Will of God

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The will of God or divine will is a concept found in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, the Quran, and a number of other texts and worldviews, according to which God's will is the cause of everything that exists.

Thomas Aquinas[edit]

According to Thomas Aquinas, God is the "Highest Good".[1] The Summa Theologiae (question 6, article 3) affirms that "God alone is good essentially".[2]

Because in Jesus Christ God there are two natures, the human and the divine one, Aquinas states that in Him there are two distinct wills: the human will and the divine will.[3]

Asia worldviews[edit]

According to Mongolian belief, the laws of the universe are an expression of God's will (jayayan). Sometimes, God may break its own usual laws and intervene by sending a chosen person to earth.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Summa contra Gentiles, Book I, chapter 41". Archived from the original on 2023-07-14. Retrieved 2023-06-09. From this conclusion we prove that God is the highest good.
  2. ^ "Article 3: Whether to be essentially good belongs to God alone?". Archived from the original on 2023-06-10. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  3. ^ "Summa Theologiae, III, q. 18, a. 1". Archived from the original on 2023-07-08. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  4. ^ BANZAROV, Dorji; NATTIER, Jan; KRUEGER, John R. The Black faith, or Shamanism among the Mongols. Mongolian Studies, 1981, S. 53-91.