God – Pantheism / Question #14

#14 Is God a being distinct from the universe, or is He, according to the opinion of some, the result of all the forces and intelligences of the universe ?

#14 - Is God a being distinct from the universe, or is He, according to the opinion of some, the result of all the forces and intelligences of the universe

“If latter were the case, God would not be God, for He would be effect and not cause; He cannot be both cause and effect.”

“God exists. You cannot doubt His existence, and that is one essential point. Do not seek to go beyond it; do not lose yourselves in a labyrinth which, for you, is without an issue Such inquiries would not make you better; they would rather tend to add to your pride, by causing you to imagine that you knew something, while, in reality, you would know nothing. Put aside systems. You have things enough to think about that concern you much more nearly, beginning with yourselves. Study your own imperfections, that you may get rid of them; this will be far more useful to you than the vain attempt to penetrate the impenetrable.”

God is defined by the Spirits as the First Cause, so if the universe, forces and all were the cause of God, then He would be an effect, not a cause anymore. One cannot be cause and effect.

All the forces and intelligences in the Universe are then the effect of God, the First Cause. And the second Spirit answering here advises us to focus more on removing our imperfections instead of spending a lot of time and energy into understanding something we cannot fully understand yet.

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