Lectionary Readings for Friday, November 29th, 2019

Lectionary Readings for Friday, November 29th, 2019

Book of Jehovih’s Kingdom on Earth Chapter 8

1. To the chief of architecture, Tae said: Thy duties shall be one with thy group, and what
I say to thee shall apply to them also. Thou shalt not only build houses for Shalam,
providing them comfortably with rooms and with wholesome conveniences, but thou
shalt teach our adopted infants, by models and otherwise, the art and science of
architecture.

2. At a very early age thou shalt explain to them, by blocks and with tools, the science and
measurements of architecture, as to the names and kinds thereof, to the place and use of
braces, beams and roofs.

3. Moreover, as soon as they are capable of holding a pencil, thou shalt teach them to
make drafts of houses, and the parts thereof. And when they are old enough to handle

tools, thou shalt teach them to make models of houses, and to estimate the strength of the
parts required.

4. To the chief of clothiers, Tae said: Thy duties shall be one with thy group, and what I
say to thee is to them also. Thou shalt not only provide clothing for Shalam, in wisdom as
to comfort, pattern and beauty, but thou shalt prepare the way to teach these, our adopted
infants, the art and workmanship of clothing the human form in the way most conducive
to health and comfort.

5. At an early age thou shalt teach them the art of sewing and cutting, providing for them
models in human form, so they may learn everything from a hat to a shoe, as to the
material used, the strength required, and how to determine the same.

6. To the chief of dieticians, Tae said: Thou and thy group shall be one; what I say to thee
is to them also. Thou shalt determine and provide diet for Shalam; as to the best
herbivorous foods, and how to prepare them, and how to preserve such as shall be kept
over.

7. In this matter thou shalt determine and explain the constituent parts of the human
body, and shalt find and provide herbivorous elements adapted to development
and purity, so that the best and strongest and healthiest of men and women may be
made out of these, our adopted infants. Neither shalt thou follow whims or fancies;
but thou shalt support thyself by facts collected from the different nations of the earth.

8. And in the preparation of food, thou shalt teach these infants the art and the properties
and all things pertaining to food and diet. And explain to them the blood-thirsty
character of carnivorous animals, and carnivorous people, giving them facts and figures,
so that in all thou teachest them they shall be learned wisely, and not in conceit merely.

9. Thus spake Tae to all the chiefs, explaining to them their parts. And after he
had finished with them individually, then he spake to them collectively, saying:

10. The greatest of all learning is to learn how to live in the best way, that we
may be happy here and hereafter. There is no other learning so important as this.

11. To man, Jehovih provided neither wool nor hair nor feathers to cover his body; and
yet He created him too tender to live without covering.

12. In sexual relation, man and woman alone, of all the animal world, can be taught
shame.

13. Whatever dress attracteth the least thought to sex is the most modest dress; whatever
dress giveth the fullest, best development to all parts of the body, with adaptation to
comfort for the seasons, is the best dress.

14. Next to dress is diet. As to what is best to eat, for the best, healthiest corporeal man,
and the best for the wisest, holiest spiritual man, is the best diet.

15. These, with houses to live in, comprise the chief requirements for the corporeal life of
man.

16. And yet, to produce these, and prepare them up unto man’s service, many trades and
sciences have been developed on the earth.

17. Now, behold, in this day Jehovih hath provided amply unto us. He hath opened up
unto us the nations of the earth, where we can go and witness many things, especially as
to the habits and dispositions of man; as to his mode of life, in food and clothes and
houses.

18. Now, behold, ye have taken a great work upon yourselves; which is to raise up these
little ones according to your highest light.

19. Ye have bound yourselves to follow your own highest light. And ye know that all
light is progressive. Ye can not settle down, saying: I know enough!

20. But ye are bound to investigate. And how can ye do this without acquainting
yourselves with what hath been proved amongst other peoples?

21. In some countries, infants are whipped for crying; in other countries, they are held up
by the heels; and, in some countries, infants cry not at all.

22. The chief of nurses shall discover these facts, and appropriate them.

23. In like manner, shall every chief take his part, and develop the highest proven and
possible standard.

24. As much as ye thus fulfill your places, so shall be your satisfaction and happiness
afterward. As much as ye neglect your parts, so will ye censure and accuse yourselves
afterward.

25. As Faithists, ye accept all people as angels; mortals are simply undelivered.

26. All mortals are in an embryonic state, preparing for birth (commonly called, death).

27. Heaven is now, and is near, even within all who will accept it.

28. At an early age, infants can be taught that to serve Jehovih bringeth happiness;
to serve mortal inspirations and surroundings (satan) bringeth unhappiness.

29. Therefore, though ye teach our infants about diet and architecture and clothing
and all other things, ye will still be but little improvement on Uz, save ye teach
them that the chief aim of life should be to develop the spiritual man that is within.

30. By this system of education in Shalam, there shall be two branches, one relating to
corporeal things and one to spiritual things.

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