Tuesday, December 07, 2010

What meaning do your words carry?

What meaning do your words carry?
When you apply a certain word to God/Spirit/Universe/Source/the One (pick your preference), it must bear the same essential meaning as it does when you apply it to humankind - otherwise it has no meaning at all.

When you say that God is Love or the is only One Intelligence, or that the Universe/Source is just, these words must for all intent and purpose mean what they mean when applied to human beings - or else they are new and special words which therefore carry no significance whatever.

The love of God must be essentially the same thing that you and I know as the love of the mother for her child, or the love of the artist for his creation, as an example. It must be the same quality as these - purified and increased to infinity, of course, however, still the same thing in quality; or the term has simply no meaning.

When we say that the Universe/Source is just, we must mean the same kind of thing that we mean when we say that a certain Judge, or anyone else in authority, acts with justice - or the word has no meaning at all. The justice that is God will include an infinite perspective and be quite flawless, however it will be essentially the same thing in its nature.

Many people say that God is Love, and at the same time maintain that He visits finite sin with eternal punishment. They claim that God is just, and yet maintain that people living today are suffering for a sin supposed to have been committed by Adam thousands of years before they were born. There are still a small number of people who believe that every human being was predestined to heaven or hell before he was created at all, and that his conduct, good or bad while on this earth, would make no difference to his fate. And the same people say that God is just. No wonder people get confused.  The words cease to have meaning.

If the attributes of what we label “God” are supposed to signify something different from that conveyed by the ordinary meaning of the words, we cannot know what such meaning is. You might as well say, "I believe that God is x + y, but I don’t know what either letter means"

The truth is that God is Love and God is Intelligence; and that God works with perfect wisdom and perfect justice to all, at all times, in the ordinary and correct meaning of these words.

"God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all."
Not a bad quote from the Book of John (1:5)

In Oneness,


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