GOD SHOWETH THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RELIGION OF THE OLDEN TIME AND THAT OF THE PRESENT.
1. To the All One, Jehovih, now as in the olden time, and for all time to come, all honor and glory, worlds beyond number.
2. The Highest Ideal, the Nearest Perfect the mind can conceive of, let such be thy Jehovih, even as in the olden time, which is the Ever Present you should set your*** heart and mind and soul upon to love and glorify above all things, forever and ever.
3. The All Highest in your*** neighbor which he manifested, that perceive and discourse upon, all else in him, see not nor mention.
4. The All Highest subject, that discourse upon, all else pass by.
5. The first lowest thoughts pertain to eating and drinking; and on these the man of darkness delight''' to discourse.
6. The second lowest thoughts pertain to sexual matters; and on these the man of darkness delight''' to discourse.
7. The third lowest thoughts pertain to man's selfishness, as bodily comforts and luxuries, as ease and riches, as to what he hopes and desires for himself; and on these the man of darkness delight''' to discourse.
8. The fourth lowest thoughts pertain to criticizing others, as to doctrine, religion, philosophy, behavior, and so on, forever pulling all things to pieces; and the man of darkness delight''' in such discourse.
9. To abandon such discourse, and to discourse on the highest subjects, in preference, such as teaching, imparting knowledge, suggesting remedies for the unfortunate and unlearned, for improving in excellence the homes of others, the agriculture, mechanics and such like; the man of light delight''' to apply himself to these, both in word and practice, forever building up.
10. Consider then what your*** mind should go in search of, that it may pursue the highest. This is serving the All Highest, instead of darkness.
11. Now all of these things were taught in the religion of the olden time, and were given to man by your*** God to raise man up toward my heavenly kingdom.
12. Nevertheless this religion pertained to man's own entity, a religion that was to be answered either in reward or punishment upon himself personally. His own salvation being the subject paramount to all other considerations.
13. And even where they founded brotherhoods, as the brotherhood of Brahma; brotherhood of Budha, and brotherhood of Jesus, they were nevertheless but selfish brotherhoods, whose aim was the salvation of each one's own self.
14. Neither was it possible in the olden time to give man any other religion, it being necessary to appeal to his own advantages to make him heed your*** God.
15. But now, behold, O man, I come to give a great religion, yet not to set aside the old; I come to such as do fulfill the old, and to give them the religion of Gods themselves!
16. Saying unto them: Go save others, and no longer concern yourselves about yourselves.
17. Go you**** and provide a place of second resurrection on earth, where the people should put away all low things and practice the all highest.
18. And call you**** out unto the Uzians to come and inherit the place with you.
19. Nevertheless whosoever is only concerned as to the salvation of his own soul is not yet ready for the religion I give unto you.
20. Mine should not concern themselves as to their own self's salvation; for having faith in Jehovih, that if they raise others up, with their own wisdom and strength, they are already saved, and without fear.
21. Compare then my second resurrection in heaven with that which you wouldst found on earth for the glory and honor of your*** Creator.
22. How choose your*** God his initiates? Hath he censors? saying to all who come, hold, be you**** examined and tried, to prove you**** are worthy of the second resurrection?
23. Nay, verily, for this would imply inquisition, a court of darkness.
24. Now, behold, O man, after the second resurrection was established in heaven, I called out unto all the heavens of the earth, saying: Come, all you**** of the first resurrection, also, let my guardians go down to mortals and proclaim unto all people, the kingdom of God is open to all who choose to come.
25. Now some, who were not strong in faith in Jehovih said: Will we not be overrun with angels of darkness?
26. But your*** God answered them, saying: That is not our matter; ours is to serve Jehovih by working for all whom He inspire to come unto us. Because any one desire to come, that is sufficient testimony that the light of Jehovih is upon him.
27. Others said: What of the indolent and the shiftless? Will they not overrun us and thus set aside the good we aim at?
28. And your*** God answered them, saying: When you**** practice the all highest, behold, the others will depart away from you.
29. Then others questioned, saying: Suppose they who come should practice darkness, such as slander, or tattling, what then should be done?
30. And your*** God answered them, saying: Answer them not, lest you**** also practice darkness.
31. Again they questioned, saying: Suppose they are good, but indolent? Suppose they say: Let us rest and sleep, Jehovih will provide for His chosen, what sayest you of them?
