Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 18
How does man enlarge his concept of God?
18. Man enlarges his concept of God by studying God as creative, Divine Mind from every angle. There must first be a deep desire to know God as well as to know about Him. Each one, feeling this desire for God, will begin his search; he may be guided to books, teachers, classes, but his safe plan will always be to pray, to ask God to reveal Himself. If man knows God as Mind, in which inhere all divine ideas, study and prayer given to the ideas of life, love, power, faith and so forth will result in illumination on the character of God. It is not enough just to study God as Mind only through ideas; these ideas must be rightly used, for they are alive and dynamic with creative power. Knowing God as Absolute Good requires that we relate the ideas that make up this good to our own life.
"Man has the ability to discern and understand the various factors entering into the creative processes of mind, and he is, through the study of mental laws, perceiving and accepting the science of ideas, thoughts, and words. ... he is capable of comprehending the plan and the detailed ideas of the supreme Mind" (Charles Fillmore Christian Healing 12, 13).
Preceding Entry: What and where is the kingdom of heaven?
Following Entry: Why are we not always conscious of our oneness with God?