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The Guardian and the protection of the Faith

Posted by Sen on July 15, 2019

[This post no longer represents my views: as a result of the discussion in the “comments” section I have come to the view that “protection” and “protecting” are essential attributes of infallibility, and that one must begin with the definitions of infallibility given by Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l-Baha, and only then — from that perspective — look at the scope of the infallibilities recognized in Abdu’l-Baha’s Will and Testament and in Shoghi Effendi’s writings regarding the spheres of the Guardian and the House of Justice. ]

… as he [the Guardian] is infallible in the protection of the Faith” (1956)

… he is guided in his decisions to do that which protects it and fosters its good and highest interest ” (1945)

I will not attempt here to define what ‘inerrancy’ and ‘infallibility’ mean in the Bahai teachings, focusing instead on an interesting question about the scope of the infallibility of the Guardian.
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