CHURCH OF THE GOD WITHIN
THEOLOGY, DOCTRINE, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
REVELATION 1 - PRINCIPLE 1
WHERE IS GOD?
God is in every atom of life - in every plant, animal and cell. God is the source of life within every atom, and God exists beyond the atom in the spiritual realm.
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WHY DID GOD CREATE ME?
God created me for happiness. happiness consists of unity, the consciousness of unity between all living things. ( Even inanimate things) - The unity of all creation; and in knowing that all creation comes from one source: God the Mother.
HOW DOES THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF UNITY RELATE TO MY HAPPINESS?
I must know that I belong to the creation of God created for a Reason, and that God is mother and that all other life exists for a reason & that I am related to all other life animate, inanimate, as kin. We are all interdependent, and when I see the connection between all life, I can appreciate it. God is one body or one source (although God is not physical at the source) and we are all physical manifestations, ( with spiritual source ) & someday we will return to that one source.
ARE HUMANS THE ONLY LIFE ON EARTH THAT CAN BE CONSIDERED SPIRITUAL - THAT RECEIVE THE "SUPERNATURAL" GRACE & THAT ASCEND INTO HEAVEN DEATH?
No. All life is spiritual & certainly animals can ascend into heaven. all life contains God. All life has God as its source. And all life, upon dissolution, returns to its source, eventually.
CAN HUMANS DO ANYTHING THEY WANT TO OTHER LIFE (ANIMATE & INANIMATE) ON EARTH? ARE THEY ALLOWED BY GOD TO EXPLOIT, POLLUTE & DESTROY?
NO. Humans should not do anything destructive to other created life, except the bare minimum needed for survival & maintenance of their life. They should not cut down any more trees than necessary, nor kill any more animals then necessary for food. growing of food is good & animal farming is fine as long as the animals are treated humanely. To strip the earth of its resources & leave it bare is a grave sin. To injure & kill animals for the sake of luxury or testing for any reason is serious sin. To injure & kill other humans, to enslave & exploit them, to rob them of their resources, is terrible sin.
WHAT IS SIN & WHAT DOES SIN DO TO ME?
Sin works against my own happiness. sin deprives me of the vision of God, both in this life and in the next. in this life, my lack of unity sets me apart from other life, so that instead of belonging to all life, I am separate, & God did not make me to be separate. By not loving other life, I deny its bond with myself & in this separation, I lose my happiness, because I lose the vision of reality. when I separate myself into a limited enter. This prison which I have made on earth, continues in the spiritual dimension because my consciousness that I created, continues in the spiritual dimension because my consciousness that I created, indeed, this life on earth is my opportunity to form my eternal consciousness.
THERE ANY RELIGION ON EARTH THAT I CAN TURN
No - & it is this reason that this new religion is being composed. There are parts of many religions that are excellent & these parts will be included here. But I find something lacking in all religions, either in their dogma, or in their interpretation, or in their administration. Most religions are hopelessly anti-woman & pro-male & this male domination contains the male violence against women, animals & nature, & the exploitation thereof. Some religions are innocent of these attitudes ( Christian Science, Unity Church) but they do not address the sins of male domination nor the remedy for them. Christian Science stands out as an excellent religion because Mary Baker Eddy stated God as Father- Mother and also pointed out that the ultimate reality is spiritual not material. This would release the female from a sense of inadequacy and inferiority as inflicted by male dominate religions. but it did not tackle the issue of the harm done by male dominated religions and the remedy for it .
The Buddhist and Hindu religions mystically excellent, but in there cultural context- the way they are interpreted and administrated- there is the poison of the male domination. The Christian religion has some excellent doctrine, but also contains the poisons of male domination- most notably- the denigration, enslavement and exploitation of women. the doctrine which sets up humans as unique and animals as not capable of the grace of God sets up the occasion of serious sins against animals and nature and also cuts us off from animals and nature as our brothers and sisters, deserving equally of love, life and happiness.