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Anonymous Alex wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • If God is the Actus Purus why did he punish Sodom and Gomorrah?

Also an official book recommendation about the metaphysical understanding of God would be very helpful.

Thank You,


  { If God is the Actus Purus, why did he punish Sodom and Gomorrah? }

Paul replied:

Dear Alex,

God is pure act with no potentiality and all activity attributed to God is part of His One Eternal Act of Being. Things play out in time and space in our perspective, being temporal limited creatures, but from God's eternal perspective it is different.

A good read on the nature of God is Aquinas' Treatise on God in His Summa Theologica.

You can find it here:

Check out questions 2 to 43.



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