Theological Term of the Week: Communicable Attributes


We are beginning a new category of terms this week called, “Words and Terms Describing the Attributes of God”.

This week’s term:

Communicable Attributes – Those attributes of God which may be communicated, or in some measure transmitted, to His creatures through divine grace, either in general, or by sovereign dispensation. It should be understood that these are almost always, if not always, communicated only in measure, and never in the fullness with which God possesses them.

Last week’s term:

Sabellianism – The teaching of Sabellius. He taught that the Trinity of the Godhead was not, in fact, three persons, but merely three manifestations of God, that is, as one man is a brother, a father and a son.


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