"10. Say I, ‘There, fundamentally, you are by no means wrong. But there is not as much to this as you think, because it is not so much the most widespread acceptance of My teaching on this earth but rather the erection, at long last, through My present advent and My Word and teaching, of a bridge between this material and yonder spiritual world, whose everlasting realm lies beyond the grave!
11. Whoever in this world shall accept My teaching in all earnest, shall cross this bridge in the incarnate state already; but whoever shall receive this teaching either lukewarmly, incompletely or not at all, shall arrive in yonder world in great darkness and have much trouble finding this bridge!
12. But those men who may never be in a position to find out anything about My teaching shall in the beyond be given leaders who will lead them to this bridge. If these spirits, still ignorant of My teaching, shall follow these leaders, they shall also cross this bridge into true eternal life. But if stubbornly clinging to their doctrine,
13. They shall be judged as mere creatures and not attain to the childhood of God!" (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN vol. 1, chap. 81)
Created 'gods' and the way to find the truth and the true God
"7. There is only one thing in man, and this great and holy One is love, which is a proper fire out of God, dwelling in the heart; within this is love, and nowhere else is truth, because love is itself the arch-foundation of all truth in God, and out of God within every man!
8. If you want to see and recognise things and yourself in their full truth, then you have to see and recognise them from this solely true arch-foundation of your being; everything else is delusion, and man's head and what is in it belongs to the sphere of your familiar Gordian knot, which no one can unravel with mere deliberation.
9. Only with the cutting power of the spirit of love in man's own heart can he hew through this knot, and then begin to think, see and recognise in the heart, and only then along such path to get at the truth of his own and every other being and life!’
10. Your head can create countless gods for you, but what are they? Verily I say unto you, - nothing but vain, lifeless patterns produced by the brain with its loose mechanisms; only in the heart shall you find a God, and this One is true, because the love in which you found the only true God is itself Truth.
11. This Truth therefore can be sought and found only in Truth; but the head has done its share if it has delivered you the key to Truth. Yet everything that urges and draws you towards love can be a key to truth; hence follow such attraction and urge and enter upon the love of your heart, and you shall find the truth which shall free you from all deception!'” (GGJ I, chap. 69)
The destiny of Lord's teaching
"Say I: "Do not be concerned about this. After all it is the same with all that comes ever so pure from above, whether spiritual or material. As soon as it touches the ground of the earth, it becomes defiled and impure.
 This is what invariably happens to all spiritual gifts from the heavens. No matter how pure they may be in the beginning, as time goes by, they become as tarnished as all I have just shown you through the dirty worldly interests.
 And the same fate also this My purest teaching will suffer; no iota of it will remain uncriticized and untouched.
See also Zeitgeist refuted (documentary, 2008)
and The "Real" Zeitgeist Challenge Debunked (full video)
Other men not begotten through a human father
“ […] Everyone who carries the flesh has received his body from a mother’s womb; only the first human couple received theirs by the will and hand of God. And so this My body is also out of a human mother although not begotten through a human father in the ordinary way, but solely through the almighty will of the Spirit of God. This is quite possible in the case of very pure and devout people and used to happen frequently in the olden days to quite unspoiled, simple and very devout people; and it happens even in these days every now and then.
 It stands to reason that humans who are begotten in this purely spiritual way must be more spiritual than the ordinary kind, for children of completely healthy parents will be strong and healthy themselves, whereas the children of weak and unfit parents will usually be weak and sick too. (GGJ VI, chap. 90)
“Abraham had a good descendant in a spiritual way, without any fleshly coitus, John was conceived the same way and Mary too; such procreations took place often in ancient times and some prophets were conceived this way. This kind of procreation is the right one, of course, and still takes place, often without the parents‟ knowledge; but this kind is the heavenly kind and if of no use for the world, but must take place for the possible participation in redemption. What remains to be done other than to leave the world its fleshly way of procreation, and thus let the old sin persist together with complete redemption, so that every captive natural soul has either way an unhindered path into the kingdom of grace and mercy!” (Gifts of Heaven 3_47.05.29:01-01)
see also About judging and fighting the sinners (exc. NR)
“ My teaching gives you the highest freedom, and therefore it cannot be proclaimed with the sword and with the chains of the darkest slavery, because man must also be acquainted with and accept that which he can and will procure with the highest freedom of live. As I have given you all this for free, so you also should give it for free to those who want to have it from you.
 Also, I have forced nobody of you, but I called you in full freedom: ‘He who wants, let him come, listen, see and follow Me.’ And you have done that out of your free will. Therefore, act from now on like this in My name, then you will walk the right way.
