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Thesis: On The Divinity Of Man

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The Divinity Of Man

On the problem of God’s chosen people

 


           

 

            As was told in the Scroll of the Gospel, God, in His infinite wisdom, chose from the sons of the first man a prophet. The prophet he chose to receive His word, the first of The Holy Scrolls, The Scroll of Virtue, was Exalted Horen. To the layman it may appear that God’s choice of humanity over the other descendants was an arbitrary one, unfair to the other races. However, as we know God is a just and benevolent Lord, we know His decisions are never arbitrary. It is not, in fact, God who chose Horen over his brothers, but Horen who chose God over worldly wealth. It was not Horen’s inherent supremacy that made him the first Exalted, but in fact his devotion to the Lord which prompted God to bestow upon him His eternal favor. 

 

            To understand the origin of man’s place in God’s plan one must turn to the Gospel and understand the birth of our forefathers, of Horen, of Malin, of Krug, of Urguan. These four ancestors, the origin of we descendents, spread through the world with their people, and each chose that which they valued the most. Malin into the forest, to care for the creatures of the land. Urguan into the mountains, to gather the precious metals from the heart of the world. Krug into the desert, to hunt and find the strength superior to all foes. Horen into the plains and forests, to worship God and fulfill His word. This is the origin of our places in the world, of humans, elves, dwarves, and orcs. Our ancestors, valued equally in the eyes of God, chose that which they valued the most. Only one of them, however, chose to value God above all else, and that was Horen. It is from these choices we find our purposes today as the descendants of these four brothers. God informed us that “As Horen and Owyn, as all men, you suffer the sins of your father and your mother:” (Gospel 7:28). So, by God’s very own words, the reason humanity is favored to be the prophets of God is because our fathers chose God over this world, where the fathers of elves, dwarves, and orcs chose this world over God.

 

            Bear in mind, humanity does indeed carry with them the blessing of God as passed down to them by their forefather Horen, this is without dispute. This is why of all God’s prophets, all have come from the line of Horen, the line of humanity. This blessing does come with a price, however. As humans we are expected to spread the love of God to the other descendents, we are tasked to follow in the footsteps of Exalted Horen, Owyn, Godfrey, and Sigismund. This is due to our forefathers’ promise that we shall remain dutiful and faithful to His word and His plan. In this regard the word of God does not promote human supremacy, but the supremacy of His virtuous and righteous followers. There is only one supreme, and that is the Lord himself, and by this fact no man can be supreme but through Him. A non believer may rebut with a passage from the book of Godfrey; “And Godfrey set aside the Throne of Man for a holy purpose, consecrating it to GOD. Thus it was sworn that no Son of Malin, of Urguan, of Krug, or any magi shall hold it.” (Gospel 6:36-37). The answer to this is rather straightforward. As discussed prior, the sons of Malin, Urguan, and Krug chose for themselves false gods at the behest of Iblees. It is for this simple reason no non-human may rule over man, those that worship the servants of Iblees can not sit on the throne that was consecrated and dedicated to God. 

 

            Furthermore, one should not become overly prideful in their status as the bearers of God’s word. This very mistake was made by Exalted Godfrey himself, in proclaiming the supremacy of humankind over the other descendent races. “So the Lord saw that Godfrey went into strange lands. 17 He spoke the word of God, which was good. 18 But he also spoke of man’s perfection, and the foreigner was made to grovel before man in worship. 19 The world lived in terror of the Lord, and not in love.” (Gospel 7:16-19). As one can read, directly from the Holy Scrolls themselves, humanity is not to be made supreme over all of the races. Godfrey was in fact chastised by God for this very display of pride. Therefore, one must take great heed not to become prideful of their own place in this world, after all we are all but mere servants to the Almighty. It is without a doubt our divine duty to rise to the expectations God has placed for the greatest among us, the Exalted, but in doing so we must not create a division between his people by spreading the idea of singular supremacy in the eyes of God. Rather, we must bring all descendents together under the loving gaze of our Creator. We must shine the light of God upon all other descendents so they too may feel His loving embrace. 

 

            To conclude this work, the Scroll of Spirit recalls God’s mercy towards those who have been led astray. Each of the races, as well as the Magi, receive a warning not to fall victim to the Denier’s lies, but to find the Lord and worship Him. Therefore it is not supremacy over the descendents God has given to we humans, but the burden to bright salvation to them, to show them the lies of their false gods and guide them to the love of the one true God. I implore you, dear reader, do not be swept up in ideas of your own divine superiority, as this is not the will of God. Instead, turn inward and find yourself naught but a humble servant called upon to do your duty as a follower of God’s divine word. I reiterate, there is none as supreme as the Lord your God, do not fall victim to your own pride, that is the will of the Denier and his minions. Humble yourself before God and spread his word to your fellow creations, this is your duty as a descendent of Horen, the first descendent to receive the word of God at Gamesh. The opening up of the self to the Horenic virtues bonds together the divnity of God's salvation and the fulfillment of creation.

 

Amen.

Edited by Scourge

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Alfred Cardinal Jorenus reviews the thesis and nods to himself. He then extends an invitation to the young acolyte to meet him in the Chapel of Reza at any time to discuss his further training.

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