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CAT God (Nature & Attributes)

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Change
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