God - Turning Away

As they gradually strayed from the path of their Ideal Leader and Master, as they turned away from the Light of God and corrupted the principle of His Divine unity, and as they increasingly centered their attention upon them who were only the revealers of the potency of His Word, their power was turned into weakness, their glory into shame, their courage into fear.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 69

For they who turn away from their Lord in this day are in truth accounted amongst the dead, though to outward seeming they may walk upon the earth, amongst the deaf, though they may hear, and amongst the blind, though they may see, as hath been clearly stated by Him Who is the Lord of the Day of Reckoning: "Hearts have they with which they understand not, and eyes have they with which they see not...." They walk the edge of a treacherous bank and tread the brink of a fiery abyss. They partake not of the billows of this surging and treasure-laden Ocean, but disport themselves with their own idle words.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 48-49

Grieve thou not over those that have busied themselves with the things of this world, and have forgotten the remembrance of God, the Most Great. By Him Who is the Eternal Truth! The day is approaching when the wrathful anger of the Almighty will have taken hold of them. He, verily, is the Omnipotent, the All-Subduing, the Most Powerful. He shall cleanse the earth from the defilement of their corruption, and shall give it for an heritage unto such of His servants as are nigh unto Him.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 207

They abandon God, the Most Exalted -- He before Whose revelation of a single verse, all the Scriptures of the past and of more recent times pale into lowliness and insignificance -- and set their hearts on lying tales and follow empty words.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 240

They that have disbelieved in God and rebelled against His sovereignty are the helpless victims of their corrupt inclinations and desires. These shall return to their abode in the fire of hell: wretched is the abode of the deniers!

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 284

They that have turned away from His Face are the helpless victims of their corrupt inclinations. They are indeed of them that have gone astray.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 75