A Brief Confession: Of the All-Wise God and His Glorious Character

The All-Wise Lord is one God only, and one Person only.  And there are no other true deities, or demi-gods, of any kind whatever.  The so-called “doctrine of the Trinity” represents idolatry and clearly departs from the Monotheism of Solomon, having both disastrous logical and sociological consequences, including the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the West in 565, and the Fall of the East and Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

The Lord God Almighty is a most wise, benevolent and pure Spirit, the only Creator of all things; He is most merciful, patient, kindhearted and practical in prudence. He is child-like, playful and soft-hearted toward the righteous, as a father is to his children, but just and stern with the wicked, as a judge to the convicted criminal, yet maintaining mercy in judgment whenever possible.

The Lord has no body, no parts, and no appetites; nor has he any special, local presence, and does not live in temples made with human hands, nor has He ever done so.  Instead, He remains omnipresent, upholding, sustaining, and leading, guiding and governing all things, so directing them to the historical goal He intends.  He does so without interfering in any knowable or direct way with the contingencies of human freedom, which similar freedom he has granted to all his creatures, with mankind having the greater freedom. The Lord is most free and graciously uses His freedom to beget and sustain ours.

The Lord has never “inspired” any so-called prophet to write “divinely-inspired writings,” which were not from the beginning, but which man-made tradition instead began with Moses.  Thus it is said, “Moses and the Prophets,” not “Adam and the prophets.”  Yet the Lord speaks abundantly clearly to us all by the light of nature, and seeks to bring all men to obedience and to the restoring of the good blessing which was given us from the beginning.

God does not inspire prophets, nor has He ever, nor can any man know the distant future with certainty.  “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day might bring forth.”

God does not do miracles, no has He, ever since the end of his creative work from the beginning.  Nor can any (human) person do miracles, since these would undermine the necessary preconditions (e.g. the uniformity of nature) for doing science and rational induction, since it would undo the analogy of like kinds of events, phenomena or laws, past and future.  It would also thereby undermine the possibility of knowledge, and ruin our understanding of the causal nexus, or how causes relate to effects.

The Lord of Wisdom remains altogether rational, humble and loving at all times, never ceasing to show love in order to behave rationally; nor does He ever sacrifice wisdom (which needs rationality) in order to show love.  God is one, that is to say, He is a fully-integrated and unified, divine Person, with no one of His attributes ever impeding, but rather at all times, completing (making perfect), all His other distinguishable and magnanimous traits.  He is the very source and ultimate definition of all excellence and virtue.

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