Iesus Setteth Free
The Caged Birds
The Blind Man Who Denied
That Others Saw
1. AND as Jesus was going to
Jericho there met him a man with a cage full of birds which he had caught
and some young doves. And he saw how they were in misery having lost their
liberty, and moreover being tormented with hunger and thirst.
2. And he said unto the man,
What doest thou with these? And the man answered, I go to make my living
by selling these birds which I have taken.
3. And Jesus said, What thinkest
thou, if another, stronger than thou or with greater craft, were to catch
thee and bind thee, or thy wife, or thy children, and cast thee into a
prison, in order to sell thee into captivity for his own profit, and to
make a living?
4. Are not these thy fellow
creatures, only weaker than thou? And doth not the same God our Father-Mother
care for them as for thee? Let these thy little brethren and sisters go
forth into freedom and see that thou do this thing no more, but provide
honestly for thy living.
5. And the man marvelled at
these words and at his authority, and he let the birds go free. So when
the birds came forth they flew unto Jesus and stood on his shoulder and
sang unto him.
6. And the man inquired further
of his doctrine, and he went his way, and learnt the craft of making baskets,
and by this craft he earned his bread, and afterwards he brake his cages
and his traps, and became a disciple of Jesus.
7. AND Jesus beheld a man
working on the Sabbath, and he said unto him, Man, if thou knowest not
the law in the spirit; but if thou knowest not, thou art accursed and a
transgresor of the law.
8. And again Jesus said unto
his disciples, what shall be done unto these servants who, knowing their
Lord’s will, prepare not themselves for his coming, neither do according
to his will?
9. Verily I say unto you,
They that know their Master’s will, and do it not, shall be beaten with
many stripes. But they who not knowing their Master’s will, do it not,
shall be beaten with but few stripes. To whomsoever much is given, of them
is much required. And to whom little is given from them is required but
10. AND there was a certain
man who was blind from his birth. And he denied that there were such things
as Sun, Moon, and Stars, or that colour existed. And they tried in vain
to persuade him that other people saw them; and they led him to Jesus,
and he anointed his eyes and made him to see.
11. And he greatly rejoiced
with wonder and fear, and confessed that before he was blind. And now after
this, he said, I see all, I know everything, I am god.
12. And Jesus again said unto
him, How canst thou know all? Thou canst not see through the walls of thine
house, nor read the thoughts of thy fellow men, nor understand the language
of birds, or of beasts. Thou canst not even recall the events of thy former
life, conception, or birth.
13. Remember with humility
how much remains unknown to thee, yea, unseen, and doing so, thou mayest
see more clearly.
Iesus Teacheth Concerning
The Blessing of Children
1. AND it came to pass that
when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee and came
into the coasts of Judea beyond Jordan; and great multitudes followed him
and he healed them there.
2. The Pharisees also came
unto him, tempting him and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put
away a wife for every cause?
3. And he answered and said
unto them, In some nations, one man hath many wives, and putteth away whom
he will for a just cause; and in some, a woman hath many husbands, and
putteth away whom she will for a just cause; and in others, one man is
joined to one woman, in mutual love, and this is the first and the better
4. For have ye not read that
God who made them at the beginning, made them male and female, and said,
For this cause shall a man or a woman leave father and mother, and shall
cleave to his wife or her husband, and they twain shall be one flesh.
5. Wherefore they are no more
twain, but one flesh. What therefore God have joined together, let not
man put asunder.
6. They said unto him, Why
did Moses then command to give a writting of divorcement? He saith unto
them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put
away your wives. even as he permitted you to eat flesh, for many causes,
but from the beginning it was not so.
7. And I say unto you, Whosoever
shall put away a wife, except it be for a just cause, and shall marry another
in her place, committeth adultery. His disciples say unto him, If the case
of the man be so with his wife it is not good to marry.
8. But he said unto them All
cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are
some, celibates who were so born from their mother’s womb, and there are
some, which were made celibates of men, and there be some, who have made
themselves celibates for the kingdom of Heaven’s sake. He that is able
to receive it, let him receive it.
9. THEN there came unto him
little children that he should put his hands on them and bless them, and
the disciples rebuked them.
10. But Jesus said, Suffer
little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the
kingdom of Heaven. And he laid his hands on them and blessed them.
11. AND as he entered into
a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood
afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus Master, have
mercy on us.
