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Chapter 5
Jesus heralds future revelations
When a man, owing to his scientific attitude cannot "believe", there is only one way for Providence to help such a modern-minded individual, not by directing his attention to revelations in the past, irrelevant as these are to the non-believer, but to have revelations repeated, corresponding to our own times, as scientific facts, reincarnated in any inspired modern prophet, manifested as such in word and deed, and accessible to anyone through impartial research.
      But is not this exactly what your own religion has taught you? Has it not been recorded in the words of Jesus: "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me; for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine; therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it into you." When to this added that, among other prophecies, Jesus repeatedly emphasises his own "second coming", this does not, at any rate, indicate that past revelations were not to be repeated. What is "the Comforter, the Holy Spirit"? What is "the second coming of Christ"? Do they not mean the very greatest predictions imaginable? And what are the "future generations"? Are the present generations not the "future generations" in relation to the epoch of Jesus in Palestina? And do not these generations have precisely the scientific ability, a somewhat more highly developed ability to understand the world mystery scientifically than previous generations? And is not this the very reason that modern, scientifically minded people can no longer be satisfied with simple "belief", but demand "knowledge"?
      Be careful, therefore, not to judge others, for you do not know "when these things shall come to pass" nor "the day nor the hour". "These things" will come "as a thief in the night".
      That in your mind you feel blessed on the basis of past spiritual events or revelations does not at all entitle you to imagine that these are adequate for all time or comprise everyone else; for if so, the prophetic utterances of Jesus would be quite irrelevant as far as the present generation is concerned.
      According to your own religion, the Bible, the priest's sermon, it is not out of the question that people of today can be overshadowed by the Holy Spirit. It is no more an impossibility for God, therefore, to "speak" directly to an individual in the twentieth century than it was in bygone days. Nor is it to be precluded that a man of humble birth and of inferior position should be so spiritually minded that the Holy Spirit can be manifested in him as a physical entity, thus making religious revelations realistic facts for the present generation, even as was the case in ages past.


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