The Physical Pleasures.
March 3, 2006
Santa Cruz, California
Received by F.A.B.
I am here, St. Augustine.
I wish to address the issue of the physical appetites, as that needs clarification in your mind and in the mind of others. When Jesus and the Angels channeled through Mr. Padgett that sin comes from the overindulgence of the animal appetites, they spoke the Truth. There have been so many who have been guilty in this regard, and those ideas were addressed to them. There was never any attempt to condemn these physical pleasures per se, for they are innocent.
As you are aware, all throughout the messages is the additional theme that these same appetites are in their nature good, because they come from God.
Christianity's unrestricted condemnation of these pleasures has done much harm. We do realize how far so many Christians have progressed in this area, and yet this still needs to be said. Though what I have said is obvious, there is nevertheless an undercurrent of discomfort in the minds of many about this, and I am addressing this less conscious aspect.