I, Christopher, having been asked by all people who belong to this solar system; having volunteered, then elected before the foundation of this world; having been consecrated and having the power and authority to perform the role of a true messenger because of this election. I am now before you to attempt to deliver you out of the bonds of captivity, not the captivity of the body, but the captivity of the soul.
I will deliver you out of this bondage by the power of my words, which is the real truth, which is things as they really were, as they really are, as they really will be in the future. And those who listen to me and seek to live by the words that I speak, the words of truth that establish us as human beings; that establish the feelings of the innermost core of our humanity, these belong to my “church,” my people. These are those who are my friends and peer equals. These are those whose actions and thoughts support the true purpose of human life, in other words, whose names are written in the “book of life.”
For behold, there are save two “churches” only: one is comprised of those who seek to and follow the course of their true humanity, the other is the “church” of the mortal flesh. This other church is comprised of those who seek to and follow the course of this world, its successes, its vanities, its preoccupations, its inequalities, its predisposition to take advantage of others for personal gain, whether that gain be emotionally through envy, strife, jealousy and pride, or physically, through economic advantage.
Thus, there are but two kinds of people upon this earth, people who seek the best for themselves and also seek the same for others as they seek it for themselves. The other are those who seek only what’s best for themselves and their families, and for those from whom they seek and receive personal value.
Thus, I will call the one church, the church of the lamb: for like a lamb, it is innocent, calm, meek and lowly; and the other the church of the devil: for it places us in an emotional hell and binds us with chains of negativity that encircle us with the fires of emotional hell continually.
And now behold, I say unto you, even you that belong to this church, the church of the lamb, or rather those of you who think that you belong to the church of the lamb, who think of yourselves as my peers, my friends, my wife. Have you sufficiently retained in remembrance the captivity, the hell, in which you were once held before discovering this Marvelous Work and a Wonder®? And moreover, have you sufficiently retained in remembrance that your souls have been delivered from this hell, this emotional negativity brought upon you by guilt and inequality?
Behold, your hearts were changed; yea, you were awakened out of a deep sleep, and you awoke unto your true self, the humanity instilled in you before this world was. Behold, you were in the midst of darkness; nevertheless, your souls were illuminated by the light of the everlasting word of real truth; yea, you were encircled about by the bands of death, in that your humanity lay dying within, and you were encircled about by the chains of hell, and an everlasting destruction did await your soul.
And again I ask, were the bands of death broken, and the chains of hell which encircled you about, were they loosed? I say unto you, Yea, they were loosed, and your souls did expand, and you did sing redeeming love. And I say unto you that your humanity was saved.
And now I ask of you, on what conditions are you saved? Yea,what grounds have you to hope for salvation? What is the cause of your being loosed from the bands of death, yea, and also the chains of hell?
Behold, I can tell you—the cause is the words of real truth delivered to you by a true messenger that you elected and consecrated before this world was. And according to your faith in these words, there was a mighty change wrought in your heart. Behold I say unto you that this is all true.
And behold, when this mighty change was wrought in your hearts, you humbled yourselves and put your trust in the true nature of your everlasting advanced human soul. And behold, if you are faithful until the end, have you not saved your true self from destruction? Are you then not saved?
And now behold, I ask of you, those who believe you are of the church as I am. Have you spiritually been born of your true nature? Have you received the image of the advanced human that you are, in your countenances? Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts?
Do you exercise faith in the redemption of this mortal flesh to the reality of our state as advanced humans? Do you look forward with an eye of faith, and view this mortal body raised in immortality, and this corruption of our true natures, this corruption we are found in, raised in incorruption, to stand before our true selves and be judged according to the deeds which we have been done in our mortal body?
I say unto you, can you imagine to yourselves that you hear yourself, as an advanced human, saying unto you, in that day: “Oh, I am truly blessed, for behold, my works have been the works of righteousness upon the face of the earth”?
Or do you imagine to yourselves that you can lie to your true self, as an advanced human who cannot lie, and say to yourself: “Oh, my works have been righteous works upon the face of the earth”? Do you think that you can lie and save yourself from the real truth that you were unrighteous, or rather, you did not live upon this earth being true to your humanity.
