How can any faithful and devoted believer professing fidelity to the mighty, indestructible and resistless Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh maintain the belief that the most important provisions of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá have now become null and void? For has not Shoghi Effendi equated this Document in its sacredness with Bahá’u’lláh’s Most Holy Book – the Kitáb-i-Aqdas – in stating that these two Documents "are inseparable parts of one complete unit"the Explicit Holy Text – whose laws and provisions have been promised to endure and remain inviolate for no less than a full thousand years? Does not such a belief, therefore, constitute a flagrant repudiation, in effect, of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s divinely-conceived Testament which has been extolled by Shoghi Effendi as the very "Child of the Covenant – the Heir of both the Originator and the Interpreter of the Law of God" and thus, "Their Will"and, moreover the " Charter of the New World Order which is at once the glory and promise of this most great Dispensation" ?

How then can any faithful believer continue to hold the untenable, incredulous, and fallacious belief that Shoghi Effendi would have permitted this divinely conceived and glorious "new born child" so glowingly eulogized by him to die, as it were, prematurely in its infancy and the God-given "Charter of the New World Order" to become a dead letter?

Moreover, how can any faithful believer shamelessly ignore and discount all that flowed from the matchless pen of Shoghi Effendi in such monumental works as "The Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh" in which he has repeatedly stressed the continuing essentiality of the Guardianship to the World Order of Bahá'u’lláh and the indispensable and irreplaceable role of the "Guardian of the Administrative Order" in an " Order which the master-hand of its perfect Architect has fashioned" ?

How can you be convinced that future Bahá’i generations will accept your deluded belief that a man-made, corrupted and imperfect, sans-Guardian organization erected by you as a disfigured substitute for the divinely-conceived Order bequeathed to us by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is able to replace an Order alluded to by Bahá’u’lláh as "this unique, this wondrous System – the like of which mortal eyes have never witnessed" and an Order that Shoghi Effendi stated has been founded on the bedrock of " God’s immutable Purpose for mankind in this day" ?

Joel Bray Marangella
Third Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith