is like a mirror and what they see is only a reflection of themselves. As it says in 2nd Samuel 22:26-28: “With the loyal thou dost show thyself loyal; with the blameless man thou dost show thyself blameless; with the pure thou dost show thyself pure, and with the crooked thou dost show thyself perverse. Thou dost deliver a humble people, but thy eyes are upon the haughty to bring them down.” Everyone’s salvation is in their own hands; it is between them and God only. The judgment of their relationship to God is through the presence of God on earth in His Promised One; that is, through whether or not, and to what degree, they believe in him. (Dr. Leland Jensen, Revelation Explained, Chapter 11 verse 18)

The Temple is the shekinah, the presence of God. What is being said here is that the only place in this whole, wide world where this presence of God can be found is where the Lamb reestablishes the Universal House of Justice in its childhood form, the second International Baha'i Council. In the Baha’i faith, when we live the life, teach His Cause and are firm in the Covenant, we receive the bounty of the Holy Spirit. This is the presence of God, or “Shekinah.” However, if any one of these is cut off, then the Holy Spirit is cut off. The so-called “mainstream Baha’is” broke the Covenant when they did away with the executive branch. Therefore, they do not have the “Shekinah” (the presence of God). Thus, they are cut off from the bounty of the Holy Spirit, which is spiritual death. When they die the physical death they will be DEAD-DEAD. (Dr. Leland Jensen, Revelation Explained, Chapter 21 verse 22)

And this is the judgment, that the light [Baha’i] has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light [Baha’i], because their deeds were evil. For every one who does evil hates the light [Baha’i Covenant], and does not come to the light [Baha’i Covenant], lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does what is true comes to the light [Baha’i], that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been wrought in God. (John 3:19-21 RSV)

EPISODES IN THE HISTORY OF THE COVENANT (Waqay-i-Tarikhiyyih dar ‘Ahd wa Mithaq-i-Ilahi) --Shoghi Effendi-TO THE FRIENDS OF THE ANCIENT BEAUTY, the compatriots of the Greatest Name in the sacred country of Iran (Persia)--May they study this Communication! O ye Tested Ones! O ye seeking to draw nigh! May my being and what my Lord hath vouchsafed unto me be a sacrifice unto Thee and to Thy steadfastness! I swear by the righteousness of God! The ABHA Beauty, with the denizens of the sacred chambers in the AllHighest paradise on His right hand, and the sanctified angels and cherubim from the MostGlorious retreats on His left, send Thee greetings, praise Thy deeds and actions, and glory in Thy steadfastness, the immensity of Thy love and the greatness of Thy loyalty to this MostAwesome, Most-Transcendent Cause! O Friends! Do ye not hear the acclamation of the Concourse on High and, above them, the King of Grandeur and majesty beyond the All-Glorious Tabernacle, calling to Thee in these words: “O Concourse of My loved ones and My trusted ones! Ye are the chosen in My land! * Ye are the inheritors of My Kingdom! Ye are the protectors of My Cause. Ye are steadfast on My Path. Ye seek to unravel My Mysteries. Ye seek to spread abroad My Law, and to unfurl My Banner. † Ye proclaim the glad tidings of My sanctified and all-pervasive Sovereignty, which is still hidden from the eyes of mankind. “Upon Thee, O My loved ones, be My gracious greetings and My loving providence and a myriad salutations and praise, for thou hast been steadfast in My Covenant, have laid firm hold of My Sure Firm Handle (Urvat’ul-Vuthqa), dispersed the ranks of Mine enemies, wert utterly detached of any one save Me and because ye went forward, accepting with Thy bodies and Thy Spirits the arrows of My tribulations and Divine Decree. Thou hast cast away the covering veil from off the countenance of My Cause. Thou art raising up the edifices to My glory and to My Might; ye are implementing the provisions of My Book (Kitab-i‘Ahd) and are expounding the hidden mysteries of My Shari’ah (the provisions of the sacred Will and Testament (W&T) of ‘Abdu’l-Baha). At all times, ye have sought assistance in My Name, the All-Subduing, the Omnipotent, the AllEffulgent, the Transcendent and the Peerless. “O ye candles of My love in My realm! O ye the banners of My glory and victory in My lands! Be ye truly steadfast in My Cause, for I am truly powerful when I lay hold in divine punishment and I am strong in retribution. ‡ I shall aid Thee as I *

Le-land. The Divine Standard: the Genealogy of Baha’u’llah. See ‡ “And God Loves those who are firm and steadfast” (Q, 3:146); “If any one resists God, verily God is severe in Punishment” (Q. 59:4); “For God is Exalted, and Lord of Retribution” (Q. 5:98 & 7:167); “For He is Full of Strength, Strict in Chastisement” (Q. 40:22). †


aided Thee in the past. Verily, I shalt fulfill Thy aspirations by virtue of Mine Omnipotence, which penetrateth all throughout the earth. Behold! The dawn of victory hath appeared. Be patient, as I am patient!” O ye assisters of the Cause of God! The Center of Covenant-breaking, the Pivot of dissension, after a period of forty years, during which time, he had lain in a corner in his nethermost state of humiliation, having witnessed, in forty territories, the lights of divine confirmation descending, eventually, with an empty hand and with a heart full of sighs, returned unto his abode, disappointed, in perdition, and in a sorry state. * The Great Branch was transformed into the Most Great Firewood! † One can see him in the nethermost region; the rod of divine chastisement and wrath, as wielded by the All-Subduing Avenger, hath laid hold of him. ‡ This is what our Master had warned openly and privily. Exalted Exalted indeed are the promises contained in His truth-bearing, holy and wondrous utterances! He, as the Ancient Beauty--glorified be His Greatest Name--hath said: “If but a moment he turneth away, he shalt become utterly non-existent,” hath now, outwardly, become non-being. He hath now gone unto the depths of the earth. Where now is he and his conspiratorial adjutants, his falsifying ambassadors, his lying lieutenants, his tremulous followers, who were wont to travel in the lands many a year, who sought in vain to extinguish the light of God with the breathings of their mouths § and who purposed to attack the sanctity of God’s Covenant with their their ingrained hatreds and malice? What evil they did conceive! What atrociousness they perpetrated! Their efforts were brought to naught. Their company was dispersed. Their aspirations met with utter despondency. Their foundations have been destroyed. None have they to aid them. ** God’s decree came upon them and made them join those who are lost. Even their mention will become non-existent, and their traces will vanish. Ye shalt hear no voice, nor any whisper of them. God will make of them a thing utterly forgotten. O ye steadfast lovers of the Ancient Beauty! Ponder awhile. Reflect deeply on the evidences of divine ascendancy and the penetrating power of His might, which is most extraordinary and amazing. Consider most profoundly the events and the vicissitudes of this Great Cause. Recall its *

Referring to this event, the Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, sent the following cablegram to the Baha’is of America on that same day: “The Hand of Omnipotence has removed the archbreaker of Baha’u’llah’s Covenant, his hopes shattered, his plottings frustrated, the society of his fellow-conspirators extinguished. God’s triumphant Faith forges on, its unity unimpaired, its purpose unsullied, its stability unshaken. Such a death calls for neither exultation nor recrimination, but evokes overwhelming pity at so tragic a downfall unparalleled in religious history.” The “Center of Sedition” Mirza Muhammad-‘Ali, the half-brother of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the Arch-breaker of the Covenant, died on the 20th of December, 1937 (See David S. Ruhe, Door of Hope, p. 117, footnote #3) and Teherzadeh’s The Covenant of Baha’u’llah and The Child of the Covenant for more. † “The Ghusn-i-Akbar (Great Branch, Mirza Muhammad-‘Ali) became the Hatam-i-Akbar (the Most Great Firewood)” when he turned against ‘Abdu’l-Baha. See Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha fore more. ‡ “The Hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire: no helper wilt thou find for them” (Q. 4:145); “O Prophet! Strive hard against the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell--an evil refuge (indeed)” (Q. 66:9). “Yet the rod with which I can chastise the wicked is grievous, and the fierceness of Mine anger against them terrible” (GL: CLIII). § “Fain would they extinguish God’s light with their mouths, but God will not allow but that His light should be perfected, even though the unbelievers abhor it so” (Q. 61:8 and 9:32). ** “The Hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire: no helper wilt thou find for them” (Q. 4:145).


past events and stages. What great difficulties came to pass since its inception (in Persia the “cradle of the faith” and) from the horizon of that great land: full of turmoil and tribulation! What violent assaults, what forceful attacks, were perpetrated against its beauteous Body by friend and foe! From the beginning of the Divine Theophany in the “year sixty” * until our day, this Incomparable Tree, which the Hand of Divine Power hath planted in the garden of the World, hath been encompassed by such troubles, been beaten upon by such storms, and assaulted by such whirlwinds, that their like is unheard of and unrecorded in any history whatever! In the beginning, the wicked divines unfurled the banner of the Most Great Animosity, misled the unjust and ignorant nation and motivated the masses to perform infinite assaults and aggressions against the Faith of God. From another corner, the pillars of the oppressive Qajar government unleashed the hand of pillage against it, and inflicted upon the sacred realities and institutions of the Wronged One (Mathlum) great injuries. That government suspended the sinless and holy Body of Its Herald (the Bab) in the air, and with the bullets of hatred and rancor, lacerated His luminous breast and caused twenty thousand of His followers to drink the chalice of martyrdom. † In yet another part, the Ottoman Sultan (‘Abdu’l-‘Aziz), the pivot of the Caliphate, joined forces with the earlier most inveterate enemy (Aqasi and the Qajars), and imprisoned the Divine Lawgiver (Baha’u’llah). They banished Him from land to land until, eventually, He was exiled to the “Most Desolate City” (Akka). For forty years, they made Him drink the poison of every tribulation. In 'Iraq, in Constantinople, in the Land of Mystery and in the Most Great Prison, such wrong and oppression was permitted against Him, that the like of it hath not been seen by the eye of creation or heard by the ear of all the nations! The heads of government and the masses of the people aided each other, and, for ninety years, in its homeland, in neighboring territories and here in the Holy Land, with all their power, girded up their loins to extinguish this light, to disperse this assemblage, destroy this divine Foundation and belittle and cast aspersion on this Sacred Name. They never rested until the Lightning of wrath took them and the winds of perdition came upon them. They fell and were hurled from the heights of glory and power to the nether reaches of humiliation and degradation. The hands of the divines, in the words of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the Center of the Covenant of the Self-Subsisting and Living God, lost their authority and their degradation became apparent. In His own words: “This glory shall be turned into the most abject abasement, and this pomp and might converted into the most complete subjugation. Their palaces will be transformed into prisons, and the course of their ascendant star terminate in the depths of the pit. Laughter and merriment will vanish, nay more, the voice of their weeping will be raised.” ‡


The “year 60”: 1260 AH/1844 AD. See The Dawnbreakers, pp. 506-517 for a description concerning the episode of the martyrdom of the Bab from multiple original sources. All told 10,000 Babis and 20,000 Baha’is were martyred throughout the years of 1844 to 1921. ‡ ‘Abdu’l-Baha, cf. Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 90. †


The Qajar dynasty was uprooted. Its chain of succession was broken. Its star set forever. * The blood-spilling monarch (Nasir’d-Din Shah), who suspended the Most pure, the Most sinless Temple of Divine Meekness (the Bab) and who directed bullets of hatred against His Holy Chest, was hurled to the nethermost abyss, and his family and grandchildren are scattered all over the world. The evil ‘Abdu’l-Hamid, who afflicted the Wronged One and His Glorious Branch in the Most Great Prison with all manner of troubles--he himself was ensnared in turmoil and was dethroned, jailed and extinguished. In a short time, the foundations of the Ottoman Empire were shaken and the Caliphate terminated. The Sultanate became a Republic. Ancient glory changed into palpable dishonor. Our God, the All-Glorious Lord spoke in truth. May His utterance remain exalted, He saith: “O concourse of divines! Because of you the people were abased, and the banner of Islam was hauled down, and its mighty throne subverted.” O ye loved ones of His Holiness ‘Abdu’l-Baha! The collapse of the mighty Caliphate, the destruction of the foundations of the Sultanate, the abrogation of the Islamic Laws, the abolishment of the Shar’'at courts in Constantinople, the separation of state from religion in Turkey, the humiliation of the divines of the Faith of the Prophet, the Chief of the Apostles of God--upon His Self be a myriad salutations and praise!--and all that will come to pass in the future (and has now come to pass) in the neighboring lands upon the wicked divines, whether pertaining unto the Shi’i or Sunni sects--all of the above are the direct spiritual consequences of the conspicuous injustices perpetrated by those twin perfidious monarchs, who were the supporters of the divines in those twin countries. In the Surah revealed for Amin (Suriy-i-Amin) these exalted words have descended: “

O concourse of Islam! Verily, Muhammad, the Apostle of God, wept sore by reason of your wrong doings, for ye followed your vain desires and turned away from sure guidance. Ere long, ye will see the consequences of your deeds. ‘For my Lord is as a Guardian on a watchtower’” (Q. 89:14; Is. 21:8; Hab. 2:1) O Concourse of Baha! Consider and reflect! The enemies of the Cause of Jesus Christ--May my spirit be a sacrifice to the wrongs He suffered!--who were the primary instigators and the real cause of the martyrdom of that Sinless Soul, although they acted against Christ, that Peerless Beauty, for only a limited number of days and encircled and captured Him, yet with what a humiliation those enemies were afflicted! The Emperor of Rome embarked on an attack against these enemies and turned the glorious House of Worship of that Faith, the exalted Temple, to dust! Jerusalem was utterly destroyed and the poor nation was to endure a scattering throughout the earth. It is well nigh two thousand years that the Israelites, as a consequence of this enormous injustice, have been writhing with great sufferings, and have been scattered in Diaspora and spread throughout. Yet now, in This All-Glorious Century, this gracious Dispensation, the scroll of their humiliation is at an end, and their requital is completed. As a result of the


The Qajar Dynasty was formally terminated by declaration of the National Consultative Assembly in October, 1925. See Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar and the Iranian Monarchy 1831-1896, by Abbas Amanat and Resurrection and Renewal by the same author, for more.


overshadowing beneficence of the Divine Teachings, the ancient glories will be restored unto them (as has become now more apparent since 1948). * Again, ponder with discernment: although the enemies of Christ were engaged only a mere few years in opposition and antagonism, yet they were afflicted with such a great degradation for twenty centuries! Howbeit, in this Supreme Theophany and Most Excellent religious Cycle, which is the glory of all past ages and centuries, what will be visited upon its enemies, who, for seventy years, have inflicted such unheard of sufferings upon the Blessed Beauty, His Herald, and His Most Great, Most Honored Branch. What retribution will befall them in the realm of the visible! My pen truly trembles at its attempt to even refer to what shall befall the oppressors! My heart truly cries over them for their degradations, their sufferings and all that will transpire in this transcendent, this luminous, this Great Dispensation! Let me resume my theme. In truth, the Divines, the rulers and the kings, each according to their part, attacked the Faith of the Wronged One of the World from all sides. They endeavored mightily to shed the blood of the meek ones of the earth through murder and the banishment and exile of the Founders of this clearly Divine Cause. But, it should be evident that these assaults and attacks, though ferocious and violent in their own right, what transpired within the Community of the followers of the One God, as a result of the deeds of those who claimed adherence and affection unto it, and even by persons related unto the Holy Tree, who had branched forth from the Sacred Plant, were many times and many categories greater and more virulent when compared to the assaults emanating from outside the Faith from the external foes who held the reins of power. A person related to the Divine Tree, honored with being a brother (Mirza Yahya) of the Supreme Manifestation of God, whose mention was recorded in many a communication from the Pen of the Point of the Bayan--May the Spirit of all beings be a sacrifice unto His true lovers!--he, who was a Mirror of the Babi Dispensation, who was to obtain a faint glimmer of the Splendor of Sinai, whose care was entrusted, by the decree of the Bab, to the Ancient Beauty, Baha’u’llah-May the spirits of all those near unto God be a sacrifice to His Sovereignty!--and who, for a certain number of years, was, at the behest of the Life-Giver of the world, a person for the Babis to turn to and to refer to--such a person denied and waxed proud. He arose to oppose. He did such wrongs and inflicted such cruelty that no pen is able to depict them and no paper can bear their narration! He (Yahya) perpetrated such an assault, and he caused the drinking of such a poison that no eye hath witnessed it, nor no ear hath heard. In Adrianople, he caused such a great convulsion and tumult that he was able to shake the faith of a small number and cause them to wander lost. He was able to cheer up the inveterate enemies, and to give hope to the sect of Karim Khan. The Concourse on High shed tears of blood because of his wrongdoing and the Party of the Faithful and steadfast ones heaved a sigh of lamenting. The earthquakes of the day of Wrath, as predicted *

In a Tablet revealed to the Jewish Community in the Orient in 1897, the Master wrote: “Moreover, materially as well (as spiritually), the Israelites will all gather in the Holy Land. This is irrefutable prophecy, for the ignominy which Israel has suffered for well-nigh twenty-five hundred years will now be changed into eternal glory, and in the eyes of all, the Jewish people will become glorified to such an extent as to draw the jealousy of its enemies and the envy of its friends” (Baha’i News, No. 250, Dec. 1951, p. 5).


in the Tablet of Nasir (Lawh-i-Nasir Qazvini), came to be fulfilled and the tremors of the Afflictive Period made their effects felt. The wasting blasts blew and, for a time, the Sun of the Heaven of Truth was eclipsed by his hatred. The Star of the Heaven of Divinity was momentarily veiled by the clouds of his rancor. He caused Baha’u’llah to drink such a poison of suffering that His Tongue of Divine Grandeur revealed this heart-rending utterance in one of His Tablets: “I wish I had been non-existent and My Mother had not borne Me! I swear by God! If any one were to become cognizant of what befell, He would assuredly seek to dwell in the wilderness and would flee from anyone seeking his company. Furthermore, He would not eat anything, until at last he would give his life as a ransom for love of this incandescent and Luminous Beauty! All that hath appeared externally is not anything in my sight that I should mention it. Rather, what hath befallen Me inside--this is that which the Concourse of Heaven cannot bear. The entirety of existence cannot bear it either. I swear I cannot mention even a letter of it, for if I were to reveal a letter thereof, all the heavens and the earth will be cloven asunder!” Also in the Tablet of the Dove (Qasidiy-i-‘Izz-Varqa’iyyih), these two verses disclose His sufferings and tragedies: “My tears, when flowing, are indeed the real Flood of Noah. The burning of My heart is indeed what reminds one of the Abrahamic Fire Jacob suffered; the least of My sorrows and all that befell Job is but part of My sufferings!” Soon after, another assault was launched against the Temple of the Cause of the All-Beneficent Lord by one who claimed to be a believer and who was related to the Beauty of the Merciful God. The tornado of tests blew fiercely again, and the dust clouds of Covenant-Breaking were upraised. In the Prison of the Quickener of the World, he who arose following the Setting of the Sun of Pre-existence, the Most Great Convulsion came to pass. A son (Mirza Muhammad-‘Ali), amongst the sons of Baha’u’llah, the Ancient Beauty, who, for many a year, had drunk the milk of divine providence from the breast of loving-kindness, who had grown up in the cradle of Divine Overseeing, who had been described and known as the Ghusn-i-Akbar (the Great Branch) who had been explicitly referred to in the Book of the Covenant (Kitab-i-‘Ahd) and in the Scroll of the Divine Testament, to whom Baha’u’llah had referred to with these honorific and special words: “We have chosen el-Akbar (the Great Branch) after the el-A’zam (after ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the Most Great Branch)”--such a person broke the Divine Covenant! The fire of his envy burned with an amazing conflagration. He got hold of the axe of hatred and used it against the roots of the Blessed Tree. He brought about joy and exultation amongst the disfigured Yahya community and also brought about happiness and a fresh excitement amongst the despairing enemies of former times. He caused the Stainless Spirit of God to be hurt in the All-Highest Paradise and engulfed all the denizens of the cities of eternity in sorrow, wailing and lamenting. He besmirched the name of this Most Holy Faith with the stains of calumniation and


obloquy. A new upheaval was enacted. He caused the Joseph * of Baha to again be imprisoned. He engaged continually in perversion of the Words of God. He created misgivings continuously and spread letters of hellfire to all parts, night and day. He tore apart the veil of decorum and modesty. He ignited a heart-burning fire in the heart of the oppressed Baha’is. The most pure, the most gentle heart of the Center of the Covenant melted as a result of his wrongdoing. He used to weep all the while from his pain and lamentations. In numerous Tablets, and diverse prayers, the Pen of the Covenant hath continually moved in description of His sorrows caused by that Breaker of the Covenant of the Luminary of all the World, some of which will be mentioned here: “So much was I afflicted with sorrow that I spent all night in wailing and communing with God. So intense was the fever created by My pain, that, in the morning, a most strange effect was visible on My face from the burn. It became obvious to Me that My pain hath afflicted My liver so that some of its consequence was visible on My face.” (‘Abdu’l-Baha) † Now, O ye who seek to discover the secrets of the Divine! O ye who support the Cause of the All-Merciful God! Ponder a little. These afflictive difficulties, these successive assaults, these awesome disturbances, these various tribulations, these internal rebellions, all of which descended upon the Cause of God from the beginning of the Divine Revelation, and continuing for over ninety years, and inflicted upon it by both acquaintances and adversaries alike--did any of these at all create a breach in this mighty edifice, this immovable fortress? Could any of these create a disruption or confounding of the foundations of the Shari’ah (W&T) of God? Nay, I swear by the Lord of Might! Dissension did not lead unto schisms. Those seeking rebellion and separatism did not succeed in creating obliteration and dissolution. Although certain of those who would fain have recognized the radiance of the Sinaic Splendor did faint away and die; though certain important pillars of this Edifice self-destructed and the majority of the Aghsan, ‡ the offshoots of the Tree that belongeth neither to the East nor to the West, did fall upon the dust of degradation and cut themselves off from the Trunk of the Divine Lote-Tree--yet, despite all of this, the foundation of this Temple was unshaken and unaffected. The Divine Tree could be--and can never be--uprooted. Deadly toxin could never--and can never--poison the Fountainhead of this Most Precious Cause! The blasting gales could never afflict this Incomparable Plant. The most incisive sword could not cleave asunder the united assemblage created by God. The most ferocious winds failed to quench the Resplendent Candle. Every fair one will testify, and every discerning one will confess to this verity! In past cycles, internal differences, religious disputes, partisan argumentations and antagonisms-all would immediately result in permanent schisms and abiding denominations, and would *

This comparison of the Master, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, to the youngest son of Jacob is made with regard to the envy and jealousy of Joseph’s brothers described in detail in both the Qur’anic and the Biblical accounts. See Louis Ginzberg, Legends of the Jews, for more. † For a more detailed account of the rebellion of Muhammad-‘Ali against ‘Abdu’l-Baha see God Passes By, pp. 246249. ‡ Save ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Aghsan-son Mason Remey.


eventuate in big breaches in the foundations of the divine Edifice. Then the primal oneness would be lost. The Cause initiated by God would be destroyed and its efficacy enfeebled. But in this Supreme Revelation, this most consummate and complete Dispensation, despite a current of tribulations and a succession of troubles and calamities and the occurrence of unheard of difficulties, the Faith of God was providentially vouchsafed protection from those ailments which impinged upon previous Religions. Consider carefully: after the Martyrdom of His Holiness, the Spirit of God (Jesus) and His Ascension to the Supreme Concourse, the divergences of opinion amongst the disciples generated dissensions and all these disputes were progenitors of great schisms among the concourse of Christ’s followers. Gradually these breaches intensified. The quarrels and conflicts reached a crescendo and ever newer sects and denominations came to be created. The leading men of the Oriental and Occidental Churches upraised the banners of revolt against each other. The Religion of God became divided into fissiparous sects. They were all adrift and in dispersion. All these divisions persist unto our day. Again: At the commencement of Islam, immediately after the Sinless and Pure Spirit of His Holiness, the seal of the Prophets, Muhammad--upon Him be the choicest salutation and praise!- ascended from amongst His companions, a grievous difference occurred relating to that most fundamental of their beliefs, that is, relating to the matter of succession and viceregency. This difference led to the formation of factions. These schisms generated numerous parties, denominations, and sects. The passage of time did not assuage the intensity of these differences and nothing could impede the permanence of lasting denominationalism and schism. However in this wondrous Dispensation, which, in all aspects, is to be distinguished from the past Shari’ahs and religions, even though more than ninety years have elapsed since the Effulgent Luminary (of Baha’u’llah) arose in Persia, and in spite of fearful events, mighty afflictions, the apostasy of those related to the Sacred Tree itself and the revolt of some pillars of the Community, yet, by virtue of most decisive Texts, the most firm admonitions and warnings, as revealed by God, the existence of unequivocal, incontrovertible, and firm testaments, the specific appointment and identification of an adjudicator who would act as the authoritative interpreter and expounder of God’s Holy Words--as a result of all this, the Unity of the Divine Faith proved unassailable and the enemies were all brought to extinction and defeat. The sacred institutions and holy ordinances--all remained sacrosanct from the stain and spoliation of the rebellious and recalcitrant. Differences and disturbances, which are the essential prerequisites and sine qua non of growth and evolution within the Body of the Cause, did not, unlike in the past, result in the disjunction and fracture of the Temple of the Cause. All those difficulties were transformed by God into mechanisms for the purification of its vesture, strengthening of its constituent elements, and the discarding of unhealthy and insalubrious entities from the Community of the People of Baha. Even though diversity (ikhtilaf) in the Faith of Him Who vouchsafeth secret Bounties is bound to happen in all ages, yet the absence of dissection and schism in the company of the followers of the Light of the World is a distinguishing characteristic of this Luminous Cause and one of the particularities of this Glorious Dispensation. Where is the misbegotten Karim and his 8

colleagues? Where is to be found Azal (Yahya) and his followers? Where is the Arch-breaker, his friends and cohorts? Where are their futile plans? Where are their degraded associations? Where are their false promises? Whither are their vain conspiracies? Where is gone their evervanishing and transient power? All their hopes were brought to naught. All their deeds were of no avail. The angels of retribution beat upon their mouths and hurled them all into the midmost fire. Their story remaineth as a lesson for those observers who have a clear vision. Nothing hath remained in the kingdom of God except the lights that radiate from His luminous and incandescent Countenance and the traces and effects of His All-Conquering All-Pervasive, AllPotent Faith. O ye who seek to praise the Greatest Name! This precious and beloved Faith of God is held firmly in the grasp of the One Who is the Luminary of All Existence; and the Concourse of the People of Baha are held in the protective hand of the Absolute, the All-Possessing One! His Unseen Hand worketh ever more. All earthly turmoil and revolution is but the start of the proclamation of the Divine Shari’ah (of the Book of the Covenant and the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha). The rays emanating from the heaven of confirmation are truly dazzling and the signs of the grandeur of the Cause evident far and near. This Day is that fearful aforementioned Day of Separation--the Day of Great Dividing *--and all things declare the glad tidings of the Golden Age of the Cycle of the Lord of Destiny. A discerning eye is essential if one wisheth to behold the lights of this Day and to assimilate and appreciate these heretofore unknown verities. Who can flee from His Sovereignty? Who can escape from His Authority? Who can fail not to be conquered by His Victory? The events and vicissitudes of the first Baha’i Century are the pivotal points for drawing lessons in relation to future events. They are the clear mirror for seeing the future transpire. Consider again: After the passing of our kind Father, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the Center of the Covenant-may My spirit be a sacrifice to His lovers!--certain degraded, vain and unfaithful ones, among them their chief, the Great Raven, the Redolent Droplet, the miserable Avarih--what an uproar they caused! What foul noises were raised by them! What senseless ravings were disseminated by them! What plottings were conceived by them! What staunch efforts they exerted in order that the Sacred Cord of the Divine Testament be broken apart and a breach be created in the divine Guardianship, so that they might be able to accomplish what the wicked groups of the past failed to achieve. But God did cut off their tongue. And soon will God cause them to join the company of those who acted unjustly in the past and waxed vainglorious. Then they will learn their true abode! † *

See Qur’an 44:40, 77:13 and 78:17. “So shall you know that the LORD of Hosts has sent me to you. Who has despised the day of small things? He shall rejoice when he sees Zerubbabel [“the man whose name is the BRANCH (Aghsan)] holding the stone called Separation” (Zechariah 4:10 NEB). † “To the Honored Members of the Baha’i National Spiritual Assemblies throughout the West. My dear fellowworkers: With feelings of burning indignation I find myself impelled to acquaint you with various events that have recently transpired in Persia. Though in their immediate effect these happenings may prove gravely disquieting to the followers of the Faith in Persia and elsewhere, yet they cannot but eventually contribute to the strengthening and purification of the Cause we steadfastly love and serve. I refer to the treacherous conduct of a professed adherent of the teaching of Baha’u’llah, by the name of ‘Abdu’l-Husayn Avarih, hitherto regarded as a respected teacher of the Cause, and not unknown by a few of its


O friends of God! I adjure Thee to remain steadfast in this awesome Cause! I adjure Thee to defend its Holy sacraments. I adjure Thee to summon mankind to this Great Announcement and to implement its glorious Laws. I adjure Thee to follow this Broad and Straight Path! I adjure you to lay firm its foundations and to persist in unraveling its Mysteries, and to continue avoiding and shunning every one who is an enemy of this Unique, scintillating and all Glorious followers in Europe. Of a nature and character whom those who have learned to know him well have never ceased to despise, even in the brightest days of his public career in the Cause, he has of late been driven by the force of circumstances which his shortsightedness has gravely miscalculated to throw off the mask which for so many years hid his hideous self. The sudden removal of the commanding personality of our beloved ‘Abdu’l-Baha; the confused consternation that seized His followers in the years immediately succeeding His passing; the reputation which to superficial eyes he had acquired by his travels in Europe; the success attending his voluminous compilation of the history of the Cause--these and other circumstances emboldened him to launch a campaign of insinuation and fraud aiming at the eventual overthrow of the institutions expressly provided by Baha’u’llah. He saw clearly his chance in the complete disruption of the Cause to capture the allegiance if not of the whole world-wide Baha’i community of at least a considerable section of its followers in the East No sooner had his evil whisperings reached the ears of the loyal and vigilant followers of Baha’u’llah, than they arose with overwhelming force and unhesitating determination to denounce him as a dangerous enemy seeking to undermine the faith and sap the loyalty of the adherents of the Cause of God. Shunned by the entire body of the believers, abandoned by his life-long and most intimate friends, deserted by his wife, separated from his only child, refused admittance into even his own home, denied of the profit he hoped to derive from the sale and circulation of his book, he found to his utter amazement and remorse his best hopes irretrievably shattered. Forsaken and bankrupt, and in desperate rage, he now with startling audacity sought to expose to friend and foe, the futility and hollowness which he attributed to the Cause, thereby revealing the depths of his own degradation and folly. He has with bitter hatred conspired with the fanatical clergy and the orthodox members of foreign Missions in Tihran, allied himself with every hostile element in the Capital, directed with fiendish subtlety his appeal to the highest dignitaries of the State and sought by every method to secure financial assistance for the furtherance of his aim. Not content with an infamous denunciation of the originality and efficacy of the teachings and principles of the Cause, not satisfied with a rejection of the authenticity of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, he has dared to attack the exalted person of the Author and Founder of the Faith, and to impute to its Forerunner and true Exemplar the vilest motives and most incredible intentions. He has most malignantly striven to revive the not unfamiliar accusation of representing the true lovers of Persia as the sworn enemies of every form of established authority in that land, the unrelenting disturbers of its peace, the chief obstacles to its unity and the determined wreckers of the venerated faith of Islam. By every artifice which a sordid and treacherous mind can devise he has sought in the pages of his book to strike terror in the heart of the confident believer, to sow the seeds of doubt in the mind of the well-disposed and friendly, to poison the thoughts of the indifferent and to reinforce the power of the assaulting weapon of the adversary. But, alas! he has labored in vain, oblivious of the fact that all the pomp and powers of royalty, all the concerted efforts of the mightiest potentates of Islam, all the ingenious devices to which the cruelest torture-mongers of a cruel race have for well-nigh a century resorted, have proved one and all impotent to stem the tide of the beloved Faith or to extinguish its flame. Surely, if we read the history of this Cause aright, we cannot fail to observe that the East has already witnessed not a few of its sons, of wider experience, of a higher standing, of a greater influence, apostatize their faith, find themselves to their utter consternation lose whatsoever talent they possessed, recede swiftly into the shadows of oblivion and be heard of no more. Should ever his book secure widespread circulation in the West, should it ever confuse the mind of the misinformed and stranger, I have no doubt that the various Baha’i National Spiritual Assemblies, throughout the Western world, will with the wholehearted and sustained support of local Assemblies and individual believers arise with heart and soul for the defense of the impregnable stronghold of the Cause of God, for the vindication of the sacredness and sublimity of the Baha’i Teachings, and for the condemnation, in the eyes of those who are in authority, of one who has so basely dared to assail, not only the tenets, but the holy person of the recognized Founder of an established and world-wide Faith. Your true brother, SHOGHI. Haifa, Palestine; October 17, 1927” (Shoghi Effendi, Baha’i Administration, pp. 137-139).


Name. * In this wise, will Thy stations become disclosed unto Thee. The lights of Thy glory will then shine and darkness will thereby be dispelled from Thy lands. All the hidden matters latent in the Cause will thereby be revealed, Thy enemies will be vanquished and all the promises of your Lord and Master will be fulfilled. Thy country will then become a part of the Most Exalted Paradise and a mirror reflecting the lights radiating from the ABHA Kingdom. All Glory to this approaching Day, a Day All-Effulgent, Most Holy, Most Blessed, Most Great!

The Servant of His Threshold, Shoghi. December, 1937; Masa’il 94 BE.


“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” (W&T, p. 20). “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple” (Romans 16:17-18 KJV).





