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Sep 2017
295
Earth
#1
I have read Abdul Baha say that souls will not be held liable if they have not heard of the message of Bahá'u'lláh (can't find the quote) .. But I have also read Bahá'u'lláh say that if you have been guided towards the Bahá'í faith It's because of a previous good deed ? These two conflict to me because if we have been guided by a previous good deed then those who have died non believers have not been guided not because they have not heard about it but for another reason? Curious as what the answer is ...

Be thankful to God for having enabled you to recognise His Cause. Whoever has received this blessing must, prior to his acceptance, have performed some deed which, though he himself was unaware of its character, was ordained by God as a means whereby he has been guided to find and embrace the Truth. As to those who have remained deprived of such a blessing, their acts alone have hindered them from recognising the truth of this Revelation. We cherish the hope that you, who have attained to this light, will exert your utmost to banish the darkness of superstition and unbelief from the midst of the people. May your deeds proclaim your faith and enable you to lead the erring into the paths of eternal salvation. The memory of this night will never be forgotten. May it never be effaced by the passage of time, and may its mention linger for ever on the lips of men.
- Baha'u'llah
 
Sep 2017
295
Earth
#4
I just got an insight from a pilgrims note ...

`Except them whom God was pleased to guide.' Predestination and free will will always be a mystery, we can never draw a clear line between them. Like the origin of evil, we cannot get at the bottom of it. We have a certain amount of free will, if we don't use it we are deprived of the flow of these forces, (i.e. promises made in the teachings regarding progress, etc.)