1. These are the words of Tae, in kosmon: I am Light; I am Central, but Boundless, saith Jehovih.
The Oahspe text identifies “Tae” as “equivalent to the words, THE HIGHEST GENERAL EXPRESSION OF MANKIND, OR, THE UNIVERSAL VOICE WAS.” Jehovih’s Faithists recognise that there is a celestial family consisting of the Father, Mother and Son: Jehovih, Corpor and Tae. These three, and others, are referred to as the “Family of the Universe.” The Oahspe speaks of Jehovih as having eight sons and daughters. “These are the nine entities; or, according to the ancients, Jehovih and His eight children, His Sons and Daughters. And these are the same, which in all ages, poets and philosophers have made to speak as, THE FAMILY OF THE UNIVERSE. Through them I speak. Jehovih is the Light, that is, Knowledge. The manifestation of Knowledge in man is Jehovih. The growth of wisdom in man, as the earth groweth older, is the tree of light.” (see Introduction to God’s Book of Ben)
Jehovih’s Faithists believe that Tae existed in the beginning, or as the text says, “the Universal Voice Was.” In the Greek New Testament this is equivalent to the term “Logos” (or “Memra” in Aramaic), meaning “Word”. In John 1:1 we read “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with” Jehovih. There has always been a testimony, or ancient record, of Tae’s pre-existence.
Like the word “corpor”, the name “Tae” is used in various ways. The name is sometimes used as a title for the leader of a Faithist community. (See Book of Shalam 1:1)
2. I give thee of My Light; and when thou hast received, thou criest out: Behold, I am wise! 3. Thy corpor I made, in which to localise thee; to mature thy entity. 4. Without Me, thou hadst not come to life. Thou art as the end of a ray of light from My Person. 5. And thou art focalised in thy corporeal body.
If it were not for Jehovih, the Ever-present Creator, we would not have the ability to take in knowledge of His laws and understand His creation. Neither would we have the ability to walk upright. He has given us His light and thus granted us the ability to receive understanding. Our very being, or soul, originates from Jehovih’s own light.
6. I am to thy spirit, as is the sun to a ray of light. I am the Light that illuminateth thy soul. 7. The ray of light that goeth out of Me, taketh root in mortality, and thou art the product, the tree. 8. Thou wert nothing; though all things that constitute thee, were before. 9. These I drove together, and quickened. 10. Thus I made thee.
These verses continue to reinforce the fact that Jehovih is our Creator and it is He who enlivens our spirit with His Light. Without Him, we can not exist. The term “quickened” means “made alive” or “made to live.”
11. After the manner I made thee corporeally, so made I thee spiritually, intellectually. 12. As out of corpor I made thy corporeal body, so, out of My Light, which is My Very Self, I built thee up in spirit, with consciousness that thou art.
Ultimately, knowledge and wisdom are derived from Jehovih. Without His grace, there is no means of obtaining knowledge. The Creator provides knowledge in a progressive manner. In the most ancient of times, mankind’s intellectual abilities were at their lowest. A man who lived in 1500 BC, would have never dreamed of the many inventions that exist today.
13. Thou canst not add one jot or tittle to thy corporeal self, of thine own will and exertion. 14. It is by and through Me, that the process of absorption by the blood addeth unto thee. 15. Thy blood floweth in thy veins because of My quickening power upon thee. 16. When I withdraw My hand, thou diest. Life and death are of Me. 17. All thy corporeal part is, therefore, of Me and through Me.
Again, we exist only by the power of our Creator. We are reminded of just how small we are in the universe. Jehovih says that once He withdraws His hand, we die. It is through Jehovih that we have our existence.
18. Even so is thy spirit of Me also. 19. And as thou canst not add a fraction to thy corporeal self, neither canst thou add a fraction to thy spiritual self. 20. Out of Myself groweth thy spirit.
Similarly, our spirit (or soul) exists only because of Jehovih. The soul within the body is from the Light of Jehovih as mentioned above. Our spirit is able to grow only by the power of Jehovih the Almighty.
21. Neither canst thou, of thine own self, manufacture or acquire or take unto thyself, one new thought, nor idea, nor invention. 22. All thought and knowledge and judgement which thou hast, I gave unto thee. 23. As the whirlwind gathereth up dust, and driveth it toward a centre, so is the plan of My universe. 24. Thou art as a centre; all things come to thee from without. 25. Thy knowledge, as well as thy corporeality, came to thee from without, from that which was external to thyself.
As noted for the 11th verse, it is only by the light of Jehovih that we are able to bring forth inventions. It is by His light and the giving of progressive knowledge that we are able to develop ideas or thoughts.