”The world, in the original connotation of the term, included both the proper creation of man by God and the proper creation by man in his right mind. The latter required the endowment of man by God with FREE WILL because all loving creation is FREELY GIVEN.”
God has unlimited presence and enjoys complete freedom.
God is creative.
God creates in his own likeness.
Therefore God creates things like himself, which are also free. If God has a son, His son MUST have permanent freedom. This “freedom to be free” is a “natural division”. It is not separation.
In order for God to give his creative ability to His creation, which he shares with His creation fully, he HAS to give His creation freedom.
That freedom automatically means, his creation is FREE to will on its own.
That freedom also automatically means, the creation’s freedom is never REVOKED by God, nor is it possible for that freedom to be lost. God guarantees it because God’s creative expression which creates the son is CONTINUOUS and permanent.
Therefore the creation (son) has permanent freedom.
This makes it impossible for the son to “become God”.
If the Son were to become God in the literal sense of “oneness” as it’s usually understood, it would ALSO mean the son can ACTUALLY develop the authority problem in reality. That he can replace God with HIMSELF.
This is never possible because God has permanence and permanent freedom, and so does the son.
The son’s permanent freedom, free will, will never be undone by God. It makes it impossible for the son to become “uncreated”. For him to be literally “one” with God, as in, there is only God, would UNCREATE Him. This is impossible.
The son(s) of God we’re FREELY GIVEN. And freedom was given TO them. And they are free. In this sense only, they are “free of God”, so to speak. But in their freedom and joy, they subsequently SHARE everything they are, lovingly, with God.
Oneness then does not mean one big mushy blob of a single identity and no parts. A Course in Miracles is not non-duality or pure non-duality. God DID CREATE many sons each with free will. His freedom is his Gift, from God, and to his own creations.
There is nothing unnatural about many “free” beings being free together, but sharing a love so deep and full that it seems almost as if they are “one”. Sharing can be extremely maximal, to the point where only the “free will” itself seems to stand between them. The soul. And souls are permanent.
The son only figuratively disappears into the father because he cannot stop being free. Yet the unity between Father and Son is so great, essentially nothing can come between them other than the honoring of that freedom. Freedom does not mean separation. Especially given the Son lovingly wills to share his love and joy as fully as possible with the father and with all other creations.
The people who are touting “oneness” and non-duality as the core truth of ACIM, are not acknowledging that God - the infinite - has FREEDOM. And because it is infinite, there are no limits, meaning it is natural for infinity to “expand” permanently and unlimitedly, which is “Creation”. And infinity must also mean sharing beacuse sharing means unlimited giving and unlimited receiving. And therefore God is both creative and free and creates freedom.