Where Did We Come From?

In the beginning, God desired to express Himself, and He desired companionship. Therefore, God created the universe and souls. Every soul that exists in life was created then and none has been made since.

After the creation of the universe, certain souls became more concerned with, and aware of, their own wills and creations rather than God's. This resulted in a rebellion where souls left the presence of God. This was the fall in spirit, the revolt of the angels.

All souls were created with a free will and God did nothing to curb it; however a soul acted, the soul had to act within Him; by whatever route, the soul had to eventually return to Him. When a soul returns to God it becomes aware of itself not only as a part of God, but as a part of every other soul, and everything.

The fallen souls mingled with the universe and became a part of it. Our solar system attracted souls and the earth came into their path. Of the souls God created, only a comparative few have come into the experience of our solar system, though many have gone through or are going through a similar entanglement in other solar systems in the universe.

A way of escape was prepared for the souls entangled in our solar system. On earth, an animal was chosen to be a vehicle for the evolution of the soul. A species of ape had evolved into a form that most nearly approached the necessary pattern. Souls descended on these apes and influenced them to move toward a different goal from the simple one they had been pursuing. They came down out of the trees, built fires, made tools, lived in communities, and began to communicate with each other. Swiftly, even as man measures time, they lost their animal look, shed bodily hair, and took on refinements of manner and habit.

Then the souls inhabited the bodies of the apes and earth had a new inhabitant: man, having three-fold life (physical, mental, and spiritual). He appeared as a consciousness within an animal, a consciousness which was felt on the earth in five different places at the same time, as the five races (red, yellow, black, white, and brown).