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Chapter 64 - Disbelief as mark of ripeness for a new revalation. Comparison between the people in Noah's time and those in Jesus' time. The spiritual state of mankind.
64,1. (The Lord:) “I now see a quite odd question in you the new disciples, which consist therein that you say: ‘Yes, if the nearly total lack of faith in a true God is the actual reason of ripeness towards God, we do not understand why God during the times of Noah, when the faith of man in a true God was also totally absent, had not come to them and gave them a teaching for the free attainment of the everlasting life by their own means! Why then did God rather allowed the evil Great Flood to exterminate God-forgotten mankind?’
64,2. I say to you, that also this question is not completely mindless, and its answer must bring a great light to the relationship between God and His creatures. Thus pay attention!
64,3. The people during the times of Noah were not really that godless as you might think; they just became quite haughty and ignorant towards their well-known God and quite seriously wanted to rebel against Him and rob Him of His power. They did what they wanted; and irrespective of the still so wise laws given to them from heaven, they treaded them with the feet and did exactly the opposite.
64,4. These people hated the to them only too well-known God and were enemies of everything which belonged to the almightiness and wisdom of God. They cursed everything that came from God, even the visible creation, finally even the earth itself, and in all seriousness took the decision, to destroy the whole earth with their explosive grains. At various occasions they were warned by the people of the heights and also been punished for their daringness.
64,5. Whole nations were separated from them and guided to far away lands, whose successors are still living today and still contain old teachings, unfortunately of course not as pure anymore. But all this was in vain. They again became powerful, namely the Hanochites, whose city finally became a lot bigger than the whole, great Promised Land. Finally they subjugated the children of the heights, except the family of Noah, the only ones who stayed loyal to God.
64,6. During the times of Noah, out of pure devilment, they began to destroy the mountains, although being warned by the wise of the mountain dwellers, that beneath the mountains are the biggest water reservoirs, and if they in their foolhardiness would continue to level only one of the mountains to its base and its mass is sunk into the depth of the sea, it would cause several underground water sluices to be opened, through which in a very short time would stream so much water onto the surface, that it would rise above the high mountains and drown them all. Alas, all such warnings were not only in vain, but encouraged them even more to work on the destruction of the mountains with a nearly indescribable energy.
64,7. Noah now realized that all admonitions and instructions were fruitless, and asked God for a means to save at least a few good people and animals and food; for he saw only too clearly the sad results of the evil-foolish work of the world people of that time. Only then was he taught by God to build a container, for which he was given a plan and measurements from heaven.
64,8. When the evil fools with the hardest work demolished only the foot of one of the more significant mountains, the reward for their work already showed. The huge weightiness of the actual high mountain, whose support were demolished, started to sink into the depth, and drove the most terrible water masses in mighty streams to the surface of the earth. Naturally also the air, namely by the many hot water streams, was filled with very thick vapours and clouds, and the rain started to fall down in streams, contributing to the rise of the water above the mountains. More than a third of the whole continent of Asia was flooded, and all Hanochites, who already regarded themselves as all mankind of the earth, perished, and their city also sank into the depth of the earth.
64,9. From this My quite short, but most true representation of the pre-Noah people, it is clear, that they were not at all unfamiliar with God, but they wanted to rise above Him, and this fact very much proves, that they were not unfamiliar about Him.
64,10. Their hate against God simply originated from the fact that they had to die, and this quite often already after thirty to forty years, while under the impression that the mountain dwellers, who reached a very high age, were immortal. For that reason they became very angry with God and quite seriously planned, since they had to die, to also destroy everything else, in defiance of God.
64,11. If so and not otherwise, could you state in yourself, that the people at that stage were also ripe like now?! Look at the people of the earth! How many are there even among the Jews, who truly believe in a God and livingly truly put their trust in Him? Almost all of them only have a habitual faith, but in their hearts they are totally godless, and it does not occur to them, that truly a God could exist, - and if there exist one, He is not at all concerned about the mortal people, there prayers and sacrifices. He only created man, so that they could work and cultivate His earth. This is the actual believe even of the better Jews, - the worse does not believe in nothing anymore anyhow.
64,12. Again others who still belong to the older Jews, as there are some in Samaria, say: ‘The statues of Moses are good and one should keep them, irrespective if they originate from God or just from Moses. Who keeps the statues does not do wrong, irrespective if there exists a God or not. One should do good for the sake its being good, and avoid evil because it is evil.
64,13. From such wisdom it again becomes clear, that the living faith in God is not present at all. And the way faith in God is applied in the temple, you yourself know just too well, and it is not necessary to waste another word about it. Since where there is no conscience anymore to abolish the commandments of God and put in its place worldly statues as holy and as if given by God, all faith in a true God has fully come to an end! Before Me, you were still searching for something divine in the temple and kept its statues as far as possible, - but the existence of a true God even you doubted, and your faith was a habit already from the cradle, which would be quite difficult for you to abandon, since you had nothing better to replace it with and your old habitual faith became part of your life’s nature. Therefore also your faith was good as none whatsoever.
64,14. Also with the Jews, as the chosen nation of God, no faith exist anymore; if however, there cannot be searched and found any faith with them anymore, how can it be searched and found among the heathens?! During earlier times they still believed in their idols and oracles; now they believe in nothing anymore. They still practise the external ceremonies and customs, but faith has vanished a long time ago.
64,15. Only in Egypt does there exist a few scholars of Plato, Socrates and Aristotles, who still accept the possibility of a highest God, but not any known God-being; but they also think that a person through an extremely austere life can get to the point, to feel the divine spirit in certain holy moments and during such feeling be able to cast some bright glances into the future. No mortal however, can get any further than that. What happens to man after his bodily death, was a Gordian knot which nobody could disentangle. There exist many sagas and opinions about it, which activate a little hope in man, but nowhere any certainty can be found.
64,16. This is how the best part of the heathens think about it. If so, as you now easily can see and understand, it is also clear, that precisely now a ripeness between Creator and creatures has emerged, by which man has reached a state, to be taught by God without harming their life independence and be guided and brought to their God-resembling life’s completion. - Do you understand this well?”
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