Gerald Bray, British theologian, writes,
“The most fundamental attribute of God’s being is its simplicity.
God is “simple” in the sense in which the word is used in chemistry—his nature is not compounded of different elements.
An analogy with water may help us to understand what this means and why it matters. Water is a compound substance made up of hydrogen and oxygen, and it can be separated into its component parts.
God is not a compound. If he were, he could not be the ultimate being. His parts would all be logically prior to him. Presumably there would also have to be some force that produced “god” out of those different parts, and that force would also be a greater being than the resulting “god” is. Such a being does not and cannot exist, and therefore we have to say that God is “simple”—he is what he is, and that is all there is to it.”
(From ‘The Attributes of God: An Introduction, in Short Studies in Systematic Theology’)
See… right… that’s just what I thinking.
“If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Jesus