9. The Relationship Between Being and Goodness
Something cannot be good if it doesn’t exist. The Good is that which all things desire — their own existence. Therefore, ‘to be’ is ‘to be good’ and the converse.
When it comes to knowledge, Being is first. When it comes to causing, Good is first.
8. The Meaning of “Creation”
According to St. Thomas, ‘creation’ is to make out of nothing. We can never create, because it requires an infinite being to cross from non-being into being. Creation itself is not a change; it must be whole and instantaneous. Because God is pure act, there is only one eternal act of creation.
7. The Reason for a “Negative Theological” Approach to God
Because God is infinite and we are finite, we cannot comprehend the entirety of what God is. We can, however, know what He is not.