Hi Ted. all,
I am also pondering your #7 statement: "Father God's plan is for His entire creation of created beings to have the goal of helping mortals acsend and achieve Finaliter status." In my recollection other activities are going on in God's entire creation of created beings that have nothing whatever to do with helping mortals ascend to Finaliter status. For example:
In the discussion of Transcendentalers we are restricted, not only by the limitations of human comprehension, but also by the terms of the mandate governing these disclosures concerning the personalities of Paradise. These beings are in no way connected with the mortal ascent to Havona. The vast host of the Paradise Transcendentalers have nothing whatever to do with the affairs of either Havona or the seven superuniverses, being concerned only with the superadministration of the affairs of the master universe. (350)
But maybe you are only talking about created beings, not beings who were eventuated such as Transcendentalers. I'll have to ponder this point some more.
Hi Ted, all,
I did find a selection that addresses your #7 statement that pertains to the worlds of space. as follows:
God’s primal perfection consists not in an assumed righteousness but rather in the inherent perfection of the goodness of his divine nature. He is final, complete, and perfect. There is no thing lacking in the beauty and perfection of his righteous character. And the whole scheme of living existences on the worlds of space is centered in the divine purpose of elevating all will creatures to the high destiny of the experience of sharing the Father’s Paradise perfection. God is neither self-centered nor self-contained; he never ceases to bestow himself upon all self-conscious creatures of the vast universe of universes. (36)
While the ". . .whole scheme of living existences on the worlds of space is centered in the divine purpose of elevating all will creatures to the high destiny of the experience of sharing the Father’s Paradise perfection," the elevation of all will creatures also elevates God the Supreme in that the finite God is actualized, step by step, and this is one of the unfolding purposes of God.
To the extent that we do the will of God in whatever universe station we may have our existence, in that measure the almighty potential of the Supreme becomes one step more actual. The will of God is the purpose of the First Source and Center as it is potentialized in the three Absolutes, personalized in the Eternal Son, conjoined for universe action in the Infinite Spirit, and eternalized in the everlasting patterns of Paradise. And God the Supreme is becoming the highest finite manifestation of the total will of God. (1278)
Speaking for myself as one who seeks perfection, I do not seek it with the thought I am contributing something to the Supreme Being. I am drawn to perfection, as metal to a magnet, in spite of human struggling.
And then Jesus went on to instruct his followers in the realization of the chief purpose of all human struggling — perfection — even divine attainment. Always he admonished them: “Be you perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.” He did not exhort the twelve to love their neighbors as they loved themselves. That would have been a worthy achievement; it would have indicated the achievement of brotherly love. He rather admonished his apostles to love men as he had loved them — to love with a fatherly as well as a brotherly affection. (1574)
All the best,
Edited by Meredith Van Woert, 02 January 2010 - 02:07 PM.