Re: Miracles of Baha'u'llah: where mentioned?

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Posted by Jonah on April 10, 2101 at 23:40:42:

In Reply to: Miracles of Baha'u'llah: where mentioned? posted by Darrick Evenson on April 10, 2101 at 22:02:10:

I don't recall Revelation of Baha'u'llah describing any miracles. Stories of Baha'u'llah does have some miraculous stories, but not many, and they are de-emphasized. I suspect that we'll have to wait for the availability of primary accounts still only in Persian and Arabic for more stories of miracles to emerge.

In the meantime, here are two excerpts from Lights of Guidance:

1637. Christ, Virgin Birth of

"First regarding the birth of Jesus Christ. In light of what Baha'u'llah
and Abdu'l-Baha have stated concerning this subject it is evident that
Jesus came into this world through the direct intervention of the Holy
Spirit, and that consequently His birth was quite miraculous. This is an
established fact, and the friends need not feel at all surprised, as the
belief in the possibility of miracles has never been rejected in the
Teachings. Their importance, however, has been minimized."

(From a letter dated December 31, 1937 written on behalf of the Guardian
to an individual believer)

1638. Miracles Are Always Possible

"Again with regard to your question relative to the birth of Jesus: He
wishes me to inform you that there is nothing further he can add to the
explanation he gave you in his previous communication regarding this
point. One thing, however, he wishes again to bring to your attention,
namely that miracles are always possible, even though they do not
constitute a regular channel whereby God reveals His power to mankind.
To reject miracles on the ground that they imply a breach of the laws of
nature is a very shallow, well-nigh a stupid argument, inasmuch as God
Who is the Author of the universe can, in His Wisdom and Omnipotence,
bring any change, no matter how temporary, in the operation of the laws
which He Himself has created.

"The Teachings do not tell us of any miraculous birth besides that of

(From a letter dated February 27, 1938 written on behalf of the Guardian
to an individual believer)

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