12. And when he saw them,
he said unto them Go, shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to
pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he
saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God
and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a
13. And Jesus answering said,
Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found
that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto
him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
Iesus Teacheth Concerning
The Riches Of This World
And the Washing Of Hands
And Eating Of Uncleaned Meats
1. AND, behold, one came and
said unto him. Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have
eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is
none good but one, that is, God; but if thou wilt enter into life, keep
the commandments. He saith unto him, which be they?
2. Jesus said, What teacheth
Moses? Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt
not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, honor thy father and thy
mother and thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith
unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up; what lack I yet?
3. Jesus said unto him, If
thou wilt be perfect go and sell that thou hast in abundance, and give
to those who have not, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come
and follow me.
4. But when the young man
heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions,
yea, more than satisfied his needs.
5. Then said Jesus unto his
disciple, Verily I say unto you, that the rich man shall hardly enter into
the kingdom of Heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel
to go through the ‘gate of the needle’s eye” than for a rich person to
enter into the kingdom of God.
6. When his disciples heard
it, they were exeedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus
beheld them, and said unto them, For the carnal mind this is impossible,
but with the spiritual mind all things are possible.
7. And I say. unto you, Make
not to yourselves friends of the Mammon of unrighteousness that when ye
fail they may receive you into their earthly habitations; but rather of
the true riches, even the Wisdom of God, that so ye may be received into
everlasting mansions which fade not away.
8. Then Peter, said unto him,
Behold we have forsaken all and followed thee. And Jesus said unto them,
Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration,
when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall
sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel, but the things
of this world it is not mine to give.
9. And everyone that hath
forsaken riches, houses, friends, for the kingdom of Heaven’s sake and
its righteousness, shall receive a hundred fold in the age to come and
shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last,
and many that are last shall be first.
10. AND there came unto him
certain of the Scribes and Pharisees who had seen one of his disciples
eat with unwashen hands.
11. And they found fault,
for the Jews eat not except they have first washen their hands and many
other things observe they, in the washing of Cups and of vessels and of
12. And they said, Why, walk
not all thy disciples after the tradition of the elders, for we saw one
who did eat with unwashed hands?
13. And Jesus said, Well hath
Moses commanded you to be clean, and to keep your bodies clean, and your
vessels clean, but ye have added things which ofttimes cannot be observed
by every one at all times and in all places.
14. Hearken unto me therefore,
not only unclean things entering into the body of man defile the man, but
much more do evil thoughts and unclean, which pour from the heart of man,
defile the inner man and defile others also. Therefore take heed to your
thoughts and cleanse your hearts and let your food be pure.
15. These things ought ye
to do, and not to leave the others undone. Whoso breaketh the law of purification
of necessity, are blameless, for they do it not of their own will, neither
despising the law which is just and good. For cleanliness in all things
is great gain.
16. Be ye not followers of
evil fashions of the world even in appearance; for many are led into evil
by the outward seeming, and the likeness of evil.
The Confession of
Christ the True Rock
1. AGAIN Jesus sat near the
sea, in a circle of twelve palm trees, where he oft resorted, and the Twelve
and their fellows came unto him, and they sat under the shade of the trees,
and the holy One’ taught them sitting in their midst.
2. And Jesus said unto them,
Ye have heard what men in the world say concerning me, but whom do ye say
that I am? Peter rose up with Andrew his brother and said, Thou art the
Christ, the Son of the living God, who descendeth from heaven and
dwelleth in the hearts of them who believe and obey unto righteousness.
And the rest rose up and said, each after his own manner, These words are
true, so we believe.
3. And Jesus answered them
saying, Blessed are ye my twelve who believe, for flesh and blood hath
not revealed this unto you, but the spirit of God which dwelleth in you.
I indeed am the way, the Truth and the Life; and the Truth understandeth
4. All truth is in God, and
I bear witness unto the truth. I am the true Rock, and on this Rock do
I build my Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it,
and out of this Rock shall flow rivers of living water to give life to
the peoples of the earth.
5. Ye are my chosen twelve.
In me, the Head and and Corner stone, are the twelve foundations of my
house builded on the rock, and on you in me shall my Church be built, and
in truth and righteousness shall my Church be established.
6. And ye shall sit on twelve
thrones and send forth light and truth to all the twelve tribes of Israel
after the Spirit, and I will be with you, even unto the end of the world.
7. But there shall arise after
you, men of perverse minds who shall through ignorance or through craft,
suppress many things which I have spoken unto you, and lay to me things
which I never taught, sowing tares among the good wheat which I have given
you to sow in the world.
