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The inevitable panacea to man’s problems – Part 5


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What we have argued or tried to prove so far is that mind power is about ‘cause and effect.’ ‘Cause and effect’ are dependent on certain principle — the Will. This is the power that drives the human mind. This power could also be referred to as the Mind or Will Power.

At this point, I am going to repeat what I wrote in the last article that: “If men have concentrated attention on the understanding of the Will rather than trying to make sense out of religion from their different myopic cultural perspectives, they would have since broken the vicious circle of religious folly and ignorance that had contributed to the misery and the problems of the world.”

This is because man would have come to the realisation that the Will is about God’s creation. Mohammed said: “The principle of Islam is about man learning to submit to the Will of God. Jesus in His Lord’s Prayer said: “Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” In the garden of Gethsemane on Jesus’ last day on earth he said: “Father not My Will, but Your Will.” ‘Father not My Will, but your will’ suggests that God has a Will and man also has a Will. If man is created in the image of God, the logical conclusion is that the Will of man would be the replicate of God’s Will.


The question then is, what is the purpose of God’s Will? Knowing this would enable man understand the purpose of his own Will.

Good thinking will not contend with the notion that God’s Will is about creative ability. It is about God’s ability to create. This is why the title Creator is ascribed to God. The title is an attestation to the variety of things man could see in his environment (nature).

Nature, therefore, could be said to be the embodiment of everything emanating from God’s Will. The inference one could draw from this argument so far, is that, if man’s Will is the replica of God’s Will, to justify the scriptural assertion that man is made in the image of God, then man ought to be a creative being.

• Ayo-Vaughan (Psychologist)

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