The experience of the first-century Christians has information for us, who are present at the unveiling of the New Revelation. There are key differences between that time and this:
- The New Revelation is recorded and very well-safeguarded preserving the purity of the Revelation to the utmost. It is extensively recorded, growing to and easily beyond 10,000 pages of print and more in other media; it’s translated in 20 languages and counting.
- The current Worldwide Community of the New Message from God is well established. While yet small, it exists throughout the world. It is demonstrating the proof of the truth that Marshall Vian Summers has brought and continues to bring.
19:1 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples.
19:2 He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They replied, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
19:3 Then he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They answered, “Into John’s baptism.”
19:4 Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.”
19:5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
19:6 When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied–
19:7 altogether there were about twelve of them.
Jesus set into motion a direct relationship with the Divine through the intermediary of the Holy Spirit, which in Greater Community understanding would be defined as Knowledge itself. This relationship emphasized the Divine reality within each person and the possibility for personal revelation and spiritual development. Humanity has been struggling with this ever since, yet it is a remarkable achievement that Christianity is present in the world and that it is accepted by millions of people in different countries, from different cultures and backgrounds. This is a religion for international civilization, as is true of many of the other religious movements that were initiated in the world and that have advanced into a more modern age.–Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter Twenty-Six:Who is Jesus?