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I. The Infinity of God.

The infinity of God is the next attribute to be considered. To say that God is infinite, means that He is unbounded and unlimited, unmeasurable or immense, unsearchable and incomprehensible. These are appropriate titles and epithets of the Godhead. (1) God is Immense. This means that Jehovah is unmeasurable—He measures all things, but is measured by none. Who can take His dimensions? They are “as high as heaven, what canst thou do? Deeper than hell, what canst thou know?” If the heavens above cannot be measured, and the foundations of the earth beneath cannot be searched out, how should He be measured or searched out to perfection that made all these? (Job 11:7-9; Jer 31:37) As there is an height, a depth, a length and breadth in the love of God, immeasurable (Eph 3:18), so there is in every attribute of God, and consequently in His nature. (2) God is Incomprehensible. As the immensity of Jehovah is His magnitude, and of His “greatness” it is said, that it is “unsearchable” (Ps 145:3), so upon the whole, He must be incomprehensible. The incomprehensibility of God is…

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Position 5.— God’s hidden will is peremptory and absolute, and therefore cannot be hindered from taking effect. God’s will is nothing else than God Himself willing, consequently it is omnipotent and unfrustrable. Hence we find it termed by Augustine and the schoolmen, voluntas omnipotentissima, because whatever God wills cannot fail of being effected. This made Augustine say,[1] “Evil men do many things contrary to God’s revealed will, but so great is His wisdom, and so inviolable . . .

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The Everlasting Love of God: Jeremiah 31:3: “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”; Ephesians 2:4,5: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”

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