Baha'u'llah & the New Era by -J. Esslemont- 2 Para

"Each divine revelation is divided into two parts. The first part is essential and belongs to the eternal world. It is the exposition of Divine truths.. This is one in all religions, unchangeable and immutable. The second part is not eternal; it deals with practical life, transactions and business, and changes according to the evolution of man and the requirements of the time of each Prophet.. (123:1)

..His Holiness Moses revealed ten laws for capital punishment. It was impossible at that time to protect the community and to preserve social security without these severe measures, for.. there were no established courts of justice and no penitentiaries. But this.. was not needed in the time of Christ.." ('Abdul-Baha) (123:2)

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