Q: Hello. The Course is clear that God created the Sonship and that we are not God. If we were God, then the dream would be forever, since God is the Prime Creator and thus whatever He Knows is Reality.
Here are some quotes from the Course that make the plurality of Sons obvious:
“God, Who encompasses all being, created beings who have everything individually, but who want to share it to increase their joy.” (T-4.VII.5:1)
“God created His Sons by extending His Thought, and retaining the extensions of His Thought in His Mind. All His Thoughts are thus perfectly united within themselves and with each other.” (T-6.II.8:1-2)
“Creation is the sum of all God’s Thoughts, in number infinite.” (W-pII.11.1:1)
“God knows His children with perfect certainty. He created them by knowing them.” (T-3.III.7:9-10)
“In the creation, God extended Himself to His creations and imbued them with the same loving Will to create.” (T-2.I.1:2)
A: One is an extension of God’s Love with the freedom to create “as imbued by God”, which is to extend His Love unconditionally. The dream of death can never be made real, because God would have it so; God created only the eternal. Only God’s Thought extensions continue. The illusion of the perishable is resolved by Knowledge of the eternal. Waking up to Knowledge of Oneness illuminates the comsic play as being a play, and all of the sentient beings as actors in it. Every life form is One with God. We are not God, but One with God in His extension of Love, which is Life.
The separation is a perceptual illusion, “at no single instant does the body exist at all” but life in a body is believed to be reality when perception is given reign over the Absolute. The Sonship forms a classroom with learning tools for the Son to remember Oneness with Source, by looking past duality/plurality and joining in Oneness with all of the Sonship.
“Without the idea of death, there is no world”. Without the idea of death, plurality/duality dissolves into Oneness.