By my life, you are created for love and affection and not for hatred and obstinacy.
(Bahá’í Scriptures, p. 190)
How great was the obstinacy with which the Jewish converts among the early Christians adhered to the ceremonies of their ancestors, and how fervent their eagerness to impose them on the Gentiles!
(Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 57)
Verily, we have been occupied with ourselves. The intoxication of passion seized us; we have taken the road of heedlessness and blindness; have abandoned the path of guidance and have chosen the path of obstinacy and forgotten the commandments of the ancient Scriptures.
(Bahá’í Scriptures, p. 407)