GGJ04-72

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Chapter 72 - John urges Zorel to adopt a better way of life.

72,1. After a short while John says to Zorel: “I can not dispute that your mind has come up with some arguments which are not without foundation; but they fit your life very badly or not at all, as your soul itself was always sufficiently developed to distinguish ‘false’ from ‘true’. If a soul can distinguish good from evil as acutely as in your case, but does not do so, then it is guilty of a sin against its own judgement and conscience. He who sins against his judgement and his conscience, can only be cleansed from the vile residue of his past sins by true remorse and repentance, before God accepts him.

72,2. You wish to and should become a better man! If you agree, you must also see that you yourself are guilty of all your evil deeds. If so, it is now up to you to realise that it is not right to shift the blame to someone else. You yourself should recognize it as your guilt alone and therefore feel true remorse, as in many cases you selected the true or the good quite correctly, but in your actions you decided to do the opposite.

72,3. Yes, if you were not to have the slightest idea about the concept of pure truth and therefore of the good in you and were to remain only in a state of dark superstition, as the story of your life suggests, your actions - no matter how evil if judged purely in a rational way - could not form part of your guilt and you would be just as innocent as your tiger or your lump of rock which became human beings. Nobody would have the right to say to you: ‘Better yourself, repent your misdeeds and make proper atonement so that you can become pleasing in the eyes of the true God!’

72,4. You would then have to be educated in the complete truth, shown the right way and guided for some distance along that path! If somebody who has been fully taught this truth, should however revert to his old wrong ways and commit evil deeds as before, he would certainly commit a sin because he would be acting contrary to his own firm conviction and consigning his own conscience to chaotic turmoil. Hence your graphic word pictures are only valid for people who, like animals, have never known any truth. You are however not a layman regarding the real truth as you recognise it nearly as well as I do and have done so for some time. Moreover, your conscience has also always reproached you about all your evil deeds but you paid little attention to it and always tried to calm it down with all kinds of false reasoning. You always felt remorse each time you did something evil against your own judgement and your conscience; but until now you have not gone as far as to repent and truly better yourself.

72,5. It is for this reason that the Lord God has allowed you to suffer great misery. Now you have nothing as even your former slave trader companion has deserted you and is already in Europe spending his considerable profits. You now stand here naked and seek assistance. It will be given to you; but first you have to make yourself worthy of it in that you, of your own free will, shall adopt only the truthful and the good in your future active life. Only then will you be truly helped both now and forever.

72,6. However if you persist in behaving in a manner which you know as well as I is deceitful and evil, you will remain wretched for the rest of your life. As to how it will appear to be in the hereafter, since a life of purity follows the demise of the body, your own common sense can provide quite a good answer, if you only keep in mind that this temporal life is the seed and the life in the beyond the eternal fruit.

72,7. If you plant a noble, healthy seed in the rich earth of this your own garden of life, you will also harvest noble fruit but if you only sow thistle and thorn seeds in that soil, you will one day harvest the fruit from the seed you have used! You certainly already know that no figs grow on thistle stalks and no grapes on thorn bushes!

72,8. Look, I have not passed judgement on you but only shown you what you should do in future. My words were not harsh and my voice was soft! Take my words to heart and I assure you, as a friend and with my life, that you will not ever regret it!”

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