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T H E     W A Y     T O     C H R I S T.
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Background on the Restored Text

As of July, 2006, the electronic versions of the six manuscripts contained in The Way to Christ were restored by PasstheWORD, to more accurately portray their presentation in the 1764 Wm. Law Edition in English of The Works of Jacob Boehme, The Teutonic TheosopherThe former six versions had been on-line at PTW since their contribution in 1998.  At that time they were also contributed to CCEL which put those early editions in the public domain.  They have been copied and displayed on many other websites and modified many times in the process, often corrupting the text.

Although the content of the former on-line text in all six documents was very close to the Wm. Law Edition, the preparer of the first public-domain e-versions had added upper-case emphasis to certain words, used modern spelling and observed certain modern conventions in those first transcriptions which have now been removed, and the text of each document has been rechecked to the original.  Minor typographical errors were addressed as well.

The electronic texts of the restored reproductions of the manuscripts are now copyrighted by PTW to avoid any further adulteration of the authentic documents. The restored text renderings more closely convey the presentation in the 1764 Wm. Law Edition of The Works of Jacob Behmen, The Teutonic Theosopher.

Should you desire to print the new versions of any of the documents, there are now some helpful tips and suggestions  on-line, see:
Printing the Manuscripts , for basic instructions on printing, how to customize hardcopy, large print editions, notes about printer problems, what to do if you don't have a printer, on-screen reading tips, copyright information, and more.




W A Y    T O    C H R I S T.

D I S C O V E R E D    A N D   D E S C R I B E D

I N   T H E   F O L L O W I N G   T R E A T I S E S.



Written in the German Language, Anno. 1622;

By JACOB BEHMEN, the Teutonic Theosopher.


  Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, because thou has hid these Things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto Babes.  
  Even so, Father for so it seemed good in thy Sight.

  Ye see then your Calling, Brethren, how that not many wise Men after the Flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called.  
  But God hath chosen the foolish Things of the World to confound the wise;  and God hath chosen the weak Things of the world to confound the Things which are Mighty.   
  And base Things of the World, and Things which are despised hath God chosen, yea, and Things which are not, to bring to nought Things that are.   
  That no Flesh should glory in his Presence.



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A U T H O R' S    P R E F A C E

T O    T H E

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DEAR Reader,

If thou wilt use these Words aright, and art in good Earnest, thou shalt certainly find the Benefit thereof.   But I desire thou mayest be warned, if thou art not in Earnest, not to meddle with the dear Names of God, in and by which the most High Holiness is invoked, moved, and powerfully desired, lest they kindle the Anger of God in thy Soul.   For we must not abuse the Holy Names of God.  This little Book is only for those that would fain repent, and are in a Desire to begin.  Such will find what Manner of Words therein, and whence they are born.   Be you herewith commended to the Eternal Goodness and Mercy of God.

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: This E-Text 2006  Pass the WORD Services.
E-Text Copyright renews with each published update.

First On-line at PTW: August 23, 1998
Restored edition On-Line  July 29, 2006
  Last update: November 30, 2012

Links to the Authentic Reproductions
of Jacob Boehme's The Way to Christ.

T H E  F I R S T  B O O K.

Of True Repentance.

T H E  S E C O N D  B O O K.

Of True Resignation.

T H E  T H I R D  B O O K.

Of Regeneration.

T H E  F O U R T H  B O O K.  [ IN 3 PARTS ]

1. Of the SuperSensual Life.

2. Of Heaven and Hell.

3. The Way from Darkness to True Illumination.


Transcriptions from: " The Works of Jacob Behmen, The Teutonic Theosopher."
Reverend William Law's  Edition in English: Volume Four; London, 1764,
Printed for M. Richardson, in Pater-noster Row.



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