The Simplicity of God
Theology is the study of God and of creatures in their relation to Him. The goal is to know God and to worship Him in truth. In this connection, Christians rightly confess a profound distinction between God the Creator and His creatures. To deny this distinction would seem to lead inevitably toward either a partial or complete identification of God with the creaturely order, something Romans 1:22–25 would judge to be idolatrous. Upholding the Creator-creature distinction is indispensable for ensuring that we steer clear of false worship. Yet here we discover a difficulty: Christians can sometimes fail to properly recognize or characterize this all-important distinction. And when we do this, we can fall unwittingly into the trap of worshiping the creature rather than the Creator.