Jesus’ True Nature and Mission
This mediated message describes Jesus’ true nature and mission. Jesus explains that he is not God and only the Father is to be worshiped. His main mission was to show humanity how to receive God’s Love and become at one with God. This is the message of the New Birth and way to salvation. For related information about Jesus, go to this page and the related articles.
Jesus Declares That He Is Not God or to be Worshiped as God, and He Explains What His True Mission Was.
These Messages That Mr. Padgett Is Receiving Are His New Gospel to All Men, Both Mortals and Spirits.
(January 24th, 1915 | Received by James Padgett)
I AM HERE. Jesus.
When I was on earth, I was not worshiped as God. I was considered merely as the son of God in the sense that in me were imposed the Truths of my Father, and many of His wonderful and mysterious Powers. I did not proclaim myself to be God. Neither did I permit any of my disciples to believe that I was God, but only that I was His beloved son, sent to proclaim His Truths to mankind and to show them the Way to the Love of the Father. I was not different from other men, except that I possessed this Love of God to a degree which made me free from sin, and prevented the evils that formed a part of the nature of men from becoming a part of my nature.
No man who believes that I am God has a knowledge of the Truth or is obeying the Commandments of God by worshiping me. Such worshipers are blaspheming and are doing the cause of God and my teachings a great injury. Many a man would have become a true believer in, and worshiper of, the Father, and a follower of my teachings, had not this blasphemous dogma been interpolated into the Bible. It was not with my authority or in consequence of my teachings that such a very injurious doctrine was promulgated or believed in.
I am only a son of my Father, as you are; and while I was always free from sin and error as regards the true conception of my Father’s true relationship to mankind, yet, you are His son also. And if you will seek earnestly and pray to the Father with faith, you may become as free from sin and error as I was then, and am now.
The Father is Himself, Alone. There is no other god besides Him, and no other god to be worshiped. I am His teacher of Truth, and am the Way, the Truth, and the Life because there are those qualities of goodness and knowledge in me which fit me to show the Way and lead men to eternal life in the Father, and to teach them that God has prepared a Kingdom in which they may live forever, if they so desire. But notwithstanding my teachings, men and those who have assumed high places in what is called the Christian church impose doctrines so at variance with the Truth that, in these latter days, many men, in the exercise of an enlightened freedom and of reason, have become infidels and turned away from God and His Love, and have thought and taught that man, himself, is sufficient for his own salvation.
The time has come when these men must be taught to know that, while the teachings of these professed authorities on the Truths of God are all wrong, they, these same men, are in error when they refuse to believe in God and my teachings. What my teachings are, I know, is difficult to understand from the writings of the New Testament; for many things contained therein I never said, and many things that I did say are not written therein. I am now going to give to the world the Truths as I taught them when on earth, and many that I never disclosed to my disciples or inspired others to write.
NO MAN CAN COME TO THE FATHER’S LOVE EXCEPT HE BE BORN AGAIN. THIS IS THE GREAT AND FUNDAMENTAL TRUTH WHICH MEN MUST LEARN AND BELIEVE. FOR WITHOUT THIS NEW BIRTH, MEN CANNOT PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE ESSENCE OF GOD’S LOVE, WHICH, WHEN POSSESSED BY A MAN, MAKES HIM AT-ONE WITH THE FATHER. THIS LOVE COMES TO MAN BY THE WORKINGS OF THE HOLY GHOST, CAUSING THIS LOVE TO FLOW INTO THE HEART AND SOUL AND FILL IT SO THAT ALL SIN AND ERROR MUST BE ERADICATED.
I AM NOT GOING TO TELL JUST HOW THIS WORKING OF THE SPIRIT OPERATES TONIGHT. BUT, I SAY, IF A MAN WILL PRAY TO THE FATHER AND BELIEVE, AND EARNESTLY ASK THAT THIS LOVE BE GIVEN HIM, HE WILL RECEIVE IT; AND WHEN IT COMES INTO HIS SOUL, HE WILL REALIZE IT.