8. Then shall the truth of
God endure the contradiction of sinners, for thus it hath been, and thus
it will be. But the time cometh when the things which they have hidden
shall be revealed and made known, and the truth shall make free those which
9. One is your Master, all
ye are brethren, and one is not greater than another in the place which
I have given unto you, for ye have one Master, even Christ, who is over
you and with you and in you, and there is no inequality among my twelve,
or their fellows.
10. All are equally near unto
me. Strive ye not therefore for the first place, for ye are all first,
because ye are the foundation stones and pillars of the Church, built on
the truth which is in me and in you, and the truth and the law shall ye
establish for all, as shall be given unto you.
11. Verily when ye and your
fellows agree together touching anything in my Name, I am in the midst
of you and with you.
12. Woe is the time when the
spirit of the world entereth into the Church, and my doctrines and precepts
are made void through the corruption of men and of women. Woe is the world
when the Light is hidden. Woe is the world when these things shall be.
13. AT that time Jesus lifted
his voice and said, I thank thee, O most righteous Parent, Creator of Heaven
and Earth, that though these things are hidden from the wise and the prudent,
they are nevertheless revealed unto babes.
14. No one knoweth thee, save
the Son, who is the Daughter of man. None do know the Daughter or the Son
save they to whom the Christ is revealed, who is the Two in One.
15. Come unto me all ye that
labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon
you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find
rest unto your souls. For my yoke is equal and it is easy, my burden is
light and presseth not unequally.
Seeking For Signs
The Unclean Spirit
1. THEN certain of the Scribes
and of the Pharisees answered saying, Master we would see a sign from thee.
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh
after a sign and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the
2. Yea, as Jonas was three
days and three nights in the whale’s belly, so shall the Son of Man be
three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, and after he shall
3. The men of Nineveh shall
rise in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, because they
repented at the preaching of Jonas, and behold a greater than Jonas is
4. The Queen of the South
shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it;
for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of
Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
5. AGAIN he said: When the
unclean spirit is gone out of any, he walketh through dry places seeking
rest, and finding none it saith, I will return into my house from whence
I came out. And when he is come he findeth it empty, swept and garnished,
for they asked not the Good Spirit to dwell within them, and be their eternal
6. Then he goeth and taketh
with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in
and dwell there, and the last state of all such is worse than the first.
Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation, which refuseth
entrance to the Spirit of God.
7. For I say unto you, whosoever
blasphemeth the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven them; but whoso blasphemeth
the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven them either in this age, or in
the next, for they resist the Light of God, by the false traditions of
8. WHILE, he yet talked to
the people, behold his parents and his brethren and his sisters stood without,
desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold thy father and
thy mother, and thy brethren and thy sisters stand without, desiring to
speak with thee.
9. But he answered and said
unto him that told him; Who is my father and who is my mother? and who
are my brethren and my sisters?
10. And he stretched forth
his hand towards his disciples and said, Behold my father and my mother,
my brethren and sisters, and my children! For whosoever shall do the will
Of my Parent Who is in Heaven the same is my father and my mother, my brother
and my sister, my son and my daughter.
11. AND there were some Pharisees,
who were covetous and proud of their riches, and he said unto them, Take
heed unto yourselves, and beware of covetousness, for a man’s life consisteth
not in the abundance of things which he possesseth.
12. And he spake a parable
unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully;
and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have
no room where to bestow my fruits?
13. And he said, This will
I do; I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow
all my fruits and my goods.
14. And I will say to my soul,
thou hast much goods laid up for many years, take thine ease, drink and
15. But God said unto him,
Thou fool, this night thy life shall be required of thee; then whose shall
those things be, which thou hast provided?
16. So are they that lay up
treasures for themselves, and are not rich in good works to them that need,
and are in want.
The Transfiguration on the
The Giving of the Law
1. AFTER six days, when the
Feast of Tabernacles was nigh at hand, Jesus taketh the twelve and bringeth
them up into a high mountain apart, and as he was praying the fashion of
his countenance was changed, and he was transfigured before them, and his
face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
2. And, behold, there appeared
unto them Moses and Elias talking with him and spake of the Law, and of
his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
3.. And Moses spake, saying,
This is he of whom I foretold, saying, A prophet from the midst of thy
brethren, like unto me shall the Eternal send unto you, and that which
the Eternal speaketh unto him, shall he speak unto you, and unto him shall
ye hearken, and whoso will not obey shall bring upon themselves their own
4. Then Peter said unto Jesus,
Lord, it is good for us to be here; if thou wilt let us make here three
tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5. While he yet spake, behold
a bright cloud overshadowed them, and twelve rays as of the sun issued
from behind the cloud, and a voice came out of the cloud, which said, This
is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
6. And when the disciples
heard it, they fell on their faces and were sore amazed, and Jesus came
and touched them and said, Arise and be not afraid. And when they had lifted
up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. And the six glories were
seen upon him.
