How many are lost through the pride of the mind! -Valtorta

Jesus says:

"I told you one day that the eternal envious one tries to copy God in all the manifestations of God.

God has his faithful archangels. Satan has his. Michael: God's witness, has an infernal rival; and so has Gabriel: God's strength.

The first beast, which comes out of the sea, which with a voice of blasphemy makes those who are deceived proclaim: "Who is like the beast? Defeated and wounded by him in the battle between the troops of God and those of Lucifer, at the beginning of time, healed by Satan, it hates Michael to death, and loves, if love can be spoken of among demons - it is better to say: absolute submission - Satan.

Faithful minister of his accursed king, he uses intelligence to harm the race of man, creature of God, and to serve his master. He uses endless and unmeasured force to persuade man to erase, by himself, my sign that horrifies the spirits of darkness. Removed that one, with the sin that takes away grace, luminous chrism over your being, the Beast can approach and induce man to adore him as if he were a God and to serve him in crime.

If man would think to what subjection he gives himself by espousing himself to guilt, he would not sin. But man does not think. He looks at the moment and the joy of the moment, and worse than Esau exchanges divine progeny for a dish of lentils.

But Satan does not use only this violent seducer of man. Inasmuch as man reflects little, in general, there are still too many men who, not out of love, but out of fear of punishment, do not want to sin gravely. That is why here is the other satanic minister, the second beast. Under the appearance of a lamb he has the spirit of a dragon.

He is the second manifestation of Satan and corresponds to Gabriel, because he announces the Beast and is his strongest force: the one who demolishes without consulting and persuades with feigned sweetness that it is right to follow in the footsteps of the Beast.

It is useless to speak of political power and land. No. If anything you can refer to the former the name of Human Power and to the latter that of Human Science. And if the Power by itself produces rebels, Science, when it is only human, corrupts without producing rebellion and drags to perdition an infinite number of adepts. How many are lost by the pride of the mind that makes them despise the Faith and kill the soul with the pride that separates them from God! For although I will reap the harvest of the earth on the last day, there is already a reaper among you. And it is this spirit of Evil who reaps you and does not make of you ears of eternal grain, but chaff for the abode of Satan.

One, only one science is necessary. I will repeat it a thousand times: to know God and to serve Him, to know Him in things, to see Him in events and to know how to distinguish Him from His antagonist so as not to fall into perdition. On the other hand, you are concerned with increasing human knowledge to the detriment of superhuman knowledge.

I do not condemn Science. On the contrary, I like man to deepen the knowledge he has been accumulating, so that he may understand more and more and admire Me in My works. I have given you intelligence for this. But you must use it to see God in the law of the star, in the formation of the flower, in the conception of being, and not use intelligence to violate life or deny the Creator.

Rationalism, Humanism, Philosophism, Theosophism, Naturism, Classicism, Darwinism, you have schools and doctrines of all kinds, and you are concerned with them all, inasmuch as Truth is very much perverted or abolished in them. You just do not want to follow and deepen the school of Christianity.

Natural resistance, by the way. By going deeper into religious culture you would be obliged either to follow the Law - and you do not want to do this - or to confess openly that you want to trample the Law underfoot. And you do not want to do this either. That is why you do not want to become learned in supernatural Science.

But you poor fools! And what will you do with your little schools and your little words when you have to take my examination? You have extinguished in yourselves the infinite light of the true Science and you have thought to illuminate your souls with light substitutes, like poor fools who pretend to extinguish the sun by making with many lanterns a new sun. But even if the sun is hidden by the mists, the sun is always in my firmament. But though with your doctrines you create mists that hide the Knowledge and the Truth, the Truth and the Knowledge always exist because they come from Me who am eternal.

Seek true Wisdom and you will understand how Science must be understood. Free your souls from all artificial superstructures and raise in them true Faith. Like spires of a spiritual cathedral, Science, Wisdom, Intelligence and Fortitude and Humility and Continence will blossom upon them, for the true sage knows not only what is humanly knowable, but he knows the most difficult thing: to master himself in the passions of the flesh and to be able to control himself in the passions of the flesh and make his lower part the pedestal to raise his soul and launch the spirit towards the Heavens, to the meeting with Me that I come and I am in every thing and that I wish to be the true and holy Master of my brothers" .

Valtorta Notebooks 1943, August 22nd.