“God is spirit.” He is a universal spiritual presence. The Universal Father is an infinite spiritual reality; He is “the sovereign, eternal, immortal, invisible and only true God.” Even though we are “the offspring of God,” we ought not to think that our Father is like ourselves in form and physique because we are said to be created “in His image” – indwelt by a spirit fragment of Him! Spirit beings are real, notwithstanding they are invisible to human eyes; even though they have not flesh and blood. “God is spirit.” He is a universal spiritual presence. The Universal Father is an infinite spiritual reality; He is “the sovereign, eternal, immortal, invisible, and only true God.”
God is a universal spirit; God is the universal person. In the universes God the Father is, in potential, the overcontroller of matter, mind, and spirit. Only by means of His far-flung personality circuit does God deal directly with the personalities of His vast creation of will creatures; but He is contactable (outside of Paradise) only in the presences of His fragmented entities, the Thought Adjusters, — the indwelling Spirit Beings, the will of God abroad in the universes. This Paradise spirit that indwells the normal minds of all us mortals of time, and there fosters the evolution of the immortal soul of all who so choose, as surviving creatures, is of the nature and divinity of God Himself. But the minds of such evolutionary creatures all originate in the local universes and must gain divine perfection by achieving those experiential transformations of spiritual attainment which are the inevitable result of a creature’s choosing to do the will of God.
In the inner experience of each of us mortals, mind is joined to matter. Such material—linked minds cannot survive mortal death. The technique of survival is embraced in those adjustments of our human WILL and those transformations in our mortal mind whereby such a God-conscious intellect gradually becomes spirit taught and eventually spirit led. This evolution of the human mind from matter association to spirit union results in the transmutation of the potentially spirit phases of the (mortal) finite mind into the (immortal) morontia realities of the immortal soul. Mortal mind subservient to matter is destined to become increasingly material and consequently to suffer eventual personality extinction; mind yielded to spirit is destined to become increasingly spiritual and ultimately to achieve oneness with the surviving and guiding divine spirit and in this way to attain survival and eternity of personality existence.
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