Re: Baha'u'llah can't be a prophet of God.

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Posted by David on April 27, 2101 at 14:31:49:

In Reply to: Re: Baha'u'llah can't be a prophet of God. posted by Jonah on April 26, 2101 at 15:11:36:

Hi Jonah,

I must admit that your explanations sound logical to me.
So let's assume that the we can't understand at this moment which statements of Baha'u'llah are intended to carry *scientific* meaning and which statements must be taken metaphorically. But you've still mentioned Dr. Cole's "Problems of Chronology in Baha'u'llah's Tablet of Wisdom", which as you say, addresses historical infallibility of the prophets. From this I can infer that that Baha'u'llah made factual historical errors (like the one made in the "Tablet of Wisdom") i.e. he is not infallible. Am I right? Doesn't it contradict Baha'u'llah's own statements about his Greatest Infallibility?

Your quote of Abdul Baha has reminded of another question that I wanted to ask Bahais. One of the great principles of the Bahai Faith is the harmony between science and religion. But my impression is that Baha'u'llah has never mentioned this pronciple (at least not in the translated writings). Abdul Baha, and later Shoghi Effendi, spoke much about this topic in Europe and USA, but are there any Baha'u'llah writings of that can support this principle? To the best of my knowledge, Baha'u'llah didn't address this issue in his writings at all!


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