True Gospel Revealed Anew By Jesus. Volume 4
Unknown writer tried to explain what profit it a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?
Received by James Padgett
Let me write tonight, for I find you in condition to receive my message and that you have the Divine Love working actively in your soul. What a great difference in your condition when the Love is active and when it lies dormant, or overshadowed by thoughts and feelings that arise by reason of the many cares and disturbances of the flesh.
Well, I desire to write tonight on the subject of what will it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?
I know that this text is often preached from by the preachers, and that it cannot be, and is not, understood by them, because they do not comprehend what it means to lose their own souls; and, consequently, their hearers are not given the benefit of the great truth that is intended to be conveyed by it.
A man is, in the estimation of the world, very favorably circumstanced when he has large wealth and plenty, and when this is increased into the possession of the whole world its importance is beyond conception, and the man so situated is looked upon as the most fortunate man in existence, with nothing further to wish for.
He is then the possessor of everything earthly and there is nothing more to be acquired by him in order to make him happy and contented. This is the supreme wealth of the earth, but lasts only for the lifetime of the man on earth, and after that it has for him no existence, and no power to make him happy, but is as if it had never existed, and then he becomes poor indeed, if this is all that he possesses.
When he enters into the spirit world, his wealth depends not on what he possessed in the earth life, but on those possessions that follow him into the spirit world, and then if he has not that which can give him happiness and contentment, he is in a condition that is to be pitied. These things of earthly wealth have only a temporary existence, and with the life of their possessor, as to him, are no more, and if they were all that he possessed that man would be in a condition of undesirable poverty and want.
There are only two things that man can possibly call his own, as a dweller on earth, and the one is this great wealth, and the other is a soul dormant or active, and on the first depends a temporary happiness, and on the other depends the happiness or misery for a longer or shorter time in the spirit world, and to lose his soul means that he, man, will be deprived of that happiness which may be his through all eternity. . .