In one of the Tablets, the Pen of the Most High, referring to this foundation [The International Archives Building], which provides the best and surest, the soundest and most perfect means of collecting, safeguarding and classifying the scattered, but growing body, of Sacred Writings and relics, states: ‘It is the concern of the True One to reveal, and the concern of men to spread what hath been revealed. He will, verily, promulgate His Cause by the hands of His scattering and well-favoured angels. Spiritual souls will assuredly emerge from behind the veil of divine protection who will gather together the tokens and verses of God and put them into the most excellent order. This is His sure and irrevocable decree.’
Naw-Ruz 1954 to the Bahá'ís of the East - translated from the Persian
Writings, Bahá'í: Importance of collecting and safeguarding
compiled by Bahá'í International Archives.
published in Bahá'í Studies Review, 11, pages 100-102