Thomas Watson on God’s knowledge as a most pure act

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[L]et us consider what the knowledge of God is; it is a most pure act by which he doth at one instant know himself in himself, and all things without himself, not only necessary, and contingent, but which shall never be, after a most perfect, exquisite, and infallible manner.

Out of this description, we may gather two things. 1. That there is no Succession in God’s knowledge, it is uno intuitu, our knowledge is … from the effect to the cause; it is not so in God. 2. Things that are not have an objective being in his knowledge, Rom. 4. 17. He calls things that are not as if they were; even these non entia have an Idea in his knowledge. ...

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