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Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 2

Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 2

Is God a person? Explain fully.

2. God is not a person. The word person implies a human being with desires, passions, frailties, limitations. God is changeless, limitless, passionless. When we consider God as Principle only, He appears too abstract, too far beyond the human conception to inspire the trusting love of the human heart which makes the relation a personal one.

However, God as immanent Spirit individuated in man takes on a personal character but has none of the limitations of human personality. As immanent Spirit, God seeks to reveal Himself in an infinite creative plan with man as a center of consciousness through which to express His love for all creation. In this plan man is known as the Son of God, the beloved of the Father.

God is the Absolute; man is His relative, learning to express God's nature in its fullness. (See Lessons in Truth Lesson 2 Annotation 3.)

Preceding Entry: What is God?
Following Entry: What is God as Principle? as Law?