following list gives a representative sampling from Course theology
to document the anti-biblical nature of A Course in Miracles.
Remember that "Jesus" is supposedly speaking, and every
individual is described as "the [or a] Son of God."
Obviously, when Jesus described Himself in the Bible as God’s
"one and only son" (John 3:16,18), He was denying Course
teachings and indicating the most probable source of inspiration for
this material. (All quotes except the first three [under
"God"] are referenced by volume and page from A Course
in Miracles; see 325/330/331.)
"The Course says that God is impersonal…" (Kenneth
Wapnick, in 319:11).
Himself is incomplete without me" (324:182)
[is] simply… a nonphysical love force that is neither vengeful,
judgmental, nor punishing—only loving and forgiving"
God created you as part of Him. That is both where you are and what
you are. It is completely unalterable. It is total inclusion. You
cannot change it now or ever. It is forever true. It is not a
belief, but a Fact.
As God created you, you have all power.
2:353-54 "I am the holy Son of God Himself." Here is your
declaration of release from bondage of the world.... You are the
holy Son of God Himself.... Be glad today how very easily is hell
undone. You need but tell yourself: "I am the holy Son of God
Himself. I cannot suffer, cannot be in pain; I cannot suffer loss,
nor fail to do/All that salvation asks." ... The Son of God has
come in glory to redeem the lost, to save the helpless, and to give
the world the gift of his forgiveness.... You who perceive yourself
as weak and frail ... hear this: All power is given unto you in
earth and Heaven. There is nothing that you cannot do....
Then let the Son of God awaken from his sleep, and
opening his holy eyes, return again to bless the world he made. Your
glory is the light that saves the world. Do not withhold salvation
longer. Look about the world, and see the suffering there. Is not
your heart willing to bring your weary brothers rest? ... They
suffer pain until you have denied its hold on you. They die till you
accept your own eternal life. You are the holy Son of God Himself.
Remember this, and all the world is free. Remember this, and earth
and Heaven are one.
Sin is the grand illusion....
True perception... is the means by which the world is saved from
sin, for sin does not exist. And it is this that true perception
When you are tempted to believe that sin is real, remember this: if
sin is real, both God and you are not.... Joyously [release] one
another from the belief in sin.
The idea that the guiltless Son of God can attack himself and make
himself guilty is insane. In any form, in anyone, believe this
not. For sin and condemnation are the same, and the belief in
one is faith in the other, calling for punishment instead of love.
Nothing can justify insanity, and to call for punishment upon
yourself must be insane.
See no one, then, as guilty, and you will affirm
the truth of guiltlessness unto yourself.... Guilt makes you blind,
for while you see one spot of guilt within you, you will not see the
light Do not be afraid to look within.... Can you see guilt where
God knows there is perfect innocence?
We are forgiven now. And we are saved from all the wrath we thought
belonged to God, and found it was a dream.
• 3:79 Forgiveness
is for God and toward God but not of Him. It is impossible to
think of anything He created that could need forgiveness.
Forgiveness, then, is an illusion....
There is no need for [anyone’s] help [in order to] enter Heaven
for you have never left…. The name of Jesus is the name of
one who was a man but saw the face of Christ in all his brothers and
remembered God. So he became identified with Christ, a man no
longer, but at one with God. The man was an illusion.... Yet who can
save [anything] unless he sees illusions and then identifies them as
what they are? Jesus remains a Savior because he saw the false
without accepting it as true. And Christ needed his form that He
might appear to men and save them from their own illusions. In his
complete identification with the Christ... Jesus became what all of
you must be. He led the way for you to follow him.... Is he the
Christ? 0 yes, along with you.
The Incarnation and Second Coming:
The First Coming of Christ is merely another name for the creation,
for Christ is the Son of God. The Second Coming of Christ means
nothing more than the end of the ego’s rule and the healing of the
If the crucifixion is seen from an upside-down point of view, it
does appear as if God permitted and even encouraged one of His Sons
to suffer because he was good. This particularly unfortunate
interpretation, which arose out of projection, has led many people
to be bitterly afraid of God. Such anti-religious concepts enter
into many religions. Yet the real Christian should pause and ask,
"How could this be?" Is it likely that God Himself would
be capable of the kind of thinking which His Own words have clearly
stated is unworthy of His Son?
The best defense, as always, is not to attack
another’s position, but rather to protect the truth. It is unwise
to accept any concept if you have to invent a whole frame of
reference in order to justify it. Persecution frequently results in
an attempt to "justify" the terrible misperception that
God Himself persecuted His Own Son on behalf of salvation. It is so
essential that all such thinking be dispelled that we must be
sure that nothing of this kind remains in your mind. I was not
"punished" because you were bad. The wholly benign
lesson the Atonement teaches is lost if it is tainted with this kind
of distortion in any form....
I have been correctly referred to as "the
lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world," but those
who represent the lamb as blood-stained do not understand the
meaning of the symbol....
The message of the crucifixion is perfectly clear:
"Teach only love, for that is what you
If you interpret the crucifixion in any other way,
you are using it as a weapon for assault rather than as the call for
peace for which it was intended. The Apostles often misunderstood
it, and for the same reason that anyone misunderstands it. Their own
imperfect love made them vulnerable to projection, and out of their
own fear they spoke of the "wrath of God" as his
retaliatory weapon. Nor could they speak of the crucifixion entirely
without anger, because their sense of guilt bad made them angry
You are one with God. Again, how simple is salvation! It is merely a
statement of your true identity.
1:11,53 A sense of separation from God is the only lack you really
need to correct... Salvation is nothing more than
The journey to the cross should be the last "useless
journey...." Do not make the pathetic error of "clinging
to the old rugged cross...." This is not the Gospel I intended
to offer you. We have another journey to undertake, and if you will
read these lessons carefully they will help prepare you to undertake
The full awareness of the Atonement, then, is the recognition that the
separation [from God] never occurred....
Death is the central dream from which all illusions stem…. And
no one asks if a benign Creator could will this....
Death is the symbol of the fear of God.... The
grimness of the symbol is enough to show it cannot coexist with
God.... He did not make death because He did not make fear. Both are
equally meaningless to Him....
Teacher of God, your one assignment could be
stated thus: Accept no compromise in which death plays a part….
And what is the end of death? Nothing but this; the realization that
the Son of God is guiltless now and forever. Nothing but this.
The Last Judgment is one of the most threatening ideas in your
thinking. This is because you do not understand it. Judgment is not
an attribute of God....
No one is punished for sins, and the Sons of God
are not sinners.... Do not fear the Last Judgment, but welcome
it.... The Second Coming is merely the return of sense. Can this
possibly be fearful?
As long as any mind remains possessed of evil dreams, the thought of
hell is real. God’s teachers have the goal of wakening the minds
of those asleep….
The mind can make the belief in separation very real and very
fearful, and this belief is the "devil."
The world you see is an illusion of a word. God did not create it.
The world of time is the world of illusion.
The above Course teachings prove beyond any
doubt that the Jesus of the New Testament could not be its source.
This means that the entity who dictated the Course to Helen
Schucman lied when he claimed to be Jesus Christ. Thus, the most
logical possibility for the true author of the Course is a
demon, a spiritual underling of Satan, the one Jesus called liar and
"a murder from the beginning" (John 8:44)