- The Messenger Of Zeltania
Ekin was a bright
and clever man who lived as a hero. He spent most of his life serving and
protecting the people of Zeltania, a province in Babylon. He was not greedy,
nor did he have any ambitions. Ekin was a kind man who always wanted to
serve God. The people of Zeltania were gracious for his duties, but soon
after, he passed away. The people saw spirits of Ekin and were curious
about his after-death. The believed that Ekin were chosen to face the test
to reach God's heaven.
Zeltan religion, people who led a good life will go to heaven. People such
as Ekin who devoted his life to others have the chance to live in God's
heaven to serve God. The test involves two stages to complete, and if they
fail, they are sent to hell.
to heaven seems to have an endless bright surrounding. All Ekin could see
was two angels guarding behind a gate each. One of them is a good angel
who is always telling the truth and is guarding the door to the next test.
The other is a bad angel who tells lies and stands in front of the door
to hell. For his first test in order to get to the next stage, Ekin must
identify the angels by asking them only one question, and the angels can
only reply yes or no. Ekin thought wisely and was clever enough to identify
what was behind the doors. He asked one of the angels,
'Will the other
angel tell me that you are guarding the door to the next stage?'
This was a clever
question, because if the angel he asked was honest, he will know that the
other angel is lying, so the answer will be no. This means behind the good
angel is the door to the next stage. If he asks the evil one, he will say
yes, so to lie that he is guarding the door to heaven.
After Ekin correctly
identifies the gate, he enters his last test. He finds himself transported
to the border of heaven and hell, but was captured by a demon. The hideous
creature allowed Ekin to make a statement before he was taken to hell.
The demon said to Ekin,
'If you make
a true statement, you will be fed to the demons, and if the statement is
false, you will be burned forever.'
made his statement and said,
'I will be burned
If the statement
was true, he would be fed, which would make the statement false, so he
will be burned. Then the statement becomes true again. The demon was confused
and baffled and decides to set him free.
Ekin had completed
the test and reached God's heaven and later met God. Because of good deeds
he proved in life, God had given him supernatural powers and to become
an angel himself. He was a guardian angel, whose job was to serve and protect
mankind. The people of Zeltania saw visions of Ekin and were later worshipped
as the messenger of Zeltania.