Foundation Map: March 31, 27 A.D. to January 17, 28 A.D.
Matthew Block suggests that the following authors were influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:
“Samaritans,” by R. A. S. Macalister, in Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible, edited by James Hastings, D.D. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy.
William Ernest Hocking, Ph.D., The Meaning of God in Human Experience: A Philosophy Study of Religion (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy. Wikipedia page: Hocking.
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Section 1: Preaching at Archelais
Section 2: Lesson on Self-Mastery
Section 3: Diversion and Relaxation
p5: At 158:7.1 the twins are described as stolid. Definition: “(of a person) calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.” Could this be a suggestion regarding the eugenic management of subnormal populations?
(68:6.11) The subnormal man should be kept under society’s control; no more should be produced than are required to administer the lower levels of industry, those tasks requiring intelligence above the animal level but making such low-grade demands as to prove veritable slavery and bondage for the higher types of mankind.
Consider that the particular pattern associated with how the Revelators talk about the Alpheus twins invites speculation about whether they were in the subnormal category. Consider how valuable it might be from a universe perspective to have this group represented amongst the apostles of Jesus.
From “Government on a Neighboring Planet”: (72:4.2) The feeble-minded are trained only in agriculture and animal husbandry, and are committed for life to special custodial colonies where they are segregated by sex to prevent parenthood, which is denied all subnormals. These restrictive measures have been in operation for seventy-five years; the commitment decrees are handed down by the parental courts.
(113:1.1) The teaching about guardian angels is not a myth; certain groups of human beings do actually have personal angels. It was in recognition of this that Jesus, in speaking of the children of the heavenly kingdom, said: “Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones, for I say to you, their angels do always behold the presence of the spirit of my Father.”
(113:1.3) The subnormal minded—those who do not exercise normal will power; those who do not make average decisions. This class embraces those who cannot comprehend God; they lack capacity for the intelligent worship of Deity.
Section 4: The Jews and the Samaritans
Section 5: The Woman of Sychar
p12: This explains why the story in John 4:6–42 has no parallels in the Synoptics.
Section 6: The Samaritan Revival
Section 7: Teachings About Prayer and Worship