CAT God (Nature & Attributes)

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actualizing potential

immutable

something that does not change or go from one condition to another - God

perfection

nothing is lacking which it can possess by its nature

Absolute perfection

unites all possible excellences and excludes all imperfection

Relative perfection

a finite nature and possesses all perfections of its nature

Time

measure of change, three moments (past, present, future)

Eternal

Outside of time/ timelessness

Infinite

not limited, something with no potentiality and no change

Omnipotence

all powerful, almighty, nothing can escape this power

Omnipresence

everywhere present in created space

Immensity

Immeasureability, connotes the absence of spatial limitation

Mutable

goes from one condition to another, every creature is mutable by its finite nature of being

Predestination

The idea held by John Calvin that all people are predestined by God for Heaven or Hell and nothing they can do during their lifetime can change their destiny. Also that there is no such thing as free will because it is not compatible with God's omnipotence.

Positive Will

What God wants for you, the ultimate goal

Permissive Will

permitted or allowed action in the course of the ultimate goal.

Free Will

ability to choose to sin or not

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