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Essence and existence are inseperable from
Creation and are indeed identical with the Creator

Does the Creator exist?

Objection 1

It appears that the Creator does not exist.

If one of two sets be infinite, the other would have no place to be.

The word "Creator" means that the Creator is infinite goodness;

there would be no evil discoverable; but there is evil in the world.

Therefore the Creator could not exist.

Objection 2

It is superfluous to assume that what can be accounted for by a few simple scenarios has been produced by many complex scenarios.

Everything can be accounted for by other scenarios.

All natural things can be reduced to one scenario - nature.

All voluntary things can be reduced to one scenario - motivation.

Therefore there is no need to suppose the Creator's existence.

On the contrary, it is said in the individual of the Creator: "I am who I am." (Exodus 3:14)

The existence of the Creator can be proved in five ways:

First recognition of motivation.

It is evident to our senses, that in the world some things are motivated.

Now whatever is in motion is put in motion by another, for nothing can put itself in motion.

For motion is nothing else than the reduction of something from potentiality to actuality.

Nothing can be reduced from potentiality to actuality, except by something in a state of actuality.

Thus that which is actually hot, as fire, makes wood, which is potentially hot, to be actually hot, and thereby motivates and changes it.

Now it is not possible that the same thing should be at once in actuality and potentiality in the same regard, but only in different aspects.

For what is actually hot cannot simultaneously be potentially hot; but it is simultaneously potentially cold.

It is impossible the potentially of duality could be self-motivated.

Whatever is in motion must be put in motion by another.

If that by which it is put in motion be itself put in motion, then this also must needs be put in motion by another, and that by another again.

This cannot go on to infinity, as what would start the first motion?

Therefore it is necessary to arrive at a first motion, put in motion by no other; and this everyone understands to be the Hand of the Creator.

Second recognition of causation.

In the reality of sense we find there is an order of efficient causes.

There is no case known in which a thing is found to be the efficient cause of itself; for so it would be prior to itself, which is impossible.

In causation you find an unbroken chain; First Cause gives rise to intermediate cause which in turn is the cause of the ultimate cause.

To remove the cause is to remove the effect, no cause = no effect.

Therefore, if there be no First Cause among efficient causes, there will be no intermediate, nor any ultimate cause.

Therefore it is necessary to admit a first efficient cause, to which everyone gives the name of the Creator.

Third recognition of possibility and necessity.

We find in nature things exist within a limited lifespan.

It is impossible for these always to exist as they have a limited lifespan.

If everything has a limited lifespan, then at one time it may be assumed there could have been nothing in existence.

If this were true, there would be nothing in existence, because that which does not exist only begins to exist by being created by something already existing.

If nothing was in existence, it would have been impossible for anything to have begun to exist; and thus even now nothing would be in existence.

There must exist some thing the existence of which is necessary as every necessary thing has its necessity caused by another.

It is impossible to go on to infinity in things which have their necessity caused by another, as has been already proved in regard to causation.

We postulate the existence of something having its own necessity, and not receiving it from another, but rather causing in others their necessity.

This all men speak of as the Creator.

Fourth recognition of uniqueness among beings.

Among beings there are some more, and some less true, and noble.

There is something which is truest, something noblest which is uttermost being; for those things that are greatest in truth are greatest in being.

Now the maximum in any genus is the cause of all in that genus; as fire, which is the maximum heat, is the cause of all hot things.

Therefore there must be some things which is the cause of their goodness, and every other noble perfection; and this we speak of as the Creator.

Fifth recognition of balance in the universe.

Things which lack intelligence, such as natural bodies, act for an end, and this is evident from their acting always, or nearly always, in the same way.

Not fortuitously, but designedly, do they achieve their end.

Whatever lacks intelligence cannot move towards an end, unless endowed with intelligence; as the arrow is shot to its mark by the archer.

Therefore some intelligent being exists by whom all natural things are directed to their end; and this being we speak of as the Creator.

Reply to Objection 1.

As Augustine says (Enchiridion xi): "Since the Creator is the highest good, the Creator would not allow any evil to exist in His works, unless His omnipotence and goodness were such as to bring good even out of evils."

This is part of the infinite goodness of the Creator, that He should allow evil to exist, and out of it produce good.

Reply to Objection 2.

As nature works for a determinate end under the direction of a higher order, what is done in nature must be traced back to the Creator, as its First Cause.

So also whatever is done voluntarily must also be traced back to some higher cause other than human reason or will, since these can change or fail; for all things that are changeable and capable of defect must be traced back to an immovable and self-necessary first principle.

