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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Six: Doubts Clarified

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A lay disciple from Chŏnju met and conversed with an adherent of Catholicism. The Catholic adherent asked, “Do you know the Creator?” The lay disciple was unable to answer, so the Catholic said, “Since our God is omniscient and omnipotent, He is in fact the Creator.” Later, when the Founding Master heard the lay disciple’s report about the incident, he smiled and said, “Go back to that person and ask him: ‘Since you claim that your God is the Creator, have you seen Him?’ If he says that he hasn’t, then ask him, ‘Isn’t that the same as not knowing Him?’ After that, tell him, ‘When I thought about it again, I realized that the Creator does not exist elsewhere, but rather, your Creator is in fact yourself, my Creator is in fact myself, and all living creatures are in fact each their own Creators.’ This is the most appropriate remark. If he awakens to the meaning of this, it will become a great gospel for him.”