7. AND Jesus said unto them,
Behold a new law I give unto you, which is not new but old. Even as Moses
gave the Ten Commandments to Israel after the flesh, so also I give unto
you the Twelve for the Kingdom of Israel after the Spirit.
8. For who are the Israel
of God ? Even they of every nation and tribe who work righteousness, love
mercy and keep my commandments, these are the true Israel of God. And standing
upon his feet, Jesus spake, saying:
9. Hear O Israel, JOVA, thy
God is One; many are My seers, and My prophets. In Me all live and move,
and have subsistence.
14. Ye shall not take away
the life of any creature for your pleasure, nor for your profit. nor yet
11. Ye shall not steal the
goods of any, nor gather lands and riches to yourselves, beyond your need
12. Ye shall not eat the flesh,
nor drink the blood of any slaughtered creature, nor yet any thing which
bringeth disorder to your health or senses.
13. Ye shall not make impure
marriages, where love and health are not, nor yet corrupt yourselves, or
any creature made pure by the Holy.
14. Ye shall not bear false
witness against any, nor wilfully deceive any by a lie to hurt them.
15. Ye shall not do unto others,
as ye would not that others should do unto you.
16. Ye shall worship One Eternal,
the Father-Mother in Heaven, of Whom are all things, and reverence the
17. Ye shall revere your fathers
and your mothers on earth, whose care is for you, and all the Teachers
18. Ye shall cherish and protect
the weak, and those who are oppressed, and all creatures that suffer wrong.
19. Ye shall work with your
hands the things that are good and seemly; so shalt ye eat the fruits Of
the earth, and live long in the land.
20. Ye shall purify yourselves
daily and rest the Seventh Day from labour, keeping holy the Sabbaths and
the Festival of your God.
21. Ye shall do unto others
as ye would that others should do unto you.
22. And when the disciples
heard these words, they smote upon their breasts, saying: Wherein we have
offended. O God forgive us: and may thy wisdom, love and truth within us
incline our hearts to love and keen this Holy Law.
23. And Jesus said unto them,
My yoke is equal and my burden light, if ye will to bear it, to you it
will be easy. Lay no other burden on those that enter into the kingdom,
but only these necessary things.
24. This is the new Law unto
the Israel of God, and the Law is within, for it is the Law of Love, and
it is not new but old. Take heed that ye add nothing to this law, neither
take anything from it. Verily I say unto you, they who believe and obey
this law shall be saved, and they who know and obey it not, shall be lost.
25. But as in Adam all die
so in Christ shall all be made alive. And the disobedient shall be purged
through many fires; and they who persist shall descend and shall perish
26. And as they came down
from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man,
until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
27. His disciples asked him,
saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? And Jesus
answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come and restore all
28. But I say unto you, that
Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever
they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the
disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
The Spirit Giveth
The Rich Man and the Beggar
1. AND when they were come
down from the Mount one of his disciples asked him, Master, if a man keep
not all these commandments shall he enter into Life? And he said, the Law
is good in the letter without the spirit is dead, but the spirit maketh
the letter alive.
2. Take ye heed that ye obey
from the heart, and in the spirit of love, all the Commandments which I
have given unto you.
3. It hath been written, Thou
shalt not kill, but I say unto you, if any hate and desire to slay, they
are guilty of the law, yea, if they cause hurt or torture to any Innocent
Creature they are guilty, But if they kill to put an end to suffering which
cannot be healed, they are not guilty, if they do it quickly and in love.
4. It hath been said, Thou
shalt not steal, but I say unto you, if any, not content with that which
they have, desire and seek after that which is another’s or if they withhold
that which is just from the worker, they have stolen in their heart already,
and their guilt is greater than that of one who stealeth a loaf in necessity,
to satisfy his hunger.
