"The world depends on a supreme being, but the things in the world all mutually depend on     one another. Taken together they constitute a complete whole."
(Kant, 22)

"The sum total of all possible knowledge of God is not possible for a human being, not even through a true revelation. But it is one of the worthiest inquiries to see how far our reason can go in the knowledge of God."
(Ibid, 23)

"But if we ask who has so firmly established the laws of nature and who has limited its operations, then we will come to God as the supreme cause of the entirety of reason and nature."
(Ibid, 25)

"Our knowledge is only a shadow in comparison with the greatness of God, and our powers are far transcended by Him."
(Ibid, 26)

"That the world created by God is the best all possible worlds, is clear for the following reason.If a better world than the one willed by God were possible, then a will better than the divine will would also have to be possible. For indisputably that divine will is better which chooses what is better. But if a better will is possible, then so this being who could express this better will. And therefore this being would be more perfect and better than God. But this is a contradiction; for God is omnitudo realitatis."
(Ibid, 137)

"God created the world for his honor's sake because it is only through the obedience to his holy laws that God can be honored. For what does it mean to honor God? What, if not to serve him? But how can He be served? Certainly by trying to entice his favor by rendering him all sorts of praise. For such praise is best only a means for preparing our hearts to a good disposition. Instead, the service of God consists simply and solely in following his will and observing his holy laws and commands."
(Ibid, 143)

"God's omnipresence is not local, but virtual. That is, God's ower operates constantly and everywhere in all things."
(Ibid, 151)

"God has no need of experience at all. He knows everything a priori, because he himself created everything he cares for; and everything is possible only through him. Hence God formulated the laws governing the world in light of a true aquintance with every single event which would be given in the course of it. And in the establishment of the world's course he certainly had the greatest possible perfection in view, because God himself is the all wise and is all in all."
(Ibid, 153)

"It is enough that everything is subject to God's direction. This is sufficient for us to place an immeasurable trust in God."
(Ibid, 154)

"God is the only ruler of the world. He governs as a monarch, but not as a despot; for He wills to have his commands observed out of love, and not out of servile fear. Like a father, he orders what is good for us, and does not command out of mere arbitrariness, like a tyrant. God even demands of us that we reflect on the reason for his commandments, and he insists on our observing them because he wants first to make us worthy of happiness and then participate in it. God' s will is benevolence, and his purpose is what is best. If God commands something for which we cannot see the reason, then this is because of the limitation of our knowledge, and not because of the nature of the commandment itself. God carries out his rulership of the world alone. For He surveys everything with one glance. And certainly he may often use wholly incomprehensible means to carry out His benevolent aims.

(Ibid, 156)


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