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I’ve been reading The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God by Dallas Willard, theologian and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California.  In chapter three, “What Jesus Knew: Our God Bathed World”, he includes a quote by British Methodist theologian Adam Clarke (1760-1832).

God is…

the eternal, independent, and self-existent Being; the Being whose purposes and actions spring from himself, without foreign motive or influence; he who is absolute in dominion; the most pure, the most simple, the most spiritual of all essences; infinitely perfect; and eternally self-sufficient, needing nothing that he has made, illimitable in his immensity, inconceivable in his mode of existence, and indescribable in his essence; known fully only by himself, because an infinite mind can only be fully comprehended by itself.  In a word, a Being who, from his infinite wisdom, cannot err or be deceived, and from his infinite goodness, can do nothing but what is eternally just, and right, and kind.

What is your response to Clarke’s representative statement about God?

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