Awareness of God.
Understanding of God.
Direct experience of God.
The gift of grace:
God's presence and His very self.
God is real.
God loves us.
Prayer is communication with God.
God answers prayers.
Not always immediately or in the way we might expect.
God works in the world through people.
We share in the work - illuminating darkness.
- helping others.
We all have free will.
God will not force us.
God may prompt or suggest, but we still have free will.
Love will not violate our rights.
At a certain point God's truths become self-evident.
The cause of suffering is sin.
The cause of sin is fear.
Therefore no one is guilty.
God forgives everyone.
"'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'" Matthew 25:40 (NRSV)
(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.)