How shall the righteous be made known? – God’s indictment against the house of Christ
– Must God command in every instant? – In the beginning, man was innocent – Furnace
of mortality – How the righteous should act – What doctrine can make a man righteous?
– Being in the service of your fellow man – The great commandment – Gandhi and God
– The sealing power of righteousness – “I am the way, the truth and the life” – How
the house of Christ was lead astray – Becoming as Only Begotten of the Father
1 And the Teacher spoke again, saying: “My Lord, how shall the righteous be made
known before the children of men? How shall they speak, how move, how live?
2 For, behold, there are many who for a pretense declare your name, and with wrath
and indignation breathe condemnation upon those who would come unto you by some other
3 Therefore, my Lord, how shall the children of men discern the righteous from the
wicked, that they might know unto whom they should go to receive both wisdom and
instruction, that as many as will might walk uprightly before the Father and Mother
of their soul?”
4 And the Lord answered, saying: “Come now and draw near unto me. Incline your ear
so that you can hear, open now the doors of your heart that you might know concerning
the ways of righteousness.
5 For I will give unto you the decree that you might declare aloud the indictment
of the Lord against the false followers of the Holy One. Raise your voice as a trumpet
and shout it from the roof tops, do not hold back.
6 Declare my word unto the children of disobedience, tell the house of Christ the
way wherein they have sinned against the Anointed One; for surely he has called unto
them as if from afar, and there are none to hear.
7 For they have laid Sabbath to Sabbath as though they desired to serve the Lord
their God, for a pretense would they walk in the way of righteousness.
8 Yet they have busied themselves overmuch, for the love of gain would they forsake
the ways of the Lord, in gathering unto themselves great possessions would they deny
the Lord who called them.
9 In prayer would they lift their voices unto me as though they were eager to hear,
yet when I would speak unto them they arise to go their way, that they might walk
in the pride of their heart.
10 They cry unto me for justice, yet they are filled with mischief continually.
For a pretense would they seek from my hand both mercy and forgiveness, yet they
will forgive none who should trespass against them.
11 Into the house of the Lord would they go, as though they were eager to worship
God; with songs and prayers unceasing would they draw nigh unto me; with shouts of
‘Hosanna’ and ‘Amen’ would they declare unto the world that they are my people.
12 Yet they are filled with strife, for they quarrel one against another by way
of doctrine; with the fist of wickedness would they condemn the innocent who seek
only to come to me, even though it should be according to their own understanding.
13 For there has risen among my people certain men with cunning ways, false shepherds
who preach aloud the gospel of prosperity, whereby they would sell the God of Heaven
that they might gather unto themselves an abundance of wealth, that they might exercise
power and dominion over the children of my soul.
14 For such as these desire only to make merchandise of the souls of men, that by
their great and swelling words they might fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
15 Yet they are not satisfied, neither are they filled by an abundance of plenty.
Like ravenous wolves have they crept in unawares, they have scattered my children
and caused that they should walk in strange places.
16 Therefore, seeing that the prideful have corrupted all my house, I shall purge
them from the midst of my people; for I shall expose their inward parts, that which
they have hid in the darkness shall I reveal in the light.
17 Will you call this worship? Is this the righteousness that you would offer unto
me? Shall I, the Lord, be pleased with corruption and deceit?
18 Have I not shown you from the beginning, the way in which you should go? Is this
not the worship which I desire of the children of men: to loose the chains of injustice,
to break asunder every yoke that the oppressed go free, to proclaim the liberty of
God throughout the land?
19 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to give unto the homeless, shelter
and rest? Is it not to clothe the naked and to turn again the wicked that they might
come unto me?
20 What good are your assemblies unto me? Wherein shall you benefit, seeing that
you have thought to separate yourselves from those who suffer and will not so much
as lift your little finger to undo the heavy burden?
21 Must I, the Lord, command in every instant that you should do good one unto the
other? Is this not the righteousness which I desire of you, to set your hand to bring
to pass all things which are good unto the children of men, that you might walk in
holiness before me?
