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Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 8

Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 8

How does God dwell in man?

8. God as Spirit dwells in man as the life principle; as an offspring of God, man is a spiritual being, and his spiritual heritage is no less than the attributes (ideas) of God. God dwells in man even as man dwells in God.

Man is a center of consciousness through which God-Mind expresses. "Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" (I Cor. 3:16). God created man out of Himself; that is, He created man out of Mind substance as a perfect image of Himself. Man was thus endowed with the holy (whole) majesty and immaculate purity of God, the transcendent One, who alone is all good, and the source of all creation.

God dwells in man as the I AM, the Christ, Jehovah, Superconscious (or Christ Mind) in the same way that life and intelligence dwell within a seed. This indwelling image is God-Mind taking form in human consciousness and seeking perfect expression as man. In this center of consciousness the ideal lives and ever seeks to manifest the likeness of itself.

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