" Yes friend, on My part, the proportion between spirit, soul and body is perfectly and accurately weighed with each human being. It is only the illusionary wisdom of men, that old inherited sin, which has changed the good proportion into a bad proportion.
 Take for instance the old myth about your Prometheus and his self-created daughter Pandora. Who is that Pandora actually?
 Look, this is an image which stands for the illusionary wisdom and the nosiness and worldly lust for pleasure of men by which he is chained to the hard matter. Even if from time to time an eagle comes to him from the heavens, and strongly warns him that he should release himself from matter, then this is of little use. For as soon as the eagle went away for a while, the liver in the soul of man – which is the symbol of his worldly lusts – is again completely enlarged, and the eagle from the heavens must eat it again. Do you understand this image?
 Moreover, look to what Moses himself said in a clear image about the first human pair, and you will find therein exactly the same thing.
 And if this is so, then it is not because of Me that the people became worse, because I laid in the soul a little advantage for the world, but gave him on the other hand at the same time a complete light from the Heavens, with which he can overcome that small preference for the world with little effort." (50. How to safe materialistic souls - GGJ Book 22)
Man, as God's complete image, must also have a perfect free will
" He who has not yet created a sun, a moon, a habitable Earth, plants, animals and men, knows certainly not how all these creatures have to be guided, sustained and brought to their ultimate goal. I, however, know all this and have established an eternal order, without which nobody could achieve anything.
 Man, as My complete image, must also have a perfect free will by which he has to – as far as his spiritual part is concerned – transform and strengthen himself, and make himself free from My omnipotence, so that one day he may stand next to Me and live and act as a strong, free, independent and arbitrary being.
 Look, all creatures are subject to laws, which are established by Me. Also man, where his body is concerned. Only the soul and the spirit of man are not. That is, as far as his will and the freedom of learning and the realization of everything are concerned. The form and the structure of the soul in all its parts is of course also subject to laws which are established by Me, but only in such a way, that, precisely because of the free will in man, he can become either very noble and strong or very ignoble and weak.
 But the free will of man would be of little or no use at all if he would not have the possibility to learn and to recognize freely, and from that, a reasoning that shows to the will what is good and true and what is wrong and bad.
Only when man has gathered knowledge and has sharpened and awakened his intellect, the revelation of the divine will is added, which shows man the true way to eternal life and God. Then man can either accept this revelation or not, since also in relation to God he must have a completely free will, or else he would not be a human being but an animal that has no free will but only an instinct which it cannot resist." (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN Book 17, 40 - The guidance of humanity. Knowledge, intellect and free will)
In this world, the freedom of life is being tested. Not God but His Order in each man judges him
" I said: “If you truly believe in Me, you also must not try to anticipate My wisdom, which guides and settles all things in the world, but you must unite your patience with Mine and think: in this world, where the freedom of life is being tested, order is once and for all times such that every man may do what he wants. Because only by the complete freedom of will he can fight for the eternal life of his soul. And as he has a free will, he also has a right thinking-faculty and a free intellect with which he can distinguish and evaluate all that which is good and true and he can also act accordingly, because the powers have been richly given to him.
 When man distinguishes that which is good and true, but still voluntarily is acting contrary to it, he is building his own judgment and his own Hell and is therefore already here on Earth a complete devil. And look, that is the punishment which man is giving to himself, without My willing it.
 Therefore, do not busy yourself with My great patience and love for men, if they be good or bad. I only warn them when they are on the wrong path. But despite My omnipotence I cannot grab them and bring them back on the right path of life, because that would mean that I would take away their free will, which would mean the same as if I would take away the life of the soul and that of the spirit within.
 Therefore, everyone has to walk as it pleases him. It is for man more than enough that he knows the ways and the fixed consequences that he can expect, if they are good or bad. Because every man who came to use his reason and his intellect knows the things which are right and good according to the revelations from the Heavens, and also that which is wrong and bad. The choice to act accordingly is completely up to his free will.
 If you understand this well, you cannot complain about My patience and tolerance, because on this Earth, which is a house of education for the future true children of God, it must be so and can impossibly be otherwise.
 Where people are called to become complete spirits and beings equal to God, also the opposite direction must be possible for their freedom of will to have free allowance to become a complete devil, who however by his own fault will have to bear in a miserable way that which he has caused by his own will.
 Therefore, I will judge and punish no one by My omnipotence for his bad deeds, but this does the one himself and also the unchangeable law of My eternal order, which has been made known to everyone by he way of the light of the many revelations, already since the first beginning of the existence of man on this Earth.
 If you have understood this now, then train yourself also in patience, and have therefore also in yourself true compassion, not only with the sick bodies, but even more with the sick and blind souls of the people. Then you will come in the least difficult and fastest way to the true and complete equality with God and become like the angels in Heaven.” (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN Book 18, 21 - The free will of man. Man’s impatience and God’s tolerance)
What is the original sin and how it affected humanity? The fall of the spirits and the fall of Adam
The fall of the primal spirits or of the free and animated ideas of God in infinite space is the great separation of which Moses says: “God separated light from darkness!,” which as previously shown , resulting in the spreading out through infinite space of the material creation. While thus, through the so-called “fall of the spirits” a necessary and coerced separation took place, with the “fall of Adam” it is a question of a free act committed by the first man incarnate, endowed with free will in his whole soul-sphere. He was no longer subject to the command of coercion, but in the order of being allowed under “you shall” and “you shall not” to exercise his own free will which is given to man so that he can consolidate himself through his own actions. As Adam out of disobedience did not take the shortest and truest road shown to him to his destination, this disobedience of necessity took him on a great detour, by which the goal can only be reached much more laboriously and so much later.