Or otherwise, can ye imagine yourselves brought before the tribunal of an advanced mind that can remember everything that you did, everything that you thought, as if you just did it, or you just thought it? Can you imagine yourselves brought before this tribunal with your souls filled with guilt and remorse, having a remembrance of all your guilt, yea, a perfect remembrance of all your wickedness, yea, a remembrance that you have set at defiance your true humanity?
I say unto you, ye will know at that day that ye cannot be saved from the emotional realization of your failure as a human being; for there can no one be saved except their garments, which represent their works, are washed white; yea, your garments must be purified until they are cleansed from all stain, through the concepts and precepts overseen and governed by him of whom it has been spoken shall be our governor, who should come to this earth and redeem all of us from our filthiness, even the way that we treat ourselves and the way we treat others.
And now I ask of you, how will any of you feel, if ye shall stand before yourself as an advanced human with a perfect remembrance of all things, and you see that your garments are stained with blood and all manner of filthiness? Behold, what will these things testify against you?
Behold will they not testify that ye are murderers, not murders of the flesh, but of the soul, of all that is good about being a human; yea, and will your stained garments not also testify that you are guilty of all manner of wickedness?
I say unto you, Nay; except ye make yourself a liar from the beginning; or suppose that our true natures as a foundationalized human being, human children foundationalized by those who are pure and perfect humans, except you make them liars from the beginning; you cannot suppose that such people have a place in an advanced human world; but they shall be cast out, for they are the children of this world, in other words, they are the children of the kingdom of the devil.
And now behold, I say unto you, if you have experienced a change of heart, and if you have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can you feel so now? Have you walked, keeping yourselves blameless before your true nature? Could you say, if you were called to die at this time, within yourselves, that ye have been sufficiently humble? That your garments have been cleansed and made white through the words of our Overseer, the words of real truth, that have been sent to you to redeem you from your fallen natures?
Behold, are you stripped of pride? I say unto you, if you are not, you are not prepared to meet your true self. Behold you must prepare quickly; for an advanced world, wherein we live as advanced humans, is soon at hand, and such an one who is not prepared hath no hope for a peaceful eternal life.
Behold, I say, is there one among you who is not stripped of envy and jealousy? I say unto you that such an one is not prepared; and I would that you should prepare quickly, for the hour is close at hand, and you do not know when the time shall come for you to die; for such an one with envy and jealousy is not found guiltless.
And again I say unto you, is there one among you that doth make a mock of his brother or sister, or that heapeth upon them persecutions by judging them or gossiping about them? Wo unto such an one, for that one is not prepared, and the time is at hand that you must repent or you cannot be saved from your own embarrassment!
Yea, even wo unto all you workers of iniquity; change your ways, for you shall face your true self one day! Behold, your true humanity sendeth an invitation unto all of you, for the arms of your own advanced mercy are extended towards you, and the deepest part of your soul saith unto you, even your true self saith unto you: Repent, and I will receive you.
Yea, your true self saith: Come unto me and you shall partake of the fruit of the tree of life; yea, ye shall eat and drink of the bread and the watersof life freely; Yea, come unto me and bring forth works of righteousness, yea, works consistent with that which you know are humane and good, and you shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire of embarrassment and failure.
O you workers of iniquity; you that are puffed up in the vain things of the world, you that have professed to have known the ways of righteousness nevertheless have gone astray, as sheep having no shepherd, notwithstanding a shepherd, a true messenger, hath called after you and is still calling after you, but ye will not hearken unto his voice!
Behold, I say unto you, that besides me, your own true self doth call you; yea, and in your own name your true self doth call you, which is the name of real truth; and if ye will not hearken unto my voice or your own true self, which we are the good shepherd, you are not the sheep of the good shepherd.
And now if you are not the sheep of the good shepherd, of what fold are you? Behold, I say unto you, that the devil, this mortal flesh, is your shepherd, and you are of his fold; and now, who can deny this? Behold, I say unto you, whosoever denieth this is a liar, because you have lied to your true self, and you are a child of the devil, a product of the fallen human nature of this world.
