Thomas Brooks on God’s essential holiness

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God is essentially holy, and in this sense, none is holy but himself. Now essential holiness is all one with God himself. God’s essential holiness is God’s conformity to himself. Holiness in God is not a quality, but his essence. … Whatsoever is in God, is God. Holiness in angels and saints is but a quality, but in God it is his essence. The fallen angels keep their natures, though they have lost their holiness; for that holiness in them was a quality, and not their essence. ...

Though men, for our information, do distinguish between the attributes of God and the nature of God, yet in him they are the same. Look, as the wisdom of God is the wise God, and the truth of God the true God, and the power of God the powerful God, and the justice of God the just God, and the mercy of God the merciful God, and the mightiness of God the mighty God, and the righteousness of God the righteous God, and the graciousness of God the gracious God, so the holiness of God is the holy God. God’s nature and his name are one and the same. God is essentially holy, and that is the top of all his glory. ...

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P.S. It is worth reading the whole post, if you have the time.
 
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