THE GUARDIAN OF THE BAHÁ'Í FAITH

THE PROCLAMATION OF JOEL BRAY MARANGELLA

Dated November 12, 1969



MOST RECENT NEWSGROUP POSTINGS
ON TALK.RELIGION.BAHAI
AND ALT.RELIGION.BAHAI

WHAT WILL BE YOUR EXCUSE WHEN YOU MEET SHOGHI EFFENDI IN THE NEXT WORLD?

(A POSSIBLE CREDIBLE SCENARIO)


CAN THEY PREVAIL AGAINST GOD’S IMMUTABLE PURPOSE?

Consequently, Shoghi Effendi’s writings were shamefully disregarded in the actions that were then taken by the Hands and they inexcusably placed no importance on and ignored, as well, the “historic” and “epoch-making” decisions he had recently made pertaining to the establishment of the highest Institutions of the Faith at the World Center and had announced in glowing terms in messages to the Bahá’í World during the concluding years of his 36-year ministry. “At the World Center of the Faith, where at long last the machinery of its highest institutions has been erected, and around whose most holy shrines the supreme organs of its unfolding Order, are, in their embryonic form, unfolding . . . ”

This spurious body, clearly created outside of the provisions of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá then reigned over the Faith for a period of some six years until its demise and its functions assumed by an equally illegitimate and sans-Guardian so-called Universal House of Justice, elected in 1963.

Joel Bray Marangella

Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith



“AS IT IS IN HEAVEN”

Every practicing Christian, if asked, would be able to insert the words that precede the above quoted phrase in “The Lord’s Prayer” and would be able to inform you that the completed quotation is a supplication to God to establish the Kingdom of God on earth “AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.”

Will the Kingdom of God that is established on earth in response to this supplication be one that has been imperfectly fashioned by the minds of men, who possess no knowledge of the features of that heavenly Kingdom, or must it possess only those divinely-appointed features that have been uniquely revealed by the Manifestation of God in this long-awaited “Day of God?”

Joel Bray Marangella

Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith



“FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO” – JESUS CHRIST

The above words uttered by Jesus Christ on the cross at the hour of His crucifixion may aptly be applied to the equally despicable spiritual crucifixion by the Hands of the Cause of Mason Remey, following the issuance of His Proclamation to the Bahá’í World at Ridván 1960 as the second Guardian of the Cause of God.

Can we forgive however the inexplicable spiritual blindness and loss of faith in the indestructible Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh and the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá—the sacred and immortal “Child of the Covenant”—exhibited by his fellow-Hands, who had but recently attained their spiritual rank.

Joel Bray Marangella

Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith



THE ULTIMATE PARADOX

Is it not a blatant paradox that, since the passing of Shoghi Effendi, that the sans-Guardian, and therefore headless, illegitimate and so-called Universal House of Justice has now so perverted the meaning of fidelity to the Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh that they now ludicrously label as Covenant-breakers those believers who have continued to faithfully and steadfastly adhere to every clause of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s divinely-conceived, sacred and immortal Will and Testament—a part of the explicit Holy Text—whereas, in marked contrast, it is they, who in their abandonment of the Guardianship, have thereby faithlessly declared major clauses of this Will and Testament null and void and have, in consequence, undeniably become themselves the arch-breakers of the Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh?

Joel Bray Marangella

Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith



“THIS MOST GREAT ORDER”

How can any true believer suffer under the illusion that this “most great Order”— “this Divine Masterpiece which the hand of the Master-builder of the world has designed for the unification of the world-wide Faith of Bahá’u’lláh”— will ever be supplanted by a man-made imperfect system, minus the living Guardian presiding as its “sacred head,” that has now been ignominiously erected outside the sacred provisions of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Will and Testament by those who, in their lack of faith in the indestructible Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh and in the immortality of this divinely-conceived “Child,” have repudiated this glorious Testament and have declared that the Guardianship of the Cause of God came to an end with the passing of Shoghi Effendi?

