Augustine Discusses the Bible Origin
In this mediated message, Augustine discusses the Bible origin and explains why the book is not completely accurate. He points out that Jesus is bringing through James Padgett corrected information as to God’s plan of salvation. For related information, go to this page and the related articles.
Augustine Declares That Many of the Teachings of the Bible Cannot be Relied Upon
I AM HERE. Augustine.
I merely want to say that I am the “St.” Augustine who lived after the death of Jesus and was well acquainted with his teachings, as they were preserved by the church. At that time, I never knew exactly what became of the manuscripts that were in existence when I lived. But the ones that are supposed to furnish the origin of many of the Biblical writings were not the ones that I was acquainted with. Those that I used were all written in Greek and were written by the disciples of Jesus, and by those of his followers to whom the disciples had communicated the teachings of the Master. And they were the genuine ones, and were written from the actual communications of the disciples.
Of course, the teachings of Jesus were never recorded at the time of his teachings, but were merely the recollections possessed by the disciples of what they thought he really said. Consequently, as you may realize, they were imperfect and could not be relied on implicitly.
I know that great controversies have arisen in the church as to what portions of these writings should be accepted as genuine. Many needless disputes have caused the officials of that church to differ as to what were really the writings of the disciples and what were not. When on earth, I joined in these disputes, and maintained that certain of these writings were genuine and certain were not. But I was as likely to be mistaken as any of the others.
But even the ones that I thought were genuine were more or less flavored by the spiritual knowledge and beliefs of those who wrote them. So, I tell you that you cannot depend on these writings as a whole to learn what the Master actually did teach.
HE IS NOW IN CONDITION TO GIVE YOU THE GENUINE TRUTHS. AND WHENEVER WHAT HE MAY SAY CONFLICTS WITH WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THE BIBLE, YOU MUST CONSIDER WHAT HE NOW WRITES AS THE TRUTH AND DISCARD THE BIBLE ACCOUNT AS UNRELIABLE.
I tell you this because I am interested in having the world learn the Truths which he came on earth to declare.
I am a spirit of the Celestial Spheres and am a follower of the Master, and am trying to help in having these Truths come to the world again.
So, if you will pardon my intrusion, I will repeat: Pay attention to what Jesus may say now, and do not let the Bible statements, which do not agree with what he may write you, disturb you or cause you to doubt what you may receive.
Sometime, I shall come and give you my ideas of some of the spiritual Truths, and how necessary it is that men should know them.
I certainly believe in the New Birth, and I want to say most emphatically that it is one of the most important Truths of the spiritual world. It has not heretofore been very often understood, and its exact meaning is somewhat in doubt by even the best students of the Bible.
I will not write more tonight, but will say that you are my brother in the good work of showing the Truths to mankind that are so important to their future happiness and salvation.
So, with a Love that is in Christ, I am
Your brother, AUGUSTINE.
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