Soul Condition at Creation and How to Regain It
In this mediated message, Jesus teaches about the soul condition at creation and how to regain it. Humans need to understand that the soul was created pure and sin has brought a covering over it. Individual effort is needed to bring the soul back to its original state. For more on this topic, see this page.
What Men Should Believe in Order to Again Become the Perfect Man
I AM HERE. Jesus.
Let me write a while tonight, as I desire very much to again come into communication with you in reference to the Truths of God that are so important for men to know.
Tonight, I desire to write for a short time on the subject of what men should do in order to become again the perfect men, as was the condition of the first parents before their fall. I know that many doctrines and beliefs have prevailed in the world of human experience as to what is necessary to bring about a return to the original condition of the created soul of men before the fall, and that many of these beliefs have been preached and efforts made to live the life that will produce this happy state. But, in all this experience and belief, men have rarely attained to the perfection that they sought for, notwithstanding the fact that they have been taught that, as the Father in heaven is Perfect, they should become perfect. No, this goal has always eluded men while living on earth. And for a long while to come, and until man’s ideas of his own created condition changes, man will not succeed in reaching the condition of perfection.
While the created soul of man is pure and perfect, and man must realize that fact, yet, because of the long ages of living in and nurturing sin and its resultants, man has covered over that pure soul with such a deep and fallacious covering that he has never yet been able to get a correct idea of what the soul really is. It appears to him in all its frailties and ugliness, as it really is. And, in addition to this, so long has man been accustomed to see that soul as it appears in its false covering that he has concluded, and has had no other thought than, that it is really what it appears to him to be.
BUT NEVER WAS A GREATER MISTAKE MADE, AND NEVER HAS MAN BEEN SO LITTLE SUCCESSFUL IN DISCOVERING THE TRUTH OF THINGS, AS IN THIS MATTER OF THE TRUE CONDITION OF THE HIDDEN SOUL, WAITING ONLY TO BE RELIEVED OF ITS COVERING IN ORDER TO SHINE OUT AGAIN IN ALL ITS PURITY AND TRUTH!
SO, YOU SEE, THE FIRST THING FOR MEN TO DO IS TO REALIZE THE TRUE CONDITION OF THEIR OWN SOULS, AND THEN MAKE THE EFFORT TO RESCUE SUCH SOULS FROM THIS FALSE AND UNNATURAL CONDITION, AND LET IT APPEAR AGAIN CLEAN AND PURE AND BEAUTIFUL.
Many teachers have appeared in the world and endeavored to lead men to this discovery, and also attempted to show them the way by which this original condition could be recovered or brought about; and success, more or less, has accompanied their endeavors. But the trouble has been that with these teachings have been mixed things of such irrational character that have had a retarding and baneful effect upon such teachings. And, as a consequence, men have lost the principles of the true teachings, and have found themselves enthralled in the scheme of public benefits (that men so forcibly presented to those who followed these doctrines) instead of the true teachings.
It seems so strange that these beliefs and practices should be given over to so much importance to the acts and beliefs of men, and that the one true principle that lies at the basis of all efforts to regain the purity of the soul, as it originally existed, should be neglected.
Well, the rapport is weakening, and I will write later. So, good night and God bless you. I see that you are in better condition than for a long time, and I am glad. I will come again soon. Good night.
Your brother and friend, JESUS.
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