What is God’s aseity? What is the relationship between the Creator and creature? How is God’s being, knowledge, and commands independent of the creature? Does God need glory from us? What pastoral applications can be found in this theologically dense paragraph? These are some of the questions we ask and hope to answer in today’s episode. Join Joel, Nathan, Shawn, and Kyle as they sit down to discuss Westminster Confession of Faith 2.2:
God has all life, glory, goodness, blessedness, in and of Himself; and is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which He has made, nor deriving any glory from them, but only manifesting His own glory in, by, unto, and upon them. He is the alone fountain of all being, of whom, through whom, and to whom are all things; and has most sovereign dominion over them, to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever Himself pleases. In His sight all things are open and manifest, His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature, so as nothing is to Him contingent, or uncertain. He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His commands. To Him is due from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience He is pleased to require of them.
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For More Resources On Today’s Topic Check These Books Out:
The Harmony of the Divine Attributes by William Bates
The Doctrine of God by Herman Bavinck
The Existence and Attributes of God by Stephen Charnock
God Without Parts by James Dolezal
The Attributes of God by Steven Lawson
Knowing God by JI Packer
The Attributes of God by Arthur Pink
The Holiness of God by RC Sproul