This is my summary/compilation of how theologians describe God.
The works of God with respect to Himself and His creatures:
1. Immanent/Internal (ad intra)
A. Intrinsic (Remain within God)
i. Of His Being
ii. Of His Persons [Ontological & Economic Trinity?]
“opera ad extra trinitatis indivisa sunt.” [doctrine of inseperable operations]
B. Extrinsic (Refer to Things outside of God)
i. Decrees [in early Reformed work, ‘providence’ was the purposing of how the decrees would be carried out. It was called the, “parent of predestination” -Bavinck.].
I take a via media in my ordering of the decrees between the infralapsarian and supralapsarian positions.
[Within the decree—Christ as fideiussor or Christ as exprommisor?]
a. To be glorified by vessels of glory & wrath
b. To Create
c. To Permit the Fall
d. To Redeem the Elect [ie covenant of redemption]
2. Transient/External (ad extra) [execution of the decree]
B. Providence (in later theology) / Governance (in early theology)
Extraordinary/Special providence (WCF 5.3)
In the end, all theological logic is nominal. I don’t think we can know what this parsing out actually refers to in se (in itself) in God. But I think the parsing out of concepts helps us understand how to categorize our little ectypal revelation about God.