I have gotten sidetracked away from writing Book IV with several projects and a heavier than usual workload with my business. It's time for me to get serious and get to work again. I hope to be posting the next chapter in a few days. This means I will not be posting so many regular articles to the Keys, but I will keep in touch.
In the meanwhile Brian wrote me giving me the compliment that the archives should be viewed as scripture or sacred text. Actually, it's more of a feather in his cap than mine that he studies with enough soul contact to find principles and concepts that inspire him. Here was my answer to him.
First let me state that I appreciate your appreciation of the archives and that you see the Holy Spirit in many of my words. No greater compliment can one give to another.
That said, I have no desire to have my words proclaimed as scripture. This is the reason.
In ages past having a canon was important to teach the people with the voice of authority. If you quote scripture then that settled the argument and the people followed without question.
However, in this age a large number of people will, for the first time, escape the mark of the beast. Instead of being as beastly lambs who mindlessly follow they are to become as gods knowing good from evil and apply the first two keys of Decision and Judgment.
If we set up any set of writings as scripture this merely reinforces the God without and makes the power of the beast more difficult to escape in this age.
Any writings one reads where the spirit speaks to the soul are scripture, but one person can read such writings and have soul contact and another will feel and see nothing. In truth any scripture is only scripture when the principle behind the words and the reader become one.
For example, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God," are mere words to the atheist, but holy scripture to he who has eyes to see.
Here is an interesting Mormon scripture on scripture:
D&C 68:3 And this is the ensample unto them, that they shall speak as they are moved upon by the Holy Ghost.
D&C 68:4 And whatsoever they shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, shall be the word of the Lord, shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation.
D&C 68:5 Behold, this is the promise of the Lord unto you, O ye my servants.
The promise is out there for all of us. When we write as moved upon by the Spirit our words can qualify to be as true, or scriptural, as were the ancient prophets.
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