Monday, February 7, 2022

There is no last judgment.

Your will to create was given you by your Creator, Who was expressing the same Will in His creation. Since creative ability rests in the mind, everything you create is necessarily a matter of will. It also follows that whatever you alone make is real in your own sight, though not in the Mind of God. This basic distinction leads directly into the real meaning of the Last Judgment. T-2.VIII.1:3-6

The Last Judgment is one of the most threatening ideas in your thinking. This is because you do not understand it. Judgment is not an attribute of God. It was brought into being only after the separation, when it became one of the many learning devices to be built into the overall plan. Just as the separation occurred over millions of years, the Last Judgment will extend over a similarly long period, and perhaps an even longer one. Its length can, however, be greatly shortened by miracles, the device for shortening but not abolishing time. If a sufficient number become truly miracle-minded, this shortening process can be virtually immeasurable. It is essential, however, that you free yourself from fear quickly, because you must emerge from the conflict if you are to bring peace to other minds. T-2.VIII.2: 1-8

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.

The “last judgment” is a perversion  in Christian theology that does not exist in the spiritual realm because God, being Unconditional Love, does not judge. It is human beings who have separated themselves from the Unconditional Love of God by engaging in conditional love that judge. The antidote to the last judgment is the miracle which sees and accepts God’s Unconditional love as the major tool of the Atonement which is the healing of the separation. 

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation. In this improved conscious contact with God there is no judgment let alone a “last” judgment.

In Unitarian Universalism, we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In this affirmation and promotion there is no judgment because the perception of inherent worth and dignity is the perception of the Divine Spark which is perfect as it is.

Today, it is suggested that we give up our belief and practice of conditional love and replace it, as the Universalists taught us, with unconditional love.

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