Of God and His Creatures
That God's Power is His Substance
Active power belongs to the perfection of a thing. But every divine
perfection is contained in God's own being (B. I, Chap. XXVIII). God's power therefore is not different
from his being. But God is His own being (B. I, Chap. XXII); He is therefore His own power.
4. In things the powers of which are not their substance, the said
powers are accidents.* But there can be no
accident in God (B. I, Chap. XXIII), who is
therefore his own power.
2.7 : That there is in God Active Power
2.9 : That God's Power is His Action