Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Person of God...

The study of God has been the ambition of philosophers and many more for millenniums. Some sit and meditate and try to think into the realm of the eternal Being. The only true knowledge about God can be gained from the Bible.
God has a personality. Personality is characterized by possessing knowledge, feeling and will power. An idol is devoid of personality for it neither knows, feels nor responds. Our God is an individual that is living and has definite characteristics. God is a person. He is not an influence or unseen force or power like electricity.
God is a Spirit. He has neither flesh, bones nor blood.

God is a single unit in contrast to the plurality of pagan gods.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
[Deuteronomy 6:4]

“This is what the LORD says—
Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty:
I am the first and I am the last;
apart from me there is no God.
[Isaiah 44:6]
An attribute is a quality, property or unique characteristic of something. To be God, He must possess certain basic qualities:
  1. He is eternal. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. [Psalm 90:2] An idol is disqualified for it was made by someone, thus it had a beginning.
  2. He is unchangeable.
  3. He possess all power. He is omnipotent. Man makes things out of existing materials. God creates out of non-existent materials, objects that are good and perfect.
  4. He is present everywhere at one and the same time. He is omnipresent.
  5. He has all knowledge. He is omniscient. Nothing is hidden from God. For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war. [2 Chronicles 16:9] and Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. [Isaiah 40:28]
These are God's moral attributes:
  • God is holy
  • God is righteous
  • God is merciful
  • God is love
  • God is faithful
  • God is glorious
  • God is compassionate
  • God is unsearchable
  • God is good
  • God is immutable
  • God is true
  • God is incorruptible
  • God is a consuming fire
  • God is gracious
  • God is a jealous God
  • God is great
  • God is invisible
  • God is upright
  • God is light
  • God is perfect
  • God is immortal
    Love Him. Worship Him. Serve Him. Obey Him. Fear Him~!

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