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8.1 Being itself

We will now establish some basic facts about who and what exists. We use a third primary postulate of theism:

Postulate 3   God is Being Itself.

This postulate immediately puts God in a different ontological status compared with us. We are beings, but we are not being itself. That God has that special status is distilled from Judaism in the saying that God is “I Am",8.1 and, from Christianity, in similar statements by Jesus.8.2 This distillation has long been part of classical theism. God is Necessary in comparison to us mortals who are contingent. God can thus be the necessarily-existing original cause of any finite thing that comes into being.


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