Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: God is Self-Sufficient

The Lord God, therefore, does not need anyone to sing his praises, for he is by nature free of need. Instead, it was only out of his goodness that he conferred existence on angels, and archangels, and all of creation.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Questions on the Octateuch, Question 4 on Genesis, p. 17 (2007), Robert C. Hill translator.