BOOK OF JEHOVIH’S KINGDOM ON EARTH,
WHICH CONTAINETH WITHIN IT
THE BOOK OF SHALAM.
ALL OF WHICH IS ANTE-SCRIPT.1
1. In the early days of the kosmon era, after the revelations of the Father's kingdom on earth had been published, and was known abroad over all the world, there went forth many, in Jehovih's name, to accomplish unto the resurrection of man, and for the glory of the Almighty, the new kingdom.
2. Foremost, amongst the many, there came out of Uz2 one who was esteemed wise and good above all others; and because he was a representative man, the people named him, Tae.
3. And Tae prayed unto Jehovih for light and knowledge as to how best he could accomplish good unto the resurrection of the race of man.
4. And Jehovih answered Tae, saying: Go, bring My people out of Uz, and found them in a place by themselves; for now is the beginning of the founding of My kingdom on earth.
5. Tae answered, saying: Behold, O Jehovih, I have gathered together many men and many women, and they all profess a desire to found Thy kingdom.
6. One desire to be a teacher; another, to be a superintendent; another, an overseer; another, an adviser.
7. And they are all learned and wise and good in their own way; but, also, they are neither workers nor capitalists, the two chief of all that I require.
8. Now, I pray to You*, O Father, what should your*** servant do?
9. Jehovih answered Tae, saying: Go, seek, and bring out of Uz orphan babes and castaway infants and foundlings.
10. And these should be your*** colony, which should be My new kingdom on earth.
11. Tae inquired: What can a man do with babes? How should I feed them? Moreover I have not money to hire nurses.
12. Jehovih said: Have faith in your*** Creator; in a good work done unto My little ones, behold, I will provide.
13. Whatsoever you dost unto them, even so dost you unto Me, wherein you should not fail.
14. Neither should you have anything to do with any adult man or woman who is without faith in Me. Behold, My people are infants in this era.
15. Deal you with them, and with such only as are willing to serve them; for as much as they are served, so am I served also.
1 We understand by this term, and also by the book itself, that, what is set forth as being in the past, has not yet occurred. In such respect it is a picture of the future, as will be demonstrated in actual practice. The name, "Tae," is of course only figurative, and is not a man of that name, as stated, but a representative, a figurehead. See Book of Ben, p. 541.
2 World's people. See Book of Ben, p. 541.
1. So, Tae gathered together orphan babes and castaway infants and foundlings, a great number.
2. And a woman named, Es,3 heard of Tae and his work, and she came to him, inquiring:
3. How can a man attend babes? Now, because I have heard of your*** work, behold, I have come to you* to labor for our Father in heaven.
4. Tae said: Whoso would labor for our Father in heaven, let her do unto these little ones.
5. Es said: Even for that I am before you*; I beseech you*, put me to work.
6. Tae inquired: Knowest you the care of infants? And she answered him, saying:
7. In such labor, alas, I have had no experience, but I know Jehovih will guide me aright; otherwise, He had not inspired my soul unto the work. All wisdom is possible through Jehovih.
8. Tae said: Such being your*** faith, you are the first chosen woman in the Father's new kingdom. Go, therefore, and fulfill your*** part, and may the Father be with you*.
9. So, Es went to work, accomplishing what was required unto the infants.
10. And Tae went again unto Uz, and brought hence more infants; many more than were possible unto the care of one woman.
11. So Tae issued a call, to wit:
12. Wanted, fifty men and women, who are Faithists in Jehovih, and are willing to take part in founding the Father's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven!
13. And there came in answer to Tae's call, thousands and thousands of men and women.
14. And Tae cried out: O Jehovih, what should Thy servant do? Behold, I asked for fifty men and women, and here are come thousands and thousands.
15. Jehovih answered Tae, saying: Try them My Son, and see if they be worthy. As many as are prepared, you should accept; as many as are not prepared, you should not accept. Behold, there is room for millions!
16. And Tae spake unto the multitude, saying: I called for fifty men and women and, lo, here are thousands, willing to take part in founding the Father's kingdom on earth.
17. Now, behold, when I saw your great number, I cried out: O Jehovih, what should Thy servant do? I did ask for but fifty, and there are come here thousands and thousands.
18. And Jehovih answered, saying: Try them, my Son; as many as are prepared, accept; as many as are not prepared, accept not. Behold, there is room for millions.
19. Now, therefore, how say ye: What is the founding of the Fathers kingdom? Who here know the way, and how to take part therein?
3 Es, in this case, must mean "spiritual-minded." See Book of Ben, p. 541.
1. It came to pass that many of the multitude answered Tae; and of all that thus spake, the following were the chief words, to wit:
2. Sutta said: To do what I am willing to do, is to take part in founding the Father's kingdom; therefore, hear me:
3. To adjust capital and labor, that each should contribute to the advantage and glory of both.
4. That the capitalist should receive good profit on his capital; and the laborer high and uniform wages.
5. To adjust them that they can live side by side, equally, and neither above or under the other.
6. That they may have extensive domains and beautiful parks; excellent factories; virtuous and industrious people.
7. The part that I am capacitated to fill in this great work, is to reveal the key and the plans; to explain all things to both, the capitalists and laborers.
