The Simplicity of God

When we say that God is “simple,” we mean that He is not made up of parts put together. If He were the product of parts, then there would be some parts older than Him. He is a simple being and He is free from compositeness; he is not a composite of many parts. This also means that He is free from distinction between various parts of himself; His attributes cannot be added to or separated from His essence. Let me explain. God’s attributes of self-existence—unity, simplicity, goodness, and so on—were not added to His essence, but they have always been part of who and what God is. He always has been, is, and will be what He is—a pure and simple being.

Categories: Theology

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