Things-in-Themselves That Have Received the Gift of Self Knowledge From God
When God creates things-in-themselves out of nothing, God does not create polytheism, a belief that God is to be found in all things-in-themselves. An infinite God is indivisible. So, only the acts of God will be found all things-in-themselves. Accordingly, all created things-in themselves are purposive (or functional). And each created thing-in-itself is thus an act of, or a gift from, God.
It is important for us to know that only human things-in-themselves are aware of these acts of God. We know this because we can build knowledge of all creations. This is why we can thus build knowledge of stones, trees, plants, our pets, etc. However, many people are not building knowledge about themselves. Without building this knowledge, how can people learn the purpose of their life?
Although I have not completed my research on Hegel, both of our works say that the opposites, beginning and ending, are unified by God. Thus, in a created world, all beginnings and ends are never final. This means every human life is formed by an infinite series of ‘beginnings and ends.’ Currently, I do not accept the teachings of today’s religions on the nature of life. But, I do accept the theory of reincarnation. Thus, if one obeys God’s commandment to ‘know thyself,’ I conclude that higher stages of life exist in the universe. It thus saddens me to know that many people have lost, or never knew, God.