If we can clearly understand the qualities associated with God, we will have a much better idea of how the universe originated, why we are here, and how it all works! If we assume that God is our Source, and The God Franchise explains why this has to be the case, I feel it is important that we make some sense of the qualities associated with God. This helps us to place God in context in our lives, As well as helps us to really understand why things are as they are, and why we can assert, as I do, that everything is in its right place, and everything is perfect just as it is.
I am going to take this opportunity to list these qualities, and then we can look at them one by one, over the next few days.
The God Franchise accepts most of the qualities that religious or spiritual people associate with God, or God-Consciousness as I prefer to think of Him. I say Him, and I use masculine pronouns through most of the book, but of course God is neither male nor female, not both, but rather is best described as It, when it comes to pronouns! Not very flattering when we are talking about the most important aspect of the whole of life and the universe!
While different religions and beliefs have various expectations of the nature of God, I would like to propose that the following qualities can be expected of God, if He is worth His salt:
- God is conscious
- God is eternal
- God is omnipotent (all-powerful)
- God is omnipresent (present everywhere)
- God is omniscient (all-knowing)
- God is the Creator of the universe
- God is likely to have a purpose for His Creation
- God is likely to be absolutely good (omnibenevolent)
- God is likely to be immutable (unchanging through time).
You may not accept all these qualities for God right now; although you might agree that if a God who displayed these qualities existed, He would definitely be worthy of the name, God.
What do you think? There is a comments box just here…