BOOK OF DISCIPLINE.
GOD REVEALETH WHO HE IS.
1. This is the word from the organic heaven:
2. Hear the words of your*** God, O man, I am your*** brother, risen from mortality to a holy place in heaven; profit you in my wisdom, and be admonished by my love.
3. For as I am your*** elder brother, so should it be with you*, to rise also in time to come, and look back to mortals and call them to the exalted heavens of the Almighty.
4. To Jehovih all adoration and glory, forever, Amen!
5. By and through Him is all life and motion, and power, things seen and unseen.
6. Nor is there an angel in heaven so high, or sufficiently wise to comprehend Jehovih in His entirety, nor to see Him as you seest your*** fellow man.
7. For He is within all; beyond and over all:
8. Being Ever Present in all places:
9. Doing by Virtue of His presence:
10. Quickening all the living:
11. Adorable above all things:
12. Even as the sun is to the light of day, so is Jehovih to the understanding of all the living:
13. Whereon to contemplate is the road of everlasting life, rising in wisdom, love and power forever.
14. Hear your*** God, O man, and distinguish then that the twain, God and Jehovih, are not the same one; nor more is your*** God than what you should be in time to come.
15. First, mortality, then death, which is the first resurrection; such are the spirits of the dead, angels dwelling with mortals upon the earth, where they abide, some for a few years, some for a hundred and some for a thousand or more years.
16. Second, angel organization in heaven, and their abandonment of mortals, which is the second resurrection.
17. As a kingdom on earth hath a king, and the king is nevertheless a mortal, so in like manner is the heavenly place of your*** God a kingdom of angels, and the chief over them is God, an angel also.
18. Howbeit the kingdom of your*** God embrace all the heavens of the earth. So is it also with all the corporeal worlds and their atmospherean heavens, a God and organic heavens belonging to each and all of them.
19. Nor is this all; for there is a third resurrection, in which the angels rise still higher in wisdom, love and power, and are sent by your*** God into etherea, mid-way between the planets, the highest of all heavens, over which there are Chiefs, who are also Gods and Goddesses of still more comprehensive attributes.
20. Therefore I am as any other spirit of the dead, a one time man upon the earth, even as you are in this day; but one within the organic heavens of the earth.
GOD EXPLAINETH THE FIRST AND SECOND RESURRECTION, AND THE DIFFERENCE IN MANIFESTATIONS FROM THEM.
1. Hear me, O man, and consider the weight of the arguments of your*** God. Thou hast communed with the spirits of the dead; your*** father and mother and sister and brother who are gone from mortality have spoken to you* in spirit, and you are convinced.
2. And your*** kin and your*** neighbor have done so likewise; yea, from east to west, and north to south the communion of angels and a multitude of miracles have stirred up thousands and millions, to know that the souls of the dead do live.
3. Moreover you wert taught in your*** youth to say: I believe in the holy communion of angels.
4. And of a truth this hath come to pass. And you rejoicest with all your*** heart and soul. You puttest aside the ancient scriptures, saying: Why should I read them? Do I not converse with heaven itself? Behold, I have seen my father and mother and brother and sister who were dead; they have spoken to me; there is no devil nor place of hell.
5. For a season your*** God hath suffered this also to come to pass, that the spirits say there is no God; that there is no higher heaven than to dwell upon the earth, to enjoy the things thereof; to be reincarnated, and to live over and over in mortality.
6. That the evidence of my words might be substantiated by your*** experience, and you be led to consider the testimonies, present and past, in order to comprehend the plan of Jehovih's works, and the glory and completeness thereof.
7. Consider then the result of angel communion as you hast found it, and bear witness that Jehovih was wise in providing comfort to both the dead and the living by this proximity of spirit unto them, rather than a heaven far remote.
8. Nevertheless, this also hath been proved unto you*, that there are false angels and wise angels, as well as false seers and wise seers, and that out of the multitude of revelations from them, there hath come neither harmony nor good works.
9. They have been pullers down and clearers away of the ancient revelations, doctrines and religions; but they have built not an edifice of unity and glory to the Almighty.
10. And it hath been shown you* that not only the seer, prophet, su'is, and miracle worker, but that all people are subject to the influence of the spirits of the dead, even though unconsciously to themselves.
11. And it hath been shown that the spirits of the dead possess for a long period of time the same characteristics and prejudices as when in mortality; and since there is neither harmony nor community of life amongst mortals, neither is there harmony nor community of life nor of teaching amongst the angels who manifest unto them.
