Josephus Confirms that Jesus Was an Historical Person and True Son of God
In this mediated message Josephus confirms that Jesus was an historical person and true son of God who brought the message of salvation. He also answers questions about Jesus’ contemporaries when on earth. For related information, go to this page and the related articles.
Josephus, the Jewish Historian, Affirms That Jesus Is a True Son of God
Who Lived on Earth and Was Crucified
I AM HERE. Josephus.
I am the Jewish historian and now a Christian. You are not a man to be left alone. I mean that I must write some of my knowledge of the things of those ancient days, for I see that you are selected to do a great work, and I want to contribute to the truth of Jesus’ life on earth.
HE LIVED JUST BEFORE I WROTE, BUT I HAD HEARD OF HIM MANY TIMES. AND I KNOW THAT HE WAS A REAL, EXISTING BEING. IN MY HISTORY OF THE JEWS, I MENTIONED HIM. AND WHEN THE LEARNED SAY THAT WHAT IS THERE SAID IS INTERPOLATED, THEY SAY WHAT IS NOT TRUE; FOR HE DID LIVE AND TAUGHT IN PALESTINE, AS THE NEW TESTAMENT CLAIMS.
I never met him. But the wonders of his works were circulated all over the country, and caused much agitation on the part of the leaders of the Jews.
I never wrote much about him, because we all looked upon him as a mere agitator and destroyer of our religion. And to such we never gave much notoriety in our writings. But this same Jesus of Nazareth lived as a man, and was crucified by the Romans at the clamor of the Jews. I want to tell you this because it is claimed that he never lived on earth.
I am now a follower of him and believe in his teachings, and have received the New Birth that he taught. I live in the Celestial Heavens where only his followers live. He was the true son of God, and his mission was to show men the Way to God’s Love and to declare the rebestowal of the Divine Love. And I tell you that this is the most important Truth in all the heavens, except this: that God is Love. These two constitute the hope of mankind and furnish the means by which man may acquire immortality.
WITHOUT THIS NEW BIRTH, MEN WILL REMAIN MERE MEN, AND WILL NOT PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE LOVE AND THE HOME IN THE CELESTIAL SPHERES. I SAY THIS BECAUSE I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE WHAT THIS NEW BIRTH MEANS, AND FROM THE OBSERVATION THAT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER RECEIVED IT CANNOT ENTER THESE SPHERES. SO, MAN MUST BELIEVE THIS GREAT TRUTH.
Many Jews have become believers since becoming inhabitants of the spirit world, but the large majority of the inhabitants of the Celestial Heavens are those whom we call Gentiles. God had no chosen people in the sense that He designed to save any particular nation in preference to all others. He knows no preference. All are His children, and the Great Gift is for all who ask for It in faith.
I must not write more tonight, but with your permission will come again. (Can you tell me what happened to the emperor, Vespasian?)
Vespasian is a Christian now, but he never was on earth, notwithstanding that it was said that he was. He continued a pagan as long as he lived, but he knew something of the Christian teachings. And after he had been in the spirit world a considerable time, he received the Light and was born again. He is now in the Celestial Heavens and a follower of the Master.
So, you see, many Jews and Gentiles and pagans who rejected the Master and his teachings on earth have had, since becoming spirits, the opportunity of becoming partakers of the Divine Love and followers of the Master, and have embraced it.
(And what of King Herod?)
Well, you may be surprised to know that Herod is also a Christian. But no pen can portray the sufferings he had to undergo. Oh, the long years of repentance and torment and darkness! His experience was a hell indeed. But the Love and Mercy of the Father were even sufficient for his redemption; and, among all the spirits of our Celestial Heavens, none are more humble and meek than is this same Herod. His life, voluntarily assumed, is one of service and devotion to the Master. I think his love for the Master is so great that even he cannot appreciate it!
(Won’t you please return sometime and write of some of the Father’s Truths?)
I will accept your invitation, with all my love and earnestness, for the work is of the greatest importance and the time is ripe. Oh, what an awakening there will be when the Truths of God, which the Master is communicating through you, shall come to the knowledge and consciousness of mankind!
I am your brother in Christ and a fellow worker, and, so, I will say, with all love and best wishes, good night.
Josephus Supplies Additional Information Relating to His Previous Message
I merely want to say that, since I wrote you last, I have made inquiries as to who it was that taught that my book was interpolated in the paragraph where it speaks of Jesus.
These persons are they who do not believe in Jesus as an historical person, and who try to procure evidence to show that he was not. But I tell you that he was, and that he actually lived in Palestine at the time I wrote about him.
I do not think it best for me to write a long letter tonight, but will come again sometime.
Your brother in Christ, JOSEPHUS.
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