Would a genuine, original God function by himself and be independent of all others and contain all of the "God attributes" inherently within himself?


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Would a genuine, original God function by himself and be independent of all others and contain all of the "God attributes" inherently within himself?


Tedís Response:

I may not apply the same meanings to all of the words in your question as you do. Therefore, I might answer differently if I were to understand the way you are thinking by asking that question and the meanings that you apply to all of the words in your question.

In my opinion, God is perfectly capable of functioning by Himself and being independent of all others. God is sovereign, self-sufficient, and autonomous. He is dependent on no other(s).

However, He also is mutifaceted and multifarious. He is echad (a unified one), rather than yachid (an absolute numeric one). Thus the Father and the Son, Jesus, are "facets" or "aspects" of the one supreme God. I see these not as "persons" but, rather, as interdependent "natures" of God. More details can be found in the singular and multiple section of my Who Is God? commentary.


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