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Paul spoke against human attempts to define in human terms in Athens, too. See the eniter chapter 17 of Acts and check whether I use it out of context.

Acts 17: 29 – 30: Thereofre since we are God’s offspring, we should not hink that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone – an image made by man’s design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by rasing him from the dead.”

Paul said we must even think of reproducing God’s images, using human skills.
Remember Michealongelo’s picture, where God the Father and Adam were discribed as two conversationers. How God the Father was described as riding some clouds, according to my memory. It was painted in the dome of a Roman Catholic Church.

What we beget is identical to us.
What we creat is inferior to us.
We should never even indirectly encourage our fellow Chirstians to have the wrong conceptions of God, because of the imperfect images – and all Catholic images are too imperfect to point out to God, by their substances, alone.