The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 79
Chapter XXII. — The glorious state of God's servants
The glorious state of God's servants.
And he showed me a pure river of life clear as crystal proceeding from the cerebral of man, deducing conclusions from premises, and naming in simplicity, a thing as it is, which I say again is truth, and man in his species shall as from the beginning go down the ages stirring the waters of life with his quickener groping within his eye-sockets, where indeed with much earnestness he shall search and find the true middle term.
2. And as language was found to be an indispensable instrument of all reasoning, the nations strove for words freed from folly, vanity, and vice, and in the exercise their thoughts benefitted and were for the healing of the nations.
3. And of God and man's destiny there shall be no doubt, and those hereafters which did not exist, and of which Bill and the prophets did damn, shall be heard of no more but in derision. He was indeed a divine visitation, and God's preparation for a great crisis. Having seen the failure of civilization, he was God's solu tion of its present trouble, and their poet had said, from whence no traveller hath returned, but Bill did not go nor did he return; his logical discovery went, spied, and came back, and the nation accepting that which he brought back shall go forth conquering and to conquer.
4. And they shall see his face, and with joy and satisfaction they shall ponder upon his common terms, and their reflection shall line their forehead, and they shall see all alike the way, the truth, and the life, and no man cometh to the Father but by me, and now ye know him, for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you.
5. No night is there, and they need no candle, neither light of the sun, for the Lord God giveth them light, and they shall say their say correctly, clearly, and promptly from an abundance of prords, and within that new formed and critical mind they shall have of the best.
6. These sayings are faithful and true, and I confind, myself to the attempt to teach mankind the only true word of God I do pretend to understand.
7. Behold he cometh quickly, of whom Solomon spake, saying: Moreover concerning a stranger that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake, and come and see and consider his dictum, that all may worship the only true God, and serve him with one consent.page 66
8. And they shall hear his voice and there shall be one fold and one shepherd. Howbeit when 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 will take of mine and show it unto you.
9. And in this my pen hath been guided, and when the comforter is come whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the spirit of truth which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me, and his truth shall abide with you for ever and ever.
10. The seal is broken and the time of the end hath come, and great shall be the day of Jezreel, and they shall hear Jezreel, and shall see him blinking and thinking and enjoying that mortal essence which God gave unto him in common with all sons of Adam, and he lived amongst them in his peculiar meditation, and in it was too much absorbed to bother about immortality.
11. My message is delivered, and now let the unjust, the filthy, the righteous, and the holy remain as they are. I open a door which no man can shut, and shut a door which no man can open, and the same shall sanctify them, for my word is truth.
12. Behold I come quickly, and my teaching is of things to come and of things that shall not come, and of things that cannot be shaken, for heed we must the stability of God's natural laws of thought, and my message is reasonable and agrees with his laws, and him receiving shall have according to his work.
13. I am the first and the last, and what I bring, was, is, and, shall be, and true it is the first man Adam was a living soul, but the last man Adam is a quickening spirit.
14. Blessed are those in whom thy will is done, and whose muscle and motion follow thy footsteps, and ponder thy ways, for they have the tree of life and shall inherit the earth, and so said John, whose advice was good, a sensible man, and like unto Bill performed no miracles.
15. Dogs, sorcerers, whoremongers, murderers, idolators, and those who loveth and maketh a lie, and in whose eye-sockets their senses do operate like unto a caged rat, they show it and they know it, that the wicked have no rest.
16. What David wrote and Jesus spoke is here for all time, and its home is man's living brain, wherein as motives and principles it shall remain, for they are indeed of the root and the branch of David, and the bright and morning star, and whilst lighting neither did expatiate upon a future estate. The words they gave were divine, and in matter and style were perfect, for well they knew that man did not live by bread alone, and man shall always crave for perfection in choice, number, and arrange ment in the science of religion, and Him we shall praise, from whom all blessings flow.page 67
17. They gave freely of the waters of life, and in their meditation the apple of our eye doth swim in them, and greater works than these shall ye do, and marvel not at this, for she hour hath come in which all that were in their graves now stand in their place, and the Father hears their voice, for ether was then as now, and brain cell explosions were then as now, and all march past in procession, and he comprehendeth them all, and in this day procession he expects each man by his common terms and by his thinking to do his duty.
18. And I add not to the words of prophecy wheh I say man's advancement in this age procession is but the work of human agents, and in all meekness I do say that nature is true in all her workings, she changes not, and no man ever was perfect, and who so blind as he that is perfect, and who so blind as his messenger. And true it is we have more reason to expect that a witness should lie than a miracle occur. Light from heaven teaches me that abstract notions and traces in the mind, and likewise souls without language, do not exist, and when man says that his earth-born intelligence is immortal, going at death to weal or woe, his mind is obsessed with a great delusion.
