GOD ILLUSTRATETH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MORTALS ACCORDINGLY AS THEY ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE FIRST OR SECOND RESURRECTION.
1. Consider the words of your*** God, O man, and profit you in the application of thy judgment for the growth of your*** soul everlastingly.
2. Of the first resurrection man saith: I know my rights and dare maintain them.
3. Of the second, he saith: I ask not for rights for my own self; whatsoever is put upon me, that will I bear.
4. Of the first: No man should impose upon me.
5. Of the second: Impose upon me whatsoever you wilt.
6. Of the first: Let me justify myself in what I have done; behold, I am falsely accused.
7. Of the second: Jehovih know my case; neither will I plead in my own behalf. Whoso is falsely accused, let him wait; in time the Father will right all things.
8. Of the first: Let no man try to rule over me; I will maintain my liberty at all hazards.
9. Of the second: Since no man in all the world hath full liberty, why should I ask it?
10. Of the first: Make me a leader; let me be the head.
11. Of the second: Make me not a leader; lest I would feel responsible for those I led.
12. Of the first: I have done my share, let others do as well.
13. Of the second: Though I do all I can, yet I am short before Jehovih.
14. Of the first: O that I were rich as my neighbor, what a great good I would do!
15. Of the second: Take all I have, and at once.
16. Of the first: Myself, and then my family will I help; after that, others.
17. Of the second: We are all brothers and sisters; why should we prefer one of Jehovih's children above another?
18. Of the first: I will not consider my shortcomings, lest I be dejected in spirit.
19. Of the second: Teach me, O Father, to look into my every act, word and thought, to purify myself in Thy sight.
20. Of the first: What might the world say? Ah! my reputation is at stake!
21. Of the second: What will Jehovih say? With Him must I preserve my reputation, more than with ten thousand worlds.
22. Of the first: Who injure me should suffer by my hand.
23. Of the second: Let us render good unto those that injure us.
GOD SHOWETH HOW MORTALS MAY ATTAIN INSPIRATION FROM JEHOVIH AND FROM THE ANGELS OF THE SECOND RESURRECTION.
1. Whoso rule over his own earthly desires, passions, actions, words and thoughts, being constantly watchful for the highest light and greatest good, is on the right road.
2. And if he persist in this till it hath become a constitutional growth within him, then should he hear the Voice.
3. Who then can judge him, save they have also attained to the same high estate? Is it wise for the unlearned to dispute with the learned; or the unholy with the holy?
4. Should the drunken man, reeking with foul smell, sign the pledge to drink no more, and straightway say: We temperance men! and presume to dwell with the pure?
5. I say unto you*, till that man is purified and grown to be constitutionally temperate he is not temperate.
6. Consider then the seers and prophets (who hear the angels) whether they have grown constitutionally to be one with Purity, Wisdom and Goodness.
7. For this is required of such as presume to hear me and my holy ones. And having attained to this, who can judge them, save they have attained unto the same?
8. Should a man inquire of the magician as to the inspiration of the prophets of your*** God? Or the angels of the first resurrection be consulted as to their opinions of my revelations, and their words taken for truth without substantiation?
9. Let all things be proved, or supported by corresponding testimony known to be true. As the holy man perceive how things should be in the heavens above, so they are. The unholy man see heavenly things but dimly; he bind himself in ancient revelations which have become corrupted.
10. Jehovih is as near this day as in time of the ancients; put thyself in order, becoming one with Him, and no book so easily read as His created universe.
11. Inspiration come less by books, than by what Jehovih wrote, His worlds. Read thou Him and His works. Frame your*** speech and your*** thoughts for Him; He will answer you* in thine own behavior, and in the happiness of your*** soul.
12. Great wisdom cannot be attained in a day; nor purity, and strength, to overcome temptation, till the growth be from the foundation.
13. The fool will say: The sacred books are no more than man of his own knowledge might write; yet, he hath not imitated wisely the power of the words of your*** God.
14. Let him do this well, and, behold, he will also declare my words are from me. Yea, he will recognize them wherever found.
15. It is the will and wish of your*** God, that all men become constitutionally capable of receiving and comprehending the highest light, and that they should no longer depend upon any priest, church, oracle or holy book, or upon consulting the spirits.
16. That their behavior may make the earth a place of peace, with long life unto all people, for the glory of Jehovih.
OF JEHOVIH AND HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH.
1. O man, apply thyself to understand the spirit of my discourse, for herein should you find the key to the Father's kingdom.
2. These are the rules of the second resurrection: To become an interpreter and worker without a written formula:
3. That whatsoever give joy to your*** fellow and render peace and good will unto all, should be called light:
4. That whatsoever give sorrow to your*** fellow, or discouragement to others, should be called darkness:
5. As to find fault with another, or to aggravate unto displeasure, should be called darkness:
6. But to make another's burden light, to encourage him unto strength and happiness, should be called light:
7. To be forever complaining about this or that, should be called darkness:
8. To be forever imparting cheerfulness, should be called light.
9. Now therefore whoso become a member of my kingdom should practice light; but whoso practice darkness, will depart away from my kingdom of his own accord.
10. Neither should you practice darkness upon your*** fellow for any shortness he hath done.
11. Nor should you reprove him for error, nor blame him, nor make thyself an inquisitor over him, nor assume to be a judge over him.
12. Nor ask him to apologize, nor otherwise seek to make him humble himself before thee.
13. Nor should you boast over him because you are wiser or stronger or more expert.
14. For all such inquisition come of darkness, and should return upon him who utter''' it, in time to come.
15. Rather should you discover the good that is in your*** neighbor, and laud him therefore, for this is the method of raising him higher.