God’s Ontological Existence in Himself

by Pastor George D. Cutler


Grace Gospel Ministry



The existence of God is a subject that has dominated various schools of thoughts in philosophy and theology for thousands of years. In most instances, the subject of Ontology has evolved into divers’ debates, which evinces a plethora of assumptions and definitions. Many Philosophers and even some Theologians have spent their life spans in disputation about what the essence of existence really entails. Here the first consensus must be the definition of what Ontology is. In its broadest sense, Ontology is a specification of a conceptualization. The word "ontology" seems to generate a lot of controversy in discussions about its significations. It has a long history in philosophy, in which it refers to the subject of existence. It is also often confused with mankind’s conception of epistemology, which is strictly about knowledge and knowing. In the context of knowledgeable apportionment, “ontology” denotes detailed explications of a conceptualization. In this sense, ontology is a description (like a formal specification of a program) of the concepts and relations that can exist for an agent or a field of agents. This is consistent with the usage of ontology as a set-of-concept-definition in general but more certainly, it is a different sense of the word than its usages in philosophy.

What is important is what ontology exudes in purpose more than what it is in conceptualization. In other words, it is more comprehensible in ascertaining what it is for than what it is purported to evince. Thus it is the designing aspect of ontologism that is defined for the purpose of enabling knowledge sharing among God’s creation for its use, as it is unnecessary for God to define or explain His existence. In this context and comprehension, scripturally speaking, Ontology is the specification utilized by God for revelations of His ontological commitments. Hence, the formal definition of ontological commitment is given for so-called humanly pragmatic reasons as a set of definitions of formal vocabulary. Although this isn't the only way to formalize a conceptualization, it embargoes properties for knowledge sharing among creatures in creation, e.g., semantics independent of humanly inspired context. Thus in order to separate reality from so-called human practically, an ontological commitment is an agreement to without question, accept all Scriptural conceptualizations void of unsupported challenging queries and assertions; in a way that is consistent with respect to its depiction of existence, as specified by an ontology. In accepting as truth that God alone is the creator and maker of all things, this is in effect unquestioned certification that He alone is the sole agent that commits to ontologism. Down through the ages, creatures have normally accepted without question humanly emulated designs of ontologism. Hence it is certainly more plausible to accept and share knowledge emulating from the Divine emission of the sole Creator Agent (I John 5:9).