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Old 07-04-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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“Warn, O Salmán, the beloved of the one true God, not to view with too critical an eye the sayings and writings of men. Let them rather approach such sayings and writings in a spirit of open-mindedness and loving sympathy. Those men, however, who, in this Day, have been led to assail, in their inflammatory writings, the tenets of the Cause of God, are to be treated differently. It is incumbent upon all men, each according to his ability, to refute the arguments of those that have attacked the Faith of God...

If any man were to arise to defend, in his writings, the Cause of God against its assailants, such a man, however inconsiderable his share, shall be so honored in the world to come that the Concourse on high would envy his glory. No pen can depict the loftiness of his station, neither can any tongue describe its splendor. For whosoever standeth firm and steadfast in this holy, this glorious, and exalted Revelation, such power shall be given him as to enable him to face and withstand all that is in heaven and on earth. Of this God is Himself a witness.” - Baha'u'llah, Gleanings
 
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:36 PM   #2
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“Warn, O Salmán, the beloved of the one true God, not to view with too critical an eye the sayings and writings of men. Let them rather approach such sayings and writings in a spirit of open-mindedness and loving sympathy. Those men, however, who, in this Day, have been led to assail, in their inflammatory writings, the tenets of the Cause of God, are to be treated differently. It is incumbent upon all men, each according to his ability, to refute the arguments of those that have attacked the Faith of God...

If any man were to arise to defend, in his writings, the Cause of God against its assailants, such a man, however inconsiderable his share, shall be so honored in the world to come that the Concourse on high would envy his glory. No pen can depict the loftiness of his station, neither can any tongue describe its splendor. For whosoever standeth firm and steadfast in this holy, this glorious, and exalted Revelation, such power shall be given him as to enable him to face and withstand all that is in heaven and on earth. Of this God is Himself a witness.” - Baha'u'llah, Gleanings
Matthew - This is a good quote. I have not seen it for some time so it is a good reminder that we are indeed not wrong when we reply to posts attacking the Faith of Baha'ullah.

We still have to learn how to do this with wisdom

Thank you and God Bless - Regards Tony
 
Old 07-05-2014, 07:51 AM   #3
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“Warn, O Salmán, the beloved of the one true God, not to view with too critical an eye the sayings and writings of men. Let them rather approach such sayings and writings in a spirit of open-mindedness and loving sympathy. Those men, however, who, in this Day, have been led to assail, in their inflammatory writings, the tenets of the Cause of God, are to be treated differently. It is incumbent upon all men, each according to his ability, to refute the arguments of those that have attacked the Faith of God...

If any man were to arise to defend, in his writings, the Cause of God against its assailants, such a man, however inconsiderable his share, shall be so honored in the world to come that the Concourse on high would envy his glory. No pen can depict the loftiness of his station, neither can any tongue describe its splendor. For whosoever standeth firm and steadfast in this holy, this glorious, and exalted Revelation, such power shall be given him as to enable him to face and withstand all that is in heaven and on earth. Of this God is Himself a witness.” - Baha'u'llah, Gleanings
Yes Matthew great quotes are they not, at times we have to temper our love for all and speak plainly, and defend the faith.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 10:11 AM   #4
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There is a time for tolerance and a time for confrontation. Both can be contextually appropriate and of God
 
Old 07-06-2014, 04:29 AM   #5
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There is a time for tolerance and a time for confrontation. Both can be contextually appropriate and of God
Great choice of words.

I would observe: confrontation, but not conflict; direct, but not deprecating - when defending the Faith.

Care to identify an innocent question from a intentional attack.
 
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Conflict is only negative,not positive
 
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