Joel Bray Marangella

Third Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith



THEY ARE UNDENIABLY PSEUDO BAHÁ’ÍS

Shoghi Effendi has stipulated that one of the essential requirements that must be fulfilled to be accepted as a Bahá’í is: “Steadfast adherence to every clause of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s sacred Will.”



“GOD’S IMMUTABLE PURPOSE" — Shoghi Effendi

To what immutable purpose of God was Shoghi Effendi referring?

In Shoghi Effendi’s seminal work, first published in 1934, titled: “The Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh” and considered by him to be his spiritual testament, he states that “The bedrock on which this Administrative Order is founded is God’s immutable Purpose for mankind in this day.”

Joel Bray Marangella

Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith



FOR THEM

THE WORLD ORDER OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH SHALL NEVER BE

The major divinely-conceived, sacred and immutable provisions of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá—Document stated by Shoghi Effendi to be nothing less than a part of the explicit Holy Text—are no longer applicable and have now become null and void.




DOES SHOGHI EFFENDI CONTINUE TO FUNCTION AS THE GUARDIAN OF THE FAITH IN THE NEXT WORLD?

If these Bahá’ís then argue that these terms of the Will and Testament no longer apply, they will, in effect, have declared that a part of the explicit Holy Text, destined to endure as long as the Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh itself endures, has now become null and void.



A SATANIC TRINITY
—FAITHLESSNESS, DISOBEDIENCE AND PERVERSION

OF WHICH TWENTY-SIX OF THE THEN TWENTY-SEVEN HANDS OF THE CAUSE SHALL STAND FOREVER CONDEMNED BECAUSE OF THEIR INIQUITOUS ACTIONS FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF SHOGHI EFFENDI.

This unholy trinity exerted its baleful and all-pervasive influence over twenty-six of the twenty-seven Hands of the Cause of God, gathered at their conclave in ‘Akká, following the passing of Shoghi Effendi, and, as a result, they decided and announced to the Bahá’í world, to their eternal discredit and shame, that he had been unable to appoint a successor, and thereupon nefariously set about rendering null and void the major provisions of the Bahá’í Administrative Order as delineated by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in His divinely-conceived and sacred Will and Testament.




THE FORGOTTEN PROMISE FOUND IN ISAIAH 9

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.”

“With the end of the Guardianship, as they believed, the Hands obviously had also terminated their own institution, with the death of the last surviving Hand (as only a living Guardian could appoint future Hands)...”




SHOGHI EFFENDI’S SIGNIFICANT PROMISE

“Everything that is written in the Will and Testament [of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá] will be fulfilled. The Bahá’ís must not be anxious about this.”

“...in their undue haste to do so, [the Hands] did not take the time to discover the manner in which Shoghi Effendi had clearly effected the appointment of his successor...”




WRONG ON ALL COUNTS

“A message addressed to those Bahá’ís who maintain the following beliefs:”

That the Guardianship of the Faith ended with the passing of Shoghi Effendi because he was restricted under the terms of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to the appointment of an Aghsán as his successor — WRONG.




CAN THEY PREVAIL AGAINST

“THEIR WILL?”

WILL GOD PERMIT THESE WAYWARD BAHÁ’ÍS TO CONTINUE THEIR BLASPHEMOUS REPUDIATION OF THE DIVINELY-CONCEIVED AND SACRED WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ WITH IMPUNITY, A DOCUMENT THAT SHOGHI EFFENDI ACCLAIMED AS “THEIR WILL” AND “GOD’S IMMUTABLE PURPOSE FOR MANKIND IN THIS DAY” ?

“ Future unbiased, sincere and spiritually minded scholars, initiating a study of the Faith may find it difficult to place their hands on those writings of Shoghi Effendi, the first Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, in which he discusses at length the Bahá’í Administrative Order, much less find it possible to review the “historic” and “epoch making” messages that he dispatched to the Bahá’í world during the seven closing years of his ministry, for a careful review particularly of these messages of great import will glaringly reveal the extent to which they had been ignored, if not inexcusably forgotten, following the passing of Shoghi Effendi in November of 1957, by twenty six Hands of the Cause.

