Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Q4 A3: Whether any creature can be like God?

Yes. All created things, so far as they are beings, are like God (He who is the first and universal principle of all being) but solely according to analogy, inasmuch as God is essential being, whereas other things are beings by participation.

Although it may be admitted that creatures are in some way like God, it cannot be said that God is like creatures. This follows from the difference between a cause and that which is caused.