God is proceeding, or going on, continuing as indicated by the names in scripture given for Him. The sense of this proceeding is of His will in His very nature, and not a certain accidental of Him. The pure act of God proceeds the Word and this is the Word of God; is then eternally begotten, proceeding in the sense of generation. Simply, since God is act, His generation of the Son, which is the Word, is eternal. Further, as the Word is proceeding from God, so are acts of love, life, and will, and this is the Spirit. The spirit is a procession.
The Divine mind is similar to that of the human mind in process. The Divine mine knows by begetting eternally which is generation, while love and will are acts which are processions. These are the limits of the proceedings of the mind, that is, there are no other proceedings.
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