8. After that manner, Sutta went on at great length, and he was followed by several others, who had similar plans, but each one doubted the other's capacity, as being qualified for the work.
9. Aborn spake next. He said: I have heard Sutta's project. It is a farce. Capital and labor cannot harmonize.
10. And even if they could, it would be a worldly basis. It would not be the Father's kingdom.
11. In His kingdom there should be neither buying nor selling; neither servant nor master.
12. Now, behold, I say to you all, men and women, as such, can not harmonize together. They are diverse in all their ideas and general knowledge.
13. The only way to accomplish the Father's kingdom is through infants, to raise them up in the way they should go.
14. But, even with these, failure will result, save their pre-natal condition is provided for.
15. Therefore, the part I am capacitated to accomplish is, to become father to innumerable offspring, by most exalted and enlightened women.
16. Also, I have great knowledge of physiology, mentology and psychology, and I would be willing to be examiner and dictator as to prospective parents.
17. Thus spake Aborn at great length; and others spake in like manner, but each one preferred himself as the prospective father of the offspring.
18. Next spake Thurtis. She said: This it is, to found the Father's kingdom on earth; hear me, that you**** may understand.
19. Behold, all things should be possible through woman, especially as to raising up a new generation on the earth.
20. During the period of gestation, man should not approach woman.
21. Nay, in that period, woman should be treated as a very Goddess.
22. Her every want and whim and notion should be gratified to the utmost.
23. When she spake, or raised her finger, during the gestative period, every man and woman and child should run to do her service.
24. And she should be surrounded by cultured and exalted companions, and charmed with sweet music and delightful entertainments.
25. Yea, as a very Goddess should all men do her reverence.
26. When such a woman hath a child born, behold, there will be one child for the Father's kingdom.
27. Now, behold, give me the choice as to who should father my children, and such a part should be my part, to help found the Father's kingdom.
28. After Thurtis, then spake many of the women after the same manner, and each one doubted the other's capacity to fill the place, but recommended herself.4
29. Amos spake next. He said: I have heard all these beautiful systems; I am ready for any of them. Behold, I am a landscape gardener.
30. The part I can do is to lay out the grounds; for plots of flowers and grass and ornamental trees.
31. But you**** should provide laborers for me. I work not with mine own hands; I plan and design; my capacity is in my talent and in my education.
32. After Amos, then spake the five hundred physicians, each one offering himself, to be the physician for the Father's kingdom. Then spake an equal number of lawyers in the same way.
33. Next spake a thousand teachers of the piano, each one offering to teach the young for the Father's kingdom.
34. And now, with slow and solemn aspect, rose up and spake five hundred priests of Brahma.
35. They said: We have heard; we have seen. Behold, the Father's kingdom is none of these.
36. It is the second coming of Brahma. He should come in flames of fire, from the east and west and north and south.
37. By the magic touch of his wand, the different castes of men should be sorted; and the dead should come forth from their graves, and Brahma should judge them.
38. The sky should be filled with holy angels, the spirits of the saints, with wings of fire and with tails a mile in length.
39. And the elect of the earth should rise in glory, and be immersed in Nirvana forever, even at the feet of Ormazd.
40. This it is, to found the Father's kingdom on earth. After which, all flesh should come into life free from sin; the corruptible should turn incorruptible forever.
41. Now, behold, our part, in founding His kingdom, is to preach unto you Brahma's everlasting gospels.
42. Next to speak, were five hundred Buddhist priests. They said:
43. We have heard and seen also. Our learning, no man may gainsay. As for Brahma and his second coming, for that matter, he never came once.
44. None have seen him, nor found his dwelling-place. Therefore, he is but a superstition, a relic of the dark ages.
45. Hear us, then, as to the founding of the Father's kingdom on earth:
46. It is the second coming of Buddha, when every knee should bow down, and own him Lord of all the world.
47. Behold, Budha should come with two swords and twelve spears, and he should have ten thousand brides!
48. When Budha should blow his breath upon the earth, the graves should be opened, and the dead should come forth, and speak.
49. And Budha should judge them; according to caste, so will he separate them.
50. And ten hundred times ten thousand million angels, with fiery wings and with tails two miles in length, should overspread the earth.
51. And all flesh should become incorruptible; the lion should eat straw, and the lamb should rejoice in its kin without fear.
52. Next spake five hundred Kriste'yan priests. They said:
53. What profanity we have heard! Behold, as for Brahma and Budha, they are but myths. It is the second coming of Kriste, which is the founding of the Father's kingdom.
