existence, Immutability, and Unity; and Perfection, with the attributes therein involved, namely, Truth, Love, and Holiness.
Under the head of Relative or Transitive Attributes, we make a threefold division, according to the order of their revelation, into Attributes having relation to Time and Space, as Eternity and Immensity; Attributes having relation to Creation, as Omnipresence, Omniscience, and Omnipotence; and Attributes having relation to Moral Beings, as Veracity and Faithfulness, or Transitive Truth; Mercy and Goodness, or Transitive Love; and Justice and Righteousness, or Transitive Holiness.
This classification may be better understood from the following schedule:
1.Absolute or Immanent Attributes:
A. Spirituality, involving (a) Life, (b) Personality Spirit
B. Infinity, involving (a) Self-existence, (b) Immutability, (c) Unity.
C. Perfection, involving (a) Truth, (b) Love, (c) Holiness.
2. Relative or Transitive Attributes;
A. Related to Time and Space
(a) Eternity, (b) Immensity The Source
B. Related to Creation (a) Omnipresence,
(a) Veracity and Faithfulness, or Transitive Truth. (b) Mercy and Goodness, or Transitive Love (c) Justice and Righteousness, or Transitive Holiness.
It will be observed, upon examination of the preceding schedule, that our classification presents God first as Spirit, then as the infinite Spirit, and finally as the perfect Spirit. This accords with our definition of the term God (see page 52). It also corresponds with the order in which the attributes commonly present themselves to the human mind. Our first
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