Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 1

Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 1

Give both the religious and the metaphysical terms for the Holy Trinity.

1. The religious terms for the Holy Trinity are:

Father
Son
Holy Spirit

The metaphysical terms are:

Mind
Idea
Expression

Father is the source, origin, essence, root, creator of all; Son is that which proceeds from, is begotten of the Father; like Him in nature and essentially all that the Father is. Holy Spirit is "the whole Spirit of God in action" (Jesus Christ Heals 182); the working, moving, breathing, brooding of Spirit, made known to man through revelation, inspiration, and guidance.

Holy Spirit is the creative principle (communicated as the life and energy of creation) which animates the universe and finds a special sphere of activity in man. By its operation, man becomes not only "a living soul" but a rational being created in the image of God. The Holy Spirit is the source of the higher qualities which man develops: the indwelling Counselor, Advocate, Comforter, Spirit of Truth.

Metaphysically interpreted, the one Mind is the source, origin, cause, substance in which all good (as ideas) inheres. Idea is that which emanates, springs forth from the one Mind; the only begotten of the one Mind, perfect as the source from which it springs. Expression is the working of the one Mind through the action of creative power moving through the Idea (Son) to develop the ideas of that Mind. (Restudy Lessons In Truth Lesson 11 Annotation 7 and How I Used Truth Lesson 7 Annotation 9).

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Preceding Entry: How are we awakened to the knowledge of God?
Following Entry: What will aid us in understanding how the one Mind creates?


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