54. Kriste said: Think not I came to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword.5
55. It is he that should subdue all the world, and make men bow down, and own him Lord of all.
56. He should come in a sea of fire, with millions of archangels. And when his servant, Gabriel, blowe his horn upon the earth, the graves should open, and the dead should come forth, and speak to the living.
57. And he should judge them; separating them, the bad to everlasting torments, and the good, who have worshipped him, should rise and inherit everlasting bliss.
58. Now, behold, the part we can do in founding the Father's kingdom, is to preach and explain the beautiful doctrines of our blessed Lord.
59. When many others had thus spoken, Tae said unto them: I called for such as had faith in Jehovih. I am not in the labor of founding a kingdom for Brahma, nor Budha, nor Kriste, nor for any one but the Creator, our heavenly Father.
60. As for the graves opening, I have nothing to do with that; though, for the spirits of the dead appearing face to face with the living, behold, that hath been accomplished now for more than thirty years, to hundreds of thousands of good people. So with that I have nothing to do either.
61. But since you**** have not proved the communion of angels during all these years, how hope you**** to labor for the Father's kingdom? To all such I say, go your ways; I have no use for you.
62. At once, one-half of the multitude rose up, and departed; mocking, saying: The spirits of the dead! We will have none such, but angels with wings, and with fleecy tails a mile in length.
63. Tae inquired once more: Who, here, hath faith in Jehovih, and, if we labor together in His name, living our all highest light, that His kingdom will be founded?
64. Hundreds and hundreds said: It depends on having plenty of money and a good plantation. With money, it can be accomplished; without money, it can not be.
65. Tae said: Your faith being in money, I have no use for you. I called for those with faith in Jehovih! Therefore, go your ways also. So, many more of the multitude departed, returning to Uz also, even as had the others.
66. Tae asked again: Who here are capable and desirous of being leaders, let them speak?
67. More than a thousand cried out: Here! That is my part. I am suited to it by nature and by experience and by great wisdom.
68. Tae said unto them: Behold the spirit of the age in which we live! No man desire a leader or dictator over him. For that reason, go your ways also; I have no use for you.
69. Tae asked again: Who here have made a study of this subject, and are prepared to be lecturers and teachers and advisers, let them speak?
70. And, behold, another thousand cried out: That is my strength. I can explain all subjects; of diet, clothing, social intercourse, health, marriage and worship!
71. Others cried out: I am a trance speaker; I have angel guides two thousand years old!
72. Others said: I am inspirational; the ancient prophets are my spirit guides! St. John, the revelator! Confucius! Hosea! King Solomon! Daniel!
73. Tae interrupted them, saying: Behold, the signs of the times show us that, as to founding the Father's kingdom by words, sermons and lectures, they are worthless.
74. See here; I have gathered together hundreds of helpless orphan babes. They care for none of the things that have been offered; they need washing and feeding, and their clothes are to wash and mend.
75. Who, so believing in the Father, that he will give up self, in all respects, and work for these little ones, having faith that Jehovih will provide justly and sufficiently unto all, let him come.
76. You all do know how the farmers go about gathering up calves and colts and the young of all sorts; and they take them to a good place and feed them; and when they are grown up, they are the choice in market.
77. Now, behold, there are thousands of fatherless and destitute children in Uz, which, left to themselves, either die or grow up to be thieves, robbers and murderers.
78. These are cheaper than calves and young colts. And they may be raised to be of more profit to themselves and to the state, than ten times as many cattle.
79. Who, then, is ready to join in this labor without money and without price, devoting his life to training them up to practical knowledge, not only of books, but to use their hands in trades and factories, that these little ones may become useful citizens, and a joy to themselves and glory to the Father. Let such speak.
80. And, now, behold, fifty men and women spake, saying: Take us, in Jehovih's name. We have neither whim or conceit to carry out.
81. We are willing and anxious to go to this labor, and we know Jehovih will provide unto us. From day to day His Light will shine upon us, and we should know what to do.
82. Thy children should be our children; your*** hardships our hardships. We come not for rest, nor glory, nor for comforts; but we come to serve Jehovih in whatsoever He may give us to do for His kingdom.
83. Tae said: In Jehovih's name, I accept you. Whatsoever is mine should be yours also.
84. Thus it came to pass, out of all the thousands and thousands who came, only fifty were accepted.
85. And the others went their way, mocking, saying: A most beautiful Father's kingdom on earth!
4 The names, Aborn and Thurtis, are correctly applied from Hebrew. The extent of this family of philosophers, Aborn and Thurtis, is surprising. They have figured in all ages of the world's history, even before the time of Sodom and Gomorrah. And amongst the so-called advanced thinkers of to-day there are thousands of them. They come under all sorts of names, from free-love to libertinism.
5 Matthew x, v. 34.