19. What I have written, I have written, and I take not away from the words of prophecy, but do fulfil them. My wish is that man should know himself by an increased knowledge of his own mind, and the effect of God's true word thereon. My word is truth, for true it is, no man can have a soul without possessing the sign such as language supplies, and man must admit that these arbitrary signs can only arise in his mind after an operation of sense, and no man can deny that his senses of muscle and motion die with his body. Thus therefore I do freely assert when man is dead all is dead. There is no wisdom in dwelling upon an hereafter that does not exist. In this ancient Israel is with me, and I do resurrect the God of Jacob, a psychological God who giveth to each man as his work shall be. And I have the fear of offending God, even at this moment, whilst meditating upon his attitude towards me, a great sinner, I find within my eye-sockets a Leyden jar and voltaic battery. Yea, a quickening spirit of life, knocking at the door of my cerebral, its pigeon holes, its memory, and its reference to a class, and from thence cometh such common terms as my nomenclature doth supply. Thus I grope for words freed from sin, and when my quickener works upon such a sentence and such a major premise, it shall have Thy kingdom for its middle term.
20. Truth shall prevail, and when established, it shall be found that the religions of the world had imagined a vain thing, their interpretation was wrong, but God's word was true, and so it is page 68 written. His kingdom cometh not with observation, neither shall they say, Lo! here or lo! there: for behold the kingdom of God is within you, and within man's cerebral it truly is. And should this counsel or this work be of man, it will come to nought, if it be of God, the spirit of truth, ye cannot overthrow it, lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
21. Man's expression is the voice of God, and let his right arm in strength and grace and truth be with you for all time. I give you the vision splendid, a new heaven, a new earth, and a new kingdom: one God, one Christ, one King, one destiny, and rejoice all ye people, for God's written prophecy it doth but fulfil. And now shall you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God, and lies and delusions cast out and forgotten. His saints did not visit the third heaven and come back with signs, wonders, miracles, figures, tropes, glossary and squintology. What they saw in God's frail and imperfect, was a psychological proneness and tendency, and to put them right they peeled sticks to look at, and walked with God in righteousness. What for gave Bill his glory, he saw man blinking whilst thinking, and thereon he built his gospel of the seven senses and the word, and deeper still he sunk in the strata of the word, where he found without words there was no soul, and without sense movement there were no words, and kings shall war against his discovery, and kings of one hour and their sky pilots and their following of darkness shall deny him, and against them and their dark array Bill will place the simplicity and the sincerity of his dictum, which was given unto them in every-day language without parables, metaphors, miracles, and exaggerations, and in calmness he doth wait to see what shall happen to the thesis of a bold speculator. He sees it held by a small minority, then a strong minority, then a majority, and at last by mankind, and that wrong interpretation which did paralyse and deaden the common sense of the world shall be cast out. He surveyed the strength of the established religions which his would overthrow, and nations, multitudes, peoples, and tongues finding his doctrine to be the true word of God, it was so embraced by God and man. But hold the pen. Has man embraced it? I repeat again, once more, that our eye-balls pulsate prior to an act of reasoning with our earth-born common terms, that unless they did pulsate there was no conclusion to the syllogism. Men imagine the office of the eye-ball is to see, but it has a greater mission. It is that quickener which gives to man the necessary power to deduce conclusions from premises. It is that active instrument of instruments which marshals our earthgathered common terms, guiding them into a train of thought. Seeing this dual office of the human eye, Bill reasoned, and he has given good and reasonable reasons for his Armageddic decision, page 69 that the soul of man is mortal. Like unto Harvey and the circulation of the blood, Bill told it to the learned, and they said he was insane, not in, and gone at the top-knot. The two witnesses thought otherwise. In this they were lonely and disobedient to man but not to God, the spirit of truth. Thereupon Bill died into nothingness, and of the people there was none with me. Howsoever, with man I leave it, and if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thesis which the Lord hath not spoken. But God hath spoken, and those now living know it, and clear it is until my thesis reigns supreme in the soul of the world there will be no peace amongst the nations. What else can made them one? What else can bring peace? Peoples and tongues must have hidden manna, that which is not bread alone, and until Bill's gospel becomes universal the world shall have no unity. By that faith which fails not, by that belief which shall prevail, unity by God is promised. And in that unity the nations of the earth shall be blest, for unto them it shall bring peace, perfect peace. Now I have given unto you the grace and truth of the true word of God, and as from the foundation of the world, it shall continue to abide with you in constancy and stability and uniformity, and it shall be eternal
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