It amuses me when I hear of people praying to a God to help them slay the enemy in any conflict. God wouldn't, no couldn't do this because, if we believe in a God, He is the creator of everyone - and we are therefore part of Him.
It's why sects like the Jehovah Witnesses have got it wrong with their views of Armageddon, God wouldn't/couldn't destroy a large section Himself.
Evolution is a spiritual system whereby we gradually realise that we are part of the whole i.e. God, or whatever term you would prefer to call a supreme power or source of life.
Jesus, was/is known as the Son of God. True, because we are all the 'children' of God following an evolution trail at whatever speed, and in any way we choose.
Thinking along these lines I happened to read the following in The Science Of Mind by Ernest Holmes:
"Evolution is the awakening of the soul to a recognition of its unity with the Whole. Material evolution is an effect, not a cause. This reverses the popular belief, declaring that evolution is the result of intelligence, rather than intelligence being the result of evolution."
Holmes goes on to say:
"The aim of evolution is to produce a man, who at the objective point of his own self-determination, may completely manifest the inner life of the spirit. Even the spirit does not seek to control us, it lets us alone to discover ourselves. The most precious thing a man possesses is his own individuality; indeed, this is the only thing he really has or is."
That about sums it up: we are individualised parts of God, therefore immortal. One day, no doubt, we will realise our possible potential.
Just rambling thoughts. Enjoy the evolution trail, most of us probably still have a very long way to travel!
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I haven't looked at God that way. If there is one God he wouldn't take sides, it would be like favouring one of your own children. Got me thinking!ReplyDelete
If there is one God then he can't take sides as we are all the same.Delete
Great post! I think most organized religions have it all wrong, not just Jehovah Witnesses.ReplyDelete
Most religions - if not all - are man made and therefore can't possibly see all of the answers.Delete