The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
30The Lord hath ordained that in every city a House of Justice be established wherein shall gather counselors to the number of Bahá, and should it exceed this number it doth not matter. They should consider themselves as entering the Court of the presence of God, the Exalted, the Most High, and as beholding Him Who is the Unseen. It behoveth them to be the trusted ones of the Merciful among men and to regard themselves as the guardians appointed of God for all that dwell on earth. It is incumbent upon them to take counsel together and to have regard for the interests of the servants of God, for His sake, even as they regard their own interests, and to choose that which is meet and seemly. Thus hath the Lord your God commanded you. Beware lest ye put away that which is clearly revealed in His Tablet. Fear God, O ye that perceive.
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Cross-References
House of Justice,   3-4, 14-15, K42, 91, 143, n49, n51
and consultation,   91
Study Guide
Complete this quotation.
They should consider . . . ”
(See Note 49)
Is the definition of adult set down by Shoghi Effendi open to change?
What is a ‘temporary appellation’?
(See Note 50)
What is the abjad numerical equivalent of Bahá?
(See Note 52)
What are we exhorted to do?
How has consultation been described?
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