Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss and define the incommunicable attributes of God.
Questions Covered in This Episode:
- What is an incommunicable attribute?
- How are God’s attributes related to God’s nature? Are they something God possesses or words to describe what/who God is?
- What are some examples of incommunicable attributes?
- Does this make God unknowable? If he is so “other,” is it possible for us to truly know him?
- How do the incommunicable attributes shape the way we view God, the world, ourselves?
- Are the incommunicable attributes true of all the persons of the Godhead?
- Attribute: Something that is true about God, who he is.
- Incommunicable Attribute: Things that are true about God, that are only true of God and are not true of anyone else.
- Omnipresent: Everywhere fully present.
- Omniscient: All things are known effortlessly and instantly.
- Omnipotent: All powerful.
- Infinite: No limit of any kind.
- Sovereign: He has the authority to use His power.
- Incomprehensible: Not able to be fully understood.
- Eternal: Not bound by time.
- Transcendent: He is other (by an infinite extent).
- Imminent: God is near to his creation.
- Divine Hiddenness: In God’s infinitude we cannot fully grasp all that He is. There is part of the divine life of God that is hidden from our view.
- Self-Existent: The origin of all things.
- Self-Sufficient: He needs nothing.
- Immutable: God is always the same.
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