God is the one presence, the one power, the one force and source of all. There are no competitors to God, no reality existent outside of God. God is omnipotent(all powerful), omniscient(all knowing), and omnipresent(present everywhere). There is no place where God is not, simply because nothing exists without God.
God is neither a man nor a woman nor a thing.
God is no one's father or mother or benefactor. These terms are used only to help us understand relationships - ours to God- not to establish a more human type of parentage. We use such terms as a matter of convenience or because it is comforting to do so. We call ourselves Children of God because we do not know what else to call ourselves, and it seems as good a term as any to use. We are made in the image of God, not in the sense of physical appearance, but with respect to the power of our souls and the potential of our minds. God is Creator; we are co - creators. It would be more appropriate and more in line with Truth, if we called ourselves Extensions of God or, perhaps, Thoughts in the Mind of God.
It would even be appropriate to use another name for God, like the Force, The One, The All, The Isness, The One Mind, The Source, or whatever conveys that sense of deity that is without limitation or boundary, beyond what can be comprehended.
While God is more than any name, protocol, hierarchy, concept, or grandiosity could describe or define; God truly is as near as our next breath - as close as our next thought. We are part of God and existent within God. A belief in seperation, that we could possibly exist and have our being apart from God, is the only real sin. This belief is our own making. God has not decreed seperation; this we did ourselves by our own perception that somehow, some way, we could transcend That Which Cannot Be Transcended.
God is not dependent on our belief, for our belief or disbelief in God does not affect God - only us.
God is not a member of any church or religion. It is the churches and religions that are members within the vastness and the glory that is God. There is no one religion just as there is no "chosen" people or person, nor any single way of regarding what cannot be fully comprehended. We are all "Sons" of God in the sense that we are all souls of God's creation, without gender, without form, without nationality, complete and whole and perfect as we explore the never-endingness of God's wonderment. A spark from the essence of All God Is resides in each and every one of us as an unbreakable connection, that thread or cord that ensures we remain a part of That Which We Could Never Leave.
The splendorous joy of recognizing and acknowledging our specialness, our greatness, as creations of God and as co-creators with God, is akin to being engulfed by overwhelming floodtides of God's Glorious Love.
- DR. P.M.H. Atwater, NDE pioneer
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