Therefore, if a you bring forth good works you hearken unto the voice of the good shepherd, and you doth follow your true humanity; but whosoever bringeth forth evil works, the same becometh a child of the devil, for he hearkeneth unto his voice, and doth follow the lusts of this mortal flesh.
And whosoever doeth this, yea, whosoever follows the lusts of this mortal flesh, must receive the wages of this mortal flesh;therefore, for these wages you receive death, as to things pertaining unto righteousness, being dead unto all good works.
And now, I would that you should hear me, for I speak in the energy of my soul; for behold, I have spoken unto you plainly that you cannot err, or have spoken according to the common sense of your own humanity.
For I am called to speak after this manner, according to the holy order by which you elected and commissioned me, whose words are established in real truth; yea, I am commanded to stand and testify unto you this real truth.
And this is not all. Do you not suppose that I know of these things myself? Behold, I testify unto you that I do know that these things whereof I have spoken are true. And how do you suppose that I know of their surety?
Behold, I say unto you they are made known unto me by the Holy Spirit of my own true self. And now I do know of myself that they are true; for by the promptings and feelings of my true self these things have been made manifest unto me by this Holy Spirit; and this is the spirit of revelation which is in me, which is in all of us equally.
And moreover, I say unto you that it has thus been revealed unto me, as it can be revealed unto you in the same manner, that the words which have been spoken are true, even so according to the spirit of prophecy which is in me, which is also in you equally, which is also by the manifestation of the Spirit of our true self.
I say unto you, that I know of myself that whatsoever I shall say unto you, concerning that which is to come, is true; and I say unto you, that I know that you shall one day be confronted by advanced humans, led by the Overseer of this solar system, he who is full of grace, and mercy, and truth. And behold, it is he that cometh to take away the sins of the world in that he shall teach us and give indisputable proof of the things that we must do to be true to our humanity.
And now I say unto you that this is the order after which I am called, yea, to preach unto my beloved fellow human, yea, and everyone that dwelleth in the land; yea, to preach unto all, both old and young, both bond and free; yea, I say unto you the aged, and also the middle aged, and the rising generation; yea, to cry unto them that they must repent and be born again, even born unto their true self, casting off this flesh and accepting our true reality as advanced human beings having a mortal experience.
And now, I say unto you, can you withstand these sayings; yea, can you lay aside these things, and trample you own true nature under your feet; yea, can you be puffed up in the pride of your hearts; yea, will you still persist in the wearing of costly apparel and setting your hearts upon the vain things of the world, upon your riches?
Yea, will ye persist in supposing that you are better one than another; yea, will you persist in the persecution of your brethren,who humble themselves and do walk after the holy order of their true humanity,wherewith they have been brought into this church to which I belong, to which belong all those who have forsaken this world, having been sanctified by the Holy Spirit of their true selves, and they do bring forth works which are meet for repentance—
And now I say unto you, all you that are desirous to follow the voice of the good shepherd, come out from the wicked, and be separate, and touch not their unclean things; and behold, their names shall be blotted out, that the names of the wicked shall not be numbered among the names of the righteous, that the word of real truth may be fulfilled, which saith: The names of the wicked shall not be mingled with the names of advanced human people;
For the names of the righteous shall be written in the book of life, and unto them will be granted an inheritance in our advanced worlds. And now, what have you to say against this? I say unto you, if you speak against it, it matters not, for the word of real truth must be fulfilled.
For what shepherd is there among you having many sheep doth not watch over them, that the wolves enter not and devour his flock? And behold, if a wolf enter his flock doth he not drive him out? Yea, and at the last, if he can, he will destroy him.
And now I say unto you that the good shepherd doth call after you; and if you will hearken unto his voice he will bring you into his fold, and ye are his sheep; and he commandeth you that you suffer no ravenous wolf to enter among you, that ye may not be destroyed.
Now I, Christopher, speak by way of command unto you that belong to the church of the lamb; and unto those who do not belong to the church of the lamb, but belong to the church of the devil, I speak by way of invitation, saying: Come and be baptized, or rather cleansed unto repentance, that ye also may be partakers of the fruit of the tree of life.
[Compare Alma 5.]