NPS 030

On Prophecy

Now the holy Prophet Travancus did prophesy many things. Yet the doubters did object – you say such and such will come to pass, yet you never say by when! Anyone can prophesy as such; for if what they prophesy never happens, it will still be said, it is yet to come. And the holy Travancus responded to them, as follows: I tell you solemnly, if within a myriad myriad years, or even one tenth thereof, these things of which I speak come not to pass, then assuredly I am a false prophet. They objected: A myriad myriad years? A thousand myriad years? Such is hardly different from forever! Travancus responded, You asked and I gave, and now you do not like what I give? If you wanted differently, why did you not ask differently? You say, it is too long, but I ask you, how long is too long? Would tomorrow be too long? Or a myriad years? Yet between these two there is a perfect succession of days and of hours and of moments – tell me, at which point does it become too long for you? Thus were the doubters silenced, and they departed from the party of the Prophet.

And the holy Travancus spoke: Without doubt, when the sacred animals begin to regain their power of speech, which the most palid Pandal stole from them, you may know for sure that we are nearing the final end.

And the holy Travancus spoke: Behold this sign of the last days – that they do not grow old, neither die, but remain young for centuries upon centuries. And those who are old begin to grow young again, growing younger as the years progress.

Now the holy Travancus spoke as follows: If anyone, prior to the attainment of Second Triumph, does teach, that some prophet be the last Prophet, and that there shall be no subsequent Prophets, then without doubt, that person is a false teacher. And if anyone, prior to the attainment of Second Triumph, does teach, that some prophet be the last Prophet of some rank, and that there shall be no subsequent Prophets equal in rank, then without doubt, that person is a false teacher. And if anyone, prior to the attainment of Second Triumph, does teach, that some scripture be the final Scripture, and that the body of Scripture be permanently completed, and that there shall be no subsequent Scriptures, and that this Scripture cannot be added unto, subtracted from, amended or revised, then without doubt, that person is a false teacher. And if anyone, teaching as such, claims to be a Prophet, then without doubt, they are a false prophet. And if any claimed scripture teaches any of these things to be true, prior to Second Triumph, then without doubt, it is a false scripture. But beware of the false and lying prophets who love to stick their false words in the pure mouths of the Prophets true; and who love to take true and correct scriptures and corrupt them into scriptures of lying falsehood, removing from them what is true and adding unto them what is error. Therefore, condemn not any prophet of the past, or scripture of the past, for the prophet of the past may not have said those words which it is claimed that they have said, and the scripture of the past may not have read when written what it now reads.

Now the holy Prophet Travancus spoke as follows: Say not that the true scriptures are perfect; for whilst in their essence they are already perfect, yet in their expression of that essence they are as yet still growing in perfection.
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