Recovered Text: Fletcher’s Tome of Repentance
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A Prayer for Daily Repentance.
Dear Lord, thank you for your forgiveness. Thank you for not abandoning us to our mistakes, but for reaching out instead to bring us home. Help convict me of sin and help me accept your mercy without shame. Thank you for your love, despite our differences, that you pour out for me and all of those you’ve created. Help me live out of that love today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
I write in this tome, a new changed Goblin. One who has shared, and understood and learned so much. Over the years I worked with Aruans and saw how they were and how they think. I believe there was no other way. I believed this world was theirs alone. But, I’ve seen more and understood more. I was once their Taskmaster. Today, I am an Archmage. Empowered and driven by a force they cannot compete with. Empowered to lead ranks and show my strength to those who believe. I am empowered by the one the Angel Guards revere, as God. But, I do not write this so that others will flee from aruans, nor as my own story. I, Quorin Flethcer, bring this to you as a believer who now knows. What they really are…
Among this writing are many passages that the great Angel Guard Krusa has taught me.
17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Through time and time, I’ve come to question what this meant. But, I’ve finally understood. Defenders of old brought with them many things that we never understood. PRican, the great Peacemaker showed many goblins that not all acts were of war and magic. He brought to influence the thought that in time, and given effort. We too could learn to be as strong as defenders. He also thought us the way of the “Zulie”. Apparently a powerful currency among the humans. Something that they too, would use to one day grow into a kingdom that flourishes along.
32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
Krusa told us that this verse of this powerful tome related to something as simple as what we see among our people. Where many natives choose to say that humans are threats. That they do nothing but bring chaos and discord, because we see what the lessers do not. Our lesser kin, so weak and frail have held the human names up high, have held belief of what they are. But we, vivars, we do not believe in such power. We call them mystical beings, and say they are just like that, but we do not realize what praise they truly hold, and where it comes from. From what they believe. From WHO they believe.
3 So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sistersins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.
Something I dared not to believe. Something I dared not do, as an aruan follower. To forgive was a fickle though in my head. Where I assumed everyone was against me, or to stomp on me. But had I realized sooner… I would’ve forgiven so many who had made choices. So many who had decided and understood. But I did not see the truth in them, until I soon came to Krusa, who showed me that not all humaks were dangerous. I just hope that these new Generals, understand and repent for their sins… But, I cannot forgive those who choose to listen to the darkness in their hearts. To the demons that reign their minds…
46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.
Revival… Such a strange concept that the humans believed in someone who did this. As far as our world has shown, such feats are impossible. But, they speak of this with such belief. It leaves one to wonder…
8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.
Krusa mentioned that this has nothing to do with a garden. Which surprised me… I had believe to make fruit, you needed to plant it first. But she says it is in one’s heart that it must be planted. That one must sow the seeds of repentance, and reap their abundant production.
15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.
Some humans make the choice to ignore such life lesson. Some humans choose to continue in their darkness. Ignorance, is to choose not to learn and fight against it.
31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
In the real world we cannot let our guard down, and choose to listen and punish those who have repented. Those who have aided themselves, and chosen to do what is right for the worlds. Not just as believers of their own. But as believers of others, and morals. I cannot punish my people for not knowing. I cannot punish those who did not take action because fear reigned over. But those who choose to sit back, to ignore, and follow their darkness that pushes them from this. Those are the ones… Those who would kill for the sake of killing. Those who would damage for the sake of watching others hurt. Those who would steal for their own benefit… Those are the ones, who need repentance more than others.
19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
Dear Lord in heaven, I have done such wrong in this world by aiding those who wish me to sin for them. I have done the wrongs of a demon, who asks me only to kill and mame. I have done wrong by those that stood beside me, and guided to the darkness those who needed light. By lord’s mercy, forgive me, and help me find a way to lead others to the light as well. In Jesus’ name.
31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.
Lady Krusa speaks of this particular one, as a meaning to that which has come to our lands. To the Aruans, as a test…
21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.
And so… I have turned to my fellow Goblin once anew. I will help them find this truth…
4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
I too was ignorant. I too, led the aruan recruits to the ones who will hold them against their will. To the ones that would show them, they had nothing in their lives but to kill. Requesting Jelly Beans for candy, and Krawfies for feasts. I too shunned the kindness of this world, and led the darkness down it’s path. But I will make ammends. I will teach my people to change this. We will make a difference, we will spread good once anew. I trust Amberlight understands… He is a hard one.
2 Corinthians 7:9
9 yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.
So many choices that needed correction. So many lessons that needed to be pushed back. So many souls I’ve drifted into the aruan reign… They must be saved. I repent. I repent…
18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
Even the Goblins, the Moldies, the Rackies, all of us too. We too shall be saved. So say we all, Amen.
19 After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’
But no more will I bear such a disgrace. I will make right by that which I have wronged. I will make right and help stop the aruan reign. I will learn to fight with his power by my side, and I will learn to seek a new way of life.
2 Corinthians 7:10
10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
Worldly sorrow is all the Aruans allow them to know. All their goddess let’s them see. She is false, and as such, she will never lead them to live truly joyous lives. Truly lives that they will cherish to have lived. I will not let her corruption, malevolence and darkness reign. I will find aruans who are willing to repent. I will help them.
3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.
So I must teach them… I must teach them all, what it truly means. What it truly means to repent, and to be unbound by the darkness that has weighed upon them. I must save them, before it is too late…
5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
All light would be lost, if I do not save them. The humans I wronged. The humans I lost.
5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.
Their Herald. Their Servants. Their Legionnaires. Their Generals. Their Squads.
They do not listen. Please great one, help them to listen. Even if I die. Help them understand. So… co… ma… see. May … So … ma… repent… Be saved.
By: Quorin Fletcher
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