LET NOT MEN THINK THAT THEY CAN COME INTO THIS UNION WITH THE FATHER BY ANY EFFORT OF THEIR OWN, BECAUSE THEY CANNOT. NO RIVER CAN RISE HIGHER THAN ITS SOURCE. AND NO MAN WHO HAS ONLY THE NATURAL LOVE AND IS FILLED WITH ERROR CAN, OF HIS OWN POWERS, CAUSE THAT NATURAL LOVE TO PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE, OR CAUSE HIS NATURE TO BE RELIEVED OF SUCH SIN AND ERROR.
MAN IS A MERE CREATURE AND CANNOT CREATE ANYTHING HIGHER THAN HIMSELF. SO, MAN CANNOT RISE TO THE NATURE OF THE DIVINE UNLESS THE DIVINE FIRST COMES INTO THAT MAN AND MAKES HIM A PART OF ITS OWN DIVINITY. ALL MEN WHO DO NOT GET A PART OF THIS DIVINE ESSENCE WILL BE LEFT IN THEIR NATURAL STATE. AND WHILE THEY MAY PROGRESS TO HIGHER DEGREES OF GOODNESS AND FREEDOM FROM SIN, AND FROM EVERYTHING THAT TENDS TO MAKE THEM UNHAPPY, YET, THEY WILL BE ONLY NATURAL MEN, STILL.
I CAME INTO THE WORLD TO SHOW MEN THE WAY TO THIS DIVINE LOVE OF THE FATHER AND TO TEACH THEM HIS SPIRITUAL TRUTHS, AND MY MISSION WAS THAT IN ALL ITS PERFECTION. AND, INCIDENTALLY, I CAME TO TEACH THEM THE WAY TO GREATER HAPPINESS ON EARTH, AS WELL AS IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, BY TEACHING THEM THE WAY TO THE PURIFICATION OF THE NATURAL LOVE, EVEN THOUGH THEY MIGHT CHOOSE TO NEGLECT TO SEEK FOR AND OBTAIN THIS DIVINE LOVE AND BECOME ONE WITH THE FATHER.
LET MEN PONDER THIS MOMENTOUS QUESTION, AND THEY WILL LEARN THAT THE HAPPINESS OF THE NATURAL MAN AND THE HAPPINESS OF THE MAN WHO HAS OBTAINED THE ATTRIBUTES OF DIVINITY ARE VERY DIFFERENT, AND, IN ALL ETERNITY, MUST BE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT.
MY TEACHINGS ARE NOT VERY HARD TO UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW. AND IF MEN WILL ONLY LISTEN TO THEM AND BELIEVE THEM AND FOLLOW THEM, THEY WILL LEARN THE WAY AND OBTAIN THE ONE PERFECT STATE OF HAPPINESS WHICH THE FATHER HAS PREPARED FOR HIS CHILDREN. NO MAN CAN OBTAIN THIS STATE OF CELESTIAL BLISS, UNLESS HE FIRST GETS THIS DIVINE LOVE OF THE FATHER AND, SO, BECOMES AT-ONE WITH THE FATHER.
I know it is thought and taught that morality and correct living and great natural love will assure a man’s future happiness, and this is true to a degree. But this happiness is not that greater happiness which God desires His children to have, nor does it show the Way to that greater happiness which I came to earth to teach.
But my Truths found a lodgment in some hearts and minds, and they were preserved to save mankind from total spiritual darkness and a relapse into worship of form and ceremony only.
I have written this to show you that you must not let the teachings of the Bible, and what men wrote or professed to have written therein, keep you from receiving and understanding what I write.
I SHALL WRITE NO MORE TONIGHT, BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO TELL YOU THE TRUTHS WHICH WILL BE MY NEW GOSPEL TO ALL MEN. AND WHEN THEY HAVE HEARD MY MESSAGES, THEY WILL BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND ONLY ONE TO BE WORSHIPED.
With my love and blessings, I will close for this time.
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