Does God “Think”?

One of the required courses to be taken by every student at Liberty University is one entitled GNED. This class essentially is a glorified Sunday School, or Biblical Worldview class. Last session I was led to ponder a statement made by our professor, ” We think, because God thinks.” The next two paragraphs is my attempt to delve into this Theological matter. I did not consider the issue concluded by any means, but these are the genesis of my thoughts. I see myself as a flawed being in every sort, including rationale. So if you find my thoughts off-base in anyway, I hope you understand the purpose of it being so.

The natural human process of action begins with thought, and thoughts are composed of reasoning or mere words kept to one’s self. God has no need for either. We, in most cases, keep our thoughts to ourselves because of privacy, uselessness, or immorality; God is composed of no such things. He has no need for privacy; He is the only primary for productivity or meaning, and He is ultimately good, with no immoral behavior capable of being seeded within His nature. Anything God might think, would have no need to stay hidden in His ‘mind’. An item worth divine attention would be that worth God speaking or doing. He is perfect in action, therefore He must be perfect in Reason, which leads to my next point. 

Reason, when reached to its highest perfection is no longer termed Reason; it takes on the virtue of Wisdom. Just as Hope no longer exists when it finally arrives; it is transposed into another term: Redemption (exclusively as it pertains to the Hope of our salvation in Christ). There is no contemplation in true Wisdom. One can not act with ‘bad wisdom’, in this context, it is deemed another virtue: foolishness, which is not a virtuous act in the least. Wisdom is not a thought process, but an action. God does not reason or think; He is truly wise and acts only in this manner. There is no need for God to think; He merely acts with perfection. Now just because there is no divine need to think, does not forsake the possibility of it to be so; making this only speculative (as all things are in regards to uncharted Biblical depictions). But to declare that God does indeed engage in the act of thinking, is to accept an unneeded and most unlikely truth. 


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