Divine Simplicity

"He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together." Colossians 1:17 NASB

If God exists and is holding the universe together and he knows all of our thoughts then it would seem to me that God is at least as complex as the universe. Yet many Christian thinkers say that God is simple. He is not made up of multiple parts. This is an interesting idea. What do you think? Is God simple or complex?



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In theology, the doctrine of divine simplicity says that God is without parts. The general idea of divine simplicity can be stated in this way: the being of God is identical to the “attributes” of God…

17 Replies to “Divine Simplicity”

  1. Do you think a complex God is less likely to exist? I've heard Dawkins make the argument that the creator of something must be at least as complicated as its creation.

  2. "…but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD."Jer 9:24

  3. Some people apparently have an opinion if they say, "He is not made up of any parts."  So maybe the number is zero.  God has zero parts.  But good question.  How would you know how many parts God is made of?

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