The Attributes of God






GOD is everywhere present; the Universal Father rules the circle of eternity. But he rules in the local universes in the persons of his Paradise Creator Sons, even as he bestows life through these Sons. "God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Sons." These Creator Sons of God are the personal expression of himself in the sectors of time and to the children of the whirling planets of the evolving universes of space.

The highly personalized Sons of God are clearly discernible by the lower orders of created intelligences, and so do they compensate for the invisibility of the infinite and therefore less discernible Father. The Paradise Creator Sons of the Universal Father are a revelation of an otherwise invisible being, invisible because of the absoluteness and infinity inherent in the circle of eternity and in the personalities of the Paradise Deities.





Creatorship is hardly an attribute of God; it is rather the aggregate of his acting nature. And this universal function of creatorship is eternally manifested as it is conditioned and controlled by all the co-ordinated attributes of the infinite and divine reality of the First Source and Center. We sincerely doubt whether any one characteristic of the divine nature can be regarded as being antecedent to the others, but if such were the case, then the creatorship nature of Deity would take precedence over all other natures, activities, and attributes. And the creatorship of Deity culminates in the universal truth of the Fatherhood of God.





--Being the Divine Counselor assigned to the presentation of the revelation of the Universal Father, I have continued with this statement of the attributes of Deity. From the Urantia Papers.





God's Everywhereness
The ability of the Universal Father to be everywhere present, and at the same time, constitutes his omnipresence.


God's Infinite Power
It is eternally true, "there is no power but of God."


God's Universal Knowledge
God is possessed of unlimited power to know all things; his consciousness is universal.


God's Limitlessness
...God would still possess the same infinite potential, just as if force, energy, and power had never been poured forth for the endowment of universe upon universe.


The Father's Supreme Rule
The Father rules through his Sons; on down through the universe organization there is an unbroken chain of rulers ending with the Planetary Princes...


The Father's Primacy
With divine selflessness, consummate generosity, the Universal Father relinquishes authority and delegates power, but he is still primal...


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