EXTRACTS PROM SHOGHI EFFENDI'S LETTERS
TO RUTH J. MOFFETT AND ROBERT LEE MOFFETT
April 21, 1939, Haifa.
"... With reference to your question as to the meaning of 'Abha Kingdom'; it is another term for the spiritual world beyond the grave.
What is meant by personal God, is a God who is conscious of His creation, who has a mind, a will, a purpose, and not, as many scientists and materialists believe, an unconscious and determined force operating in the universe. Such conception of the Divine Being, as the Supreme and over-present Reality in the world, is not anthropomorphic, for it transcends all human limitations and forms, and does by no means attempt to define the essence of Divinity which is obviously beyond any human comprehension. To say that God is a personal Reality doos not mean that He has a physical form, or does in any way resemble a human being. To entertain such belief would be sheer blasphemy.
When we say that man lives in a three dimensional plane of consciousness, we should not interpret such a statement in mathematical terms, though the basic idea of the thought is certainly correct.
The word Israel, used throughout the Bible, simply refers to the Jewish people, and not to the chosen ones of this day.
The passage in the Gospel of St. John 14:26, is a reference to the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, through Whose coming this prophecy was fulfilled."
Your true and grateful brother,