Whenever a Promised One of God makes his appearance, the people are either unaware that a Promised One was to come in their time, and/or are confused as to the true interpretation of the prophecies which he claims to fulfill. Thus they turn to their clergies (those corrupters and usurpers of God's religions) for guidance. These corrupters deflect the seeker from the Promised One for usurpation reasons, with misinformation, disinformation and downright lies. That is how Jesus got nailed to the cross. The corrupters build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, but reject and persecute those who are sent to them. The clergy in the Baha'i faith are the corrupters who, w·ithout any divine authority, usurped the Baha'i administration. They lied to the believers, telling them that the Guardianship, that is to exist forever, had come to an end. Then, with the threat of expulsion, they forbid them to investigate the matter for themselves, the same as the violators of every previous religion of God have done. In order to take over the Baha'i administration they violated every provision of the Sacred vlill and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha. These Covenant-breakers then set up a ruling body, created out of the figments of their own imagination--a ''headless handless Universal House of Justice (UHJ)"--as found on the back of the Hopi Fire Clan Tablet. This "headless handless body" is alien and in opposition to the plan of God, the continuation of King David's line of descent seated on the throne of David that is to exist forever. This line of descent is entitled the living Guardian, as delineated in Abdu'l-Baha's .Will and Testament, and is displayed on the front side of the Hopi Tablet. These descendants, "the Guardians of the Cause of God, .. are to guard the Baha'i faith from perversion by being the expounders of the words of God. In order for these corrupters to usurp the divine authority of the faith, they craftily performed a Guardianectomy. They then were able to mislead the Baha'is by giving them misinformation, disinformation and downright lies in the place of the divine guidance assured us in the Will and Testament by the line of descent of Baha'u'llah--the Guardians. To be separated from the Guardian is to be separated from God (Will and Testament, p. 11}. --- Up until the time of this great perversion of the Baha'i faith, there didn't seem to be any need for the God~promised establisher of the Kingdom of God. But by the corrupters of the Baha'i revelation and the breaking of Baha'u'llah's Covenant, separating the Baha'is from their Guardian and thus separating them from God, the advent of the divine Establisher of "THE KINGDOM" becomes the central need in the world today. The Covenant-breakers are very aware that an establisher is prophesied to come in 1963. Abdu'l-Baha explained the fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy that states: "Blessed in he that waiteth and cometh to the 1335 days." He "reckoned the fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy from the date of the beginning [victory] of the Muhammadan era[628 A.D:)" 1335 + 628 = 1963. "Abdu'l-Baha's tablet makes it clear that this prophecy refers to the one-hundredth anniversary of

the Declaration of Baha'u'llah in Baghdad, or the year 1963. 11 The Covenant~breakers, in deflecting their followers from the Promised One, mislead them into be~ieving this refers to their establishing their corrupted version of the Universal House of Justice. But this is very damaging and unacceptable. First of all the Promised One is to establish the KINGDOM, and the Covenant-breakers did away with the Kingdom when they did a'ivay with the Guardian and established a headless, kingless Republic instead-~a headless kingless body. They separated themselves and their followers from the king seated on the throne of David, entitled the Guardian, that is to exist forever. {For the above quotes see Baha'u'llah and the New Era in the chapter "The Prophecies of Baha'u'llah," subtitle~ "Coming of the Kingdom of God"). Besides, Abdu'l~Baha makes it very clear that this establisher is not that "headless handless 11 UHJ, but a ~· In explaining the 11th chapter of the book of Revelation, Abdu'l-Baha tells us in Some Answered Questions that the prophesied "seventh angel is a ~ qualified with heavenly attributes, who will arise with heavenly qualities and character" and will establish the Kingdom: "And the seventh angel sounded: and there were voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of the Lord, and His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever." Abdu'l~Baha


"The seventh angel is a !!§.!! qualified with heavenly attributes, who will arise, so that the appearance of the Divine Manifestation will be proclaimed and diffused •••• meaning that the Spiritual-and everlasting King dom will be established {p. 66, 1968 printing; pp. 56-57 in later editions of Some Answered Questions). · WHO IS THE SEVENTH ANGEL? He started his mission in 1963. Do you know him? He is also the Promised Bahana who has the cornerstone of the Hopi Fire Clan Tablet. He doesn't come emptyhanded, but with proofs. Investigate! INVESTIGATE! Don't turn to the Covenant-breakers (those who masquerade under the name of "the Baha'i Faith 11 ) . They don't have the Divine guidance of either the Guardian or the Promised One~ Avoid entirely the Covenant~breakers. They are wolves in sheep's clothing. Outwardly they appear righteous, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves intent upon their prey. Their very breath is rank poison and deadly unto hellfire. They don't enter the Kingdom themselves and they prevent them who would enter from coming in. The guidance n.f the 7th angel is of the utmost importance for survival. Those who rejected Noah went down in the flood. Those who rejected Moses and Joshua went down in the Red Sea. Those who rejected Jesus and Paul were hacked to pieces by the Roman legions. Today, those who reject the Promised One are for the great catastrophe that is upon us.

MISTAKEN FOR TRUE UNITY The complete unity of the Covenant-breaking Baha'is is not due to their faithfulness to the Covenant as they assume, for they have broken every prJvisian of Abju'l-83ha's Sacred Will and Testament. Their unity is due to the fact that they are all dead!. At the very moment that they separated themselves from the living guardian they separated thems3lves from God (W&T p. 11). At that very moment they were dead. In a cemetery all the daad are in complete harmony and unity, there is no conflict among them. Bei~g dead they cannot hear the words of the living, for they have become separated from the living in death. "Know assuredly that as thou firmly believeth that the Word of God, exalted be His glary, endureth for ever, ~hou must, likewise, believe with undoubting faith that its meaning can never be exhausted. They who are its appointed interpreters [guardians], they whose hearts are the repositories of its secrets, are, however, the only ones {IJh!J ::an corn;nehand its manifold wisdom. Whoso while reading the Sacred Scriptures, is tempt3d tJ choose therefrom ~hatevar may suit him with which to challenge t h e au thor i t y o f the Re p r e s e ,n t at i v e o f God a rn J llt:J me 11 , i s , indeed, as one dead, though to outward seeming he may walk and converse with his neighbors, an::J share with them their food and their drink." (Gleanings from the writings of Baha'u'llah, pages 175-176) In the resurrection the Covenant-breakers return to life only by returning to the liv~ng guardian, and thus to God. For the rest of the people of the world they resurredt also by turning to the guardian, the living king seated upon the throne of David. All the rast are consigned to the hell of their separation from God. For further understanding and ~onf•3r:lla ':.ion on this subje:::t read"The Great Resurrection." in the chapter, "Prophecies Fulfilled" in t'le ':J.Jo\< "Ba'"l-3' 'J' llah :~n::J the Ne•.rJ Era, "--pages 170172, in the 1950 edition.



A C 0 1/ E 1 ~ A r\j


IS TO BE SEPARATED FROM GOD! Will and Testament 0 .11

I S A C 0 N T f~ l\



rne Covenant of Baha U llah binds God to the believers and the b e 1 i e v e r s t o Go d i n a n '= v ~~ r 1 a s t i n g 'J r1 i t y . Ba h a 1 u 1 11 a h c o n t i n u e s this unity by making His son, Abdu 1 1Baha His suc:essor and t~e center of His Covenant. Abdu 1 1-Baha, in his Will and Tsstament, Con~in~es Baha'~'llah's descendancy in_an institution of a line of guardians, which is to continu2 for a soooce~tury cycle. :He:is the living person to whom all must turn. He is the living h2ad of ~he U~iversal House of Justice, giving it its infal~bility and direction. Ye is the living psrso~ fJr the conection of God with man . To s e p a r ate o n e s e 1 f f r om h i m i s t o s e p a r a t 2 o ~v~ :3 e l f f r o rn G·J d , Will and Testament page 11. "whoso deviateth, separateth himself and turneth aside from him hath in truth deviated, sepatated himself and turned aside Fro:n "::;od. i~ay U1e l'irath, the fierce indignation, the vengeance of God rest upon him! The mi]ht; strong~Jld shall remain impr2gnable and safe through obedience to him who is the guardian of the Caus2 of God." ~~ i 1 l a n d T 2 s !:: am r~ n t p a g 2 11 1


When one separates himself from God he then is open for a man made plan i, place of ~he plan of Sod. [s God's plan not perfect that man must institute a plan of his own? Is man's plan QJJd? "Those on the other ha,d, who prefer their own way to God's way, as revealed by the Manifestation, ther~y consign themst~lves to the hell of selfishness, error amd emmity." Baha'u'llah and the Nei'J era pa~e 270, 1953 edition The man made plan inthis case is the is a headless, handless body, separated from its head--the guaTdian. The fierce indignation and vengence of God that is to rest upon him is that those who follow this ~a11 made plan will go dJI'Jn in the oncoming catastrophy. Do you know that your premise as well as yo~r premises is resting on a fault? Read Numbers 16:31.


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4 J;;:;;; r.




It appears that the guardians of the Baha'i Faith·are trying to out-do

each other in finding uniques ways to appoint their successors. to test the believers to see if they really do believe.


are tests

Shoghi Effendi,. the __.)

first Guardian of the Baha'i \·Iorld Fai, appointed his successor by appointing him the President of the future Universal House of Justice. appointment,



was a valid

According to the Provisions of

the Hill and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha,the President of the Universal House Justice is the Guardian of the Cause of Goa. of Baha'u'llah, 'Abdu'l-Baha's


Through the authority of the Covenant

and Testament is the Charter of the 'dorld Order

of Baha'u'llah. and is so accepted by all of the Baha'is. set up an International council was to become a

Shoghi Effendi in 1951

Baha'i Council and appointed all of ~1orld


Court by 1963.

its members.


Later the members of the body of )_


f\ \; ~

.· .1)


this council was to be elected, and then in the fulness'of time it would efflo;ees -~'6-·~··>:,(.~ •




into the Universal House of Justil1h th the passing of Shoghi Effendi in 1957 the mass of the looking for a

Baha'is refused to accept the second Guardian, Hasan Remey. son to succeed

Shoghi Effendi '(a


Effendi left no Will and

him, but Shoghi Effendi had no son.


his successor in a \·!ill and

Or they wanted Testament.


Testament, and no place in the sacred writings is it

stated that the guardians should appoint his successor in a Hill. that

They were

All it states


each guardian must appoint his successor during his life time, which Shoghi

Effendi did when he appointed Nason Remey.

The Hands of

the Faith became Covenant-

breakersf~~l~rt~}!e/1!~~~~c 1<ha\0 sh~~Jia~rtdb'irb~dth~i& t~~raRa<i iffa~h~Rog~~ Ei¥~n~~ a£e~dno Will.

They stated BADA, u.. Persian word} neaning that God had broken His own Covenant.

This compelled the second Guardian, after many appeals, to expel the Hands and all that follm-red

to test?"

them in their Covenant-breaking from the Baha'i Religious FAith.

in 1961 The second Guardian told me/that the Baha'is would not be put th 'rou gh ·.~ thati test again. The neJil..t time,he said, they rrould knorr that tfheir is a guardian, but they 1fould be con~~s~~~ ~~~~/-~-Hhile as to He tdold me

Hhom he had appointe~

that he had made a mad~lion. and had mffife=a; overlayed it with a ~

of a nine-pomnted star and had attached it to had made it for the

a golden chain.

He said that

first guardian, for him to rrear at special occassions

he and

function, so that the Guardain -~auld be distinguished from other officd:als; but that he had never found the proper


him who is to

be~ the

~6~1-~:si~n to give this to . him.


guardian, and that the one that he gives this to

l:W 1~62 I ¥6~eived a statement f rom ...Dr. d?J-,-r:. ~'·.t):';j·~-.Jt--:11 . . .~;--~:/ 1f~.·~· L--

would thus be the ne:st a,-~"_..!f/

r1a.ried}' Frain N.D. ~that stated ~bout the t~e thing. /C l/ J


He said that he would give

Then the second Guardian, in 1963, set up an emergenQ,y measure, in case he and a large segment of the Baha'i world would be killed in a common catastro phe, I


such as the one that is just aboutr__..descend upon the H:e~~ world. of vice-presidents to the UHJ, first


He made a list with the


president at the top of the list, followed by the second etc, etc,,

The vice-president

surviving closes to the top of the list would be the guardian,

Then a few years later he made up a new list, abolishing the first one, only this time he referred to these on the list as elders, with the one top of the list as the first elder etc, etc,.




elder surviving closes to

the top of the list should he and the other be killed in a common catastrophe would be the guardian of the ~au






But, Mason Remey did not die in a common catastrophe.

7, 1974 he died in be')a natural death.

that he had made up was null and void. the necklace, with the medallion,

Therefore the emergency list

Several weeks before he passed he took

from around his neck and

the neck of his adopted son, Joseph Pepe Jr. Remey, burden for him to wear. merarion to any one

Eebrua;r-_y On Feorary-





to be such a


Hasan Remey never gave this medal ion nor any other


Thus,Joseph Pepe Remey is the third Guardian of

the Baha'i Faith, · being ~h~ not only the last one, but the onl~·ever appointed to succ.e.QQ.. ±b_s.·-second guardian should he not be killed in a common catastrophe, ~ ~In spite of all this; one who was on the first list and one who was on the second li's) are nm-1 claiming to be the third guardian.·

It is my hope and prayer that those that have


gone astray by following

the Covenant-breaking Hands of the FAith, Hith-out knowing that they Here breaking the Covenant by so doing, or those that later became members of that apostate g

Baha'i FAith and had swore alienee to the Covenant-breaking

Hands, not knowing

that they had joined the Covenant-breakers; and those that are noH following one of the vice-presidents or one of

the eil!ers, write to the

Joseph Pepe Remey, Via Halenchini 6, Florence, ITALY.

For'~~~g9~te--tu ~e 5 F!~~~~J.·t


third .Gardian,

For further information, explanations or proof please write to the 'I

Biblically Promise~ 11 Joshua.J4117 Colonial Lane, Missoula, Hontana 59801




DRAFT Not for distribution


Revised 2006

The Proofs of the

Guardian Of the Baha’i Faith

Sept. 21, 2001

Compilation and Introduction by Kay Woods 1

“This 'oppression' is the essential feature of every Revelation." 1 --Baha’u’llah

Forward God is Great! He never makes a promise that He doesn’t keep. Over 3,000 years ago, God made a promise with his chosen servant, David, to all mankind, that the line of David would endure forever 2 and that mankind will be united in the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. This is the fulfillment of the Lord’s Prayer. This is the Will of God. Thy Will be done. 3 This everlasting Promise of the Davidic kingship is fulfilled in the guardianship of the Baha'i faith. The guardian is the sign of God, 4 the center of divine unity for all peoples. Those that have true faith and come under the protection of the living, Davidic guardian are heirs to this promise. 5 Due to the potency of so great a day as this, Baha'u'llah, His forerunner the Bab, and His Establisher Dr. Leland Jensen, all come under the greater Covenant of prophecy written in the sacred scripture of name, date, address and mission, so that all may recognize the Promise. Jesus said that the only way to the Father (Baha’u’llah) is through the Son. 6 Dr. Leland Jensen is the Son returned to establish his Father’s Kingdom. He has accomplished this by establishing the Davidic king or guardian upon the throne of David at the head of the second International Baha'i Council that is to evolve in four stages into the Universal House of Justice, the House of the Lord, the instrument for lasting peace. 7 The Promise is fulfilled! God never breaks his promises!

Introduction The ancient promise of the Davidic kingship is that David’s lineage would endure forever. This is now the promised Day wherein the descendant of King David seated upon the Throne is established in the world and is gathering the Legions of the Covenant spoken of by Abdu’l-Baha. At the same time, the four winds of destruction Baha’u’llah, Kitab-I-Iqan, p. 31 “Thou has said, I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant: “I will establish your descendants for ever, and build your throne for all generations His line shall endure for ever, his throne as long as the sun before me.” (Psalms 89:3-4,36) 3 “Lord’s Prayer,” Matt. 6:10 4 Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 11 5 See Gal. 3:11-29; Romans 13-16; Hebrews chapter 11. 6 John 14:6 7 Isaiah 2:2 2 1 2

are being released from the “great river Euphrates” 8 which runs through the middle of Iraq—an event foretold so long ago to occur at the birth of the Kingdom of God on earth, for as Baha’u’llah writes, …and when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which shall cause the limbs of mankind to quake. Then, and only then, will the Divine Standard be unfurled, and the Nightingale of Paradise warble its melody.” 9 As these events continue to unfold and the desperation of a world headed for disaster bears witness to the ignorance of the peoples, the light of the Kingdom of God shall shine out brighter and brighter with each passing hour, day, month and year. This is the “throne of the Lord” 10 on earth for all mankind, coming in the everlasting Covenant that God would never abandon His creation, but give them a Plan that will blossom into a peaceful, global civilization unified in the fulfillment of all the world’s religious prophecies. The guardian seated upon the throne today fulfills the prophecy for the coming forth of the BRANCH spoken of in the book of Zechariah, chapter 3: Here now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. 11 This BRANCH (Persian: Aghsan, Son) is a direct, male-lineal descendant of Baha’u’llah, who is the prophesied second coming of Christ seated upon the Throne of David, and whose father was seated upon the Throne, in an unbroken chain of fatherto-son descendants all the way to King David himself. Baha’u’llah has announced: The Most Great Law is come, and the Ancient Beauty ruleth upon the throne of David. 12 This BRANCH was established by the prophesied Joshua, Knight of Baha’u’llah, Dr. Leland Jensen, who is the Return of Jesus the High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek. This BRANCH fulfills the two-part criteria outlined in the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha for being a son and being appointed by the previous guardian in his lifetime, 13 and is directly anointed with the explanations and commentaries of the Establisher of the Baha’i faith, Dr. Leland Jensen, qualifying him to Rev. 9: 14-15 Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah; p. 119 10 “Then Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord as king instead of David his father.” 1 Chronicles 29:23 11 Verse 8, KJV 12 Proclamation of Baha’u’llah to the kings and leaders of the world; p. 89 13 Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha; p. 12 3 8 9

fulfill his duties at the head as the Executive officer or President of the sIBC/UHJ. Thus he is the first of an everlasting succession of righteous Aghsan guardians functioning within the framework of a Divine Council. Therefore, the Branch that has come forth also comes in the greater Covenant of prophecy. This is so that not only Baha’is, but the entire world shall recognize the authenticity of the living guardian, the sign of God, that distinguishes the true second International Baha'i Council from all fakes, frauds and imitations, for the safety, security and salvation of all mankind. Man’s evil is terrible. But if not for the darkness of error, how will the light be recognized? For the light shines most brilliantly in the darkest of places! Just over 40 years since the passing of Shoghi Effendi and the violation of the Hands that created a bogus, headless, Universal House of Justice on Mount Carmel, the test of the guardianship has once again been upon the people. The violation has resounded! 14 Since Dr. Leland Jensen’s passing in 1996, the test of the guardianship has once again sifted and separated the faithless non-believers from the true and faithful. Great and terrible is this day! In the appointed timeframe of the catastrophic attack upon the Trade Towers on September 11, 2001, terrorizing an entire nation, the Branch came forth! But a more insidious attack than that which fell upon the Trade Towers followed, as it fell upon the believers, separating and dividing them. An evil attempt to highjack the twin towers of the Baha’i faith, the executive and legislative Branches, was made by those appointed by Dr. Leland Jensen to protect and serve the Baha'i world community as members of the second International Baha'i Council. Instead of protecting the believers during this test, these members abandoned the believers and their posts by denying and opposing the One established upon the throne, hoping to sever the executive Branch from the legislative, and from the Tree of Life. Instead they severed themselves from the Branch. When they should have welcomed and supported the Branch that came forth, they denied and opposed him, thereby seeking to terrorize an entire world by denying the hope and salvation of mankind. As this is the prophesied timeframe for the four winds of destruction to be let loose from the great river Euphrates, where Baha’u’llah made His proclamation, these ones will therefore bring catastrophe upon catastrophe onto themselves and the world as their only remedy. But God’s promises cannot be broken, nor the Faith and the Kingdom be held back by the malevolent deeds of humans. Rather they are held back and shut out as by a veil from God. As these ones, separated from the Covenant, are as the foam that separates from the sea of His Presence and are cast upon the shore, the ‘And there were lightnings and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake and great hail,’ meaning that after the appearance [the banner or genealogy unfurled—“and when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which shall cause the limbs of mankind to quake. Then, and only then, will the Divine Standard be unfurled, and the Nightingale of Paradise warble its melody.” – Baha’u’llah; Gleanings: p. 119] of the Book of the Testament there will be a great storm, and the lightnings of the anger and the wrath of God will flash, the noise of the thunder of the violation will resound, the earthquake of doubts will take place, the hail of torment will beat upon the violators of the Covenant, and even those who profess belief will fall into trials and temptations.” Some Answered Questions; p. 71 4 14

Ark of God’s eternal Covenant sails forward. As these members are no longer Trustees under the Covenant, their only service now for the protection of the Cause is to divorce themselves from the Branch and from the Tree of Life, and to have no part in the Kingdom of God. "Verily we wronged them not, but they have wronged themselves!" 15 In the Will and Testament, 'Abdu'l-Baha states that it is the duty of the legislative branch to reinforce the executive. 16 The executive is to aid and assist the legislative, which he tried at all times to do, offering guidance and admonishing them to reconsider the error of their ways. Instead they continued to deny and oppose him! They used the same premise that the Hands used to deny and oppose Mason. Shoghi Effendi publicly welcomed Mason as the President of the first IBC that Shoghi established in 1951. After Shoghi Effendi passed away the ones who continued to call themselves “Hands of the Cause of God” having been appointed to that position by Shoghi himself, declared the guardianship of the Baha’i Faith to have ended. Later, Mason announced that he was the rightful guardian of the Baha’i faith. What happened? The Hands said Mason was in his dotage. And like at the time of Mason who singly and alone tried to warn and urge the Hands to reconsider their ways, they completely ignored him, saying that he is a Covenant-breaker. And, just like the Hands, these members have created their own theologies in order to validate the shun order on the Branch, frightening believers from independently investigating the guardianship for themselves and be saved. Pitiful and lost are they. Since members have broken the Covenant and separated themselves from the Branch, they have strayed farther and farther from the light. To prove just how far into the abyss they have fallen, one of their Covenant-breaking theologies is that the current guardian will not appear until after the catastrophes, after the 144,000 are gathered, at some time in the future. Dr. Jensen made it clear that the guardian would not come forth until after the first wind of destruction... As Dr. Jensen has pointed out to us that the guardian will not come forth until after the war this may in fact suggest that the acknowledgment of the authority of this Court will be through the guardian taking his seat as the head of this International Baha'i Court. 17

Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 9 “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.” (Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 15) 17 Open letter from R.J. Koncyk; April 10, 2002 5 15 16

However, Doc 18explains that the first wind of destruction will not happen until after the 144,000 are gathered. The 144,000 is the number of people who will become believers in the Revelation of Baha’u’llah through the explanations and proofs of the Lamb before the first wind of destruction is let loose. 19 The 144,000 are the sans-guardian Baha’is. In Revelations it says that these 144,000 are gathered before the throne. Then I looked, and lo, on Mount Zion stood a Lamb, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. “ And they [144,000] sing a new song before the throne” 20 Doc explains that the 144,000 will be gathered "unto the throne" meaning that they will come in and accept the living and active guardian, and be gathered under the Covenant by accepting the Davidic King. “And in their [144,000] mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God,” signifies that their gathering is unto the throne, that is, “the throne” represents the living Guardian seated on the throne of King David that is to last forever. 21 The "hundred and forty-four thousand" are the number of people who will become believers in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah through the explanations and proofs of the Lamb before the first wind of destruction is let loose. So the active Guardian is not only present, living, and breathing in the world, but he’s seated upon the throne before the catastrophes! As we can plainly see, the 144,000 are gathered to the living Guardian, and then after that the first wind of destruction is let loose. This theology of theirs is completely false. At a Forum held at an IBC member’s home in Missoula in 1995, one of the believers asked the following question to which Dr. Jensen responds: Pedro: “Are we going to find out who the Guardian is before the catastrophes come?” Doc: “God isn’t going have New York bombed until the Guardianship is determined and the genealogy is in our hands.”

Dr. Leland Jensen Dr. Leland Jensen; Over the Wall, pt. II; p. 326 20 Revelation 14:1-2 21 Dr. Leland Jensen; Revelation Explained, ch 14 vs. 5 (KJV). 6 18 19

This tape recording of the Forum cited has been made publicly available to listen to. Another of their theologies is that the guardian is not to preside over the UHJ in its appointed stage! The Council as established by Dr. Jensen is limited within its sphere of jurisdiction and no where does it state or even allude to the guardian presiding [being president] over this Council.22 This statement, that the sIBC “limited” in its sphere of jurisdiction, and that the guardian is not to preside or be president of the second International Baha’i Council, is clearly a direct violation of the Covenant. This is completely opposite of what the true Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant faithfully and wholeheartedly pledge their allegiance to. In the Baha’i declaration of belief written and approved by the body, and which they sanction the people to sign in order to come into the Baha’i Administration upon completing the firesides, states plain and clear that: In signing this card, I declare my belief in the Covenant of Baha’u’llah as delineated by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in his sacred Will and Testament and constituted by Shoghi Effendi as the first International Baha’i Council which was embryonic and in now born into the world as the second International Baha’i Council with the Guardian as its head which will evolve into a World Court, an International Tribunal and then the Universal House of Justice. I recognize that infallibility has been conferred upon this House of Justice, in all of its stages, through the Lesser Covenant and also upon the Establisher of the Baha’i Faith, Dr. Leland Jensen, through the Greater Covenant of God. These Covenant-breakers are of the faithless. True faith is obedience to the Covenant. Shoghi Effendi states: Are we to doubt that the ways of God are not necessarily the ways of man? Is not faith but another word for implicit obedience, whole-hearted allegiance, uncompromising adherence to that which we believe is the revealed and express will of God, . . . 23 In Revelation Explained, Dr. Leland Jensen states that not only that will the sIBC have a guardian as its president, but that it will be ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s great grandson! This son of Shoghi Effendi escaped and came to America where he was born in this world as the second International Baha’i Council with a descendant of 22 23

Open letter from R.J. Konczyk; April 10, 02 Shoghi Effendi, Baha'i Administration, pp. 62-63 7

‘Abdu’l-Baha, a great grandson, as its president. This lineage of King David will exist forever (Psalms 89:35-37).(REF) Dr. Leland Jensen himself, in his own pen, identifies Joseph’s Pepe successor as this president. Joseph Pepe was ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s grandson. Therefore his great grandson is Pepe’s successor. Yet they say, also contrary to what Doc has stated, that the present guardian, this great grandson to ‘Abdu’l-Baha, cannot be the guardian on the grounds that Pepe did not appoint him through the legal court system. This is completely erroneous, as will be fully explained in Part I. How far from the light they have strayed. How lost they are! How in violation of the fundamentals of the Covenant can they be. The Will states that to be in accord with the sacred Will and Testament is to obey them, Shoghi Effendi’s infallible Son, the sIBC/UHJ with the Davidic Aghsan Branch as its president-- the legislative and executive united as one body. The legislative body must reinforce the executive, the executive must aid and assist the legislative so that through the close union and harmony of these two forces, the foundation of fairness and justice my become firm and strong…) 24 However, legislative members comprising a committee of the sIBC broke the Covenant and went against the executive, the One seated on the Throne, despite the executive Branch doing his utmost to aid and assist them in their proceedings to reconsider their injunction upon him. According to the Will, it is not the executive Branch who is to be shunned. Rather those that go against Him are to be cast out from among the congregation. The Will states: My object is to show that the Hands of the Cause of God must be ever watchful and so soon as they find anyone beginning to oppose and protest against the guardian of the Cause of God cast him out from the congregation of the people of Baha and in no wise accept any excuse from him. 25 The Will states that one must be obedient to him (Shoghi Effendi) and to them (his infallible Son, the sIBC/UHJ), and contrary to that is disobedience to God. God forbid that one should disobey them. But they, members of the committee of the sIBC that went against the Guardian, failed the test and broke the Covenant, forever casting themselves out from among the congregation and out from under the Covenant. At this time they immediately ceased to be of them (Shoghi’s son), for Shoghi’s true son is the sIBC comprised of the executive Branch (members in good standing) and the Aghsan guardian as its president. The Will says to obey them (Shoghi’s Son--the infallible sIBC 24 25

Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha; p. 14 Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha; p. 12 8

with both the legislative and executive Branches functioning together). The committee that was responsible for placing the injunction on the guardian, in no way, and in no how, constitutes them. Therefore the believers are not only completely and totally free to cross this so-called “IBC”’s shun order upon the Branch, they are to completely avoid them! They are Covenant-breakers! Infallibility was conferred on the UHJ [the sIBC in its adult stage], which is these two branches together. The throne of God (Rev. 4:2) is the Davidic lineage, the throne of David which Baha’u’llah sat upon. The one who is seated upon the throne is the Davidic King (Baha’u’llah or His descendant), who is the guardian of the Baha’i Faith and the executive branch of the UHJ, the Presidency—Head-of the Universal House of Justice (Will and Testament of Abdu’l-Baha, pp. 1415). That is, for as long as there is life upon this planet, which may be for millions of years yet, there will be a Universal House of Justice with a living guardian seated upon the throne of David at its Head. 26 There was never, and will never be a time (as Promised) when the true sIBC/UHJ does not have its Aghsan, Davidic president, the guardian at its head! When Doc established the sIBC, we had both branches: the legislative membership comprised of 12 Apostles and their subs, and Mason's successor, Joseph Pepe Remey Aghsan, with Neal in a position as Heir Apparent, to become his successor, as will be explained later. When Pepe passed away Neal became the current guardian as he fulfilled the criteria, being a son and appointed in Pepe’s lifetime, though this was hidden and concealed from the believers. The guardian remained quiet about this and did not formally proclaim himself, to continue the test of the guardianship. Thus all along, the body had its two branches, with the living guardian seated upon the throne. After Doc passed away, one by one, members began to break the Covenant and to separate themselves from the guardian for reasons of their own. Doc’s mission was to establish the Kingdom. Not a committee-dom or persons-dom, or anything else-dom. His mission revolved around establishing the Branch upon the throne of David, at the head of the sIBC. Otherwise it would be just another “IBC/UHJ” in name only. Why have so many BUCPs forgotten the Covenant and Dr. Leland Jensen’s mission to bring forth the Branch? These ones have numbered themselves among the ranks of guardian-less, world faith Baha’is divorced from the guardianship, and are among the anti-Christ (anti-Davidic kingship) who are outside of the kingdom of God on earth, as they have no guardian, and never will have a guardian. That is because there is not another guardian to succeed Pepe, and there never will be. They are Covenant-breakers!


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The guardian is the sIBC/UHJ’s “sacred head and member for life of that body.”27 Divorced from the institution of the guardianship, the Baha’i faith would be mutilated, and deprived of the hereditary principle (father-so-son Aghsan guardian). Shoghi states: Divorced from the institution of the Guardianship 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. 28 At no stage in a body’s evolution is a head to be severed from the body! 29 But as these ones have divorced and severed themselves (not the Faith) from the guardian, they are the ones mutilated as they have deprived themselves of the hereditary principle, and thus of the Promise of the everlasting Davidic kingship which is their only hope. As these events wrought by those that have separated themselves from the current guardian coincide exactly with the events taking place in the world today, as Dr. Leland Jensen has warned years ago that they would (See Most Mighty Document; pp. A-E), the four winds of destruction are soon to be released from the Great River Euphrates out of Iraq. And when they are, as promised, who can save them? As the people that have rejected the Branch are no longer under the protection of God, no longer under the overshadowing shelter of the guardianship, these people have made their choice to go through these four winds of destruction and be either purified or destroyed. Some will be awakened to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt, as biblical prophecy states. 30 Since Doc’s passing, the reality of the guardianship was known to the present guardian alone until the appointed time of the unfurling of Baha’u’llah’s genealogy after the prophesied cataclysmic collapse of the twin Trade Towers. The divine banner has been unfurled for the entire world to see that Baha’u’llah is the Second Coming of Christ, and that the succession of Davidic kings for the everlasting kingdom of God on earth will never end. The Davidic King is alive, breathing, and functioning in his executive sphere of jurisdiction at the head of the true body of the sIBC/UHJ. By accepting the Davidic King, we are able to accept the true Council from God! As God is all-merciful and kind, there is yet time for these ones to repent and come under the protection of the guardianship and the true sIBC/UHJ. There is always time to repent. But in the book of Matthew it says that it is Peter who possesses the keys of Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 14 Shoghi Effendi; World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 148 29 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. (Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 15 30 Daniel 12:12 10 27 28

the kingdom of heaven. Whatsoever he binds on earth, shall be bound in heaven. There will come a day, perhaps very soon, when the doors to the kingdom of heaven will be sealed and the losers completely shut out. Who are the losers? The losers are they who have severed themselves from the Branch. Those who break the covenant of Allah after ratifying it, and sever that which Allah ordered to be joined, [the executive head with the Legislative body] and (who) make mischief in the earth: Those are they who are the losers. 31 Woe to rulers who ruin and scatter the flock that was theirs to shepherd! 32 Don’t be numbered among the losers. Doc did not establish a headless, guardianless, legislative body, nor did he set up one that tells the people to shun the Branch that he set upon the throne of David. He established the Kingdom! Doc’s mission in establishing the sIBC was to establish a living, breathing, Aghsan BRANCH upon the Davidic throne. When Doc set up the sIBC, Pepe, despite Doc’s numerous Epistles urging him to come forth, deliberately did not come forth and present himself at the Council table as President of that body. And to many it would appear that Pepe failed to appoint a successor, because popular expectation as to the manner and style in which that appointment would take place has gone unfulfilled. Did Doc fail in his mission? No! Promised Ones do not fail. God does not break His Promises. The people fail the tests. Many of the Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant have failed this test. Why is this? Tests As history has shown, the greatest tests always follow the passing of a Promised One and His covenant. For instance, looking to the Old Testament, we read of the three-part covenant left by Moses comprised of the blessing, curse, and the re-gathering. These three parts presented a test to the people. If they obeyed the covenant, remained loyal to the laws of Moses that state most importantly that there shall be no other god but the One, True Invisible God, then the Promised People, the Israelites, would become a nation great and blessed. If they failed to hold fast to the covenant and bow down to the gods of man’s imagination, they separate themselves from the Blessing and are scattered. And finally, that one day the people would be gathered again unto the Throne of the Promise. And so it is in modern times, in the midst of Baha’u’llah’s revealed covenant centered around the Throne of David the people are put to the test. With the passing of each central authority, guardian, or Promised One, the people are tested as to their firmness in the covenant. But if they turn to God and remain loyal to His promise they will be a 31 32

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people blessed and great. Breaking the covenant, they find themselves in hell. And finally, a re-gathering is promised those who purely seek the Truth. The “Hands” were able to get away with their violation, by usurping the headship of the Baha’i Faith and forbidding their followers from investigating the matter for themselves at the threat of excommunication. … This violation is not peculiar to the present day, but occurs every time there is a change in the command of God. 33 The three-part covenant of Moses is represented by the three guardians of the Baha’i faith following the death of Shoghi Effendi. Mason Remey was the guardian of the Blessing. Mason said that the test of the guardianship would have to do with recognizing that the guardianship after Shoghi Effendi continued in Mason, and then recognizing who Mason’s successor would be based on the criteria from the Will and Testament. The people who came under Mason passed the first test under the violation of the Hands, who declared the guardianship ended. They saw that the Davidic kingship is everlasting, and did not end. Mason’s successor, Joseph Pepe, was the guardian of the Curse. Meaning those that passed the second test and recognized Pepe as Mason’s successor had been grafted into the Tree of Life and given the blessing of the Promise under the explanations of the return of Jesus the High Priest, Dr. Leland Jensen, and were thus written into the “Lamb’s book of Life.” When they broke the Covenant, namely those whom Doc appointed members of the Second International Baha’i Council, they scattered and created their own sects united around their own particular theologies. The guardian of the re-gathering is the current guardian, Mr. Neal Chase, brought forth and established on the Throne by Doc, whose mission is to re-gather the scattered tribes around the Covenant by re-establishing the guardianship on the Throne. By coming forth, the current guardian establishes Doc’s mission, and is therefore the guardian of the regathering. Interestingly, each period of the blessing, curse and re-gathering are symbolized by the three red granite plugs in the Great Pyramid in Giza, as will be explained in a later chapter. Tests in the Baha’i faith began with the ascension of the Bab. After the passing of the forerunner, a minority came under Baha’u’llah. Of the 19 letters of the living, the majority in fact failed to recognize Him. After the passing of Baha'u'llah, another test of successorship occurred and many again split off, having failed to turn to the Center of the His Covenant, 'Abdu'l-Baha. After the passing of 'Abdu'l-Baha, the Baha'i world was again tested and many failed to come under the guardianship of Shoghi Effendi. After Shoghi’s ascension, the 33

