Lessons In Truth - Lesson 2 - Annotation 8
"God cannot be separated from His creation." Explain this statement.
8. God cannot be separated from His creation because, as these lessons have already emphasized, He is the cause of all creation, the source from which it comes forth. He is the life, substance, and intelligence that maintains and sustains man and the universe. "One God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all" (Eph. 4:6).
Creation, being composed of divine ideas, can never be separated from God Mind. While there are times in human experience when we may think that God is separated from us because of an appearance in our life that seems to lack some good, we come to see that in reality there can be no absence of Good, because God is the only presence and power. Further study of spiritual principles reveals to us that what seems to be an absence of good, or separation from God, is a condition that has resulted from a belief in separation in our own mind, due to lack of understanding concerning the nature of God and His relation to us and to the world about us.
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom. 8:38, 39).
Preceding Entry: What is substance in Divine Mind? How does it manifest in man, and throughout all creation?
Following Entry: Explain God as Principle. Explain God as personal, loving Father.