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Series 2 - Lesson 6 - Annotation 2

Series 2 - Lesson 6 - Annotation 2

How was the universe created?

2. The universe, the aggregate of all that is, was created by the Word of God ("God said"), the creative power of God moving ideas into expression or activity. This process is described in the first chapter of Genesis as taking place in a step-by-step activity as "God said ... and it was so" (Gen. 1:6,7). The character of God's creation is "good" and "very good." Essentially, man and the universe are perfect. The expression and manifestation of the perfect ideal creation is left to man as a co-worker with God.

"God creates through the action of His mind, and all things rest on ideas" (Mysteries of Genesis 14).

Charles Fillmore says further in the same book, on pages 26 and 27:

"God does not create the visible universe directly, as a man makes concrete pavement, but He creates the ideas that are used by His intelligent 'image and likeness' to make the universe. Thus God's creations are always spiritual" (Mysteries of Genesis 26).

Preceding Entry: What is the Word of God, or the Logos?
Following Entry: How does man "make" his world?