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Old 23rd May 2017, 08:35 PM
Brother Brother is offline
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Default Is God, Force ?


In you Booklet, God is One Divine Eternal Act, you explain that God is not energy because matter is a created thing and since matter and energy are interchangeable, they are both created and finite things (Chapter 1).

However, I have heard people say that God is Power or that God is Force or God is Mighty (not "a" Power or "a" Force or "a" Mighty thing, but that He "is" those things). If those expressions are correct, what is the difference between those definitions (power, force or mighty) with "energy" (if any) ?
John 3:27; John 15:5; Matthew 19:26
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Old 23rd May 2017, 11:13 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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God is love. God is knowledge and will. God is three Persons.

Certainly, God is all-powerful, but we don't say God is power or force, because those words don't sufficiently convey that God is a being, who knows and wills and loves.

The single Divine Eternal Act that is the Nature of God is all that God is, so we can say that the Act is Love is knowledge is power and so on.

But pure perfect power is (though this might not be obvious) personal knowledgeable deliberate Love. But not energy. Energy is finite, is located in particular places in space and time. Energy is not much different than matter.
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