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majority fell prey to the Covenant-breaking scheme of the Hands, leaving those that remained under the protection of the Aghsan guardianship of Mason Remey relatively few in number. Doc writes of this: Shoghi Effendi also was a test. He was not a male blood-line descendant of Baha'u'llah, or of King David. His line was not to succeed him, so God didn't give an heir. Therefore he appointed one who was of the line of David, 'Abdu'lBaha’s adopted son to be his successor. 34 In one swoop, nearly the entire Baha'i world fell on the premise that Shoghi Effendi had no biological son and left no will appointing his successor, and that he did not legally adopt anyone in the civil courts. Therefore, it was thought, there was no legal heir to his guardianship. When Mason died, yet another test sifted the believers, leaving only Doc and Opal left under the Covenant to accept Mason’s successor, Joseph Pepe Remey. Doc continues: When he [Shoghi] died God didn't hesitate to remove all of the millions of the Baha'is that separated themselves from the guardian, and thus from Him; and when Mason died God didn't hesitate to remove the rest of them who didn't accept his son, from His sight except two knights. 35 And now since the passing of Dr. Leland Jensen into the heavenly realm, the test of the guardianship has come full circle, in that Pepe used the same manner and style of appointing his successor that ‘Abdu’l-Baha used to appoint Mason, as will be explained in Part I. When Shoghi died, Mason said the ones who passed the test knew the guardianship must go on. Mason said that the next test would be on who the next guardian would be. Doc said this test is to continue until the masses of the believers come into the faith. These tests that have been going on are to determine who is and who is not firm in the Covenant. Had the "Hands" accepted the continuation of the guardianship in the presidency of the IBC there would have been no test. But as it was the believers had to choose between the "Hands faith" and the Baha'i faith. Before the Baha'i faith is accepted by the masses of the peoples of the world this test had to take place, otherwise somewhere down the road after the Kingdom is established it would be in jeopardy of being taken over by some corrupt group. Once this test is over it will never happen again. No one will ever accept a guardianless faith. It will last forever. 36

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Dr. Leland Jensen; Epistle to Mike East, Oct., Nov. 1988, p. 2 Dr. Leland Jensen; Epistle to Mike East, Oct., Nov. 1988, p. 2 “Dear Kam” Epistle from Dr.Leland Jensen, Jan/Feb, 1992 13

And so another exam as to the guardianship occurred, this time testing the Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant. It should be no surprise that, like the Hands failed the test that the guardianship must continue, at the appointed time sIBC members failed to recognize the Branch. Why? When the Will is clear the guardian is what distinguishes the true Council? In the book of Thessalonians it says that God would send the people a strong delusion to make them believe what is false, lest they be saved. …because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 37 The greatest tests in the faith have always been over the guardianship. These tests separate and sift the people, like wheat from the chaff, with each test weeding out those who deny the true successor. God guides whom He wills and misleads whom He wills. And this is just the way it is. Dr. Leland Jensen deliberately continued the test of Mason and Pepe when he positioned Pepe’s successor on the sIBC: He [Doc] protected the guardianship by not giving away the test, but continued the test of Mason and Pepe, that 'Abdu'l-Baha had given them, so that God's Plan and Will could be done and unfolded as it is now today. He told them who the [current] guardian was several times, but they would not listen. He tried to get them to work with him as the "group leader" but they rebelled even against this. Then the guardian remained patient and kind to them and never exercised his rights and authority at any time over these ones, always turning and supplicating to God that he should open their eyes and save them from the fires of separation. This continued for 4-5 years since the passing on of Dr. Jensen, and before that for 8 years since the passing on of Pepe, and before that for about 10 years from the time he was the Heir Apparent in 1991, until finally their violation of the Covenant could no longer be concealed, and first ____, then, ____, ____, ____, then ____ and ____, and finally, ____, ____, ____ and the rest fell like the brothers of Joseph who rejected and despised him. Thus "the Best of Stories" from the days that Baha'u'llah was thrown into the well (Siyah Chal), to today, when the 10 rejected "the true Joseph”. Now this "Joseph" is the Lamb who wore the dirty garment and received a change of raiment, for these 10 gates that have been destroyed (see Nehemiah 1-4) have in reality turned against him, and not me. He was the greatest servant of all, loyal, obedient, faithful and true, just as it is prophesied of in the Book of Revelations chapter 19. Now his true children, the body of believers that have passed this test, as he himself wrote about in the 7 epistles to Pepe, succeeds as the heirs of the Kingdom. Islam means to "submit". In Islam they didn't have to be believers, Muhammad told them they had to submit whether they were believers or not. The Baha'i Faith is not Islam. All are 37

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to be believers, for it says in the sacred Will and Testament, "that is, by the believers". In the Baha'i Faith we are to love and believe. Doc was the greatest lover and believer in this Cause, and when the full reality of this Cause and Baha'u'llah come to light in the forefront of all the people of the world, the greatness of his station will become known as well, for the people will realize what it was that he sacrificed everything for. Service out of love and adoration for God, IS not the same as submission. 38 This is the day of the Resurrection of Dr. Leland Jensen. His resurrected body is comprised of those believers who pass these tests of the guardianship and remain loyal to Him, as this test is really about loyalty to Doc. They are His resurrected Body! And in that day, but a mere handful are to initially pass this current test, but all are individually accounted to judge the Truth for themselves. Baha’u’llah writes: And now, comprehend the meaning of this verse: “The whole earth shall on the Resurrection Day be but His handful, and in His right hand shall the heavens be folded together. Praise be to Him! and high be He uplifted above the partners they join with him!” 39 And in that day, in the right hand of God, the heavens are folded together. In the right hand of God is the Covenant, or the Kingdom of God. The Best-Beloved is come. In His right hand is the sealed Wine [Covenant] of His name. Happy is the man that turneth unto Him, and drinketh his fill 40 Accept, then, that which hath escaped me when the light of Thy countenance shone forth. Thou, indeed, hast power over all things. Glory be to Thee, O Thou in Whose hand is the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. 41 Baha'u'llah says, "and in His right hand shall the heavens be folded together." The Covenant speaks of two inseparable parts, the executive Branch of guardianship, and the legislative branch, that are "folded together." The Resurrection of the body of believers who will be in the Kingdom, where these two inseparable parts are united together, before the 144,000 are gathered, are but a handful. Doc says these tests of the guardianship have to happen before the masses of the people will accept the Baha'i Faith. As we are in the prophesied timeframe for the gathering of the 144,000, and so near to the catastrophes, another test had to occur. For as it says in Romans:

Letter from Neal Chase to Victor Woods, dated? Baha’u’llah, Kitab’i’Iqan, pp. 47-48 40 Baha’u’llah, Gleanings, pp. 33-34 41 Proclamation of Baha’u’llah, pp. 35-39 38 39


Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles [144,000] come in, and so all Israel will be saved... 42 Had sIBC members so loved the Truth, accepted the Branch and be saved, there would have been no test and the mass of the believers would have come in long ago. But Doc says these tests must take place—that this gradual filtering out and sifting of the believers must occur. After all, nothing “unclean” shall enter into the Kingdom, Jesus says. All along, Neal Chase was the successor to Pepe. Some members had a hunch that this was the case, because of Neal’s leadership and contributions to the Cause. Yet when he came forth, they flat rejected him. Doc explains the importance of these tests: Why is this [these tests] so all important? In the Kitab-i-Ahd (Book of the Covenant) Baha'u'llah tells us that a "mighty power and supreme potency is hidden and concealed in the world of being." 43 These tests occurred because Baha’u’llah’s complete genealogy, along with the One who fulfills that hereditary principle for being his great, great grandson seated on the Throne today, was hidden and concealed from them. This mighty power and supreme potency "hidden and concealed in the world of being" (the genealogy of Baha'u'llah, and the guardianship combined) is the “divine standard” with which to test the people. Baha’u’llah says tests are necessary in order that their innermost being—their heart—might be revealed. It is evident unto thee that the Birds of Heaven and Doves of Eternity speak a twofold language. One language, the outward language, is devoid of allusions, is unconcealed and unveiled; that it may be a guiding lamp and a beaconing light whereby wayfarers may attain the heights of holiness, and seekers may advance into the realm of eternal reunion. Such are the unveiled traditions and the evident verses already concealed, so that whatever lieth hidden in the heart of the malevolent may be made manifest and their innermost being be disclosed. Thus hath Sadiq, son of Muhammad, spoken: "God verily will test them and sift them." This is the divine standard, this is the touchstone of God, wherewith He proveth His servants. 44

Romans 11:25-26 “Dear Kam” Epistle from Dr. Leland Jensen, Jan-Feb, 1992 44 Kitab’i-Iqan; pp. 254-255 16 42 43

This divine standard is further explained in Part II, in a section titled "The Standard Explained." Briefly, the purpose of the divine standard is for the preservation and protection of the guardianship so that there will always be a means for authenticating the true Universal House of Justice. The purpose of God preserving David’s lineage to be the guardian, is that for five hundred thousand years all the people will be able to determine the authenticity of the UHJ, by having a guardian that is the descendant of King David through Baha’u’llah and being appointed by the previous guardian as the president or head of the UHJ. Any UHJ that does not have this authentic guardian as its president is a phony UHJ. 45 In repeat of history, and in a manner in which the believers are sifted and refined, among the most trusted members, most have once again failed the test of the guardianship. Doc’s mission was to re-establish what the Covenant-breakers at the time of Mason threw out and that is the executive Aghsan guardianship upon the throne of David at the head of the sIBC. Obedience to a minority membership of that body comprising a committee that has flat rejected the authentic Branch does not constitute obedience to the infallible sIBC/UHJ. Doc fulfilled his mission. Despite the tests that have separated the wheat from the chaff, leaving the true Faith temporarily fewer in number, Doc has achieved a complete victory! He has, in fact, established the executive BRANCH upon the throne of David in fulfillment of prophecy, and as God has Promised all mankind. An empty seat at the head of a council table waiting to be filled by a phantom, mythological, future guardian that does not exist and never will, such as what the sansguardian, bogus “sIBC” that has rejected the BRANCH has, is not the guardianship. It has to be filled with a living, breathing, male descendant of Baha’u’llah who fulfills the two criteria. Following are the infallible proofs for the guardian, in two parts—Part I will present the proofs from the Will and Testament, which is the lesser Covenant, and Part II will present the prophecies, which is the greater Covenant so that we may have true faith, as this is the Baha’i Faith, that God’s Promises are fulfilled. True faith is built upon two things: true science (the physical, tangible realities) and true religion (the unseen spiritual realities) being in complete harmony so that we may be 100 percent certain that what we devote our lives to is 100 percent actual factual. For as it says in the new Testament, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 46



“Dear Kam” Epistle from Dr. Leland Jensen, Jan/Feb, 1992 (CHECK) Hebrews 11:1, KJV 17

“Substance” is the Promise that is given under the Everlasting Covenant that the Davidic kingship that is to last forever is fulfilled in the physical, father-to-son, hereditary guardianship of the Baha’i faith. This Promise is the hope and salvation of mankind. Didn’t Jesus say that before we can know of heavenly things we must first understand the earthly? “If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?” 47 “Evidence” is the infallible, two-part criteria contained in the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, along with the Golden Criteria of name, date, address and mission, as well as the spiritual explanations and commentaries of the return of Jesus the Lamb, so that all, bar none, can be heirs to the Promise—that no one is held back except for what they themselves have wrought in their day. This is so that once and for all time, mankind may turn to the true, infallible source of divine guidance--the golden branch, free from error, in which the executive and legislative branches are joined at the Covenant for the guidance of all peoples of the world. All will be able to see the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, the fruit of 6,000 years of the progressive unfolding of God’s everlasting Covenant with man, that man is to take on the qualities and attributes of God--to be made in His image, the hope and solution for lasting peace. And that in God’s infinite mercy, man will never again violate His Covenant, for a full thousand years. That is a promise! "I have a mandate--to bring forth and establish the BRANCH--I must and I will accomplish this. Nothing in heaven or on earth can prevent me from doing this." --Dr. Leland Jensen 48


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PART I The Criteria from the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

They separated themselves from the provisions of the Will and Testament, and the guardianship of the Baha'i Faith. Ask them to produce their Guardian who is an integral part of the Baha'i Faith and the inseparable head and executive pillar of the Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha. I remained with the true Baha'i Faith and at present am the greatest protagonist in establishing this faith in the world. 49 --Dr. Leland Jensen

It is because of the Covenant-breaking and confusion that has befallen the tribes of

the defeated that in God’s infinite mercy, like the establisher, the guardian at this time in history comes in the greater Covenant of name, date, address and mission. And by completing Doc’s mission, by being the Branch that he anointed and brought forth by him alone, this person establishes Dr. Leland, completing his mission of establishing the Kingdom. And by doing so, he shall ultimately re-gather the true Baha’is back under the Covenant which also completes his mission. This is explained more fully in Part II. Doc used to say that he would be revealed to such a degree as to astound the people. Perhaps the meaning of this is made more clear as we come to understand the relationship he had with the present guardian, and how he was able to bring forth this Branch who completes his mission. In order for the Branch established by Dr. Leland Jensen to be that authentic, distinguished member of the Council, he must fulfill the two-part infallible criteria of the sacred Will and testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha. By this criteria alone, the Baha’is and all nations shall be able to recognize who is the rightful, hereditary heir to the throne of 49Epistle

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David. He must be a son, Aghsan, and he must be appointed in the lifetime of the previous guardian. O ye beloved of the Lord! It is incumbent upon the guardian of the Cause of God to appoint in his life-time him that shall become his successor, that differences may not arise after his passing. 50 The present guardian fulfills the criteria from the Will and Testament. He fulfills it in the same way that Mason did. Mason received Aghsan letters from 'Abdu’l-Baha, in which Abdu’l-Baha calls him his dear “son” (translated into Persian as “Aghsan”). In this manner Abdu’l-Baha adopted Mason for the purpose of succeeding him to the throne of David. These Aghsan letters are the adoption and appointment of Mason to the throne of David by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in one stroke. This adoption was for the purpose of succession only. These were not vague terms of affection but expressed the precise legal relationship which had been created between them – at any rate with respect to the matter of succession [appointment] 51 As well, Mason received a unique token of inheritance, the hair and the blood of Baha’u’llah. In 1922, Shoghi Effendi, the executor of the Will of Abdu’l-Baha, sent Mason Remey a package of 'Abdu'l-Baha's most prized possession--locks of Baha'u'llah's hair and drops of his coagulated blood to Mason, as he was the guardian of the blessing, grafted into Baha’u’llah’s lineage as a gentile. Doc explains why this unique token was passed down to Mason: What Mason inherited from his father, 'Abdu'l-Baha, was Aghsan blood, representing the AGHSAN bloodline, and the hair, growing on the head, represents the headship or the presidency of the IBC, the embryonic UHJ. What Mason received when he inherited the token was the AGHSAN lineage. At this moment the AGHSAN LINEAGE passed from 'Abdu'l-Baha's reproductive organ to his adopted son, and the scepter of the Davidic Kingship departed from the Tribe of Judah to the Gentile. 52 Like in the case of Jesus being the son of Joseph, no adoption papers were filed in the secular courts or archives. Mason was, however, adopted under the laws of the land, the Ottoman Empire that governed Palestine before Israel became a state in 1948. According to those laws, being given a token and called a son in writing, constituted a

Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 12 Selected Judgments from the Israeli Supreme Court, Vol. III, pp. 426-7. 52 Epistle #3 from Doc to Pepe, Oct. 7-12, 1989 20 50 51

legal adoption.53 Mason fulfilled the two criteria in the Will and Testament according to that law. The present guardian’s appointment is a carbon copy of Mason’s, and is also legal and binding. He received similar letters from Pepe, in which Pepe calls him "Aghsan" and he was given a unique token of inheritance, a lapis lazuli ring, through the executor of Pepe's estate. The unique token, and the similar manner of his appointment, was to continue the test of the guardianship. Doc writes: Mason explained to me that in the unique way that Shoghi Effendi appointed his successor the guardianship was tested. He said the believers would not be put through that test again. He said the next time they wouldn’t know who the guardian is for a while. This is through his unique way of appointing you [Pepe]. It seems that the guardians try to out-do each other in using unique ways in appointing their successors. For me I must be absolutely certain that the one that I support and give my allegiance is the true guardian. I must take no ones word for this. I must see with my own eyes. Investigate with my own intellect and know with my own heart. 54 These unique ways, Doc writes, test the faith of the people. It appears that the guardians of the Baha'i Faith are trying to out-do each other in finding unique ways to appoint their successors. These are tests to test the believers to see if they really do believe. 55 Just like Mason, Neal Chase received a unique token, the ring, through the executor of Pepe’s estate and was called "Aghsan" in writing by Joseph Pepe. The manner in which he is appointed is a carbon copy of Mason's--he is given a token and received letters calling him "Aghsan". To say that the guardian must appoint his successor in a manner other than that ordained by God and set down in the Will is adding to, or interpolating the Will, a violation of the Covenant. Dr. Leland Jensen explains: Then we have the violation of Donald, and I hope you are able to rescue him. He bases his claim on a handwritten document appointing him the Third Guardian of the Baha’i Faith (not the second). Some deem his handwritten document should be given priority over your appointment, because it is hand written. But here again this is extra to the Will and Testament. No place in the Will of ‘Abdu’l-Baha does it state that the appointment must be in a handwritten document. All that it Israeli-Supreme Court judgment, New York Law Libraries. Epistle from Dr. Leland Jensen to Pepe, July 19, 1975; p. 2 55 Notes written by Dr. Leland Jensen, undated. 21 53 54

states is that he must appoint a successor during his lifetime. It leaves the manner and style up to the guardian. Shoghi Effendi appointed his successor in a cablegram, but the “Hands” deemed that the appointment had to be in a Will. To add or subtract from the Will interpolates it; then it is no longer the document sent down by God. 56 To none is given the right to put forth his own opinion or express his particular convictions. All must seek guidance and turn unto the Center of the Cause and the House of Justice [UHJ comprised of the legislative and the executive Branches]. 57 Yet these Covenant-breakers have devised a theology, extra to the Will, that the guardian must be adopted and appointed "according to the laws of the land," or in other words adopted in the secular court system. They think that Mason’s adoption was legitimate unlike the present guardian’s, because Mason’s adoption occurred under the laws of the Ottoman empire so that manner of adoption was accepted, whereas these present day violators say that the guardian must be adopted according to the law of the land. Dr. Jensen explains: AN ADOPTED SON HAS ALL THE RIGHTS AND PEROGATIVES OF A NATURAL SON The Christians accept the authority of the Messiahship of Jesus; he qualifies by the genealogy of Jesus back to David through Joseph. But because of the virgin birth they state that Jesus was the adopted son of Joseph with all the rights of a natural son, although there is no recording of a legal adoption in the scriptures nor in the archives. They claim that by Joseph taking Jesus as his son that this is all that is required to prove adoption; and that an adopted son has all the rights and privileges of a natural son, even the Kingship or Messiahship. Thus the Bible gives the genealogy of Jesus back to David through Joseph to prove his eligibility to be the Promised Messiah, for the Messiah must be a descendant of David through the male line of descent. All the kings of Israel descended from David through a male descendant (no queen ever sat upon the throne). 58 The Ottoman laws for adoption were upheld by the British Mandate Courts of the West, as well as by the Supreme Court of Israel, and are universally accepted. He ['Abdu'l-Baha] adopted Mason Remey to be "His son" in the same manner that the Christians state that Joseph adopted Jesus to be his son, grafting this 56

The Most Mighty Document, p. 25 Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha; p. 26 58 The Most Might Document; p. ii 57


Branch to the Davidic tree. He called Mason Remey Aghsan “my son” almost every time that he addressed him. These are found in many Tablets addressed to Mason Remey recorded in the "Star of the West" Magazine. He is the only person in this world that he referred to as Aghsan, my son, grafting him into the Davidic tree ("O My Dear Son!", "Star of the West" p.144 Vol. X. "O thou enlightened and beloved son!", "Star of the West" p. 229 Vol. XI). 'Abdu'l-Baha didn't speak English. The way you say "my son" in Persian is "Aghsan". In 'Abdu'l-Baha's "Last Tablet to America" He states: 'Consider! The Divine Gardener cuts off the dry or weak branch from the good tree and grafts to it a branch from another tree. He both separates and unites' (Baha'i World Faith, p. 438). Not only did the Christians uphold the adoption principle for the Messiahship as in the JosephJesus instance, but 'Abdu'l-Baha upheld it in His Last Tablet to America; this principle has been upheld all the way back into antiquity and all the way down to our present times by peoples, kindreds and governments. It is a universal principle. 59 The manner in which both Mason Remey and Neal Chase were appointed as successors to the guardianship is legal and binding according to the law of the East and the West, both fulfilling the specific requirements outlined in the Will and Testament. How many times did Dr. Leland Jensen tell the people over and over again, "God does not fulfill people's expectations, it is prophecy that is fulfilled"? These ones have set up a theology that deters people from ever accepting the guardian, as the guardian after Joseph Pepe was never to be adopted in the secular court system. Pepe told a Baha’i who went on a mission to visit with Pepe at his home in Florence, Italy in the early 1990s, that he never adopted anyone in the secular courts, or ever would adopt anyone in that manner. 60 And he didn't have a natural son. It was required of Mason that after Pepe, the adopted lineage of Remey recognized in the secular court system would come to an end to prevent anyone outside of the Remey family from being an actual, legal heir to the Wadley-Remey monetary fortune. So the legal lineage of Aghsan was to continue as a natural grandson. How? There is a prophecy that a natural Branch would be grafted back in the place of the gentile guardianship. The book of Romans explains: Now I am speaking to you gentiles. Y If the dough offered as first fruits is holy , so is the whole lump; and if the root [Baha'u'llah] is holy, so are the branches [Aghsans]. But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you. You will say, "Branches were broken off so 59 60

See: The Most Mighty Document, Seventh Angel Sounded (April 4, 1994) The Baha’i sent on this mission told this to Victor and Kay Woods. 23

that I might be grafted in." That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast only through faith. So do not be proud, but stand in awe. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. … For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree. 61 The current guardian is of natural-born Jewish ancestry, his lineage being able to be traced back to the descendants of David. And as he fulfills the criteria for being an Aghsan son of Pepe, and appointed in his lifetime, he is this natural Branch grafted back into the Tree of Life. Therefore Pepe did not need to file papers in the legal court adopting a gentile to be his successor. God provided for a natural Branch to succeed him. God brought forth the BRANCH in this manner, and Doc establishes him upon the Throne. This is why Doc found it necessary to raise up and anoint a Baha'i of Jewish lineage to be that Branch that he was to establish. Pepe legally adopted his successor for the purpose of succession only. In order to do this he didn't need to file papers with the secular archives. He could appoint his successor in any manner he chose. The manner of appointment is up to the guardian. In The Most Mighty Document Dr. Leland Jensen explains: No place in the Will of 'Abdu'l-Baha does it state that the appointment must be in a handwritten document. All that it states is that he must appoint a successor during his lifetime. It leaves the manner and style up to the guardian. Shoghi Effendi appointed his successor in a cablegram, but the "Hands" deemed that the appointment had to be in a Will. 62 Secular adoption filed in the legal court system of the state was not the manner and style that Pepe chose to adopt his successor. So it doesn't matter if Pepe’s appointment of the current guardian isn't in the legal, secular archives. Furthermore, when the British government took over Palestine, they ruled under the British mandate. That mandate accepts the laws of adoption formed under the Ottoman Empire. This mandate is accepted in the West. Dr. Leland Jensen writes: When 'Baha'u'llah adopted Mason Remey to succeed him to the throne of David as his son, this was legal and binding. According to the laws of the Ottoman Empire of the Middle East that ruled over Palestine before it became the state of Israel, a legal adoption occurred when a man called another his son. Then the British Mandate of the West which succeeded the Ottoman Empire retained the Adoption laws of the Ottoman Empire as legal and binding under their rule. Then, for the Israeli government, the law for adoption remained the same. If a man calls another his son and leaves him a token to show inheritance 61 62

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(whether it be a stick or a stone or something), then the adoption is legal and binding. When 'Abdu'l-Baha proclaimed that Mason was his son (privately, publicly and in letters published in Star of the West Magazine), these were not "vague terms of affection but expressed the precise legal relationship which had been created between them." Here is cited the law of adoption in the Middle East (from Ottoman times to the present) upheld by the British Mandate of the West and the Israeli Supreme Court on June 22, 1960, long after 'Abdu'l-Baha adopted Mason to be his son and heir. "This idea of equating adopted children with natural children in matters of succession is well expressed in a responsum of Rabbi Jacob Emden with the learned Judge cited in another decision, In re: Succession of the late Yoseph Blum deceased (4) (at pp. 161), as follows: "If he rears the child for the glory of God the child is certainly to be regarded as his child and not only in lineage, but even where the child had parents and is being brought up by the stranger as a meritorious act, if the latter has no children ['Abdu'l-Baha had no living natural sons] and is bringing up the child to be his son and to succeed him and they address each other as father and son" (response of Yavetz, Part I, section 168). … [Dr. Leland:]This was usually confirmed by some token such as a stick or a stone, or something, to make it definite that it was meant that it was a legal adoption. This is called institutive evidence. … "Institutive evidence is that which is created or adopted as a memorial of a fact and for the purpose of being evidence of the fact. The stone set up for a boundary; the giving of a clod of earth or a twig in livery of seizing as evidence or the transfer of the title [etc]..." (Sagebeer, The Bible in Court, p. 104.) "The Master gave Mr. Remey what no one else ever received--relics of the Blood and Hair of Baha'u'llah; in the East this act symbolizes Mr. Remey's adoption as a Son by 'Abdu'l-Baha and his becoming a member of the Holy family.” (Questions and Answers about Charles Mason Remey and the Baha’i Faith, by F.C. Spataro.) 63 So we can see that the transfer of Baha'u'llah's hair and drops of His coagulated blood from 'Abdu'l-Baha to Mason Remey by Shoghi Effendi as the intermediary, or the administrator of the estate or executor of the Will, is defined as "Institutive Evidence" and falls under the category of "Direct Evidence." Dr. Leland Jensen continues:


Dr. Leland Jensen, The Most Mighty Document; Law of Adoption, pp. iv-iva 25

Shoghi Effendi recognized 'Abdu'l-Baha's adoption of Mason as true and legal. Immediately after the death of 'Abdu'l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi called Mason to the Holy land in February and March of 1922 giving to him a “package of 'Abdu'lBaha's most sacred possession,” which was left to Shoghi Effendi, as the executor of 'Abdu'l-Baha's Will to deliver to Mason Remey as his inheritance: “locks of Baha'u'llah's hair” (which represents the headship of the International Baha'i Council/Universal House of Justice) and “drops of his coagulated blood” (which represents the bloodline of David and Baha'u'llah). On the outside of the package Shoghi Effendi addressed it to 'Abdu'l-Baha's "dear son" whom he later appointed to the headship of the IBC/UHJ. The hair and blood are the tokens of inheritance. ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s most prized possession shows the evidence of the legal adoption passed on from father to son – ‘Abdu’l-Baha to Mason. 64 In like manner we can see that the direct transfer of the token, the lapis lazuli ring, from Pepe’s estate to Neal Chase, through Pepe’s executor, is also Institutive or Direct Evidence that Neal is his successor. That, and the fact that Neal Chase was called "Aghsan" makes Neal Chase Pepe's true, legal successor according to these universal laws of adoption. The History of Tokens of inheritance Mason Remey Hair and Blood of Baha’u’llah Through 'Abdu'l-Baha's executor of estate, Shoghi Effendi, Mason received 'Abdu'lBaha's most prized possessions--locks of Baha'u'llah's hair, representing the headship, and coagulated drops of Baha'u'llah's blood, representing the bloodline.


ibid, pp. iva-ivb 26

Shoghi writes: Coagulated drops of Baha’u’llah’s all-sacred Blood and Ringlets of His Most Blessed locks presented as my most precious possession to 'Abdu'l-Baha's "dear son" Mr. Charles Mason Remey as a token of my Baha'i affection and brotherly love. Shoghi Joseph Pepe Remey Medallion Doc would tell the story of how he and some other Baha’is from Missouri went to Washington D.C. to meet the guardian Mason Remey. Doc told us that Mason had a Medallion that he was wearing in the shape of a nine-pointed star on a chain that he had made to give to Shoghi Effendi but never had an opportunity to do so before Shoghi Effendi passed away. Mason told everyone gathered together in Washington that they had all passed the test. Now the test of the guardianship was over. No longer would anyone ever doubt the necessity of the guardian in the Baha’i Faith. But now the next test would be on WHO it was. Mason said that the person in possession of this Medallion would be the guardian. They asked Mason if that was how he was going to appoint the next guardian and Mason told them ‘No’. This is because the Medallion was not the appointment, but it was a TOKEN of Pepe’s inheritance from Mason. In a letter from Pepe to Jeanne Miller, Pepe writes: The paper I am using is some of Mason’s left-over stationary. He designed the circular emblem himself [in the shape of a nine-pointed star] and I have a gold chain and medal bearing this insignia which he wore around his neck. 65


Joseph Pepe Remey to Jean Miller; April 10, 1974 27

Neal Chase Signet Ring In the same exact manner, through the executor of Pepe’s estate, Neal Chase received a unique token from Pepe, a lapis lazuli ring. Zerubabbel the king, who is the guardian, is prophesied to have a signet ring as the token of inheritence from the previous guardian, Pepe. When Pepe passed on, Neal Chase received a lapis lazuli signet ring worn by Baha’u’llah, from Pepe, as a token. This ring was delivered to Neal by Pepe’s sister, whom he designated Executor of his estate in his will. When Neal went to see Pepe’s sister in New York in 1994, he told her that they were looking for the genealogical scroll. He asked about the ring the exilarchs had. She said, "Oh the ring." She went and got it. She told him that Pepe had picked it out. Neal told her that that wasn't the ring they were looking for, but she insisted he have it to the extent that she shoved it on his finger. He tried to give it back to her the next day but she wouldn't take it. The token of the Lapis Lazuli is prophesied thousands of years ago in the Book of Haggai: On that day, says the Lord of Hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, says the Lord, and will make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you, says the Lord of hosts. 66 The stone in the signet ring is lapis lazuli. Furthermore, in Ezekiel, it states that lapis lazuli represents the throne of David: And above the firmament over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; 67(Lapis Lazuli) and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness as it were of a human form. 68* Aghsan Letters Mason Mason Remey received Aghsan letters from Abdu’l-Baha in which 'Abdu'l-Baha called him "my dear son," in quotations.

Haggai, ch. 2:23 Hebrew; lapis lazuli 68 Ezekiel, ch. 1:26. *See also ch. 10 66 67


Shoghi Effendi wrote 'Abdu'l-Baha's "my dear son" is quotes, showing it is translated back into Persian and Arabic as "My dear Aghsan" -- the BRANCH on the Davidic Tree. 69

Aghsan Letters:

To Charles Mason Remey

.Kr. R•IDey

Upon -btm be Baha Ullah el Abha. ll,y

He le Goi.

Beloved :-loA: Do not worry about tuat wo111811; 1 le&Ttl htr to ner-


fpon thee be Baha Ullah el-Abba.

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Abdul Baha Ab)le.

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fo Bl• Boatr llr. R•tT, 11P01l hlm be Bah&ulla~ 'el .lbh&. 0 . , dear son f

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Abdul Baha Abbaa.

SbOBhle Rabbani, Hal!a, Raleetlne

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(Pub. 'Swoftho West' p. 144, VoL X)

JUs Honour XI' .. (Cbatl• K&eon) Rn~. unto "him be the Glor1 ot God, the Koet ~lOl"S.ou He 111 God.


thou enlightened beloved son! Unto the~ be the Glor,y o! Abhal

AU!:eo 20. 1920. ftanelated by: Azlaullah Khan ~. ~ahadur, Kount Oar mel. RaleeUne.


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(Pub. 'Star oftbe West' p. 229, Vol. XI)

See attached letters of Mason and Pepe. 29

In the Most Mighty Document Dr. Leland Jensen explains: In the Book of His Covenant and in the Aqdas, Baha’u’llah appoints His eldest son ’Abdu’l-Baha, The Most Great Branch, to succeed Himself upon the Throne of David (Baha'i World Faith, p. 209). ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son Husayn, died in infancy, so Baha’u’llah appointed ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s brother Muhammed Ali, the less Branch, to succeed ‘Abdu’l-Baha. But Muhammad Ali broke the Covenant of Baha’u’llah, so at the same time that ‘Abdu’l-Baha cut this Branch off the Davidic tree, He adopted Mason Remey to be “His son” in the same manner that the Christians state that Joseph adopted Jesus to be his son, grafting this Branch to the Davidic tree. He called Mason Remey “Aghsan”—my son— almost every time that he addressed him. These are found in many Tablets addressed to Mason Remey recorded in the “Start of the West” Magazine. He is the only person in this world that he referred to as Aghsan, my son, grafting him into the Davidic tree (“O My Dear Son!”, ‘Star of the West’ p. 144 Vol. X “O thou enlightened and beloved son!”, ‘Star of the West’ p. 229 Vol. XI.) ‘Abdu’lBaha didn’t speak English. The way you say “my son” in Persian is “Aghsan”. In ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s ‘Last Tablet to America’ He states: “Consider! The Divine Gardener cuts off the dry or weak branch fro the good tree and grafts to it a branch from another tree. He both separates and unites” (Baha'i World Faith, p. 438). Not only did the Christians uphold the adoption principle for the Messiahship as in His Last Tablet to America; this principle has been upheld all the way back into antiquity and all the way down to our present times by peoples, kindreds and governments. It is a universal principle. 70

Neal In the same exact manner, Neal received Aghsan letters from Pepe:


The Most Mighty Document; p. iii-iv. 30

From Joseph Pepe Remey

A2hsan Letters:

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In 1991, Dr. Leland Jensen had Neal, who was living in Deerlodge at the time, write Pepe about matters pertaining to the Covenant and the IBC/UHJ. Pepe writes to Neal: 31

Dear Neal "My Dear Boy [AGHSAN]" my purpose is to BOMBARD you and your EDUCATOR with a dose of your own medicine. Pepe 71 In the letters for both Mason and Neal, every place where you read "my dear son" or "my dear boy" in English, replace that with the Persian, "Aghsan." Thus for both Mason and Neal it translates: "my dear Aghsan". Add: Brent Matthew letter where “boy” = “son (Aghsan)”. Summary: Pepe deliberately continued the Aghsan lineage with his adoption of Neal Chase in the same way that 'Abdu'l-Baha adopted Mason Remey. He deliberately did this so the people will have to turn back to Mason’s adoption and appointment by ‘Abdu’l-Baha. The reason Pepe used the same method to adopt and appoint his successor as 'Abdu'l-Baha did for Mason, is to establish the fact that Mason, his father, is AGHSAN, without a doubt. This will gather the 144,000. The Heir Apparent Ever since Dr. Leland Jensen appointed the members of the second International Baha'i Council and it held its first meeting on January 9, 1991, various individuals on the body have had issues with Neal's rank or position on the body. In an attempt to do away with Neal’s position, one member, in her ire against the guardian, went so far as to say there was no rank on the body. Though Dr. Leland Jensen clearly ranked members, beginning with Pepe (President), then Neal Chase (Heir Apparent), followed by the vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and on down through the members in the order that they were appointed to the body.


