I meant to post up the first half of this series yesterday (Monday Dec20). So all of it will have to go up today.
[This series is part of Section Three, Creation and the Second Person. An index with links to all parts of the work as they are posted can be found [url=https://forum.evangelicaluniversalist.com/t/jrps-bite-sized-metaphysics-series-302/1218/1]here.]
[This series constitutes Chapter 25, “Supernature”.]
By comparing my behaviors and characteristics with what I have discovered about God so far (and despite the wide-reaching implications, the actual number of details I have developed is still quite limited), I find that one way or another I must not be an entity with fully divine status. I am not God. I may perhaps be partially divine (whatever that means–and it’s a topic I will get back to), but even the concept of being ‘partially’ divine necessarily indicates that a distinctive level of reality must exist which is not itself God.
This means a distinctively real supersystem/subsystem relationship exists; and I seem to be representative of the subsystem. As I explained last chapter, this strikes a serious blow, in a technical sense, against pantheism.
Either everything is equally God (including the distinctive Persons of divine unity in multiplicity, which must be the case with the begettor/begotten status of God Himself as the self-generative Independent Fact of reality); or something exists which is not fully God.