Vos On Divine Simplicity

What is God’s simplicity? That attribute of God whereby He is free of all composition and distinction. God is free: a) Of logical composition; in Him there is no distinction between genus and species. b) Of natural composition; in Him there is no distinction between substance and form. c) Of supernatural composition; in Him there is no distinction between slumbering capacity and action. Proof texts: 1 John 1:5; 4:8; Amos 4:2; 6:8. The Socinians and Vossius deny this attribute in order better to escape the Trinity, that is, the oneness in being of the three Persons.

Geerhardus Vos | Reformed Dogmatics: A System of Christian Theology Single Volume Edition, trans. and ed. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. (Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2020), 19.


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