Letter from Pepe to Neal, 10/5/91 32

Why did members continually oppose Neal’s rank? Dr. Leland Jensen was Neal’s greatest supporter. So much so, that he publicly addressed certain peoples’ issues against Neal in various Epistles, pointing out their conditions, always having to do with jealousy. When Dr. Leland Jensen was no longer around to defend Neal, one by one members’ issues against Neal began to surface more and more, until they finally separated themselves from him and from the sIBC, until, interestingly enough, they eventually broke the Covenant and removed themselves from his midst. All during that time, Neal Chase was the irremovable, irreplaceable heir to the throne. From August-October of 1991, up until April 11, 1994 when Pepe died, he was Heir 33

Apparent, meaning "one who is to succeed another in the possession of property."72 Also, the "heir whose right is indefeasible, provided he outlives his ancestors." 73 Indefeasible means "not liable to be made void, or done away with; that cannot be forfeited." 74 Dr. Leland Jensen placed Neal Chase in a position to succeed Joseph Pepe as President of the body, though he deliberately did not name him President in the minutes, but gave him other titles and responsibilities similar to that of guardian without telling the people he was the successor. When Pepe died in 1994, he became the guardian, though inactive as such as it was "hidden and concealed" from the believers. It was at the appointed time of September 21, 2001, that he became the active guardian; the day that he was exiled by his family. When 'Abdu'l-Baha said to Mason, "this is my son (Aghsan)," this is like the voice from heaven that came to Jesus at his baptism: “This is my son. Hear Him.” Luke 3:22 ‘Abdu'l-Baha's appointment of Mason made him his son and successor all in one stroke. The Aghsan letters to Mason are the adoption and the appointment in the lifetime of 'Abdu'l-Baha. Just as the Aghsan letters to Neal was the adoption and appointment of Neal in Pepe’s lifetime. This is indefeasible, meaning he survived Pepe. Each of the tokens symbolized part of the role of the missions of each of these three guardians. Mason was the guardian of the blessing, thus his unique token was the hair and the blood showing the continuation of this headship and blood lineage by being grafted on as a gentile to the olive tree. Pepe’s son is the guardian of the re-gathering. In The Beast, Doc identifies the guardian who brings forth the Capstone as Zerubabbel, the righteous guardian who completes his mission of establishing the Kingdom. 75 Zerubabbel literally means “seed of Babylon”. Babylon is where the exilarchs (exiled Davidic monarchs) or the line of David was moved to in captivity, and from whom Baha’u’llah is descended. Thus Pepe’s successor’s unique token is the lapis lazuli signet ring. Again: In that day, saith the Lord of Hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee..." 76"And above the firmament over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire;... 77 Dr. Leland Jensen educated the third guardian, and deliberately welcomed him in the slot of Heir Apparent specifically so that he may accomplish this mission of the regathering. Though Dr. Leland Jensen placed Neal in a position of Heir Apparent, he did The Consolidated Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary; 1954 Oxford Dictionary (more info needed) 74 Oxford Dictionary (more info needed) 75 Dr. Leland Jensen, The Beast; pg. 18 76 Haggai, ch. 2, KJV 77 Hebrew; lapis lazuli 34 72 73

not name him to be the successor, as the previous guardian must appoint his successor. Instead he positioned him in the slot of Heir Apparent. And then he identified him as "group leader" through a liaison report made public in the sIBC minutes. 2. Group Leader - Dr. Leland is the group leader through his guidance, however he is not present at the meetings. Dr. Leland believes the group needs a leader who is present at meetings to establish direction, focus and unification. As Dr. Leland stated Neal is Peter therefore he is the group leader because of his closeness to Dr. Leland.78 This is like how Shoghi Effendi placed Mason in a position of leadership in order to prepare him for the position of guardianship. Dr. Jensen explains: Shoghi Effendi was brought up in the Holy Household, thus 'Abdu'l-Baha was able to groom him for the guardianship. Mason Remey, on the other hand, was a field man, so-to-speak, in the service of both 'Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi, for a good part of his adult life, until Shoghi Effendi took 'Abdu'l-Baha's "adopted son" into the Holy Household to groom him for his role as the guardian "of the glorious Kingdom of the Abha Father foretold by Jesus Christ and the prophets." He placed him in a lead position, seated next to him in the seat of honor, at the dinner table. He had him follow directly behind him at all functions, etc. He was in on everything that was going on. Then in March of 1951 Shoghi appointed him to a role that only an Aghsan guardian could hold and that was the President of the IBC for the state of Israel, the embryonic institution that was to go through various stages until it was to blossom into the UHJ. This was the only possible way that Shoghi could have appointed Mason. He couldn't state that Mason was his successor, as Mason was not an Afnan and only another Afnan could succeed Shoghi. … 79

Dr. Jensen’s relationship with Neal Chase was exactly the kind of relationship Shoghi had with Mason. Doc explains why Shoghi could not directly appoint Mason, but rather welcomed him in the position to become the President of the first IBC: There is one thing however that I must clear up is that I did not in any way appoint you to be the guardian of the second International Baha’i Council. I don’t know how you happened to come up with that myth. When Shoghi Effendi set-up the first International Baha'i Council he appointed all the members and then he said that he welcomed Mason Remey as the president of that council. That is Mason Remey was the only living son of ‘Abdu’l-Baha. Therefore he was the only 78 79

Public minutes of the sIBC meeting #34 2/29/92 Epistle from Dr. Leland Jensen to Pepe; October 7-December 7, 1989 35

one that could possibly fulfill that position. It was not the choice of Shoghi Effendi. It was ordained by God. Mason Remey said that he or one of his successors would sit as the president of the Universal House of Justice. Consequently like ‘Abdu’l-Baha he adopted a son and appointed him to be his successor in the guardianship. I had absolutely nothing at all to do about it. As the Covenant-breakers destroyed the first International Baha’i Council and set-up a headless monster in its place, hence God had in His plan for the fourth coming of Jesus to come and reestablish what the Covenant-breakers threw out. 80 So as an Aghsan Branch cannot succeed a Golden Branch, Shoghi Effendi, rather than directly appointing Mason to be the guardian, placed him at the head of the first IBC and then welcomed him as the President of the newly-formed body. Proclaim National Assemblies of East and West weighty epoch-making decision of formation of first International Baha'i Council, forerunner of supreme administrative institution destined to emerge in fullness of time ... Greatly welcome assistance of the newly-formed International Council, particularly its President, Mason Remey, ... 81 Like Shoghi, who was not an Aghsan Branch and therefore could not appoint an Aghsan to succeed him, but established a position for the Aghsan President at the head of the first IBC, which he filled by placing Mason there, Doc could not directly appoint Pepe’s successor as Doc is the establisher, not the previous guardian. As the establisher of Baha’u’llah and the return of Jesus the High Priest having conferred infallibility to anoint and establish the Branch, Doc had NO CHOICE but to place Neal in this position of leadership for the purpose of preparing him for this role as guardian. At forums Doc always seated Neal at his left hand, in the "seat of honor" as it says in the bible that the high priest is seated at the "right hand of him who is seated on the throne."

80 81

Epistle from Dr. Leland Jensen to Pepe; April 12, 1994 Shoghi Effendi; Cablegram, March 2, 1951 36

Like Shoghi Effendi, that welcomed Mason Remey as the President of the first IBC, Doc rolled out the red carpet for the Heir Apparent by ranking him in the slot above the vice-president, 82 as Doc knew that Neal had received Aghsan Letters from Pepe in 1991. He called Neal "the Peter" (rock or Christ) of the Apostles.

He then informed the body through a liaison report that they are to recognize him as "group leader." But as their leader, as in the case of the guardian, he would only have a


See attached sIBC minutes. 37

vote of one, and in a framework where every member votes according to their conscience. As in the biblical case of Samuel, who did not have the authority to appoint Jesse but to anoint him, Doc could not directly appoint Neal to be the guardian as this would be outside the provisions of the Covenant. However it was his prerogative as the High Priest to make sure Neal had received the Aghsan letters, and the unique token of inheritance through the executor of Pepe’s estate. It was the intention of the executor of Pepe’s estate for Dr. Leland Jensen to have all Pepe’s belongings, as it pertains to the Faith. For this reason he sent Neal on a mission to visit Pepe’s sister in New York to retrieve these things, in the same way Shoghi Effendi made sure Mason received his. Shoghi Effendi recognized this adoption [of Mason] way back in 1922 when he gave Mason his token of inheritance. Shoghi Effendi was a member of the Holy household on his mother’s side. 'Abdu'l-Baha in His Will and Testament, not only appointed Shoghi as the guardian of the Cause of God, but also left him all his possessions. It was Shoghi's prerogative for him to see that all the family members received their specific inheritance from 'Abdu'l-Baha. “To ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s “dear son” Mr. Charles Mason Remey” he left “Coagulated drops of Baha’u’llah’s All-Sacred Blood and Ringlets of His most Blessed Locks presented as my most precious possession ... as a token of my Baha'i affection and brotherly love; and further: Of all the remnants of Baha'u'llah's all-Sacred person, the most hallowed, the most precious, confidently delivered into the hands of my brother and co-worker in the Cause, Mr. Remey"---Shoghi, March 1922. Thus Mason received his token of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s inheritance through Shoghi Effendi. 83 "'Abdu'l-Baha had adopted Mason Remey, and given him a token of this adoption: Shoghi Effendi, as the executor of 'Abdu'l-Baha's estate, delivered to Mason Remey an envelope containing a small packet with blood and hair from Baha'u'llah." 84

*** The manner in which Mason Remey was adopted is universal! It applies to both East and West. Thus the current guardian fulfills the two-part criteria in the Will in the same exact manner that Mason did. If we can accept Mason’s adoption as legal and binding, what would prevent the believers from accepting Neal and passing this test? Nothing within the confines of the Will should prevent anyone from accepting the current guardian. Therefore the reasons for not accepting him 83 84

Epistle #3 from Doc to Pepe, 10/7-12/7/89 Revelation Explained, ch. 4, v. 3. See also Token of Inheritance (REF?) 38

are reasons of one’s own vain and false imaginings--reasons that go outside the provisions of the Covenant. Joseph Pepe continued the test of Mason for recognizing who the guardian is, by appointing his successor in a manner that was a carbon copy of Mason’s, a manner flat rejected by the Hands. And now the manner of the current guardian’s appointment was flat rejected by those that comprised Doc’s appointed body. The greatest tests have always been over the guardianship. Mason said the first test was on the continuation of the guardianship, which the Hands failed, and derailed others from recognizing Mason. The next test he said would be that people wouldn't know who his successor would be. Many failed this test. And at the passing of Pepe in 1994, and then Doc in 1996, this test continued to sift the believers. The people wouldn't know who Pepe's successor would be. Now the test has come full circle. With the coming forth of the Branch on Sept. 11-21, 2001, this cycle of the test is now complete. This test is severe as it has narrowed the Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant down to literally a handful who have had to cross the shun order to independently investigate the truth and pass this test. But these tests are necessary as they purify the Cause to prepare the masses of the people for accepting the Baha'i faith. As the present guardian not being adopted through the secular court system is the Covenant-breakers’ main excuse for not accepting him, just as with the Hands’ rejection of Mason, they have failed this test, have cut themselves off from ever being under the Covenant again and will forever remain sans-guardian. That is, unless they choose to turn and be saved while there is yet time. O MY SERVANT! Free thyself from the fetters of this world, and loose thy soul from the prison of self. Seize thy chance, for it will come to thee no more. --Baha'u'llah 85


Hidden Words #40 39

Part II The Prophecies The following was begun as a compilation of notes taken during a deepening on the Branch on "Easter Sunday," March 30, 2002, though a great deal of material has been added.


We begin this deepening today with the Tablet of the Apostles, referring to those that

come out from under this current violation and win their stations. Those that recognize the Branch today have very high stations set aside for them. Now who’s greater, the Father or the Son? Doc’s mission is in the potency of the Son. However, Baha’u’llah, the Second Coming of Christ who continued the line of David, his Revelation is in the potency of the Father. As for the Apostles of Jesus and of the Father, who’s greater? Those of the Father or those of the Son? As the Father is greater, that means the Apostles of the Father--those that pass this test and recognize the Branch--are greater than those of the Son. Now, “Peter” is the greatest of the Apostles of the Son, but the very least among the Apostles of the Father. What does all this have to do with the Covenant? There are the greater and lesser Covenants. The greater Covenant has to do with those that come in fulfillment of prophecy, and these can be Manifestations or they can be Promised Ones who aren't Manifestations. For instance, Dr. Leland Jensen was a Promised One but not a Manifestation of God. If you meet someone who comes in the greater Covenant you will know they are from God. The lesser Covenant has to do with what happens in between Manifestations that come in the greater Covenant. For example, Baha'u'llah names Abdu'l-Baha as His successor. Abdu'l-Baha names Shoghi Effendi, then the sIBC, and so on. And then there is the Everlasting Covenant. The Everlasting Covenant is the eternal promise that God will never abandon us. That is, God will forever send a Manifestation for the education of mankind. God has a plan for spiritualizing humanity through this everlasting succession of Manifestations, the focal point of which is the Davidic kingship--the point of unity for all mankind. The role of the guardian is that he is this 40

focal point of unity. The guardians are promised in the Everlasting Covenant that God gave to David. 86 Therefore, all the guardians are Promised Ones. The current guardian is promised in the Everlasting Covenant, fulfilled through the lesser Covenant.87 And, by fulfilling the divine calling card or “Golden Criteria” of name, date, address and mission, the current guardian is fulfilled through the greater Covenant as well, though he is not a manifestation with a revelation direct from God. Not everyone who comes in the greater Covenant is a manifestation. For instance, Dr. Leland Jensen came in the greater Covenant by fulfilling prophecy of name, date, address and mission but he was a manifestation with a revelation direct from God. Due to the importance of recognizing the guardian today, the present guardian not only fulfills the two-part criteria in the Will and Testament but he also fulfills prophecy. Others, because of the role they play, were accused of claiming a revelation direct from God--such as 'Abdu'l-Baha by Muhammad Ali, and Mason Remey by the Hands, and Dr. Jensen by the sans-guardian Baha'is. The guardian being accused of claiming a station above his own is not unique. And the fact that the guardian today comes under the greater Covenant doesn't change the fact that this is an administrative post, in which the guardian has a vote of one on the body, and cannot overrule the majority vote. The sIBC/UHJ gets its infallibility from the essential union of executive and legislative branches. This guardian’s sphere of infallibility in coming in the greater Covenant has to do with his mission, as will be explained. Mason Remey’s guardianship came forth in the various encyclical letters and statements he circulated to the Hands who violated the Covenant by concluding that Shoghi Effendi left no will and therefore no successor, and therefore Mason couldn't be the guardian, and that he was in his dotage to assume this position. The guardian today comes forth in the wake of similar events, slander, character defamation, vicious attacks, and downright lies. As in the days of the sans-guardian Hands who declared Mason to be a Covenantbreaker, therefore banning believers from investigating Mason’s claim, we have a similar oppression today. The fraudulent, Covenant-breaking "sIBC" will only accept a guardian who fulfills their expectation for how Pepe’s successor fulfills the two-part criteria, but who cannot. Thus in their minds they remain forever guardian-less, and anti-Christ. Because of the violation, it would appear that there are two sIBCs. How can we tell which is the true One? Both are below quorum. This should not be a hard test to pass if we follow the signs in the Will and Testament that give the two-part criteria for the Executive branch, the "sign of God" who fulfills this criteria to be a son and be appointed in the lifetime of the previous guardian, as was shown in Part I.88 Now, so that no one will ever accept a guardianless faith again, that one today comes in the greater Covenant by fulfilling prophecy of name, date, address and mission.

2 Sam. 7:12, 13; Psalms 89. Kitab-i-Ahd, W&T. 88 Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 11 86 87


To understand the guardian’s role in the plan of God, we begin with a review of the establisher’s role: to establish the “BRANCH” (Persian: Aghsan, Son or male-lineal descendant of Baha’u’llah) brought forth by God.

Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. 89 Standing before Joshua the high priest are men wondered at. These are members appointed by Dr. Leland Jensen to form the membership of the sIBC, from among the Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant. Wonder? Don’t you wonder what’s going on in the Faith today? And who’s this BRANCH? When Doc was in the Stone with Seven Eyes, Merle Gardipee, who had gotten out on parole, threw a Bible into Doc's cell as a token of his friendship. It landed face-up on his bunk bed, with a picture page sticking up making the Bible open to Zechariah, ch. 3. Being the religious man that he was, Doc thought these things happen for a reason. So he began reading it. He began to see parallels between the history of the Faith and the present, and how this particular chapter wasn't just about history, but rather was a prophecy for the future. He remembered how the Most Great Branch is 'Abdu'l-Baha. The Aghsan guardians are also Branches. The Sans-guardians didn't accept the Branch. Well, Doc rejected the notion that this prophecy had anything to do with him personally, as he couldn't find a "stone with seven eyes" anywhere in his cell. He knew a potato had eyes, but a stone? And then he had a visitation. He rejected the visitation at first, thinking it was an evil demon. His mind was opened up to all the prophecies, but they made him feel uncomfortable. At first Doc thought the visitation said that he himself was the Branch. Then one day, while in the prison yard witnessing an inmate coming in through tower number Seven, he could see clearly that he had the "Stone with Seven Eyes" before him, and that seven watch towers surrounded him every which way he turned. He then realized that he was the Joshua from Zechariah 3. He also realized that it said God would "bring forth the BRANCH", and that he was to establish it. Dr. Leland Jensen’s mission was to establish the Branch or Aghsan guardian, in the third chapter of Zechariah. If we accept Dr. Jensen and are loyal to him, how can we reject the Branch? The Branch establishes the mission of Dr. Leland Jensen. Therefore the Branch who comes in the greater Covenant confirms the lesser Covenant. So 100 percent loyalty to Dr. Leland Jensen is accepting this Branch. Rejecting this Branch is complete rejection of Doc, and therefore they sever themselves not only from the Covenant but from the Lamb’s Book of Life, and from the Kingdom of God altogether. 89

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Because the catastrophe of the violation is upon us all, the people must have certitude as to who the real guardian is, the only son of Pepe, so that they can recognize the true Council from God and be saved. To begin, we will take a look at the precise date for this timeframe in which God has brought forth this Branch in the world.

DATE Jensen’s calculations of the impending event are primarily based on the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. He sees the current world order as the Beast of the Apocalypse, which he says will begin to die in the holocaust and will finally expire after seven more years of tribulation. Then, in 2001, the Kingdom of God will establish itself, he said. --The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Tuesday, April 29, 1980 Sept. 21, 2001 The precise date for the starting point of when God brought forth the Branch, when Neal Chase became publicly known as the active guardian on Sept. 21, 2001, is given in both the Bible and the Pyramid. In the visions of the prophet Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar has a dream pertaining to the people of the Covenant (his enemies) as he burned down the temple. He dreams of the Tree of Abraham, with the wood and the iron, or the Tree of Life. The visions of my head as I lay in bed were these: I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth; and its height was great ... and let seven times pass over him. 90 This great tree in the midst of the earth is the Covenant. It says: "let seven times pass over him," meaning pass over the stump of the tree, or the foundation of the temple and the root stock that the scion or Branch ('Tsemach' in Hebrew) is grafted on to. Jeremiah tells us that this branch or "scion" will come forth in the day of the "eternal promise," or everlasting covenant. The day comes, the Eternal promises, when I raise up a true scion of David, to reign both royally and ably, to enforce law and justice in the land; under him Judah shall be safe, and Israel shall live secure ... 91 90 91

Daniel, ch. 4:10-18. See also Romans, ch. 11. Jeremiah, 23:5-6; Moffett’s translation. 43

The seven times is 2520. The way we calculate that, is a time equals 360 days or years. We take 360 times 7 and we get 2520. This pertains to when Zerubabbel will bring forth the capstone, and also of the rebuilding of the temple, and of the resurrection of the body of believers all throughout the world. In his book titled “The Beast”, Doc writes: The Guardianship of the Baha'i faith is the Promised Zerubbabel, the governor of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2, Haggai 1:1). He is that Great King that is seated upon the throne, that brings forth the CAPSTONE, AMID SHOUTS OF GRACE GRACE TO IT!!! (Zech. 4:7). The Cap Stone represents the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, of which the Guardian is the sine qua non. This is the stone the builders rejected, the corner stone of the Kingdom of God on earth is the Guardianship, for it is the head of the corner itself (Psalms 118:22, Matthew 21:42, Mark 12:10). The Guardianship is the righteous Branch (Jeremiah 23:5, Zech. 3:8). He is the executive branch of the Universal House of Justice. 92 In the pyramid, we take the volume of the capstone, which is 2520 cubic cubits, and subtract from that the base area of the capstone on the pyramid, which is 520 square cubits. 93 Biblically, 520 pertains to when Zerubabbel returned to Jerusalem to the lay of the foundation to the temple in 520 B.C. Turn to the book of Haggai (dated bible version): Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid, consider it. Is the seed yet in the barn? Yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you. 94 2520 + 520 B.C. (-520) = 2000. Because there is no 0 year, we add one more, making the year 2001. D. Davidson, in his book, The Great Pyramid: It’s Divine Message, gets even more specific as he gives the exact ending or "terminal" date of the cycle of Sept. 21, 2001, or the date that the timeline terminates. He writes:

Dr. Leland Jensen, The Beast, sections titled: "The Capstone" (p. 18) and "Zerubabbel and Joshua” (p. 21) 93 D. Davidson, The Great Pyramid: Its Divine Message, ninth ed.; pp.??? 94 Haggai, ch.2:18-19 (KJV - Dated Bible). 44 92

The Pyramid, … represents … a terminal sacred cycle of 2520 years ending at 6000 A.K. = 2001-3/4 A. D. The latter dating is defined by the vertical passing through the centre of the Granite Leaf in the Antechamber. The Pyramid, again, indicates the bisection of the sacred period at 1260 years. The Old and New Testaments, … refer to a period of 7 times, and to a half-period of 3-1/2 times, otherwise expressed as 2520 and 1260 "days" respectively. 95

The 2001-3/4 refers to the Autumnal equinox of September 21 (Fall) in the year 2001. This marks the day Neal was expelled from his home, and took his seat on the throne as the active guardian. As is more fully explained in other sections of this book, from Aug/Oct. of 1991 until April 11 of 1994 when Joseph Pepe died, Neal was the “Heir Apparent. When Pepe died he became the guardian, though he was unknown in this position to most of the believers. This date is given in Haggai, in 1:15: 95

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In the four and twentieth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king, they began. 96 The Bible dates this as occurring on the fall equinox: Sept. 21, 520 B.C. Experts date the entire book of Haggai at 520 B.C. Sept. 21, 520 B.C. is when the foundation of the temple was laid. Summary: Adding 2520 to Sept. 21, 520 B.C., you get the date Sept. 21, 2001 B.C. In September, 2001, Neal Chase unfurled the Divine Banner he brought forth by sending it around the world to various world leaders, fulfilling the prophecy from Baha'u'llah concerning the date for the coming forth of the Branch. And on September 11 (the date Neal gave as witnessed by believers) of 2001, the trade towers collapsed! Adam Sippola writes: While in Missoula in the summer of 1999, during the month of August, my wife Maria and I were staying at Neal and Dawn Chase's home going through the firesides with them and a few other Baha'is in the area. One night, while sitting in the living room of their home with Maria and Neal, I asked Neal if he had any more date predictions that he was investigating from the bible. He then explained to the two of us that from Dr. Leland Jensen's accession on August 6, 1996 to Ruhiyah Kanum's death on January 18th, 2000, there were 1260 days. I believe he mentioned that this number was found in the book of Revelation. He then mentioned something about Opal Jensen's death, I don't exactly remember what. He mentioned the word MONOS, and a few numbers. … He explained through a mathematical equation that the final two dates were September 4th and September 11th. He did not specify a year. After Maria and I returned to Duluth, I talked with my friend Timothy Williams about the September 11th date and that I had heard it from Neal, whom Tim had met at the 1999 National Rainbow Gathering in Montana that summer. Well, September 11th came and went in 2000, and I didn't think much of that date until a couple of days before the Trade Towers were hit. I remember thinking briefly about it again, but it quickly passed from my mind. The day the Towers were hit (September 11th), I was walking home from work, and decided to stop in to Tim's work because it was on the way home and I was eager to talk with him. When I walked into the restaurant where he works, the TV was on airing the Trade Towers in New York. After a moment, Timothy walked around the corner, and the first thing he said to me was, Adam, the 11th. I remember the 11th from last year when we were talking about that.’ He also told me again how he remembered that Neal had told me that date. See you soon Victor. Allah'u'Abha! Adam 97 96 97

Catholic-Douay-Rheims Version of the Holy Bible, Chapter 2:1; Rev. A.D. 1749-1752 Adam Sippola post to the Baha’i list serve; 11/15/01 46

Also, in a press release called ”7 Days”, dated Sept. 7, 1993, Neal Chase gives the date of September 11 for the destruction of New York City. He explains that the days of the coming of the son of man would be like unto the days of Noah (Matthew 2:37). Noah prophesied the flood three times, and on the third time, which was seven days later, the flood happened. The people were warned, but none but his family heeded the warning. Seven days from the passing on of Dr. Opal Jensen on September 4 brings us to the date of Sept. 11. In 1993, he issued a warning to the press that on that seventh day, Sept. 11, New York would be destroyed. That was the day that New York was to be destroyed. However, it wasn't the appointed hour. We are now in the time frame for the appointed hour. Baha’u’llah has said: "The time for the destruction of the world and its people," Baha'u'llah's prophetic pen has proclaimed, "hath arrived." "The hour is approaching," He specifically affirms, "when the most great convulsion will have appeared." "The promised day is come, the day when tormenting trials will have surged above your heads, and beneath your feet, saying: `Taste ye what your hands have wrought!'" "Soon shall the blasts of His chastisement beat upon you, and the dust of hell enshroud you." And again: "And when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which shall cause the limbs of mankind to quake." "The day is approaching when its [civilization's] flame will devour the cities, when the Tongue of Grandeur will proclaim: `The Kingdom is God's, the Almighty, the All-Praised!'" "The day will soon come," He, referring to the foolish ones of the earth, has written, "whereon they will cry out for help and receive no answer." "The day is approaching," He moreover has prophesied, "when the wrathful anger of the Almighty will have taken hold of them. He, verily, is the Omnipotent, the All-Subduing, the Most Powerful. He shall cleanse the earth from the defilement of their corruption, and shall give it for an heritage unto such of His servants as are nigh unto Him." (Shoghi Effendi: The Promised Day is Come, Pages: 3-4)

As in the days of Noah who faithfully warned the people about the destruction of the flood, the guardian’s warning has gone unheeded and thus the world is once again condemned to destruction. There is a prophecy about this: By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, took heed and constructed an ark for the saving of his household; by this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith. 98

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Mustaghath Explained These proofs are spelled out in the writings of Baha'u'llah, concerning Mustaghath. The world is in travail, and its agitation waxeth day by day. … And when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which shall cause the limbs of mankind to quake. Then, and only then, will the Divine Standard be unfurled, and the Nightingale of Paradise warble its melody. 99 Baha'u'llah tells us that in the year 2001, one would be 'destined to be made manifest,' or 'made known.' We, moreover, swear fealty to the One Who, in the time of Mustaghath, is destined to be made manifest, as well as to those Who shall come after Him till the end that hath no end. 100 This prophecy cannot refer to the coming of another Manifestation with a revelation direct from God, as some of the Covenant-breakers put forth. Or Baha’u’llah would be breaking his own Covenant, as another such Manifestation is not to come for a full thousand years after Baha’u’llah. Whoso layeth claim to a Revelation direct from God, ere the expiration of a full thousand years, such a man is assuredly a lying imposter. … 101 Therefore, this prophecy has to do with someone else who is to come today, in the timeframe of Mustaghath. The numerical value of 'Mustaghath' refers to the appearance of the reality of Baha'u'llah in the year 2001 A.D. Wendi Momen explains: Mustaghath: He Who Is Invoked. A reference to the appearance of the Promised One at the time specified by the Bab. The Bab had set the limit of time for the coming of the Promised One as Mustaghath, the numerical value of which, in the abjad system is 2001. 102 Neal Chase further explains: Briefly, in Arabic and Persian all the letters and numbers have correspondences. The word Mustaghath adds up to the value 2001 and refers to 2001 A.D. In Wendi Momen’s article on this, she not only gives the numerical value of 2001, Baha’u’llah; Gleanings pp. 118-119 Baha’u’llah; Gleanings, Page: 73 101 Baha’u’llah; Kitab-i-Ahd 102 Wendi Momen, A Basic Baha'i Dictionary, pg. 166. For further reading see also the Persian Bayan, the Iqan, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, Tablet of all Food by Baha'u'llah, Nabil's Narrative. 48 99


but also states that this is the time for the advent of the promised one. This date was given by the Bab and was confirmed by Baha'u'llah and of course, it refers to Baha'u'llah, Him being the root, and His genealogy, that being the Branch, the Branch of David, that comes forth from the Ancient Root. In other words, in the year 2001 A.D., the reality of Baha'u'llah (Davidic) appears in the Western world, in the United States, where Dr. Jensen established Him.103 Mustaghath refers also to the time frame of the unfurling of the genealogy of Baha’u’llah and the coming forth of the guardian in the western United States. And Dr. Leland Jensen, in Over the Wall, shows that the divine Standard, the genealogy of Baha’u’llah, is the same as the guardian. This is why both the unfurling of the banner and the coming forth of the Branch happened within the same time frame. The ensign, or standard for the nations is the genealogy of Baha'u'llah... ... This genealogy of Baha'u'llah will be an ensign of the people because it is to exist for ever." ... Mason Remey adopted Joseph Pepe in a court of law ... making him the President of the second International Baha'i Council, which will go through four stages to become the Universal House of Justice. This is the standard (ensign) that the nations will turn to and accept. This standard will gather the twelve tribes of Israel a second time. ... This standard distinguishes the true Baha'i faith from the Covenant-breakers. 104 It was in this time frame that the Covenant-breakers attacked the coming forth of the Branch established by Dr. Leland Jensen. Neal Chase further explains: As Dr. Jensen established the Council with the king as its president, it was then on Dec. 15, 2001 that these ones attacked the current Davidic king and those loyal to him. When Baha'u'llah prophesied that his OWN GENEALOGY would be unfurled in the year 2001 AD, using the term the Bab used, mustaghath, these people thought that this would just be a chart that was made known. They should have had the foresight and the insight to see that by GENEALOGY is meant not only the chart that covers the past but also that the person living in the world today, the great grandson of 'Abdu'l-Baha from this lineage (a Branch, a servant, from the root, Baha'u'llah, the Manifestation of God) that his identity would be revealed and made known. When they did see this they sought to destroy him and his livelihood. They have taken his children away from him, taken his house, black-balled, back-bitten him, destroyed his reputation and tried to separate him from all his friends. But his friends were too smart for them, having been educated by the return of Jesus himself. They broke the illegal shun order, crossed over the line of violation that was placed as an obstacle, and now route out the enemy wherever

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they find him, so to speak, as the teaching effort is going forward full blast. God will not allow the hypocrisy of the 31 Covenant breakers to continue forever …105 The Standard Unfurled The genealogy and the guardianship together comprise the divine standard unfurled at the appointed hour, September, 2001. ... and when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which shall cause the limbs of mankind to quake. Then, and only then, will the Divine Standard be unfurled, and the Nightingale of Paradise warble its melody. 106 In Over the Wall, Dr. Leland Jensen explains that the divine standard is both the genealogy of Baha'u'llah and the President of the first International Baha'i Council, or Aghsan guardian. The ensign, or standard for the nations is the genealogy of Baha’u’llah back to Jesse the father of King David. 107 Mason Remey adopted Joseph Pepe in a court of law in Florence Italy and recorded his appointment of Joseph Pepe Remey in the court of records in Florence, Italy. We, the Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant have copies of both the adoption and the appointment of Joseph Pepe thus making him President of the second International Baha'i Council, which will go through four stages to become the Universal House of Justice. This [Aghsan President] is the standard (ensign) that the nations will turn to and accept. This standard will gather the twelve tribes of Israel a second time. ... This standard distinguishes the true Baha'i faith from the Covenant-breakers. This standard distinguishes the truth House of Justice from all false houses of Justice ... This standard distinguishes the world Order of Baha'u'llah from all other world orders ... This standard separates the sheep from the goats--those that enter the Kingdom of God on earth from those that are for the fire. This standard will exist for ever, as it is the Covenant of God to King David. God never makes a promise that He doesn't keep. 108 How can anyone accept the genealogy of Baha’u’llah at the appointed hour, yet deny the coming forth of the Branch?

ibid Baha’u’llah; Gleanings, p. 119 107 Dr. Leland Jensen, Over the Wall p. 146 108 ibid; p. 147-148 105 106


This standard is the genealogy of Baha’u’llah and the guardianship combined, and is what unites all the peoples, nations and tongues. This standard, Dr. Jensen says, is what re-gathers the lost tribes, as will be explained in the section concerning the Mission. The divine standard that was unfurled in conjunction with the collapse of the trade towers was not only the banner or genealogy of Baha’u’llah brought forth and completed by Neal Chase, but also the coming forth of the guardian established by Dr. Leland Jensen. By being educated in, and mastering the explanations and commentaries of Dr. Leland Jensen, it was Neal who was able to bring forth "the most important thing in the Cause," the genealogy of Baha'u'llah. Your problem is that by never taking the time to learn the proofs you never deepened enough into the faith to really comprehend my station and then like Satan you try to put yourself above the Promised One. Neal on the other hand mastered the proofs, recognized my station and has brought a number of people into the faith. Therefore he doesn't have the problem that you have. Thus he has gone forth and in cooperation with some of his friends, has brought forth the most important thing in the Cause and that is the genealogy. 109 Doc states that the genealogy is the most important thing in the Cause! Of course it is, as Doc’s mission was to establish this Branch in the world, which is the Cause of God, according to the ancient Promise of the everlasting Davidic kingship. Therefore, for the protection of the Cause, he continued the test of Mason and Pepe and kept the guardianship a secret. Neal Chase, in Two Administrations, explains why this is so important: The secret of the Kingdom and the secret of Baha’u’llah’s Universal House of Justice is that the president of that body and member for life is seated upon the throne of David and is descended from king David through Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha. In order to protect the Cause of God and the establishment of the Baha'i Faith from total annihilation Baha'u'llah's genealogy was hidden and concealed during his lifetime even until the present day. If the Muslims, and even the Jews, realized that Baha'u'llah was that descendant of David they would never have let the Baha'i Faith survive to this day. … The Christian clergy is also the enemy of this genealogy as the wars throughout history such as the crusades testify. Therefore this genealogy was kept secret because the most important of all things is protection of the true faith of God (Will and Testament, p. 4). 110 For this reason, to keep the Cause from being totally destroyed by those that violate God’s Covenants, Baha’u’llah never disclosed His genealogy back to king David to the world. Only two people were informed by Baha’u’llah of the true origin of His faith, 109 110

Dr. Leland Jensen; Epistle to Mike East, Oct-Nov. 1988, p. 3 Neal Chase; Two Administrations, p. 1 51

Baha’u’llah’s two faithful brothers, Mirza Musa and Rida Quli, who both shared His genealogy. For the protection of the Cause, Dr. Leland Jensen instructed the guardian not to disclose the fact that he is the guardian until after the destruction of New York City. I received these letters in 1991; and at the passing on of Joseph Pepe Remey Aghsan, my adopted father, on April 11, 1994, I became the third Aghsan guardian of the Baha’i faith, and the fourth guardian of the Cause of God. During these times Doc asked me not to say anything one way or the other about this issue to the believers in general until after the destruction was to take place in New York City. He told me that if I was asked directly about the Aghsan Letters or the token of the ring or the prophecies that were being fulfilled to say “No comment.”, which is what I faithfully did. It was only after the 9-11 that this information was made public by my family and other former members of the IBC who had access to this information being in the inner circle, so to speak. Their reaction to God’s plan was less than favorable to say the least, … 111 For the protection of the Cause, no one but Dr. Leland Jensen and Neal Chase knew who Joseph Pepe Remey Aghsan’s successor was until the appointed hour of Sept. 11, 2001, that has now passed.

