It is also impossible to define GOD as “perfect wholeness,” because in people’s understanding, a perfect thing can no longer progress and evolve, for it is already whole. Yet someone who cannot evolve is far from whole. In fact, being “stuck” forever in a state of complete perfection is a kind of inaction. Also, one who is perfect wholeness does not need a person or anything else, for one is already perfect, yet someone who cannot make contact with another is limited. It follows that the term “perfection” as commonly understood has many shortcomings and is certainly inconsistent with GOD.
Such definitions describe GOD according to people’s understanding and intellect, and therefore, with regard to GOD, they will never be wrong. Each definition inherently delimits the thing that defines it to a particular boundary, so it will not be true for one who is beyond any definition and any boundary.
The Prophet says, “To whom shall I imagine, and I will make the LORD say holy” (Isaiah 2: 6). GOD is the source of the world and therefore precedes it, and therefore any definition taken from the concepts of the world cannot be true of him. A GOD that can be defined and limited is not the GOD in whom we believe.
We have thus seen what the word “GOD” does not mean: it does not mean anything that can be definitively defined.