Moses relates his experiences.
December 30th, 2002
Santa Cruz, California
Received by F.A.B.
I am here, Moses.
It is I, the lawgiver of the ancient Hebrews. When on earth I had a burning passion to serve my God, who was to me the Supreme Being, above all other gods. But when I accepted the New Birth of the soul, I saw that my conception of God was not quite accurate. I realized that He had no anger toward humanity, but only Love.
My conviction about God was strengthened by my efforts to free my people from slavery. I was raised as an Egyptian prince, and then discovered my true identity. In truth, even as Egyptian royalty, I had compassion for the Hebrew slaves. However, I never imagined that I would be in the position I assumed, as leader of the liberated slaves.
As you have well imagined, many of the narrative accounts were false distortions. For example, the plagues consisted of unusual weather conditions - hailstorms and lightning storms. These convinced not only my people, but also the Egyptians, that ours was a powerful God. The Pharaoh would, of course, have preferred to keep his slaves, but he yielded in a moment of fear, after a particularly severe storm.
The parting of the Red Sea was merely the wind blowing the shallow water so that it appeared as if it had parted. Many Hebrews interpreted this as a sign from God, and this became the basis of the legend.
Likewise, the burning bush legend originated by my seeing the bush blossoming in a place in the desert that did not seem to be able to sustain life. So I interpreted this as a miracle, and future generations elaborated on it.
The Ten Commandments were not engraved by God, but by me. While up in the holy mountain, I was meditating and communing with God, who, through his ministering spirits, was putting thoughts in my mind regarding His laws. When I started receiving in my thoughts the Ten Commandments, I realized that they should be written down for my people, and so I engraved them, using a nearby sharp stone on soft stone which yielded to my efforts to engrave. It was my feeling that these writing implements had been supplied by God.
But, as the Torah accurately portrays, I had my hands full with the infidelities of my people, who were unhappy with so many things, when they should have been grateful.
When I died before reaching the Promised Land, rumor had it that this was some sort of punishment, which it was not. But this theme entered the Biblical account.
So you see, some things in the Bible are true about me, and some things are false. I will come again and relate other incidents that did or did not happen.
We are very grateful for this opportunity to set the record straight, and thank you for your willingness to serve.