Baha'u'llah & the New Era by -J. Esslemont- 3 Para

..since the advent of Baha'u'llah, there have been.. war and destruction.. but this is just what the prophets have said would happen at the dawn of the "great and terrible Day of the Lord,".. According to the parable of Christ, the Lord of the Vineyard must miserably destroy the wicked husbandmen before He gives the Vineyard to others who will render Him the fruits in their seasons. Does this not mean that.. dire destruction awaits those despotic governments.. priests, mullas, or tyrannical leaders who through the centuries have, like wicked husbandmen, misruled the earth and misappropriated its fruits? (47:4)

There may be terrible events.. awhile on the earth, but Baha'u'llah assures us that erelong, "these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the 'Most Great Peace' shall come." War and strife have become so intolerable in their destructiveness that mankind must find deliverance from them or perish. (47:5)

"The fullness of time" has come and with it the Promised Deliverer! (48:1)

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