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Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 11

Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 11

Is man capable of understanding God?

11. Yes, man is capable of understanding God because, created by and of God, he is of the same nature as God. As the image of God with the power to bring forth His likeness, man is capable of understanding God, for there is no limit set to his consciousness, his understanding.

God as Absolute, formless Being, through the fusion of wisdom and love, conceived in substance the image of Himself that was to grow and develop into His likeness, into His same transcendent nature. One can no more think of God without thinking of good than he can think of a singer without a song, mind without ideas, or ideas without life, activity, expression.

Spiritual man is infinite in nature and as a living soul, a self-conscious being, is capable of understanding infinity even though as manifest man he may seem finite. That man is self-conscious as well as spiritual is evident. Spiritual man is related to the living God as His son; the concrete expression or manifestation of that son is manifest man. Jehovah God (or the Lord) represents the development of wisdom, and Jesus Christ finishes the development of man through love.

Preceding Entry: What is meant by studying Mind back of nature?
Following Entry: What is man's inheritance from God?