Who is God? The word “God” can mean a lot of alternative things to a lot of different people. Say “god” to a Hindu, and they would reply, “Which one?” To someone with New Age beliefs, “god” is just a force in the universe, like gravity. Even the Islamic faith calls their deity “god.” So when Christians use the word, what, or who exactly, do they mean?
Who is God?
In Deuteronomy 6:4, the Bible says, “The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” In our English Old Testament, the word “Lord” is often the Hebrew word Yahweh. When He revealed Himself to Moses, Yahweh is the name God used to refer to Himself (Exodus 3:15).
The Bible doesn’t deny the existence of other spiritual beings but states that Yahweh alone should be our God. He alone should be worshiped (Exodus 34:14).
Scripture Claims that Yahweh Alone is:
Genesis 1:1 says that in the beginning, God created… Something important is revealed by the fact that God exists before anything is made. God doesn’t have a beginning or a creator. He is the uncaused cause. There was no point before He existed because He always was. God has no end. God exists outside of time because He created time. When He revealed Himself to Moses, He said He was “I AM.” He is the ultimate being in whom all others find their being.
God created everything good. There is nothing that exists that God did not make. God even created the potential for adaptation and change.
Although the things God created can change, God Himself never does. From Genesis to Revelation, God’s nature and purpose are the same. From before time began till long after it ends.
God can do anything, yet since He is unchanging, He always acts according to His nature. He always keeps His promises.
God knows the words, thoughts, and actions of every person who has ever existed or will ever exist. God knows how every event will play out already. God knows everything.
Beyond Our Understanding.
We can know God only to the degree He has revealed Himself.
God is everywhere at all times.
Unique and separate from everything, having unblemished purity.
God Cannot be Tempted by Evil
God’s Plans Can’t be Stopped
God Cannot Lie
God is Merciful and Graceful
God is Love
God is Revealed in the Person of Jesus
THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF THE COURSE:
Discipleship 101 is a series designed to explain the basics of our Faith and discuss often-used words and ideas that can be confusing. Topics like; Who is God, What is the Trinity, What is the Bible, and What are the 16 Fundamentals?
What is evil? Why do bad things happen to good people? Where did evil come from? Did God create it? If God is good and made everything perfect, why do we experience suffering?
Is Jesus God? The whole world is divided over that question. Was Jesus a good man, a prophet, or God? How we answer that question changes everything.
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