Chapter

The Kingdom

Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz

in The Kingdom of Matthias

Published in print October 1995 | ISBN: 9780195098358
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854134 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098358.003.0004
The Kingdom

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This chapter discusses Matthias's teachings, whereby the Prophet would damn the enemies of the Jews—above all, the meek Christian devils and their disobedient women. It describes Matthias as the Spirit of Truth—the male governing spirit, or God—, which could enter any body or take any shape, and had been doing so for thousands of years. It further discusses Matthias's teachings concerning the return to Truth, which would provide each household with far more than it needed, but the surplus would never go to market. In the Kingdom of Matthias there would be no market, no money, no buying or selling, no wage system with its insidious domination of one father over another, no economic oppression of any kind. The chapter explains further that independent father–producers would keep what their households needed, and then take the rest to the temple in the New Jerusalem—the golden city that Matthias would build in western New York.

Keywords: Matthias's teachings; Jews; Christian devils; Spirit of Truth; God; Matthias; temple; New Jerusalem; golden city; New York

Chapter.  11380 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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