Monday, March 13, 2006

Q9 A1: Whether God is altogether immutable?

Yes. God is altogether immutable because He is Pure Act, whereas change presupposes potentiality in some way.

His immutability can also be seen as corollary to His simplicity (because there is no composition in Him) and to His infinity (because He lacks no perfection).

Only composite and imperfect beings can change, by actualization or de-actualization of potency.