Excerpt from The Lost New Testament Book: Restored Through Spirit Agency; Professedly a Continuation of the Acts of the Apostles Down to the Death of St. Peter and St. Paul, by Luke, and Given to the World by Spirit Theophilus, Through the Hand of the Psychic
He then faded from my vision and I was at once addressed by a clear voice as of some person directly in front of me, who said that visible presentation was unnecessary, as I could not know him and it might distract my attention from his message, which would demand great care and accuracy in its reception and relation.
He told me that he was Theophilus, so surnamed when on earth to indicate his love of God; that he was the man to whom Luke, the evangelist, addressed the gospel book that bears his name and the other one that is called The Acts of the Apostles; that Luke had written a third treatise which took up the story where the second one ended, and confided it to him for transmission to the churches; that it was taken from him, Theophilus, by a jailer and destroyed, but that he and his two fellow-prisoners had read it so often together they remembered every 'word of it, and, moreover, had been diligent to master it in Viewof the great probability of such a catastrophe as its destruction; that he had read it to several churches and many individuals before his arrest, and had hoped to reduce it to writing again. But he died in prison, chieﬂy from repeated ill-treatment, as did one of his companions; the third one suffered a public martyr dom. He said that this was not the only book of Scripture that had been lost nor the only one re stored, both for a wise purpose; that the loss of this one had given rise to the legend of the holy grail; that the time has arrived for the restoration of this book, in View of the movement to perfect a league of the nations, prophesied in the book, for the attain ment of enduring peace and the gospel state of good will; that the league is regarded, in the spirit world, as the greatest practical step, imperfect as it nat urally is, toward the realization of the time-long yearning of all good people for a better state of life on earth, than has yet been concerted by the nations.
He said he would give the book in English because the gospel has been more widely disseminated by English-speaking peoples than by the others; more over, the principles of the League of Nations, of such great interest to the Spirit World, have had their first explicit expression in that language. He fur ther said that the English tongue now holds the same position, but in a much larger sense, than the Greek formerly held, of predominance as the language of travel and commerce, and that it would hereafter be the chief medium for declaring to humanity the Divine purpose and counsel.
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