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Unformatted text preview: 1 Lecture 6 The Attributes and Names of God What is an Attribute? & !" # #$% ! & !!!( $ ! !!! # && ! & !) $ ! The Attributes as Essential According to Q. 4, Westminster Catechism: God is a Spirit, infinite , eternal and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth. Infinite Eternal Unchangeable Being Wisdom Power Holiness Justice Goodness Truth The Classifications of Attributes 1. Communicable/Incommunicable & Does Man possess a similar attribute? & EX: Justice vs. Ominpresence 2. Moral/Non-Moral & Does the attribute fit into the categories of good and evil? & EX: Holiness v. Immutability 3. Transitive/Intransitive & Does the attribute act upon an object? & EX: Love vs. Divine Oneness 4. Absolute/Relative & Is the attribute manifested in relation to something else? & EX: Infinity vs. Eternality The Problem with Classifications There is no standard pairing. The pairings do not correspond with one another. The main distinction is this: Some attributes are inherent within Gods own nature, and some exist in relation to creation. Deus in se and Deus pro nobis Biblical revelation is primarily concerned with Deus pro nobis ....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course TH 1110 taught by Professor Barbieri during the Fall '07 term at Moody Bible Institute.
- Fall '07