A window onto eternity

Read an introduction here. Life's highest questions are analysed: Who am I? Why suffering? Where from and where to? Does God and the road to bliss exist?

OT, NT and TT. Read how the moral of revenge is superseded by the ideal of forgiveness.

The eternal world pictureGods eternal world plan illustrated in a symbol. We reap what we sow and develop from animal kingdom to real human kingdom from life to life.

A brief overview of the books of The Third Testament

The Third Testament comprises all of Martinus’ published writings and symbols and, as a whole, constitutes a defence of everyone and everything.

Livets Bog   (Which translated means: The Book of Life)

Everyone has vital roles to play in the gigantic theatrical performances taking place in nature, and which we call the universe. As the universe is being described here as something alive, it can be likened to a book – ”the book of life” that everyone is reading – every single moment. “The book of life” will help us to understand “life’s speech”, so that we can realise who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.

 

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Introducing all the books

The Third Testament comprises all of Martinus’ published writings and symbols and, as a whole, constitutes a defence of everyone and everything.

Livets Bog – The Book of Life 1-7
The Third Testament provides an explanation of life’s own religion. We all of us already exist as members of this religion, bad as well as good, believers as well as non-believers, animals and plants included – in this religion there is therefore no need for initiation ceremonies. Everyone has vital roles to play in the gigantic theatrical performances taking place in nature, and which we call the universe. As the universe is being described here as something alive, it can be likened to a book – ”the book of life” that everyone is reading – every single moment. “The book of life” will help us to understand “life’s speech”, so that we can realise who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.

 

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The cosmic symbols

  

The symbol-introductions below have not been written by Martinus, but are based on his explanations in the books: ”The Eternal Worldpicture” Vol. 1-4 and other parts of the Third Testament.

 

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Why should we study the cosmic analyses of the universe?

1. The world's greatest religious command
Why should one study the cosmic analyses of the universe, which for some beings may be difficult to understand? Human beings have through their religions and world redeemers been shown the way to God! Is there really anyone who can see a better and more perfect way to God, or any real cultural guidance better than that which has already been given, for example in Jesus' “Sermon on the Mount” and other holy precepts of Christ? Can one get a better instruction on the way to the Light than this: “Love your God above all things and your neighbour as yourself”? The answer must be that it would be quite impossible to show any way to God, to Light, or make any absolutely perfect cultural creation, which has not first and foremost the same unshakable divine command in its instruction as life's real foundation. So it is absolutely not in order to lead human beings away from the holy commands of Christ, or away from any other of the great world religions and their more or less holy commands or instructions in morals and ways of living. Consequently the cosmic analyses and symbols concerning the structure of life are presented in such a way as to show that the core in the revealed great cosmic conclusions or religious dogmas of the past is the absolute truth.

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The predictions of the world religions

Christianity
"I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.” (John 16:12-13)
Buddhism
Maitreya Buddha (the Buddha of the future) will come, which means a renewal of the teachings of the Dharma for those people, who can understand and receive.
Islam
The victory of Islam (peace and harmony) in connection with the coming of “the Spirit of the truth” (“Ahmed” or “Emeth”) – in the doomsday of latter days.
Hinduism
In our present time, Kali-yuga, injustice will culminate and will eventually overshadow the dharma totally. But just then the divine help comes forth, so that the human beings once again can come in harmony with life and become conscious in eternity, truth and love - “Satya-yuga”.

 

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Quotations from The Third Testament

Livets Bog 3, 870:

But if one denies reincarnation, even in these days one is taking part in a continuation of the world redeemer’s crucifixion and thereby contributing towards a perversion or falsification of his genuine world-saving wisdom. Without evolution this wisdom would have absolutely no value. Were it not for the fact that one is ‘born again’ and is able to continue through this new life to develop and continue to have experiences leading to more and more knowledge and so be able to put right what one has done wrong, one could not possibly come to ‘reap’ what one has ‘sown’. To ‘see’ God’s kingdom as well as to ‘enter therein’, as Jesus actually told Nicodemus would happen, would be an absolute impossibility without reincarnation. It was clearly obvious to the world redeemer that admittance as a perfect being to ‘God’s kingdom’ was not to be gained through mere ‘clemency’ or ‘absolution’. Otherwise he would have occupied himself solely with ‘absolution’. He would have had no logical reason whatsoever for spending all the time, energy and effort producing precepts, injunctions and ideals for his disciples and for all the other seekers after wisdom, as well as in his sermons to the people. Indeed, what would be the use of all that revelation, if it were only to produce precepts that no terrestrial human being could fulfil, and if ‘mercy’ and ‘absolution’ were actually the crucial factors? No, as we have seen, the world redeemer knew full well that the ideals could not be realized in a single earthly life, but that their fulfilment, on the contrary, would gradually become a reality for each individual over the course of a number of lives as the fruit of his own desires, practice, will and experience. And it is this being's meeting with the highest fruit of his previous lives that Jesus expressly defines as the home-coming of the ‘prodigal son’, that is, his meeting with the Father. At this point the son of God has realized his mistakes and thereby come to the correct recognition and attitude towards his Father and can look upon his own life and eternal identity as a son of God. He has now become the master of matter and consequently of life and death. He now no longer ‘sins’(makes mistakes), but acts perfectly; he is sexually impartial and hence has become all-loving.

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The name The Third Testament

At Easter 1921 Martinus experienced what might be called his cosmic initiation. He describes how a life-like Christ entered and became one with him. After this event he found that he had within himself directly an answer to any question, and thereby knowledge of his own and all beings' (the universe's) highest identity as the spirit and body of the Godhead. This continuous stream of knowledge is the source of the Third Testament.

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