Tuesday, 29 December 2009

All things are of God

The Bedside Watchman

EXHORTATIONS FROM THE DAILY READINGS

ALL THINGS ARE OF GOD


DOCTOR Thomas, in a scrap written just before his death, and found among his papers afterwards, thus defines the scripturally-revealed conception of the Father, of whom are all things: "Absolute power, from whose incorruptible substance or hypostasis free spirit radiates, is before all existing things. This self-existing incorruptible substance is essentially spirit -- spirit substance -- a concentration and condensation into ONE BODY of all the attributes, intellectual, moral and physical, of omnipotence -- all things are out of Deity (1 Corinthians 8:6). All things being out of Deity, they were not made out of nothing. The sun, moon and stars, together with all things pertaining to each, were made out of something, and that something was the radiant effluence of His substance, or free spirit, which pervades unbounded space."

ROBERT ROBERTS, The Ways of Providence, page 13


Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling > Alle dingen zijn van God