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Single Idea 17025

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 3. Divine Perfections]

Full Idea

A being, however perfect, without dominion is not the Lord God.

Gist of Idea

If a perfect being does not rule the cosmos, it is not God


Isaac Newton (Principia Mathematica [1687], Bk 3 Gen Schol)

Book Reference

Newton,Isaac: 'Philosophical Writings' [CUP 2004], p.90