Joel Bray Marangella,
Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith
November, 2007


THE FLAGRANT AND INEXCUSABLE BETRAYAL OF SHOGHI EFFENDI

“At the World Center of the Faith, where, at long last the machinery of its highest institutions has been erected and around whose most holy shrines the supreme organs of its unfolding Order, are, in their embryonic form unfolding.”

Shoghi Effendi, 30 June 1952


“...they will therefore certainly conclude that the Hands had diabolically corrupted the Bahá’í Administrative Order in their replacement of the divinely-conceived institutions of that Order with a grossly flawed system of their own making, and thereby had become patently guilty of nothing less than a shameless and nefarious betrayal of all that Shoghi Effendi had so faithfully labored to achieve during his thirty-six year ministry.”

Joel Bray Marangella,
Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith
September, 2007



THE BAHÁ’Í FAITH UNDER THE GUARDIANSHIP

AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE GUARDIAN
OF THE BAHÁ’Í FAITH.


MY ACCESSION TO THE GUARDIANSHIP

A SUMMARY OF THE TRUE FACTS

Not only misinformation, but a deplorable lack of information has been posted on Bahá’í newsgroups, from time to time, questioning the validity of my accession to the Guardianship of the Bahá’í Faith.



A SUMMARY OF THE AIMS, TEACHINGS AND HISTORY OF THE BAHÁ’Í FAITH.


“COMMENTARY ON THE PROCLAMATION OF SHOGHI EFFENDI”

SHOGHI EFFENDI, 9 January 1951


"THE ERRING HANDS ON TRIAL"

A HYPOTHETICAL TRIAL HELD IN THE NEXT WORLD OF THE FORMER HANDS OF THE CAUSE OF GOD WHO, UPON THE PASSING, OF SHOGHI EFFENDI IN 1957, DECLARED THE GUARDIANSHIP FOREVER ENDED.

PLAYWRIGHT JEFFREY GOLDBERG

RECENT USENET NEWSGROUP POSTINGS ON "TALK RELIGION BAHAI"

" WHY DID HE CALL IT "THE CENTRAL BODY"?

Shoghi Effendi had yet to appoint the first contingent of the Hands of the Cause when he wrote his letter of 23 November 1951 in which he referred to the International Bahá’í Council as “the Central Body."


" IF YOU SAY “YES," I ACCEPT AS VALID THE FOLLOWING ACTS AND PRONOUNCEMENTS OF SHOGHI EFFENDI

THEN YOU ARE LEFT WITH ONE INESCAPABLE CONCLUSION.

Certainly, having become apprised for the first time of the decisions, acts and historic messages of Shoghi Effendi cited above, these believers will certainly say “yes,"

"DO THEY REALLY CARE?

DO THESE BAHÁ’ÍS CARE THAT THEY, IN EFFECT, CONSIDER THAT THE MAJOR PROVISIONS OF THE WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ ARE NOW NULL AND VOID, DESPITE THE FACT THAT SHOGHI EFFENDI HAD HAS DECLARED THIS SACRED DOCUMENT TO BE A PART OF THE IMMORTAL AND IMMUTABLE EXPLICIT HOLY TEXT?

"NAUGHT CAN RESIST THY WILL NOR FRUSTRATE WHAT THOU HAST PURPOSED BY THY POWER"

— Bahá’u’lláh

IT HAS COME TO THIS!They dare not disclose to the enquirer the very existence of an integral part of the “explicit Holy Text”—the divinely-conceived, sacred and immortal Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.


"LO, THE ALL POSSESSING HAS COME. EARTH AND HEAVEN, GLORY AND DOMINION ARE GOD’S . . ."

"THOU HAST, VERILY, REVEALED THY CAUSE, FULFILLED THY COVENANT . . . "

"THE KINGDOMS OF EARTH AND HEAVEN ARE THINE, O LORD OF THE WORLDS."

Words of Bahá’u’lláh


AN ILLEGITMATE NONDESCRIPT ADMINISTRATIVE BODY PRETENDING TO BE THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE OF THE BAHÁ’ÍFAITH and nothing more than a headless caricature of the divinely-conceived and immortal institution bequeathed to us by the “Center of the Covenant.”



