Messages about the Old Testament
What exactly is the fall of man and the disobediance of our first parents? Is the story of the apple true? Moses says that many of his teachings were not true and feels that many Jews will believe what he is now teaching from the spirit world.
|Leytergus wrote a book containing a description of the creation and fall of humans. the "Book of Genesis" was copied after his writings.|
I AM HERE. Leytergus. (Ancient spirit)
I was a native of Arabia and lived before the time of Abraham, the Jewish patriarch.
I come to you tonight to tell you that, before the Jewish Testament was written, I had written a book containing a description of the creation and fall of man. The Book of Genesis was copied after my writings, which were founded on traditions older than were the descriptions of Genesis.
These descriptions of the creation of the world were not the works of men inspired by the angels or by any other instrumentalities of God, but were the results of the imaginations of the minds of men who lived long before I lived, and who left only tradition of their writings or teachings. I say all this to show you that the world has existed for many thousands of years longer than the account of its creation in the Jewish Scriptures would lead you to think.
I don't know when it was created, and I have not found any spirit in the spiritual world who does know. Of course, no spirit would know of his own knowledge because, in the natural order of things, man must have been created subsequent to the creation of those things which were necessary for his sustenance and comfort. I have never seen any angels who were not at one time mortals. Hence, I could not learn from them when the world was created, and I have never seen any angels or spirits to whom God has made this revelation. So, I say, the creation of the world, or rather any account of it, is all a matter of speculation and tradition.
(Mr. Padgett asked a question.)
Yes, I have been informed as to the fall of man.
My information is as follows: When man was created, he was made twofold-that is, there was a male and a female being which God intended to make a perfect one without the loss of any individuality on the part of either. Their names were not Adam and Eve, but Aman and Amon, which meant the male Am and the female Am-"Am" meaning "the exalted creation of God."
These beings were made perfect, physically and spiritually. But these souls were not possessed of all the Qualities of the Great Creator Soul. In those particulars, they were inferior to the Great Creator. But, as regards this soul part of their creation, they were made in the image of their Creator. The physical or spiritual part of their creation was not in the image of their Creator, for He has no physical or spiritual body. Only their soul part was made in the image of their Creator, and not of the Substance. But this image was given a potentiality of obtaining or receiving the Substance of the Soul Qualities of their Creator-this, provided that they pursue that course, in their existence or living, which would cause their souls to receive this Soul Substance in accordance with certain operations of the laws which their Creator had prescribed. And only in obedience to these laws, or their operations, could this Substance of the Creator Soul be obtained.
Well, these creatures were not equal to the test, or, rather, requirements. And, after living awhile, they became possessed of the idea that they did not need to comply with these prescribed laws, but could obtain this Substance of their own will and power by doing that which they had been forbidden by these laws to do. And, so, in their efforts to obtain this Substance, or Divine Love, they disobeyed these laws; and, as a consequence, these potentialities of obtaining the Substance of the Creator Soul were taken from them. They then became beings still possessed of the spiritual and physical forms, and continued as souls, but not possessed of these great potentialities. And this was the fall of man.
(Mr. Padgett asked about the significance of the "apple" in the "Book of Genesis.")
The story of the apple is a myth. No apple or anything else that was intended to be eaten formed any part of the fall. It was wholly the fall of the soul's potentialities.
THE DISOBEDIENCE WAS THE GREAT, UNLAWFUL DESIRE ON THE PART OF THESE TWO TO OBTAIN THIS SOUL SUBSTANCE BEFORE THEY WERE FITTED, OR IN CONDITION, TO RECEIVE IT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THE LAWS PRESCRIBED; AND, AS A CONSEQUENCE, THEY BECAME DISOBEDIENT. AND BEING POSSESSED OF WILLS WHICH WERE NOT IN ANY WAY BOUND OR LIMITED BY THEIR CREATOR, THEY EXERCISED THESE WILLS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR DESIRES. AND, FROM THIS DISOBEDIENCE, THE WILLS OF MEN AND WOMEN HAVE CONTINUED TO ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR DESIRES, AND IN VIOLATION OF THE GREAT LAWS OF TRUTH WHICH WERE MADE FOR THE TWO CREATURES AT THE TIME OF THEIR CREATION, AND WHICH ARE THE SAME, UNCHANGEABLE LAWS OF THIS TIME.
THE SOUL SUBSTANCE THAT THESE TWO FORFEITED WAS THE DIVINE LOVE OF THEIR CREATOR, WHICH, HAD THEY, BY THEIR OBEDIENCE, BECOME POSSESSED OF, WOULD HAVE MADE THEM A PART OF HIS DIVINITY-AND, THENCE, LIKE HIM NOT ONLY IN IMAGE BUT ALSO IN SUBSTANCE AND REALITY.
