Robert Riccaltoun on God as a perfect being

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Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
Did we know what being and life are, we might possibly form some satisfying conception, though nothing that could deserve the name of an idea; and here we are taught to fix our last resource, by the name that God hath chosen for himself, and which distinguishes him from every other being, Jehovah, which is best rendered by, He that is,—the possessor and proprietor of being; and, consequently, of all measures and degrees of perfection.

The nearer we can raise our conceptions to this, which always implies life, and all its powers, the nearer will we approach to right conceptions of that incomprehensible being, who hath condescended to give an authentic history of his works and ways, by which he hath discovered himself to us in his true character, and the perfections which belong to him.

However we may be forced to apprehend the divine perfections separately, or in different views, they are all one in the divine essence. Perfect being is perfect forever; and perfect power cannot be conceived without absolute perfection subsisting in the most perfect manner.

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