When I think about the ‘substance’ of God, I consider this idea: before the creation of the Universe, there was not anything but God. Genesis 1:1-4 reads:
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while the Spirit of God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be Light”; and there was Light. And God saw that the Light was good; and God separated the Light from the darkness.
When God created the Universe, what was there to create it out of, except out of Itself? Continue reading