Thursday, March 16, 2006

Q10 A2: Whether God is eternal?

Yes. God is eternal because He is supremely immutable (and time only follows on motion).

Moreover, God is His own eternity, because He is His own uniform being (i.e., He exists as His own essence).

No other being can be its own duration, because no other being is its own being (i.e., existence belongs to the essence of no other being).