Lectionary Readings for Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Lectionary Readings for Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Seventh-Day Sabbath, Lord’s Fifth Book Chapters 4 and 5

Chapter 4

1. God said: Without evil preserved I the I’hin race, as the foundation of my light,
wherefrom I could reach forth to the tribes of darkness.

2. For I fore-ordained not to go within darkness to battle it, but to stand without, and give
an example of righteousness for man to look upon.

3. Neither planned I from the beginning that my chosen should labor without examples of
cities and kingdoms of righteousness.

4. The evil man and evil priest, who are subjects to satan and his hosts, remain in evil,
preaching righteousness without a city or kingdom of example. But my chosen go
away by themselves and build their cities, as a testimony of their faith in the Father.

5. And they practice the fullness of my commandments by their lives toward one another.

6. To him who saith: THIS IS MINE, I have not spoken. To him who saith: MY HOUSE, MY
LANDS
, I have not spoken.

7. For inasmuch as these things belong to them, such men belong to such things, and not
to me.

8. For illustration of which truth, I raised up separate from the world’s people, the I’hins,
who were my living examples of righteousness.

9. Think not, however, that the I’hins were the perfection of manhood and womanhood.
They were not a developed race, nor righteous because of their own knowledge.

10. By the constant presence of my exalted angels, they were obsessed to righteousness,
being restrained away from evil. They were my sermon before the tribes of druks and
cannibals that covered the earth over; and, by virtue of signs and miracles, and by nonresistance, preserved I them.

11. For man of himself evolveth only to power in evil; wherefore, O man, thou shalt
behold my dominion over the races of men, to work righteousness and good-will.

12. And my examples reached into the souls of the barbarians, so that, in after
ages, I should prepare them to hear my voice, and to comprehend my commandments.

13. For it is the fullness of light amongst men, when, without my presence or the presence
of my hosts, they shall understand virtue and knowledge, practicing them of their own
accord. In which time men shall perceive that righteousness, and peace, and love toward
one another, are the foundation of the happiness of the spirit, and the only light of its
resurrection.

14. The Lord said: Think not that I came to one nation alone, leaving the others in
darkness; I came not to one alone, but unto all the divisions of the earth. According to
what was required for them at times, so held I my hand over them, and they accomplished
that which was designed from the beginning.

15. It being not the will of Jehovih that man should be forever led, because, forsooth, his
Lord saith; but that man should ultimately have the light of practicing good works
organically, from infancy up.

16. The Lord said: A teacher that doeth all things for his pupil, also sacrificeth his pupil;
he who teacheth his pupil wrongly, sinneth against the Father; he who teacheth his pupil
not at all, is accessory to evil. So standeth the Lord, your God, over the children of men.

17. Behold, I have demonstrated that my chosen can maintain themselves unharmed
amongst barbarians; also that by unrestrained marriages a sacred people is quickly lost
amongst barbarians.

18. For man, witnessing terrible conflicts, should rather desire sons of strong limbs
and arms and crafty minds, to do murderous work abundantly; from which condition
he had no incentive to rise in gentleness and love, for the glory of the Spirit.

19. That I, your Lord, might show after-generations, first, that without my hand in the
work, no good nor peace could come amongst men; and, second, that only by a race of
I’hins, as examples of my power, through signs and miracles, could the barbarians be
reached for their own good.

20. Not only did I leave the ruins of my cities which had no gates of entrance, and houses
without doors of entrance, that ye might have testimony of the race of I’hins, but I have
shown you that only by such procedure could the barbarians be induced to a higher
evolution.

21. Think not, O man, that I did not foresee the time when men should question whether
the Great Spirit ever placed a Lord over the earth; and that man should say: Behold,
there is no Lord and no God. For I foresaw these times, and provided angels to go in
advance, to show, first, the evolution of the races of men from out of the lowest
darkness; and, second, that the cause of the evolution came from the Great Spirit, and
was directed unto righteousness; but had not been so, but for the Lord, your God.

22. For I left sufficient tribes unto this day, who dwell in darkness, even cannibals,
as a testimony, that of themselves they possess nothing to cause a desire for evolution
into knowledge, and peace, and industry, and love, and good works unto one another.

23. Will not man say: One people is raised up in consequence of the presence of their
neighbor, and without a Lord or God, and the angels of heaven.

24. Now, behold, I have left savages at your door, and ye raise them not up, but destroy
them. Showing you, that even your wisest and most learned have no power in
resurrection. Neither have I left any way open for the resurrection of barbarians, save
by examples of Faithists (I’hins), who shall practice righteousness and miracles.

25. And there shall rise up those who will do these things, and they shall succeed; and
because of their success, they shall also be testimony of the I’hin race, in whom I laid the
foundation for the redemption of the whole earth.

Chapter 5

1. Thus the Lord established the five peoples who were saved from Pan; and he
commanded them to preserve Panic words in their respective countries, and they so
preserved them, many of which exist to this day.

2. Here followeth, then, what became of these I’hins, to wit:

3. Those that came to Guatama survived twenty-one thousand years, and then became
extinct.

4. Those that came to Jaffeth survived twenty-one thousand years, and then became
extinct.

5. Those that came to Shem survived twelve thousand years, and then became extinct by
amalgamation.

6. That that came to Ham survived twenty-one thousand years, and then became extinct
by amalgamation.

7. Those of Guatama attained to one thousand large cities, and three thousand small
cities, being more than four million souls. And they never had any king or queen, or other
ruler, save the Lord, who ministered unto them through the city fathers. And they retained
their sacred name of Guatama to the last; but the I’huans called them Oech’lo’pan,
signifying, people of another world.

8. And in course of time they became diminutive, and desired not to marry. And there
came great darkness (ocgokok) on the earth, with falling ashes, and heat, and fevers; and
so the Lord took them up to heaven.

9. Those of Jaffeth attained to two thousand large cities, and seven thousand small ones,
being more than eight million souls. And they retained the name Jaf-fa, to the last; but the
I’huans called them Tua Git, signifying, people of spirit light.

10. And there came a’ji on the earth, and it touched them with impotency, and they
brought forth no more heirs; so the Lord took them home.

11. Those of Shem attained to six hundred large cities, and two thousand small cities,
being more than two million souls. Neither had they any king, but served the Lord
through the city fathers. And they retained their name, Shem, to the last; but the I’huans
called them Sri-vede-iyi, signifying, people of the true light, woman-like. And impotence
came upon them, and they disappeared, even as a drop of water in the sunlight, and no
man knew when they ceased to be.

12. But hoping to preserve their seed to the Lord, many of them married with the I’huans;
but their children became I’huans also, neither having the silken hair nor the musical
voices of the I’hins, nor the light of the upper heavens.

13. Those of Ham attained to one thousand two hundred large cities, and three thousand
small cities, being four million souls. But, being of mixed colors, they did not become
impotent. But they broke the law of God more than all other Faithists, being of warm
blood; and they mixed greatly with the I’huans. And they had no kings nor queens,
serving the Lord only, through the city fathers. And they retained the name of Ham to the
last, when they ceased to exist as a separate people, because of their amalgamation with
the I’huans.

14. The tribes that went in the two ships to the north land (Japan), no man could draw the
line, after a thousand years, betwixt them and the I’huans, for they mingled therewith, and
were lost, as I’hins. Nevertheless, they redeemed the barbarians into wisdom and peace.

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