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There Are Two Ways In Which Cause Produce Their Effects

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Posted by Atri on October 24, 2000 02:46:15 UTC

There are two ways in which cause produce their effects. Either they produce them naturally
or INTENTIONALLY. The maker that has the attributes we numerated earlier cannot be a
natural cause. Because if things of this world flow from Him or It naturally and spontaneously,
they cannot be but of the same nature as He or It is. And if like all natural causes He or It
causes only under certain conditions, then His Power is Limited. It follow that He or It Must be a willful agent. But intention implies Knowledge and both imply Life. So that maker must be a living all-knowing agent with a will that is absolutely free. Thus He or It God) does everything with intention and for a purpose. (according to the teaching of the prophets who were inviting us to Know what they knew) Here, We may now see, that the maker (God) is not only willing and powerful, but also a living person with all that this implies:

"There is no God But He, The Living, the everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by his leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they
comprehend not a thing of His Knowledge save such as He wills. His throne comprises the
heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-High, The

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