MISSION …nothing in this world or the next can hinder me from accomplishing my mission, for I have a mandate directly from God as the establisher of the Lamb to accomplish this. 112 As has already been stressed, loyalty and acceptance of Dr. Leland Jensen is accepting the current guardian that Doc has brought forth in fulfillment of his mission and of prophecy. The Branch establishes the authenticity of Dr. Leland Jensen’s mission by unfurling the “most important thing in the Cause” 113, the banner of the Baha’u’llah’s genealogy that will unite all the peoples of the world, and to re-gather the Baha’is and all nations back under the sacred Provisions of the Covenant.


Letter from Neal Chase to Bob Mattie; dated? Neal Chase; letter to a believer, dated ? 113 Dr. Leland Jensen; Epistle to Mike East, Oct-Nov. 1988, p. 3 52 112

The Branch establishes Dr. Leland Jensen Due to the potency of the Revelation of the Father, Baha’u’llah’s Establisher, Dr. Leland Jensen, not only has a forerunner but One who comes after him as his establisher. Neal Chase explains: Baha'u'llah is so great, that His forerunner, the Bab and His establisher, Dr. Leland Jensen, both come in the greater Covenant. Baha'u'llah is so great, that His forerunner has three forerunners, Shaykh Ahmad, Siyyid Kazim, and Mullah Husayn, and has his own establisher, Quddus. Baha'u'llah is so great that His establisher has three forerunners, Joseph Smith, Joseph Morris and George Williams. One time when a Baha'i gave a talk to this effect at the Sunday Service, afterwards Doc then raised his hand and said: "What about my establisher? In that list of names on that board, who's name goes there as the establisher of me?" No one answered. Then he said, "You put Neal Chase's name on there. He is my establisher." _____, what do these people think that Doc and I were doing and discussing all these years. Do they think I was over at his home shooting the breeze about the hockey scores or something? Or who was in the running in the NFL? Maybe we spent all that time speaking about banking and stock report matters? Come on! The reason for all this _____ is so that world can have access to the truth, through the gates of truth. And therefore he has an establisher, which is me. Someone has to be seated upon throne of David in every generation, and therefore have a mandate direct from God to fulfill a certain mission. My mission as the establisher of the Lamb can in no way be thwarted. Not even if all the world turns against me, or if because of these violators, and their scheme, I can never see my very own babies again until the after-life --nothing in this world or the next can hinder me from accomplishing my mission, for I have a mandate directly from God as the establisher of the Lamb to accomplish this. 114 The Branch establishes Dr. Leland Jensen by symbolically bringing forth the Capstone of the Great Pyramid (the Temple). The Guardianship of the Baha'i faith is the Promised Zerubbabel, the governor of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2, Haggai 1:1). He is that Great King that is seated upon the throne, that brings forth the CAPSTONE, AMID SHOUTS OF GRACE GRACE TO IT!!! (Zech. 4:7). The Cap Stone represents the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, of which the Guardian is the sine qua non. This is the stone the builders rejected, the corner stone of the Kingdom of God on earth is the Guardianship, for it is the head of the corner itself (Psalms 118:22, Matthew 21:42, Mark 12:10). The Guardianship is the righteous 114

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Branch (Jeremiah 23:5, Zech. 3:8. He is the executive branch of the Universal House of Justice. 115 Zerubabbel lays foundation, completes Temple In the prophecies of Zechariah, Zerubabbel lays the foundation as well as completes the temple: Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, "The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.” 116 The promised One seated on the throne of David is Zerubabbel. It is Zerubabbel who lays the foundation of the temple. He does this by measuring the house of the Lord, Ezekiel’s Temple. He completes it by bringing forth and unfurling the complete the genealogy of Baha’u’llah. This symbolically places the Cap Stone on the Great Pyramid. This shows that the one who grows up in the place of the high priest between the two mountains of brass and the guardian are the same person.

In order to accomplish this mission, there had to have been a "peaceful understanding" between the high priest and the Branch. Like Shem anointed Abraham, and as it is the job of the high priest to anoint the King, Dr. Leland Jensen anointed the Branch with his explanations and commentaries, enabling him to fulfill the mission of re-gather the people back under the Covenant of Baha’u’llah. Again: Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: for he shall grow up in his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord. It is he who shall build the temple of the Lord, and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule upon his throne. And there shall be a priest by his throne, and peaceful understanding shall be between them both.” 117 In the book of Hebrews, Paul tells us that the high priest sits at the right hand of the one seated on the throne (the guardian). 118 "Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne … " 119 Dr. Leland Jensen, The Beast, sections titled: "The Capstone" (p. 18) and "Joshua and Joshua (p. 21) Zechariah 3:8-9; RSV 117 Zechariah, 6: 11-14 118 See also Psalms 110 and Paul throughout the New Testament. Shoghi Effendi always had his wife sit, R.K., at his right hand, and Mason at his left hand. Likewise, at forums Doc had Wind sitting at his right hand and Neal at his left. Doc purposely used this format. 54 115 116

As Dr. Leland Jensen is the high priest who was by this throne, this person cannot be someone the high priest has never met. It cannot be some future phantom guardian unacquainted with Doc. It could not have been Pepe, as Dr. Leland Jensen never even met him. Doc writes: It is quite evident that someone must have come, being “Blessed is he”, in Ridvan 1963, who fulfills the above prophecies. Doesn’t it disturb you, even just a little bit, that you are not acquainted with this person????? 120 In the Most Mighty Document he tells Pepe: There is one more thing that you could do, and that is for you to come forth and be coronated King of the Kingdom by the High Priest standing in the Holy of Holies, and then for you to take you seat upon the throne of God. 121 And although the academy of Shem includes many educated professors, only Doc, and Doc alone had the authority to establish and educate the Branch. No one else has this authority. He writes: You are a titulary guardian, but in order for you to be able to guard the faith you need to know it. To become the acting guardian, you need to become educated in the faith in my Academy, as Abraham was educated in the Academy of Melchizedek, the high priest. You need to meet with me and some of the professors … This authority to bring forth the membership of this body lies alone in the hands of the Great Educator, (the High Priest), that was prophesied to come in the Holy Writ, and was alive and in the world during the days of ‘Abdu’l-Baha. It is his prerogative alone. 122 I fulfill the prophecies for the return of Jesus, and I am the only one in this world that does fulfill these prophecies. Therefore, I , and I alone, establish the Branch in the world (Zech. 3:8). 123 Doc tells us why he himself, the High Priest, only had this authority to anoint (educate) the King.

Hebrews, 8:1 Epistle from Doc to Pepe; Jan/Feb 92 121 Most Mighty Document, p. 27 122 Epistle from Doc to Pepe dated July, 1989 123 Most Mighty Document, pg. 35 119 120


The date represented by the 108 Red Granite slabs forming the floor also is figuring beginning with the Proclamation of Baha’u’llah on April 21, 1863. With each slab representing one year, they bring us to April 21, 1971. April 21 is the first day of Ridvan and April 29 is the 9th day of Ridvan. The nine days which bring us to my Proclamation on April 29, 1971 are represented by the 9 Red Granite beams forming the ceiling. Thus, all the Red Granite lining the Holy of Holies prophesy the dates for the advent of one person: the High Priest that alone stands in the Holy of Holies at those dates; who alone has the knowledge of the religions of God, and alone being the only person that can anoint a king; for I am of the Highest Order of High Priests, far above the “aronic priests that came to an end (Heb. 7). I am a High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek, as was Jesus, for I fulfill the prophecies of the return of Jesus the High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek. I alone am that High Priest and, I, as that High Priest, summon you, Joseph Pepe Remey Aghsan, to come before me and be anointed. 124 The High Priest that anointed the kings were greater than the kings, for they possessed the knowledge of Moses. They anointed the kings of Judah with olive oil, which is the anointment oil, for the Davidic kings of this line are to exist forever. Olive oil is essential for it is the symbol of illumination, as they used olive oil to fuel their lamps. Although the anointing with oil is essential, it is symbolic of illuminating the kings with knowledge, which is of the utmost importance. Today the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek alone has the knowledge to establish the kingdom. That is why the Great Pyramid was built to graphically illustrate that just one person, the High Priest, in this day possesses this knowledge. Therefore the king must stand before the High Priest and receive this knowledge. … May I strongly urge you to honor this summons just as soon as it is physically possible. 125 For God’s reason, as this was a test, Pepe never came forth. Pepe died in 1994, never having met Dr. Leland Jensen in person, or coming to Missoula to meet with the body. Pepe was an Aghsan Branch that never came forth. The Branch prophesied to come in the book of Zechariah forth cannot be someone whom the High Priest, Doc, has never met with or personally educated. Another important reason why only Doc could educate or anoint the Branch or Head of the body is that he himself had an important relationship to this body as the High Priest, that no one else could have. He often used the analogy that he was the heart pumping the life-blood of the Covenant into both the body and the head. Thus they (the heart, the body and the head) all had to exist at the same 124

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time. If not, the guardian would have been comatosed, unable to carry out his duties. Doc explains in his first Epistle to Pepe: The body can live without a functional brain, but the brain cannot live without a functional heart. If the blood is not pumped to the brain, it dies. The whole universe is designed after the plan of the human body, or visa versa. This includes the Kingdom of God on earth. If the blood of the Lamb, who is the heart of the Kingdom, is not pumped to the head of the body, the guardian, he becomes comatosed and then non-functional (a do-nothing guardian). When the blood is again pumped to the head he comes out of his coma and becomes functional. The head and the body of the Abha Father’s Kingdom started embryonically in the days of ‘Abdu’l-Baha. At about the time that ‘Abdu’l-Baha adopted Mason, I was born, I was born on August 22, 1914. At that time ‘Abdu’l-Baha announced me to the world: “Verily that infant is born and exists and there will appear from his cause a wonder which thou wilt hear in the future. Thou shalt see Him in the most perfect form, most great gift, most complete perfection, most great power and strongest might! His face glisteneth a glistening whereby the horizons are illumined! Therefore, forget not this account as long as thou art living, for as much as there are signs for it in the passing centuries and ages” (Abdu’l-Baha, ‘Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Baha Abbas, ‘Baha’I publishing Committee, New York, NY, 1930, p. 484). … At the time that this was written ["verily..."] Mason and I were both embryonic head and heart (embryonic UHJ) of the body of believers ... I am the embryonic UHJ (heart); and I will be succeeded by the elected body. When a man leaves an inheritance to a successor(s) they must be in existence, either in this world or embryonically, to share in the succession. …I am the only legitimate heart of the body for I am the Lamb with the 7 eyes and 7 horns and the return of the sacrificial lamb (that was the heart); it is the blood that I pump into the body and the head that gives eternal life in the Kingdom: "Then one of the elders addressed me, saying,’ Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?' I said to him, ‘Sir you know.' And he said to me, 'These are they who come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb.'" (Rev. 7:13,14). 126


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Doc emphatically states that the Branch established by him must be anointed in his explanations and commentaries, by him and him alone, thus qualifying him to complete his mission. That is why Doc wrote Pepe one epistle after another, trying to educate him and bring him forth. To no avail? No! Did Doc fail in his mission? No! Pepe’s son received this education as Doc wrote to Pepe. Doc’s mission was to establish a righteous, active, “living” Branch upon the throne, not a do-nothing branch, or a comatosed branch, or a phantom “unknown” branch. Doc explains to Pepe the importance of receiving this education. That this living Branch is to possess the golden halo of wisdom and knowledge that comes from receiving Doc’s explanations and commentaries! And that unless a Branch is “born again” he cannot inherit the Kingdom. Thus he must be educated by the High Priest. When his inner eye is opened he [the true believer] receives the coronal -- the golden halo -- that connects his intellect with the Branch of the Holy Spirit. This is what Jesus meant when he said unless a man is born again he cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. This is why Abraham was required to attend the Academy of Shem. 127 How is an “unknown” guardian who has never met Doc going to be directly anointed by him and receive this inheritance? Another reason Doc indicates that it is important for him to directly anoint the guardian, is because of the violent resistance that there will be against him. Thus the high priest directly anoints the King and sets him upon the throne, to put an end to these disputes. He explains: “A king succeeding his father is not anointed unless his right to succession is contested or violently resisted, in which case he is anointed to put an end to the opposition. Thus Solomon was anointed because of the pretension of Adonijah, ..." 128 [Doc] Jesus and Baha’u’llah were anointed by the Holy Spirit. The kings are anointed by the High Priest. “There Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the tent, and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, ‘Long live King Solomon!’” (I Kings 1:39) Your right to the succession is contested by the various groups that you mention: those that support the continuation of the guardianship but violate the charter … Therefore it is imperative that you be anointed by the High Priest. There is just one High Priest in the world today. … Once you are anointed by him it will lay to rest forever the dissension and conflict that now besiege the troubled minds that have been led astray by imposters and troublemakers. Thus, this will ultimately bring about true world unity and peace. 129 Epistle from Doc to Pepe, 10/7-12/7/89 Epistle #1 from Dr. Leland Jensen to Pepe, June 6, 1989 129 Epistle #1 from Dr. Leland Jensen to Pepe, June 6, 1989 58 127 128

In an epistle to Pepe, Neal further explains: As a high priest (great educator) after the order of Melchizedek (see Hebrews chapters 5.6 and 7) it was the purpose of Jesus, like that of all high priests, to anoint (proclaim and establish) the true kingship. The anointing of the Davidic king by the high priest was to ensure no dispute at his rightful claim to the throne of David as the legitimate successor. By anointment is meant both the education and establishment of the king upon the throne of David. ... The high priest or the great educator was the one to anoint, that is educate, the king. By educating the legal successor to the throne the high priest thereby proclaimed the true king to the people and established his sovereignty in the world. 130 In this Epistle, Neal explains that the anointment by the High Priest is not only that he educates the King, but it’s also the establishment of the King upon the throne. Through his close relationship to the present guardian, Dr. Leland Jensen anointed the present guardian through his explanations and commentaries. This is like Samuel that appointed David. When Jesse saw that God had chosen David and that Samuel anointed him, Jesse went along with Samuel and appointed his son David to succeed him. Like Samuel, Doc cannot appoint the next guardian. Like Jesse, Pepe appointed the One Doc educated (anointed). This anointment of the rightful successor by the high priest puts an end to the opposition as those in opposition to the guardian will one day recognize that no other human alive on the face of the earth fulfills these prophecies or the criteria that the present guardian fulfills. Thus they will awake either to everlasting life, or to everlasting shame. But first, as Doc always said, the entire world will turn violently against him. Again, Doc explains in the Beast that Zerubabbel is the guardianship of the Baha'i faith. This guardianship is the cornerstone that the builders rejected. ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner;’ 131 And who has become the head of the corner? "Peter" Shoghi Effendi, the infallible guardian who set up the first IBC, equated the position of the Peter to that of the institution of the guardianship.

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Epistle from Neal Chase to Pepe; 12/25/89 Matthew 21:42 59

The Baha’is must believe in the primacy of Peter as in the primacy of Ali. Many of the traditions quoted by Baha’u’llah which He considers as binding as that of Muhammad (though the station of the Imams is not the same) are from the Imams. Peter's position in relation to Christianity and Ali's in relation to Islam is represented by two institutions in the Cause: the Guardianship and the International House of Justice. 132* Dr. Leland Jensen, who adhered to what Shoghi set up, named Neal Chase to be “the Peter” of his apostles. This is an established fact. Historically, Jesus named Simon BarJona “Peter” as a symbol of his true faith. Jesus said Peter is the rock, the foundation that the church will be built upon. What the true church or faith is built upon today is what distinguishes this faith and the true sIBC/UHJ from all others, and that is the guardianship. As for the temple, the foundation stone is the Peter, the rock, the representative of Christ seated upon the throne. It is upon this rock that the true temple, the true sIBC/UHJ, is built. And I tell you, you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church, ... 133 Biblically, the “rock” symbolizes the Christ, or Davidic kingship. For they drank from the supernatural Rock which followed them, and the Rock was Christ. 134 The Rock is the Christ of the Baha’i World Order. The Christ is the Key of David, which the church of Philadelphia, the Baha’is who are under the Provisions of the Covenant, has. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one shall shut, who shuts and no one opens.’ 135

“Haifa Notes of Shoghi Effendi’s Words”; Messages from Joel B. Marangella, p. 76 *Dr. Leland Jensen has explained also that the guardians are represented by a branch of wood, and the body is represented by a rod of iron. This comes from the Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, where he states: “…certain souls guided (people) with a rod of the plant, tht is, a reed, wherewith he shepherded the sheep, like unto Moses: others trained (the people) with a rod of iron and drove them, as in the time of Mohammed … In this Greatest Day the rod of the plant and the rod of iron are changed into a rod which is pure gold and is from the endless treasuries of the Kingdom of God” (p. 93). Genealogically on the tree of Abraham, the wood represents the line of David and the iron represents the line of Imams. 133 Matthew 16:18 134 1 Corinthians, 8:4-5 60 132

The key of David is how we distinguish the true sIBC/UHJ from all others. It is how we know the faithful, true Baha’is, from a bogus group of so-called Baha’is. This is the only group that knows the meaning of "Christ," and the true meaning of the guardianship, the Christ of the Baha'i World Order, thus is mentioned the "key of David." Because of this knowledge they know that the other groups are false. 136 The book of Matthew tells of how it is Peter who has these keys. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 137 Jesus said the rock (Peter) or Christ (guardian) is the cornerstone of the foundation of the Kingdom. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, ... 138 Christ is the cornerstone, but Jesus didn't sit on the throne. Clearly in reference to today, the second coming of Christ being Baha’u’llah, Jesus being Dr. Leland Jensen, the Peter of the second coming of Jesus Christ is the Davidic kingship. And who has rejected this cornerstone? In Christianity it is builders of mainstream Trinitarian Christianity who reject that Jesus was a descendant of David making him the Christ. In the Baha’i faith, it is they, the sans-guardians, the builders of the Baha’i World Order, who deny their Christ, the guardianship. It is they who have denied the Father and the Son, Baha’u’llah’s lineage passed on to Abdu’l-Baha and his father-toson appointment of Mason. And it is they, the builders of Shoghi’s successor, the sIBC/UHJ, who have denied Joseph Pepe’s father-to-son appointment of Neal, making them all anti-Christ. Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is anti-Christ, he who denies the Father and the Son. 139


Revelations 3:7 Dr. Leland Jensen; Revelation Explained, pg. 186. 137 Matthew 16:19 138 Eph. 2:19-20 139 I John, 2:22 61 136

Today we have a repeat scenario of the violation of the Hands that rejected Mason. Today, the builders, or the initial directors/members the house of the Lord, have rejected the stone that has become the head of the corner, that is Neal, the current guardian. ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord's doing,.’ 140 As they have tried and failed, these fallen members or gates of the sIBC have no power to remove the head, rock, Christ, Peter, or guardian from the body. And I tell you, you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell [Covenant-breaking members] shall not prevail against it. 141 The guardian cannot be removed from the body, for that would be in violation of the Will and Testament: "the guardian of the Cause of God is the distinguished member for life of that body." It would also violate the Book of Order to the sIBC that states the President is irremovable. The powers of the president, entitled the guardian of the Cause of God, are that of the executive branch and irremovable member for life of the second International Baha'i Council/Universal House of Justice as explained on page 14 and 15 of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha. 142 The President is an irremovable member for the life of the sIBC/UHJ. Neal Chase is irremovable because he is the guardian, the foundation stone to the sIBC/UHJ, which Doc called “Peter”. And he completes the temple by unfurling the banner of the Baha’u’llah’s genealogy. Those that went against him have gone against Dr. Leland Jensen, and they have gone against the foundation of the Baha'i World Order. They have violated the Covenant. "Shun the manifestations of the people of hell." --Baha'u'llah

Matthew 21:42 Matthew 16:18 142 Book of Order; Powers, Duties and Authority of the President, p. 67 62 140 141

The Branch re-gathers the true Baha’is back under the Covenant Woe to rulers who ruin and scatter the flock that was theirs to shepherd! This therefore is the Eternal’s sentence on the rulers in charge of his flock: You scattered my flock and drove them away, you took no care of them; so I will take good care to punish you for the evil you have done. I will gather all that is left of my flock from every land where I have driven them, I will bring them back to their folds, and they shall be fruitful and multiply; over them I will put rulers to shepherd them, and they shall be no longer scared or startled or dismayed. 143 The standard, Baha’u’llah’s genealogy and the coming forth of the Branch, re-gathers the Baha’is back under the provisions of the Covenant. By re-gathering the Baha’is back under the Provisions of the Covenant, the Branch establishes Doc’s mission. In Over the Wall, Doc explains that he himself is Shiloh, and that unto Shiloh shall the gathering of the people be. The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between him feet [legs] until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. 144 Doc explains that the seed of David is passed from the line of David to the gentiles with the Advent of Shiloh, therefore “Shiloh is the one that regathers Israel.” 145 He then goes on to say that: This gathering a second time is now taking place by the Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant, led by the return of Jesus the High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek, who is Shiloh. 146 And then Doc points out that it is the “standard” that will regather the tribes of Israel, and that this “standard” is the Davidic President of the sIBC/UHJ. He explains that this promise of the re-gathering is represented in the Great Pyramid by the third granite plug. We, the Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant have copies of both the adoption and the appointment of Joseph Pepe thus making him the President of the Second International Baha'i Council, which will go through four stages to become the Universal House of Justice. This is the standard (ensign) that the nations will turn to and accept. This standard will gather the twelve

Jeremiah 23:1-4, Moffet’s translation Genesis, 49:10 145 Over the Wall, p. 147 146 Over the Wall, p. 147 143 144


tribes of Israel a second time. This was represented in the Great Pyramid as the third Red Granite Plug. 147 The three plugs represent the three-part covenant of Moses--the blessing, the curse and the re-gathering. 148 The three Aghsan guardians of the Baha'i faith also represent these granite rocks; Mason the guardian of the blessing or the promise of the inheritance of the Kingdom by the gentiles; Joseph Pepe the guardian of the scattering as he refused to come forth, and Neal Chase, the guardian for the continuation of the blessing of Mason through the re-gathering of not only the Baha’is but of all peoples. In that day the root of Jesse shall stand as an ensign to the peoples; him shall the nations seek, and his dwellings shall be glorious. In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant which is left of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, ... and from the coastlands of the sea. He will raise an ensign [Aghsan Guardian] for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. The jealousy of Ephraim [the body] shall depart ["Jealousy and Envy Must Go" 149], and those who harass Judah [head] shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim [or continue trying to save them]. But they shall swoop down upon the shoulder of the Philistines in the west, and together they shall plunder the people of the east. 150 Therefore, the Branch establishes Dr. Leland Jensen’s mission! To re-gather the tribes and all peoples back under the Covenant. As God is All-Merciful and kind, mankind is promised a victory. Not only does this pertain to what God is going to do to those who scattered the Baha’is, it also pertains to the re-gathering of Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant who will no longer be scared, startled and dismayed. And in that day, today, God has raised up a righteous Branch of David to execute Justice (as the Executive President of the sIBC/UHJ). Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: "The Lord is our righteousness." 151 Over the Wall, ch. 11, p. 147 ibid, p. 143 149 In a paper written by Neal Chase called “Jealousy and Envy Must Go” (Dec. 1991) he addresses why he was being attacked by various people in the faithCthat he had the token of the lapis lazuli ring, and other things making it apparent that he is the successor to the guardianship. This made several people jealous of him. 150 Isaiah 11:11-14 151 Jeremiah 23:5-6 RSV 64 147 148

Moffet's translation: "The day comes, the Eternal promises, when I raise up a true scion [branch] of David, to reign both royally and ably, to enforce [execute] law and justice in the land; under him Judah shall be safe, and Israel live secure, ... " 152 "Scion" means a branch that's grafted into the rootstock of a tree. This is the Branch that is adopted. Translated from Tsemach, or 'scion,' it means 'grafted branch.' The Branch, or President of the sIBC/UHJ that stands as an ensign or standard for the people, re-gathers the "outcast" back under the Covenant. In that day the root of Jesse shall stand as an ensign to the peoples; him shall the nations seek, and his dwellings shall be glorious. In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant which is left of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt ... He will raise an ensign for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. The jealousy of Ephraim shall depart ["jealousy and envy must go" 153], and those who harass Judah [Davidic king] shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim." 154 To review, the mission of the prophesied Branch that comes forth is to establish Doc’s mission by unfurling the banner that will gather all nations, and to re-gather the Baha’is back under the Covenant. In Revelation Explained, Doc explains that it would be one of his Apostles who would bring everyone back under the Covenant. This implies that the true believers came out from under the Covenant at some point and this one person is able to bring them back in. So we can see that the Branch and this Apostle is the same person. This re-gathering is happening today! This is the day of the great harvest! Doc explains where this is prophesied in the book of Revelation: "And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat upon the cloud, 'Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.’” 155 This angel is one of the Apostles of the Lamb who believes in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah and is firm in the Covenant. 'Put in your sickle and reap' means that this Apostle of the Lamb gives the Lamb's explanations and gathers the true believers BACK into the Covenant.156 ibid; verse 5 Epistle to the believers by Neal Chase, 12/01? 154 Isaiah 11:11-13 RSV 155 Revelations 14:15 *156 Dr Jensen, Revelation Explained, final edition approved by sIBC (see online Entry by Troops). 65 152 153

This Apostle (angel) is also the angel with the gold censor, who Dr. Leland Jensen explains is Neal Chase. Verse 3: "And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne;" The "altar" here is the Lamb that has the explanations, which is the incense. The Golden Censer is the capacity to comprehend the Lamb’s explanations. He was given much incense, which are many explanations of the Lamb. Verse 4: ‘and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the saints from the hand of the angel before God.’ This angel is the angel that received much incense, or many explanations of the Lamb. This angel is one of the apostles of the Lamb.(30)” [The footnote reads: "See 'Epistle to Knight Courageous,' May 2, 1991."]


In that Epistle, Dr. Leland Jensen writes: The angel with the golden censer mentioned here is Neal Chase. His media releases plus his book on the Morrisites Ezekiel's Temple in Montana coincides with current events.157

The breaking of th~ ~~w~nth seul occurs during Ridvan or 199 1 from A pril 2J to !Vlay 2. from Muy 2, after the :;eve'"" ~eal I~ broken we have silence in heaven for "about half a hour." vsing the scale that each d"y is a year this makes a half hour 3pproximar.ely 8 duy~, for the scripture uoe~n' t say exHc:t!y one haif hour but on ly about a half hour. Ahou: u half hour frnm May 2 brings us to May JO ·or 11, which No~trAdamus gives as the ·<lat:e for the great ear t hquake t o take plt1C~ (sec "Saddsm 's Revenge" for det ail s). And nnoth<:.r un11el ca me and stood at t he altar wlth the golden censer; and he was ~;iven much incense to mingle with the prayers of ull the sai nts upon the go!<Jer. altar before the throne; and the incense rose wit:t t :le prayers of the saint.s fron1 the han1 of the ungel before God.

Jhe l!IlSel with we golden censer mentioned here is :-leal Chase. His media releases plus his book on the Morrisites E7.e\;iel 's Temple In Montana coincides with currant even ts. The prayers of thP. saints Me the prayer~ of Dll t.hc previous martyrs that thP. H-1,000 should he guthered quickly so that L'leir blood c oul:l be avenged.

r s<•w under t he altar the souls of those wh o hud been slai n fo r the word of God :mel for the witness they had borne; Lhey cr ied out with a loud vo ice, "0 Sovereign Lord, holy ~ncl true, how l ong before thou wilt judge and avenge our blood on t.hose who dwell upon Lhc curth '?'' Then they were P.ach given a white r-obe und told to rest a lit tle longer, until the number I 144,000] of their fellow :st:rv~ nl~ ttt •U t.hejr brethren should b¢ con1 plctc, who

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In the T<tbleL of Ahmad Baha'u'l!ah e~-plains that a living martyr's rewarri is toO times greaLcr than th3t of physical murtyrclom. The 144,000 are to he li>'ing man:yrs, sacrif icln~ themselves every d~y for the teaching of the Cause. Th~y Are to be the spiritual and intellectual giants ''slain" as the mart yrs before them In the ir sacrifice unti de\'Otion to the Cause. T he 144,000 at this time ure onrrcs~cd In the great oppression that Baha'u' llah ;Jrophe~ied would corrupt his f\rir h. In order for the l-1·1,000 to be gathe red, for tl':c pra yers of the sain ts to he answered, t he gre3t oppression r~>ust be lifted.

Raha'u' ll ah exp luirtS )tl the Book of Certi cu,.le t hat thi s oppression is the essP-n li al featu re of ever)' Rcvclati<)n ..uri·d-that if it doesn't co rn e to pass t he tr·uth of the Hevelutlou can never be known. fn t.hc same book, Baha'u'llah tells us t llOl the signal thut the oppression is m end will be the appearance of a st a r in tbe visible sky and th<<< after thi:; time the oppression of His Faith "'ill come to uo ef!d. The star thot signalP.d tire end ol the oppression wos the appearance of CornN Austin on May 28, t990. According LO ~_an_Q Telescope m ag<>zint it wa~ the greatest comer in magnitudl> since the great cornet of !860 that nera!dccl the proc!<:mMion of Baha'u'lloh In the garden of f{idvan outside Baghdad in 1863. Sinc.e that time of the appearsnce of the comet Au.; t in the wall of oppression has begun to crumble and the most signific:mL and powerful discoveries in the h •ith have been made. A lso at this t ime the Bush/llusscin <lebac:le began in iraq, which broug ht co great light the. nr oohecy in RevP-Iat ion, chnl)tP. r 9, verse 11, t'·r~ t. the four winds of


Epistle to Knight Courage (Brent Mathieu) May 2, 1991; p. 42 67


The guardian, or Branch established by Dr. Leland Jensen, comes out from between the two mountains of brass, in Deerlodge, Montana. And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. 158 Hebrew for brass is copper. This prophecy has to do with the Deerlodge valley in Montana situated between Lincoln and Butte, the two richest copper-containing mountains in the world, and where the Stone with Seven Eyes, the Old Montana State Prison, or Ezekiel’s Temple is located. 158

Zechariah, 6:1 68

The way the Branch fulfills this prophecy is as follows: Take from them silver and gold, and make a crown, and set it upon the head of Joshua [Dr. Leland Jensen], the son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and say to him, "Thus says the Lord of hosts, 'Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: for he shall grow up in his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord. It is he who shall build the temple of the Lord [Ezekiel’s Temple in Deerlodge], and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule upon his throne. And there shall be a priest by his throne, and peaceful understanding shall be between them both.’”159 Neal Chase lived in Deerlodge, Montana, in 1991, counting every nub and pilaster on the Old Montana State Prison, researching how it fulfilled prophecy for being "Ezekiel's Temple." Thus Neal Chase built the "temple to the Lord." He was able to show how the Morrisite descendents of the tribe of Dan were the forerunners to Dr. Leland Jensen, and how they settled the Deerlodge valley with the express purpose of awaiting and welcoming the Return of Jesus to his heavenly temple in Deerlodge. Dr. Leland Jensen supported this mission whole-heartedly. They had a peaceful understanding between them about this mission. They are the king and priest together between the two mountains of copper. It was here in the Stone with Seven Eyes that Dr. Leland Jensen had his visitation about establishing the “BRANCH”. And it is here that Neal brought forth the proofs that the Old Montana State Prison is the temple to which Jesus returns. Thus the Branch grows up in his place by more completely revealing Dr. Leland Jensen’s mission in the Stone with Seven Eyes.

NAME The current guardian's first name is Neal, which literally means Champion. 160

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Zechariah, 6: 11-14 “What’s in a Name?” Ark Products, Pub. 1983; p. 164 69

This prophecy is spelled out in the Moffet's translation of Jeremiah: The day comes, the Eternal promises, when I raise up a true scion [righteous Branch] of David, to reign both royally and ably, to enforce law and justice 161 in the land; under him Judah shall be safe, and Israel live secure, and this shall be his title, "The Eternal our champion." 162


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The revised standard version says “execute justice and righteousness” (executive branch). Jeremiah 23:5-6 (Moffet’s) 70

Overview Name: Neal. "Champion." Date: Sept 21, 2001 Address: Between two mountains of brass, Deerlodge/Ezekiel’s temple. Mission: 1. As the executive Branch or head of the sIBC/UHJ, the guardian (Zerubbabel) measures, lays foundation (cornerstone: Davidic kingship) or builds the temple (Ezekiel's temple; genealogy of Baha'u'llah) symbolically placing the capstone on the Great Pyramid, completing or establishing the mission of Dr. Leland Jensen; 2. Regathers the true Baha’is and all nations back under the Covenant. "Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: for he shall grow up in his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord. It is he who shall build the temple of the Lord, and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule upon his throne. And there shall be a priest by his throne, and peaceful understanding shall be between them both." (Zech. 6:12-13)

CONCLUSION God never breaks His promises. Because of the visitation Dr. Leland Jensen had while incarcerated in the Stone with Seven Eyes, the promise of the everlasting Davidic kingship is fulfilled in the Davidic Branch, the guardian brought forth by God. Dr. Leland Jensen, in his God-given mission, has established this Branch in the world for the hope and salvation of all mankind. In turn, it is the Branch that establishes the mission of Dr. Leland Jensen by unfurling the Banner, the Genealogy of Baha’u’llah that shall unite all the peoples, nations and tongues. This “most important” work is accomplished for it is the genealogy and guardianship that is to re-gather the tribes of Israel and that it would be one of his own Apostles that would reunite the Baha’is back under the Provisions of the Covenant. Thus the Branch, the greatest of his Apostles, establishes Doc’s mission. Doc has said that there would come a day when he would reveal himself to such a degree as to astound the peoples of the world. That day is now! The proofs are so numerous that it would take volumes to elucidate upon them all. Yet how clear and simple they are to comprehend. Yet there are those that are shut out as by a veil from God. For those that have kept the key of David, that is the Christ, the secrets of the universe are opened wide, and the grace of God shines down upon them as brightly as the noonday sun. For it is they who are able to see the glorious unfolding of God’s heavenly Plan for the fulfillment of the Promise of the coming of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.


Neal Chase is the promised guardian in this Day. It is he alone who is established by the return of Jesus upon the Throne of David. It is he alone who, in this Day, fulfills the criteria laid out in the Will and Testament. So that all may be saved and be heirs to this Promise, he comes in the greater Covenant of name, date, address and mission. It is he alone who possesses a degree of understanding between himself and the high priest necessary to fulfill Doc’s mission of establishing the kingdom of God on earth. There is not, and never will be anyone else who comes forth as this Branch ! Neal Chase has done nothing outside of the Provisions of the Covenant. Yet the believers, in their denial of him, have marginalized this divine reality and have separated themselves from him. But as promised, all will awake. Many to the crystal clear waters of everlasting life, others to everlasting shame and contempt. 163 As we can clearly see, the entire scenario of what happened at the time of Mason has resounded. Where is Dr. Leland Jensen in this repeat scenario? Jesus said: “The flesh is of no avail; the words that I spoken to you are spirit and life (John 6:63).” Therefore those who adhere to the Words that the return of Jesus the Lamb spoke, and who faithfully and whole-heartedly, through the use of their intellects, accept his established Branch seated at the head of the true sIBC/UHJ, they are the ones who "follow the Lamb" wherever he goes. They are the believers who stand in the place of him. They are the life of the return of Jesus the High Priest, Dr. Leland Jensen. For it is they who have had to cross the shun orders placed upon them by those that denied the Branch, and recognize the truth! It is they who have investigated the guardianship through their own eyes. They are his resurrected body of believers! Such a day, great and terrible is this! The everlasting Promise of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven is fulfilled! Jesus Christ was a complete success. What a victory! Had these prophecies not been fulfilled, Jesus would have failed in his mission and nobody would be saved! And how privileged are we to be witnessing the resurrection of the return of Jesus the High Priest, Dr. Leland Jensen! Yet now that the world is about to go through four terrible winds of destruction that are about to kill a third of mankind, woe betide those who have shut themselves out from the Kingdom by rejecting God’s Promised Ones and His Plan for spiritualizing humankind. But for those that have passed these tests and who enter by the pearly gates of heaven having clung steadfastly to the Covenant, great will be their reward, forever abiding in the felicity of God’s eternal Paradise. What greater gift can be realized for those that are of true faith? And nothing can take that away from any soul who desires God above all else.


