The Body Was Not Made BY Love But Love Does Not Condemn It


ACIM 18:VII:52
“The body was NOT made by love. But love does not condemn it, and can use it lovingly, respecting what the Son of God has made, and using it to SAVE him from illusions.”

I want to look at this wonderful passage from A Course In Miracles. Dr. Kenneth Wapnick’s Magnum Opus is entitled, Love Does Not Condemn, and is a thoroughly scholarly, but readable, examination of The Course.
“The body was not made by love…” This is a clear reference to the Course’s teaching that God did not create this world (or the body). WE did, not as individuals, but as One Mind, the Son of God dreaming his nightmare of separation, in guilt and fear of His Father. The Course is the ultimate statement of Advaita. The Son is not playing here in this world. He did not come here to extend God’s love. He is in a dream of separation and fears Himself guilty, sinful and on the lamb from a vengeful God, just as the Bible says about you and me. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

The body was made as a place God could enter not. Love did not make it. God the Father knows nothing of this world. He knows His Son is asleep but He cannot know the content of the dream. Were He to do so, it would make the dream real, and that it never can be! God only knows all encompassing Love which is also Truth and Knowledge. He has no perception. Perception belongs to the man made world of duality.
“…But Love does not condemn it…” The Holy Spirit, the active memory of the Son’s true identity, came with Him into the dream. He knows Heaven’s Truth and man’s illusions and thus can lead man out of them. With just a little willingness from us, the Holy Spirit can take our wrong-minded perception in which we are hiding from God in a body, and convert it to right-minded perception in which the little adventures of the body become lessons to awaken the split sons from their illusions. How grand is that! This is the atonement, the undoing of mistakes in thought, until the original mistake in thought, the belief in separation, can be unchosen, and Heaven’s memory returned to all the split sons. Selah♥♥

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