"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)
“Now Epiphan asks the Lord what will happen to all these countless people who have not heard of all the things that the Lord has just revealed; both to those who were here before and to those who will be here after them.
For unless this extraordinary teaching is given with the greatest clarity, it will not be adopted as a rule of conduct with the necessary zeal and so, as always, matter will triumph.
(The Lord) (232 ): “This thing looks a little different, for each human being, regardless of his faith, is given a chance to turn to the spiritual rather than the material. If this happens, a soul in the beyond can no longer be completely attracted by the material pole, but remains with its invariably totally free will in a kind of suspense, belonging neither to the one, nor to the other pole. While in this state, the souls are guided by the more perfected spirits and can, in most cases, be led towards the better pole.
 Of course, the total conversion is a rather slow process, but this does not matter, since a total perdition of the soul is forever out of the question.” (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN vol. 5, chap. 232)
“ Said Peter: “Yes, Lord, but the question remains: What will happen to all those who were living prior to Your coming since the time of Adam? Can they also still attain to a true perfection of life, and how?”
 Said I: “Quite naturally! I did not open the doors to life only for those ones now living on the earth, but also for all those who have passed over long ago. And many of the sinners of ancient times will have to undergo another brief life-trial in the flesh, as I have already indicated to you.
 In the beyond there is an endless number of schools, where the souls can be instructed in the most expedient manner. To be sure, it is not so easy as here, because there, every soul has no world and surroundings other than those preceding from its own thinking, feeling and willing, which offer the soul all that it loves and wills.
 Well, it is there obviously more difficult to influence favorably a soul that is full of erroneous ideas than here, where it is on alien and firm ground, surrounded by massive alien environment. Notwithstanding all this, there are enough means by which a soul can be influenced favorably. Some other time you will get a more detailed demonstration of this.
 Do not let this serve as a special consolation to anyone; for, if a soul in the beyond keeps getting more depraved and worse, instead of better in itself and, consequently, in its world, naturally its phantom world, its company and surroundings become worse too. As the soul becomes more and more devoid of truth and light in itself, so will its world and surroundings become, and this will begin to oppress and bother it. As the torment increases, so does its wrath and vengefulness, and this is then the entrance to hell, which is a true second death of the soul, from which there is hardly any escape.
 There are means by which a soul can be saved in the course of very long periods of time, but hey truly look very dismal. For it may take many a depraved soul, milliards of earth years until it will, on its own accord, achieve by such painful means, some betterment. Therefore, in terms of earth years, a day here is worth more than a hundred years in the beyond. – Do you understand this?” (THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN vol. 6, chap. 65)
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