We shall start with the word: man. This applies to both the sexes, and is not gender specific.
Man has Many Great qualities, but for the intents of this particular post, man is a Most puny being.
From the beginning of Time man was in Awe, and even in Deathly Fear, of Fires, Floods and the Forces of Nature. Today he does not Appear to be afraid of these, but is washed away like Ants in the presence of a small boy watering his garden.
Photo: From internet. Japan Tsunami of March 2011.
There is Nothing that GOD Cannot do. We are Not speaking of moral issues, to have somebody say, “God Cannot lie,” etc. Here it is man’s Puniness and God’s Almighty Power.
There are some who hold that even God would need ‘something’ to fashion it into the Cosmos. So, according to them, if there existed, let us say, an Egg, then God, who also (pre)existed, can turn that into the cosmos. Thus these people concede not one, but Two pre-existent realities.
In this post We are calling The Ultimate Power, Who is Almighty, Who can Create out of Nothing, as GOD. In the Christian Faith this is called ‘Ex-Nihilo‘ Creation, (2 Maccaabees 7:28). And God Himself alone is Pre-Existent.
This is evidently a Christian viewpoint, and mine.
Yet, The BUDDHA had mentioned Three times That which is Unborn, Undying, and Un-Compounded, as against Us Human beings who are Born, Subject to Death and are Compound.
To recap, GOD is ALMIGHTY, and man is the puniest of creatures. Man is a Creature, a Created being, who himself cannot Create Anything out of Nothing.
GOD and man are Poles Apart.
It is said that GOD and man have the same Nature. Izzatso?
It is already Established in this post that as far as Might is concerned, man is Dust.
To use Anthropomorphic terms, man Will be taken into the Bosom of the Divine. That does not make him divine. The Burning Match stick and the Sun share the same Nature. But the Match stick cannot do what the Sun can. The Burning Match stick cannot Ignite and Obliterate at a distance of a Thousand miles. The Sun Can and Will.
Christianity Already states that God looks upon Us as His Children. Which is what Jesus taught Us too, as in the famous prayer, the ‘Our Father.’
Another word that is used, applied and which confuses people is: ‘Holiness.’ The meaning of Holy is: Separate, the Other, the Totally Other. GOD is Totally the Other.
GOD is Not man, and man is Not GOD.
They are Separate Entities.