Message from God: book 1/53
You do not listen to my teachers. You kill them, because they stand against every thought you have that would deny Me. And deny Me you must if you are to deny yourself. Because you are afraid. And because My promises are too good to be true. Because you cannot accept the grandest Truth. And so you must reduce yourself to a spirituality which teaches fear and dependence and intolerance, rather than love and power and acceptance.
You are filled with fear, and your biggest fear is that My biggest promise might be life’s biggest lie. And so you create the biggest fantasy you can to defend yourself against this. You claim that any promise which gives you the power, and guarantees you the love of God must be the false promise of the devil. God would never make such a promise, you tell yourself, only the devil would, to tempt you into denying God’s true identity as the fearsome, judgmental, jealous, vengeful, and punishing entity of entities.
Even though this description better fits the definition of a devil (if there were one), you have assigned devilish characteristics to God in order to convince yourself not to accept the God-like promises of your Creator, or the God-like qualities of the Self.
Such is the power of fear.