Two Notes

-The divine blessedness is the necessary end of every operation (whether the operation is of God or a stone) but nothing outside of God is necessary to the divine blesseness, and in this sense all is contingent and imperfect. But this contingency is only known though the order of all the parts of the universe to the whole, and the more profound order of all to God.

-Creation is not a historical question. When we ask about creation we are asking about the source of existence, and to ask about the source of existence does not require us to discuss whether the world came to be some time ago. The question of creation is very much about, for example, your hand. What source is in it making it exist? If there is more than one source, what is the unity between the many sources?

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