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45: Explanation of the Verse of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, “There Is No Partner for Him Who Is the Dayspring of Revelation in His Most Great Infallibility”
45: Explanation Of The Verse Of The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, “There Is No Partner For Him Who Is The Dayspring Of Revelation In His Most Great Infallibility”
Explanation Of The Verse Of The
Kitáb-i-Aqdas, “There Is No Partner
For Him Who Is The Dayspring
Of Revelation In His
Most Great Infallibility”
It is said in the holy verse: “There is no partner for Him Who is the Dayspring of Revelation1 in His Most Great Infallibility. He is, in truth, the exponent of ‘God doeth whatsoever He willeth’ in the kingdom of creation. Indeed the Almighty hath exclusively reserved this station for Himself and to none is given a share in this sublime and highly exalted distinction.”2
Know that infallibility is of two kinds: essential infallibility and acquired infallibility. In like manner there is essential knowledge and acquired knowledge; and so it is with other names and attributes. Essential infallibility is peculiar to the supreme Manifestation, for it is His essential requirement, and an essential requirement cannot be separated from the thing itself. The rays are the essential necessity of the sun and are inseparable from it. Knowledge is an essential necessity of God and is inseparable from Him. Power is an essential necessity of God and is inseparable from Him. If it could be separated from Him, He would not be God. If the rays could be separated from the sun, it would not be the sun. Therefore, if one imagines
1 The Manifestation of God.
: i.e., The Most Holy Book. The principal work of Bahá’u’lláh, which contains the greater part of the commandments. It is the basis of the principles of the Bahá’í Faith.