THE SATANIC COLLUSION TO TERMINATE THE INSTITUTION OF THE GUARDIANSHIP


THE DIABOLICAL SUBVERSION OF THE BAHÁ’Í ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER

PERPETRATED FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF SHOGHI EFFENDI




BAHÁ’U’LLÁH PROMISES UNINTERUPTED GUIDANCE


THE WILL AND TESTAMENT AND TABLETS OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ


‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ WRITES OFF THE AGHSÁN IN PART THREE OF HIS WILL AND TESTAMENT


‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ’S UNIQUE PROMISE TO A BELIEVER


THE DISPENSATION OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH

Author — Shoghi Effendi


SHOGHI EFFENDI INFORMS THE UNITED NATIONS OF HIS ROLE AS THE "APPOINTED HEAD" OF THE FUTURE BAHÁ’Í "WORLD COUNCIL" PRIOR TO ITS FORMATION IN 1951

SHOGHI EFFENDI FORETELLS HIS PASSING AND IDENTIFIES HIS SUCCESSOR.


THE PROCLAMATION OF SHOGHI EFFENDI

Dated 9 January, 1951


THE PROCLAMATION OF MASON REMEY

Dated Ridván, 1960


THE PROCLAMATION OF JOEL BRAY MARANGELLA

Dated November 12, 1969


EULOGY TO MASON REMEY

February 6, 1974


THE THREE SECRETARIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL BAHÁ’Í COUNCIL
WHO NEVER WROTE A SINGLE LETTER

Although appointed by Shoghi Effendi and assigned a role that they were to perform during the Ten Year Global Crusade.

9 JANUARY 1951 The date on which Shoghi Effendi issued the only Proclamation of his ministry.


OPEN LETTERS TO THE BAHÁ’ÍS

Dated 9 July and 21 October 1960.

Author — Joel B. Marangella




A LETTER AND FIVE MESSAGES ACCLAIMING SHOGHI EFFENDI’S "EPOCH-MAKING" DECISIONS, BOTH IGNORED AND FORGOTTEN AND THEIR IMPORT UNPERCEIVED.


THE ULTIMATE DELUSION

That a man-made, obviously fallible, sans-Guardian and hence an illegitimate and illicitly formed Universal House of Justice would still delude themselves into believing that they would be able to successfully establish the World Order of Bahá’u’lláh—the long-prayed for, long-awaited and promised "Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven."

Author — Joel B. Marangella


UNANSWERED LETTERS TO RÚHÍYYIH KHÁNUM

Author — Joel B. Marangella


CHART BASED ON THE PROCLAMATION OF SHOGHI EFFENDI


ARTICLES APPEARING IN THE PUBLICATION: "HERALD OF THE COVENANT"

Author — Joel B. Marangella

WINTER — 73-74
"The Tree of the Covenant"

WINTER — 74-75
"The Violation of the Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh at the World Center of the Faith"

NOV. 1977
"What is the meaning of Loyalty to the Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh and who are the present-day Covenant-Breakers?"

JAN. 1985
"Commentary on the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá"



ILLEGITIMATE REIGN OF THE CUSTODIANS.


LETTER TO THE ILLIGITIMATE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE.


TABLET OF THE HOLY MARINER DOOMS THE BOGUS UHJ TO OBLIVION.


A CRITIQUE OF ADIB TAHERZADEH’S BOOK, "THE COVENANT OF BAHA’U’LLAH"


SHOGHI EFFENDI DEFINES THE "AGHSÁN"


THE EMBRYO — A Perfect and Complete Organism at Conception




OTHER ARTICLES SUPPORTING THE CONTINUING GUARDIANSHIP


THE DECLARATION OF THE NSA OF FRANCE — RIDVÁN 1960.


THE ORTHODOX BAHÁ‘Í COUNCIL OF DELHI


RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN AFRICA

African believers recognize the living Guardian.

WORLD-WIDE NEWSPAPER APPEAL CAMPAIGN




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