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*** To add: I definitely did not appoint you to be the guardian of the second International Baha'i Council as you claim. This was fixed six thousand years ago by God, and this is what the Holy Scriptures are all about. To go against this is to go against God. You are the only son of Mason Remey, so you are the head of the second IBC whether you like it or not. It does not require your acceptance, or rejection. (Doc’s final letter to Pepe 4/12/94)

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This book ·s a compilation of letters, writings and documents pertaining to the coming forth of the ardianship of the Baha'· t ith which is the Davidic lineage seated upon the :throne of David that is to last for ever. Through this line ofDavid continued down through Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha, the true Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah is recognized from fakes, frauds and imitations. (See for more.) This compilation documents the fulfillment of prophecy in God's Plan for the public coming forth of the person and identity of the third Aghs g}lardian of the Baha'· 'th, the great-grandson of' Abdu'l-Baha who is alive in the wor l<f today, as well as the resultant violation of the Covenant through which opposition this message of the Kingdom has been projected to all the peoples of the world. This prophecy was stated aforetime by God thought the mouth of his Holy prophets in explicit language such as this:

"For behold! 'I shall bring forth my servant the BRANCH!" (Zech. 3:8 KJV) And was fulfilled simultaneously at the prophesized appointed hour signalized by the prophetic trumpet blast of the 9-11 CATASTROPHE that has devastated and perturbed the entire world in which we live. This compilation documents the time period of roughly the first 3 ~ years from September 21, 2001, the day upon which God brought forth his "servant the BRANCH", until March 21 of 2005 - equinox to equinox of this first period of judgement among the peoples. As this pertains the long· awaited throne and lineage of King David coming forward which is expected by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, this book is of great interest not only for Baha'is but for all the peoples of the world familiar with this promised coming of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven and the BLOOD LIN~ and LINEAGE of CHRIST -the anointed sons· of King David, seated upon David's~)rone -that is to last for ever (see Psalms 89 for more). This compilation has been entitled "Jealous and Envy Must Go!!" after the pivotal Epistle of the same name issued forth by thet~ardian of the Baha'i aith exactly 90 days after the 9-11 event which was also known aD:d foretold aforetime in his many press releases, tv, radio and media ap1,ear3.11ces over the last decade of the twentieth century wl~~h culminated in this second WOE gainst the city ofNew York, the 9-11; the first . WOE agJ-inst the city being the bombing of the Tra~e -Towers in 1993, whicl1he a!-so accurately predicted beforetime; and NOW the thir~ WOE, rhe nuking of the Ul~. building which has shocked all mankind awake from their spiritual lethargy!


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Introduction, We live in a world today where war and destruction assail humanity at every angle, and where peace and justice seem like a distant reality to most people. However, our Creator has a plan to ensure the survival and advancement of humanity to ever-greater spiritual degrees. During the last 6000 years of recorded history, there have been 9 Divine Teachers, called Manifestations of God, Who have been sent to earth for the purpose of educating humanity so that we might be made in the image and likeness of God, the Creator. This is a spiritual image that we attain by turning to the Manifestation of our Day and taking on the spiritual qualities and attributes of God, such as love, harmony, justice, concord, fidelity, etc ... The most recent of these Teachers is Baha'u'llah, who fulfills prophecy from all of the world's religions to be the Promised One. For the Jews, He is the Messiah Ben David, seated upon the Throne of David. For the Hindus, He is the 9th Avatar. For the Buddhists, He is the 5th Buddha- Amitabha Buddha. For the Zoroastrians, He is the Shah Bahram (King of Glory). For the Christians, He is the second coming or return of Christ. For the Muslims, He is the return of the Imam Hussein. For the Babi' s, He is Him Whom God Shall Make Manifest. For the Native Americans, He is the Father Sun. _

Essentially, what Baha'u'llah brings is God's plan for a s tritual Porld :c· ilization based upon justice. This is the promised Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven that Jesus told us to pray for in the Lord's Prayer. At the head of this Kingdom is the Universal House of Justice\ which is distinguished by the descendant of King David as its president and executive branch? It is the prophesied "house of the Lord" from Isaiah in which "all nations shall flow to it" and "nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. " 3 ~--

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1. The Oneness of Humanity 2. The Independent Investigation of the Truth 3. True Science and True Religion Must Agree 4. The End of Prejudice of All Kinds 5. Absolute Equality of Men and Women 6. Religion is the Source of Unity 7. Religion is Progres~ive; All Having a Common Foundation 8. A Spiritual Solution to the Economic Problem 9. Universal Compulsory Education 1O.A Universal Auxiliary Language 11. Universal Peace Upheld by a Spiritual World Government 12.A Universal House of Justice with the Davidic King as its President Baha'u'llah gave many prophecies and made many predictions during His ministry on earth. All of which came true. The exact dates were not explicitly given for the predicted events to happen, but they happened just the same as He had foretold. The most famous of these predictions was made concerning Emperor Napoleon III of France. While in the Most Great Prison of Akka, Palestine, Baha'u'llah wrote a Tablet to Napoleon, which when received was ignored and flung to the ground by the French Emperor, who reportedly stated: "If this man is God, I am two gods!" Baha'u'llah then proceeded to write a second Tablet to Napoleon III in 1869, in which He prophesied Napoleon's speedy downfall and destruction unless he should arise to serve the Cause of God: "For what thou hast done, thy kingdom shall be thrown into confusion, and thine empire shall pass from thine hands, as a punishment for that which thou hast wrought. Commotions shall seize all the people in that land, unless thou arisest to help this Cause, and followest Him Who is the Spirit of God (Jesus) in this, the straight Path. Hath thy pomp made thee proud? By My Life! It shall not endure; nay, it shall soon pass away, unless thou boldest fast by this firm Cord. We see abasement hastening after thee, while thou art of the heedless ... " 4 Within a year, in 1870 Napoleon was utterly defeated after he marched his troops into war with Germany, confident of victory. He lost several battles, culminating in his total defeat and ruin at Sedan. He was then 4

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taken prisoner and came to a terrible end two years later in England. More information on this event can be found in the books Baha 'u 'llah and the New Era, The Revelation ofBaha 'u'llah, Volume 3, The Promised Day is Come and Some Answered Questions. Also, in His Kitab-i-Aqdas, Baha'u'llah wrote the following prophetic words addressed to Kaiser Wilhelm I, the King of Germany and the conqueror of Napoleon III: "0 banks of the Rhine! We have seen you covered with gore, inasmuch as the swords of retribution were drawn against you; and you shall have another tum. And We hear the lamentations of Berlin, though she be today in conspicuous glory." 5


Here Baha'u'llah predicts the fall of Germany during WWI as well as its defeat during WWII where He says, "and you [Germany] shall have another tum." We must bear in mind that this Tablet was revealed in the 1800's, long before either of these wars. It clearly does not matter that Baha'u'llah didn't give the exact dates for these events. He said they would happen, and they happened. It then falls upon the individual to see and accept the truth, or to remain blind and reject the truth. In these recent years of the Baha'i Faith, there have been a series of date calculations and predictions made by Mr. Neal Chase, the great grandson of 'Abdu'l-Baha and the 3rd Aghsarfguardian ofthe Baha'i Faith. Through his own independent investigation, ~d because those under the Covenant of God are granted the most vehement confirming support from on High, Mr. Chase was able to show how God had given the dates in His Holy Bible for several catastrophic events to occur in and around New York City. 6 The following letter has been written to refute the arguments of the enemies of the Cause of God, who claim that Mr. Chase did not predict the date of September 11th, 2001 as pertaining to New York City, beforehand. Those who oppose the Truth have a very important role to play, however. They are like Judas who betrayed Jesus, as this betrayal was necessary to the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning Jesus. If Judas had returned to Jesus, undoubtedly Jesus would have forgiven him. Judas' mistake and sin was that he instead committed suicide. Likewise, if these enemies of the




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Cause, like fugitives from justice hiding in the shadows, were to come into the Light and accept the well-documented Truth, they would also find forgiveness and enjoy the mercy of God.

Attack and Refutation "It is incumbent upon all men, each according to his ability, to refute

the arguments of those that have attacked the Faith of God. Thus hath it been decreed by Him Who is the All-Powerful, the Almighty. He that wisheth to promote the Cause of the one true God, let him promote it though his pen and tongue, rather than have recourse to sword or violence." -Baha'u'llah: Gleanings from the Writings ofBaha 'u '/lah, CLIV.

This letter has been written, not only to establish once and for all, by the clear testimobies of several witnesses, the FACT that Neal Chase did indeed predict the date of September 11th, 200 1, as having significance in the unfolding of God's Plan in this Day, but also in admonition of those who continue "to oppose and protest against th rg ardian of the Cause of God" 7 through continual slander, backbiting and lying. Why do the people refuse to fully investigate? What kind of a person is unwilling to look, without bias, at all of the facts before making a judgement? Dr. Leland Jensen, Establisher of the Baha'i Faith, tells us that it's "only simpletons and fools that don't use their intellect that God gave them and the (BJ inciple of 'Independent investigation of the truth' that Baha'u'llah gave them; they don't seek the truth for themselves and thus go into perdition."8

-B.S. (concerning the morning of September 11th, 2001) wrote: "After some time I felt like I needed to talk to a Baha'i and the most obvious person to talk to it seemed to me was Neal Chase because of his focus on the press releases warning New York City.

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"I called and woke him up. It was 6 a.m. in California. He turned on his TV and we talked a blt as it began to sink in what was happening on screen. I told him what had happened and what I had seen in the short time before I called. After several minutes of discussion the talking ended as we both watched what was taking place. Interrupting the silence we decided to end the conversation and Neal was going to wake D. to tell her the news. "This past summer going through my papers I came across my phone bill from that month. Listed there was the call to Neal on the morning of the 11th and another call I had made to him on the evening of September 12th that lasted just over 30 minutes.

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"At no time in the first or second call did Neal ever mention having known the date of the attacks or any date involving New York for that matter. If anything he was surprised and confused by what had occurred. Neal only seemed to think that the worst was at hand and that they had decided to leave California. "Later when Neal claimed to have prophesized the attacks on New York I did not believe him nor did not understand how someone from New York who had written so many press releases warning New York could forget something so important. If it was just one date among many and now it had an obvious meaning why wouldn't he have remembered and told me in our conversation 48 hours after the fact?"

It does not matter whether or not Neal told Bob about the 9-11 prediction during either of these two telephone calls because the FACT is that Neal had already written and sent out the press release entitled, "The Limbs of Mankind Quake!" on the day of September 11th to at least two believers, Colin O'Brien and Adam Sippola. He then posted the final revised version to the Baha'i Community on-line list-serve at 2:41am on September 1ih. This message can be found in the BUPC list-serve archives, message #2256. In this press release, Neal clearly explains how the date of September 11, 2001 is recorded in God's Holy Bible, and that this was the Wake-Up Call for humanity. View this press release in·its entirety at www.J:>ah.aifaith. re. So I don't know wha B.S) is talking about, as he was at that time the moderator of the list-serve; ·and must have seen that press release at some



time. How can he claim that Neal was "surprised and confused by what had occurred," when Neal had alr~dy written and sent out this press release between the two telephone calls B.S . .Claims to have made? Not only this, but also several individuals heard Neal speak about this prediction to varying degrees months before the Trade Towers attack occurred. The next many pages are devoted to these personal testimonies regarding this important issue.

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Next time I heard him talk of it was at his house on Stephen~... when I met you [Adam] and Maria. There was ~rum at Jen and Matt's house (after they moved out of Neal's house). Neal had given a presentation on the "star" [five-pointed star] and how it correlated with the body and the nervous system and so on. But he also went into the meaning of MONOS ... very thorough presentation on the matter. Jen Roeser, Shane, I believe Tom, Charlie (my husband), Debbie and Diego, I believe Daniel and John Geesen were there, John Mace also. At the time I thought it was pretty cool info. It stuck with me. While living at Carlotta's during this whole ordeal, she was ranting on about how you [Adam] wrote confirming Neal's finding. I told Carlotta that I too remember that conversation, I was there that day when you were there (I believe you and Maria were getting ready to head back home). And that he had given a presentation at Jen's house about it. She just gave me that look she gives when she doesn't like what she is hearing and changed the subject. She did not want to discuss it any further, I could tell. At the time I had not been reading all that was going out to personal individuals (I put them in a file, I was unable to


read them in that house) so I didn't know EVERY iota that was happening. That is what I remember.



This past week, in my prayer book, I found a piece a paper with a "Prayer for Mustaghath" printed on it. I had forgot all about this 'prayer on paper' since it was in a prayer book I don't use to often. When I saw this Paper I remembered where and when I received it! We were having ~ l ) a forum in 1999. Neal gave a presentation on Mustaghath- which he_ };! o,JJ · explained numerically was the year 2001 - also explaining the' ono · "" ' ~ and how he had arrived at the date of September 11th. Neal had printed enough copies of this prayer for everyone at the forum. I

-Lisa Harrison of Glenwood Springs, Colorado: When Chris and I were living in Missoula, in 1999, Neal kept talking about the month of7 (sept) and terror reigning from the sky from a Nostradamus prophecy. He wasn't sure if it referred to July, which is the th month, or September, which is sept. When the Trade Towers were hit on September 11th, I knew right away that this must have been what he was talking about. I was driving from Denver to Basalt, and I heard on the radio that planes had flown into the Trade Towers. I stopped at a payphone and called Chris to tell him about it. In the days that followed, I kept telling people about what Neal had said back in '99, but they refused to listen to what I was saying, and kept passing it off as the bogus prophecy that was circulating on the internet at that time.

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In retrospect, there are two explanations to this prophecy, both of which demonstrate that the "King of Terror" spoken of here is none other than George W. Bush. It was in June and July, the seventh month, of 1999, that Bush first announced his bid for (p~esidency. He explained time and again throughout the month of July that had been in the Air Force like his father and had flown fighter jets, showing that he was a man and not the wimp he was being made out to be in the media. This is why Nostradamus sees him coming "from the sky", because he was an airman in the Air Force. The Quatrain says he will "bring back" or resurrect the "great King of the Mongols," which refers to Genghis Khan and his descendants. Historically, Genghis Khan was a fierce and aggressive leader who was entirely against the Muslim people. The first place he went in and destroyed was Afghanistan, and then his grandson Hulagu went in and destroyed Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. This is exactly what Bush has done and is doing. Bush is seen as a king because of the father to son succession in the esidency. "Before and after Mars (War) to reign by good luck" refers to the Gulf War of Bush's fat1;!er before him, and essentially the same war that now follows him, the War on Terrorism (War ofTerror). Bush,definit~ly reigns by good luck, as was demonstrated by the botched p sidential e ction, which he somehow came away from as winner. 9


Another explanation of the date portion of this prophecy is that where Nostradamus says first "The year", this is one year. Then "1999", which when added to one year is 2000, or 2000 years from the birth of Christ, which in reality is 2001 AD since there is no zero year between 1 BC and 1 AD. Then ifi':se tis seen as September, it brings us right to September of 2001, when Bush began his reign of Terror against the world, which will result in WWIII. In the Bible we read: "'Release the four angels [holding back the four winds of destruction] who are bound at the great river Euphrates [which flows through Iraq].' So the four angels were released, who had been held ready for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, to kill a third ofmankind." 10 This will occur after Saddam Hussein is assassinated, whom Nostradamus calls "Mabus" in qil atrain II. 62. Mabus in the mirror is sudaM, which is phonetically Saddam. He says that when Mabus is killed a dreadful 9

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destruction will come. This will be the nuking of the UN building in New York, which is the seat of the Beast spoken of in the book of Revelation. The building along with all ofNew York will be destroyed. This is the third woe poken of in Revelation. Theth first oe . as the bombing of the Worl Trade Center on February 26. .,,. 1993, which Neal Chase also accurately predicted. The second wo .was the destruction of the Two Towers on September 11th, 200 1. The third oe yet to come. ~


-Kevin Paul Seeley of Glenwood Springs, Colorado:

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In August of 2000, during a telephone conversation with Neal, I asked him if there were any date calculations coming up. Neal proceeded to enlighten me with a series of calculations based upon Biblical and Baha'i prophecies, events both in the Baha'i and secular worlds, and the Persian system used to decipher numeric and alphabetic correlation known as 'abjad'. I took a pen and a cardboard-backed notebook and wrote down these calculations. The calculations ended at September 10-11, 2000, but Neal said it would probably be 2001. I then informed him that I knew of a local man who had been a reporter for the both the New York Times and the National Enquirer, and that I would give him this information if Neal thought it would be a good idea. To this Neal replied that his mentor, Dr. Leland Jensen, had informed him before his ascension that Neal was not required to give any more dates to anyone in regard to the fulfillment of prophetic warnings (all of which prior to this particular calculation had been hom out in world events and events in New York City in particular, and are a well documented matter of public record), but that I could disseminate this information if I so chose. Neal also said that I should probably tell the man the date in 2000, rather than tell him the 2001 date and be too late in warning. Shortly thereafter I told the reporter about these calculations while soaking in the Hot Springs pool in Glenwood.

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While in Missoula in the summer of 2000 during the month of August, my wife Ma ·a and I were staying at Neal and D. Chase's home going through th fi esides with them and a few other Baha'is in the area. One night, w "le sitting in the living room of their home with Maria 9

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-Timothy Williams of Duluth, Minnesota: When I heard about the date, September 11th, it really stuck in my mind. It didn't seem too far-fetched to me, having heard other ideas, like Nostradamus, etc ... A few months after the Y2K scare, it wasn't plaguing me by any means. In some ways I was skeptical, or just choosing not to think about it. But when the Towers went down on that fateful day, I was instantly aware of what was happening. When I originally heard about the date, it seemed almost too real to me, after having heard the basic Baha'i message during the Rainbow Gathering rf..... Cl. at summer. Mid August of2000 is when I first heard about the date, _c.~ ~-· Se tember 11th' from my friend Adam, after he got back from going ~..: . tlrrougn Firesides in Missoula. He told me that Neal Chase, whom I ""'.:- · had met at the Rainbow Gathering, had told him about the September 1Q

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-Adam Sipp6la: On the day of September 11th, 2001, my wife Maria called me from her workplace, telling me to tum on the TV because airplanes had flown into the Trade Towers in New York. We both iminediately recalled the time in Missoula when Neal had explained this date from the Bible. A couple of hours later, I called Nea1 in California to find out what he and his family were planning on doing. He did not seem at all "surprised and confused" to me. In fact, he mentioned that he was soon going to begin writing a press release on the attack. I spoke with him one more time later in the day as well. Sometime in the evening, I received an electronic copy of his "Quake" press release. The next day, I saw that he had posted the press release to the Baha'i list-serve, and that the siBC had posted its "Open Statement to the World" there as well. I talked with Neal again that afternoon and told him that I wa~planning to distribute the press release to the local news media. He explained that I should also deliver the siBC statement. The "Quake" press release was the bump on the head, and the siBC statement was the medicine. I spent the rest of the 12111 making copies and teaching friends and strangers the reality of what happened on the 11th in connection with the unfurling of the Divine Standard. The next day I delivered both the press release and the siBC statement to about 30 newspapers, radio stations and television stations.

-Maria Sippola of Glenwood Springs, Colorado: The first time I heard any mention of dates for predictions was in the summer of 2000 at the Montana Rainbow Gathering. Someone had brought up the fact that dates for events could be found in the bible and at some point my husband Adam asked when the next might be. He weren't sure. was referred by one of the people to talk to Neal, a Later that summer upon arriving in Missoula foil iresides, we were sitting in the living room of Neal and Dawn Chase. It was myself, Adam and Neal who were present. At one point Adam asked Neal about the idea of date predictions, and if there were any future ones that 11

we might want to know about. Neal then proceeded to go through numerous dates and events, although soon after that time I did not remember them in any order. He was very clear about September 11, that the events came to that date, although the year itself was still in question. After Sept. 2000 came and went I forgot about what I 4ad heard, but as of Sept. 11, 2001 the memory of the discussion came right back and I knew that it was in fact the exact date that we were told about over a year before. -Ivan Smith of Paonia, Colorado: Sometime in early September of 2000, I remember being up late on the computer with Colin and Neal, investigating possible dates for the destruction of New York. At one point, we thought it was going to have something to do with Arafat declaring a Palestinian State, and Sharon at the Temple Mount. From what I remember, we were investigating dates between 9-9-00 and 9-12-00. Neal was also talking about Mustagath, which is numerically 2001. When September 11th, 2000 came and went, he thought it might be a year later, in 2001.

-Colin O'Brien of Glenwood Springs, Colorado: He is the Seeing, the Wise This is to make Clear and indisputable to all, so that none may distort the truth or alter history, that the September 11th date was known and given as discovered in God's verses of prophecy well before that fateful day when a tenth of lower Manhattan was destroyed setting in motion the finals hours in the countdown to Armageddon. How unfortunate for so many of the souls that had complete access to this knowledge, had heard it discussed but now deny it as fantasy. The sheer awesomeness that such a terrible destruction could occur on a date found and given by one of our members both publicly and privately demonstrates that God is definitely the One in charge and that His mercy surely exceeds His justice. This incredible event took place in the year "Mustaghath" which means He who is invoked for help. Who do we call for help? 911. Who gave us that number? The Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant with the explanation of the word MONOS! I suggest that those that are opposed to the truth of this prophecy fulfillment are in 12


truth opposed to the great projection that the bible promises, and would rather remain in obscurity keeping the glory and truth of God as a material prize to be hoarded and hidden away, rejecting the true plans and purposes of Almighty Providence. Nevertheless, herein is my testimony 'which assuredly will prove beyond any shadow of a doubt along with the testimony of many others that Neal Chase positively and conclusively found that this date of September 11th was given by God aforetime in His Holy Bible and published this information broadcast at the appointed hour to be heard and witnessed by those who have an ear .,('. :J to hear and an eye to see. j\1\ ' ' v~\. \ I first heard about the idea of the word MONOS, which totals 236 numerically, being a prophetic timescale as early as January 2000. Neal and I met one evening to deepen on so · e(!}reside information at his house on 328 Stephens, in Missoul Mt During the course of the evening when the deepenin ,had cone uded and we began talking about other exciting events in the f~ith, he shared with me for the first time the MONOS verse (Matthew 24:36; "of that day and hour no one knows ... but the Father only." MONOS only) and how it could be prophetically associated with the destruction of New York. Needless to say I was exhilarated by this news, the news that we could be that close to the projection of our message and the nearness of the Kingdom of God being broadcast and being that much closer to the Most Great Peace. I asked Neal what he intended to do with the information he had discovered. He informed me that Doc had relieved him of publishing any more dates in press releases due to the tremendous amount of work he did in warning the people already through his previous press releases. I mentioned to him that he might want to at least mention it on the MCAT show so when it happens there is public record of it. At this time (Jan 2000) I was also working closely with Neal filming Baha'i Phone-in Live! at the MCAT studios. I was the sole producer of the show from November 1999 when Harold quit until I departed for Alaska in February 2000. I completely recall Neal one night in January or February mentioning on live television on a show that I produced that the word MONOS was prophetic and pertained to the destruction in New York. When we reflect back on the life of Dr. Jensen through his writings and the memories of those that knew him it becomes clear and easy to see 13

how his role as promised one and the message he brought, which was to establish the BRANCH (Zech. 3 :9) become more and more refined as his mission progressed. Like a rose coming into full bloom, it takes time, and any attempt to rush the unfoldment of the petals by poking our fingers in it our trying to force it open;will result in petals being damaged and the rose losing its beautiful luster. As followers of the teachings of the Lamb, we follow the Lamb wherever he goes. When He ascended into the Abha Kingdom in 1996, the Cause kept moving forward, and God's plan continued to unfold. Many of God's prophecies had yet to be discovered, and some were still unfolding. For instance, the excitement that spread through the Baha'i community when it was discovered that Ruhiyyih Khanum was thrown down EXACTLY 1260 days from the ascension of the establisher of the Baha'i Faith. This was talked about at a n · eteen d Ii st and many took part in the discussion. This fulfilled explicit prophecy right from the book of Revelation, especially when God signified it to all the world through the burning meteor that crashed into Canada, the place ofKhanum's birth, and which filled the air of the neighborhood of the crash site with a "foul stench" according to witnesses at the scene. Who knew that the day Doc ascended that a prophetic clock started ticking only to be completed on January 18, 2000, 3 and 112 years later in the fulfillment of prophecy? The MONOS number was known before this time (Jan 18, 2000) and was being discussed but the time had not yet come for God to reveal to his servants the starting point until Khanum was thfown down which shed light on possibilities for this all-important numerical data. Knowing that any fulfillment was at least 8 months off counting from January, I felt safe heading to Alaska to assist in the pioneering effort and learn from those two elders oft ith who were bringing about such wonderful things in th n rth o ntry. When August of that year came around I had saved a substantial amount of money from working on a boat all suinmer so a trip to Missoula was planned and I arrived around the first of September. Remembering that the MONOS date was coming up very closely I mentioned it to Neal upon arrival and it became the # 1 topic of discussion for a number of days. The week of Sept. 4-11 was a very intense week culminating on September 11th (2000) when Neal, Ivan Smith and myself were up all night to the sun came up researching and 14

discussing what could possibly happen. As Christian author Hal Lindsey explains, it is often difficult to decipher the prophecies of the Bible, giving the example that the two Messiahs seemingly coexist like two adjacent mountain tops, but the valley that separates them is not noticed at first. We thought the date was the eleventh of September for something to occur, but second-guessed ourselves when nothing happened. We found out that night that President Arafat had intended to declare a Palestinian State on September 13th but these actions had been derailed by" soon-to-be Israeli P.M. Sharon taunting the Palestinians (with his military backed prayer attempt on the temple mount) into the current Intifada. We thought that night that this MONOS date wasn't the 11th but was really the thirteenth and that some serious violence was going to erupt in Israel/Palestine. But when we counted again the thirteenth didn't come up unless we fudged the numbers, which is not allowable. By the time morning light came, we knew that MONOS was accurate, and September l1 th was the date given but that it wasn't to occur that year. We all pretty much resolved to wait and see what happens next e s "of that DAY and hour no one lmows, but the father ONLY monos :. . " and everybody knows that a DAY is equal to a YEAR.


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I returned to Alaska shortly after and eventually returned to my home state of Minnesota and spent the next year in such incredible tests that September 11th was completely forgotten until I watched those two planes hit the towers on TV in my Minneapolis apartment. For whatever reason, probably that I was a full time college student and had a full time job, and' hadn't communicated with any Baha'is for most of the summer save the National Gathering, the MONOS date was not on my mind. I didn't recognize the magnitude of the September 11th event until later that very same night when I received a first draft of the press release from Neal Chase-"The Limbs of Mankind Quake". I read it straight through, immediately recognizing the MONOS verse being fulfilled in the 9-11 event. I was electrified when I recollected how absolutely true it was and how Neal Chase came through again by giving the date he had found in God's Holy Bible almost two years before the event. "Verily God guideth whom He will into the path of absolute certitude. 11 11 ••• but for him whom.He misleadeth; thou shalt by no means find a patron. 11


At this time, living in a big city, Kinkos copies was open 24 hours. As soon as the press release was received I proceeded directly to Kinkos to print it out and make a dozen copies to hand out to souls who may withstand its import. The next morning, Wednesday, September 12th, 2001, I decided to go to my History class and see what_was happening. My teacher was very liberal and decided it would be best to just open up the floor and let people air their views. I remember shaking from nerves thinking about what the class needed to hear most be proclaimed from my lips. I remember going over and over in my head, "should I read the press release? Should I read the press release? .. . " In the end I decided against it and just proclaimed the need for a(s iritual , rld g vernment who could bring the criminals to justice and prevent a protracted war agairist terrorism. The point is, that whoever is saying that Mr. Chase made up this stuff after the fact either has their head buried so deep in the sand a bunker buster bomb couldn't jar it out or are a boldface liar bent on misrepresenting the truth. I got a copy of the press release the day of the 9-11 event and was distributing it on the twelfth. Also I feel it important to mention that I don't think I talked to Neal personally on the phone until the 13th or 141h. But I didn't need to talk to him as the press release detailed everything we needed to know about going forward with our own teaching effort letting folks know that God is SO Great! that he gave this date to the Baha'is so we could warn the world of impending catastrophe, and have the message of the Kingdom (Davidic) spread throughout all the world. I remember the looks on people's faces on the night of the twelfth when I was at work telling them all that this was prophesied by God in His Book, and was discovered by the BUPC's. I had crowds around me all night, and some even came over and saw th gfnealogy c art, which I displayed for them on my front lawn. ..J By the time I finally talked to Neal, the prophecy was a non-issue. The issue then became getting the web-sites lip to date and modifying the press release to be an addendum to the all-important siBC "Statement to the World" which came out on the 12th or 13th and which I personally sent out along with the "Quake" press release of Neal's to 10-20 media _outlets in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. After we all got to Colorado, and certain people started making an issue of the date I abstained from participating in the debate because it was such a decisive issue. The whole Colorado community exhibited this 16




political character and I wanted no part of it. I mean really, why was it such a concern? Why did people want to stifle someone's personal teaching effort? Why tear apart this beautiful community over something so small? I always thought to myself, that if folks would stop meeting at the coffee shop to gossip and work each other up, and instead organize a teaching effort, the date would be a non-issue. And for those concerned with it, investigate the matter for the sake of God, and interview those that knew and come to your OWN conclusions. How could so many people fail to investigate such a simple scenario and go by the conclusions of their hysterical and emotionally cha~ged neighbors? These dates are from God's Holy Bible! Deny the dates, deny the verses, deny the book, wow look where you've ended up. In actuality that date isn't even necessary. When Baha'u'llah prophesied the fall ofNapoleon, or other po_litical_an~ religious leaders f~r t~at . ll matter, he never gave dates. He JUSt satd tt would happen. Penod~ -~j!) These ones that make the stink about the date are like the ones at the "' time of Baha'u'llah who said the Blessed Beauty didn't pr edict the fall of Napoleon: Everyone who was at the National · thering in 2001 who saw the ~esentation by Neal called "Divine Stanaard Unfurled" and 1 saw the ~nealog c art, can't say that they weren't warned that something big was coming. Behold the verse on the right shoulder of the chart that reads: "And when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which shall cause the limbs of mankind to quake. Then, and only then, will the Divine Standard be unfurled, and the Nightingale of Paradise warble its melody. " (Baha'u'llah: Gleanings, Pages: 118-119)


Thus my pen counsels those that seek the truth of this matter and seek to know things of their own accord and not through the hysteria of their neighbor. Never cease to exercise your right to investigate the truth of the matter, independently of all save God. How unfortunate for those who strain the gnat and swallow the camel and in a jealous rage seek to slay their brother but end up only destroyi?-g themselves. Nevertheless, the naysayers have no share in this ·inheritance, nor are they informed of the hidden events about to be made manifest on the appointed dates given aforetime, and unable to protect their own selves from impending doom, have no message for the people world. But the mercy of God is 17

great! No doubt, if any were to repent of their evil deeds God would assuredly forgive him. Yours in el Abha Colin O'Brien

Finally, in a newspaper article written by Mark Matthews, published in The Missoulian on September 20t\ 2001, he states that the Baha'is have been warning for years about the destruction of the Trade Towers by terrorists. Mark Matthews originally interviewed Neal Chase for the Missoula Independent newspaper in 1997. Reflecting back on that interview, 4 years later, after the 9-11 Mark Matthews writes: "For a number of years, members of a local Missoula sect, Baha'is Under the Pro is ions of the Covenant, have predicted that the World Trade Center t wers would be bombed by terrorists. That would in turn lead to a nuclear war and the end of the world." 11 Here an outsider to the Faith has written that the Baha'is predicted this event, referring to the press releases written by Neal Chase. He's wrong in saying that the Baha'is believe in the end of the world, for this is far from the truth. Rather, the Baha'is believe in a renewed world free .from prejudice, with peace and justice for all. The purpose of these predictions is always to warn the people about the on-coming catastrophe so that they might tum to God and become educated about the reality of the return of Christ, Baha'u'llah, and the Kingdom of God on earth which He has brought as the solution to all of the problems facing humanity. Through the investigation of these various testimonies and prophecies, as well as the press release, "The Limbs of Mankind Quake" written by Neal Chase, it becomes overwhelmingly clear what the truth in this matter is. God is so great that He has given us this clear and manifest sign, so that all people have the opportunity to wake up and enter the Kingdom of God now before it is too late. "We have a fixed time for you, 0 peoples. If ye fail, at the appointed hour, to tum towards God, He, verily, will lay violent hold on you, and 11

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r will cause grievous afflictions to assail you from every direction. How severe, indeed, is the chastisement with which your Lord will then chastise you!" -Baha'u'llah: Gleaning from the Writings ofBaha 'u 'llah, CVIII. I'd like to address one final prophecy from the Bible which is directly related to the collapse ofthe T-\ade Towers and to Neal Chase, the one who predicted it, as well as to~:~·,..-one of many who continue vainly in their attempts to stamp out the truth and snub out the light "And you, son of man, on the day when I take from them their stronghold, their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes and their heart's desire, and also their sons and daughters, on that day a fugitive will come to you to report to you the news. On that day your mouth will be opened to the fugitive, and you shall speak and be no longer dumb. So you will be a sign to them; and they will know that I am the Lord." 12


The words "son of man" refer to someone who is the son of a man, or a man. In this case it is Neal Chase, the,P_;ophesied "righteous Branch" of Jeremiah and Zechariah, the 3rd Aghs~ardian of the Baha'i Faith, who gave beforehand the date of September 11, 2001, when "Their stronghold" and "their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes and their heart's desire", referring to the Trade Towers, was taken from the people. The "fugitive" who "will come te-y9u [Ne l] to report to you the news [of the Trade Tower destruction]",· Jl.S. h he former "Member at Large" of the siBC. A fugitive is someone that has taken flight from justice or from a master. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "fugitive" means, one "t at has taken flight, esp. from duty, an enemy, justice, or a master.'\ B.S is a fugitive because he has fled from his duty as a former member of the /siBC, has fled from justice in that he has broken the Covenant of God, continuing to "oppose and protest against the(gyardian of the Cause of God". He has gone against 'Abdu'l-Baha, The Master, by going against His Sacred Will and Testament, and therefore has gone against and denied God Himself. The Covenant-breakers see God as their enemy because they no longer want to abide by His Covenant and obey His Law. They are paranoids, for how could All-Merciful God be anyone's enemy. They are of the Anti-Christ, as 12

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they are against the Christ, Baha'u'llah and His lineage, which includes the present · ardian B.S:1 is one of the builders that have rejected the Stone (Peter). he very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the comer." 13 God says in the above verse that the son of man (Neal) "will be a sign to them." Th~ gllardian is the Sign of God. He is the Sign that distinguishes the True UhiVersal House of Justice from fakes, frauds and imitations. 14 1

"And he said to me, 'Son of man, go, get you to the house ofisrael, and speak with my words to them. For you are not sent to a people of foreign speech and a hard language, but to the house of Israel-not to many peoples of foreign speech and a hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, if I sent you to such, they would listen to you. But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they are not willing to listen to me; because all the house of Israel are of a hard forehead and of a stubborn heart. Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and you forehead hard against their foreheads. Like adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead; fear them not, nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house." 15 Back in February 26th, 1993 at the tim~o(the first Trade Tower bombing, Neal explained that this was the "first- woe' . Then he explained that this ground zero event started a prophetic timeline, and that in this timeline there were 190 days from February 26th to September 4th, the anniversary of the passing of Dr. Opal Jensen, wife of the Establisher of the Baha'i Faith. These dates were in his press releases, which were put in the public domain and published in Harper's Magazine for all the people to see as a matter of public record. Also at that time, he had published a press release titled "7 days", in which he gave the date September 11th' and that this pertained to the "secondCwoe". These first tw /woes correspond to Ezekiel24, where we read "Woe to the bloody city" in verse 6, and then again, "Woe to the bloody city!" in verse 9,jertaining to the "7 days" from the passing ofDr. Opal, or to September 11 . Neal kn~w all of this back in 1993! Then on January th ---· • 18 , 2000, whe " uhiyah Ipianum' as thrown down, and at the same moment a meteor st trclt"in-hei;"h:"ofuetown in Canada, Neal knew this was the event from which to count the MONOS _numbers (40 + 190 + 6). This I

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calculation again came to September 11th, the same date he got back in 1993. In the book of Revelation, we read of this secon rv:oe~ 1 "And at that hour [the hour it took for the towers to fall] there was a g:t;eat earthquake [the limbs of mankind quaked], and a tenth ofthe city fell [the Trade Towers made up a tenth of the office space in lower Manhattan]. .. and the rest were terrified [terrorism] and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe . ,16 1s soon to come.


