Baha'is under the Provisions of the Covenant (BUPC)

Friday, 6 September 2019

The Divine Economy by Shoghi Effendi

For Baha'u'llah, we should readily recognize, has not only imbued mankind with a new and regenerating Spirit. He has not merely enunciated certain universal principles, or propounded a particular philosophy, however potent, sound and universal these may be. In addition to these He, as well as Abdu'l-Baha after Him, has, unlike the Dispensations of the past, clearly and specifically laid down a set of Laws, established definite institutions, and provided for the essentials of a Divine Economy. These are destined to be a pattern for future society, a supreme instrument for the establishment of the Most Great Peace, and the one agency for the unification of the world, and the proclamation of the reign of righteousness and justice upon the earth. Not only have they revealed all the directions required for the practical realization of those ideals which the Prophets of God have visualized, and which from time immemorial have inflamed the imagination of seers and poets in every age. They have also, in unequivocal and emphatic language, appointed those twin institutions of the House of Justice and of the Guardianship as their chosen Successors, destined to apply the principles, promulgate the laws, protect the institutions, adapt loyally and intelligently the Faith to the requirements of progressive society, and consummate the incorruptible inheritance which the Founders of the Faith have bequeathed to the world.

Should we look back upon the past, were we to search out the Gospel and the Qur'an, we will readily recognize that neither the Christian nor the Islamic Dispensations can offer a parallel either to the system of Divine Economy so thoroughly established by Baha'u'llah, or to the safeguards which He has provided for its preservation and advancement. Therein, I am profoundly convinced, lies the answer to those questions to which I have already referred....

Not so with the Revelation of Baha'u'llah. Unlike the Dispensation of Christ, unlike the Dispensation of Muhammad, unlike all the Dispensations of the past, the apostles of Baha'u'llah in every land, wherever they labor and toil, have before them in clear, in unequivocal and emphatic language, all the laws, the regulations, the principles, the institutions, the guidance, they require for the prosecution and consummation of their task. Both in the administrative provisions of the Baha'i Dispensation, and in the matter of succession, as embodied in the twin institutions of the House of Justice and of the Guardianship [the Davidic Kingship], the followers of Baha'u'llah can summon to their aid such irrefutable evidences of Divine Guidance that none can resist, that none can belittle or ignore. Therein lies the distinguishing feature of the Baha'i Revelation. Therein lies the strength of the unity of the Faith, of the validity of a Revelation that claims not to destroy or belittle previous Revelations, but to connect, unify, and fulfill them. This is the reason why Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha have both revealed and even insisted upon certain details in connection with the Divine Economy which they have bequeathed to us, their followers. This is why such an emphasis has been placed in their Will and Testament upon the powers and prerogatives of the ministers of their Faith.

For nothing short of the explicit directions of their Book, and the surprisingly emphatic language with which they have clothed the provisions of their Will, could possibly safeguard the Faith for which they have both so gloriously labored all their lives. Nothing short of this could protect it from the heresies and calumnies with which denominations, peoples, and governments have endeavored, and will, with increasing vigor, endeavor to assail it in future.

We should also bear in mind that the distinguishing character of the Baha'i Revelation does not solely consist in the completeness and unquestionable validity of the Dispensation which the teachings of Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha have established. Its excellence lies also in the fact that those elements which in past Dispensations have, without the least authority from their Founders, been a source of corruption and of incalculable harm to the Faith of God, have been strictly excluded by the clear text of Baha'u'llah's writings. Those unwarranted practices, in connection with the sacrament of baptism, of communion, of confession of sins, of asceticism, of priestly domination, of elaborate ceremonials, of holy war and of polygamy, have one and all been rigidly suppressed by the Pen of Baha'u'llah; whilst the rigidity and rigor of certain observances, such as fasting, which are necessary to the devotional life of the individual, have been considerably abated...

