The LORD, Amen.

What is the “Essence” of God?

Simply put, God’s “Essence” is His being in union as the three divine Persons within the Trinity, which is completely distinct from and transcendent to His creation. For instance, while God is self-existent, eternal, immutable, and perfect, we are finite, fallible and contingent. His “Energies” are “God in action.” It’s how God interacts with us and how we “live and move and have our being in Him” (Acts 17:28). While we are literally in union with God in Christ via His energies, He is distinct from us in His essence.

This ancient concept has been misunderstood and lost in Western Christian thought but, in my view, is vital for a better understanding of how we interact with God (and avoid pantheism or Christian deism).

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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