No book written today could possible contain sacred truths, much less the Word of God
Divine inspiration is the birthright of every human being. You are all very special. You simply do not know that. You do not believe it. Your religions have told you that you are not. They have told you that you are sinners, that you are unworthy, that only a very few among you have achieved a level of worthiness to be inspired directly by God — and that all of those people are dead. They have convinced you that no one living today could possibly achieve that level of worthiness, and, hence, no book written today could possibly contain sacred truths or the Word of God.
To tell you otherwise would be to leave open the possibility that another master, another prophet, another messenger of God could come along, bringing new revelations and opening you to new understandings – and that is something that already established organized religions could not abide.
And so, while your world’s religions may not be able to agree on which book contains the highest truth and deepest wisdom and the True Word of God, there is one thing on which they are able to agree. And that is whatever book it is, it’s an old one. It could not be a new book written today.
God’s direct revelations ended long ago, your religions agree. Only old sacred books can contain divine revelation. Most people can accept that God’s great truths have come to humans through humans. They simply cannot accept that this could be true of humans living today.
This is how you think. This is how you have it constructed. If it’s old, it’s worthy; if it’s new, it’s unworthy. If it’s old, it’s true; if it’s new, it’s wrong. If it’s old, it’s right; if it’s new, it’s wrong. If it’s old, it’s good; if it’s new, it’s bad. This peculiar mindset is what makes progress on your planet so difficult, and evolution so time-consuming.
What complicates all this is that, as you have constructed it, this mindset applies only to things – that is, inanimate objects – and to ideas. Ironically, when it comes to people you have it constructed the other way around. If it’s new, it’s worthy; if it’s old, it’s unworthy. Thus, your society dismisses out of hand some of the brightest new ideas and some of the wisest older people.
The stubborn tendency of human beings to cling to their past, to refuse innovation or new thinking until they are forced to do so by an ultimately embarrassing weight of evidence, has been slowing your evolutionary process for millennia. You are facing now a new and startling danger – a danger posed to your entire species. A threat to your very survival posed by the combination of a split in ideology and an advance in technology, which makes it possible for you to seek to resolve your differences with tools of human destruction unlike anything you may have heretofore dreamed of in your worst nightmare.
There are five things you can choose now if changing your world, and the self-destructive direction in which it is moving, is what you wish to achieve.
- You can choose to acknowledge that some of your old beliefs about God and about Life are no longer working.
- You can choose to acknowledge that there is something you do not understand about God and about Life, the understanding of which will change everything.
- You can choose to be willing for a new understanding of God and Life to now be brought forth, an understanding that could produce a new way of life on your planet.
- You can choose to be courageous enough to explore and examine this new understanding, and, if it aligns with your inner truth and knowing, to enlarge your belief system to include it.
- You can choose to live your life as demonstrations of your highest and grandest beliefs, rather than as denials of them.
These are the Five Steps to Peace, and if you take them, you can shift everything on your planet.
Excerpt from God’s portions of the dialogue in The New Revelations