12. For the angels through one prophet teach one doctrine, and through another prophet another doctrine, after the manner of the doctrines of the prophets themselves.
13. Consider also the multitude of infants, that die without any knowledge of either earth or heaven. And the multitude of unlearned, and foolish, and depraved; for all of these as well as the wise and good enter the first resurrection.
14. And of the wise and good, who strive for continual elevation, how few, compared to the whole! Yet such is the relative proportions of angels of light and angels of darkness in proximity to mortals.
15. Thus hath it ever been. Nevertheless, in time long past, the minority, who were wise and good were moved by the spirit of Jehovih upon them, saying:
16. Come you**** together, O all you**** who desire to rise to a higher heaven; my heavens are for raising the soul upward for ever and ever.
17. And your*** God gathered them together, and said unto them:
18. Behold, this darkness is more than we can bear; let us hence and inhabit a heaven by ourselves, where there should be no wrangling, or falsehood, or malice, or blasphemy against our Creator.
19. And they responded: Yea, let us hence. And we will covenant ourselves unto Jehovih to return no more to these regions, nor to mortals on earth. For doth not the behavior of mortals invite darkness rather than light? Do they not want us for servants, to find lost treasures or riches, or social indulgence? or to entertain them with miracles?
20. Thus it came to pass that the wisest and best angels departed away from the earth; away from mortals, and away from the inharmonious presence of the legions of the spirits of the dead, and they inhabited a heavenly region by themselves.
21. And they covenanted themselves unto Jehovih not to return again single-handed to minister unto mortals; neither to return again to mortals save they came in phalanxes, and only when duly authorized and directed by their most Holy Council, and their chief, who was God.
22. Such then was the beginning of the second resurrection; and the condition of membership required the renunciation of all associations and conditions below it. And the rank of all such angels was, ANGELS OF GOD, or ANGELS OF JEHOVIH, in contradistinction from the angels of the first resurrection, who know no organization for righteousness' sake.
23. But that mortals be not left in darkness, behold your*** God and his holy council prepared certain rules of discipline and conduct and commandments, whereby the angels of the second resurrection should be as a unit in their duties and teachings thereafter.
24. Chief of which rules was, that the angels of Jehovih should never manifest themselves as individuals unto mortals, lest mortals become servants to, and worshippers of the spirits instead of the All Highest, Jehovih.
25. Second to this, that when the angels of Jehovih should be appointed to mortals, it should be as guardians over infants, to inspire them by way of the natural consciousness within, as to what was right and good in reference to eternal life. And that such guardian angels be in phalanxes of millions and tens of millions (but still in close membership with your*** God and his Holy Council) in order to relieve one another on guard.
26. For, by the inspirations of the angels of your*** God, the individual entity of a mortal is directed in its normal growth; but by the angels of the first resurrection, mortals are used abnormally, by entrancement, by miracles, or by sar'gis, oracles or otherwise.
27. That the angels of God might inspire mortals with the same inspiration, behold, he and his Holy Council prepared certain instruction with rules, words and commandments adapted to the understanding of mortals for the good of their souls, pandering not to their earthly desires. Such words being designated as sacred writings in the original, though for the most part perverted or lost sight of afterward.
28. Chief angels over these phalanxes being Lords, Marshals, Captains, and so on, the second resurrection being orderly, disciplined and organized in its glorious work.
29. Thus my Lords have angels under them who are authorized and ordained in my name, and in the name of Jehovih to abide for times and seasons with mortals as guardians and inspirers; to provide dreams, thoughts and visions in the minds of mortals, and to otherwise labor in elevating them in purity, love and wisdom.
30. Such then are the angels of God and of Jehovih. And their teachings are the same as my Lord's and your*** God's; nor doth one of them teach a matter in one way, and another teach it differently; howbeit there are different grades and systems adapted to the different degrees of intelligence of the different peoples on earth.
GOD ILLUSTRATETH THE DIFFERENCE OF METHOD BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND RESURRECTIONS.
1. Open your*** understanding, O man, that you mayest discern the beauty and glory of heavenly places prepared by your*** God, Lords and guardian angels.
2. For as we came up out of the first resurrection, which may be likened to a great medley, a noise and confusion of a mighty multitude, so covenanted we with Jehovih to make ourselves orderly, and a unit in growth, manifestation, expression and future development, that the place of the second resurrection should do nothing in common with the first.
