"Centre of the covenant" is a title of Abdu'l-Baha, it is not applied to the Universal House of Justice.According to my understanding, Baha'u'llah has only given authority to the centre of His covenant, which today is the Universal House of Justice, to declare who is or is not Baha'i.
Dear friend, I feel I understand what you are trying to say.According to my understanding, Baha'u'llah has only given authority to the centre of His covenant, which today is the Universal House of Justice, to declare who is or is not Baha'i.
I feel dear friend you have made a conflicting comment.If a person accepts Bahá'u'lláh and his claims, they are Bahá'í. Even if the UHJ says they are a covenant-breaker, Allah (swt) knows that in their hearts they are a Bahá'í.
Huh. I see that as a conflicting comment.I feel dear friend you have made a conflicting comment.
If a person has been declared a covenant breaker by the Universal House of Justice, then they can't have accepted Baha'u'llah and His claims.
Important?? Yes, most certainly.Walrus has posted some good points, but what must not be left out if the talk is the importance if recognition an acceptance of the Manifestation.
Good works alone are not sufficient. I do not have a good internet to provide the quotes, but they have been posted many a time in discussions such as these.
A big topic that has many avenues if thoughts to consider.
God bless all and regards Tony