God is Simple

Another phrase used to describe the nature of God is that He is “completely simple and unchangeable” (The Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic faith from Vatican I). At first glance, the idea that God is “simple” seems to be counterintuitive.  How can the all-powerful, all-knowing God be simple? I think part of the problem is … Continue reading God is Simple

God is Spirit

The Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic faith from Vatican I in describing the nature of God uses the term “spiritual substance.”  This truth is generally agreed upon by Christians.  Scripture attests that “God is spirit” (John 4:24), that Jesus is the image of the “invisible God” (Colossians 1:15), that God is invisible (1 Timothy 1:17), … Continue reading God is Spirit