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Spiritual Teachings and Universal Truths
Copyright © 1998 by Raphael. All rights reserved.
Teachings Concerning God
would like for me to enlighten you concerning God, but what can I
tell you that you would understand? Most
of you do not understand the lowest creatures around you.
You do not even understand yourselves to the correct degree.
You cannot comprehend the composition of the smallest stone, or the most
insignificant worm of the fields. You
do not know the facts of the most commonplace objects that you see everyday, and
yet you would ask me to teach you about the Supreme Being, to give you
understanding of someone purely spiritual!
for the majority of you, due to your materialistic mentality and/or religious
confinement that is impossible, since you lack all conceptions required to
enable you to grasp these mighty truths. Only
by changing your way of thinking, and accepting the fact that the first step of
your spiritual progress is a spiritual education, can you ever hope to
comprehend these teachings and benefit both spiritually and physically from
them. Having said that, there is one
thing that each of you can reason out for yourself by logical thinking and that
is - There must be some cause for the
existence of everything and everyone in Creation.
It's absurd and extremely illogical to believe that Creation
"evolved" from an absolute nothingness or that Creation created
itself! Doesn't the word Creation
logically imply that there must be a Creator?
it is impossible to conceive of a clock without assuming the existence of a
clock maker, it is impossible to conceive of the greatest and most accurate
timepieces of all, the Universes (yes, there are many Universes) without
assuming the existence of a great Master jeweler who built these timepieces with
their billions upon billions of wheels, all of them so perfectly geared and
running so accurately, that the astronomers of today can calculate what the
exact relative positions of the various wheels will be thousands of years from
now. The Creator of these
timepieces, whose greatness, origin and composition surpass the grasp of the
human mind, is known to you as God. It
should be obvious to everyone that a God must exist.
Only a fool would say there is no God, a fool who is being deceived by
the Evil Spiritual Powers of Darkness.
to the nature of God, that is something which I cannot explain to you, any
more than I can explain the cause of the divine existence.
If God Himself tried to explain these truths to you it would be like
trying to explain the calculations of a planet's orbit to a five year old child,
who would naturally lack all knowledge of astronomy and mathematics and of all
the principles, formulas and equations involved.
If it takes astronomers months to calculate the orbit of a single planet
or star, a child unfamiliar with the first inklings of science and math would be
driven mad, if it were attempted to teach him something utterly beyond the reach
of his understanding. In the same
way you would be driven out of your senses if God were to try to fill your mind
with ideas which are quite incomprehensible to you and which your understanding
could not assimilate. You have been
created with a limited mental capacity. I
suggest that you accept this fact.
these two questions aside, there is much I
can teach you concerning God that you
may not know.
reasoning teaches you that God is a creative spirit, endowed with a will, Who
orders all things sagely, and similarly, you are convinced of His omnipotence,
wisdom and greatness, so far as the human mind is capable of grasping the same.
Many of you know the way in which He rules the world; you know His
wonders and His love and mercy for His creatures.
What I can teach you is a more precise
knowledge of the truths to be found in the original Holy Scriptures
relating to God and His attributes, and to call your attention to erroneous
ideas, falsehoods, fantasies, and absurdities contained in the false teachings
of the various false religious cults, which include all the religions in the
that God is a spirit is one thing on which most religions agree.
A point on which they do not agree, however, is whether or not this
spirit has shape. Many people think
that shape is associated with matter only, but not with spirit.
This is a mistake. Material
forms are images of spiritual forms, and since all material things have form and
shape, so too, have all spiritual things, and so also, has God.
In fact, everything and everyone, in either the material or the spiritual
world, has shape.
perfection of form, a statement that is equally true of the realm of the
ethereal. (Ethereal energy is
exceptionally delicate and refined spiritual energy.)
God is the perfection of beauty, and therefore, also the perfection of
shape. God as an integral, thinking
and planning being is a personality,
and there can be no such thing as a personality, an "ego" without form
God as the
highest spirit differs from all created spirits, and difference is possible only
where distinguishing features exist. Again,
features can exist only where there is shape and form.
God's shape and form, His appearance, is that of a man, though He is not
human nor is He similar to any created spirit in composition.
He created humans in His image.
Inasmuch as God possesses shape and
personality, He is not omnipresent in the sense in which you understand the
It is true that He is aware of all things and of all events through the
force that emanates from Him, because everything in existence owes its being,
its perpetuation and its functions solely to the force disseminated by God.
Through His power He maintains contact with everything that exists,
nothing can escape His notice. Also,
His spiritual messengers, the angels, report to Him what He desires to know
concerning everything and everyone that exists, but as a personified spirit He
is not everywhere at the same time. It
is impossible for any spirit to be located in two or more different places at
the same time.
references in the original Holy Scriptures, as well as the ones carried over
into the falsified scriptures known to you as the Bible, relating to God are not
figurative or allegorical, but literal, with the reservation that what you
accept in a material sense should be accepted in a spiritual one as applying to
God. God's throne and God's
habitation do exist. God is also
able to visit all parts of His Creation in person.
You are of course familiar with many historical accounts, in which it is
mentioned that God has come and gone. These
are not fables or myths.
God's Creation I can tell you that God has planned its government and is the
absolute ruler of all spirits who exist. Spirits
of God stand watch over each human being in Creation and they report on whatever
happens. Each of you has a Recording
Angel and also a Guardian Angel that are always present and report to God on
your every thought, word and action on a regular basis.
Consequently, nothing can take place with any human without being known
to God, and for this reason you speak of God as being omniscient.
In this you are right, although in one respect you exaggerate His
omniscience, perhaps through fear of detracting from His greatness.
religions teach that God also knows how humans will act of their own free will
at some future time, but in this respect they are incorrect.
