The Bible as we know is our chart and compass which guides us daily throughout this life. Here is a very good description of The Bible.
This book contains: the mind of God, the state of mankind, the way of salvation, the fate of sinners, and happiness of believers.
Its doctrine is holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. God’s peace is with you.
It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the soldier’s sword, the pilot’s compass, and the Christian’s charter. Here heaven is open, and the gates of hell disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, health to the soul, and a river of pleasure. It is given to you here in this life, will be open at judgment, and is established forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labour, and condemn all who trifle with its contents.
My Brother (Sister), you have served your discipleship as a bearer of burdens and hewer of stone in the quarries and have come at last to that exalted position as an overseer of work,….a Master Mystical Court Commander, free to travel into foreign countries, to work and receive The Mystical Court’s wages.
We have given you your tools to work with and taught you their Mystical uses. We taught you how to properly divide your time by the 24 inch gauge, that you might have 8 hours in which to rest and 8 more to serve your fellow man and worship your Creator. You will continue to do well if you follow the formula given to you throughout the course outlined.
We gave you the common gavel with which to rid your mind and conscience of all the vices and superfluities of life, so that when your appointed time arrives, you may find your proper place in that spiritual temple, that house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens. These will only guide you through this life if you paid attention to your Mystical teacher.
We taught you to walk uprightly by the plumb, to square your actions by the square of virtue, and how to meet and work on the level. And, finally, we gave you the trowel with which to spread the cement of brotherly love and affection that binds us into the greatest organization (Christianity) the world has ever known; a brotherhood that extends into every far flung corner of the Earth. It is given to you to keep, but only if you paid attention to the true teaching.
But, my Brother (Sister), there is one thing that we have not yet given you,…something that every workman must have in order to do the best possible work. We have not yet given you a set of plans to work by, or in our Mystical language, …your Trestle Board.
So, it is our pleasure and privilege at this time to present you with your Trestleboard. This is the Mystical Bible on which you placed your hands and kissed when you took your Mystical Oath and Obligations here at this Mystical altar. The same place you have received your Charge to be faithful to Almighty God.
Here is your book of plans, the most complete set of plans ever given to a man. Here you will find a plan to guide you, comfort you, to sustain you in every contingency, in joy or in sorrow, in riches or in poverty, in fair weather or foul. The answer to ever question, to every need, can be found between the covers of this great book.
How you will choose to use this set of plans, my Brother (Sister), is not for me to say. That is something you must work out for yourself. You may find the answer in the words of the prophets…in the 10 Commandments as laid down by Moses…in the records of the Mosaic found in the book of Exodus…in the inspirations of the Psalms and written by David,…or in the wisdom of the proverbs of King Solomon.
Or, you may find it by example, the example of that perfect and most successful life lived 2000 years ago by a humble carpenter. Jessus Christ our soon coming King of kings.
But, let me tell you this, my Brother (Sister), and I say it in all sincerity, whenever you turn to this Great Book to find your plan, you may fail it,… but it will never fail you. Just like the hymn writer declared tha Jesus never fails. Why did I say that to you. Because He is the Word made flesh and came among us.
So, we give you this Book of Plans…this Trestle Board…with our best wishes and blessings. It is yours to serve and guide you in your social, your business…and most importantly, your family life.
And now, properly equipped with your Trestle Board, go forth, my Brother (Sister), and do your work as a man (woman) and as a Master Mystical Commander!