Spinoza said that if God created the world for an object, He desires something He lacks, which denies His infinite perfection.

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Spinoza’s objection is not valid. He fails to distinguish between God’s essential constitution, which is necessary to His being, and His free operations resulting in created things. If God’s creating operations were necessary, Spinoza would be right. But God did not create in order to acquire perfection necessary to Himself. He created to bestow perfections upon others. If I am laboring to acquire, I lack something I want. If I give to others, that proves not my lack, but my superabundance.

Radio Replies Volume 1 by Rev. Dr. Leslie Rumble MSC and Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty

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