T-14.IV.1. When you accept a brother's guiltlessness you will see the Atonement in him. 2 For by proclaiming it in him you make it yours, and you will see what you sought. 3 You will not see the symbol of your brother's guiltlessness shining within him while you still believe it is not there. 4 His guiltlessness is Atonement. 5 Grant it to him, and you will see the truth of what you have acknowledged. 6 Yet truth is offered first to be received, even as God gave it first to His Son. 7 The first in time means nothing, but the First in eternity is God the Father, Who is both First and One. 8 Beyond the First there is no other, for there is no order, no second or third, and nothing but the First.

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Hi,

Above is an excerpt from A course in miracles.

1. "it" in sentence number 5 refers to your brother's guiltlessness or atonement?

2. Sentence number 6 is difficult to get the clear meaning. What does this one exactly mean?

Does this mean that "Truth is offered to everybody , but some people receive and some other people don't"?

3. Sentence number 8, does this mean, "Beyond the First, there is no other first", or "Beyond the First, there is nothing"?
Well this is how it comes across to me (I'm not religious myself):
pructus1. "it" in sentence number 5 refers to your brother's guiltlessness or atonement?
Atonement.

pructus2. Sentence number 6 is difficult to get the clear meaning. What does this one exactly mean?
Does this mean that "Truth is offered to everybody , but some people receive and some other people don't"?
The primary / first reason to offer truth is so it can be received. I suppose this is said so that one doesn't offer truth with the primary goal of convincing others for example.

pructus3. Sentence number 8, does this mean, "Beyond the First, there is no other first", or "Beyond the First, there is nothing"?
Sounds like this is referring to the belief that God is everything, and everything is God; that everything else sprang from God. So to say "beyond the First (God), there is no other first", is to say he is the beginning of everything.
Thanks so much, makka!!

It is so much help to me.....
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Makka, I made a mistake. The number 4 sentence is : 4 His guiltlessness is Atonement.

Do we understand the same way, anyway?
I'm afraid I cannot see the mistake, it seems exactly the same as the previous sentence.
Oh, I made a mistake, again. The number 4 sentence is : 4 His guiltlessness is YOUR Atonement.

I am so sorry, but I'd like to know what your opinion is, if the sentence number 4 is changed into: His guiltlessness is YOUR Atonement.
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Oh I see, well it does make the passage make a little more sense. In that case, 'it' actually refers to guiltlessness, in the sense that granting / proclaiming his guiltlessness is how you attain atonement.
I see, I see....

Many thanks!!