THE POTENTIALITY THAT WAS TAKEN FROM THEM WAS THE PRIVILEGE THEY HAD TO OBTAIN THIS SOUL SUBSTANCE, OR DIVINE LOVE, BY COMPLYING WITH THE OBEDIENCE WHICH THESE LAWS PRESCRIBED. SO, YOU SEE, THE STORY OF GENESIS IS MERELY SYMBOLICAL.
I have nothing further to say tonight.
(Mr. Padgett asked where this spirit resided.)
I live in a sphere which is part of the Celestial Heavens. Through the Mercy of God and His Gift, declared by Jesus, I have received this potentiality and, through it, the Soul Substance which our first parents forfeited.
The name which I have given you was mine when on earth. It is Arabic and nothing else. You must know that many of the names of my time were incorporated and used in the nomenclature of other nations and races in succeeding centuries.
So, I will say good night.
Your brother in Christ,
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|Moses emphasizes the importance of the Jews learning the Truths of God, as proclaimed by Jesus.|
I AM HERE. Moses, the prophet of God of ancient days.
I have been with you on several occasions when some of the ancient spirits wrote to you, and I was much interested. I am still the faithful servant of God. But, in addition, I am a believer in Jesus who is the greatest of all the sons of the Father, and the only one of all God's messengers who brought life and immortality to light.
I could not have said this before his coming. I mean that I could not have said that other great reformers and teachers of the Truths of God had not done this because I did not know what life and immortality meant before the coming of Jesus.
No man or spirit before that time knew this great Truth.
I am now in the Celestial Heavens with many of the old prophets and seers who have received this Great Gift of the Divine Love. And many who lived and died since Jesus' time are also Celestial spirits, partaking of immortality.
I now see that many of my teachings were not true-that love did not enter into them, but rather the spirit of retaliation which is absolutely no part of the Truths of the Father. The Jews still look upon me as their great teacher and lawgiver, and many of them observe my laws literally.
And I want to tell you this fact, because I believe that when you publish the messages of the Master, should you publish also what I may write, many Jews will believe me, and also that I and many of those who taught my teachings are now engaged in showing the spirits of Jews who come into the spirit world the Truths as taught by the Master.
The Jewish nation is the most strict of all people in their beliefs in, and observances of, their religious doctrines as set forth in the Old Testament. Consequently, they will be among the last of all men to accept the Truths which I now understand and teach. But I hope that something which I may communicate to you will cause them to think and become believers and observers of this NEW REVELATION OF THE TRUTH.
THEY HAVE FOUGHT AND SUFFERED FOR THEIR RELIGION IN ALL THESE CENTURIES, AND THEY ARE STILL DOING SO. AND THE ONE GREAT THING THAT, MORE THAN ANY OTHER, HAS PREVENTED THEM FROM ACCEPTING THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS AND BELIEVING IN HIS MISSION TO MANKIND IS THAT HIS FOLLOWERS, OR THOSE WHO ATTEMPTED TO WRITE HIS TEACHINGS, AND THOSE WHO INTERPRETED THE SAME, DECLARE AND MAINTAIN THAT JESUS IS GOD, AND THAT THE TRUE GOD IS THREE INSTEAD OF ONE, WHICH, IN THE DECALOGUE, I NEVER DECLARED. THIS HAS BEEN THE GREAT STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE JEWS. AND WHEN THEY READ, AS THEY MAY, THAT JESUS, HIMSELF, DECLARED AND PROCLAIMED THAT HE IS NOT GOD BUT ONLY HIS SON, AND THAT THEY ARE ALSO HIS SONS, THEY WILL LOOK UPON HIS TEACHINGS WITH MORE TOLERANCE. MANY OF THEM WILL BE INCLINED TO ACCEPT HIS TRUTHS AND THE TRUTHS OF THE FATHER. AND JUDAISM, IN ITS RELIGIOUS ASPECT, WILL GRADUALLY DISAPPEAR, AND THE JEWS WILL BECOME A PART OF THE ONE GREAT RELIGIOUS BROTHERHOOD OF MEN. AND, AS IN OUR CELESTIAL HEAVENS, THERE WILL BE NO MORE JEW AND NO MORE GENTILE ON EARTH, BUT ALL WILL BECOME ONE IN THEIR BELIEF IN THE FATHER AND THE MISSION OF JESUS. HE WILL BE ACCEPTED AS THE MESSIAH NOT ONLY OF THE JEW BUT ALSO OF THE WHOLE WORLD. THEN, GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE WILL NOT BE A VERY SMALL MINORITY OF GOD'S CHILDREN. RATHER, THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE.
I will not write more tonight, but I feel that I must ask you to permit me to write again, as I have a mission to perform on earth to undo a work which I so effectively performed when I was the leader of my people.
As Jesus is teaching and will teach all mankind the Way to the Father and immortality, I must teach my people the way to get rid of these erroneous and false beliefs which are contained in the Old Testament.
So, thanking you, I will say good night.
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