From The Eclectic Church
(Taken from: THE MESSAGE, by: A. R. Schaffer, Chapter 9, ©1987)
NEW PRINCIPLES TO CONSIDER
I cried out to my God in love. I asked Him, how would you have us live? Can you give us guidelines like those men before us who proclaimed your commandments?
I cried out to my God in love, and in my heart He responded:
I command not, for if I commanded you would do as I say. What I command 'is'! You have your free will. You determine your own destiny.
I judge not, for if I were to judge, you would have been condemned because of your outrageous act against Love Incarnate.
I reward and punish not, for these things you do for yourselves. Your reward you already have, it is your ability to love. Your punishment already exists because you do not love --- and things can get much worse!
I know men like to declare My Law, but I will not give that here, for such would only encourage men to continue to declare my will even more. Instead, I will give you ten higher principles from which you may draw inspiration to guide you through your life. These principles go beyond the Law of Moses because you are beyond the Law of Moses. These are principles based on My highest priority of love!
ONE: I AM the Lord your God Who Is Pure Love! I Am of you and you are of Me. Love each other and then you will be loving Me.
TWO: I AM the Lord your God Who Is Pure Love. I AM Creation! Respect what I AM, and you will be respecting Me. Be responsible to what I AM, and then you are responsible to Me!
THREE: I Am the Lord your God Who Is Pure Love! Worship Me in your love, manifested in your acts and deeds.
FOUR: I AM the Lord your God Who Is Pure Love! Honor your father and mother, your sister and brother too. Know that all men are your father and mother, your sister and brother too; just as I AM your Father and Mother, your Sister and Brother.
FIVE: I AM the Lord your God Who Is Pure Love! Call forth life as I have given you the ability to call forth, but do so responsibly. Remember: to call forth life unwanted, unloved, deprived, abused, neglected, or forgotten is not to act responsible before the Lord your God. It is the same as to slay the life. And remember to be respectful to all life, if it is of your calling or not; for to remain indifferent to the needs of others is to be indifferent to your God.
SIX: I AM the Lord your God Who Is Pure Love! See to the needs of your brother even more concerned than with your own --- for in doing such you see to the needs that are Mine. What you do for Me is more important than what you do for you --- for in Me you will find love, joy, and your fulfillment.
SEVEN: I Am the Lord your God Who Is Pure Love! Be truthful in what you say and remember that truthfulness is proclaimed by your deeds in reality. To say what you do not live is a lie before your God!
EIGHT: I AM the Lord your God Who Is Pure Love. Judge only yourself, for to pass judgement upon your brother is to pass judgement on ME, to Pass judgement on Me is a right I have not given to you.
NINE: I AM the Lord your God Who Is Pure-Love! Take only what you need from creation and waste not what you take. It is in this way there will be enough for all that you call forth --- in this way there will be enough for generations to come, generations which may be of you.
TEN: I AM the Lord your God Who Is Pure Love! Let love take priority in all things. Let Love be your first motivation and the other nine principles you will fulfill --- thus you will be fulfilled!
These are ideals by which you can perfect your state. These are the ways in which you can show Me your love. These things could bring peace and harmony to all humanity if they are lived in your reality! In these things you can reach fulfillment!
I tell you, as long as you accept things as they are, or proclaim the state of affairs in which you live as Mine, or proclaim the state of affairs in which you live as of the devil whose power comes only from you --- you will NEVER perceive your responsibility, the responsibility that is truly yours alone!
If men will not realize they are responsible for their own destiny the world will never change. If the world does not change, you will eventually destroy yourselves never to reach all I have given you to be!
These are principles and ideals I give to you. Use them as you will, for the choice is yours alone. The man of wisdom will know My Intellect knows all things, and to reach out to what I have said is to reach out to reality!
I AM THE CREATOR OF ALL YOU SEE, THE FORCE WHICH BINDS ALL THE FORCES, THE INTELLECT WHICH MADE KNOWLEDGE AND TRUTH, THE POWER FROM WHICH ENERGY GETS ITS POWER, THE INFINITE SOURCE OF ALL THAT IS SEEN AND UNSEEN --- MAKER OF INFINITY! I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD AND YOU ARE OF ME. I AM PURE LOVE AND LOVE IS WHAT YOU CAN BE. I AM WITH YOU. I AM PART OF YOU. I AM PART OF ALL YOU SEE.
I AM CREATION!
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