3. For alike and like Jehovih created mortals and angels to attract each other; and since the aspiration and desire of most mortals pertain to themselves as individuals, so the twain bound themselves in the same pursuits and earthly hopes.
4. For whoso on earth loved riches, or fame, or great learning, or even evil, such as dissipation, drunkenness, gluttony, sexual indulgence, or theft, gambling or arson, doing any or all of these things for self's sake, or for evil, attracted angel companions of a like order, who, by inspiration or otherwise, led him on to achieve his heart's desire.
5. And it came to pass when such mortals died and entered the first resurrection, their former inspirers became their companions and rulers, having shaped their thoughts whilst in mortality through their labors for self and earthly objects. And these in turn became angel inspirers unto other mortals of like characteristics, so that a long period of time passed away, before the spirits who were thus bound to earth could be persuaded there were other heavens open for them to come and inherit. And as it was so then, even so is it this day with the spirits of the dead.
6. As there are good lands on earth still unoccupied, whilst in other regions there are great cities with mortals crowded together, starving, and dwelling in misery, and they will not hence, even so is the great multitude of angels of darkness gathered together upon the face of the earth, and many of them will not hence into the higher heavens of Jehovih.
7. As cold metal in contact with hot metal change temperature, so by angel contact with the spirit of man, knowledge pass''' from one to the other. So also is it of the passions, sentiments, desires and aspirations between the twain.
8. Also, as where the sea break''' upon the land, and the twain are ever in contact, so is the spirit world ever in contact with the mortal world (which place of contact was named by the ancients the intermediate world or place of purgation, wherefrom none could rise till made organically pure).
9. Now therefore your*** God showe you* certain signs characteristic of the difference between the angels of the first and the second resurrection:
10. Of the first, coming as individuals, whether professing names, signs or histories, and especially the ancients. Whose words are uttered from the standpoint of the earth looking upward.
11. But of the second, as light only. Whose words emanate from my holy places in heaven coming down to you*.
12. Of the first, flatterers, to win your*** favor. Whose counsel pertain''' to thyself and to earthly things.
13. Of the second, to teach you* self-abnegation, and lead you* to do good unto others regardless of your** own profit, caring little whether you are prosperous on the earth provided you should be raised up in time to come.
14. For the revelations of the second resurrection come from the light of my Holy Council, who have abandoned their earthly habits and desires; knowing the way of raising up everlastingly is by constantly putting away the conditions below.
15. Thy God come not as an individual; neither do my Lords (nor holy angels though they come in my name). I come in legions of thousands and millions.
16. Neither vary the inspiration from my kingdom one jot or tittle from what it hath ever been, save in greater fullness, according to the increase of capacity in mortals to receive knowledge.
17. The spirit of my heavens pervad my words; through my holy angels I have spoken unto you* from your*** youth up; and in my revelations you perceivest the touch of my hand.
18. I cry out Order, Purity, Discipline, Justice and Good Works, or, Retribution!
19. O man, beware of angels who say: In heaven there is no organization, nor God, nor Holy Council, nor discipline, nor order, nor teaching, nor self-denial, or,
20. Who say: There is no God, no Jehovih, no government in heaven, or,
21. Who say: There is no bondage after death; no place or condition of suffering, or,
22. Who say: When you diest your*** spirit should enter paradise and dwell in perpetual ease and glory.
23. Who say: Heaven is an endless summer land, with silvery rivers and golden boats for all, or,
24. Who say: Eat, drink and enjoy thyself for the gratification of your** earthly passions, for when you are dead your*** path should be straight to glory.
25. Who say: Heap up riches, for there is no punishment after death, or,
26. Who say: Turn not your*** thoughts into your** own soul to discover your*** ungodliness, for when you are dead your*** spirit should revel in bliss, or,
27. Who say: The angel world is a place of progression without self-abnegation and good works, or,
28. Who saith: Behold me, I am from the highest, most exalted sphere, or from a far-off star, or,
29. Who saith: I have visited the planets, or,
30. Who saith: Resurrection come by reincarnation, first a stone, then lead, then silver, then gold, then a tree, then a worm, then an animal and then man, or that a spirit reenter the womb, and is born again in mortality, or,
31. Who saith: Blessed are thou; for a host of ancient spirits attend you*, you hast a great mission.
32. For all of these are the utterances of the angels of the first resurrection. And though they may inspire great oratory and learned discourses, yet they are flatterers, and will surely lead you* into grief.