“ Without this “fall of Adam” mankind, or rather the complete soul of man, would not have ended up with the very hard, heavy and weak physical body, which is now encumbered with so many infirmities and shortcomings.[…]
 For whenever the soul knowingly disregards and transgresses a law, it robs itself on the one hand of the progress towards its own consolidation, possible through observing it, and on the other hand causes a rupture in its nature, comparable to a wound which can hardly be expected to heal. A scar remains which painfully contracts the vessels and the circulation of the vital juices, diverting the soul which endeavors to get rid of it from its real task in the development and strengthening of the spirit within it.
(The Lord:) “And behold, this scar is called ‘world’ ![…]
 The more the soul tries to get rid of the scar, the more hardened it will become and the greater the anxiety of the soul which, in the end, through the ever-increasing concern with this old scar completely merges with the same. And behold, this is the so-called ‘original sin’.” (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN vol.. 2, chap. 224)
What has once been incorporated into the organic make-up of the soul can remain with it for thousands of years, as is shown for instance by the typical external racial characteristics. Thus, the scar caused by the “original sin” disfigures the souls very much, as this characteristic of the original ancestor, down through all his descendants, is during the act of begetting imprinted into the vital seminal fluid, and this could afterwards not be blotted out by natural means.
(The Lord:)  “But now I Myself have come down to this earth in order to eradicate this old, ugly scar.
 This will be done through the many wounds which will be inflicted to My flesh.” […]
 Nevertheless, man has always to blame himself if something in his own nature deteriorates, just as he is at fault if a harvest is worse than generally expected, for where the weather is concerned not everything is up to the will of God, but many a thing also up to man.” (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN vol. 2, chap. 225)
The mystery of the Deluge (The Lord:) “However, I see that you new disciples still have a peculiar question to ask, namely: ‘Well, if in God’s sight the almost total lack of faith in a true God is indicative of men’s actual maturity, we do not understand why God at the time of Noah, when people had also completely lost their faith in a true God, did not come to them as He now did to us to give them a teaching by which they could gain life eternal on their own ground! Why did God prefer send the evil Deluge and destroy ungodly mankind?’
 I tell you: Also this question is not senseless, and the reply to it must shed much light on the relation between God and His created beings. Therefore, do listen carefully!
 At the time of Noah, men were not so godless as you think, yet they had become proud and very arrogant towards the only too well-known God and tried quite seriously to rise up against Him and rob Him of His power. They did what they liked. No matter what laws, however wise, they were given from heaven, they trampled them under foot and did exactly the opposite.
 These people hated their to them well-known God and bore ill-will to everything issuing from God’s omnipotence and wisdom. They cursed everything proceeding from God including the whole visible creation, finally even the earth, and decided in all seriousness to destroy the whole earth with their explosive granules. Many times they were warned and also punished for their wickedness by the people from the heights.
 Whole nations were separated from them and led to faraway lands. Their descendants are still alive today, still adhering to the ancient teaching which, however, unfortunately is no longer pure. But all this was of no avail. Again they became powerful, particularly the Hanochites, whose city in the end was far greater than the whole, great Promised Land. Finally, they subjugated the children of the heights, except the family of Noah who alone remained completely faithful to God.
 At Noah’s time they began out of sheer wantonness to destroy the mountains, disregarding the warning of the wise men amongst the mountain people who told them of enormous water locks underneath the mountains. They were told that should they attempt in their foolhardiness to level any of the great mountains and sink its mass into the depth of the sea several subterranean water locks would be opened, releasing within a short time so much water onto the earth’s surface that it would rise above the high mountains drowning them all. However, all these warnings not only were of no avail, but they roused them to even greater mountain-destroying activity which is hard to describe.
 Seeing that all the admonitions and instructions were in vain, Noah asked God to find a way of rescuing at least a few good people and animals and provisions, for he foresaw only too clearly the dire consequences of the evil, foolish actions of the worldly people of his time. Only then was he instructed by the Spirit of God to build an ark, the plan and measurements for which were given him from the heavens.
 When the evil fools with the greatest difficulty had succeeded in removing a great mountain for the most part as its foot, the reward for their work became evident. The great weight of the high mountain itself, now devoid of its pillars, began to sink into the depth, driving the most formidable masses of water onto the surface of the earth in mighty gushes. Of course, this also saturated the air with vapors and clouds, mainly because of the masses of hot water gushing forth, and the rain began to pour down, so much so that the water rose above the mountains. More than a third of the whole continent of Asia was submerged, and all the Hanochites, who had already thought they were the only people on earth, perished and also their city sank into the depth of the earth.
 This My brief, but very true description of the people preceding the time of Noah goes to show that they were not ignorant of God but only wanted to rise above Him.
 Their hatred of God simply stemmed from the fact that they had to die, often already after 30-40 years, whereas in their opinion the dwellers on the heights, who lived to a very ripe old age, were completely immortal. This is why they became so angry at God and in defiance of Him decided quite seriously to destroy everything, because they had to die. (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN vol. 6, chap 64)
‘You must not confuse the natural flooding, caused by the mighty Hanochites, with the universal spiritual flooding through sin, called: Ungodliness, harlotry, pride, avarice, envy, lust for power and lovelessness. Great number of humans and animals did perish in the Flood occurring in the western part of Asia, but the natural water did not cover all of the earth, which in those times was still far from being inhabited in all its habitable parts. However, the flood of sin inundated the entire human race, that is, the spiritual earth. And this is what Moses wants to have understood as the universal Flood.” (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN vol. 7, chap. 91)
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