My boyfriend (who is 81) has been in what I believe to be a cult for the past 40 years. This is what he believes. How should I respond?
AS a species humans can only perceive a sliver of the whole ( or the Truth) . Holy Scripture as voluminous and true is yet a compilation of words which are limited in their ability to convey all that is GOD. All of GOD’S creation , whether human - animal -vegetable or mineral ; good , bad - for better or for worse is a tiny portion of HIS ray of creation . Whether animate or inanimate every being has a task to perform in the " world " chosen for it. Human’s have a unique role to play which is enabled by GOD’S Life force . OUr role is complex in keeping with the gifts and difficulties layed out for us as we play out our part in the Divine drama.
Since everything comes from GOD it could be understood that the Life Force is a manifestation of GOD and that all of creation carries His Being . From this humble perspective one could surmise that we do not live our lives but rather God’s creative Life Force - lives us.
Christ’s incarnation , teachings and death is the ultimate overarching example of Creation - uncompromising completion of a task - and return to His " creator".
We are not called to this level of sacrifice but we are charged with determining our fate by nurturing our miniscule Godliness with a spirit of gratitude as we are lived by Life.