[00:47:12.07] A.J.: And isn’t this wonderful, this next section? Like, this is, again, one of the big Truths that the book contains about the universe; and about God; and about The Way, the way in which God designed for us to progress. Some really big Truths in this next couple of paragraphs. So, we really need to go through them in a fair bit of detail, don’t we?
[00:47:31.15] Mary: Yes. Okay. So, if I read this just by way of introduction, this is the thought that came to him. ‘There is but one way for all mankind to travel on their pilgrimage to God; the earth stages had been tampered with and rendered difficult to trace, but from where my feet were standing the way was clear and unmistakable. It was the way called Straight, whose engineer was God Himself, and it bore His stamp and seal, even as we find it upon the face of Nature.’
[00:48:07.21] A.J.: Mmm. So, I suppose we could stop there for a moment; because there’s a lot being said just there, I feel. Like, firstly that the earth stages have been tampered with. And what he’s referring to when he calls it the way called Straight, referring to a biblical quote, obviously; both in most of the gospel accounts where I talked about the straight and narrow way that leads to life; and then the broad and spacious way, the bible says ‘leads off to destruction’ – it’s not what I actually said. But this narrow and straight way that leads to life, God created; and we need to honour the fact, firstly, that God created it, no person, including myself, created it; we didn’t invent it, God created it as a way; it is the only way, in fact, for progression. And this is something I see a lot of people on earth get confused a lot now, because they believe there’s many ways to God; but there’s only one way to God, and that is the way God created there to be a way to be to God. So, God created this way; and all these so-called other ways to God, don’t lead to God at all; but they are all distractions from the main way; the narrow way that actually leads to God.
And, I feel that if we understood that, alone, we would want to discover what that way is, rather than focusing on holding onto our own concepts of what the way is; or holding onto a biblical concept; or a random concept; or other religious concept of what that way is; or just believing that : aw, all of us have different concepts of what that way is, and we’re all right. You know, that’s a physical impossibility in God’s Universe, for every different thing to be right. (laughs) So, you know, we need to give up all those things.
[00:49:55.23] Mary: So that’s one way that The Way has been distorted on earth. There’s other ways, isn’t there? In that often people control the environment through fear, and hatred, and greed; and this distorts our understanding of what is rewarded in God’s Universe, doesn’t it? Because of the free-will of man, used – or humankind – exercised out of harmony with love, on the earth specifically, we begin to see the full effects of that.
[00:50:35.12] A.J.: Yeah. Well, we have another reality created; it’s a distortion of God’s reality. But we have it created because we all decided collectively that we would agree to this reality, that is obviously very painful, because the majority of the human race experiences a large degree of pain and suffering – both personally, when it comes to the disease of the body and things like that; growing old; suffering; dying. Right the way through to collectively, where we have whole masses of people dying before, what we call, their time, and so-forth.
[00:51:04.17] Mary: And people suffering with poverty, crime, relationships.
[00:51:09.01] A.J.: In half the world women are struggling, still, with regard to the way to how they’re treated.
[00:51:13.10] Mary: Yes. In their basic, like, the way they’re treated in their families, in their society.
[00:51:19.26] A.J.: In society, and so-forth. And so, all of these things are indicating we’re in a lot of pain and suffering, as a society; and yet, we still don’t see that that’s because we created our own ways. And we’re not honouring the fact that these are our creations.