Ralph Erskine on the identity of God’s attributes with the divine essence

Reformed Covenanter

Puritanboard Commissioner
I hope I need not caution some in this assembly that they beware of imagining these various perfections of God, under the names of mercy, truth, righteousness and peace, as if they were really distinct and different things in God; or, as if they were really different parties, making a formal consultation, in order, to their agreement; For God is one, and cannot be divided; he is one infinite, eternal and unchangeable Being; there are not distinct and different things in his nature and essence, however his perfections be thus represented to our weak, finite capacities, which cannot understand the perfections of God but in several parts, as it were. ...

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