Some people believe in the existence of God, some do not, and still others are not sure. In order that we may all be on common ground before continuing, let us define what we mean by the word 'God'. For purposes of this discussion let us say that God is an unknowable, non-material entity with super-human abilities to bring material reality into being. Furthermore this entity, God, maintains total control over his creation, but grants to man, the highest form of His creation, free will to make his own decisions on most matters. God has a purpose for mankind, namely to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization. In order to make His will known to man, and to guide him toward his destiny, God appoints, from time to time, earthly representatives to convey His wishes and provide the necessary guidance.
As has been stated then, all of existence is made up of two classes of reality - the material and the non-material, or spiritual. God falls into the realm of the creator, or spiritual, realm, and man into the created, or material realm. However, to man, God has bestowed a spiritual component - the soul, the instrument through which man can recognize his creator. With his five senses man can perceive his material surroundings, and with his soul he can perceive his spiritual reality. Just as man can be deprived of one or more of his physical senses, so too can his spiritual sense, his soul, be bereft of its full capacity.
The soul of man cannot be destroyed; it is the eternal, and hence the only real aspect of man. But it can be temporarily obscured by the dross of materialism and egotism. To those so afflicted the recognition of God is hindered, if only for a time. The human mind is an instrument of the powers and abilities of man, however it is not all-knowing. It is subject to human limitations; it did not self-create. Its greatest ability is to recognize that there exists, outside of itself, a reality it cannot fathom, a power to which it is subject, a realm of which it is not a part. This reality is what is called God.