Series 1 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 2
What is God?
2. In the absolute sense, God is infinite Being, the one Presence, the one Power in the universe; the Creator, the Sustainer of all life. God is the originating Cause and continuing Source of all being, all creation. He is the one universal Principle, unchanging Law, the unlimited and absolute Good; He is Truth, Spirit, omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience.
In the relative sense, God as Spirit individuated in man becomes to man the personal, loving Father who always welcomes His child, who cares for him, guides, protects, shelters, feeds, clothes, comforts, and sustains him. He is to man the Presence and the Power that is his help in every need.
God is dependable Principle both in an impersonal, universal way and also in a personal, specific way. The divine Creator as Spirit and as unchanging Principle in the universe moves as the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, and loving Father in each human being just as soon as man turns within to God and puts his dependence on Him as the one and only source of all his good.
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