11. Swearing and Declaring God as Witness

You judge by human standards…I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me…I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me. _Christ (John 8:15-18)

Thy Lord, verily, is a witness unto what I say.330 _Bahá’u’lláh
God, verily, is a sufficient witness…331 _Bahá’u’lláh
O peoples of the earth! God, the Eternal Truth, is My witness!332 _Bahá’u’lláh To this He Who is the Lord of all creation beareth Me witness.333 _Bahá’u’lláh The Lord beareth witness unto that which I declare.334 _Bahá’u’lláh

I swear by Him Who hath called Me into being, I can discover no trace of sinfulness in Myself, nor have I followed aught but the Truth; and unto Me God is sufficient witness.335 _The Báb

Verily this is the true Faith of God, and sufficient witness are God and such as are endowed with the knowledge of the Book.336 _The Báb

I have no control over what profiteth Me or harmeth Me, but as My Lord pleaseth. Indeed God is Self-Sufficient and He, My Lord, standeth supreme over all things.337 _The Báb

By God! This is He Who hath at one time appeared in the name of the Spirit [Christ]…338 _Bahá’u’lláh

By the righteousness of the One true God, He is none other than the sovereign Truth Who hath been made manifest through the power of Truth.339 _The Báb

I swear by the most sacred Essence of God that but one line of the Words uttered by Him [Bahá’u’lláh] is more sublime than the words uttered by all that dwell on earth.340 _Bahá’u’lláh

By the righteousness of God, my Well-Beloved! I have never aspired after worldly leadership. My sole purpose hath been to hand down unto men that which I was bidden to deliver by God, the Gracious, the Incomparable, that it may detach them from all that pertaineth to this world, and cause them to attain such heights as neither the ungodly can conceive, nor the froward imagine.341 _Bahá’u’lláh

By the righteousness of Mine own Self! Great, immeasurably great is this Cause! Mighty, inconceivably mighty is this Day! Blessed indeed is the man that hath forsaken all things, and fastened his eyes upon Him Whose face hath shed illumination upon all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth.342 _Bahá’u’lláh

O Brethren!
Be forbearing one with another and set not your affections on things below. Pride not yourselves in your glory, and be not ashamed of abasement. By My beauty! I have created all things from dust, and to dust will I return them again.343 _Bahá’u’lláh

O Children Of Vainglory!
For a fleeting sovereignty ye have abandoned My imperishable dominion, and have adorned yourselves with the gay livery of the world and made of it your boast. By My beauty! All will I gather beneath the one-colored covering of the dust and efface all these diverse colors save them that choose My own, and that is purging from every color.344 _Bahá’u’lláh

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