Now the evidence has been put forth. There can be no doubt that Neal Chase explained beforehand how God gave this date of Septembe~ 11 1\ 2001, in His Holy Bible, "the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fal1." 17 The people of the future will be able to look back on thi event clearly, without it being obscured in the history books by the mischiefmakers and the infidels. What now remains to be discovere~ is whether you are willing to investigate the matter ofthe continuin~ g ardianship of the Baha'i Faith for yourself or not. Baha'u'llah has given-- s the principle of The Unfettered Independent Investigft{ion of Truth in all matters, especially when something as important as the'-®'ardianship is concerned. When Mason Remey was illegally declared to 5e a Covenant-breaker by the Hands, Dr. Jensen drove t<? Washington D.C. to speak with Mason about his claims to the position of : g\lardianship. Will you "follow the Lamb wherever he goes", or just \ ,continue to go with the cro_w d . and stay under the sway of your slave masters? The choice is your~;'

Conclusion Our Creator has given us these prophecies of warning in order that we might tum and accept the solution in time to avoid the catastrophe. The Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant have a 100% perfect track record for warning the people of the world. God has given the solution. He has sent Baha'u'llah with His plan to establish peace and justice through a (sg iritua{ World civilization. 18 Only through independent investigation can anyone know whether or not this is the Tn1th. God has freely given each of 16

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us life and the intellect. We don't want to waste these gifts. Now you have the opportunity to receive a free education on these all-important matters. The Baha'is offer a series of free classes called Firesides, which are the · proofs for the Baha'i Faith. These classes can be attended through our school at either one of its two campuses located in Montana and Colorado. You don't want to miss this opportunity. You don't want to be part of the problem. You want to be a part of the solution. Become educated and avoid the on-coming catastrophe. "Seek the truth and the truth will set you free."


THE SIEGE OF THE CITY: First Woe "A third part you shall burn in the fire [thermonuclear] in the midst of the city [New York], when the days of the siege are completed." Ezekiel 5:1,2 RSV


Ezekiel 4:5-6 I Exodus 12:40-41

Daniel 7:12

42 Months

A Time

A Season

1260 DaysNears

One Year

90 Days

Rev. 9:14 "Release the four angels who are bound at the Great river Euphrates [Iraq]"

430 Days of Siege 390 Days liE---

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1991 A.D.

Nov. 28, 1992

Feb. 26, 1993

Feb. 26, 1994

March 23, 1994

May 2, 1994

Birth of the Beast

Gulf War; Establishment of the IBC/UHJ

Anniversary of the Ascension of 'Abdu'I-Baha

First Bombing of the Trade Towers

U.N. bungling of Hebron . Massacre

Edison Gas Explosion

Lincoln Tunnel Explosion


COLLAPSE OF THE TWO TOWERS "[They] cried when they saw the smoke of her burning~ saying, What city is like unto this great city!" "In the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall." (Revelation 18: 18; Isaiah 30:25 KJV)


aBut of that day {1 year} and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son but the Father only [MONOS]. As were the days of Noah [7 days}, so will be the coming ofthe Son of man. n Matt. 24:36, 37 RSV

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1260 Days

40 Days

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1 Day

Matthew 24:36

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190 Days

7 Days

1 DayNear • And at that hour... a tenth part of the city fell... and the rest were terrified [terrorism] and gave glory to the Gcd of heaven." Rev. 11:13 RSV

"lam about to take the delight of your eyes away from you at a stroke ... Thus shall Ezekiel be to you a sign·• Ez. 24:16,24


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Jan. 18,2000


Ascension of the Establisher

Fall of Ruhiyyih Khanum

7 Year Anniversary First Bombing of Trade Towers

Sept. 4, 2000 10 Year Anniversary of Ascension of wife of Establisher

Sept. 11 , 2000 Final Day One Year Countdown

II 11 , 2001

Sept. Destruction of the Trade Towers

Mark Matthew's July 17 - July 24, 1997 Interview with Neal

PROPHECIES OF BAHA’U’LLAH AND ‘ABDU’L-BAHA CONCERNING THE GLOBAL CATASTROPHES atomic bomb, and the massive destructive force of nuclear annihilation, was prophesied by Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha, founders of the Baha’i Religion almost 150 years ago. At the same time They also gave the Remedy that would circumvent the possible destruction of our planet: the Baha’i Covenant which is the Charter for the establishment of the Christ promised Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. This prophecy of nuclear power was repeated by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in 1912. He warned that we must speed up spiritual civilization, the Kingdom, to keep pace with scientific and material progress, otherwise materialism would destroy us. Almost 150 years ago Baha’u’llah said: A strange and wonderful instrument exists in the earth; but it is concealed from the minds and souls. It is an instrument which has the power to change the atmosphere of the whole earth, and its infection causes destruction. (‘Abdu’l-Baha, Lights of Guidance, #1585) This prophecy was reiterated by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in an interview which he gave to the Japanese Ambassador in Spain, Viscount Arawaka, and his wife, during his sojourn in Paris-October, December, 1911, and recorded by Lady Blomfield. He said: Scientific discoveries have greatly increased material civilization. There is in existence a stupendous force, as yet, happily, undiscovered by man. Let us supplicate God, the Beloved, that this force be not discovered by science until Spiritual Civilization, i.e. the Kingdom, shall dominate the human mind. In the hands of men of lower material nature, this power would be able to destroy the whole earth. Baha’u’llah further warned in the most explicit of languages:

“Split the atom’s heart, and Lo! within it thou wilt find a sun.” Thus demonstrating the power of the all-knowledge of the Supreme Manifestation of God, concerning the thermonuclear power of the sun being contained in the smallest of particles, the atom. And again Baha’u’llah so clearly predicted, “that the day is fast approaching when the ‘flame’ [thermonuclear] of a civilization ‘carried to the excess’ ‘will devour the cities’” (God Passes By (GPB), p. 218). Now at this time, this great force, unleashed in the hands of political and greedy men, in wars fought over religion and oil, still stands as the greatest threat to human life on this planet. The Guardian of the Baha’i Faith, Shoghi Effendi, in 1954, has thus clearly and urgently warned all the people of the world and especially those chosen few living within the United States of America: 1

“Baha’is must have a new way of life. They need to be different from other people. They must be distinguished. The more distinguished, the more they will attract people. The greater the distinction, the greater the attraction. They must read the Tablets of the Covenant of ‘Abdu’l-Baha (Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha) and study the Text of the Teaching (the Book of the Covenant of Baha’u’llah, the Kitab-i-Ahd). It is not enough to be good and kind and to lead a religious life today; it does not count for much unless one accepts the Manifestation of God and His Covenant, and the successors named therein. If one has heard of Him; it is almost wasted. One must accept the Manifestation in His day. If one has not heard of Baha’u’llah, they are not to blame; the blame lies with the Baha’is. If the Baha’is fail to teach the Faith, the people who do not hear of the Faith are not to blame. The blame lies with the Baha’is.” “The young people must disperse far away, the old ones to outlying places; they must settle goal cities. Sell your property and pioneer! The young people of America should go out into the country on farms and work with their hands and produce food for their families.” “The cycle of six thousand years of city building has come to an end, and now we will have a new pattern starting with villages, etc. Material civilization is becoming like the ancient city of Babylon, and it must be destroyed.” “Americans are exposed to great dangers. Today the power of America is in the hands of the masses. There is a terrific power in the press, and the people are swayed by it. The United States, on a national scale, sets the pattern for an international pattern. There will be a World Civil War, followed by the establishment of a world state; all the nations will be a part of it and will have to conform to it. This war has already started...” “Mankind cannot be purified and cleansed without suffering. It is positively dangerous to live in cities. The cities are doomed. They will go up in smoke. They will evaporate. The Baha’is must disperse from the cities...why do they not disperse? If they do not respond and disperse, they will suffer spiritually, materially, and physically. In America the destruction will be great! They must disperse for their own protection. The cities are doomed: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles... America will become the storm center of the future.” “Those with independent means must pack up and go. Those with spirit must pack up and go. There must be a mass response. I can warn them, but I cannot make them go. The Cause will triumph in spite of the actions and inactivity of the believers. If one country falls down, another will make up for it. The Baha’is have been given the method. Now they must have the spirit. It is hopeless for capable teachers in the cities (the people will not listen). The friends are calculating too much, and there is too much emphasis on nonessentials.”


“People are flocking to churches through fear. Americans must have a totally new way of life, become a race of wholly devoted souls, devoted to God and His ways. They must get to a simpler way of life. The standards of America must be lowered, have fewer luxuries. Americans do not have enough belief in God, not enough detachment. They must be more spiritual, disencumber themselves from things, have Baha’i standards, not American standards. Americans are too materialistic, too mechanized, too attached to family, health, and death. There must be less materialism, less intellectualism, and more spirit. America is the most disturbed nation, politically, on earth. There is too much organization in America and too little spirit.” “Reflections such as these should steel the resolve of the entire Baha’i community, should dissipate their forebodings, and arose them TO REDEDICATE THEMSELVES TO EVERY SINGLE PROVISION OF THAT DIVINE CHARTER-the sacred Will and Testament-whose outline has been delineated for them by the pen of ‘Abdu’l-Baha.” (Shoghi Effendi, Advent of Divine Justice, p. 73) “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.” (Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, page 15) This purpose of this article is to introduce the reader and true seeker to the dire consequences that violation of the Covenant of God has upon human affairs both collectively and on an individual level. All present day civilization is the by-product of the mysterious forces of civilization that have been poured forth in the last 6000 years through the 9 Great Revelators of the Adamic cycle. The violation of the Covenant of God, likewise, and man’s turning away from Him toward something else, has been the cause of the collapse of society and civilization, which is now seen as endemic in the Western World, now that the Dispensation of Jesus has come to an end with the appearance of the second coming of Christ fulfilled in the person of Baha’u’llah, the promised Inaugurator and Divine Author of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. It is essential that every pure soul be acquainted with the prophecies of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’lBaha concerning the Global Catastrophe all the people of the world are now suffering within in order that fears and childish or immature concepts should be dispelled and that a mature, spiritual and intellectual understanding of the crises that befalls us all should be inculcated in the minds and hearts of all for the safety, security and salvation of both individual souls of men and the continuing process of the spiritualization of the societies and countries of this terrestrial world. This article only scratches the surface of these concepts: Kingdom and Catastrophe. It is our hope that it will shed more light and insight of individuals already awake to this reality from God, on the warnings and prophecies given in all the holy books and scriptures of the prophets of every people and passed generation and dispensation. Only through the perspective of 3

understanding of how prophecy has already been fulfilled, are we able to fully develop our inner faculties to comprehend according to our capacity the onrushing fulfillment of prophecies still yet to be. Every prophecy is a promise. And God never makes a promise but that he keeps it.

Prophecies of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha concerning Global Catastrophes and the transmutation of this material world into spiritual paradise through the divine awakening of all mankind. The word “Apocalypse” is from the Greek “apokalypsis” which means “To Disclose” or “To Reveal.” “A disclosure regarded as prophetic; revelation.” This is significant in the Baha’i Faith, as this is the Revelation of God that is disclosed to the world through the Divine Manifestation. The definition of Apocalypse continues as “any of various Jewish and Christian writings depicting symbolically the ultimate destruction of evil and triumph of good.” This is inherent in the Baha’i writings as this is the Cause that ends humanities ignorance and depravity and establishes the Kingdom of God on earth is the form of the Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah that has the living descendant of King David as its president, which is the prophesied Kingdom spoken of all throughout the Bible. Also included in this definition of Apocalypse is “a cataclysmic event esp. the sudden and violent end of the world; Apocalyptic: of or constituting a culminating or decisive event, turning point, etc. esp. one that is unsettling or threatening, a system of beliefs about the end of the world, esp. that it will be sudden, violent and destructive.” (Webster’s New World College Dictionary) In a newspaper article from Colorado around 1915, Abdu’l-Baha is pictured as the “Son of the Founder and Present Leader of the Baha’i Movement.” A subheading entitled “Predicted War” goes on to say: “At Leland Stanford university, in October, 1912, this same Abdu’l-Baha predicted the Great War: ‘We are on the eve of the battle of Armageddon, referred to in the 16th chapter of Revelation. The time is two years hence when only a small spark will set aflame the whole of Europe.” World War I which began in August of 1914, on the date ‘Abdu’l-Baha accurately predicted was considered by scholars, after the fact, to fulfill the same Biblical prophecies as given by ‘Abdu’lBaha. Yet ‘Abdu’l-Baha gave the date of this event before it actual transpired in the world, and without the benefit of the “hindsight” of experts who saw, after the fact, that what ‘Abdu’l-Baha gave and the date that he gave, was the explicit fulfillment of the prophecy and apocalyptic warning of God: “Now we are ready to ask: Has there ever been a war, started by two nations, which grew into a worldwide war by the kingdoms of the world, followed by unprecedented famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places (perhaps simultaneously)? I am of the opinion that we can discern such.... I believe there is 4

one event that fulfills all four parts of this prophecy. That terrible event has been labeled by historians as World War I, which took place between 1914 and 1918.” “Historians agree that World War I was unique in the annals of warfare. One writer said, ‘World War I differed in many respects from any previous war. It involved literally the whole population of the warring nations. All able-bodied men were recruited or conscripted for combat or munitions factories. Women and children worked in factories. Whole populations were subject to air raids, gas attacks, and the rationing of food, clothing, and other necessities of life. Hence social effects were greater than in previous wars’” “When added together, these facts of history give us ample reason to conclude that the Austrian declaration of war in July-August of 1914 began to fulfill the sign of the end of the age as given by our Lord.” “I am convinced that the events of 1914-1918 fulfill the beginning of Jesus’ prophecy. World War I was unique among conflicts, not only in size and extent, but in the way it started. Until history produces a more acceptable fulfillment, it is reasonable to conclude that 1914 ushered in the beginning of the end.” (Tim LaHaye, The Beginning of the End, pp. 35-39) The central purpose of wars as an institution in our current nationalistic and fragmented society is mainly to settle disputes through the rule of force usually over some economic or religious issue, such as the war today being fought over oil and religion in the Middle East and countries such as Iraq. When we study and look at the causes for World War I--the ethnic, religious, nationalistic and economic causes of that war--we see that in fact what we call World War I, the protracted battle that began in August of 1914 and ended on November 11, in the West-November 12th in the East--1918 (November 11-12 is Baha’u’llah’s birthday) in fact did not settle the dispute for the cause of that International or World War. In fact history has demonstrated that these same causes of WW I have been the source of the conflict in WW II, the wars in Korea and Vietnam, and the current so-called War on Terrorism, which since the 9-11 event of the collapse of the Two Towers (Is. 30:25), has been considered by many to be the opening of World War III. Therefore, the rule of force cannot solve the underlying problems of global tensions over economic (oil), religious and ethnic differences. All any war can accomplish at this point is to create and engender inside the hearts of the majority, in the aftermath of its fruitless destruction, the desire to settle these issues through the practical solution of getting to the root of the problem through consultation in an International Tribunal for rule by law, rule by truth, and not by force. But the wayward people of this world follow their leaders to war, the road that leads to their destruction, and flirts with thermonuclear annihilation on a global catastrophic scale. The prophesied battle of Armageddon is the final battle to be fought in a long protracted series of World Wars and International Conflicts that began, therefore, in 1914, with three great waves or main battles being labeled WWI, WWII, and WW III, showing the start of these conflicts is rooted in the same date ‘Abdu’l-Baha gave over two years in advance in 1912! Many scholars and historians in fact share this view that the world is in fact still fighting World War I, over and 5

over again. These scholars, historians and philosophers, cannot solve the problem, and are impotent to help humanity it its plight. Likewise the political, military and economic leaders have miserable failed to alleviate the current crisis, which, because of their reliance on deterrence, that is, stockpiling weapons of mass destruction, has finally lead us all into the greatest threat in human history, wild card fundamentalists or militant religious fanatics getting hold of the bomb, a dirty nuke, chemical and /or biological weapons. As America has been the greatest exported of these types of infernal engines of destruction, as Jesus has said: “the bread you cast upon the water comes back to you” we now see the prophecies of the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith, Shoghi Effendi being a day to day fulfillment that “America has become the storm center” and these weapons that have been exported by the military industrial complex that President Eisenhower, warned the Americans about in his farewell speech to the nation, have now returned to American soil, from where they were invented and manufactured threatening the very people who condoned their construction and exportation to the other countries of the world. America being the greatest Arms dealer of the nations. In deepest consideration, the educated leaders of this world have seen clearly that root of the problem that confronts the people of the world, at the Cause of WW I, WW II, and WW III, the War on Terrorism, is religious in nature, yet they are impotent to solve the problem and stop the onslaught. These scholars understand that the unifying force and the cohesive element that binds civilization and society together is religious in nature. Some scholars have gone so far as to even suggest that as the world internationally is lacking any such religious system that can unite all the people; theretofore, it would even be good to just make up a “synthetic religion”, that is one that is man made. Yet others have rightly proved this would fail, as it would lack being founded in reality, for it would only come from the minds of men, and not from God, the foundation of all true faith. They have written: “The establishment of civilizations requires unifying forces. The more unifying the force, the more stable the civilization. Ancient Egypt maintained by means chiefly of religious devotion and motivation a civilizations that endured for three millennia’s.” “For humanity today the urgent need is the establishment of world unity. Technology and science are modern forces of unification that exert everywhere a powerful influence. But beyond these forces, some world thinkers are also envisioning a unification or religious life upon the planet. Sorokin of Harvard, suggests a synthetic [manmade] religion combining valid truths from all the world religions.” “But Hocking, Harvard philosopher of religion, maintains that a synthetic religion is impossible, in that it would violate the very nature of religion. For all religions are believed by their adherents to be revelatory, hence not a truth, but the truth. However, Hocking does not elucidate how any of the existing world religions can successfully achieve the task of spiritually unifying our planet.” In fact, God Almighty, Himself, has already accomplished this in His plan. For people who are spiritually mature and awake, seeing the truth with their own eyes and not through the eyes of 6

their neighbor, they can see the reality that in fact God has given One Single Revelation over the past 6000 years cycle of Adam, through the advent of Nine Great Revelators whose combined Message forms one single unified whole. Through the mysterious forces emanating from out these Great Founders of the world’s great civilizations, thinking people can see the unity of their spiritual teachings and ideals, such as the Golden Rule, the uplifting of Love, Justice, Mercy, Concord, Fidelity, Harmony, etc..., as the same unified and unending qualities and attributes of the same One True Invisible God. Also through the science and study of prophecy, thinking people can see One Single Unified Plan, contained within all the previous Holy Books AND Scriptures, giving the SAME PROMISE OF THE SAME MESSAGE OF THAT Great Day, when Good shall triumph over evil, and all the Human Race will be united in the truth and knowledge of God into one people and one society, even as Christ has given it in the Book of Revelation: “The kingdoms of this world are become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15) And again: “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne [Davidic] and before the Lamb...” (Rev. 7:9) Therefore, the scholars can see the root of the problem behind the collapse of civilization and the flaring up of egregious wars and the impending Global Catastrophe. And they can even surmise what the solution should be like, knowing that the answer CAN only come from religion, yet fail to SEE, that TRUE RELIGION ONLY COMES FROM GOD. And likewise, fail to recognize who the Divine Revelator is for this day, today, none other than Baha’u’llah seated upon the throne of David which is to last for ever. Though they can see the solution from afar off, they are powerless to implement or bring these waters of life and have no suggestion or remedy of what to do. However, Baha’u’llah, and ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and their appointed successors in this Mighty and everlasting Covenant from God, are the Divine Physicians that have their finger on the pulse of mankind. Not only have they prophesied accurately with a 100% track record the degenerative disease and calamities that have befallen humanity over the last 150 years, but they have offered, and offered again, the Divine Elixir, the Cup of Christ, imbued with the Wine of Salvation, and overflowing with the crystal clear waters of life that are free of price, not only for the healing of the nations, but for the salvation of all individual souls who would sacrifice “ego” and “pride” to bow down and wet their lips therein. Thus Baha’u’llah has so emphatically declared: “Hold the chalice of My grace in my name. Then drain it in My mention, the mighty, the wonderful!” (Baha’u’llah, Kitab-i-‘Ahd: Book of the Everlasting Covenant of God) Therefore it is by no “synthetic” or “manmade” concoction, but by the revelation of the second coming of Christ in the potency of the Everlasting Father seated upon the throne of David (see 7

Isaiah 9:6,7) that the vision of the Prophets, and the diagnosis of the scholars is both realized and actualized in this contingent world of material being. They go on to explain: “Toynbee [the great analytical historian of the 20th century] also realizes the value and need of a spiritual unity as a foundation and cementing force for the “one world” which is fast approaching. A universal civilization implies a universal spiritual as well as secular attitude toward life. Indeed, Toynbee seems to suggest that it is the purpose of civilization to bring forth a universal society (that is, all people united as one soul in one body).” “One earnestly hopes that Toynbee’s vision of the future may be prophetic: ‘When radiation has been followed by counter-radiation of influence, what will stand out will be a single great experience, common to the whole of mankind -- a new common life... The historians of (the future, in the fortieth century) will say that the impact of Western civilization on its contemporaries, in the second half of the second millennium of the Christian era (1500 to 2001 AD), was the epochmaking event of the age because it was the first step towards the unification of mankind into one single society. By their time, the unity of mankind will perhaps have come to seem one of the fundamental conditions of human life -- just part of the order of nature...’ ‘And the historians of (the future, in the fiftieth century) will say, I fancy, that the importance of this social unification of mankind was not to be found in the field of technics and economics, and not in the field of war and politics, but in the field of religion.’” (Arnold J. Toynbee, Civilization on Trial) True Religion is One and all have equally warned that like the physical body of the human being that disintegrates and decomposes, when it is separated from its soul -- the life giving forces -- so all mankind and his society and civilization disintegrates and decomposes when it is separated from its soul -- the life giving forces -- which is none other than the knowledge and love of God Himself. The first barrier comes from the separation of the individual people from the Divine Revelator and the rightful successors He has appointed in His Covenant. Therefore, this violation of the Covenant must cease. That is, the people are being led into this catastrophic war by leaders who have knowingly and deliberately gone against God for their own power and selfaggrandizement, just as they had done before at the time of Christ on his first advent 2000 years ago, and they must come out from this VIOLATION and come into the acceptance of God and His Plan, for all else is the road to destruction and self annihilation. Now with the thermonuclear technology, and maybe even worse, biological, chemical and genetically engineered weapons of mass destruction, not only is all human life threatened, but even what it means to BE human (genetic) is subject to reckless abandon and wanton genetic alteration. In the face of these dire evils and unthinkable monstrous horrors, many would choose thermonuclear war over these other mind and body-altering potentialities when put in the use of the wrong hands could be unfathomably horrific and devastating to say the least.


Therefore, as the people are separated from God, His Revelator and the Divinely appointed successors in His everlasting covenant, and for the most part have failed to recognize the greatgrandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha alive in the world today, as the president of the Universal House of Justice seated upon the throne of David which is to last for ever, the catastrophes are upon us NOW. Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and the infallible Guardian Shoghi Effendi, have all warned and likewise prophesied the same! The final date for the final battle of Armageddon is immediately descending upon us. Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, have all explained and reiterated the calamity being in these phases, or chain of catastrophic events that would succeed one another, like four great waves in the sea, one following the other. Moreover, they have one and all given the specific dates, times, places, causes and events surrounding all the particulars of all the upheavals and disasters during their respected ministries and continued down until today, after their earthly lifetimes throughout the entirety of all their combined ministries stretching from 1844 until the present. Baha’u’llah has explained this as well in the Aqdas and in His writings, has not only explicitly warned against the use of nuclear destructive power, but has given the place of both the first and second world war, as being on “the banks of the Rhine”, the disputed lands between Germany and France, and of hearing the “lamentations of Berlin”, the capital city of Germany where both WW I and WW II (“you shall have another turn”) have been fought. In other places, even as ‘Abdu’l-Baha has given the date for the start of WW I as we have already seen above, the dates for the other catastrophes likewise are contained in the Baha’i Holy writ, including the recent 9-11 event in the year 2001 AD, given in the Baha’i prophecies cryptically as the year of mustaghath (which is numerically 2001 AD). To get into all the specific details and citing the extent of these prophetic warnings far exceeds the scope of this article. Let it suffice a brief compilation of writings and prophecies of Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the Guardian Shoghi Effendi on this all-important theme, for the safety, security and salvation of the people. For how can the people be prepared to survive if they are not forewarned about the coming calamity and the root causes of this disaster even as God has said: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Therefore, the true Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah and the current President of this Council, seated upon David’s throne, feel a deep spiritual obligation and a fiduciary responsibility to maintain both the availability of the constant remedy and the continual dire warnings for all the people of the world who are all and equally the loved one and chosen of the Lord, as Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi continually guided, warned and instructed the people along these lines throughout their respective authoritative ministries. Concerning the first and second world wars in Germany, Baha’u’llah has very specifically prophesied in His Aqdas circa 1879, many decades before either event transpired: “O banks of the Rhine! We have seen you covered with gore [World War I], inasmuch as the swords of retribution were drawn against you; and you shall have another turn [World War II]. And We hear the lamentations of Berlin,


though she be today in conspicuous glory.” (Baha’u’llah, 1879; Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 53) Both the remedy and the prophecies of wars for the world in the history of the Baha’i Faith is long standing. Baha’u’llah warned the kings and rulers of the world time and again of their eventual downfall and the resulting wars that would envelope the world. The entire book by Shoghi Effendi entitled The Promised Day is Come, in fact is devoted to this explicit theme, and undoubtedly you will refer to it. Baha’u’llah predicted the downfall of Kaiser Wilhelm, the Sultan Abdu’l-Aziz, the Shah of Persia, the Caliphate, etc... the entire Ottoman Empire, the Persian Empire, World War I, World War II and the current calamity assailing mankind today. When asked how the world would eventually come to accept the Baha’i Revelation, and overcome these ruinous wars, that is, how will the Cause of God be universally adopted by mankind? Baha’u’llah answered: “First the nations of the world would arm themselves with infernal engines of war, and when fully armed would attack each other [without mercy] like bloodthirsty beasts. As a result, there would be enormous bloodshed throughout the world. Then the wise from all nations would gather together to investigate the cause of such bloodshed. They would come to the conclusion that prejudices were the cause, a major form being religious prejudice. They would therefore try to eliminate religion so as to eliminate prejudice. Later [in the 21st Century] they would realize that man cannot live without religion. Then they would study the teachings of all religions to see which of the religions conformed to the prevailing conditions of the time. It is then that the Cause of God would become universal.” (Tablet of Varqa) Shoghi Effendi devoted much of his writings to reiterating the prophecies of Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l-Baha as to the great world catastrophe that is to happen. He explained to the believers that, as Baha’u’llah prophesied, the only way the world would wake from its lethargy of materialism and moral decay is through a world-convulsing catastrophe. In “The World Order of Baha’u’llah” Shoghi Effendi writes:

The Fire of Ordeal “That the forces of a world catastrophe can alone precipitate such a new phase of human thought is, alas, becoming increasingly apparent. That nothing short of the fire of a severe ordeal, unparalleled in its intensity, can fuse and weld the discordant entities that constitute the elements of present-day civilization, into the integral components of the world commonwealth of the future, is a truth which future events will increasingly demonstrate.” “The prophetic voice of Baha’u’llah warning, in the concluding passages of the Hidden Words, ‘the peoples of the world’ that ‘an unforeseen calamity is following them and that grievous retribution awaiteth them’ throws indeed a lurid light upon the immediate fortunes of sorrowing humanity. Nothing but a fiery ordeal, out of which humanity will emerge, chastened and prepared, can succeed in implanting that sense of responsibility which the leaders of a new-born age must arise to shoulder.”


“I would again direct your attention to those ominous words of Baha’u’llah which I have already quoted: ‘And when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which shall cause the limbs of mankind to quake.’ Has not Abdu’l-Baha Himself asserted in unequivocal language that ‘another war, fiercer than the last, will assuredly break out’?” (Shoghi Effendi, World Order of Baha’u’llah, page 46) As already given above, Abdu’l-Baha accurately prophesied the date for the start of World War I and here Abdu’l-Baha declares that another war “fiercer than the last” will break out: World War II. This is showing how the “Battle of Armageddon” is not limited to just one world war, but to a protracted series of upheavals. The first World War was just the beginning -- the “Battle of Armageddon” will be fought through a successive series of World Wars ending in the FINAL BATTLE giving birth to the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, the true war to end all wars. And again Shoghi Effendi states:

Divine Retribution “The whole of mankind is groaning, is dying to be led to unity, and to terminate its age-long martyrdom. And yet it stubbornly refuses to embrace the light and acknowledge the sovereign authority of the one Power that can extricate it from its entanglements, and avert the woeful calamity that threatens to engulf it.” “Ominous indeed is the voice of Baha’u’llah that rings through these prophetic words: ‘O ye peoples of the world! Know, verily, that an unforeseen calamity followeth you, and grievous retribution awaiteth you. Think not that which ye have committed hath been effaced in My sight.’ And again: ‘We have a fixed time for you, O peoples. If ye fail, at the appointed hour, to turn towards God, He, verily, will lay violent hold on you, and will cause grievous afflictions to assail you from every direction. How severe, indeed, is the chastisement with which your Lord will then chastise you!’” “Must humanity, tormented as she now is, be afflicted with still severer tribulations ere their purifying influence can prepare her to enter the heavenly Kingdom destined to be established upon earth? Must the inauguration of so vast, so unique, so illumined an era in human history be ushered in by so great a catastrophe in human affairs as to recall, nay surpass, the appalling collapse of Roman civilization in the first centuries of the Christian Era? Must a series of profound convulsions stir and rock the human race ere Baha’u’llah can be enthroned in the hearts and consciences of the masses, ere His undisputed ascendancy is universally recognized, and the noble edifice of His World Order, the Kingdom, is reared and established?” “The long ages of infancy and childhood, through which the human race had to pass, have receded into the background. Humanity is now experiencing the commotions invariably associated with the most turbulent stage of its evolution, the stage of adolescence, when the impetuosity of youth and its vehemence reach their climax, and must gradually be superseded by the calmness, the wisdom, and the maturity that characterize the stage of manhood. Then will the human race reach that stature of ripeness which will enable it to acquire all the powers and 11

capacities upon which its ultimate development must depend.” (Shoghi Effendi, World Order of Baha’u’llah, pp. 201-202) How many a generation must be warned and warned again and suffer the consequences of failing to accept the Covenant of Baha’u’llah as delineated in every single provision of the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha? When will the masses of the people arise with one voice and in one accord and declare, “Enough! Let God’s peace come upon all flesh upon this darksome and war torn globe!” Baha’u’llah is the second coming of Christ and for very sure is His Revelation one that is both associated with, and is in fulfillment of, the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Indeed! It can be said to be the very core and spirit of those Holy Faiths. Whereas Judaism is the root and Christianity is the branch, the Baha’i Faith is the leaf, flower, and fruit of that very same Tree of God, the tree of Life, if the people eat of they will live forever and ever! To separate the Baha’i Faith, and the Baha’i sacred Covenant, from the explicit warning of Divine Retribution associated with violating any one of its provisions, let alone separating away from the Executive Branch of the Universal House of Justice and the genealogy and lineage of King David continued through Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha, more then lessens the influence of which this Covenant is the answer to the problems of the people of the world. In fact, the violation of the Covenant and the separation from God, and the separation from the Executive Branch and the turning away from the true Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah is the very insidious Cause of all these calamities and disasters. If the majority of the people of today have misconstrued the Baha’i Message, have seen no connection between the Baha’i Faith and the Holy Bible, Christianity and Judaism, and the lineage of King David, and have secularized it into some mutual admiration society that views Baha’u’llah as nothing more than a great poet that has come out of the desert spewing beautiful verses, than the so-called “Baha’is” have “no one to blame but themselves”, as the Guardian, Shoghi Effendi has stated above! In this catastrophe, therefore, the blood of the people will literally be upon the hands of the “Hands” and their followers that have led the people astray and separated away from the Executive Branch, which is an integral part of the Covenant of Baha’u’llah. They have no Executive Branch. They are the Covenant-breakers. They have violated the Covenant on page 15 of the sacred Will and testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha. 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. (Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 15) Baha’u’llah is the Second Coming of Christ, the Messiah whose arrival has been expected for thousands of years. Today IS the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven as Shoghi Effendi tells us in the above quoted message. The world IS headed for another great catastrophe, not unlike the two previous great catastrophes the world has already experienced. But this will be the third and final great catastrophe that will “weld the discordant entities that constitute the elements of present-day civilization, into the integral components of 12

the world commonwealth of the future”. If Baha’is today are so aloof from the idea that the present day administration has completely failed in its so called mission of Justice, then they need to hear the words of Baha’u’llah, Abdu’l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi when they tell us that the only way the world will awake to the realities of this Revelation is only AFTER a devastating world catastrophe unprecedented in its destructive force. We have, as a world, experienced two world wars; the last being the only war in which nuclear weapons were used. Lee Brown, a native American Baha’i of Salish heritage in British Columbia, has recently taken right action, correctly adhered to the Native prophecies, and with all his fellows is waiting for the final, great purification. He has explained, as transcribed from an open talk to the public:

