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Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 1

Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 1

What is God?

1. God is Spirit, Divine Mind, Father, Being, Truth, Creator, Principle and Law, Source and Cause of all that is; All Good, Absolute Good, omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience. (See Lessons in Truth Lesson 1 Annotation 1.)

The Sanskrit equivalent of the word God means "shining." This "shining" may take many forms according to the channel through which it pours. Therefore, it may appear to man as power, love, wisdom, goodness, law, abundance, Truth, strength, and so on. (See Chapter One, paragraph 23, of Christian Healing 16.)

Behind the outpouring, the "shining," stands the immutable Source of all -- eternal, creative Divine Mind, the Principle of Absolute Good which upholds and in-forms the universe and is, therefore, Being, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient.

"Divine Mind -- God-Mind; ever-present, all-knowing Mind; the Absolute, the unlimited, Omnipresent, all-wise, all-loving, all-powerful Spirit.

"There is but one Mind, and that Mind cannot be separated or divided, because, like the principle of mathematics, it is indivisible. All that we can say of the one Mind is that it is absolute and that all its manifestations are in essence like itself" (The Revealing Word, p. 56).

Preceding Entry: Where is the river of life? How do we become conscious of it?
Following Entry: Is God a person? Explain fully.