Huwwa al-'ajami al-farisi al-'iraqi: “He is the American! The exiled Persian!” (Baha’u’llah, The Tablet of the Holy Mariner: Persian Section)
The purpose of the Covenant is not to unite the believers. The believers are already united. The function of the Covenant is to expose the Covenant-breakers--so we can separate (Hebrew: nazar literally separate) from them (W&T, p. 20)--for they are already in violation of the Covenant as materialists.
This is what Jesus meant in the Light Verse we he said: “And this is the judgment, that the light (baha) has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light (baha), because their deeds were evil. For every one who does evil hates the light (baha), and does not come to the light (baha), lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does what is true comes to the light (baha), that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been wrought in God.” (John 3:19-22, RSV)
The Covenant exposes the Covenant-breakers by allowing them to manifest their hate of God focused upon the innocent person of the living Davidic King in exile (exilarchs: exiled monarchs of King David). This appears in the form of Federal Court cases, personal ad hominem attacks and other stratagem and overt or subtitle devices, etc. In this way all scriptures explain that God separates the believers from the unbelievers through the criteria of his Covenant: “Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD” (2 Cor. 6:17, NLT)
“Aslan refers to Al Qaeda's jihad against the west as ‘a cosmic war’, distinct from holy war, in which rival religious groups are engaged in an earthly battle for material goals. ‘A cosmic war is like a ritual drama in which participants act out on earth a battle they believe is actually taking place in the heavens.’ American rhetoric of ‘war on terrorism’, Aslan says, is in precise ‘cosmic dualism’ to Al Qaeda's jihad… Aslan's prescription for winning the cosmic war is not to fight… ‘Throughout the Middle East, whenever moderate Islamist parties have been allowed to participate in the political process, popular support for more extremist groups has diminished.’” In all cases the goals are materialistic--they are material goals. This means dividing the spiritual people one against another and perpetuating the wars of the religions against one another. For if they admitted the existence of the heir to David’s throne all wars would cease. It is these WARS that fill their pockets for their own empowerment and aggrandizement. It is the real value and real wealth of human beings “cashed out,” so to speak, in the deaths of the lives of the people that translate into the gold that lines their pockets. And the foolish loved ones of God allow themselves to be deceived by these materialists who masquerade as the leaders of faith? Whom Jesus called wolves (materialists) in sheep’s clothing. So God send them a promised one--the living descendant of King David--so that those that hate God should expose themselves in public to all the unsuspecting people--so the loved ones of God should see that they are the Covenant-breakers; so the loved ones of God can separate themselves from these materialistic self-aggrandizers--falsifying numbers of followers to gain bank loans--and be free in God to govern themselves and worship God in their own way in the true unorganized religion--for no one,‘Abdu’l-Baha, states can organize spirituality in any way, shape or form. In the Kitab-i Ahd (Covenant of Baha’u’llah) and the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha it establishes the living David King as the center of the Covenant: “He is the “‘sign of God’” (W&T, p. 11). He is the “sign of God” against who the Covenant-breakers fight exposing themselves. He is the “sign of God” separating the believers from the unbelievers. He is the “sign of God” by which we can recognize the true Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah from fakes, frauds and imitations!
The word Nazarene (means to separate). Jesus was a Nazarene or Nazarite (Num. 6:1-21) because they separated themselves from the corrupt politics and materialistic wars of the materialists or “unbelievers” in the spiritual reality: they were liberated from the divisiveness in his day. It is in the advantage of the materialist to masquerade as “saved” and “holy” and take up leadership positions in the churches, synagogues and mosques, and then beat the drums of war for their materialistic political allies and gain their gratuitous kick-backs.
Thus the Covenant exposes those who are against God so the believers in God the pure in heart can separate from them. As to those who are not against the living David King and the work we are doing: Jesus states: “Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.”
Our allies are those who allow us to continue our work unhindered. Those in opposition, those who are against us personally: they are those that are the violators of the Covenant “Verily we wronged them not but they have wronged themselves.” (W&T, p. 9).
Huwwa al-'ajami al-farisi al-'iraqi: “He is the Nazarene! The Exilarch!” (Baha’u’llah, The Tablet of the Holy Mariner: Persian Section)