Dear friends! Feeble though our Faith may now appear in the eyes of men, who either denounce it as an offshoot of Islam, or contemptuously ignore it as one more of those obscure sects that abound in the West, this priceless gem of Divine Revelation, now still in its embryonic state, shall evolve within the shell of His law, and shall forge ahead, undivided and unimpaired, till it embraces the whole of mankind. Only those who have already recognized the supreme station of Baha'u'llah, only those whose hearts have been touched by His love, and have become familiar with the potency of His spirit, can adequately appreciate the value of this Divine Economy - His inestimable gift to mankind.
Leaders of religion, exponents of political theories, governors of human institutions, who at present are witnessing with perplexity and dismay the bankruptcy of their ideas, and the disintegration of their handiwork, would do well to turn their gaze to the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, and to meditate upon the World Order which, lying enshrined in His teachings, is slowly and imperceptibly rising amid the welter and chaos of present-day civilization. They need have no doubt or anxiety regarding the nature, the origin or validity of the institutions which the adherents of the Faith are building up throughout the world. For these lie embedded in the teachings themselves, unadulterated and unobscured by unwarrantable inferences, or unauthorized interpretations of His Word.

How pressing and sacred the responsibility that now weighs upon those who are already acquainted with these teachings! How glorious the task of those who are called upon to vindicate their truth, and demonstrate their practicability to an unbelieving world! Nothing short of an immovable conviction in their divine origin, and their uniqueness in the annals of religion; nothing short of an unwavering purpose to execute and apply them to the administrative machinery of the Cause, can be sufficient to establish their reality, and insure their success. How vast is the Revelation of Baha'u'llah! How great the magnitude of His blessings showered upon humanity in this day! And yet, how poor, how inadequate our conception of their significance and glory! This generation stands too close to so colossal a Revelation to appreciate, in their full measure, the infinite possibilities of His Faith, the unprecedented character of His Cause, and the mysterious dispensations of His Providence....

Dearly beloved friends: Who, contemplating the helplessness, the fears and miseries of humanity in this day, can any longer question the necessity for a fresh revelation of the quickening power of God's redemptive love and guidance? Who, witnessing on one hand the stupendous advance achieved in the realm of human knowledge, of power, of skill and inventiveness, and viewing on the other the unprecedented character of the sufferings that afflict, and the dangers that beset, present-day society, can be so blind as to doubt that the hour has at last struck for the advent of a new Revelation, for a re-statement of the Divine Purpose, and for the consequent revival of those spiritual forces that have, at fixed intervals, rehabilitated the fortunes of human society? Does not the very operation of the world-unifying forces that are at work in this age necessitate that He Who is the Bearer of the Message of God in this day should not only reaffirm that self-same exalted standard of individual conduct inculcated by the Prophets gone before Him, but embody in His appeal, to all governments and peoples, the essentials of that social code, that Divine Economy, which must guide humanity's concerted efforts in establishing that all-embracing federation which is to signalize the advent of the Kingdom of God on this earth?


May we not, therefore, recognizing as we do the necessity for such a revelation of God's redeeming power, meditate upon the supreme grandeur of the System unfolded by the hand of Baha'u'llah in this day? May we not pause, pressed though we be by the daily preoccupations which the ever-widening range of the administrative activities of His Faith must involve, to reflect upon the sanctity of the responsibilities it is our privilege to shoulder?      

Monday, 20 May 2019

The Spread of Baha'is under the Provision of Covenant (BUPC) Worldwide


“The foundation of this Cause is pure spiritual democracy, and not theocracy” (‘Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i Scriptures, p. 449).
“Just as in the world of politics there is need for free thought, likewise in the world of religion there should be the right of unrestricted individual belief. Consider what a vast difference exists between modern democracy and the old forms of despotism. Under an autocratic government the opinions of men are not free, and development is stifled, whereas in democracy, because thought and speech are not restricted, the greatest progress is witnessed. It is likewise true in the world of religion. When freedom of conscience, liberty of thought and right of speech prevail--that is to say, when every man according to his own idealization may give expression to his beliefs--development and growth are inevitable.” (‘Abdu’l-Baha, PUP, p. 197)

The Bahá'ís Under the Provisions of the Covenant (BUPC) is True Baha’i Faith who all believed that after the death of Shoghi Effendi in 1957, the majority of Bahá'ís were deceived, into believing that the Institution of Guardianship has ended. The Guardianship, and the living person of the Guardian, preserves and upholds the foundation of “pure spiritual democracy” needed in this world as the solution to the problems of humanity in every day and age.

