181 Any Reference To Vicegerency Debar You From The Sovereignty Of Him Who Is The Vicegerent Of God #167
Sources: The Kitab-i-aqdas
The word here translated Vicegerency is, in the original Arabic,
vilayat, which has a range of meanings including vicegerency,
guardianship, protectorship and successorship. It is used in
relation to God Himself, to His Manifestation, or to those who are the
appointed Successors of a Manifestation.
In this verse of the Aqdas, Baha'u'llah warns against allowing such
concepts to blind one to the sovereignty of the new Divine
Manifestation, the true Vicegerent of God.