[quote="TomD123, post:1, topic:303511"]
We often describe God as just, loving, merciful, infinite, omnipotent, etc.
Why is God these things? Why does God act a certain way? Where does God's essence originate, where does it come from and why is it the way it is? Why is God not another being?
The first thing one has to consider is, "What mode of being is God?" We understand God to be infinite because no one has ever seen a finite being per se "create." I assume you understand that creation and causation are different, and "how" they're different.
The next thing that we lean, from our knowledge of that which surrounds us, is that no lesser thing creates, or causes, a greater thing - but, rather it is a greater thing that creates, or causes, a lesser thing. (Why?) Thus, that which we call "God" cannot be less than us or our equal, nor can He/She/It be less than, or equal to, the Universe. The Universe is unequaled in immensity and yet finite. So, its Creator must be more immense and Infinite.
The third thing that we learn is that this Entity cannot be a "being," although He "sits atop" the category of "Being." Why can He not be a "being," as we know "being?" Precisely because every being that we know and are familiar with possesses "properties." But, that which "creates" all else cannot merely possess properties, He/She/It must originate any and all of the properties of lesser beings. Thus He IS the property, i.e., the epitome of each and every property that might be possessed by any and all lesser things, such as us.
The next thing we can surmise is that God cannot be per se "seen" by any (or all) of our senses. We can only make Him intelligible to us by a via negativa. Therefore, knowing Him via our senses is not possible (although He has seen fit to make Himself appear to many of us and to incarnate Himself in human form.)
We could go on, but this is as good a time to finish this as any. Your next to last question asks, "Where does God's essence originate, where does it come from and why is it the way it is? Why is God not another being?" The answers to the inquiries within your question are also things that we, humans, must think out for ourselves. What do you think?