32. And your*** God answered, saying: Censure them not, for they are weak or diseased. Let your example heal them. Is it not in the covenant to do good with all of one's wisdom and strength? Because they do little, the matter is between them and Jehovih?
33. Lastly, O man, how can they, who live the all highest, cast the first stone at their neighbor?
34. For the act itself would be the committing of darkness.
35. Nevertheless, whoso hath strength and yet will not support himself, teach thou one such man to change his attributes, and you should be honored amongst Gods.
36. Thy glory is to fulfill the all highest thyself. When all who can, will do this, thereon rest your*** faith that the quickening power and wisdom of Jehovih will sustain His kingdom through His holy angels.
GOD SHOWETH WHAT IS MEANT BY FOLLOWING THE HIGHEST LIGHT.
1. Be considerate of your*** fellow man, and weigh his standing place in the sight of your*** God.
2. For one man saith: My highest light is to get money; another, to get great learning; another, to enjoy earthly pleasure; another, to contemplate sexual relations; another, to serve Budha; another, to serve Brahma; another, to serve Christ; another, to be efficient in warfare, and so on, every one from his own standpoint.
3. Many are also under the prejudice of old things, or the influence of a neighbor, or a spirit or their surroundings, or the impulse of their own flesh, and say: I too follow my highest light.
4. Whereas they are in darkness altogether; neither know they what is meant by the term, highest light, often venturing an opinion or a vague surmise instead, and believing they are expressing their highest light.
5. For which reasons you should explain that only facts well known, or comparatively proven, are light. An opinion is not light.
6. That whoso profess''' light must know the matter of his own knowledge.
7. That facts, numbers, figures or axioms can demonstrate light; and that without these, then the supposed light is only darkness.
8. Pursue this philosophy and you should easily discover who amongst you hath the highest light; and also what kind of judgment should govern the chief's rulings.
9. Some will desire to consult the angels, as to which, in a given matter, is the highest light; but I say unto you*, you should weigh the words of angels even as if they were mortals, exacting similar facts and substantiation.
10. Was it not the consulting of the oracles that destroyed Vind'yu (India), Socatta, Fonece (Phoenecia), Persia, Ghem and Greece? Such consultation of angels is answered from the first resurrection; and it ever will be so, save man exact from the angels facts and substantial proof.
11. These, then, are rules of light: That which is self-evident: That which is axiomatic: That which is substantiated by facts: That which hath a parallel in known things: Things that lead to peace, order, and the uplifting of your*** neighbor and thyself.
12. Also to discipline thyself to be constantly on the alert to be pure, good, truthful and gentle in your*** speech; to practice right-doing, these are following the highest light.
13. This though is darkness: to express fault finding, criticism, censure, or even an opinion unsupportable by facts.
GOD SHOWETH WHO IS AND WHO IS NOT PREPARED TO ENTER JEHOVIH’S KINGDOM ON EARTH.
1. Whoso hath said: I have searched my heart and mind, and, now before Jehovih I desire to live a higher life.
2. I desire to put away my selfishness, and passions, and sentiments of unrighteousness and unclean thoughts, and words.
3. I desire more to serve others than myself.
4. I desire no possessions, nor preference over another, nor to be a leader nor a chief.
5. I wish to discipline myself not to speak of myself.
6. I would learn to speak truth only.
7. I would that I were affiliative.
8. I desire to do good unto others continually.
9. I long for association.
10. I will not criticize any person, nor censure them, or find fault with them.
11. I will conform to the rites and discipline of the fraternity.
12. I will fulfill my covenants with Jehovih, with all my wisdom and strength.
13. I renounce isolated labor.
14. I renounce the unorganized world.
15. I renounce the Uzians.
16. I consecrate myself to Jehovih.
17. I give up all unto Him.
18. What I do henceforth should be by and through the fraternity in His name.
19. Then that man is prepared to enter the Father's kingdom.
20. But these are not prepared to enter the kingdom, who say: I want a home for comfort's sake, and where I may lead an easy life.
21. I desire this because I should have opportunity to improve myself.
22. I desire this because I cannot care for myself, and that I may be cared for.
23. Where I may shirk my responsibilities.
24. Weigh this matter, O man, and be your** own judge as to whether you are prepared in heart and soul. Neither flatter thyself that you can come in unprepared and not be discovered. For soon or late your** inmost thoughts will become known, and the fraternity will not be your*** place.
25. To put away flesh-food is easy, but to put away dark thoughts and words, who can do this in a day?