“THE KINGDOM AT HAND MAN is within one step of his ideal the ultimate goal of his desires that realm of freedom where he will no longer be subject to law, but, being “led by the spirit,” will realize that he, himself, is an operator and attribute of the law. Man is law in action. Will man now take the final step into complete liberty and become a god, or continue to eat of the husks of dual concept and still cower beneath the lash of “precedent and authority”?
There is no “salvation” or regeneration for Man, as long as he believes in vicarious atonement. The man who needs saving by that process is not worth the price.
Recognition of eternal unity will save Man from the idea that he needs saving, because it will reconcile him to his place and mission in the Plan the Great Necessity. It will reveal to him his true kinship to the causeless cause, the beginningless beginning, and he will know that he is an attribute of universal energy from which all forms, thoughts, motions, sounds, colors, and so-called “good and evil,” proceed.
In the full light of this wisdom, man will not search for personal saviors, nor quibble about the meaning of the words of men who died thousands of years ago.
Jesus, Christ, Truth, Life forever preaches the sermon in the ear of man: “Lo! I am with you now.” “He that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, the same is an Anti-Christ.”
Only the spiritually blind look for the “coming” of Truth, or Life, the Christ who is ever present, or for the “coming” of a kingdom which is already at hand. “When ye pray for a thing know that ye have it now.”
If we accept a certain statement uttered, as an ultimatum, by some one who lived in the dim past, we may be called upon to reconcile the utterance with another opinion, spoken or written by the same person, which seems to contradict previous statements in which we have placed our trust.”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 11, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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