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Chapter 4
Why should "revelations" not be just as possible now as in the past?
Your own religion teaches you that there is something superior to "faith", viz. the actual, personal experience of light, and that, in case this did not exist, you would never have been granted the divine light of "faith", would never have experienced anything about a deity, life's great answers or the everlasting truths: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God"; "Love one another"; "Everything is very good", etc., which together constitute the fundamental realities of life.
      If Moses, the prophets, the world redeemers, the apostles, and other representatives of divine wisdom throughout the history of the world, had not met with the Spirit of God, how should the Bible or any other inspired textbook have been composed? How would you have attained the "salvation" or "bliss", which now constitutes the blessing of your own life? It is a fact that the persons referred to have brought new divine impulses into human mentality. But in this way it also becomes a fact that these men initiated something that no others could have told them, something that they did not acquire through reading. These new viewpoints have thus arisen in their own consciousness, their own mentality, a personal experience, constituting a first-hand knowledge.
      Since it is thus a fact that divine wisdom for centuries has been communicated through persons qualified to receive it, why should this transmission not continue? Why should only such individuals be subjects of interest simply because their experiences have gained a traditional patina? Why should these phenomena actually be treated as mental museum exhibits? Would it be logical to suppose that God in his divine providence, otherwise so firmly believed in, should not at the present time be just as interested in manifesting his supreme wisdom through individuals now alive, by literally revealing himself in flesh and blood in the sunny light of the twentieth century, just as well as in the days and nights of antiquity? Is it really logical to presume that present generations should be less in need of having the great vital truths revealed to them as conspicuous and palpable demonstrations in the midst of their daily lives? Is it not a veritable fact that the modern way of reasoning is undermining the capability of belief, and that modern scientifically minded individuals have far greater difficulty in believing than the tradition-minded?

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