Words on the Trinity

By Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae

At the basis of all existence is an existence without a prior cause. In other words, there must have been Something there, from eternity. There could NOT have been – at some time [in the beginning] – just “nothing”. There has [always] been Something, which comes from eternity. Now, this causeless Thing must have perfection, it must comprise everything in it. And this is God. And a perfect existence – an existence which isn’t minor, from which no “nothing” can ensue, must have, first of all, a conscience. Then it must also have love. So an aeternal God – a God who comes from eternity, Who is the source of all existence, Who is the basis of existence, Continue reading