THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN
VOLUME 4

Jesus' Precepts and Deeds through His Three Years of Teaching

Jesus near Caesarea Philippi (cont.)

- Chapter 195 -
The just doubts of the black people about the divinity of the Lord.


 
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ay the black companions who were still capable of speaking full of the highest possible astonishment: "Is this in any way possible? This quite plain and simple person should be the carrier of the most highest God-being? What irrefutable proof do you have for this? Don't you know that one has to be very careful by being imprudent to fall into a gloomy, superstitious idolisms, which finally can become worse than a thousand covered I-sis pictures?! Just think of the dangers and misleading detours in which we could fall, if finally it is not the case! Think of the endless colossal concepts, which we received in Memphis and specifically at the great rock temple, about the primordial God-being by the mouth of the wise governor, and all this should be united and hidden in this man?! With God everything is possible; however, here not the slightest probability is visible to us! What indisputable proof do you have for this?
 
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Yes, if it is so, as you have told us now with your always most truthful expression, we then of course would have found the highest of the most highest, our life would have found its most elated goal, itself in its primordial reason, and there would be nothing left for us to look and search for! Since who found himself and God and the primordial reason of being, has found everything and has reached the holiest and most blissful goal in all fulness as shown by the governor!
 
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However, that we have found here all this, must be shown and proven quite strictly and more tangible, otherwise we could, as remarked earlier, end up in all kind of the greatest confusions because of our too great gullibility of which the governor has warned us against above all!
 
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Look at the infinitive large firmament with the countless many stars, which according to a very secretive teaching of the governor are immense worlds and only appear so small due to their unmeasurable distances! Look at this our exceedingly large earth and everything on it what lives, is, stirs and moves! Look at the sea, the mighty Nile, the sand, the gras, all the countless bushes and trees and all the animals in the waters, on earth and in the air! Look at the clouds of heaven and their power, the moon, the sun! Can you imagine and rationally think, that this certainly very wise person can oversee, maintain and guide the whole, everlasting infinity from the largest to the smallest, from this nearly hand wide ground surface? Yes, he even can perform miracles for us, as a person who is closely familiar with the secret forces of nature, as we have seen many of them in Cahirou and Alexandria; but what is this compared to the everlasting infinity and its countless, to us forever unknown beings and things?!
 
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Think about the great words of the governor, how he faithfully warned us about these venal cons and magicians, how he called them! A person, who with his magic art connects to a otherwise quite customary wisdom, as the governor has said, would, with the greatest ease try to become a ruler of the people of this earth and finally a God, and this person appears until now, to possess the best and richest talent for it! Therefore it means we have to be especially careful and demand proof, which in every regard is suitable, to bring the necessary light to this biggest matter! Since the greater, holier and more important this matter is or seems to become, the more all carelessness must be removed from it!
 
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If this is about the removal of a small stone which dirties the footpath, it is not necessary to have a special meeting for it, how this stone should be removed from the path. The next best person picks it up and throws it to a place where it does not bother anybody. But it is something completely different if a mighty rock, which have rolled down a mountain and has blocked a narrow path and thereby separates people from people, neighbours from neighbours, parents from their children, brothers from brothers and sisters from sisters! Ah, then the whole society will meet to discuss what should be done; since the path must again made passable! Here, however, it concerns the most important moment of our lives, for which we are all have undertaken this very far and highly difficult trip!
 
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Are we at the right place according to your visions, we have won everything, what the pointing proofs will show; should we however still be far away from it, we must either return home empty handed or continue with our journey, once we have paid the good innkeeper for what we have consumed. Just speak frankly, if you have any proofs in your hands for that, what you have said about this person and what are these proofs!"