One of the most important provisions of the Will and Testament of Abdu’l-Baha is that the Universal House of Justice (UHJ) must have a president who is a descendant of Baha’u’llah. The BUPC is the only Baha’i group which has a Universal House of Justice with a descendant of Baha’u’llah as its president. The purpose of the descendant of King David being the president of Baha’u’llah’s Universal House of Justice is so that we can recognize the true UHJ of Baha’u’llah from fakes, frauds, and imitations.

Guardianship in BUPC
Unique to the BUPC: belief the institution of the guardianship is the continuation of the Davidic line, which Bahá'u'lláh passed onto his son, who in turn passed the lineage on to the institution of the guardianship. In His Proclamation Baha’u’llah wrote:

“The Ancient Beauty [Baha'u'llah] ruleth upon the throne of David. Thus hath my Pen spoken that which the histories of bygone ages have related.” (Proclamation of Baha'u'llah, p. 89)

The BUPC Baha’is of the World believe that Mason Remey is not the spiritual son but the LEGALLY ADOPTED SON OF 'ABDU'L-BAHA and therefore an Aghsan. This makes Mason Remey an Aghsan (branch of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha) and therefore qualifies him as the Guardian that is the president of the IBC/UHJ who has legally inherited the throne of King David.

Abdu’l-Baha made Mason Remey his legally adopted son being fully aware that the First Guardian Shoghi Effendi will not have any issue and the chain of Guardianship should continue through Mason Remey. While Shoghi Effendi is the Afnan Guardian.

The Gurdianship in BUPC runs as follows:

Mason Remey (The First Aghsan Guardian)
The Adopted and only son of ‘Abdu’l-Baha. Appointed by Shoghi Effendi in 1951, to be the first Aghsan Guardian of the Baha’i Faith as the president and executive of the first International Bahai Council (IBC). Mason Remey served as a Hand of  Cause under Shoghi Effendi. Mason Remey received recognition from ‘Abdu’l-Baha as well as Shoghi Effendi for being the firmest proponent of Baha’u’llah’s Covenant. As the legal executer of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi identified Mason Remey as ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s “Dear Son” (therefore an Aghsan) in writing, welcomed Mason as the first President of the IBC/UHJ in 1951, and protected the transfer of David’s throne from ‘Abdu’l-Baha to his son Mason.

Joseph Pepe  (The Second Aghsan Guardian)
The adopted and only son of Mason Remey. Appointed by Mason Remey to be the Second Aghsan Guardian of the Baha’i Faith. Joseph Pepe Remey was the President of the Second International Bahai Council and today his son succeeds him as the Third Aghsan Guardian of the Bahai Faith.

Neal Chase ben Joseph Aghsan (The Third Aghsan Guardian)
The third and the present Aghsan Guardian of the Baha’i Faith. Towards whom all the Bahais of the world should turn to recognize Baha’u’llah’s true Universal House of Justice. Branch; 3rd Guardian of the Baha’i Faith seated upon the throne of David. Great-grandson of Abdu’l-Baha, the adopted and only son of Joseph Pepe Remey.(http://bupc.org)

Covenant-Breakers Thwarted in Baha'i Domain Dispute

On February 24, 2005 the National Spiritual Assembly (NSA) of the Bahá'ís of the United States filed a complaint with the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO) against Neal Chase for his use of the domain name UHJ.net, which claims to be "The Official website of the Universal House of Justice" - a name for which the NSA has a United States federal trademark registration, issued in 1965.

