In the same line was the emphasis on the almighty God, the despotes as he is called, the ruling powerful lord. Clement says: “0 great demiurge”, (i. e., master of all work and lord of everything: he is the great builder of the universe and the lord of everything he has built. Now here are three very important concepts. I already mentioned creation out of nothing; then the demiurge; and then the almighty, the despotes who rules the world. Why are these concepts, which seem so natural to us, so important? Because they are concepts of protection used against paganism.