Whether all things are life in the Creator?

Objection 1.

It appears that not all things are life in the Creator. For it is said (Acts 17:28), "In the Creator we live, and move, and be."

But not all things in the Creator are in motion.

Therefore not all things are life in the Creator.

Objection 2.

Further, all things are in the Creator as their first model.

But things modelled ought to conform to the model.

As not all things have life in themselves, are they life in the Creator?

Objection 3.

Further, as Augustine says (De Vera Relig. 29), a living substance is better than a substance that does not live.

If, therefore, things which in themselves have not life, are life in the Creator, it appears that things exist more truly in the Creator than themselves.

But this appears to be false; since in themselves they exist actually, but in the Creator potentially.

Objection 4.

Further, just as good things made in time are known by the Creator, so are evil things, and things that the Creator can make, but never will be made.

It appears that even evil things and things that will never be made are life in the Creator, as known by the Creator, and this appears inadmissible.

On the contrary, (Jn. 1:3,4), it is said, "What was made in the Creator was Life."

All things were made, except the Creator.

Therefore all things are Life in the Creator.

To live in the Creator is to understand.

In the intellect, the thing understood, and the act of understanding, are one.

Hence whatever is in the Creator as understood is the Life of the Creator.

As all things that have been made by the Creator are in the Creator as things understood, it follows that all things in the Creator are the divine life itself.

Reply to Objection 1.

Creatures are said to be in the Creator in a twofold sense.

In one way, they are held together and preserved by the divine power.

Creatures are thus said to be in the Creator, even as they exist on their own.

In this sense we must understand the words of the Apostle when he says, "In the Creator we live, move, and be"; since our being, living, and moving are themselves caused by the Creator.

In another sense things are said to be in the Creator, as in the Creator who desire them, in which sense they are in the Creator through their proper ideas, which in the Creator are not distinct from the divine essence.

Hence things as they are in the Creator are the divine essence.

And since the divine essence is life and not motion, it follows that things existing in the Creator in this manner are not motion, but life.

Reply to Objection 2.

The thing modeled must be like the model according to the form, not being.

For sometimes the form has being of another category in the model from that which it has in the thing modeled.

Thus the form of a house has in the mind of the architect immaterial and intelligible being; but in the house that exists outside his mind, material and sensible being.

Hence the ideas of things, though not existing in themselves, are life in the divine mind, as having a divine existence in that mind.

Reply to Objection 3.

If form only, and not matter, belonged to natural things, then in all regards natural things would exist more truly in the divine mind, by the ideas of them, than in themselves.

For which reason, in fact, Plato held that the "separate" man was the true man; and that man as he exists in matter, is man only by participation.

But since matter enters into the being of natural things a natural thing has being more truly in its own nature than in the divine mind, because it belongs to human nature to be material, which, as existing in the divine mind, it is not.

So a house has nobler being in the architect's mind than in matter; yet a material house is a house more truly than the one which exists in the mind; since the former is actual, the latter only potential.

Reply to Objection 4.

Although evil things are in the Creator's knowledge, as being comprised under that knowledge, yet they are not in the Creator as forged by the Creator, or preserved by the Creator, or as having their type in the Creator.

They are known by the Creator through the types of good things.

Hence it cannot be said that evil things are life in the Creator.

Those things that are not in time may be spoken of as of as life in the Creator in so far as life means understanding only, and inasmuch as they are understood by the Creator; but not in so far as life implies a principle of operation.

Thomas Aquinas, Prima Secundae of the Summa Theologiae

Summa Theologica would remain uncompleted.

December 6, 1273 While celebrating Mass a mystical experience took place in which Thomas experienced an unusually long ecstasy.

Thomas abandoned routine and refused to dictate to Reginald of Piperno.

When Reginald begged him to get back to work, Thomas replied:

"Reginald, I cannot, as all I have written seems like straw to me."

Just War: A Pacifist Analysis

Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus

Thomas Aquinas seven conditions that must coincide to make a war just became the traditional doctrine of the Catholic Church:

Victory must be assured;

the cause fought for must itself be just;

the purpose of the warring power must remain just while hostilities go on;

war must be truly the last resort, all peaceful means having been exhausted;

methods employed during the war to vanquish the foe must themselves be just;

the peace concluded at the end of the war must be just and of such nature as to prevent a new war;

the benefits the war can reasonably be expected to bring for humanity must be greater than the evils forged by the war.

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