Ch. 10. III. 4 – 7. Jesus: “God created love, not idolatry! All forms of idolatry are mere caricatures of creation, taught by sick minds too divided to know that creation shares power and no part in creation ever usurps it. Then sickness must be idolatry, too, because it is the belief that power can be taken from you! Yet this is impossible, because you are part of God, Who is all power.
A ‘sick god’ would have to be just an idol, made in the image of what its maker thinks he is. It is only the ego that perceives you as a sick god; self-created, self-sufficient, ever-suspicious, quite vicious and extremely vulnerable. This is the idol the ego would have you worship! Is this the image of yourself you would be so vigilant to save? And are you really afraid of losing this illusion?
Look calmly here, upon the logical conclusion of the ego’s thought system! Look upon it honestly, and judge whether its offering is really what you want, for this is what the ego offers you. And to obtain this, you must be willing to attack the Divinity of your brothers, and in doing so, lose all awareness of yours!
There are no idolaters nor idols in the Kingdom. But there is instead, great appreciation for everything that God created, this because of the calm knowledge that each one is part of Him. God’s Son knows no idols, but he does know his Father!
Health, experienced in this world, is the counterpart of value in Heaven. Thus it is not my ‘merit’ that I offer you, but my love, for you do not value yourself! And when you do not value yourself, you become sick. But accepting my value of you can heal you, because the value of God’s Son is one.
When I said, ‘My peace I give unto you,’ I meant it. Peace comes from God through me to you. It is present for you although you may not even ask for it.
When a brother is sick, it is because he is not truly asking for peace, and therefore does not know he has it within him. The acceptance of peace is the denial of illusion, and sickness is an illusion. Yet every Son of God has the power to deny illusions anywhere in the Kingdom, merely by denying them completely in himself.
I can heal you because I know you! I know your value for you, and it is knowing this value that makes you whole. A whole mind is not idolatrous, and does not know of laws that conflict with God’s. I will heal you merely because I have only one message, and it is true. Your faith in it will make you whole when you simply have faith in me!”