1.God is the supreme intelligence, the first cause of all the
things. God is eternal, infinite, unique, immaterial, all-powerful,
sovereignly just and good. He has to be infinite in all his
perfections since, if we could suppose imperfectness of even
one of his attributes, he would not be God.
2. God created matter which constitutes the worlds. He
also created intelligent beings called spirits which are in charge
of these worlds according to the creation's immutable laws.
Such laws are perfect by nature. By improving themselves the
spirits approach God.
3. Strictly speaking the spirit is the intelligent principle, its
deepest nature is unknown. It is immaterial to us because it
bears no resemblance to what we call matter.
4. The spirits are individual beings housed in a weightless
and ethereal envelope called perispirit, a kind of fluid body
similar in form to the human's body. They inhabit the space and
fly quickly through it. The spirits constitute the invisible world.
5. The spirit's origin and way of creation are unknown, we
only known that they are created simple and ignorant, that is,
without knowledge of good and evil. However they are equally
capable to everything since God, in his justice, could not free
some from the work reserved for others in order to reach
perfection. Initially they remain in a kind of infancy, without their
own will and perfect consciousness of their existence.
6. When ideas and free-will are developed in the spirits, God
tells them: ''You can reckon on supreme happiness provided that
you acquire the lacking knowledge and fulfil the duties I impose
upon you. You should work for your upgrading, that is your aim
and you will reach it by following the laws sculpted on you own
consciences''. As consequence of their free-will some spirits take
the shortest route which is the good while others take the longest
one which is the evil.
7. God did not create the evil. He established the laws which
are always good because he is good. The spirits would have been
completely happy had they faithfully observed the law since the
beginning. But, being free to make choices, the spirits have not
properly obeyed them so that evil come as a consequence of this
unwillingness. One can then say that good corresponds to
everything which is in accordance with God's law while evil is
everything which opposes it.
8. In order to cooperate in the material worlds as agents of a
divine power, the spirits temporarily have a material body. By the
work required in their corporeal lives, the spirits improve their
intelligence and, by observing God's law, they acquire the merits
which will lead them to eternal happiness.
9. The incarnation was not initially imposed on the spirits as a
punishment. It is rather necessary for the spirits' improvement and
for the fulfilment of God's works. Everyone has to submit to it, no
matter if one takes the evil or the good path. Only those who take
the good path will improve quickly, they do not delay to arrive at
the end in less painful conditions.
10. Embodied spirits constitute the mankind. It is not
restricted to the earth only but instead it inhabits all the worlds in
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