God knows everything that has taken and is taking place.
He knows the past and the present. He
knows the thoughts of the spirits He has created, and as for the future, He
knows those destinies that He Himself has planned for His creatures, but He has
no foreknowledge of those future events which men and women may shape by the
exercise of their free will. He does
not know beforehand what a created spirit of His will do of its own will in all
circumstances. For this reason He
tests His creatures. To do this
would be superfluous and to no purpose if the outcome of the tests were known to
God beforehand and God does not do anything without a purpose.
foreknowledge on God's part of actions within the control of His creatures would
have to be predicated on laws making future decisions compulsory and thereby,
eliminating the exercise of free will. To
assert that something will depend on the free exercise of will, and yet be
predestined, is in itself a contradiction. Anything
of which God had a definite foreknowledge, would necessarily happen, because
even God's knowledge is subject to His eternal laws, for example, the law that
two and two make four applies to God as well as to every other spirit.
absence of anything that might serve as a basis, there can be no knowledge or
foreknowledge, not even on the part of God, because even He is bound by the
axiom; "Nothing exists without a reason."
If God knew to a certainty how His created spirits were going to act of
their own free will in future situations, there would have to be a reason for
His knowledge, and the only possible reason would be, that God so forcefully
influences the exercise of that free will, that only one course is left open.
This, however, would eliminate any freedom of choice on the part of His
future decisions made by His created spirits, does not indicate that God is in
any way imperfect, but is the necessary outcome of the freedom of will, the
greatest gift God could have bestowed upon His creatures.
Just as there are many things which God cannot do because they are
self-contradictory, as for example, not even He can make two and two equal five,
so He cannot create a free agent whose future actions would be bound to occur.
decide, and being forced to decide in a certain way, are two things that
conflict inherently, and absolute certainty that an event will take place
invariably presupposes that it must take place.
This is a truth that none of the "theologians" can refute, let
them write what books they will to prove the contrary.
Their conclusions are fallacies that serve only to bewilder mankind!
They are completely in the wrong when they assert that for God there is
only a present, and not a future, and that everything that is going to happen,
even the voluntary actions of His creatures, is an accomplished fact in His
eyes, and therefore known to Him.
No more than
a house that you may be planning to erect is already built, are the events of
the future accomplished facts with God. I
would like to add in conclusion that the very idea of freedom of choice means
that there is a question whether the events dependent on such choice will occur
at all, and if so, just how they will occur.
If you have
a logical and reasoning mind you know that I am telling you the truth about
this, as I have done in everything else. You
have had and will have plenty of proof of the fact that I am a truthful person,
you will accept this proof if you can think for yourself.
And if you
are not one of the manipulated, mind-controlled people who are under the power
of the false religious cults and/or absurd scientific theories in the world
today, you will recognize this proof.
When I tell
you that God has no foreknowledge of the voluntary actions of people, I am not
detracting from His greatness, it is the false cult religions who would dishonor
God by teaching the contrary and thereby picturing Him to mankind in an
incorrect and evil way. There are
many people who deny the existence of God because they cannot conceive of a
deity capable of creating beings, knowing them with absolute certainty, to be
predestined to everlasting suffering and misery.
many other incorrect teachings that religions teach is the doctrine of eternal
damnation. According to this
"doctrine" God has created billions of human beings with the full and
unalterable assurance that they are to be everlastingly damned.
Such a God would not be a God; he would be a devil.
Not even the most degenerate human father would knowingly send his child
to unending torment and yet the false religions ask you to believe that your
Heavenly Father, with His infinite love and mercy, is capable of a degree of
barbarity which in a human father would be unthinkable.
His trials in order to learn how people will act when put to the test, and what
course they will choose. He seeks to
learn how people will think, speak, and act in the hour of their greatest
adversity. For that reason, all
trials to which He subjects people would be mere farces, if He knew their
outcome in advance.
God Who knows the hearts of His creatures full well can foretell very closely
what course they will decide upon, and some people also have this faculty to a
great degree. If you know the
character of a fellow human, you are able to predict with reasonable certainty
how he will behave and decide in any given circumstance, but all of this is mere
conjecture, and is not the point at issue. I
was speaking of an infallibly certain foreknowledge of a course of action which
is determined by the exercise of free will, and such unerring foreknowledge is
possessed by no spirit, not even by God Himself.
Consequently, God cannot foresee that some or a great many of the spirits
He has created will forsake Him, and naturally He cannot know in advance which
of them will do so. He knows only
that there is a possibility of such defections, by reason of the fact that the
spiritual beings He has created are free to act as they might choose.
If God had
the positive foreknowledge, as the false religious so-called doctrines teach,
that beings which He creates will abuse their liberty of action by deserting
Him, He would not have called them into existence at all but would have created
only those who would forever be loyal.
two other grave errors in the conception of God entertained by the false
religions and of these I will speak very briefly, because they will be discussed
at greater length in another chapter.
so-called Christian religions teach of the union of three persons in one
Godhead, maintaining that there are three Spirits, each of which is a true
Deity, but which, when united, are one God as to substance.
This is a piece of human fallacy and is an outrageous absurdity!
There is no union of three persons and no Trinity in the sense in which
they teach. God is an individual person. Only
the Creator is God. All other
spirits are God's creatures. None of
them is the Creator's equal.
as I stated above, the false religions teach of a God Who inflicts eternal
punishment and they teach of an everlasting Hell.
Hell is not everlasting. God
has eternal Love! He does not
condemn any creature eternally. All
those who have incurred the guilt of deserting Him will ultimately return unto
Him. That is the truth, as I will
prove to you in another chapter.
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