Theosis causes us to ask the question, “Is God an archist or an anarchist?”

A) God is subject to natural laws. He understands them, like a scientist, and knows how to use them to achieve his aims.

B) God is omnipotent. He makes the laws. There is no natural law that binds him since he is the creator of the natural laws.


The anarchist believes that an immutable law exists independent of God. This causative law is decreed by no one. God discovered this law and navigates it for the happiest outcome. He shares his findings as instructions with his children that they too might enjoy the happiest outcome. This law includes casuistic, natural, physical, and economic law. God organizes everything in accordance with this immutable or static law.

The archist believes no law existed until it was decreed by someone. That someone is God (or the gods). Because God is the author of law he is not subject to law, but above it. This attribute is often referred to as qualified immunity or sovereignty. The happiest outcome is not a causative consequence of choices, but a reward for otherwise meaningless acts of subservient obedience to arbitrary commands. Because the law is decreed it includes apodictic and statutory law. God is not an organizer in accordance with a law independent of him, rather a creator because the law is dependent upon, begins and ends with, him.

What is the nature of God?

God is Scientist

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