22 Is this not the good which I have required of you, that you deal justly one with
another, that you give unto the fallen such mercy as you would seek from my hand,
and that you walk humbly beside the Father and Mother of your soul that even they
might lead you unto eternal life?
23 For this cause did I grant unto every man the power whereby they should be agents
unto themselves to do much good, that they might no longer be made subject to evil.
24 But unto that person who shall do nothing except he first be commanded, even
that person shall find to his soul desolation and bitterness, and there shall be
found for him neither place nor glory beside the throne of God.
25 Consider how that in the beginning, man was innocent before the Father and Mother
of his soul, knowing only the goodness of Heaven; for unto the innocent was there
not given a knowledge of evil.
26 Now seeing that the children of God had not the knowledge of good and evil wherein
they might choose for themselves the good, and seeing also that they were without
strength to take unto themselves the glory of Heaven;
27 And seeing also that the sons and daughters of God were without union whereby
they might become as one before the Lord of Hosts, to take unto themselves a multitude
28 It became expedient to send them forth unto the earth that they might take unto
themselves either husband or wife, that they might receive an abundance of blessing
wherein they should give comfort and joy unto one another.
29 For it was determined aforetime that they should come to a knowledge of good
and evil, and that by such agency as I shall grant unto them, they might choose the
good and forsake evil altogether.
30 Thus did I desire to exalt the children of God unto the highest that is in them,
whereby they might obtain for themselves a kingdom of glory wherein they might abide,
whether it be unto the Telestial, Terrestrial, or Celestial; even unto that glory
shall they be granted endless lives, or if it so be, the life eternal.
31 Therefore it was expedient to send them forth into the furnace of mortality,
that by such oppositions as they must meet, they might strive to attain unto the
greatest glory of all, even the Celestial Kingdom wherein there is found both God
32 Now, seeing that opposition is necessary to bring about the designs of God, why
are you made to wonder so? For if there be no opposition, how shall there come forth
righteousness, or that strength whereby the children of God might take unto themselves
a fullness of glory?
33 Consider how the righteous should act before the children of men. For the righteous
can by no means be hid from the world, neither can the light be swallowed up in darkness.
34 For all they that are righteous are filled with the love of God towards all the
children of men, and are given deep wisdom whereby they are made to know that to
serve the children of men is but to do service to God.
35 For in God have they given forth all their trust, upon the coming forth of his
promise do they wait patiently, for unto whatever good they shall set their hand
to do, even that thing shall they consecrate unto God that he might bring it to pass
according to his will.
36 Thus are the righteous not made anxious concerning the things of this life, having
received unto their souls the whisperings of the Heavenly Mother, even of the Heavenly
Mother who loved them from the beginning.
37 In the presence of the Lord do they find joy everlasting, neither will they let
the fallen take away the promise of glory, nor steal away the merry heart which God
has granted unto them according to his grace.
38 In meditation and quietness do the righteous find strength. In the wisdom of
God are the righteous filled with joy and the end of all their way is peace.
39 As the sun arising from his bedchamber is made to chase away the darkness of
the night, to fill the land with light and warmth again, even so shall the coming
forth of the righteous be unto the children of men.
40 Therefore consider how the righteous shall be made known. Come now and stand
before the Lord that I might instruct you, that you might know the way in which the
righteous shall be made to walk before me.
41 For I would not have you think that to be religious is to be righteous also.
For I delight not in the assembling together of churchgoers who are made to contend
one with another.
42 For what doctrine alone shall make a man righteous? Behold, I say unto you, there
is given not one; for only God can make the righteous so;
43 Which God is made manifest in that the righteous should love the children of
men even as their own soul.
44 Wherefore, this alone is wisdom: For I would have you know that when you are
in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God.
45 This alone, therefore, is righteousness. For truly was it spoken by the Anointed
One when it was asked of him which is the greatest of all the commandments of God.
46 Know then that if you will love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with
all your strength, and with all your mind, and if you shall love your neighbor as
your own soul, then shall you fulfill all righteousness; for on these two hang all
the laws and the prophets.