 But he who will make a ‘must’ of it, will not be My disciple, and on his way he will encounter rocks, reefs and thorns. Take all of you a good and true example on Me. What would it cost Me to force in one moment all the people on the whole Earth by My omnipotence to completely accept My teaching and My will, as it is also possible for Me in one moment to map out with ‘must’ the way that all the other created beings strictly have to go according to My will? But will this give them an independent moral freedom of life that will make them happy? I say to you: no, not a single one.” (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN vol. 8, 20:3-5)
" If all the people would live together in this manner, and would live and act according to God’s will and advice, which was oftentimes revealed to them, there would never be any need, distress or sadness among them on this Earth. The people are causing all misery only themselves by their evil spirit of usury. In the first place it are the little ones and the poor who suffer, but after that it comes a thousand times worse over the great and powerful ones, because by their tendency to usury, and their imperiousness that cries to Heaven, they are thieves and robbers of the people and so, at the right time they can expect their deserved reward from Me.
The images of pulling out the eyes, cutting off the hands and the eating and drinking of the flesh and blood of the Lord
“Simon Judah said: “Lord and Master, I still have something. Actually from the time of Your famous sermon on the mount, and honestly, I am ashamed to bring it forward because my foolishness will become clearer by that.”
 I said: “Well then, what did I say in that sermon on the mount that is still not well digested in your mind?”
 Then Simon Judah said with a little voice: “O, there was that speech about the pulling out of eyes and the cutting off of hands if one or the other should irritate us, for it would be better to be accepted into Heaven with one eye and with one hand than to descend in Hell with two eyes and two hands.
 I surely know, o Lord and Master, that You only meant this spiritually, but despite the explanation that You gave us, we still could not thoroughly grasp the spiritual and we still hung on for certainly three quarters to the always still somewhat strange sounding literal meaning, and we did really not understand how we should handle it to just pull out the eye in case an eye should irritate us. Making one eye blind would be easier in every respect but to cut off a hand would in most cases be much more difficult, for firstly one does not always carry a sharp axe, and secondly cutting off a hand would be especially very difficult if in case I should have to cut off my right hand, because I am really clumsy with my left hand in this activity.
Lord's explanation about true homeland: spiritual meaning of leaving one's home
“2. Say I, ‘I do not think that is necessary! Whoever is and remains with Me is in his true homeland, and whoever does not earn himself this one and only true and lasting homeland shall wander about like a fugitive beast searching the desert for fare and shelter, finding neither, finally to languish from hunger, thirst and cold, becoming a prey to predators from such barren desert.
3. Has anyone around Me gone without? Were not all sated daily from the heavens physically and spiritually? Did anyone suffer hunger or thirst traveling with Me? - I say unto you: He who wants to leave, let him leave, but whoever wants to remain, let him! He who leaves Me shall also be left by Me, and whoever does not seek Me, him I shall in no way seek over zealously! - Go and tell them this!’
4. Says the host, ‘Lord, I am troubled; You shall no doubt also be displeased with these citizens of Cana who have gone home to rest?’
5. Say I, ‘You did not understand Me! Behold, these folk have already fully received Me into their hearts, and My teaching has become sacred to them; but to those Jews the teaching that I gave at Sychar is not fully agreeable, and they yearn even more for their leaven than their households, and hence to leave for home! But they want to give Me the honour, so as not to be regarded as churls here. Hence go out and openly tell them everything I said to you!’” (GGJ I, chp. 87)
(The Lord) “In our presence there are not quests who are either very eminent or very lowly, but only brothers.” (GGJ III, 164:16)
The Lord preaches brotherly equality and declares slavery an abomination before God
(The Lord) “In our presence there are not quests who are either very eminent or very lowly, but only brothers.” (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN vol. 3, 164:16)
“Concerning Jored’s question regarding protective duty and slave-trade, which are regulated by Roman law, the Lord advises to adhere to the civil laws, but Jored should not sell any of his slaves again,
 for to sell human beings is an abomination before God. He should make his slaves free, devout men, whereby he would prepare for himself a great treasure in heaven.” (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN vol. 6, chap. 92)
The history of the Lord converting a chief slave-trader and freeing his slaves
(The Lord)” After the crowd had soon completely dispersed, I, together with Raphael, Agricola and Lazarus went to the chief trader and addressed him in his own tongue: “Who gave you initially the right to sell human beings and their children as merchandise on the markets of the world thereby making them slaves of a tyrannical, lewd buyer?”