Three Great Shakings of the Earth “People came on the east coast of the United States and they went across this land to the west and they were told in the prophecies that we should try to remind all the people that would come here of the sacredness of all things. If we could do that, then there would be peace on earth. But if we did not do that, if we had not come together as a human family, the Great Spirit would grab the earth with his hand and shake it.” “So the elders knew the First Shaking of the Earth was about to come about -- that was the First World War…” “So the elders said when you see the sun rising in the east (rising sun of the Japanese Empire) and you see the sign of life reversed and titled in the east (swastika of the Nazis), you know that the Great Death is to come upon the earth, and now the Great Spirit will grab the earth again in His hand and shake it and this shaking (World War II) will be worse than the first.” “So the sign of life reversed and tilted, we call that the Swastika, and the rising sun in the east was the rising sun of Japan. These two symbols are carved in stone in Arizona. When the elders saw these two flags, these were the signs that the earth was to be shaken again (World War II).” “The worse misuse of the guardianship of fire is called the “gourd of ashes”. They said the gourd of ashes will fall from the air. It will make people like blades of grass in the prairie fire and things will not grow for many seasons. I saw on television not too long ago that they were talking about the atomic bomb, the gourd of ashes. They said it was the best-kept secret in the history of the United States. The elders wanted to speak about it in 1920. They would have spoken of it and foretold it’s coming if they could have entered into the League of Nations. The elders tried to contact President Roosevelt and ask him not to use the gourd of ashes because it would have a great effect on the earth and eventually cause even greater destruction and the Third Shaking of the Earth, the Third World War.” “The Great Spirit has been shaking the Earth two times: The First and Second World Wars to remind us that we are a human family, to remind us that we should have greeted each other as brothers and sisters, from all around the whole world. We had a chance after each shaking to come together in a circle (League of Nations and United Nations) that would have brought peace 13

to the earth, but we missed that. Tonight they are talking on the news about the sign for the Third Shaking of the Earth. They said they are going to build what the elders called the “house in the sky.” In the 1950s they talked about this: they will build a house and throw it in the sky. When you see people living in the sky on a permanent basis (building the International Space Station), you will know the Great Spirit is about to grab the earth, this time not with one hand, but with both hands.” “Many of you of Native American background may have heard ‘the spirits will warn you twice, but the third time you stand alone.’ We’ve had two warnings, the first two World Wars, but now we stand alone in the Third one. As it says in the Baha’i Writings, there will be no-one protected. When this house is in the sky, the Great Spirit is going to shake the Earth a third time and whoever dropped that gourd of ashes, upon THEM IT IS GOING TO DROP.” “The Hopis in their prophecies say there will be a religion that comes here, (to the United States of America). Maybe it will be true and bring unity, or maybe it will not be true and not bring unity. If it does not bring unity, a second religion will come, and the people of this religion are known in the Hopi language as the Baha-ni, the people of Baha. Ni means “people of”. So I was looking for the people of Baha. I wondered who the people of Baha were. I was a Baha’i for quite a while before somebody told me that Baha’i means “people of Baha”. I thought, ‘O my God! Here I was looking for it all these years and I never even noticed!’ And I had already found it! I was stubborn and didn’t want to become a Baha’i but my grandfather who passed on, you know he must have found out about it in the next realm because he came back to four times in dreams to tell me, “Hey, look at that again, look at that again. Look one more time.” Baha’i... it means “Light or glory”. Baha’i means “follower of the light”, or the people of Baha. We’ve been waiting for these people for a long time. They say they will bring a Teaching that will unite the earth. So we need to share this Teaching. They say the fire will some from the North. So here we are, in a circle, in the North, talking about the Baha-nis, the “people of Baha...” (Lee Brown) The purpose of the descendant of King David is that we can recognize the TRUE “people of Baha” from the frauds who only masquerade in their name. Those who are “shunning” ‘Abdu’lBaha’s great-grandson and are not under the provisions of the Covenant and do not accept the Universal House of Justice he presides over, are not “Baha’is” at all, they are people of the darkness, who have rejected the Light of this “Teaching that will unite the earth.” On the genealogy Chart of Baha’u’llah, we have this Teaching that no one else in the World has. We have the power and the proof that all the Manifestations of God are of ONE FAMILY, that shows the Unity of God, the Unity of His Prophets, the 9 Great Revelators of the Cycle of Adam, and the Unity of All mankind. Without the genealogy chart of Baha’u’llah back to King David, the FLAG and the DIVINE STANDARD of our Holy and Divinely Inspired Cause, there is no unity of anything, only disaster, war, destruction, famine and disease, the disintegration of all things. The throne of David is the integral part of the Covenant, the point of unity, the symbol of the Oneness of Mankind that causes all the disintegrated parts to reassemble in the Great Day of the Resurrection of the Dead! The systems of the 9 Great Revelators correspond to the Nine scientific Systems of the Internal Human Body. The Throne of David, representing the Executive 14

Branch and the seat of Will, alone has the resurrecting power to reconstitute these nine systems and the people within them into ONE unified whole, inwardly nine systems and outwardly the temple of the five pointed star of the human form, the most perfect form. The Native Faiths, of all the world, from the Beginning at the time of Adam, are Universal on the Center Line and axis of the human form, corresponding to the Reproductive system where the “seed” of man is enshrined. Like the DNA contains the whole plan, as ‘Abdu’l-Baha has explained, the Tree is the Manifestation of the seed, and not a division into parts. The Great Revelation of Moses, giving the LAW from Mt. Sinai of the Interlocutor, corresponds to the Skeletal system, even as Jesus saith, not a “bone of his shall be broken” and Ezekiel has prophesied the resurrection of the dry bones! (See Ezekiel chapter 37). The Universal Manifestation of God, Jesus Christ, corresponds to the heart and the Center of the Body, even as it is written in the Holy Gospel: “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom [heart] of the Father, he hath declared him. (John 1:18 KJV) Like Adam, Jesus, the Son, rests on the centerline and axis of the everlasting Covenant symbolized in the resurrected human form. As ‘Abdu’l-Baha has stated, even as all the other systems of the body, its members and parts, are dependent upon the life’s blood (covenant) ever flowing without end from the Center of the heart, the Son, so all the other prophets like members and parts, are dependent upon the Son, who is exalted, being from David, amongst them. Muhammad is the repeat of the outward Laws of Moses and the inward Spirit of Jesus; and therefore, Islam corresponds to the musculature system which conforms tightly to the bones of the skeletal (Moses) but like the heart (Jesus) is a muscle red with blood (covenant), but unlike the heart, which has a brain of its own, the Node of Tawara, the muscles must submit absolutely, more than any other anatomical system, directly to the command of the mind centered in the Brain. Islam means to submit. If the muscles refuse to submit to the will, we have to go see a neurologist or other doctor. Krishna, Buddha and Zoroaster, corresponds to the Respiratory, Digestive, and Immune systems respectively. Krishna brought detachment and Three Yoga’s, defined in the Gita, where man should be free from all forms of imitation and earthly matter and breath deeply only the living breaths of the prana of God Almighty alone. Buddha brought meditation, which corresponds to the digestion of reality and the assimilation of ideas into the mind, spirit and soul of the body of man. Zoroaster, likewise, brought purity, which corresponds with the internal immune system to fight off disease, cancers, parasites and other ailments, keeping the body pure from illness and in sound well-being. The three mystical Prophets of the East! The Bab, being the door or gate to Baha’u’llah, represents the Endocrine System, seated very near the center of the brain near the pineal gland, the doors of perception which are opened up between the world to allow us to see into the mind and plan of God limited by our capacity and humility and self-sacrifice in our love for him. And finally that Great Universal Manifestation of God, Baha’u’llah, the King of Kings seated upon throne of David which is to last for ever, corresponds to the Revelation of God in the 15

potency of the everlasting Father (see Isaiah chapter 9) and represents the seat of the Will in the center of the mind and Brain, even as it is written: “Christ [in the potency of the Father, the one seated upon David’s throne] is the head of the church which is his body.” (Ephesians 1:22, etc...). Like Adam and Jesus Christ, the Son (heart), Baha’u’llah being represented by the Will, which is in the center of the Brain, is also on the middle line of the axis of the human form representing the everlasting Covenant of God, that was in the seed at the time of Adam, was proclaimed to be of David’s line at the time of Jesus, the Son and the Herald of the kingdom, and is now a fully active and potent force in the world today through its connection to the material world through the Covenant setting up the true Universal House of Justice with the throne of David continued as the administrative position of the Executive Branch. May all the Presidents be servants unto Him, even as the Master was so self-effaced! Thus, as the Universal House of Justice is the Head of the faith, its disconnection with the throne of David at any time is the same as the decomposition of the inner integrity of the brain, causing the soul to depart from the body and decomposition and death to set in and override the life design. But praise be to God!! In His word of eternity and everlasting being, the connection between the throne of David and all the people of the world who will elect the BODY of their UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE, that is by the believers (see W&T, p. 14), the resurrection of the Dead is NOW the REALITY! Behold! The all-power of Almighty God who Alone “Doeth whatsoever He willeth and ordaineth whatsoever He pleaseth” All else are for the catastrophe and the FIRE! If only you knew it to be the truth! If the peoples and the Covenant-breaking “Baha’is” today would like to remain veiled by their own ignorance or lack of exercising their right to personal investigation, that is their choice. But if they are going to refuse to allow the great-grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and his fellows, to exercise his freedom to teach the Baha’i faith, and fulfill his role as the Executive Branch of the Universal House of Justice, and attack his first amendment rights to do his job as vouchsafed by God and protected under the constitution of the United States of America -- to tell the people of the world loudly and clearly the message of the Good News of this Kingdom -- then God will wipe them all off the very face of the earth for violating His covenant (see The Condign Punishment by Shoghi Effendi for more) and being hypocrites to the principles of both their religion, in the Golden Rule, (do unto others...), and their laws, which give the people the franchise to teach and speak freely and openly. The Baha’i Faith is the medicine for this sick world. Refusal to take it means death and destruction; this is not a threat, it is just the way it is (see The Condign Punishment by Shoghi Effendi for more). If the people and the “Baha’is” refuse to come back under the provisions of God’s everlasting Covenant, as given in the Bible and the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and warn the majority that the people of the world should begin to prepare themselves for this Third Great Shaking, then they are not only doing themselves a great disservice, but the whole of the world of humanity. As the current covenant-breaking administration on Haifa continues to occupy themselves with lavishly furnishing their properties and gardens and saying to themselves how great they are, the world continues to be in travail. The home land of the Baha’i institutions, Israel, is readying itself for war and the groaning of India and Pakistan, under the threat of another nuclear disaster, is heard around the world as the United States and the West 16

conquers the East for oil, and Iraq is in the cross hairs of those oil greedy fat cats that are ruining the world for the rest of the people. God has warned: “RELEASE the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates [which flows through Iraq].” So the four angels [holding back the four winds of destruction] were released, who had been held ready for the hour, the day, the month and the year, to kill a third of mankind. (Revelation 9:14-15) As the proliferation of nuclear weapons spreads, and the availability of weapons of mass destruction escalates, and the resentment and dislike against America in the world community of nations rises, this disaster only gets worse and worse and worse. Why will the people not turn to the solution? In the end they will have no excuses. In the end they will have no one to blame but themselves. All around the world the people pray for peace. But when God sends them the “Prince of Peace” in answer to their prayers, they reject Him. If you are one of these, then in the end, you will have no one to blame but yourself. The most we can do is hoist this flag on the world wide web, put out the battle cry, and open our doors day and night for the faithful to enter in. As the sans-Guardian “Hands-Faith” group in Haifa, Israel continue to dismiss and ignore the warnings of Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and Shoghi Effendi, the war that is about to devastate humanity is readying itself to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world. The Baha’is should be the first to be voicing the concerns to the people, but the majority of them are the last, as they have been veiled and misguided by a bogus and corrupted administration anti-the lineage of King David continuing, that seeks to “hold to the form of the religion, but deny the spirit of it”. This is why the majority of the world will suffer. And this is why there will be a few of the Baha’is who will recognize the validity of the teachings on this subject. For some, it might be too late. They majority of living souls, however, will see these events occur and will leave the current usurpation and come underneath the Covenant in “troops.” This flow, moreover, will presage and hasten the advent of the day which, as prophesied by Abdu’l-Baha, will witness the entry by troops of peoples of divers nations and races into the Baha’i world - a day which, viewed in its proper perspective, will be the prelude to that long-awaited hour when a mass conversion on the part of these same nations and races, and as a direct result of a chain of events, momentous and possibly catastrophic in nature, and which cannot as yet be even dimly visualized, will suddenly revolutionize the fortunes of the Faith, derange the equilibrium of the world, and reinforce a thousandfold the numerical strength as well as the material power and the spiritual authority of the Faith of Baha’u’llah. (Shoghi Effendi, Citadel of Faith, p. 117) This is the “Entry by Troops!” It is not that the world is going to somehow magically “realize” that Baha’u’llah is the Second Coming of Christ, but because of these catastrophes SIMULTANEOUS with the unfurling of this message of the Divine Banner!


The world is in travail, and its agitation waxeth day by day. Its face is turned towards waywardness and unbelief. Such shall be its plight, that to disclose it now would not be meet and seemly. Its perversity will long continue. And when the appointed hour is come, there shall suddenly appear that which shall cause the limbs of mankind to quake. Then, and only then, will the Divine Standard be unfurled, and the Nightingale of Paradise warble its melody. (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings, pp. 118-119) Something much more important than the collapse of the Trade Towers happened on 9-11-2001. The genealogy of Baha’u’llah, the Divine Banner in the Human Form -- showing the Unity of God, His Prophets and All Mankind -- was unfurled for the first time on the world wide web for all the peoples of the world to see. Now cometh the next convulsion! If they had not seen it then, they most assuredly all see it NOW!

This Cause has hoisted the banner of the unity of the world of humanity. One of the instruments which will bring about universal peace is this very War, so that all the people might be disgusted with this confusion of the war, and that all the world of humanity might be inclined toward peace. (‘Abdu’l-Baha)



THE CONDIGN PUNISHMENT SUFFERED BY THE ADVERSARIES OF THE EVERLASTING COVENANT OF GOD ( Excerpts from God Passes By) --Shoghi Effendi-“I have found David my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him: With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. And I will beat down his foes before his face and plague them who hate him.” “I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.” (Psalms 89:20-23 KJV and verse 23 RSV) “As for those enemies who have sedulously sought to extinguish the light of Baha’u’llah’s Covenant, the condign punishment they have been made to suffer is no less conspicuous than the doom which overtook those who, in an earlier period, had so basely endeavored to crush the hopes of a rising Faith and destroy its foundations.”--Shoghi Effendi TO THE FATE THAT HAS OVERTAKEN those kings, ministers and ecclesiastics, in the East as well as in the West, who have, at various stages of Baha’u’llah’s ministry, either deliberately persecuted His Cause, or have neglected to heed the warnings He had uttered, or have failed in their manifest duty to respond to His summons or to accord Him and His message the treatment they deserved, particular attention, I feel, should at this juncture be directed. Baha’u’llah Himself, referring to those who had actively arisen to destroy or harm His Faith, had declared that “God hath not blinked, nor will He ever blink His eyes at the tyranny of the oppressor. More particularly in this Revelation hath He visited each and every tyrant with His vengeance.” Vast and awful is, indeed, the spectacle which meets our eyes, as we survey the field over which the retributory winds of God have, since the inception of the ministry of Baha’u’llah, furiously swept, dethroning monarchs, extinguishing dynasties, uprooting ecclesiastical hierarchies, precipitating wars and revolutions, driving from office princes and ministers, dispossessing the usurper, casting down the tyrant, and chastising the wicked and the rebellious. Sultan Abdu’l-’Aziz, who with Nasiri’d-Din Shah was the author of the calamities heaped upon Baha’u’llah, and was himself responsible for three decrees of banishment against the Prophet; who had been stigmatized, in the Kitab-i-Aqdas, as occupying the “throne of tyranny,” and whose fall had been prophesied in the Lawh-i-Fu’ad, was deposed in consequence of a palace revolution, was condemned by a fatva (sentence) of the Mufti in his own capital, was four days later assassinated (1876), and was succeeded by a nephew who was declared to be an imbecile. The war of 1877-78 emancipated eleven million people from the Turkish yoke; Adrianople was occupied by the Russian forces; the empire itself was dissolved as a result of the war of 1914-18; the Sultanate was abolished; a republic was proclaimed; and a rulership that had endured above six centuries was ended. The vain and despotic Nasiri’d-Din Shah, denounced by Baha’u’llah as the “Prince of Oppressors”; of whom He had written that he would soon be made “an object-lesson for the 1

world”; whose reign was stained by the execution of the Bab and the imprisonment of Baha’u’llah; who had persistently instigated his subsequent banishments to Constantinople, Adrianople and Akka; who, in collusion with a vicious sacerdotal order, had vowed to strangle the Faith in its cradle, was dramatically assassinated, in the shrine of Shah Abdu’l-’Azim, on the very eve of his jubilee, which, as ushering in a new era, was to have been celebrated with the most elaborate magnificence, and was to go down in history as the greatest day in the annals of the Persian nation. The fortunes of his house thereafter steadily declined, and finally through the scandalous misconduct of the dissipated and irresponsible Ahmad Shah, led to the eclipse and disappearance of the Qajar dynasty. Napoleon III, the foremost monarch of his day in the West, excessively ambitious, inordinately proud, tricky and superficial, who is reported to have contemptuously flung down the Tablet sent to him by Baha’u’llah, who was tested by Him and found wanting, and whose downfall was explicitly predicted in a subsequent Tablet, was ignominiously defeated in the Battle of Sedan (1870), marking the greatest military capitulation recorded in modern history; lost his kingdom and spent the remaining years of his life in exile. His hopes were utterly blasted, his only son, the Prince Imperial, was killed in the Zulu War, his much vaunted empire collapsed, a civil war ensued more ferocious than the Franco-German war itself, and William I, the Prussian king, was hailed emperor of a unified Germany in the Palace of Versailles. William I, the pride-intoxicated newly-acclaimed conqueror of Napoleon III, admonished in the Kitab-i-Aqdas and bidden to ponder the fate that had overtaken “one whose power transcended” his own, warned in that same Book, that the “lamentations of Berlin” would be raised and that the banks of the Rhine would be “covered with gore,” sustained two attempts on his life, and was succeeded by a son who died of a mortal disease, three months after his accession to the throne, bequeathing the throne to the arrogant, the headstrong and short-sighted William II. The pride of the new monarch precipitated his downfall. Revolution, swiftly and suddenly, broke out in his capital, communism reared its head in a number of cities; the princes of the German states abdicated, and he himself, fleeing ignominiously to Holland, was compelled to relinquish his right to the throne. The constitution of Weimar sealed the fate of the empire, whose birth had been so loudly proclaimed by his grandfather, and the terms of an oppressively severe treaty provoked “the lamentations” which, half a century before, had been ominously prophesied. The arbitrary and unyielding Francis Joseph, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, who had been reproved in the Kitab-i-Aqdas, for having neglected his manifest duty to inquire about Baha’u’llah during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, was so engulfed by misfortunes and tragedies that his reign came to be regarded as one unsurpassed by any other reign in the calamities it inflicted upon the nation. His brother, Maximilian, was put to death in Mexico; the Crown Prince Rudolph perished in ignominious circumstances; the Empress was assassinated; Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife were murdered in Serajevo; the “ramshackle empire” itself disintegrated, was carved up, and a shrunken republic was set up on the ruins of a vanished Holy Roman Empire - a republic which, after a brief and precarious existence, was blotted out from the political map of Europe. Nicolaevitch Alexander II, the all-powerful Czar of Russia, who, in a Tablet addressed to him by name had been thrice warned by Baha’u’llah, had been bidden to “summon the nations unto 2

God,” and had been cautioned not to allow his sovereignty to prevent him from recognizing “the Supreme Sovereign,” suffered several attempts on his life, and at last died at the hand of an assassin. A harsh policy of repression, initiated by himself and followed by his successor, Alexander III, paved the way for a revolution which, in the reign of Nicholas II, swept away on a bloody tide the empire of the Czars, brought in its wake war, disease and famine, and established a militant proletariat which massacred the nobility, persecuted the clergy, drove away the intellectuals, disendowed the state religion, executed the Czar with his consort and his family, and extinguished the dynasty of the Romanoffs. Pope Pius IX, the undisputed head of the most powerful Church in Christendom, who had been commanded, in an Epistle addressed to him by Baha’u’llah, to leave his “palaces unto such as desire them,” to “sell all the embellished ornaments” in his possession, to “expend them in the path of God,” and hasten towards “the Kingdom,” was compelled to surrender, in distressing circumstances, to the besieging forces of King Victor Emmanuel, and to submit himself to be depossessed of the Papal States and of Rome itself. The loss of “the Eternal City,” over which the Papal flag had flown for one thousand years, and the humiliation of the religious orders under his jurisdiction, added mental anguish to his physical infirmities and embittered the last years of his life. The formal recognition of the Kingdom of Italy subsequently exacted from one of his successors in the Vatican, confirmed the virtual extinction of the Pope’s temporal sovereignty. But the rapid dissolution of the Ottoman, the Napoleonic, the German, the Austrian and the Russian empires, the demise of the Qajar dynasty and the virtual extinction of the temporal sovereignty of the Roman Pontiff do not exhaust the story of the catastrophes that befell the monarchies of the world through the neglect of Baha’u’llah’s warnings conveyed in the opening passages of His Suriy-i-Muluk. The conversion of the Portuguese and Spanish monarchies, as well as the Chinese empire, into republics; the strange fate that has, more recently, been pursuing the sovereigns of Holland, of Norway, of Greece, of Yugoslavia and of Albania now living in exile; the virtual abdication of the authority exercised by the kings of Denmark, of Belgium, of Bulgaria, of Rumania and of Italy; the apprehension with which their fellow sovereigns must be viewing the convulsions that have seized so many thrones; the shame and acts of violence which, in some instances, have darkened the annals of the reigns of certain monarchs in both the East and the West, and still more recently the sudden downfall of the Founder of the newly established dynasty in Persia - these are yet further instances of the infliction of the “Divine Chastisement” foreshadowed by Baha’u’llah in that immortal Surih, and show forth the divine reality of the arraignment pronounced by Him against the rulers of the earth in His Most Holy Book. No less arresting has been the extinction of the all-pervasive influence exerted by the Muslim ecclesiastical leaders, both Sunni and Shi’ah, in the two countries in which the mightiest institutions of Islam had been reared, and which have been directly associated with the tribulations heaped upon the Bab and Baha’u’llah. The Caliph, the self-styled vicar of the Prophet of Islam, known also as the “Commander of the Faithful,” the protector of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, whose spiritual jurisdiction extended over more than two hundred million Muhammadans, was by the abolition of the Sultanate in Turkey, divested of his temporal authority, hitherto regarded as inseparable from his 3

high office. The Caliph himself, after having occupied for a brief period, an anomalous and precarious position, fled to Europe; the Caliphate, the most august and powerful institution of Islam, was, without consultation with any community in the Sunni world, summarily abolished; the unity of the most powerful branch of the Islamic Faith was thereby shattered; a formal, a complete and permanent separation of the Turkish state from the Sunni faith was proclaimed; the Shari’ah canonical Law was annulled; ecclesiastical institutions were disendowed; a civil code was promulgated; religious orders were suppressed; the Sunni hierarchy was dissolved; the Arabic tongue, the language of the Prophet of Islam, fell into disuse, and its script was superseded by the Latin alphabet; the Qur’an itself was translated into Turkish; Constantinople, the “Dome of Islam,” sank to the level of a provincial city, and its peerless jewel, the Mosque of St. Sophia, was converted into a museum - a series of degradations recalling the fate which, in the first century of the Christian Era, befell the Jewish people, the city of Jerusalem, the Temple of Solomon, the Holy of Holies, and an ecclesiastical hierarchy, whose members were the avowed persecutors of the religion of Jesus Christ. A similar convulsion shook the foundations of the entire sacerdotal order in Persia, though its formal divorce from the Persian state is as yet unproclaimed. A “church-state,” that had been firmly rooted in the life of the nation and had extended its ramifications to every sphere of life in that country, was virtually disrupted. A sacerdotal order, the rock wall of Shi’ah Islam in that land, was paralyzed and discredited; its mujtahids, the favorite ministers of the hidden Imam, were reduced to an insignificant number; all its beturbaned officers, except for a handful, were ruthlessly forced to exchange their traditional head-dress and robes for the European clothes they themselves anathematized; the pomp and pageantry that marked their ceremonials vanished; their fatvas (sentences) were nullified; their endowments were handed over to a civil administration; their mosques and seminaries were deserted; the right of sanctuary accorded to their shrines ceased to be recognized; their religious plays were banned; their takyihs were closed and even their pilgrimages to Najaf and Karbila were discouraged and curtailed. The disuse of the veil; the recognition of the equality of sexes; the establishment of civil tribunals; the abolition of concubinage; the disparagement of the use of the Arabic tongue, the language of Islam and of the Qur’an, and the efforts exerted to divorce it from Persian - all these further proclaim the degradation, and foreshadow the final extinction, of that infamous crew, whose leaders had dared style themselves “servants of the Lord of Saintship” (Imam Ali), who had so often received the homage of the pious kings of the Safavi dynasty, and whose anathemas, ever since the birth of the Faith of the Bab, had been chiefly responsible for the torrents of blood which had been shed, and whose acts have blackened the annals of both their religion and nation. A crisis, not indeed as severe as that which shook the Islamic sacerdotal orders - the inveterate adversaries of the Faith - has, moreover, afflicted the ecclesiastical institutions of Christendom, whose influence, ever since Baha’u’llah’s summons was issued and His warning was sounded, has visibly deteriorated, whose prestige has been gravely damaged, whose authority has steadily declined, and whose power, rights and prerogatives have been increasingly circumscribed. The virtual extinction of the temporal sovereignty of the Roman Pontiff, to which reference has already been made; the wave of anti-clericalism that brought in its wake the separation of the Catholic Church from the French Republic; the organized assault launched by a triumphant Communist state upon the Greek Orthodox Church in Russia, and the consequent disestablishment, disendowment and persecution of the state religion; the dismemberment of the 4

Austro-Hungarian monarchy which owed its allegiance to the Church of Rome and powerfully supported its institutions; the ordeal to which that same Church has been subjected in Spain and in Mexico; the wave of secularization which, at present, is engulfing the Catholic, the Anglican and the Presbyterian Missions in non-Christian lands; the forces of an aggressive paganism which are assailing the ancient citadels of the Catholic, the Greek Orthodox and the Lutheran Churches in Western, in Central and Eastern Europe, in the Balkans and in the Baltic and Scandinavian states - these stand out as the most conspicuous manifestations of the decline in the fortunes of the ecclesiastical leaders of Christendom, leaders who, heedless of the voice of Baha’u’llah, have interposed themselves between the Christ returned in the glory of the Father and their respective congregations. Nor can we fail to note the progressive deterioration in the authority, wielded by the ecclesiastical leaders of the Jewish and Zoroastrian Faiths, ever since the voice of Baha’u’llah was raised, announcing, in no uncertain terms, that the “Most Great Law is come,” that the Ancient Beauty “ruleth upon the throne of David,” and that “whatsoever hath been announced in the Books (Zoroastrian Holy Writ) hath been revealed and made clear.” The evidences of increasing revolt against clerical authority; the disrespect and indifference shown to timehonored observances, rituals and ceremonials; the repeated inroads made by the forces of an aggressive and often hostile nationalism into the spheres of clerical jurisdiction; and the general apathy with which, particularly in the case of the professed adherents of the Zoroastrian Faith, these encroachments are regarded--all provide, beyond the shadow of a doubt, further justification of the warnings and predictions uttered by Baha’u’llah in His historic addresses to the world’s ecclesiastical leaders. Such in sum are the awful evidences of God’s retributive justice that have afflicted kings as well as ecclesiastics, in both the East and the West, as a direct consequence of either their active opposition to the Faith of Baha’u’llah, or of their lamentable failure to respond to His call, to inquire into His Message, to avert the sufferings He endured, or to heed the marvelous signs and prodigies which, during a hundred years, have accompanied the birth and rise of His Revelation. “From two ranks amongst men,” is His terse and prophetic utterance, “power hath been seized: kings and ecclesiastics.” “If ye pay no heed,” He thus warned the kings of the earth, “unto the counsels which ... We have revealed in this Tablet, Divine chastisement will assail you from every direction... On that day ye shall ... recognize your own impotence.” And again: “Though aware of most of Our afflictions, ye, nevertheless, have failed to stay the hand of the aggressor.” And, furthermore, this arraignment: “...We ... will be patient, as We have been patient in that which hath befallen Us at your hands, O concourse of kings!” Condemning specifically the world’s ecclesiastical leaders, He has written: “The source and origin of tyranny have been the divines... God, verily, is clear of them, and We, too, are clear of them.” “When We observed carefully,” He openly affirms, “We discovered that Our enemies are, for the most part, the divines.” “O concourse of divines!” He thus addresses them, “Ye shall not henceforth behold yourselves possessed of any power, inasmuch as We have seized it from you...” “Had ye believed in God when He revealed Himself,” He explains, “the people would not have turned aside from Him, nor would the things ye witness today have befallen Us.” “They,” referring more specifically to Muslim ecclesiastics, He asserts, “rose up against Us with such 5

cruelty as hath sapped the strength of Islam...” “The divines of Persia,” He affirms, “committed that which no people amongst the peoples of the world hath committed.” And again: “...The divines of Persia ... have perpetrated what the Jews have not perpetrated during the Revelation of Him Who is the Spirit (Jesus).” And finally, these portentous prophecies: “Because of you the people were abased, and the banner of Islam was hauled down, and its mighty throne subverted.” “Erelong will all that ye possess perish, and your glory be turned into the most wretched abasement, and ye shall behold the punishment for what ye have wrought...” “Erelong,” the Bab Himself, even more openly prophesies, “We will, in very truth, torment such as waged war against Husayn (Imam Husayn) ... with the most afflictive torment...” “Erelong will God wreak His vengeance upon them, at the time of Our return, and He hath, in very truth, prepared for them, in the world to come, a severe torment.” Nor should, in a review of this nature, reference be omitted to those princes, ministers and ecclesiastics who have individually been responsible for the afflictive trials which Baha’u’llah and His followers have suffered. Fu’ad Pasha, the Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs, denounced by Him as the “instigator” of His banishment to the Most Great Prison, who had so assiduously striven with his colleague Ali Pasha, to excite the fears and suspicions of a despot already predisposed against the Faith and its Leader, was, about a year after he had succeeded in executing his design, struck down, while on a trip to Paris, by the avenging rod of God, and died at Nice (1869). Ali Pasha, the Sadr-i-A’zam (Prime Minister), denounced in such forceful language in the Lawh-i-Ra’is, whose downfall the Lawh-i-Fu’ad had unmistakably predicted, was, a few years after Baha’u’llah’s banishment to Akka, dismissed from office, was shorn of all power, and sank into complete oblivion. The tyrannical Prince Mas’ud Mirza, the Zillu’s-Sultan, Nasiri’d-Din Shah’s eldest son and ruler over more than two-fifths of his kingdom, stigmatized by Baha’u’llah as “the Infernal Tree,” fell into disgrace, was deprived of all his governorships, except that of Isfahan, and lost all chances of future eminence or promotion. The rapacious Prince Jalalu’d-Dawlih, branded by the Supreme Pen as “the tyrant of Yazd,” was, about a year after the iniquities he had perpetrated, deprived of his post, recalled to Tihran, and forced to return a part of the property he had stolen from his victims. The scheming, the ambitious and profligate Mirza Buzurg Khan, the Persian Consul General in Baghdad, was eventually dismissed from office, “overwhelmed with disaster, filled with remorse and plunged into confusion.” The notorious Mujtahid Siyyid Sadiq-i-Tabataba’i, denounced by Baha’u’llah as “the Liar of Tihran,” the author of the monstrous decree condemning every male member of the Baha’i community in Persia, young or old, high or low, to be put to death, and all its women to be deported, was suddenly taken ill, fell a prey to a disease that ravaged his heart, his brain and his limbs, and precipitated eventually his death. The high-handed Subhi Pasha, who had peremptorily summoned Baha’u’llah to the government house in Akka, lost the position he occupied, and was recalled under circumstances highly detrimental to his reputation. Nor were the other governors of the city, who had dealt unjustly with the exalted Prisoner in their charge and His fellow-exiles, spared a like fate. “Every pasha,” testifies Nabil in his narrative, “whose conduct in Akka was commendable enjoyed a long term of office, and was bountifully favored by God, whereas every hostile Mutisarrif (governor) was speedily deposed by the Hand of Divine power, even as Abdu’r-Rahman Pasha and Muhammad-Yusuf Pasha who, on the morrow of the very night they had resolved to lay hands on the loved ones of Baha’u’llah, were


telegraphically advised of their dismissal. Such was their fate that they were never again given a position.” Shaykh Muhammad-Baqir, surnamed the “Wolf,” who, in the strongly condemnatory Lawh-iBurhan addressed to him by Baha’u’llah, had been compared to “the last trace of sunlight upon the mountain-top,” witnessed the steady decline of his prestige, and died in a miserable state of acute remorse. His accomplice, Mir Muhammad-Husayn, surnamed the “She-Serpent,” whom Baha’u’llah described as one “infinitely more wicked than the oppressor of Karbila,” was, about that same time, expelled from Isfahan, wandered from village to village, contracted a disease that engendered so foul an odor that even his wife and daughter could not bear to approach him, and died in such ill-favor with the local authorities that no one dared to attend his funeral, his corpse being ignominiously interred by a few porters. Mention should, moreover, be made of the devastating famine which, about a year after the illustrious Badi’ had been tortured to death, ravaged Persia and reduced the population to such extremities that even the rich went hungry, and hundreds of mothers ghoulishly devoured their own children. Nor can this subject be dismissed without special reference being made to the Arch-Breaker of the Covenant of the Bab, Mirza Yahya, who lived long enough to witness, while eking out a miserable existence in Cyprus, termed by the Turks “the Island of Satan,” every hope he had so maliciously conceived reduced to naught. A pensioner first of the Turkish and later of the British Government, he was subjected to the further humiliation of having his application for British citizenship refused. Eleven of the eighteen “Witnesses” he had appointed forsook him and turned in repentance to Baha’u’llah. He himself became involved in a scandal which besmirched his reputation and that of his eldest son, deprived that son and his descendants of the successorship with which he had previously invested him, and appointed, in his stead, the perfidious Mirza Hadiy-i-Dawlat-Abadi, a notorious Azali, who, on the occasion of the martyrdom of the aforementioned Mirza Ashraf, was seized with such fear that during four consecutive days he proclaimed from the pulpit-top, and in a most vituperative language, his complete repudiation of the Babi Faith, as well as of Mirza Yahya, his benefactor, who had reposed in him such implicit confidence. It was this same eldest son who, through the workings of a strange destiny, sought years after, together with his nephew and niece, the presence of Abdu’l-Baha, the appointed Successor of Baha’u’llah and Center of His Covenant, expressed repentance, prayed for forgiveness, was graciously accepted by Him, and remained, till the hour of his death, a loyal follower of the Faith which his father had so foolishly, so shamelessly and so pitifully striven to extinguish.



“HAPPY ARE WE!” --‘Abdu’l-Baha--

By the Ancient Beauty!--may my life be a sacrifice for His loved ones--Were the friends to realize what a glorious sovereignty the Lord hath destined for them in His Kingdom, surely they would be filled with ecstasy, would behold themselves crowned with immortal glory and carried away with transports of delight. Erelong it shall be made manifest how brilliantly the light of His bountiful care and mercy hath shone upon His loved ones, and what a turbulent ocean hath been stirred in their hearts! Then will they clamor and exclaim: “Happy are we! Let all the world rejoice!”

Truth Suppression .....


''Not the violent conflict between parts of the truth, but the quiet suppression of half of it, .is the formidable evil. There is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides. It is when they· attend to only one that errors harden into prejudices, and truth itself ceases to have the effect of truth,. by being exaggerated into falsehood.'' -John Stuart Mill

“If it is considered with insight, it will be seen that all the forces of the universe, in the last analysis serve the Covenant.” --‘Abdu’l-Baha

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