Chapter 1 - Personal experiences in the field of spiritual apparitions

- 7 - confessions as described by your office. To reveal your sins to another person is indeed not something evil or forbidden by God. • But you must not believe that you can forgive the sins of the penitents on behalf of God! It can only be your task to remove the sinful conviction from the hearts of the confessors through indoctrination, admonition, encouragement and promoting their inner fortitude, so that they go on their way changed and ready to prove through their action that they are changed human beings. • A habitual confessing and hoping for absolution is not only useless, but also a desecration of the idea of the conciliation with God. These interposed questions made me deviate from my theme. I will now continue with it. Even though a lot of things have been intentionally omitted from Christ’s doctrine that have reached you in the form of transcripts of old documents, whilst others have been changed through falsifications. Such a lot of correct things remain that people can get closer to their God through compliance with what is correct amongst them. People can unfortunately not distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. According to Christ’s own words, the basis of his doctrine is: • ‘Love God above everything else and your neighbour as you do yourself!’ Those that abide by this have fulfilled the whole Christian doctrine. All other truths are just supplementations to this basic truth and helping guidelines in the accomplishment of the life of the individual. And now we come to the last, but not least important reason why Christendom seems to no longer have an influence on mankind these days. • The people do not observe that their spiritual teachers practically comply with what Christ taught and with what they preach. This applies to all priests of all Christian denominations. There are exceptions. But they are proportionally a rarity. Where are the clergymen that can stand next to Christ without having to blush? How many of them share the burden of sorrow, destituteness and adversity of their brothers and sisters? Are the members of their community not their brothers and sisters? Do they serve them according to Christ’s instructions or is it more a case of domination and exploitation? Do they do something for nothing? Do not some of them even ask for payment for their prayers? And what about the rest of their moral conduct? But I will not talk about this now. I would like to talk about this point with you alone.” With these words he turned to me and continued: “You want to travel to your relatives tomorrow. This journey is not urgent. Remain here till tomorrow and come back at 7.30 pm in the evening. We will then talk to one another alone. Therefore, tell this young man when he come to, the one I use to talk through, that he should also be here at 7.30 pm tomorrow evening.” He brought things to a close by praying in a foreign language and by raising his hands in blessing and the words: “May you be blessed in the name of God! – Good day!”