5. Again ye have been told,
Thou shalt not commit adultery, but I say unto you, if man or woman join
together in marriage with unhealthy bodies, and beget unhealthy offspring,
they are guilty, even though they have not taken their neighbour’s spouse:
and if any have not taken a woman who belongeth to another, but desire
in their heart and seek after her, they have committed adultery already
6. And again I say unto you,
if any desire and seek to possess the body of any creature for food, or
for pleasure, or for profit, they defile themselves thereby.
7. Yea, and if a man telleth
the truth to his neighbour in such wise as to lead him into evil, even
thought it be true in the letter, he is guilty.
8. Walk ye in the spirit,
and thus shall ye fulfil the law and be meet for the kingdom. Let the Law
be within your own hearts rather than on tables of memorial; which things
nevertheless ye ought to do and not to leave the other undone for the Law
which I have given unto you is holy, just and good, and blessed are all
they who obey and walk therein.
9. God is Spirit, and they
who worship God must worship in spirit and in truth, at all times, and
in all places.
10. AND he spake this parable
unto them who were rich, saying, There was a certain rich man, which was
clothed in purple, and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day.
11. And there was a certain
beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores. And desiring
to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table; moreover
the dogs came and licked his sores.
12. And it came to pass, that
the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom; the
rich man also died, and was buried with great pomp. And in Hades he lift
up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus
in his bosom.
13. And he cried and said,
Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the
tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this
14. But Abraham said, Son,
remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise
Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And
thus are the changes of life for the perfecting of souls. And beside all
this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that they which
would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that
would come from thence, till their time be accomplished.
15. Then he said, I pray thee
therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my Father’s house; for
I have five brethren, that he may testify unto them, lest they also came
into this place of torment.
16. Abraham saith unto him,
They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay,
father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
17. And Abraham said unto
him, if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded,
though one rose from the dead.
Iesus Feedeth One
With Five Melons
Healeth the Withered Hand
On The Sabbath Day
1. AND it came to pass as Jesus
had been teaching the multitudes, and they were hungry and faint by reason
of the heat of the day, that there passed by that way a woman on a camel
laden with melons and other fruits.
2. And Jesus lifted up his
voice and cried, O ye that thirst, seek ye the living water which cometh
from Heaven, for this is the water of life, which whoso drinketh thirsteth
3. And he took of the fruit,
five melons and divided them among the people, and they eat, and their
thirst was quenched, and he said unto them, If God maketh the sun to shine,
and the water to fill out these fruits of the earth, shall not the Same
be the Sun of your souls, and fill you with the water of life?
4. Seek ye the truth and let
your souls be satisfied. The truth of God is that water which cometh from
heaven, without money and without price, and they who drink shall be satisfied.
And those whom he fed were one thousand men, women and children—and none
of them went home ahungered or athirst; and many that had fever were healed.
5. At that time Jesus went
on the Sabbath day through the cornfields, and his disciples were an hungered,
and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
6. But when the Pharisees
saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not
lawful to do upon the Sabbath day.
7. And he said unto them,
Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungered and they that
were with him; how he entered into the house of God and did eat the shewbread,
which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him,
but only for the priests?
8. Or have yet not read in
the law, how that on the Sabbath days the priests in the Temple do work
on the Sabbath and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place
is One greater than the Temple.
9. But if ye had known what
this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned
the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath.
10. AND when he was departed
thence, he went into their synagogue. And, behold, there was a man which
had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, is it lawful to heal
on the Sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
11. And he said unto them,
What man shall there be among you that shall have but one sheep, and if
it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day will he not lay hold on it and lift
it out? And if ye give help to a sheep, shall ye not also to a man that
12. Wherefore it is lawful
to do well on the Sabbath day. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth
thine hand. And he stretched it forth, and it was restored whole, like
as the other.
13. Then the Pharisees went
out and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. But when
Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence; and great multitudes followed
him, and he healed their sick and infirm, and charged them that they should
not make it known.
14. So it was fulfilled, which
was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Behold my servant, whom I have
chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased; I will put my spirit
upon him and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
15. He shall not strive nor
cry, neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed
shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench till he send forth
judgment unto victory. And in his Name shall the Gentiles trust.
The True Temple of
1. AND the Feast of the Passover
was at hand. And it came to pass that some of the disciples being masons,
were set to repair one of the chambers Of the Temple. And Jesus was passing
by, and they said unto him, Master, Sees’t thou these great buildings and
what manner of stones are here, and how beautiful is the work of our ancestors?