47 But I tell you truly, that all the law is fulfilled in one: ‘Thou shalt love
thy neighbor as thyself.’
48 Therefore, if any man or any woman shall follow in this way, then I, the Lord,
shall be pleased with their offerings and I will stretch forth my hand to bear them
up in the day of trouble.
49 And when death shall steal upon them unawares, I will come unto them, and I will
take them unto my bosom that they might receive unto their soul, a Father and a Mother’s
50 For, behold, I, even God, am love and whosoever is filled with love, even unto
that one shall I send forth my Spirit to bless and to pardon abundantly.”
51 Now when the Lord had said these things, he called forth from the heavenly hosts,
one most holy. And there came and stood before the Teacher, a little man with brown
skin and bald head, bespectacled and wearing only a swaddling of cloth across his
loins; and there was about him an overflowing of love and peace.
52 And the Lord spoke again to the Teacher, saying: “Come now and tell me. Who is
this man that I should call him forth from the heavenly hosts?”
53 And the Teacher answered, saying: “My Lord, surely he is most familiar to me.
For there arose in India a man of great soul, and this man which stands before me
is the same man. My Lord, this little man is Gandhi.”
54 When the Lord heard this he spoke, saying: “You have answered well. Consider,
therefore, how that this man has become as one most dear to me. Surely he has made
himself to become even the very friend of God.”
55 Now when the Teacher heard these words, he did rejoice before the God of Heaven
because of that hope which the Father had granted unto the children of men. And he
spoke unto the Lord, saying:
56 “Surely your kindness is higher than the heavens. Yet there are many who shall
wonder concerning this thing, for this man was a Hindu during his sojourn upon the
earth. Therefore many shall say: ‘How can Gandhi be the friend of God seeing that
he was not of the house of Christ?’”
57 And the Lord answered, saying: “Behold now, a friend most dear. For in this man
am I made to delight continually; for in all his days he did walk humbly before the
children of men.
58 By his hand were the fallen lifted upon wings of mercy, that they might find
comfort and wisdom in the counsel of the Lord.
59 Did he not proclaim liberty unto many captives whereby the oppressed were set
free? Did he not undo the heavy burden which for so long had weighed down so many?
For in this man was the love of God made manifest unto the children of men.
60 How say you then that he is not of the house of Christ, seeing that he has become
even as the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth?
61 For I would not have you ignorant concerning the ways of God wherein many are
made joint heirs with the Father, neither would I have you unmindful of those mercies
which I bestow unto all who shall serve their fellow beings according to the love
of God which is in them.
62 For that Spirit which leads the righteous to do good unto all the children of
men, even that Spirit shall seal all who are worthy unto life eternal, that they
might take unto their souls the glory of heavenly things.
63 And I shall love them as though they were my only child. For what father having
but one child of his flesh, will not love such a one with a deep and abiding love,
desiring always to give unto his only begotten, a fullness of promise and blessing?
64 Now consider how that Emmanuel, even this Yeshua of Nazareth, came to show unto
the children of men the way in which they should walk before the Father of their
65 For he truly declared, saying: ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man
cometh unto the Father except he shall do as I have done.’
66 In this has the house of Christ been led astray, for many are made to think that
if you would be saved in the kingdom of God, you need only profess aloud the name
67 By this means have cunning and ignorant men preached unto a multitude of believers,
saying: By such and such a doctrine as you shall believe, even therein shall you
be justified before God and all they who do not believe as we do, even these must
surely perish forever.
68 Thus shall they who know not the mercies of God marvel that Gandhi should become
even as my Only Begotten; for by his great love towards all the children of men has
he fulfilled all my law.
69 For there is but one way by which a man may draw nigh unto God. Therefore, whosoever
shall do good unto the children of men, even as Yeshua who loved all men even unto
death, they shall become as Only Begotten.
70 And they shall become the very friend of God and shall take unto themselves the
fullness of the Father, and they shall be exalted on high, even worlds without end,
for they shall receive unto their soul, eternal life.”