HHG2-150

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Chapter 150 - THE FORWARD ABEDAM IS HUMBLED BY THE STRANGER

150,1. Here the stranger turned to Abedam and said to him: "Brother and friend Abedam, if my surely important objections upset you so much that at the next one you even mean to talk me down and beyond all mountains, behold, you can do this presently; and once you have secured your seeming victory you have protected Enoch and yourself from all future arguments about life and love.

150,2. "However, I reckon that, life being no child's play but a matter of great earnest, such objections should certainly be of greater importance than your own comfort.

150,3. "Besides, so far I have not bothered you with a question; why, then, do you want to blow where you are not burning in the least?

150,4. "However, as I said before, if you feel inclined to thoroughly talk me down, begin straight away and it will show in the end who will remain the victor on this battlefield.

150,5. "I trust that in this battle you will be by far the loser.

150,6. "So compose yourself well if you should still be inclined to engage with me in a battle of words.

150,7. "My wisdom annoys you because it is superior to yours, particularly now that you fancy having eaten wisdom by the spoonful through the presence of Jehovah, by Whose side you were constantly, and all your brothers in the evening are supposed to be more ignorant than you so that you might let them thoroughly feel your superior wisdom.

150,8. "Do you not know and have you never heard that alone love, patience, humility and meekness are the main supports of all wisdom?

150,9. "Can you maintain that this is within you since you are taking offence at me, and that for the sole reason that you consider me of deeper insight and wiser than you?

150,10. "Yes, for this very reason you dare accuse even God, the eternal Loyalty and Truth, of being in a quandary!

150,11. "Abedam, look, look for once into your heart! What must it be like if already today it can repudiate the One from Whom only yesterday it received the greatest, most wondrous benefits?

150,12. "Has the high Abedam not deserved better than that now you want to repudiate Him and in a loveless manner, jealous of my wisdom, talk me down and beyond all mountains?

150,13. "Oh how poorly you must have grasped Abedam's words!

150,14. When would He have ordered anyone to begrudge another's wisdom?

150,15. "How can you ever claim true wisdom if your heart is full of anger?

150,16. "So purify at first your heart, and it will become evident how much wisdom can be accommodated in the same.

150,17. "Do you understand this? - I tell you: Either understand it or argue with me. For I fully measure up to your strength; because I know you and the high Abedam better than you do."

150,18. These words penetrated Abedam's heart so that in his great remorse he began to weep, and he asked the unknown brother's forgiveness concluding his entreaty with these words:

150,19. "Brother, since in all wisdom you surpass me a thousand fold - which I have just in all clarity gathered from your truly heavenly pure and true admonitory speech - and also come from the evening region, do become my helper and substitute. For what can I do in my great foolishness?

150,20. "Surely the high Abedam endowed me with that office merely that I may test my humility, which I now see all the more clearly; so it will surely be right and proper for you to become my substitute."

150,21. But the stranger replied: "Do you think the high Abedam wanted to playa so-called joke on you? -- Oh, then you have not recognized and comprehended Him!

150,22. "Behold, when He has called someone, He has also certainly foreordained why He has called him. Yet with all that He does not heap wisdom onto the back of the thus called, who must acquire it himself on the roads He has shown him and faithfully mapped out through many thousands of words.

150,23. "So remain what you were called for, and walk on the roads pointed out to you and you will fully master the conferred office; - This you shall well understand and then act accordingly."

150,24. These words rolled like loud thunder through Abedam's soul, and Enoch and all the patriarchs were amazed at the great wisdom of the stranger.

150,25. “Thereupon Adam said to Seth and to the others: Truly, I must confess it, the wisdom of this stranger is great.

150,26. "Had he come from the region of the morning I would think that behind him there was already Purista's flame; but from the evening this is surely unthinkable."

150,27. Thereupon the stranger replied to Adam: "What are you talking about? Did not even Asmahael come to you from the lowlands on the Pre-Sabbath? Why should not also a wise brother be found in the evening?

150,28. "Behold, there your judgment is wrong." And to this Adam knew no reply.

150,29. Then the stranger turned to Enoch and asked him for the solution to his argument; but Enoch asked the stranger to first voice his own opinion on it, whereupon his answer would be a Yes and surely not a No.

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