There is only one God, who manifests under many different names
and faces. No matter how great our conscious knowledge and
understanding, God is beyond our conception.
Somewhere between the finite reality which we perceive and Infinity is
the boundary of God's realm. We allow our minds to travel as far
toward Infinity as we can, which is nowhere at all, then we define
everything beyond the boundary of that which we can understand and
conceive as God.
It seems to us that few happenings in our universe are totally
spontaneous. Laws of cause and effect create the tangible and intangible
realities. God is the totality of all the unknown common denominators of
cause and effect.
God can be defined as everything that we do no understand. For
example, when we did not understand the nature of bacteria, we thought
people became sick and sometimes died because it was God's will. We
now know that the cause of disease is, in many cases, bacteria and we
act in a manner that will eliminate or control the germs. We no longer
attribute the resulting illness to God.
When we did not understand the paths of the moon, the planets and the
stars, we drew a picture of the universe with humanity at the center. The
stars were just a canopy above the earth. We now know that starry
canopy is infinite and that heaven is not a particular place. We now
realize that some of those stars are really galaxies and maybe even
Scientists believe they will soon formulate a unified theory of the
physical universe. However, they have not even begun to theorize about
the Infinite void into which our universe is expanding. They cannot even
begin to conceive of what it is that envelopes the entire physical
As we move forward in time, we bring into consciousness more and
more knowledge regarding our reality. Consequently, that which was
once attributed to God becomes knowledge and understanding and that
knowledge and understanding pushes back the boundary of that which
we do not know or understand and continue to define as God.
Our knowledge and understanding continue to expand but the Infinite
Potential does not shrink with this knowledge. The mysteries of the
Infinite Potential are infinite. God will always be that which is beyond
our knowledge and understanding. Therefore, there will always be a God,
regardless of the name we call God, no matter how great our knowledge
Inner peace comes when we stop using God as a justification to
perpetuate prejudice and disharmony among ourselves.
Inner peace comes in acknowledging that the Infinite Potential
(God) is one. That the Infinite Potential is beyond our conception,
but we are at one within It.