The May 8 ruling released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will keep the domain UHJ.NET in the possession of the Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant who are the only people in the world to have the true Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah with the Davidic King (Aghsan – Branch) as its president, the great grandson of 'Abdu'l-Baha as its functioning executive and living "guardian" seated upon the throne of King David that is to last for ever (see Psalms 89 for more).

Thousands of people have rejoiced at the defeat of the Age Old Enemy of the Davidic Kingship of Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha and of their sons entitled in Persian 'Aghsan' which literally means 'Branch' (see Zech. 3:8 KJV for more) that has been passed down through 'Abdu'l-Baha's son, grandson and now great grandson who is the president and first servant of the Council of the Universal House of Justice in this day today. The full text of the decision is at http://bupc.org/wipo.
The official Web site of the Universal House of Justice is at www.uhj.net
And the worldwide community of Baha'is at www.bupc.org

Covenant Breakers defeated in Court

Nov. 28: In a landmark judgement, a federal court in Chicago recently overruled a 1966 court decision that stopped the Davidic Kingship--Mason and his successors to the Executive branch of the UHJ-- from using the Baha'i name. The Chicago court judges, while criticising the 1966 ruling, said that it was a wrongful means of trying to resolve a question of religious authority. The federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the 1966 decision does not apply to Neal Chase and the BUPC “even though they admitted to being [the legal] successors-in-interest to Remey” (https://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/2008/05/former-officers-not-bound-by-companys-injunction/ ).

The attempts of the Haifa- based mainstream Baha'i faith to shut down the public teaching effort and close down all the websites and publications of the Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant, have been thwarted with this ruling.

One of the most important outcomes of the ruling was that it has put aside all questions regarding religious organisations having any right to trademark its names or icons.

This came as a major boost to the 144,000 strong followers of the Baha'is under the Provision of Covenant world-wide. They believe that the mainstream Baha'i faith has strayed from the religion's original teachings.

"The abrogation of the original order has freed us from their "marks" and the 6-66 injunction is overthrown, null, and void. We are free to go forward with our path and plans to further advance the Baha'i faith, headed by the third guardian Neal Chase, the Covenant appointed" said Mr Sameer.

Spread of BUPC Faith

From 1980 to 1996 theAdherents were mostly concentrated in Missoula, Montana, with groups at times in Wyoming, Arkansas, Minnesota, Colorado, and Wisconsin.

From 1996 to 2005 the membership of BUPC increased world-wide and after the defeat of the covenant breakers in the domain dispute and court case and the Third Guardian Mr. Neal Chase taking a more proactive stand the BUPC Faith spread like wild fire in countries like United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Azerbaijan, India, Bangladesh etc. It looks like the mainstream covenant breakers has nothing to stop the spread of the True Faith except some false censuses to show that they are still being accepted in the International society as a Faith and not as a deviant cult.



LINKS:
Baha'i International Community
http://www.bupc.org/
http://uhj.net/

United States Bahais
                        A-Bahais of Northeast
B-Bahais of Central states
C-Bahais of Southern States
D-Bahais of the Western states
http://west.bahai-center.us/

United Kingdom: Bahai Community

Canada Bahai community

Africa Bahai Community
http://africa.bupc.org/

Russia Bahai community

France Bahai Community
http://www.centrebahai.eu/
A-Mumbai Bahai Community
B-Andhra Pradesh Bahai Community
C-Delhi Bahai Community
D-Ahmedabad Bahai Community

Azerbaijan Baha'i Community
Bangladesh Bahai Community
https://bangladeshbahais.wordpress.com/

Alaska Bahai Community

Bahai Firesides

Bahai Justice
http://www.bahaijustice.com/

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Baha'u'llah

The Return of Christ

As the Bab gave his life so that Baha'u'llah should live, Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha gave their lives that the Davidic lineage should last for ever as the Presidents of the true Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah. The line of David has continued safe in America from the days of the Master's visit to that continent in 1912 when he rested for a day in the Rocky Mountains and where God has established his seed for ever.

http://www.uhj.net

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