2. And Jesus said, Yea, it
is beautiful and well wrought are the stones, but the time cometh when
not one stone shall be left on another, for the enemy shall overthrow both
the city and the Temple.
3. But the true Temple is
the body of man in which God dwelleth by the Spirit, and when this Temple
is destroyed, in three days, God raiseth up a more glorious temple, which
the eye of the natural man perceiveth not.
4. Know ye not that ye are
the temples of the holy spirit? and whoso destroyeth one of these temples
the same shall be himself destroyed.
5. AND some or the scribes,
hearing him, sought to entangle him in his talk and said, If thou wouldst
put away the sacrifices of sheep and oxen and birds, to what purpose was
this Temple built for God by Solomon, which has been now forty and six
years in restoring?
6. And Jesus answered and
said, It is written in the prophets, My house shall be called a house of
prayer for all nations, for the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. But
ye have made it a house of slaughter and filled it with abominations.
7. Again it is written, From
the rising of the sun unto the setting of the same, my Name shall be great
among the Gentiles, and incense with a pure Offering shall be offered unto
me. But ye have made it a desolation with your offerings of blood and used
the sweet incense only to cover the ill savour thereof. I am come not to
destroy the law but to fulfil it.
8. Know ye not what is written?
Obedience is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fat of rams.
I, the Lord, am weary of your burnt offerings, and vain oblations, your
hands are full of blood.
9. And is it not written,
what is the true sacrifice? Wash you and make you clean and put away the
evil from before mine eyes, cease to do evil, learn to do well. Do justice
for the fatherless and the widow and all that are oppressed. So doing ye
shall fulfil the law.
10. The day cometh when all
that which is in the outer court, which pertaineth to blood offerings,
shall be taken away and pure worshippers shall worship the Eternal in purity
and in truth.
11. And they said, Who art
thou that seekest to do away with the sacrifices, and despiseth the seed
of Abraham? From the Greeks and the Egyptians hast thou learnt this blasphemy?
12. And Jesus said, Before
Abraham was, I Am. And they refused to listen and some said, he is inspired
by a demon, and others said, he is mad; and they went their way and told
these things to the priests and elders. And they were wrath, saying, He
hath spoken blasphemy.
Christ the Light of the World
1. THEN spake Jesus again unto
them, saying, I am the Light of the world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
2. The Pharisees therefore
said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself thy record is not true.
3. Jesus answered and said
unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I
know whence I came, and whither I go: but ye cannot tell whence I come,
and whither I go.
4. Ye judge after the flesh;
I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone,
but I come from the Father-Mother who sent me.
5. It is also written in your
law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness
of myself, John bore witness of me, and he is a prophet, and the Spirit
of truth that sent me bareth witness of me.
6. Then said they unto him,
Where is thy Father and thy Mother? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me,
nor my Parent: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father and my
7. And one said, shew us the
Father, shew us the Mother, and we will believe thee. And he answered saying,
if thou hast seen thy brother and felt his love, thou hast seen the Father,
if thou hast seen thy sister and felt her love thou hast seen the Mother.
8. Far and near, the All Holy
knoweth Their own, yea, in each of you, the Fatherhood and the Motherhood
may be seen, for the Father and the Mother are One in God.
9. These words spake Jesus
in the treasury, as he taught in the temple. And no man laid hands on him;
for his hour was not yet come. Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my
way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins; whither I go, ye
10. Then said the Jews, Will
he kill himself? because he said, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he
said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above; ye are of this world;
I am not of this world.
11. I said therefore unto
you, that ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I Am of
God, ye shall die in your sins.
12. Then said they unto him,
Who art thou? And Jesus said unto them, Even the Same that I said unto
you from the beginning.
13. I have many things to
say which shall judge you: but the Holy One that sent me is true; and I
speak to the world those things which I have heard from above.
14. Then said Jesus unto them,
When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am sent
of God, and that I do nothing of myself; but as the All Holy hath taught
me, I speak these things. Who sent me is with me: the All Holy hath not
left me alone; for I do always those things that please the Eternal.
15. As he spake these words,
many believed on him, for they said, He is a Prophet sent from God. Him
let us hear.
PREVIOUS | NEXT
Complete Index 01 thru 96
01 thru 10 |
11 thru 20 |
21 thru 30 |
31 thru 40 |
41 thru 50
51 thru 60 |
61 thru 70 |
71 thru 80 |
81 thru 89 |
90 thru 96