Charles Buck's Theological Dictionary

15 Incorporeality Of God


Is his being without a body. That God is incorporeal is evident; for, 1. Materiality is incompatible with self-existence, and God being self-existent, must be incorporeal.–2. If God were corporeal, he could not be present in any part of the world where body is; yet his presence is necessary for the support and, motion of body.–3. A body cannot be in two places at the same time; yet he is every where, and fills heaven and earth.–4. A body is to be seen and felt, but God is invisible and impalpable, John 1:18.

Charles Buck (1771-1815) was an English Independent minister, best known for the publication of his “Theological Dictionary”. According to the “Dictionary of National Biography”, a Particular Baptist minister named John C. Ryland (1723-1792) assisted Buck by writing many of the articles for the aforementioned publication. One may conclude, based not only Buck’s admiration for his friend Ryland, but also on the entries in his Theological Dictionary, that he stood head and shoulders with the High-Calvinists of his day.

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