 Said the Chief Trader: “If you want to buy them from me, I will show you that I have the right to do this. If you do not buy them, I will, if you wish it, tell you only before the governor that I am entitled to this. Once, I myself was sold as a slave, but my master, whom I served faithfully, gave me my freedom and much money. I returned to my homeland and am now trading with the same merchandise, as which I had to serve another man twenty years ago. I became happy as a slave; why should that not be the case with those over there? Besides, this is a very ancient custom in our lands, and our sages have never reproached us concerning it. Thus, we are not offending against the laws of our land and to comply with the laws of your land, we pay a ransom. And so, we do not have to account for our good right to anyone!”
A promise, but also a warning to the Pharisees
"God's mercy reaches so far that He still looks upon your abominable sins with forbearance, hoping that you will finally convert and repent. For even a sinner in the middle of hell crying out to his God and Lord for help will find help and redemption. But you will be preparing your own judgement, and truly, it has already come close!" (GGJ XI, chap. 5)
Eternal punishment, death and fire, wrath of God, the worm that never dies
"In Lorber's work 'From Hell to Heaven', a spirit in the beyond says this to the Lord: "There is one thing I still need for my heart to be completely at rest, namely, enlightenment concerning the concept of a so-called eternal punishment, occurring in almost all Christian sects. Is there such a thing, or is there not? For if man is to receive an eternal reward for the earthly minutes he conducts himself properly, it stands to reason that there must also be an eternal punishment for a time of bad conduct. I find this assumption quite logical."
The Lord replies: "You do, but not I. Since I Myself am eternal life, I can certainly never have created a being for eternal death! A so-called punishment, wherever it may occur, can therefore always only be a means for the attainment of one main, fundamental goal (i.e. the blissful perfection of the beings), but not ever of an, as it were, hostile anti-goal."
Says the one thus instructed: "Yes, O Lord, I do understand this now. But in Scripture, in words coming from Your own holy mouth, it is only too clearly indicated that there is an 'eternal fire which never goes out', and a 'worm that never dies'! Indeed, it is written: 'Away with you, who are accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his servants!' - O Lord, I know many texts which vividly portray hell and its eternal fire. Yet, if there is no eternal punishment, I absolutely fail to see how an eternal fire which never goes out and a work that never dies can be mentioned in scripture."
Says the Lord: "My dear friend! It is true that an eternal death is mentioned, which is like an everlasting judgment, and this judgment is caused by My eternal, immutable order. The latter is the so-called fire of wrath, or rather fire of zeal, of My will which, of course, must remain forever unchangeable, since otherwise all creation would suddenly come to an end.” (From Hell to Heaven)
Destiny of Lord's teaching (exc. NR)
“The religious wars and persecutions began, and men tried to combat with fire and sword, with hate and vengeance what could have been conquered solely through love and tolerance. Also this age of adulthood with its more earnest character passed. Those who had wanted to stupefy the world in accordance with their own ideas and to smite it with blindness, fell into the pit they had dug for others. They are going towards a reform which will turn out quite different from what they had imagined.” (Sermons of the Lord, chap. 10)
“04] And there is the secret reason why even the most wonderful religion will be trodden on like dirt in time!
05] No one will be able to say about My teaching that it demands even something unnatural, unfair and impossible; and yet in time such hardships and impossible to carry out adjuncts will set in, which no man will be able to observe in their entirety.
Secrets of life, chap 33. THE DARK SIDE OF NATURE RELATIVE TO HUMAN LIFE
21 February 1877
"In My last (preceding) word I defended Myself against the criticism raised by some, or actually by many people, concerning the contradictions they believe to find My visible nature, when they compare them with My everywhere proclaimed words of love, of meekness and of the promised joys.
As far as was possible, I have elucidated this dark side for you, explaining also that "it could be otherwise, but it must still be as it really is."
Now I still have to carry out an important scrutiny of your own life, where many a person says: "Just look at human life, from birth to grave it is nothing but conflict, suffering, disappointment, with very little love, joy and other promised things, unless man knows how to procure them himself.
"What else is life on this earth but a vale of tears where one - not knowing any better - is referred to religious dogmas and other revelations always speaking of another life after death, of reward and recompense for sustained suffering while letting man battle here on earth with every misfortune.
Why should I bother about another world beyond, of which I actually know nothing certain and in which I am expected to believe blindly!
"Since I see this world surrounding me as so miserable, who guarantees that the future world is not just as contradictory as the real one here where, instead of joys, only physical or spiritual sufferings follow each other and even what is attained with effort does not afford the enjoyment some expected!"
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