To no man the right is denied to form a judgement himself but he also is to know that the intellect alone is no guarantee for right thinking, and no matter how sharp it is developed.
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2009 December 26
Every man has the right to refuse what he cannot acknowledge, provided that he is of good will and checks unbiased. He is not to believe blindly; he is to think over what is demanded of him to believe, and is to ask the support of God for it; he is to know that the spirit in him teaches him. Then also real desire for truth is evident, and then truth will also be offered to him, and he will also be able to recognize it as truth. Read more:
Today, on the 26th of December 2009, I read something, which is quite helpful when one asks the question, which information is truth and which is no truth. This is a matter of importance when one reads prophecies which come from newest time and on which one has to form a judgement.
Now follows this message from Bertha Dudde I read today:
Earnest Testing of Spiritual Goods with God's Support.
23. April 1960. B.D. NR. 7584.
To no man the right is denied to form a judgement himself but he also is to know that the intellect alone is no guarantee for right thinking, and no matter how sharp it is developed. This specially applies to the assessment of spiritual knowledge for which no proofs can be produced. Whether now such knowledge is truth or not that can a man assess as soon as he turns to God himself about enlightenment of his thinking - otherwise he is unable to check, to rightly assess. But every man also has the right to refuse what he cannot acknowledge, provided that he is of good will and checks unbiased. He is not to believe blindly; he is to think over what is demanded of him to believe, and is to ask the support of God for it; he is to know that the spirit in him teaches him. Then also real desire for truth is evident, and then truth will also be offered to him, and he will also be able to recognize it as truth. Because much is presented to men as truth, which however often is contradictory, and then it is up to man himself to find out what truth is. But who thinks to get to the bottom of it with his intellect alone, he can expect that he gets entangled in still more error because the intellect gets influenced by the enemy of truth, by the prince of darkness, who does everything in his power to dissuade men from truth and to feed them with error. But man can protect himself from this when he turns to God himself, when he approaches him about that, that he gives him knowledge of truth. That is why no man can raise the objection that he is not able for a real judgement about truth or error. As soon as he unites with God, as soon as he approaches him for enlightenment of the spirit, he will intuitively recognize whether he is to turn towards the spiritual goods offered to him or to turn away from them. And he will always have the inner certainty to judge rightly because he knows that not he himself has formed the judgement but God enlightened his thinking. But always the good will belongs to it, to recognize and do what is right. But a rationalist does not check himself what gets him to accept or reject. Only his intellect works, which however goes other ways, which does not consult God himself, but thinks itself to be able to check. And it will often err because God does not want to be eliminated and because from him alone truth starts. But an examination of spiritual goods is also not to be refrained from because man allegedly does not feel able to a real judgement. Because he once will have to answer for it, and he will not be able to refer to the judgement of others, which he accepted without thinking because it was demanded of him that way. He is to reach a living faith, and that also requires thinking about that, which he is taught. Only the living faith will be evaluated by God; but a dead faith, a form faith, is as good as no faith. And so you men will again and again have the opportunity to comment on one or the other teaching, on a spiritual good imparted to you, and it might be a good idea if you turn to God himself, because he as the eternal truth will also make available truth to you, he will put into the heart for you that you will be able to form your own judgement, and that this judgement also corresponds with truth. You only are not to rely on your own strength alone because as soon as God cannot step in through your will, your prayer, another steps in, and he uses your intellect. And then you will further and further go away from the truth because he does not rest until he has reached his aim. Amen. B.D. NR. 7584.
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