In this is I mean are his words and writtings directly from God? Should Baha'is take his word as "gospel" just like Baha'u'llahs?
That's a very interesting reply, Arthra - is Bah'u'llah isn't regarded as a Manifestation of God, Return of Christ, or even a prophet, then what is it that gives authority to his teachings?
I don;t mean that in an offensive way - simply that usually some sense of Divine Authority is often ascribed to spiritual leaders - and your answer suggests that he had none.
Or is it simply that the Baha'i Faith's terminology is succintly different, and that "Servant of Baha" is all of the above terms by equivalence, rather than definition, if that makes sense?
In this is I mean are his ['Abdu'l-Baha's] words and writtings directly from God? Should Baha'is take his word as "gospel" just like Baha'u'llahs?