150 Those Who Do Not Pursue the Truth Will All Regret
1. When the day comes for this work to spread, and you see the entirety of it, you will regret, and at that time you will be dumbfounded. There are blessings, yet you do not know to enjoy them, and there is the truth, yet you do not pursue it. Do you not bring contempt upon yourself? There is so much work, and so many truths; are they not worthy of being known by you? Is God’s chastisement and judgment incapable of awakening your spirit? Is God’s chastisement and judgment incapable of making you hate yourself?
2. Are you content to live under the influence of Satan, with peace and joy, and a little fleshly comfort? Are you not the lowliest of all people? Aren’t you like swine and dogs? None are more foolish than those who have beheld salvation but do not pursue to gain it: They are people who gorge themselves on the flesh and enjoy Satan.
3. You always pursue those things that are worthless, and you attach no value to life, instead putting your own extravagant thoughts before the truth. You are so worthless!
You live your whole life like this; what difference is there between you, and pigs and dogs? Are those who do not pursue the truth, and instead love the flesh, not all beasts? How many words have been spoken among you? Has only a little work been done among you? How much has God provided among you? And so why have you not gained it? What do you have to complain of?
from “The Experiences of Peter: His Knowledge of Chastisement and Judgment” in The Word Appears in the Flesh